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The Sun's Arizin: It's Villanova Football week!

Pigskin is back!

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! In case you missed it, Montana kicked off the FCS season by beating North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon. It was a hell of a game.

So now, t's officially football week, and a short one at that! Villanova kicks off the season at UConn on Thursday night. If you have subscribed to the regional sports package, you should be able to catch the game on SNY - it not, you'll be watching on ESPN3/WatchESPN.

Save for some basketball news, it's going to be pretty much all football this week here, starting with Andy Talley's press conference around 11am this morning.

And now, the "news."

Villanova has sights set high in 2015 | CBS Philly
Matt Leon previews the 2015 season.

Villanova has big expectations | The Intelligencer
At Villanova’s practices these days, it is easy to sense a state of anxiety.

Eagles trim roster to 78, Villanova’s Monangai survives |
The Eagles reduced their roster to 78 Sunday, cutting 12 and nearing the 75-player limit they must reach under NFL rules by Tuesday.

The Villanova hands behind the pope's social presence |
They go behind the Vatican walls, sometimes to places the public never sees. They helped start the pope's official Twitter presence and have ferreted out impostor accounts.

Diaco Knows That Winning Must Accompany Building UConn Football | Hartford Courant
A major point Diaco made before the packed house at the Crowne Plaza was indeed focus. The Huskies, 2-10 last season, certainly struggled with players doing their jobs, staying focused through all four quarters.

Saint Joseph's Bembry not blinded by bright future | Sporting News
Last year’s game against Villanova was a turning point for DeAndre Bembry.

From Pete Gillen to Chris Mack: How Xavier became an elite program | Big East Coast Bias
The Musketeers have been consistently improving over the past three decades. Here's how they did it.

Auburn Athletics Convinced The School To Preserve Its Athlete Major | Deadspin
At Auburn, it’s public administration, where more than half of the students play for the Tigers, including a full third of the football team. So when Auburn administrators and faculty members tried to eliminate public administration as a major, the athletics office stepped in—checkbook in hand—to make sure that didn’t happen.

Radnor gas station attendant charged with groping customer |
She said don't gimme no lines and keep your hands to yourself!