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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova/Penn alumna gives twice as much to the Quakers

The only better way to start would be DePaul.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Quick and dirty today - check out the nice content by The Villanovan below, but I'm also interested as to why a Villanova and Penn alum would give twice as much money to one school, when it is essentially for the same purpose. That tells me...something...I'm just not sure what yet.

And be clear, she can do whatever she wants with her money. I'm not bashing her, at all and we should be thankful to have such a generous person in our alumni base. I'm just curious as to the difference in sales pitches was from each school, because as far as I can tell she's getting her name on both programs - the only difference being her late husband's name is going on the Penn program as well (perhaps he is a graduate there as well, and that's the difference).

Okay, I think I worked it all out!

And now, the "news."

Villanova, Wharton get $15 million gift from alumna | Philadelphia Business Journal
Anne Welsh McNulty graduated from Villanova's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1975, and from Wharton in 1979. She'll divvy up $5 million of the gift to Villanova and $10 million for Wharton. Huh?

Refreshed ‘Cats look to renew Big East win-streak | The Villanovan
After a week off, the Wildcats will look to return to their winning ways when they take on St. John’s (7-12) at Madison Square Garden this Sunday afternoon.

Phil Booth searching for his rhythm in sophomore campaign | The Villanovan
Last season, sophomore guard Phil Booth was a revelation off the bench for the Wildcats. This year, however...

Ryan Arcidiacono a shining star for super 'Nova |
Nearing the halfway point of the Big East season, Villanova is in front again, but not as dominant as last season when 27 of its 33 wins were by double digits. These Wildcats had been living dangerously before Providence got them Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center, ending long winning streaks, home and conference.

Naples’ Jack Gilliam commits to Villanova Soccer | Naples News
A four-year letter-winner at Naples High School, Gilliam committed to Villanova this week. He'll play either forward or midfield for the Wildcats.

Ennis Interested In Possible Return With Ducks Next Season |
It was while watching a football game, ironically enough, that Dylan Ennis became convinced he wasn’t ready for his college career to end.

Letter: UConn Belongs In The Big East | Hartford Courant
"UConn should beg, crawl and pay to get back into the Big East. This is a basketball-first athletic program and it needs to be in a basketball-first conference."

10,000-Year-Old Mammoth Bones Found At Oregon State Stadium Construction Site | CBS Seattle
Construction crews working on an expansion to Oregon State's Reser Stadium found a little bit more than just pay dirt while digging in the north end zone.

Seventh Grader Dubbed Jason Williams 2.0 Has Crazy Handles and Court Vision | The Big Lead
Wish I could do that.