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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 4, 2015

First of all...

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Lane on the nuptials!

And now, let's start the week with some links...

Holy Spirit Alum Joe Sarnese Gets Invite to Eagles Camp
When I met Joe Sarense he was 13 years old. He was raw, he was athletic, but more than anything he was fast - flat out fast. I was Joe's baseball

10 things you need to know from the Chicago Bears’ first minicamp practice | WGN-TV
Rakim Cox, the former star Villanova defensive end had a try out with the Chicago Bears last week, working out at outside linebacker.

NCAA Basketball Futures Picks: Who Replaces Billy Donovan at Florida?
Jay Wright, Villanova (+1000): Wright was mentioned as a possibility for the open Texas job, which went to VCU's Shaka Smart (who would have been a lock candidate for Florida). Wright has coached Villanova to back-to-back Big East regular-season championships, although the Wildcats have face-planted in the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova Sweeps BIG EAST Track & Field Awards | BIGEAST.COM
The Villanova track & field program had a very successful weekend at the 121st running of the Penn Relays. All four of this week's BIG EAST track and field awards went to the performers from Villanova who made the 121st running of the Penn Relays memorable for the Wildcats. Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Princeton Open | Official Athletic Site - Men's Track
Competition wrapped up at the Princeton Open on Saturday afternoon, where Villanova had eight athletes competing in a total of seven different events. The meet was the final competition for the Wildcats before they host the BIG EAST Championships next weekend.

Undrafted free agent signings 2015 -
The NFL Draft is over, but dozens of quality rookies still have yet to picked up. Teams begin bidding on NFL Draft leftovers. We'll keep you posted if a Wildcats gets signed.

Chelsea capture their 5th Premier League title -
The Blues squeaked by Crystal Palace to become champions three rounds early.

American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza after Derby win: 'I feel like the luckiest Mexican on earth' -
And he just might be.

The Boy Who Was "Too Good" To Play Youth Baseball Never Got To Grow Up | Deadspin
When Mark Gambardella learned last week that Jericho Scott, one of his PONY league baseball players, had died—that the 16-year-old had been shot two doors down from his family’s home—the coach wept. Then he headed to the Dom Aitro Field in New Haven, Conn. It was Sunday morning, and one of Gambardella’s younger teams had already started to play. He pulled aside the kid who was wearing the number 12, Jericho’s number, and asked for his jersey. Gambardella hung it on the park’s fence, next to the concession stand, and added a cardboard sign: “Jericho Scott, August 27, 1998, to April 19, 2015. God must have needed a pitcher and shortstop.”

North Bergen petitions state Supreme Court to reinstate vacated football title |
The North Bergen Board of Education has drawn up a fourth down play to restore the high school football championship that was vacated because of illegal recruiting.

Bro Neighborhoods: Wrigleyville, Murray Hill, And Brickell Top Our List
Bros still tend to congregate -- like pledges to fraternity row -- in specific neighborhoods across the country. Maybe they were in a frat, maybe they weren’t. Maybe they work in investment banking, maybe they don't. All we're really certain of is that they don’t see graduating from college and having a job as a reason to not be doing shots on a Monday night (probably in one of these bars).

How necessary is the Mendel Science Experience for Liberal Arts? | The Villanovan
One of our writers, Larry Flynn writes: As a student who is clearly more oriented in the arts or social sciences, I always find my natural science classes to be difficult.

UConn Football Team Rolls Out New Uniforms | The UConn Blog
Side logo on the helmets the primary change to new UConn football uniforms that will be seen first in action against Villanova.

5-star wing Jaylen Brown commits to Cal over Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina -
Cuonzo Martin has landed the explosive swing man out of Georgia.