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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 1, 2015

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Bosshogg, I got your email, and I am also SHOCKED that Ross Hall wasn't the number-one overall pick in the NFL Draft last night. Maybe next year, John Robertson can make some waves?

Either way, there's a lot going on around the interwebs these days, and not least of which will be a resurgence of covetous articles about Jay Wright in the Florida Gator's coaching search. Billy Donovan's successor is unlikely to be hired away from Villanova, however, but surely it won't be a shock to anyone if the Gators' administration decides to check in on the nattily-dressed coach.

And now, the "news."

Nursing Alumna and President of CHOP to make Commencement Address | The Villanovan
Madeline Bell, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Villanova alumna, will deliver the University’s 2015 commencement address.

Bill Clinton, Tom Hanks and Brian Williams and others paid for graduation speeches | Daily Mail Online
While some schools decline to offer fees, a bidding war has developed in recent years, as schools vie for big-name talents to impress grads and their families, and to leave an impression on future donors. Celebrity activists (and film subjects) Patch Adams and Erin Brockovich reportedly make $20,000-$40,000 per speech, while Katie Couric reportedly got $110,000 for one graduation speech.

New Orleans Pelicans rumors: Cunningham wants to stay | Pelican Debrief
New Orleans Pelicans bench player Dante Cunningham admitted today that he hopes to stay in New Orleans long term after reviving his NBA career this year.

Kentucky Wildcats stay atop revised way-too-early top 25 | ESPN
8. Villanova Wildcats: "Little has changed for Villanova in recent weeks. The losses of Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston -- leaders in tangible and intangible matters both -- still hurt. Dylan Ennis' transfer still doesn't help. But the return of sure-handed all-Big East guard Ryan Arcidiacono, alongside elite freshman prospect Jalen Brunson still gives Jay Wright one of the nation's best backcourts."

Who’s next? Archie Miller leads 11 candidates to replace Florida Gators coach Billy Donovan | ONLY GATORS
A Pennsylvania native coaching the state’s flagship basketball program, Wright would seem like an odd choice to move down to Florida, but he has long been a favorite of Foley.

Coach Mack linked to possibly open Florida job - Banners On The Parkway
Here this goes again.

Chris Mullin completes 1st month as coach at St. John's
"I'm walking over here and my wife called and said, 'What are you doing?' I said, 'I'm walking down Union Turnpike going to lunch.' It's kind of strange really," Mullin said laughing Wednesday of his 30-year flashback to when he was the basketball star of stars at the New York City school.

Florida lacrosse blows out Villanova, secures spot in Big East title game | The Independent Florida Alligator
The Florida women didn’t want to lose another game in Storrs, Connecticut.

Sources: C-USA won't change bylaws to keep UAB without football |
Conference USA has communicated to UAB that the league won't change the football requirement necessary to be a member in the league. Which means that the next school pulled into C-USA will also have to bring all of its teams along.

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.

Chart Party: The Chiefs do not know how to draft quarterbacks |
Welcome to the first installment of Chart Party, a recurring series in which we graph out the funniest, coolest, weirdest, and/or most depressing sports things we can think of. First up: the Kansas City Chiefs, who don't know how to draft QBs.

People with tattoos report the Apple Watch is having trouble determining they are alive - Quartz
This post has been updated and corrected. Apple's new watch is supposed to be its most personal device to date. It can measure your heart rate and lets you share it with others. But it seems it may not be quite as personal if you have tattoos on your forearms or darker skin. In a post that...

11 Frugal Tech Executives | Business Insider
Biz Stone, for example, says he's too embarrassed to drive anything more flashy than a dented Volkswagen Golf, while Sergey Brin likes to buy things in bulk at Costco. One exec makes sure his employees don't use too much toilet paper.

Netflix is adapting Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham it will produce | The Verge
A new Netflix series has appeared, but this one is a little weird. The streaming service has a plan to adapt Green Eggs and Ham — Dr. Seuss' famous creation, made into TV animation. Thirteen...