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Lower Township, NJ has declared that January 9th (Saturday!) will be Matt Szczur Day!

Matt Szczur will be honored by his home town in New Jersey on Saturday, when Lower Township officially celebrates Matt Szczur Day. The former Villanova football and baseball phenom is in the process of buying a house in Lower Township, that he will apparently use primarily in his off-season from his current career in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs.

In addition to his outstanding two-sport career in college and his professional sports career, Szczur has endeared himself to fans far and wide for his selflessness. In 2009, he was the most high-profile Villanova athlete to donate bone marrow as part of Coach Andy Talley's annual drive. He almost missed the program's 2009 National Championship drive because of the donation, but the scheduling worked out to allow him to play and save the life of a young Ukrainian girl.

He's an easy one to root for (unless you're a St. Louis fan, I guess).

And now, "the news,"

Matt Szczur Day Proclaimed in Lower; Voters Reminded of Jan. 26 Referendum | Cape May County Herald
The first Lower Township Council meeting of 2016 featured an ESPN story on 26-year-old local sports star and current Chicago Cub, Matt Szczur, followed by a proclamation read by Mayor Michael Beck that declared Jan. 9, 2016 as "Matt Szczur Day."

Will Big East prepare Villanova for NCAA Tournament? | Philly.com
LET'S BE HONEST: The Big East Conference is not what it used to be.

Villanova's Josh Hart a pro-lific all-around talent | Philly.com
"I don't think we've ever had a player like him," Wright said. "He's like a combination of Dante Cunningham and Randy Foye. He's not as big as Dante but he's bigger than Randy. He can play under the basket, he can guard, he can shoot, he gets to the foul line. He's unique. He's probably what people call a classic '3' man, but we use him at everything. In certain lineups he's been our (center).

Stevens misses Celtics game to visit Andrew Smith | IndyStar
The Boston Celtics announced coach Brad Stevens is missing Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls to visit one of his former Butler players who has cancer.

Marquette Basketball Needs Your Help Picking Out Shoes For National Marquette Day | Anonymous Eagle
You have the opportunity to help the Golden Eagles choose which shoes to wear on National Marquette Day when they play Villanova on Fox.

Why the U.S. Should Never Host Another Olympics | Outside Online
It's expensive, demanding, and in the eyes of the many cities who have refused to throw their hat into the five-ring circus, a total scam.