Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Sorry for my absence yesterday and the delayed post (thanks MikeJ!). Flight trouble combined with leaving my computer charger behind in a hotel made for an off the grid start to the day. Back to business today!
And now, the "news."
Updated 2016 Basketball Top 100 | Scout
Omari Spellman is the highest ranked 4-star. Start your conspiracy engines!
Jake, Joey Froccaro Heading to Villanova; Horning to Fairfield | Inside Lacrosse
The lax 'Cats bring in an established veteran (51 goals, 24 assists in two seasons) as well as his All-American brother, but lose attackman Charlie Horning (four goals, 5 assists in 2015).
Villanova Researchers Develop Disinfectant With More than 10x the Power of Lysol | Villanova Media Room
Villanova University Chemistry Professor Kevin Minbiole and a team of Villanova undergraduate students have developed new disinfectant compounds, based on similar chemical components of Lysol, but delivering at least 10 times stronger disinfectant power. Unlike Lysol, the compounds are equally effective against MRSA.
Ray Floriani's Tempo-Free Big East Wrapup | A Daly Dose Of Hoops
The Big East provided a number of interesting stories: A fast Seton Hall start that later hit a road block head-on. A St. John’s team with the ability to win, then promptly disappoint with a hard-to-explain setback. Providence, ultimately proving to be a tough out as they attempted to defend their crown. The one constant in all this was the impressive ‘tip to buzzer’ dominance of Villanova.
NCAA Finally Puts Hammer Down On Games Against Fake Colleges | Deadspin
The NCAA is finally setting actual standards for its members, declaring "countable opponents" must be real colleges and not pseudo-schools masquerading as real colleges in order to earn game checks for showing up and getting blown out.
UCLA announces their non-conference schedule | CollegeBasketballTalk
It's a strong non-conference schedule. Only one of UCLA's big games will be played in Pauley Pavilion.
Iowa State hires Murray State's Steve Prohm | CBSSports.com
Prohm has been the head coach at Murray State the past four seasons and compiled a 104-29 record. The 40-year-old has made one NCAA Tournament.
The Mountain West isn’t happy about Army-Navy remaining a week after season ends | CollegeFootballTalk
With its height and weight restrictions and triple option offense, it's unlikely Navy ever finds itself competing for a playoff spot. Ken Niumatalolo has done a fantastic job in Annapolis building the Mids into a consistent bowl team, but it'd take a miracle for his team to be in the playoff discussion.
Winter Olympics add 4 new events for 2018 | CBC Sports
The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speed skating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
What Is Mixed Doubles? | Curling.ca
Brian somehow found his way in to the links again.