Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! And a happy gameday to you as well, as the 'Cats host Marquette for Dollar Dog Night at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. I probably won't be around much for that as I'm being treated to an early birthday dinner.
In more exciting news, today is National Signing Day! We'll be covering the recruits as they sign with some quick profiles on them, and Brian should be dropping in tonight or tomorrow with a breakdown of the class and how Villanova did at each position. Enjoy!
And now, the "news."
Radnor BOC gives preliminary approval to Villanova West End Zone Building | Main Line Media News
Step one of two-thousand is now complete.
Well-traveled Ennis finds a good home at Villanova | Philly.com
Dylan Ennis starred in AAU ball in native Canada, but made several other stops before becoming a big part of Wildcats' success.
Meet the Man Behind Villanova Basketball Coach Jay Wright's Impeccable Suits | Shoppist
Philly Mag loves VU Hoops too... Full disclosure: I only know about the Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team because my husband is an alum and an obsessed avid fan. The is also the only reason I know about #SuitWatch, the hilarious thread on a VU Hoops message board where fans dissect and rate what head coach Jay Wright wears to each game.
College Basketball Power Rankings | ESPN
The 'experts' rank the nation's 25 best teams. 'Nova at #8.
How to buy college football players, in the words of a man who delivers the money | SBNation.com
From a year ago, but being that today is National Signing Day, this seems like a relevant read if you missed it the first time.
One Sport Athletes | High School Sports Stuff
Urban Meyer prefers multi-sport athletes when recruiting at Ohio State, and a lot of Villanova's football players played other sports as well. Is it really a good idea for kids to specialize on a sport as early as high school?
Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig on Redskins: "Would it be OK for the Kansas City Negroes or the Blackskins?" | The Big Lead
"I feel sometimes like we are lowest of the low, among the minorities."
Why A Fake Article Titled "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?" Was Accepted By 17 Medical Journals | Fast Company
A Harvard scientist wanted to see exactly how easy it is to get medical research published. In some cases, $500 is pretty much all it takes.
There is now a college version of Tecmo Super Bowl for NES | CollegeFootballTalk
For the second straight year there will be no NCAA Football video game released by EA Sports, but there may be something to fill the void for retro gamers. A college version of Tecmo Bowl is available to play on your old Nintendo Entertainment System.