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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova's Big East rivals are touring Europe

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Some are faring better than others!

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! A few of Villanova's Big East rivals were eligible to play some summer games this year, and so they are in (or heading to) Europe. Georgetown won't get started in Italy until this weekend, while Creighton annihilated the competition there already. Way to soften 'em up for the Hoyas, guys.

Marquette just kicked off their tour with a come-from-behind win over an Icelandic club team, and from most reports it sounds like freshman Henry Ellenson is all he is cracked up to be.

DePaul? Well, things didn't go so well. They lost by 34 to a French club team. Then the French team did this.

That's cruel, and beautiful.

And now, the "news."

John Robertson poised for big finish with Villanova | Philly.com
If Villanova quarterback John Robertson is shaking the rust off and building back his arm strength during the second week of Villanova's preseason camp - which he admits - that's because most of Robertson's throws this summer were in a Manhattan park on the Lower East Side, at off hours, after working 12 hours a day in a Wall Street internship.

Four newcomers join the men's soccer team | Villanova.com
Four newcomers have joined the Villanova Wildcats and will be part of the roster that takes the field when training gets underway later this week at the Higgins Soccer Complex on West Campus.

Villanova Volleyball lands Pepperdine transfer Allie Loitz | Villanova.com
The Villanova University volleyball program has added Pepperdine transfer Allie Loitz, announced by Wildcats head coach Josh Steinbach on Monday.

Arizona United SC Signs Forward Aaron Dennis | Arizona United
The Elmont, NY, native last played with Villanova where he was named second-team All Big East following his senior season in 2014. You, me [Brian], Jason Fraser -- we'll start and alumni chapter out here, kid.

Losers’ lament | NBC SportsWorld
After decades of defeat, the Washington Generals have lost for the final time. The Washington Generals have been dealt a blow from which there is no bouncing back. The Harlem Globetrotters' foils are folding. Poor Red Klotz.

Volunteers will help Radnor police during pope visit | Main Line Media News
Years later, these people will be villified by the Radnor community for volunteering their time.

Wenyen Gabriel cuts list to 5 | SBNation.com
Villanova never really got involved with Gabriel, who is down to Kentucky, Duke, Maryland, UConn and Providence.

Vox raises $200 million from NBCU | Fortune
That's our parent company, so horray!

America's Secret Airline Flies Non-Stop To Area 51
You can see Janet airplanes at several airports throughout the U.S. You can hear them on air traffic control. You can fly one in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. But you can’t buy a ticket on a Janet flight, and the people who fly on Janet flights can’t tell you, or even their families, what they do for work. It is seemingly an airline that flies to nowhere.