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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 10, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Today is the first AAU day of the year, and we'll be dropping a quick preview of the weekend and players to watch later this morning. Be a pyschopath like me and follow along all weekend, won't you?

And now, the "news."

Jalen Brunson boosts Villanova in college basketball poll | Chicago Tribune
Stevenson star helps Wildcats earn No. 6 spot in 2015-2016 rankings.

Dick Vitale's Dazzling Dozen next season's top 12 teams | ESPN
It's never too early to look ahead to next season. Who are Dick Vitale's 12 best teams for 2015-2016?

NCAA VP says officials actually did see replay angle of disputed out-of-bounds call in Duke-Wisconsin title game | ESPN
Which makes the whole thing even worse.

Villanova Hosting Conference On Children Heading To U.S. Alone To Escape Violence | CBS Philly
The conference is titled "The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor" and looks at the legal and social responses to this dilemma.

Arena Football League Signs Accomplished Network Sales Executives | Business Wire
Yep, he's a Villanova guy.

Georgia Southern expects to be the Boise State of the South | SBNation.com
A school that invented traditions from scratch entered the top subdivision of college football with its favorite tradition of all: winning.

Oakland University's new court looks like blacktop | SBNation.com
The coach wanted chain link nets, too, but the NCAA hates fun.

Years After Fleeing the Taliban, a Player Hopes to Lift a U.S. Women’s League | NYTimes.com
Nadia Nadim, who plays for Sky Blue F.C., is among those who could help bring more attention to the three-year-old National Women’s Soccer League.

Mark Cuban Says College Basketball Is Hideous And Unwatchable | Deadspin
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joins a growing chorus of those calling for major changes to the rules and strategies of college basketball, which—to his eye—is "uglier than ugly," relying on a plodding, disjointed style that results in boring games and fails to prepare players for the NBA.

Holy crap, this Barcelona player kicked a soccer ball into a basketball hoop from like 35 yards out | SBNation.com
HOW?!

Welcome to Florida, where bobcats snatch sharks out of the ocean | SBNation.com
God, I love this state.