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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 5, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I didn't get to watch the game last night so I don't have much to comment on. I was taken out to an early birthday dinner (if you are ever in Atlanta and are craving good Italian food - go to Alfredo's) but that meant missing the Wildcats victory.

Brian and I will have our National Signing Day recap post out today so keep an eye out for that.

And now, the "news.."

McClenton at top of Villanova's recruiting class |
"You just have to work hard and believe in yourself. Villanova just felt best for me. It's natural for a 17-year-old kid to care more about the football part of it, but later on the education is what's going to be there longer..." Wise beyond his years, this Jarrett McClenton.

Villanova adding some talented running backs to the mix |
With 15 starters expected back from a team that went 11-3 and reached the FCS quarterfinals, Villanova did not have many spots to fill on its roster.

Massimino's former players want to see him stay on the sidelines | CBS12
30 years from when this man went sprinting around the court as an NCAA champion, he's still patrolling the sideline, now at Northwood University.

Titus’s Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings | Grantland
On December 17, I argued that Ryan Arcidiacono was simultaneously Villanova’s best and worst player. Seven weeks later, Arcidiacono looks like completely different. It’s like he planned to coast for the first six weeks of the season and then turn it on when conference games began.

Villanova's Randy Foye contributing with Nuggets | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
An injury-plagued season has made life hard on Foye, but he thinks he's close to getting back to his regular self.

Syracuse basketball self-imposes postseason ban this year in NCAA investigation |
Oh how convenient!

Kansas State announces indefinite suspensions for Marcus Foster, Malek Harris |
KAnsas State announced Wednesday night that sophomore guard Marcus Foster and freshman guard Malek Harris have been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Foster is the team's leading scorer at 14.0 ppg.

The General Who Never Was: Requiem for Bobby Knight |
#LongFormAlert: Requiem for Bobby Knight