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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 28, 2015

Daily Villanova news & links.

You'd think it'd be obvious not to try and dislocate another guy's shoulder, but maybe a one-game suspension for Kelly Olynyk will team him though! Hopefully the drama of NBA and NHL playoffs haven't been too distracting for the students out there, who should be firmly entrenched in their end-of-semester rush and finals.

And now, "the news."

UAB Linebacker Protests School Prez By Wearing Helmet To Graduation
The unilateral closing of UAB’s football team still has students, fans, and players rightfully upset. Senior linebacker Derek Slaughter elected to make one final statement on the program’s demise by wearing his helmet to graduation.

Stadium Talk: Construction Project Kicks Off In May |
Work on the $25 million, multi-use West Stadium begins shortly after that. PC Construction, the contractor for the project, will begin moving its equipment into the area and an official ground-breaking for the stadium is scheduled for May 29. The Wildcats will play in Cowell Stadium for the 2015 season while work is going on around it and the new stadium with seating for about 11,500 is due to be completed in time for the 2016 season.

The New JMU Convocation Center |
The James Madison Dukes are expanding their capacity for Basketball with a beautiful new facility.

ESPN Sues Verizon | FOX Sports
Verizon's recent cable offerings undermine the basis of ESPN's entire business plan. (Fox and NBC also may eventually sue Verizon as well. And, just for the record, I work for Fox's cable channel FS1).

College basketball's draft declaration winners and losers | Yahoo Sports
Which programs were hardest hit by early entries and which emerged in better shape than expected? Two of Villanova's opponents next season are "winners".

Villanova army ROTC: under-funded but overachieving | The Villanovan
Villanova fosters a rich history of commissioning officers into the military.

GI Tickets sending soldiers to games | Daily News
A fledgling foundation started by Villanova students is providing active military tickets to major pro sports games.

Frank's Place: A fan's view of his aged heroes | Inquirer
The words from the sentimental poem Fran O'Hanlon read at Jack Kraft's memorial service Thursday afternoon must have held a special resonance for some in attendance.

The Three Types Of Adam Sandler Movies | FiveThirtyEight
This may come as a shock to some of you, but Adam Sandler does not make very good movies. Sandler does not make art. Sandler manufactures product.

Teen beats world record, solves Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds | Mashable
During the final round of a Rubik's Cube competition on Saturday at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, PA, Collin Burns broke the world record for fastest time restoring a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube, solving it in just 5.25 seconds.

Congress’ Hare-Brained Scheme to Shoot Rain From the Skies | POLITICO Magazine
In August 1891, Robert St. George Dyrenforth, a Washington patent attorney, arrived by train to the small Midland, Texas, station in a desolate stretch of the southern plains. He had sent ahead a freight car with a bewildering assemblage of rabble: mortars, casks, barometers, electrical conductors, seven tons of cast-iron borings, six kegs of blasting...