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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 21, 2015

Chris is out, so Brian and I are tag-teaming the Daily Links.


For the first time in a century, bald eagles are back in New York - Quartz
New York may be gentrifying even faster than we thought. According to the Audubon Society, the first active nest of bald eagles in about a century was spotted last week on the South Shore of Staten Island. Birders hope to see signs of offspring following the usual egg incubating period of 36 days—which means a very unusual new...

Cubs call up Gonzalez Germen, option Matt Szczur to Triple-A | CSN Chicago
Matt Szczur was sent to Triple-A Iowa prior to Sunday's series final against San Diego. Szczur has appeared in eight games for the Cubs this season with two hits, three walks and two strikeouts in 15 plate appearances.

Rockets fail to fire against Gladstone Port City Power | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin
Tweedy was also upbeat about the performance of American signing Dominic Cheek. "Dominic showed glimpses of what he can do," Tweedy said. Cheek struggled with the flow of the match at times and had picked up three fouls by the end of the first quarter. He then produced another in the fourth term.

Meet the world's biggest college basketball fan | ESPN
If you saw 60 Minutes on Sunday, you saw the story about this guy. Man created an imaginary college basketball team in junior high and has maintained the fiction for more than 50 years.

Michelle Beadle is One of Those Annoying Visiting Fans [UPDATE] | The Big Lead
Down in front.

Rutgers has been even worse in the Big Ten than you think | Land-Grant Holy Land
We knew that first year was going to be bad. Did we know it was going to be this bad?

Tim Tebow signing with Eagles: Custom pretzels available | Extra Mustard -
Tim Tebow is now commemorated in pretzel form in Philadelphia since the Eagles have decided to sign him.

Big East-Big Ten Challenge news: Providence to host Illinois | Big East Coast Bias
The matchups continue to be revealed for the upcoming Big East-Big Ten Challenge.

St. John's draws Rutgers for season-opening Gavitt Games this fall | Rumble In The Garden
The Red Storm draw the lowly Scarlet Knights for season-opening Gavitt Games this fall.

Behind The Photo That Changed The Boston Marathon Forever
Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon. Monday's big-city races—in places like Boston, New York, Berlin, and London—draw Olympic hopefuls competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and hordes of weekend warriors raising money for their favorite charities or just hoping to check off “complete a marathon” on their bucket lists. Marathoning has birthed an industry of energy supplements and performance gear, training manuals and glossy magazines, corporate sponsorships and fitness expos. And nearly half of marathon entrants are women.