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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 7, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! College basketball season has officially come to an end. Bittersweet, but I think I can get fully excited for next season now. In the meantime, it's basketball recruiting season and we'll start our football coverage sometime this summer.

Fear not, we roll on here at VU Hoops.

And now, the "news."

The Unique Camaraderie and Togetherness of the Big East 2.0 | Big East Coast Bias
The camaraderie among the Big East's coaches and fans is something that stood out the last two season as being rather unique when compared to other leagues.

Final-ly Four: At Long Last, Bill Raftery Gets the Call | Rolling Stone
A day late, but a great job by Brendan Prunty on Raf's long awaited call to college basketball's biggest stage.

So, Who Was That Little Guy Who Saved Duke Last Night? | Deadspin
There is something undeniably Duke about a team that was carried all year by star freshmen Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow having its championship season saved by another freshman named Grayson. There was Grayson Allen, storming out of the anonymity that comes with a season full of DNPs and into the National Championship game to score 16 points in 21 minutes, leaving those of us watching in disbelief asking, “Who the hell is this little white guy?”

Chris Obekpa set to return to St. John’s for senior season | NY Daily News
That's a big boost for a team that is losing a lot.

Villanova grad shot to death shot in head, back |
Very sad story. The 25-year-old woman was the victim of a suspected murder-suicide.

Szczur opens season with Cubs | Cape May Gazette
Lower Cape May Regional High School product Matt Szczur will be in uniform at Wrigley Field this evening when the Chicago Cubs open the season against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Bo Ryan's late father has a seat reserved for him at the title game | ESPN
A touching gesture by UNC coach Roy Williams continues a Ryan family tradition.

Marcell Ozuna celebrates catch, has NO IDEA the ball isn't in his glove |
This is the funniest baseball clip you'll see today.

Yankees fan tries to throw back home run ball, pegs someone instead |

The Marlins have a rain delay because they forgot to close their retractable roof |
As you can tell the first day of baseball went really well across the league, but especially in Miami.

Sheldon Richardson expects Jets to be the 'top team in the league' |
This one's for you, Brian.

Mitt Romney’s ESPN Bracket in 99.98th Percentile (PHOTO) | Lost Lettermen
​Among other things he missed out on when he lost the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney doesn’t get to pimp his bracket for the country to see.

This is Rugby League's equivalent of the Odell Beckham Jr. catch |
How did he do this?!