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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 30, 2015

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Daily Villanova news & links.

Happy NFL Draft Day! It would probably be a huge shock to hear a Villanova alum's name called out by Roger Goodell today, but there could be a few happy Nova Football graduates getting their first post-grad jobs this weekend. We will keep you updated as we hear any news about your Wildcats graduates.

On the basketball side, things are starting to shape up for the Wildcats' 2015-16 schedule, with details of the Cats' game in Hawaii released and a reported date has been set for the annual meeting with La Salle. Also, it appears that Darrun Hilliard has an agent now:

And now, "the news."

Radnor BOC delays vote on Villanova plan amid outcry over unbuilt pedestrian tunnel | Main Line Media News
An April 1996 article in the Main Line Suburban Life’s predecessor said that the reason the tunnel was never built was a lack of state funding. John Gallen, who was the facilities manager for Villanova then and is now retired, said he recalled that the township did not want the tunnel. Even that isn't going to stop some people from demanding more.

Villanova’s Kowalski Ready For The NFL Draft | CBS Philly
Vince Kowalski has spent the last four years as a rock on the edge of the Villanova offensive line, paving the way for one of the best quarterbacks and rushing attacks in the country in FCS. Now he’s hoping to grab the attention of an NFL team in the upcoming draft.

Generate your own NFL Draft scouting report | SBNation.com
Generate your own NFL Draft scouting report. "VU Hoops has the glute burst to make good life choices, but scouts say too much time on “Tweeter” could be an issue."

Kassoum Yakwe’s Stock Exploding | ZagsBlog.com
“He’s a freak athlete,” Givony said. “He guards, he rebounds, he blocks shots. He has an amazing body with a long wingspan. There are not many guys in college with those physical attributes. If he develops a reliable corner 3, he is going to be an NBA player.”

Pittsburgh transfer Durand Johnson commits to St. John's | Rumble In The Garden
St. John's misses out on Diallo but snags Pittsburgh transfer Johnson.

With Gibbs' departure, a reminder not all grad transfers produce sterling results | Sporting News
When a player with that much freedom and opportunity is transferring – and for the second time in three years – it’s hard not to wonder what would keep Sterling Gibbs happy.

In huge blow, Sterling Gibbs leaving Seton Hall basketball | app.com
"We didn't want to do this, but it was just a tough situation," said Temple Gibbs, Sterling's dad. "It was something he felt he had to do for his state of mind."

Report: Maryland among teams recruiting dismissed Duke guard | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Maryland is among the teams recruiting former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon, according to Joe Giglio of The News & Observer and other media reports.

IU, Kentucky in discussions to revive hoops rivalry | Sporting News
There's still plenty of road ahead, but Indiana and Kentucky are making strides toward reviving the basketball rivalry between the two schools, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Billy Donovan reportedly in talks with OKC | Sporting News
The Florida coach and Thunder GM Sam Presti have begun to formally discuss the vacancy left behind when the Oklahoma City front office fired head coach Scott Brooks, according to an ESPN report.

The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Mini-Bar | Priceonomics
At some point, despite our better judgement (or thanks to a generous expense account), we’ve all ceded to the temptation of this invention’s price-bloated contents — whether in the form of $13 cashews or a $6 water bottle. Sometimes it’s for lack of alternate options, and sometimes, it’s just because we’re lazy; the mini-bar caters to these situations without discrimination.

90-year-old tortoise turned into Robocop after losing legs in rat attack | SBNation.com
We can rebuild her ... we have the technology.

Mystery artist highlights Bury potholes with penis drawings - BBC Newsbeat
Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Uber Won't Admit Whether Sketchy Robber in Black Town Car Works For Them
A San Francisco man got into what he assumed was the Uber car he had ordered early Saturday morning, but he didn’t exactly get the ride he expected. After exhibiting some seriously suspect behavior, the driver sped past the man’s destination, then chased and robbed him when he tried to get out.

Millennials' birth rate hits record lows after financial crisis | Yahoo Finance
From Yahoo Finance: Birth rates among American women in their 20s hit historic lows in the years following the financial crisis, according to a report from the Urban Institute.

...and how about this sentiment?

Me too. I miss you, Tonya!

Virginia Tech police investigating threatening Yik Yak post | Roanoke Times: News
A threatening Yik Yak post warning of an upcoming event similar to the Virginia Tech shooting is being investigated Wednesday morning, according to a crime alert sent to students and faculty by the university. What is Yik Yak anyway?