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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 19, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! All this recruiting and transfer news happening around the Big East and none of it pertaining to Villanova - at least directly. The latest news serves a big blow to Providence who now has lost another major piece heading in to next season. I wonder if Kris Dunn is regretting his decision at all?

And now, the "news."

Looking Forward: Catching up on the Big East’s offseason | CollegeBasketballTalk
The Big East should once again be really competitive at the top of the conference.

Roman Holiday: Women's Basketball Has Arrived in Italy |
Ciao! The Wildcats have safely arrived in Italy after a seven and a half hour flight from Newark to Rome.

Paschal Chukwu to Transfer from Providence | Big East Coast Bias
Providence confirmed Jon Rothstein's report that Paschal Chukwu will transfer.

Sunday Funday: Andrew Rowsey & Sam Hauser Join Marquette Basketball | Anonymous Eagle
The Golden Eagles basketball roster continues to develop under the direction of Steve Wojciechowski, as he adds a transfer with 2 years remaining and the first recruit for the class of 2016.

New UConn guard Sterling Gibbs turned ugly situation into a positive
It was an ugly incident, one that was captured on camera and quickly broadcast repeatedly on ESPN and eternally on social media. An incident that could have earned Sterling Gibbs the label of a dirty player — or worse.

Big Ten's Jim Delany enjoys huge jump in base compensation
Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany's base compensation increased by $800,000 to nearly $2.1 million during the 2013 calendar year, according to the conference's new federal tax return.

President Obama just joined Twitter | The Verge
Welcome to Twitter, @POTUS. After six years of talking through @WhiteHouse (and of course his own account @BarackObama), the President of the United States now has an official Twitter account.

This interactive map tracks all rat sightings in New York City | The Verge
Yes, it's a rat map. Charlie Kelly is smiling somewhere.