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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for April 8, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! Y'all have been at this since our season ended, but it's a breath of fresh air to see the media talking about next year's promise rather than what could have been this year. I think I'm emotionally over the hurdle.

And now, the "news."

No decision for Paschall until Providence visit | #pcbb
Paschall's father confirmed the timeline yesterday. He's scheduled to visit Florida this weekend and does not yet have a visit set up for the Friars.

Early Bracketology: Villanova a 1-seed again | ESPN
HERE WE GO AGAIN!

ESPN's early Top 25 ranking for next season | ESPN
"Villanova looks like one of the best, most versatile teams in the country once more -- no matter what happens next March."

NBC's Way-Too Early Preseason Top 25 | CollegeBasketballTalk
"Jalen Brunson is the real deal."

CBS' ridiculously early preseason Top 25 (and one) | CBSSports.com
The least bullish of the early polls has the 'Cats outside the Top 10.

Villanova appoints its first provost | Philly.com
Patrick G. Maggitti will take over on Aug. 1 as the university’s chief academic officer and second-in-command of the Main Line Catholic university, which enrolls more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Trial over 2012 N.J. killing to start | The Ridgefield Press
Nearly three years after the shooting death of Villanova student Brian Schiavetti, the murder trial of a New Jersey man charged with killing him is starting. Former Villanova football player James Pitts had also been charged in the incident, but accepted a plea bargain for 'conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance' (1 year in jail) and is a likely witness at the trial.

Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward dies in plane crash after title game | CBSSports.com
Illinois State associate head coach Torrey Ward died early Tuesday in a plane crash while returning from the Final Four, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. Ward was one of five people on a private plane.

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.