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The Sun's Arizin: Larry Brown is in trouble again at SMU

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An old friend of the Villanova program is in hot water once more.

Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! Yesterday the NCAA laid the smackdown on SMU for allegations against Keith Frazier and Larry Brown's supposed attempt to cover it up. Brown, prior to taking the job at SMU, was a frequent visitor to the Villanova campus to visit good friend Jay Wright. Don't read in to it too much, but it's noteworthy that Brown has now faced sanctions as all three NCAA programs he's led.

In other Villanova-related news, Markus Kennedy will now miss the NCAA Tournament during his senior season. Mixed opinions on Kennedy around here, but it's tough to see his career come to an end for something he had nothing to do with.

And now, the "news."

NCAA bans SMU from postseason, suspends Larry Brown | SBNation.com
The 75-year-old coach is in hot water with the NCAA.

Brett Brown, Jay Wright bond on Mideast trip | Inquirer
Brett Brown and Jay Wright were sitting in the front seat of the bus as it crossed back from the West Bank and into Israeli territory in late July. They had just given a basketball clinic in Ramallah and were returning to do the same in Jerusalem as part of an outreach program sponsored by a group called PeacePlayers International. At the checkpoint, two young Israeli soldiers boarded the bus and this part was not about games.

Programs on the rise, decline in 2015-16 | CollegeBasketballTalk
Several teams have struck gold on the recruiting trail over the past few summers, which hopefully leads to breakthrough seasons in 2015-16. Other programs are dealing with injuries, coaching changes, or in some cases, complete roster overhauls. 1 Big East on the Rise, one on the Slide.

Continuity is Key as Men's Soccer Approaches Busy Stretch | Villanova.com
Villanova enters a key stretch of its 2015 season on Wednesday night at La Salle before returning home Saturday to host Marquette and a quick trip to Maryland.

Kenney selected to the BIG EAST Field Hockey Weekly Honor Roll | Villanova.com
Villanova field hockey senior forward Kayla Kenney was selected to the BIG EAST Field Hockey Weekly Honor Roll on Monday afternoon via a conference press release.

Men's Golf Places 13th at the Patriot Intercollegiate | Villanova.com

The Villanova golf team finished the Patriot Intercollegiate in 13th place after the conclusion of the 54-hole tournament on Monday afternoon.

4-star guard Shamorie Ponds commits to St. John's | Rumble In The Garden
The Brooklyn native chose the hometown team over Creighton and Providence.

SDSU students facing possible expulsion for refusing to remove American, military flags from balcony | ABC15 Arizona
Two San Diego State University students are facing possible expulsion after hanging the American flag and other military flags on their balcony.

Sources: Nissan Lands 100 College Deals In One Of Biggest Multimedia Buys Ever | SportsBusiness Daily
The automaker is crafting a prolific series of college sponsorships that ultimately will give it coverage on college campuses across the country. These deals will provide the brand with official auto status at 64 of the 65 schools in the power five conferences. Michigan State, which has a long-standing partnership with GM, is the exception.