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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 11, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! It's all of a sudden a big week for recruiting. 5-star guard Trevon Duval was on campus yesterday, while emerging Team Final forward Dylan Painter visits today. Three cheers for something exciting happening in the offseason!

And now, the "news."

Hershey's Dylan Painter sorting through his basketball-related options |
Painter will be at Villanova today before heading to Xavier and Iowa for official visits in late June.

Rancocas Valley's Pierce in a class by himself |
Sterling Pierce burst into track prominence as a senior at Rancocas Valley, and now will head to Villanova after winning the 200M and 4x100M at the Meet of Champions.

Chris Bared's Big Spring: From Villanova to U20 World Cup |
Villanova fullback Chris Bared balanced academics, travel, and soccer so that he could represent Panama at the U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Class of 2017 4-Star SG Tyler Foster Commits to Georgetown | Casual Hoya
Georgetown gets its first commit in the Class of 2017.

Providence adds to front court depth with late addition | CollegeBasketballTalk
Rising sophomores Ben Bentil and Jalen Lindsey are Providence's most experienced front court players, but at least they have another body for next season now.

ESPN Updated 2017 Rankings | ESPN
ESPN expanded their 2017 rankings to 60 players - Mohammed Bamba, Nick Richards, Lonnie Walker, Trevon Duval and D.J. Harvey were given 5-star status.

Keith Olbermann calls for Hope Solo's suspension, firings of U.S. soccer officials over domestic violence |
The ESPN host slammed U.S. Soccer for its inaction and desire to protect Hope Solo at all costs.

Lawsuit Alleges PSU Frat Enabled Sexual Assault, Sold Pledges Prescriptions, Caused PTSD | Crossing Broad
Is Penn State the worst school in America? I'm beginning to think so.

Report: Texas accused of potential academic impropriety under Rick Barnes | CollegeBasketballTalk
Just three months after Tennessee hired Rick Barnes to replace Donnie Tyndall, who was fired due to NCAA issues that he ran into at Southern Miss, Barnes is facing his own potential problems with the association.

How Athletics and Academics Collided at Texas | The Chronicle of Higher Education
Cheating allegations involving former Texas athletes raise questions about the Longhorns' enforcement of academic-misconduct policy.

Homer and Marge are splitting up on 'The Simpsons' because love is dead | Mashable
Homer and Marge Simpson, everyone's favorite TV couple, are splitting up on 'The Simpsons.'