Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Today's lead story has CBS ranking programs on consistency and projected future relevancy. By their guess, Villanova will remain in the national conversation as long as Jay Wright is steering the ship.
And really, it's a fair list. The one school I'd disagree with is Texas - sure they'll recruit well in the talent-rich state but Shaka Smart is new, and he demands a lot from his players. He's not an auto-lock to succeed there in my mind.
And now, the "news."
Duke has the best chance of success over the next five years | CBSSports.com
You can make an argument for Kentucky, Kansas or even Arizona. But if the question is which program is best positioned to succeed over the next five years, the answer is the Duke Blue Devils according to our program rankings.
Big East brings freshmen to New York | AP
The 10-member, basketball-centric Big East invited its "rookies" for a weekend of discussions of what these athletes were going to find out about what the next four years — less for the stars — will bring and then life after that.
2015-16 Sporting News college basketball preseason All-Americans | Sporting News
Just one member from the Big East!
Hershey's Dylan Painter in no hurry to make his college choice | PennLive.com
He'll commit when he feels comfortable, and right now he sounds pretty torn.
Delaware wants to take a run a Villanova | delawareonline.com
Running backs, offensive line need to "clean some things up," UD coach Brock says
Villanova Mourns Passing of Track & Field Legend George Guida | Villanova.com
Villanova track & field legend George Guida, 93, passed away last week surrounded by loved ones and friends. Guida was an All-American sprinter for Villanova and competed in the 1948 Olympics in London. He and Wildcats teammate Browning Ross are credited with helping begin the Villanova track & field program's Irish Pipeline after they became friends with Irish runner Jimmy Reardon while in Europe for the Olympics.
Sorry, Philadelphia: No mail for you while the Pope's in town | Mashable
A large group of Philadelphia residents won't be receiving any mail when Pope Francis visits the city later in September. Four different post offices are affected in all, according to Philly.com: the Philadelphia Main Office (ZIP codes 19102, 19103 & 19104); the William Penn Delivery Annex (19106 & 19107); Fairmount Station (19130); and Spring Garden Station (19122 and 19123). Mail delivery in those areas will conclude on Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. and resume on Monday, Sept. 28.
Former Louisville star Harrell pulls motorist from burning car | WDRB 41
University of Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein Tweeted Monday night that Montrezl Harrell was involved in the rescue of a motorist after a wreck near campus on Saturday.
Female kicker April Goss makes extra point | NCAA.com
Kent State kicker April Goss became the second woman to score in a major college football game.
Hockey Goalie Gets Ejected From Season Opener For Chugging Beer During Timeout | Total Frat Move
If you've never attended a club sport at your university, you're doing yourself a serious disservice. Collegiate club sports are essentially intramurals on steroids.