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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 29, 2015

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Daily Villanova news & links.

Probably the most important news of the day, is that Montgomery County prosecutors decided not to go through with revoking his participation in Pennsylvania's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. The Judge and prosecution agreed to postpone proceedings until July 28th, which will give Pinkston more time to complete the requirements of the program -- including the payment of $11,276 in restitution and court costs.

Prosecutors give Pinkston time to fulfill obligations | Delco Times
Villanova basketball player JayVaughn Pinkston will continue to work to fulfill his obligations under a special probationary program he entered two years ago in connection with an alleged 2010 assault in Upper Merion.

So, things are looking up for the soon-to-be-graduate Pinkston, who hopes to pursue a professional basketball career either in the NBA or overseas.

And now, the rest of "the news."

DEP official praises planned Villanova University stormwater containment | Main Line Media News
Even though it’s still in the land development phase, the planned development for what is now a 13-acre parking lot on the south side of Lancaster Avenue at Villanova University already is drawing praise for its stormwater containment. That won't stop the neighbors from complaining about it, however.

A post-draft declaration look at next season's top 20 teams | Yahoo Sports
There's a change at No. 1 from our previous way-too-early edition and two new teams have also entered. Villanova at #11.

College Football Player to Be Bone Marrow Donor for Infant | ABC News
A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life — a bone marrow transplant. Another success for Andy Talley's marrow donor program, that has spread like wildfire across campuses.

National Athletes of the Week Turn in Elite Performances | USTF Coaches Association
Villanova's Jordy Williamsz named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week!

Discover the story of Villanova grad and Life is Good co-founder Bert Jacobs | Villanova ICE
Bert Jacobs, co-founder and “Chief Executive Optimist” of Life is good, Inc., is one of Villanova’s most accomplished alumni. Bert, and his brother John, built their business off dreams of working together and selling t-shirts.

5-star power forward Cheick Diallo picks Kansas over Kentucky & Iowa State | SBNation.com
The Jayhawks will have one of the deepest front courts in the country next season.

Rawle Alkins Says St. John’s is Working Hard to Land Him | ZagsBlog.com
Perhaps his most talked about offer in the last week has been the offer that St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin extended. Mullin, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame, has generated a lot of buzz throughout the East Coast. His staff is full of coaches with New York City connections, including Barry “Slice” Rohrssen, who developed a close relationship with Alkins during his time as a Kentucky assistant.

Blue chips in the bluegrass: 5-star recruits take over the AAU circuit in the Midwest | SBNation.com
Lexington, Louisville and Indianapolis were invaded by the weird world of college basketball recruiting this weekend. It was a lot to take in.

Report: Sterling Gibbs transferring from Seton Hall | Big East Coast Bias
The All-Big East guard is fleeing South Orange for presumably greener pastures according to a report from Alex Kline.

Tate: Ennis could bring different element | News-Gazette.com
There’s a strong Canadian tinge to this week’s three-team recruiting showdown for Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis.Ennis is making rapid-fire visits, inserting Illinois between Baylor and Oregon, with Dana Altman’s Ducks reportedly having an inside track as the result of basketball connections tracing back to Ontario.

NFL gives up tax exempt status | CNN Money
NFL will no longer have league offices file as a not-for-profit organization, which will mean it no longer has to disclose commissioner's salary.

New York City F.C., Searching for Stadium Site, Is Considering Columbia Athletic Complex | NYTimes.com
Columbia could get a brand new football stadium, courtesy of a Middle Eastern Sheik and the New York Yankees.

GUHOYAS.COM Georgetown Announces Hoyas Court Design Contest | Official Georgetown Athletic Site
Georgetown Athletics is holding a design contest for a new paint job for its home court at Verizon Center. Post your submissions in the comments...

New Yorkers brace for aliens after UFO buzzes Bronx | New York Post
The Bronx rolled out the red carpet for some little green men Monday as the borough’s weekend UFO sightings prompted calls for further investigation into whether something really is out...

Ted Leonsis takes aim at sports-radio host Chad Dukes in latest media criticism | The Washington Post
On Friday, in drive time rush hour radio, from 500 pm to 600 pm, on 107.6 FM, the conversation wasn’t about the Wizards upcoming game, it was about bacon and potato casserole recipes, and favorite Seinfeld episodes. Is there any other market in America that sports talk radio converses about Seinfeld in drive time on the night of an NBA playoff game? Or the night before a big away Caps playoff game? Perhaps this is why Wizards and Caps fans don’t tune in? These kids today.”