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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 17, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! The day has come. This will be my last links post (the Arizin will still be out weekday mornings, but Brian and MikeJ. will own it) for the next month or so. Last-minute wedding duties, the wedding itself, and the honeymoon beckon. I'll still help out on breaking news-ish type of stuff and I'll hang in the comments as much as possible, but you'll see me less around here for a little bit.

And now, the "news."

Villanova University receives commitment to establish Endowed Professorship in College of Nursing
Villanova University receives commitment from Marianne and Richard Kreider (’83 VSB) to Establish Endowed Professorship in College of Nursing. The Kreiders’ gift is part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign.

Former Gov. Tom Ridge calls out politicians at Villanova University School of Law | Main Line Times
Many politicians think nothing of telling lies these days. A case in point, cited by former Governor Tom Ridge, who served as the first Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, is that of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Utah, the minority leader. Reid recently admitted that he lied about Mitt Romney when he said that he hadn’t paid taxes in 10 years during the 2012 presidential election campaign.

ACC commissioner John Swofford says no plans to go to three divisions | ESPN
ACC commissioner John Swofford said the conference isn't planning on changing to three divisions if championship game deregulation passes.

Cayman Islands to Host College Basketball Tournament in 2017 | MW News
The Mountain West will get a guaranteed spot.

Howie Long: A Draft Story | Raiders.com
Howie Long recently shared his story of being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1981. The future Raider received college scholarships to Boston College and Villanova. It was his grandmother who convinced him to attend the smaller school in Pennsylvania. "Her incredible vision getting me out of Charlestown and out to Milford and saying, ‘look, you need to go to Villanova and get out of Boston,’ it turns out it was the best move I ever made," he said.

Inside the Bagnoli Hire | Columbia Spectator
How Peter Pilling convinced one of the Ivy League's most legendary coaches to don the Light Blue. It involves Villanova head coach Andy Talley.

Rolling Stones will help Georgia Tech's budget | ESPN
Do you know who will get the most satisfaction out of the Rolling Stones performing at Bobby Dodd Stadium in June? Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski. Concerts at the historic stadium are pretty rare, but in this case, the athletic department saw inviting the Rolling Stones as an outside-the-box way to generate revenue to help cover the full cost of attendance.

Tulane strength coach fired for reportedly using running as discipline method | FootballScoop
By all indications, Tulane strength and conditioning coach Stephanie Shape was a well liked person on the New Orleans campus. She would run with head football coach Curtis Johnson after practice, and was a prominent figure in the athletic buildings helping players of all sports out whenever she could. She was dismissed for making a member of the bowling team run as punishment for being late to practice.

Kanye West: I’m on the same mission as cops | Page Six
"I think there are school teachers with the exact same mission as me." The rapper said. " I think there are police officers with the exact same mission as me."

Woman finds a stranger who looks exactly like her | Mashable
They're really "twin strangers" and the person on the left, who reckons we all have some, can help you find yours.

Meet the man tackling the Tour de France on a kid’s bike | New York Post
Dave Sim might be the anti-Lance Armstrong. The 36-year-old cycling enthusiast will be riding the entire route of the Tour de France this summer on a children’s bike — the...

Watch the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VII | The Verge
We're still eight months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but a new trailer just premiered at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, and it gives us our first look at a few of...