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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 6, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Tomorrow is the big day and I want revenge. The Hoyas are reeling after blowing a big lead to Providence and should come in with plenty of confidence after what they did to the 'Cats in D.C. Can Jay Wright get his team to respond? A win would likely put the Hoyas out of reach for the Big East title, so there's plenty of motivation.

Also, is it weird that we haven't played Providence yet?

And now, the "news."

VIDEO: Juliano & Kern: Could ‘Nova Get a #1? | The Inquirer
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Daily News' Mike Kern chat with CineSport's Noah Coslov about Villanova's game on Saturday versus Georgetown and give a seeding outlook for the NCAA Tournament.

Talley impressed with talent of his 16 Villanova recruits | Inquirer
Andy Talley has been the head football coach at Villanova since 1985, so when he says what he said Wednesday about the 2015 recruiting class, it's worth noting.

Meet Villanova’s football recruiting class | delcotimes.com
A thumbnail look at the 16 players who signed with Villanova Wednesday:

College basketball players who've been around forever | ESPN
For whatever reason, these college basketball players seemingly have been playing forever. Surprised there's no Markus Kennedy or JayVaughn Pinkston mention. Or Arch. Definitely Arch.

SMU Lowered UC's Rims Before Shoot Around | Bearcats Blog
Had an interesting start to shoot-around earlier, the visiting side goal measured 9'9"…

Columbia Hires Peter Pilling as Athletic Director | NYTimes.com
Columbia has hired ex-Villanova Associate AD & current IMG College VP Peter Pilling as the Lions' new AD.

Hannah Davis scores the cover of the 2015 SI Swimsuit Issue | SI.com
All cover speculation can grind to a halt: the SI Swimsuit 2015 cover, starring one Hannah Davis, is here!