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Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! I know most of you will be anxiously refreshing for the Pavilion renovation details. Let me spare you early risers and let you know that it will drop at 9am ET.

In the meantime, have fun on your high horse below knowing that Villanova's success is fueling the athletics budgets for the rest of the Big East. Don't let any of your friends or family from Big East rivals tell you otherwise.

And now, the "news."

Villanova’s national title buoys Creighton and fellow Big East schools, which rely strictly on basketball revenues | omaha.com
Villanova beating North Carolina? They knew how important the moment could be for a reconfigured league that’s trying to reclaim its place in the college basketball landscape without any boost from the kinds of exorbitant revenue figures enjoyed by so many of its peers. Football dollars do not help fund Big East basketball coaching contracts, recruiting budgets or facility updates.

Villanova Is On Target To Win Another Title | The Sports Quotient
In the past three seasons, the Wildcats were eliminated in either the first or second rounds. But with last season’s championship under its belt, Villanova has turned a corner and has all it needs to make a deep run in the postseason.

Breaking Down the Villanova Loss to Richmond | Last Word on College Football
Just like the passing offense, the rushing game vanished today as well. The Wildcats ran for under 100 rushing yards for the first time in FCS play, averaging only 2.8 yards per carry with a 31 yard long. Sophomore Aaron Forbes led the team in rushes with nine and gained 66 yards.

University of Delaware fires football coach Dave Brock
Brock, who coached Delaware to a 19-22 record, was fired, UD announced late Sunday afternoon after first alerting some season-ticket holders and donors in an email. His contract ran through the 2017 season.

James Madison holds on to beat New Hampshire (Oct 15, 2016) | FOX Sports
The seventh-ranked Dukes (6-1, 4-0) are undefeated midway through their conference schedule, but after leading by 30 points in the fourth quarter, they had to hold off a furious UNH rally in their first-place matchup in Durham.

SDSU Takes Stance Against Drinking Before Games [OPINION] | ESPN991.com
They might as well put up a sign that says “Hey freshman, sophomores and half the junior class – stay at home and don’t come to the tailgate.” We feel your pain, SDSU... since the 1980s...

New Orleans Pelicans Season Outlook: Dante Cunningham | Pelican Brief
Even as one of the longest-tenured players on the New Orleans Pelicans, Cunningham faces an uphill battle to retain the role he carved out on this team.

Classic HS Battles OJ Mayo Vs Corey Fisher (2007) | Hoop Dreams NYC
Get in your time machine, this is pretty fun!

NLRB rules Northwestern's football manual restrictions unlawful | ESPN
The NLRB has ruled that football players at Northwestern must be freely allowed to post on social media, discuss issues of their health and safety, and speak with the media.

Tim Tebow Called Out On Strikes, Turns And Heals Umpire Of Blindness | The Babylon Bee
SCOTTSDALE, AZ—During Wednesday’s game in the Arizona Fall League, former NFL quarterback turned baseball player Tim Tebow was called out on strikes to end his second at bat. According to reports, Tebow quickly turned and stared intensely at umpire Garrett Patterson, seemingly upset with the call.

Cooley addresses potential National Anthem protests at Big East Media Day | ProJo
"We talk about it. It’s the elephant in the room right now in the landscape of athletics. I personally have my beliefs with the National Anthem, of which I talked to my team about. I’m a big believer that the United States is the best place in the world to live. But at the same time, if our kids are going to protest, we’ve got to educate them on why.

35 Years of the BIG EAST Tournament At Madison Square Garden - YouTube
The #BIGEAST Tournament celebrates 35 Years at The Garden this March. Join the #MarchToMSG as we write a new chapter in #BIGEASThoops history, March 8-11.

Villanova Hosting Former Presidential Candiate and Utah Gov. John Huntsman Jr. Monday | Radnor, PA Patch
Former Republican presidential candidate John Huntsman Jr. is coming to Villanova University Monday to hold a discussion on ethics and the 2016 presidential election.