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The Sun's Arizin: Daniel Ochefu seems likely to be a free agent again

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Ochefu may be on his way out in DC, and Kyle Lowry is looking to capitalize on his recent success.

Reports out over the weekend have the Washington Wizards are likely to cut Villanova alumnus Daniel Ochefu soon. Nothing against the Wildcats' national champion big man, but the Wizards seems to be a little bit over-invested in their front court, so something has to give, and it's not going to be any of their veterans.

That doesn't mean that the adventure is over for Ochefu, of course. He'll surely end up playing somewhere this season, though we'll have to wait where he catches on.

Ochefu isn't the only former Wildcat in the NBA whose agent will be getting busy soon. Kyle Lowry is reportedly opting out of the last year of his deal with the Toronto Raptors. He isn't necessarily moving on from Toronto, but with his recent string of successes, it probably makes sense for him to feel out the market for his services right now.

Oh, and Tina Fey wore some Villanova gear on Saturday Night Live, when she yelled, "First of all, Indiana, no one wants your garbage pizza." Before anyone jumps in to defend Pizza from the midwest (you too, Chicago), lets note that Indiana is far outside the "Pizza Belt." Science has spoken, folks.

And now, "the news":

Washington Wizards To Waive Daniel Ochefu | Wiz of Awes
According to David Pick, the Wizards will waive Ochefu, who played a key role in Villanova’s NCAA championship run this past season.

Kyle Lowry hopes to channel gold into Raptors success | ABC News
The 30-year-old point guard appeared in 105 out of a possible 110 games between the regular season, playoffs and international competition, validating all the hard work he had put in during the offseason to get himself in the best shape possible.

Kyle Lowry intends to opt out of final year of contract with Toronto Raptors | ESPN
Kyle Lowry intends to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Toronto Raptors and potentially join a star-studded group of free agents next summer.

Fey, Fallon guest in Delco-centric 'Weekend Update' for 'SNL' | Philadelphia Daily News
How important are suburban Philadelphia women in the coming election?

Villanova has an easy time with Rhode Island | Philly.com
It was their fifth straight win, following a loss at FBS Pitt. None of the teams they have played in that stretch has a winning record. That's going to change.

Oct. 15 schedule in FCS looms big (Oct 7, 2016) | FOX Sports
This week's FCS schedule is far from being one of the better ones of the season, but here's a little secret: You'll want to catch your breath before next weekend.

Greg McDermott's second act in big-time basketball looks like happier role | omaha.com
It was on April 26, 2010, that McDermott closed a door and opened another. On the day he left Big 12 Iowa State for Missouri Valley Creighton, the media came to Mac’s house in Ames. He did a press conference on his driveway.

Place Your Bid On A 10,517 Square Foot Villanova Home | Radnor, PA Patch
Built by Chip Vaughn and designed by Ann Capron, the home is a five-bedroom, eight-bathroom residence with cathedral ceiling frames and a "bright, airy" open plan interior that show off the 13th hole of Overbrook Golf Course from nearly every room.

World Champion Pole Vaulter's Explanation For Positive Cocaine Test Totally Worked, Somehow
World champion pole vaulter Shawnacy Barber tested positive for cocaine after winning the Canadian Olympic trials in July, but was allowed to compete in Rio after an arbitrator ruled that he inadvertently ingested the cocaine while kissing a woman he had solicited for sex on Craigslist the night before the trials.