Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! I caught this on social media but didn't really make much of it. Jay Wright took a trip to Israel (which I just assumed was a vacation), but in fact it doubled as a peace mission via basketball instruction. Very, very cool and awesome of him to do. It's certainly a part of the world that I probably wouldn't voluntarily go to right now, so Coach is a much braver man than I am. Good on ya, Jay!
And now, the "news."
Villanova, 76ers coaches promote peace through basketball in Holy Land | Allentown Diocese
Jerusalem is a tense area, but that didn't stop Jay Wright and Brett Brown from taking a trip to Israel to engage in peacemaking efforts with PeacePlayers International.
Villanova directors up for awards | Philly.com
In Transition: Tony Chennault & Rise and Shine are both finalists for the Student Academy Awards, among 31 other selections.
4-star PG Payton Pritchard examines process | Scout
Oregon native and four-star prospect Payton Pritchard is going through the recruiting process, and says that Villanova is still involved.
2016 guard Jagan Mosely Commits to Georgetown | Casual Hoya
Mosely, a 3-star combo guard, is the first verbal of the 2016 class for the Hoyas.
Wichita State's latest commitment comes with minor NCAA violation | CBSSports.com
Peyton Allen could be a nice player for Wichita State in a year. But the school will pay a small price for landing him.
US rowers fall ill during Olympics trial run in Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters | Mashable
The Americans were by far the hardest hit at the World Junior Rowing Championships that concluded over the weekend, with reports of vomiting and diarrhea.
Michael Jordan Claims He Could Beat LeBron James in a One-on-One, Says All-Time Bulls Can Beat All-Time Lakers | Complex
Of course Michael Jordan still bets on himself.
How to Eat Healthier in College (And Avoid the "Freshman 15") | Lifehacker
Have you heard of the infamous "Freshman 15" (or 20, or 30)? It’s named after a phenomenon where new college students reportedly gain on average 15 pounds by their second year. While there are numerous explanations for this weight gain, chief among them is poor dietary choices. Don’t worry, we’ll help you ace that.
Nobody uses 'LOL' anymore, Facebook study reveals | Daily Mail Online
Inspired by an article in The New Yorker called 'Hahaha vs Hehehe', the social networking giant decided to look into 'e-laughing' and how patterns have changed.