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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 31, 2015

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Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Hopefully you tuned in to the Powerade Jam Fest last night to catch a glimpse of future 'Cat Jalen Brunson. He wont the skills competition rather easily over Isaiah Briscoe and Carlton Bragg, and then finishes second in the three-point shooting competition to Duke-bound sniper Luke Kennard. Good publicity for Brunson and 'Nova last night on the Worldwide Leader.

If you missed it, make sure to DVR the McDonald's All-American game on Wednesday night when Brunson will go head to head with Kentucky-bound Briscoe.

And now, the "news."

Local Rising Stars: Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono | CBS Philly
Villanova’s run in the NCAA Tournament may have ended before many around Nova Nation would have liked, but the future of the program remains bright. Next season should see Villanova every bit of a threat in the Big East and the Wildcats could be a dangerous team once again depending on the match-ups. One player that should be expected to lead the team next season will be Ryan Arcidiacono, who is set to return for his senior season.

VLS Receives $5 Million Naming Gift | Villanova Media Room
Villanova University School of Law (VLS) announced today that John F. Scarpa, former Co-Chairman and Founder of American Cellular Network Corporation, and his wife, Jana, have committed $5 million for the naming of The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship.

Staying alive: Late rally carries WVU past Villanova in WNIT quarterfinal | WV MetroNews
The Mountaineers erased a four-point deficit in the final 23 seconds of regulation before winning 75-70 in OT. The Villanova women's season is now over as well.

Chris Mullin to become St. John’s basketball coach | NY Daily News
Chris Mullin has accepted the job and will become the Red Storm's 20th head coach.

Chris Holtmann, Butler agree on extension through 2021 | Big East Coast Bias
Holtmann had been in talks with Tennessee regarding their coaching vacancy, but he'll be staying in Indianapolis.

UC's Cronin cleared to resume full-time coaching duties | USA TODAY
The Bearcats coach missed most of the 2014-15 season for medical reasons, with a non-life threatening vascular condition known as arterial dissection.

NCAA Final Four Is Far Worse than College Football Playoff | Saturday Blitz
"Unfortunately, too often, the NCAA Tournament is filled with crazy upsets that end up keeping the best four teams out of the Final Four."  Um, what?

Report: Predatory UNH Basketball Staffer Often Recorded Naked Players | Deadspin
Scott Weitzell, a staffer on the New Hampshire men's basketball team, was accused in February of 2014 of secretly taking photos of players in the locker room after a game. He was fired a few days later, and when police searched his house, he attempted to destroy evidence. At the time, Weitzell received a suspended sentence dependent on good behavior. Today, the university released its findings from an independent investigation, and found much more about Weitzell's behavior.

5 things every fan should know about the Final Four |
Come on a journey of Jon Rothstein's Twitter with me.

Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Dennis Dodd for Complaining About Not Getting an Interview After Wisconsin’s Win | The Big Lead
Seriously, this is some major whining by Dodd and a fantastic response by Rodgers.

Turkish soccer team's new stadium is a giant green crocodile |
This is not a drill.

Canada Man Who Heckles Junior Hockey Games Has No Regrets | Deadspin
Do you remember when you found your calling? It might have happened at a different point in your life than your parents, siblings, or friends. Corey Simms found his about five years ago while watching the St. John's Caps, a junior hockey team based in Newfoundland and Labrador. He decided to yell at their opponents.