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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 16, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I'm just getting caught up on a few things here as I've been out of town, but the Nicastro news is interesting. Just because Pitt is interested doesn't mean that Vince is (though I'd be surprised if he wasn't). Also, even though I've had more than my fair share of gripes, the problem is more systematic than one man. Even if a change is on the way in leadership, I don't think it will bring much change to the way things are done.

But hopefully I'm wrong on that last part.

And now, the "news."

2015-2016 College Basketball Way-Too Early Preseason Top 25 | CollegeBasketballTalk
Who is too high? Who is too low? Villanova feels just about right.

Interview with Kevin Monangai | interstateofgreen.com
When Interstate of Green reached out to running back Kevin Monangai we were very impressed with what we saw. Not only is Kevin Monangai an excellent athlete, he has the personality and kindness to match. Kevin Monangai is a New Jersey native who told us that he would like nothing more than to be the Jets verison of Darren Sproles. A running back with the size of Darren Sproles (5'8"/209 lbs) and running style of Marshawn Lynch, some team will be very happy come April.

Vote on preliminary Villanova, BioMed plans likely at April 27 meeting | Main Line Media News
Officials from Villanova University had a warmer welcome at their caucus with the BOC, although many residents remain wary of their plan to build new dormitories for 1,135 students, a performing arts center, plus a parking garage and retail space on a 13-acre parking lot on the south side of Lancaster Avenue.

It's Time for a Preseason Schedule in CFB | FanRag Sports
A 2010 graduate of Manchester College takes to the internet to spew some hardcore hatin' on FBS teams hosting their FCS brethren in college football.

Five gay college basketball coaches speak from the closet | Outsports
Five gay closeted college basketball coaches talk about the deep-seated homophobia and forced lifestyle contracts that are driving them to suicidal thoughts and out of their profession. Right now, no one is doing anything about it.

Q & A: Major goal for new EKU athletics director is getting into Football Bowl Subdivision | Kentucky.com
Within his first days on the job, Lochmueller was tasked with hiring a new men's basketball coach. Within his first year, he'd like to move the EKU football program up from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Playoffs, Ranked | Deadspin
Hey, the hockey playoffs start today! And if you’re like some of the other hockey fans I see online, you’re probably sitting around right now being like DURRRR THE NHL PLAYOFFS ARE THE BEST PLAYOFFS LEBRON WOULDN’T LAST A SECOND ON THE ICE BECAUSE HE AIN’T A REAL MAN DURRRR (drops shot of maple syrup into a glass of Molson).

Senators fan camps out Canadiens online queue so they won't sell tickets - SBNation.com
All's fair in hate and hockey.