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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 23, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Hopefully everyone survived the weekend, despite the events of Saturday night. I spent the weekend in sunny Tampa, Florida with my Fiance to check out wedding venues -- scheduling decision that I agreed to on the grounds that I wouldn't be impeded from watching the 'Nova games and that the wedding would be scheduled outside of college hoops season. It wasn't quite as exciting as Chris' Vegas weekend, but it wasn't too bad.

So, while we all try to digest the end of the 2014-15 Villanova Basketball season, here's the "news."

Day after: Villanova's Wright calls seniors warriors |
A day after Villanova was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, head coach Jay Wright returned home thinking about the seniors who led the Wildcats to a 33-3 regular season record.

Villanova University School of Law gets $5M gift from John F. Scarpa - Philadelphia Business Journal
Villanova University School of Law received a $5 million donation from John F. Scarpa, former co-Chairman and founder of American Cellular Network Corp., and his wife, Jana, for the naming rights to The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship.

The Big East Is Alive And Well While Former Programs…Not So Much " CBS Philly
When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.

Don't Believe the Big East Hype | The Bizarre World of Jim McIlvaine
If we look at the Big East teams in the tournament, only two were supposed to make it past the first weekend anyway- Villanova and Georgetown. They didn't, but one of the teams that was supposed to lose, Xavier, actually won, so the conference as a whole is off by one team after the first weekend.

For College Basketball Players, Skin Is No Longer In -
In a trend on full display at the N.C.A.A. men’s tournament, players increasingly cover their lower bodies, mostly out of fashion, partly out of protection, sometimes out of prudish modesty.

Izzo: Some 1-and-dones getting bad advice, should stay in school | College basketball rankings news, scores, highlights and photos
We have not researched where a large majority of these guys that come out early (are). ... Some day, 10 years from now, there's going to be a study of how many kids came out and ended up on the streets. That's the crime of this whole thing.

College Basketball Is an Attraction. Is It Pretty? Well ... -
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.”

Virginia's Darion Atkins: 'I wanted it more' than teammates | Yahoo Sports
The frustration of losing to Michigan State for the second straight year led to some interesting quotes from the Virginia locker room.

This March Madness small talk generator will help you survive the tournament |
This should come in handy.

Syracuse Basketball: Re-Examining The Orange's Scholarship Situation | Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Following the transfers of B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson, how many scholarships will SU have available in the coming years?