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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova's press may be more effective with the reduced shot clock

Hopefully Jay goes high-tempo this year.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Villanova has made really good use of the 1-2-2 zone press recently (although some might argue not enough), and now with the shot clock going down to 30 seconds, that press should only produce more positive results if it can be implemented correctly.

Mikal Bridges feels like the natural weapon to replace Darrun Hiliard at the top, using his length to disrupt the offense. If Bridges can be successful there, Villanova should be able to mirror some of their man-to-man woes by forcing the offense to work a bit harder.

And now, the "news."

Tom Izzo, 30 second shot clocks, and why zone presses will be more popular this year | CollegeBasketballTalk
Why a shorter clock could end up leading to a change in how teams use certain defenses.

2015 Villanova Football Season Offensive Preview |
The Villanova Wildcats return 32 letterwinners and 14 starters from last years team that went 11-3 overall, 7-1 in CAA play and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA playoffs.

2016 OT Eddy Fish Talks Offers, Upcoming Decision | Today's U
"At Villanova I was just blown away by, first of all I cant speak highly enough about the school. It’s a great academic school that is world-renowned and the football is very impressive. Coach [Andy] Talley the head coach, he’s a very impressive man and there is a lot of stability there with him. The people there were incredibly nice. The people and the location… everything about Villanova was very nice. They’re very high on my list and I’m thrilled that they offered me."

Oregon schedules future football game against defending national champs | CollegeFootballTalk
You know who isn't scared? Oregon has now added four-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State for 2020. Oregon will welcome the Bison to Autzen Stadium on September 5, 2020.

Winona State Coach Resigned After Being Accused Of Drunkenly Molesting Player | Deadspin
Winona State basketball coach Mike Leaf resigned suddenly and mysteriously on June 26, soon after a complaint about him was filed to the school. Today the player who filed the complaint tells the Winona Daily News that Leaf sexually assaulted him.

It’s Time To Dial Back The Craft Beer Snobbery | The Big Lead
The entire enterprise seems designed to create demand for a certified beer cicerone, which is now a thing, I guess. I often end up ordering the one boring lager on the menu for damage mitigation, the very phenomenon the craft movement sought to overcome.

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