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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 15, 2015

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We followed up Nebraska with Oklahoma and things are starting to shape up more favorably for the Wildcats' schedule next season. Hopefully your awakening this morning was less-than-rude.

Now, just make sure that you get those taxes taken care of...

And now, the 'news.'

Status of student athletes again up for debate at Villanova conference
Jeffrey Kessler, lead attorney in a suit seeking to create an open market in which major college football and basketball programs would pay and bid for players, said Friday that would fit what

Source: Liberty will be first FCS program to cover cost of attendance for student athletes
Will Villanova follow their lead? While Liberty has designs on joining FBS, the Wildcats have vowed to remain at the top of the FCS heap.

Villanova University College of Engineering receives Campaign Leadership Gifts totaling $21.5 million - Main Line Times - Main Line Media News
Villanova University’s College of Engineering has received four leadership gifts totaling $21.5 million, as part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign, "For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change." Highlighting these gifts is a $13.5 million commitment from Jan and Paul J. Varello, ’65 College of Engineering (COE) – CEO of Sterling Construction Company, Inc. – which marks the second largest ever made to the University. These campaign investments will support the College of Engineering’s focus on innovative engineering education and help ensure its future for generations to come.

Athlete profile: Wide receiver Kevin Gulyas opens up about life beyond the football stadium | The Villanovan
Wide receiver Kevin Gulyas has been a big play threat during his career, and will return as one of the team's top options at wide receiver in his senior year next season.

Football Stories NOVA'S KOWALSKI LOOKING FOR CHANCE AT THE NFL " Football Stories
Since the end of the 2014 season, Kowalski has been making the rounds of NFL and NFL-related combines, pro days and private workouts with the goal of landing a spot on a pro football training camp roster.

New York Jets Potential Draft Sleeper: RB Kevin Monangai - The Jet Press
A look at running back Kevin Monangai. Monangai played for Villanova, and is meeting with the New York Jets today. Let's take a look at Monangai.

Butler Insider Q&A: Holtmann gets an extension. Now what?
The Bulldogs gave their new coach an extension, what's next for the program?

Recruiting Roundup: 6-Foot-11 Mohammed Bamba Adds High Major Offers; Ponds, Isaac Add Offers | ZagsBlog.com
Mohammed Bamba, a 6-foot-11 2017 power forward from Norristown (PA) Westtown and the PSA Cardinals, has picked up offers from five high-major programs in Kansas, Arizona, Syracuse, UConn and Florida State. He previously had offers from Texas, Maryland, Villanova, Seton Hall, Temple, James Madison, Penn State, Rice and Yale and others.

VIDEO: Rawle Alkins talks about his recruitment | Scout
Evan Daniels interviewed Alkins at the Adidas Gauntlet event last weekend, who says he is nowhere near making a verbal commitment, but that Villanova is one of the schools making him a priority.

Carr, Stevens seriously considering college together | City of Basketball Love
Two of Philly's best players are talking package deal.

5-star big man Ivan Rabb commits to California | SBNation.com
The Golden Bears just added one of the most talented players in the country. That makes up for losing Caleb Swanigan.

Interview with Kelly Rohrbach: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, Georgetown Hoya | Casual Hoya
Interview with Kelly Rohrbach: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, Georgetown Hoya. I'll give the Hoya folks some credit here...

The Harrison twins' weird, wild ride for two years at Kentucky | SBNation.com
Andrew and Aaron Harrison are leaving Lexington after legendary and disappointing careers all rolled into one.

Ranking all 67 games of the 2015 NCAA Tournament | SBNation.com
I'm sorry I'm posting this. I really am. Company guy and all.