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Early kickoff is early fun!

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Make sure you tune in to the football game this weekend - it's on Comcast SportsNet, so readily available for most of you in the country if you're willing to watch. Don't be that guy/gal who doesn't.

I'll be in Athens this weekend with Mrs. Lane for the Georgia-South Carolina game, so I won't be with you for the Battle of the Blue. Keep my seat in the GameThread warm.

(Okay fine, I'm that guy. But I have a college footbal crazed wife to keep happy)

And now, the "news."

Villanova Ready For Rival Delaware’s Early Visit | CBS Philly
This match-up is usually the regular season finale for both teams but, because of the Pope's visit to Philly, the game is Saturday.

Delaware Readies For Rivalry Match-Up With Villanova | CBS Philly
The 1-1 Delaware Blue Hens look for their second straight win against Villanova.

Non-conference scheduling studs and duds: The Big East | Yahoo Sports
Assessing whose slates are too easy and too tough and which game should have been scheduled but wasn't.

Dylan Painter gives Villanova the frontcourt depth that they need | Scout ($)
Four-star commitment Dylan Painter gives Villanova the depth on the frontcourt they have lacked in previous years.

Mens Cross Country Ready for Main Line Invitational on Friday Evening | Villanova.com
For the 13th straight year, one of the highlights of the early-season cross country schedule is the Main Line Invitational at nearby Haverford College. Villanova will compete in the four-mile race on the Alumni Course at Haverford on Friday evening, with the race scheduled for 5:30 p.m. A womens three-mile race takes place earlier and begins at 5 p.m.

5 Reasons To Be Excited for Parents Weekend | Her Campus
Why we should all love parents weekend:

Villanova Launches Law Institute to Fight Sex Trafficking | NBC 10 Philadelphia
A pioneering new law institute is working to put an end to sex trafficking, and the group has its home -- and is launching its work -- in the Philadelphia area.