Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! A nice win over Marquette last night, and especially good again to see adjustments made after a disastrous close to the first half. Especially impressed with Jenkins going toe-to-toe with Ellenson and getting the better of him for most of the game.
ICYMI yesterday, the NCAA announced a bunch of rule changes. Most are positive ones, but the biggest for me was the decision to allow all football conferences to host championship games without a minimum member requirement. The Big 12 was reportedly looking at expansion, which could have kicked off another round of craziness. That's unlikely to happen now. I'm sure there are some hot takes on this.
And now, the "news."
NCAA members OK football championship games for all conferences | USA Today
This should just about end the chances of another major conference shuffling for the time being.
NCAA makes much-needed changes to pre-draft calendar NBC Sports
These changes will go into effect immediately, meaning that this year's deadline is May 25.
Villanova’s Sheridan embracing shot at pro career | delcotimes.com
Each morning this week, 70-some pro soccer hopefuls have been rousted from their hotel rooms, rounded up into buses and shipped to Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to prove to 20 MLS teams why they deserve pro contracts.
It's time to pay attention to college basketball | ESPN
OK, college football has crowned a national champion. You're sad, right? Well, college basketball is here to fill the void. And in case you haven't been paying attention to the first three months of the season -- and why not? -- we'll catch you up.
Ranking Top 100 (and 1) college hoops players for first 2 months | CBSSports.com
Arch, Chef and Hart are all still among the Top 100 players in college basketball, but two of them have moved around.