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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 21, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Not so happy to me with last night's Rangers result but it's a long series and this is fun hockey to watch. Just don't antagonize me today and tomorrow, I beg of you.

By the way to those that emailed me (yes there were several of you), I'll post a 2017 big board next week.

And now, the "news."

Villanova Has 12 Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition For Academic Success |
A list of public recognition awards for Division I teams who rank among the best within their sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data was announced by the NCAA on Wednesday morning. Villanova student-athletes continued to rank among the best in the nation academically, as the Wildcats had a record 12 teams earn public recognition in Wednesday's release. Stephanie Schappert Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship |
Senior track & field and cross country student-athlete Stephanie Schappert (Delray Beach, Fla.) was recently named a winner of a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

If athletes ruled employees, Notre Dame will seek new sports model, AD says | USA TODAY
Notre Dame's athletic director and Northwestern's president emeritus said Tuesday that if college athletes ultimately are ruled to be employees of their respective schools, they foresee more changes.

Wisconsin basketball not alone in sustaining big offseason losses | Bucky's 5th Quarter
Some of the most successful teams of the 2014-15 season, including Wisconsin, have a lot of production to replace next year. Most programs will attack the process in different ways.

Winning remains all that can save Tom Crean at Indiana |
Tom Crean made the largely popular decision to dismiss a pair of players from the Indiana basketball program last week, but it's a move that won't matter one bit if the Hoosiers don't win big in 2015-16.

David Letterman made the best bad TV ever |
Spencer Hall on a legend of late night television.