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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 12, 2015

Villanova daily news and links.

One day closer to the weekend, folks! Villanova still has the wheels turning on the recruiting train are still turning, with the 'Cats making progress on the 2016 class. It's never a bad thing when a 6'10" prospect is showing interest in the program.

And now, the "news."

Villanova Medals in Multiple Races at Historic Dad Vail Regatta | Official Athletic Site Official Athletic Site
The Villanova women's rowing team competed in their last regular season regatta this past weekend as the Wildcats took to the Schuylkill one last time this spring to race in the famous Dad Vail Regatta. Nova saw great success this past weekend as Lauren Woodhull took second in the women's single and the USRowing ranked No. 8 varsity lightweight eight claimed second as well to qualify to compete nationally.

Villanova, James Madison, UNH Crack Sporting News Preseason Poll |
Villanova is the highest ranked CAA Football team in Sporting News’ 2015 preview magazine, checking in at No. 4. The Wildcats are followed by James Madison at No. 12, and New Hampshire at No. 18.

Radnor Board of Commissioners give Villanova University preliminary approval | Main Line Media News
After a contentious discussion, the Radnor Board of Commissioner Monday voted 4-2 to give preliminary approval to a plan for Villanova University to build dormitories, a parking garage, retail space and a performing arts center on a 13-acre parking lot on the south side of Lancaster Avenue.

Tyus Battle Commits to Michigan |
The top 2016 recruit in NJ is heading to Ann Arbor. Villanova was involved early, but cooled on the prospect.

Ex-Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon to transfer to Maryland | CollegeBasketballTalk
His effectiveness will be tied into his ability to buy into a role with the Terps, which he didn't do at Duke.

Patriots lose 2016 1st-round pick, fined $1 million for DeflateGate role |
The Patriots will most likely appeal the decision.

LOOK: Orioles show city pride with 'Baltimore' home jerseys |
In their first home game in Oriole Park at Camden Yards since having to cancel games due to rioting, the Orioles wore "Baltimore" jerseys instead of their traditional home "Orioles" garb.

Jameis Winston Goes After Accuser In Vicious Countersuit | Deadspin
Jameis Winston’s legal team has filed their response to Erica Kinsman’s civil lawsuit, which accused him of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and "intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape." Winston is denying the rape and all of Kinsman’s claims, which was expected. But this isn’t just any denial; instead Winston and Co. and have gone scorched earth.

Plans show Nordstrom Tower may be tallest building in NYC | New York Post
New design drawings of the planned Nordstrom Tower were leaked on Monday, showing the residential high-rise plans have shot past 1 World Trade Center’s 1,776-foot height — which would make...

Bolt Bus Explodes On Live Television | Screengrabber
A Bolt Bus caught fire on the Mass Pike this afternoon and exploded while commuters sped past in adjacent lanes in an incident that, TV reports say, resulted in no injuries but some pretty amazing television. New England Cable News caught the whole thing live: