Rumor has it that Chris is still traipsing around on a tropical island with his bride. So here I am, charged with bringing you the daily news and links from the Valley of the Sun. We'll cut Chris some slack though, he's building up some goodwill ahead of next March, I'm sure.
On to the "news."
Team-Wide Effort Highlights Wildcats Second Straight BIG EAST Outdoor Title | Villanova.com
The remarkable run of success that the men's track & field team has been on for the past two years continued in full force on Saturday afternoon, as Villanova wrapped up its second straight outdoor BIG EAST title with a dominant all-around performance at the conference meet.
Dobson Named Most Outstanding Performer in Philadelphia | DePaul University
Villanova won both the men's and women's team championships.
Villanova’s Joe Sarnese hoping to beat odds with Eagles | TimesHerald.com
Should Sarnese beat the odds he won’t be the first Villanova football product from the greater Ventnor area to draw a regular paycheck from the Eagles. Michael Bradway is assistant director of college scouting for the Eagles. The Linwood, N.J. native played tight end for Andy Talley’s Wildcats and is the son of former New York Jets player personnel director Terry Bradway, who was born in Atlantic City.
Joe Sarnese: 'My dad would have loved to see me wearing an Eagles helmet' | pressofAtlanticCity.com
When Eagles rookie safety Joe Sarnese pulled on his green helmet with the silver wings for the first time Friday morning for the start of a three-day minicamp, the excitement he was feeling was momentarily replaced by a touch of sadness. “My dad would have loved to see me wearing an Eagles helmet,” Sarnese said Friday afternoon at the NovaCare Complex.
Getting To Know.... Villanova's Max Beermann | BIGEAST.COM
In our latest installment of Getting to Know... The Baseball Edition, we corralled Villanova's slugging first baseman Max Beermann for a little one-on-one time.
O'Bannon/UNC attorney asks senators to keep examining NCAA | CBSSports.com
The letter noted that the Big Ten paper found that the college sports system is “not healthy” and that it's the NCAA's obligation to provide a “meaningful education” to its athletes. The Big Ten paper concluded that if the NCAA model cannot be defended as educationally sound, “then the enterprise stands as a house of cards.”
This Las Vegas Team Might Offer Top Basketball Prospects An Alternative To The NCAA
A new alternative to the NCAA might be available to top basketball prospects very soon, and players would actually get paid to play. A California group, according to the FOX affiliate in Las Vegas, wants to form a team in Sin City made up of top-caliber high school talent that would compete with top teams from Europe.
Details emerge from Florida's courtship of Mike White | TheNewsStar.com
According to the story, Florida had initially looked into White, Dayton's Archie Miller, Xavier's Chris Mack, Murray State's Steve Prohm, Villanova's Jay Wright and Florida assistants Anthony Grant and John Pelphrey as candidates.
Ex-Nova defensive end Rakim Cox worked out with the Panthers | Greenfield Reporter
Rivera said among the tryout players who impressed him at rookie minicamp were Johnson C. Smith wide receiver Avius Capers, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox and Coastal Carolina tight end Jamie Childers.
Mike Flacco, brother of Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco, tries out for Jets | NJ.com
These days, Michael Flacco commutes to Villanova to pursue his degree in chemical engineering. But the 28-year-old also giving the NFL one more shot, because why not?
St. Teresa’s Academy senior Ann Campbell runs away with Hy-Vee Athlete of the Week | KSHB.com
Recently the senior placed third in the 800 meter race at the Gary Parker Invitational. Campbell signed a national letter of intent at Villanova.
The Charleston Gazette | Dave Hickman: WVU finances are fine without fanfare
It was three years ago that West Virginia’s athletic department was forced to report a loss of almost $13 million, attributable in great part to its rather nasty divorce from the Big East Conference. As a part of the roughly $20 million WVU had to pay the Big East, the WVU Foundation provided $10 million as a loan. Eventually $5 million is to be forgiven and the other $5 million paid with interest. With so many building and renovation projects in the works, that debt is likely to rise before it falls.
Calipari receives Distinguished Achievement Award from UMass | CoachCal.com
Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who coached at the University of Massachusetts from 1989-96, was one of three recipients of the Distinguished Achievement Award at Friday’s undergraduate commencement at UMass.
Michael Schumacher's wife sells off £25m jet and holiday pad as "he won't use them again" | Mirror Online
The Formula One legend was left disabled with devastating brain injuries following a ski accident in December 2013
22 Pictures Of The Laziest People In The World You Won’t Believe Exist | Rant
On a scale of 1-10, how lazy are you?