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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 25, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Huuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! It occurred to me that I only have a few weeks left until my self-imposed hiatus for my wedding - so what would you like me to write about during that time? I think I probably know the answer, but I'm open to suggestions.

Also, marriage advice appreciated. Try to scare me.

And now, the "news."

Wildcats need to fill tall order | Philly.com
For Villanova this week, as the reality of the Wildcats' early exit from the NCAA tournament settles in, the magic of 1985 and the possibility of a repeat performance drifts one year further into the rearview mirror.

Steve Lappas: ‘Thought Villanova Was More Versatile’ | CBS Sports Radio
Oh boy, duck.

How Villanova's success came back to haunt them | Philly.com
In April 2012, Jay Wright sat in his office and explained his view of how Villanova had fallen to 5-13 in the Big East that season. He talked about recruiting mistakes, decisions on style of play, about how development of some players had fallen short. He didn't leave himself out of any of it.

Villanova’s Wright: We’re going to stick with it | DelcoTimes
Save for a team meeting and a few final interviews, not much went on at Villanova’s practice facility two days after the top-seeded and second-ranked Wildcats were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in a stunning 71-68 loss to eighth-seeded North Carolina State Saturday night.

Behind The Viral Star: Meet 'Crying Piccolo Girl' From Villanova | ESPN
During Saturday's NCAA tournament action, the Internet became captivated by a piccolo player from Villanova's pep band who continued playing through her tears in the game's final moments. But just who is the latest viral star? We found out.

Forward Tyler Harris will not finish final season at Providence | CBSSports.com
That seems really odd after a pretty decent season. This will be the second time he'll transfer during his college career.

The jarring indictment NCAA Tournament hands the Big East | New York Post
Now that Villanova has been unceremoniously dismissed from the NCAA Tournament, don’t expect to see the Big Least dancing at the Final Four in Indianapolis. Thirty years ago, when the...

In NCAA Tournament, Big 12 Conference didn’t live up to its own hype | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
Nothing says program and conference underachievement like teams explaining unexpected losses with mumbled responses and puffy eyes, and the Big 12 produced another sad locker room on Sunday with second-seeded Kansas’ stunning loss to seventh-seeded Wichita State.Nothing says program and conference underachievement like teams explaining unexpected losses with mumbled responses and puffy eyes, and the Big 12 produced another sad locker room on Sunday with second-seeded Kansas’ stunning loss to seventh-seeded Wichita State.

NCAA and EA Videogame Likeness Settlements
The site where Former Division-I Football and Basketball players can go to learn about a proposed settlement with EA and the CLC. Claims can be filed by mail or online.

Getting shot at NFL could mean taking out a loan | Yahoo Sports
Weekend tryout and paying taxes on "free ride" scholarship all part of costly journey for defensive lineman Rakim Cox who is still facing sticker shock from a $2300 tax on his "free ride" to Villanova.

ESPN's Sports Business Reporter Doesn't Understand Sports Or Business | Deadspin
We enjoy making fun of ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell, and do so a lot around these parts, because he is a brandbot and a doofus. For the most part, he's harmless, doing nothing worse than publicly embarrassing himself in novel and hilarious ways.