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The Sun’s Arizin: Wells Fargo Center tickets on sale for 2016-17 season; Hoyas commit recruiting violation

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Good Morning folks! Villanova kicked off their presale of Wells Fargo Center packages yesterday, so check your email for the appropriate promo code to get yours.

In other news, it seems that Georgetown made a big social media "oopsie" yesterday, posting a picture with 4-star point guard Tremont Waters on their accounts to celebrate his verbal commitment. That's an NCAA violation (albeit, probably a relatively minor one), since schools are not allowed to publicize recruits until after they've signed a National Letter of Intent or enrolled in classes.

I'm sure the Hoyas compliance department has now "educated" the social media folks on this matter.

And now, "the News":

Georgetown commits NCAA violation with Tremont Waters | Albers Angle
Georgetown removed the photo featuring Tremont Waters a few hours after this story was released.

4-Star Class of ‘17 PG Tremont Waters Commits to Georgetown | Casual Hoya
Huge recruiting win for John Thompson III and the staff as 4-star Class of ‘17 point guard Tremont Waters has committed to Georgetown.

Villanova go-to scorer Josh Hart eager to pursue another title | USA Today
The Wildcats' star player has added a weapon to his arsenal. Hart's shot is much smoother.

Austin Calitro Motivated to Lead as Wildcats Defense Thrives |
“We all felt proud to do that last year,” Calitro said of the way Villanova remained in the conversation for a share of a conference title until the final game. “Going 6-5 wasn’t an achievement, but with losing so many players and then holding JMU to [153] rushing yards on [43] carries, that was a great accomplishment and I think this year we’ll have even bigger achievements.”

Duke to Chicago State, 1-351 Rankings |
The most rigorously delightful, detail-oriented, all-in-one college hoops preview you'll find for all 351 D1 men's basketball teams.

Top 10 candidates for college basketball's Naismith Player of the Year award | The Comeback
The 2016-17 college basketball season is less than a month away. Which 10 players are the top candidates for the Naismith Player of the Year award?

College men's basketball preseason coaches poll comes out Thursday | USA Today
Can Villanova repeat? Which teams figure to be in the national mix for 2016-17.

For Villanova, A Champion's Hangover |
It’s happened in consecutive years now, the media overrates the defending national champion heading into the following men’s basketball season. We saw it with Duke after its 2014-15 championship– the Blue Devils were picked to win the ACC and return to the Final Four in 2015-16 by most major publications. Now it’s happening with Villanova.

College basketball: 32 bold predictions for 2016-17 season, Part II |

Rachel McArthur Ready To Take Her Running To Next Level At Villanova | Mile Stat
Patriot senior Rachel McArthur, one of the top girls middle distance recruits in the country with PR\'s of 2:06 in the 800 and 4:45 in the mile, verbally committed on Wednesday to Villanova University and will run for the storied program coached by Gina Procaccio.

Taking the FCS route to the NFL has proven to be successful |
There is a saying prospects from the lower levels of college football cling to every winter in the run-up to the NFL draft: “If you’re good enough to play in the NFL, the NFL will find you.” NFL rosters will always be dominated by players from FBS schools, but FCS schools are producing more players, including top draft picks.

Three Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholars | Villanova Media
Three Villanova University professors have received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to support their research and teaching.

Kentucky coach John Calipari says no one can be like Kentucky, not even the Duke Blue Devils | ESPN
John Calipari is the godfather of one-and-done. Now every school is doing it. "It took Duke to do it for it to become OK," he says. Calipari has a message: You'll never do it as well as Kentucky.

South Carolina's Frank Martin said he's lost 40 pounds this offseason | ESPN
He nearly reached 300 lbs last season.

Syracuse basketball can't keep wins, but it can keep Big East, NCAA banners |
That means while Syracuse's official record for the 2005-06 season will go down as 0-7, Syracuse can keep its Big East Tournament trophy and continue to display a Big East Tournament champion banner at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center.

Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil to join LDS Church | Deseret News
At the end of July, friends of Philadelphia 76er’s CEO Scott O’Neil received a text from him that simply said, “I believe.”