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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 12, 2015

Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I got in my own way last night and dubbed today 'FanPost Friday' so now that's a thing. As you know we've opened our ranks to aspiring contributors for next year, and a few of them have put together some posts for us. So early to mid-morning, you'll be seeing those on the front page today.


And now, the "news."

Biggest winners, losers five years after realignment hell broke loose | FOX Sports
The Texas Longhorns created chaos around the country in 2010. Here's how UT, Texas A&M, Missouri, TCU, West Virginia and others fared in the unforgettable realignment circus.

Conference realignment: Dan Beebe's role in it, five years later |
Conference realignment five years later: Reassessing how former Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe truly fared.

POLL: How many Big East teams will make the 2016 NCAA Tournament? - Big East Coast Bias
It's never too early to discuss the Big Dance.

ESPN Top 25 for 2018 | ESPN
Names of interest for 'Nova fans include Nazreon Reid (holds an offer) and Cameron Reddish (no offer yet).

Q&A: DePaul's Dave Leitao rebuilding in return to Blue Demons |
It's Round 2 as DePaul's coach for Dave Leitao; he returns 10 years later and inherits a team which lost 11 of its final 12 and is attempting to compete in the Big East.

NJIT to join Atlantic Sun Conference |
NJIT has been admitted into the Atlantic Sun Conference, a source has confirmed to SNY. The Highlanders were previously independent and not affiliated with any conference. NJIT was the last remaining independent team in Division I basketball.