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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 26, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! How was everybody's Memorial Day weekend? I'll be traveling this week to the west coast but there's a couple of things I have in the hopper around Villanova's schedule and a 2017 big board. Keep an eye out!

Anything else you want us to cover and/or write about?

And now, the "news."

Dante Cunningham was a perfect pickup for the Pelicans | The Bird Writes
He plays with energy, we know that, but so do many other players in the NBA. What else made Cunningham such a good pickup for the Pelicans?

Denver Captures First National Title in 10-5 Win Over Maryland |  College Crosse
The Pioneers join only nine other schools as owners of at least one Division I men's lacrosse championship - score one for the Big East.

Huggins pleased West Virginia is back on the winning track | Bluefield Daily Telegraph
“The Big East was so much more physical, bump and grind, and this league is wide open. They’re going to run and spread the floor. I thought I knew and I didn’t know. That was my fault. I thought I knew the league better than I knew the league. I think we’re getting more players that can be successful in that style of play.” In order to play the style of the Big 12, Huggins said a certain type of athlete is needed, one different than what was prevalent in the Big East.

St. John’s joins Stony Brook and Columbia in NCAA baseball tourney | New York Post
It’s March Madness in May, only the City Game is being played on a diamond with a much smaller ball. The area will be well represented in the NCAA Tournament,...

Dogs became our best friends thousands of years earlier than we thought | Quartz
The internet may love cats, but our best friends are dogs. And new research shows that that friendship may have begun thousands of years earlier than we thought. Modern wolves and dogs have a common ancestor in a prehistoric wolf. Previously it was thought the modern versions split on the evolutionary tree about 16,000 years ago. But a new study published in Current Biology uses the genome of a 35,000-year-old wolf to estimate that the dog-wolf split could have happened as far back as 40,000 years