TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I had planned on getting myself all pumped up about Villanova's blizzard game with Providence but since the game has been moved to Sunday - the right call it should be said - I've tempered my excitement until Saturday.
Also something that dropped late last night - Villanova has offered point guard Chris Lykes. The diminutive guard is an exciting prospect so check him out - it's the first new offer by the staff in quite some time and we should expect more soon as they complete more scouting during the high school season. It also looks like a ball-handling guard may be in the cards for 2017, as previously Trevon Duval was the only true point guard on the offer list.
And now, the "news."
Seth Davis: Here's why Villanova won't disappoint in March | SI.com
Is Villanova a legit contender? Which teams have the biggest bench problems? Seth Davis answers these questions and more in his mailbag.
Big Thought: Why are the Villanova Wildcats seemingly underrated? | ESPN
Villanova once again is rolling through a competitive Big East, but recent early tournament problems leave many still skeptical about the Wildcats.
All-Time #NBArank, 81-90 | ESPN
H/T to RJG09, this column's namesake was named one of the 100 greatest NBA players of all time!
Football Banquet Postponed Until Saturday, January 30 | Villanova.com
Due to the winter storm that will affect the area this weekend, the Villanova football banquet scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed one week. The banquet is now scheduled for Saturday, January 30 at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pa., with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner starting at 7 p.m.
Tax return shows SEC made $527.4 million in first year of CFP, SEC Network | USA TODAY
Former commissioner Mike Slive was paid nearly $3.6M in 2014.
Jay Williams -- Life Is Not An Accident A Memoir of Reinvention | ESPN
In this excerpt from the new book, "Life Is Not An Accident," author Jay Williams tells the story of how his bright future came crashing down around him on a picture-perfect day.
UConn's Cliff Robinson Enters Marijuana Business As 'Uncle Spliffy' | Hartford Courant
UConn basketball greats have segued their college and professional careers into coaching jobs, broadcasting gigs and now: the marijuana business.