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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 20, 2015

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Links for Friday

Chris is in Las Vegas for his Bachelor Party, so you got me and the Villanova Pride is flying in Seattle.

Oh hey, check this stat out:

Let's just jump into the links...

AP News : No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette | AP
Without a hint of doubt, Villanova flexed its top-seeded muscle and showed why President Barack Obama picked the Wildcats to reach the NCAA Tournament title game, thumping Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday night.

Villanova begins NCAA quest by torching Lafayette | Philadelphia Inquirer
PITTSBURGH Jay Wright says he had good reason for concern going into top-seeded Villanova's matchup against No. 16 Lafayette in its opening game of the NCAA East Regional, even if a 16 never had defeated a 1 since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985.

Instant Replay: Villanova cruises past Lafayette | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Jay Wright and top-seeded Villanova had no problem dispatching 16-seed Lafayette as the Wildcats rolled to a 93-52 victory in Pittsburgh on Thursday.

All five teams from state of Texas eliminated on first day of NCAA tournament | Yahoo Sports
SMU and Baylor suffered stinging defeats while Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Texas Southern couldn't pull off upsets

Lafayette's team doctor looks like he's straight out of 1920 | SBNation.com
What's up doc?

The USMNT Should Boycott The 2022 World Cup
Today FIFA announced that they are formally moving ahead with plans to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December of that year, with the final being played a week before Christmas. As you may already know, Qatar's World Cup infrastructure is being built using Moses-era slavery practices. One of the stadia will probably be in the shape of a lion with Sepp Blatter's head. Thanks to FIFA's open fondness for bribery, 4,000 migrant workers are expected to die in service of a shortened World Cup that has been moved right into the heart of the professional soccer universe's regular season schedule. It will be terrible in every conceivable way.

Let's go Big East | Banners On The Parkway
I want to see our league make a collective run, mostly because everyone is saying they can't.

College Basketball Is an Attraction. Is It Pretty? Well ... - NYTimes.com
Scoring is down. The game is slow. Players are bolting for the N.B.A. after a year. Many believe college basketball needs "an extreme makeover."

Jim Boehim blasts NCAA for sanctions, says he plans to appeal - SBNation.com
Jim Boeheim ripped the NCAA and threw Syracuse's football program under the bus at his presser.

Marquette's Steve Taylor Jr. to transfer out of program | FOX Sports
Injuries contributed to Steve Taylor Jr. from living up to his potential at Marquette.

Phil Booth Jr.: Villanova's star-in-waiting | Philly.com

"Nah, he's too good. He's going to be a stud. We'll go small with four guards to get him on the floor. He's that good," Wright said.

Oh, and hey Chris, can you check in so we know you're still alive?