Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! Yesterday, Marquette and the Milwaukee Bucks took a big step towards a new downtown arena that will benefit both programs immensely. With Villanova seemingly stuck in limbo with a Pavilion renovation - they want big donor dollars before publicizing a complete plan - would it make sense for them to think about moving more games to downtown Philadelphia?
It would suck for the students, there's no denying that. And it would be an extra (albeit, minimal) cost to get more buses to get the students there and back. But if the demand is there from Villanova fans (it is) and there isn't enough space on campus, this seems like it might be a better option in the interim to make some money to fund a potential on-campus expansion.
As cool as the Wawa Arena is, it's not happening. But downsizing the Pavilion with a season-ticket waitlist in the hundreds seems like an inexcusable fault. Why not make more seats available while the renovation plans are finalized? I'm sure Scott O'Neil wouldn't mind.
And now, the "news."
Wisconsin State Assembly Passes Milwaukee Arena Bill | Anonymous Eagle
Another step towards a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette. Should Villanova consider working with the 76ers to make the Wells Fargo Center their permanent home? I'm sure Scott O'Neil wouldn't be opposed.
Quarterbacks front and center at CAA media day | Daily Press
JMU's Vad Lee set JMU records last year with 3,462 passing yards, 4,288 yards total offense and 30 touchdown passes. He was a national Player of the Year finalist and led the Dukes to their first Championship Subdivision playoff bid since 2011. He made SECOND-team All-CAA. And it wasn't a slight.
BIG EAST Announces New Championship Format for Men's Soccer | Villanova.com
All tournament games will now be hosted at campus sites of the higher seed, including the championship match.
If the NCAA is correct, Donnie Tyndall is in big, big trouble | CollegeBasketballTalk
The accusations against him include burner phones, hiding IP addresses and his mother's cell.
Big Strick Classic Regional Game Rosters Announced | ZagsBlog.com
If you're in the New York City area, you can watch Villanova targets Naz Reid, Quade Green, Jordan Tucker and Jahvon Quinerly play on August 8th in The Bronx. Cameron Reddish was also selected, but is currently injured.
Introducing the Piesman Trophy | SBNation.com
SB Nation unveils college football's first award for linemen who do crazy, awesome, unlineman-like things.