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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for May 6, 2015

Happy Hump Day. Mr. Lane is honeymooning, so you still have Brian and me with the Daily Links.

Did you know that today is the 61st anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile?

And now, the links...

The man who cut out his own appendix - BBC News
Russian surgeon, Leonid Rogozov, got appendicitis while on an Antarctic mission - he had to operate on himself.

Transfer market gives Bluejays a second shot at prospects - Creighton
The changing landscape of college basketball continues to stress Greg McDermott’s recruiting philosophy. In a perfect world, McDermott would prefer to build his program on the backs of the high school players he brings in and develops.

Rumblings of Maryland-North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Both the Tar Heels and the Terps were at home for the challenge last year, but after landing a home game against Georgetown in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge, Mark Turgeon said the Terps will be on the road against its selected ACC opponent.

J.D. Collins named NCAA National Coordinator of Officiating |
Collins, who has nearly a quarter-century’s worth of experience with college basketball officiating, has been named the NCAA’s national coordinator of men’s basketball officiating, effective immediately. Collins replaces John Adams, who announced in July his retirement from the position he has held since 2008.

Looking Forward: The eight most intriguing coaching hires of 2015 | CollegeBasketballTalk
Of all the changes on the coaching carousel, what are we most interested in seeing?

Radnor residents unearth decade of documents requiring Villanova to build bridge, tunnel | Main Line Media News
Although it was never built, a planned tunnel under Lancaster Avenue at Ithan Avenue continues to haunt area residents who spent hours this past weekend digging through township records to try to find out why it never happened.

Boston College and Pro Sports: It's Not A Bad Thing - BC Interruption
For what feels like the umpteenth time, we discuss the never-ending paradox of BC's stance in the Boston sports lexicon. Men's and Women's Track & Field Teams to Host BIG EAST Championships This Weekend - Official Athletic Site
Some of the top track & field athletes in the nation will take center stage at Villanova Stadium this week, where Villanova will be hosting the BIG EAST Championships for the fifth time in the past eight years. This is the 24th time overall that the Wildcats will host the conference meet. Eight women's teams and seven men's teams will compete on Friday and Saturday, and Villanova will be looking to defend both its men's and women's titles from last year.

California assembly passes bill banning ‘Redskins’ as mascot - NY Daily News
The California Assembly passed a bill banning schools from using "Redskins" as a team name or mascot on Monday.

Summer School: Villanova | PhillyVoice
Do those 40 minutes against NC State cancel out all of the good work the Wildcats did in frolicking to a 32-2 record and the school’s first Big East title in a couple of decades? Of course not, but they certainly put a slight damper on the season.

VCU F Mo Alie-Cox arrested for simple assault | College basketball rankings news, scores, highlights and photos

North Dakota's search for new team name corrupted by snarky public -
The University of North Dakota needs a new nickname for its teams. They left it open to the public for suggestions and the results were simply amazing.