Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Mark Jackson is officially on campus and on the job for Villanova. Make sure to read and leave your remarks on Brian's open letter to the new head man. He may not respond (please do Mark!), but I'm confident he'll take a look at all your suggestions.
Lots of good reads today - led by Randy Foye's look back at the Big East freshmen symposium. It's so great that the basketball players stay involved with the school and program. Having met Randy, can say with conviction he's one of the best this program has produced.
And now, the "news."
Nova Notebook: Foye Kept it Real at BIG EAST forum | Villanova.com
The BIG EAST held the first of its kind Freshmen Fundamentals this month and Villanova legend Randy Foye was one of those who shared his college experience with the league's rookies.
Pennsylvania is the 9th best basketball state in the country | CBSSports.com
Villanova and Pitt are on solid ground, but everyone else has work to do.
NCAA tournament tops list of reasons to be excited for college hoops | SI.com
From the NCAA tournament to the mid-major debate, (No Villanova mentions but...) here are the top 16 reasons to be excited for the 2015-16 college basketball season.
The Best Moments in College Football This Week | The New York Times
Bednarczyk, whose only previous collegiate action came as a holder on kicks, finished 4 of 6 passing for 57 yards.
Zach Bednarczyk is the backup of the week | ESPN
I nearly went with "the entire ACC," seeing as how five quarterbacks have gone down over the first three weekends, including three in Week 3. But most of those QBs were adequate, at best. Not Bednarczyk, who came off the bench to relieve John Robertson midway through the fourth quarter of the Wildcats' big FCS game at Delaware, immediately throwing a tying TD pass and then marching 74 yards on six plays to win it, capped by a 21-yard TD run.
Thursday Night Football: Quakers Take on Villanova | PennAthletics.com
Penn's first Thursday night game since 2002 will be tough.