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The Sun's Arizin: Where were the Villanova coaches on the first day of the recruiting period?

Back to the grind!

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Yesterday, the recruiting period began for college basketball. That allows college coaches to conduct in-home visits and watch workouts. Jay Wright and staff were active on Wednesday, and should continue to be moving forward.

Jay Wright went to see Lonnie Walker, and Neumann-Goretti teammates Quade Green and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree also got some love. Plus, a new name for 2018!

And now, the "news."

Villanova Readies For Non-Conference Match-Up With Fordham | CBS Philly
The Wildcats will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing season opener last week up in Hartford.

Football looks to rebound against Fordham | The Villanovan
This year’s Villanova football team has found themselves in a familiar situation.

McCullaugh is Making Up For Lost Time |
Junior Padraic McCullaugh was stymied by a knee injury in 2014. But he has bounced back as a junior to play a major role for the 3-0 Wildcats in the early going.

Introducing this year's senior stars in college basketball |
Villanova will get a taste of one of them in Hawaii this December.

3-Point Shot: Make-or-break Big East schedules | ESPN Video
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz takes a look at the Big East schedule and says the last 2 weeks are going to be crucial if anyone wants to challenge Villanova for the title.

A series of charts exploring the evils of punting |
Punts are fundamentally sinister. Every single one. Hundreds of them plagued Week 1 of the college football season. Here, we chart the horrors and try not to look directly at them.

How To Excel At Tailgating | Deadspin
Football season is all but here, which means that prime Tailgate Season is swiftly descending upon us. As pastimes go, tailgating is great because there’s not much to it. You don’t have to know a lick about football or whatever other sport you’re needlessly drinking in preparation for, and you don’t have to like either team playing that day.

Why the NFL Has a Quarterback Crisis | WSJ
Coaches see more QB prospects entering the league without the basic knowledge to excel; Will the classic NFL passer go extinct?

USC Frosh RB: I Got Sick Because I Wasn't Eating Enough Burgers and Texas BBQ - Lost Lettermen

New Helmets Could Help Doctors 'See' Concussions on the Football Field | Bloomberg Business
A chemical strip changes color to show the force of an impact.