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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 15, 2015

Daily news & links...

It's Friday!

I hope everyone had a good week and that nobody's family was affected by the horrific Amtrak situation that unfolded this week. It's the freakin' weekend (in ~8 hours) and I hope everyone has a good set of plans for the weekend. I'm really glad that I haven't scared you all away over the last five days.

Now, the "news."

Villanova Commencement 2015 Live Stream |
Have relatives who can't make it to commencement? They can watch the ceremony LIVE...

Nine Villanovans Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships | Villanova Media
Nine Villanovans have been selected to receive 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grants as a part of The Fulbright Program, a prestigious international education exchange program sponsored by the United States government. This should add some more fire to VocalAlum's thread from Wednesday!

Creighton, Villanova have plenty of incentive for Big East series - Creighton
Villanova would seem to have the desperation factor on its side heading into the last regular-season series of Big East play at Creighton. The Wildcats are one of four teams battling for the final two spots in the conference tournament.

USC's Johnson achieves goals on and off the court | SEC
Tyrone Johnson overcame some uncertainty, injury and some emotional ups and downs in his college basketball career, but with his degree now in hand, he feels good about his efforts and his choice.

Radnor Police Reports: Vehicle boot stolen at Villanova University | Main Line Media News
Radnor police received a report of a theft of a red parking boot that was put on a car in the west main lot at Villanova April 16 at 11:15 a.m. by campus parking enforcement. When the enforcement officer went back the next day the car and the boot were gone. On April 24 it was reported to police that the boot was located and Villanova is handling the incident internally.

Allen Iverson on Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving: "Those guys are next level. I didn’t have the handle they do’ | ProBasketballTalk
Heck of a compliment coming from a crossover king

BIG EAST Announces Winners of Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award | BIGEAST.COM
Seton Hall volleyball's Shelbey Manthorpe and St. John's baseball's Shawn Heide have been chosen as the winners of the 2014-15 BIG EAST Michael Tranghese Postgraduate Leadership Award, as selected by the BIG EAST Conference Academic Affairs Committee.

The 25 Most Powerful People in Sports Media | The Big Lead
How does one define power in sports media? It isn't the size of your Twitter following, the amount of money you make, the number of awards you've won or the ratings for your TV show. It isn't a popularity contest nor a matter of journalistic heft.

A Coach's Unlikely Dream | NBC Connecticut
This week’s "More Than The Score" profiles the inspiring journey of Hebron’s Steve Emt, who went from UConn walk-on to basketball coach, to competing in the most unlikely of sports.

Ambidextrous Nashville Sounds pitcher Pat Venditte has the rarest of MLB skills
Behold switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, living proof that self-belief can conquer nature's curse.

Canadians now have shorter attention span than goldfish | National Post
The study found that people can multi-task like never before. But our [their] attention spans have fallen from an average of 12 seconds in 2000 to just eight seconds today. Sorry Sheila...

Happy Friday!