Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! SI has a couple of good previews out on both the Player of the Year race and the Big East conference. As you may have heard, the 'Cats have had a torrid run through what has been a pretty good conference for three straight years.
And so the previews predictably take the angle of whether anyone can slow them down. Can they? Despite the lofty preseason expectations, maybe this IS the year that Villanova doesn't win 16 games in the conference. But it's probably not the year they don't win it.
And now, the "news."
Big East basketball preview: Villanova looking for repeat | SI.com
As Villanova defends its conference and national titles, Xavier and Creighton appear ready to disrupt in the Big East.
Villanova's Josh Hart, Duke's Grayson Allen lead POY picks | SI.com
Hart and Allen have each won national championships. They're each projected as leading scorers on top-10 teams this season. And they're SI's preseason
College basketball: 32 bold predictions for 2016-17, Part III | NCAA.com
Here are eight more bold college basketball predictions for 2016-17.
Five programs poised for a fall entering the new season | Yahoo!
Yahoo's 2016-17 season preview continues with a look at five programs poised for a fall. One BIG EAST school and one Big Five school is included.
Kansas Jayhawks Bill Self, Virginia Cavaliers Tony Bennett rate as predictable | ESPN ($)
Players come and go, but stylistic choices such as pace of play and 3-point shooting remain. Which major conference coaches have been the most consistent the past five seasons?
Andy Talley Previews Ninth Week on CAA Football Teleconference Call | Villanova.com
During the ninth weekly CAA Football teleconference of the season on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley gave his thoughts on the Wildcats game against Albany and how the team is preparing for the bye week.
College Basketball Hot Seat: The pressure is mounting on these eight coaches | CBS Sports
Coaches at Mizzou, Illinois and Minnesota are among those feeling the heat
Villanova Football Building One Of FCS' Top 2017 Classes | HERO Sports
Villanova has built easily one of the nation's top 10 recruiting classes in the FCS so far. The 2017 class can sign with the Wildcats in February.
Advice for Wizards’ undrafted rookies from Coach Scott Brooks: ‘Don’t rest’ | The Washington Post
The three undrafted rookies who made the Washington Wizards' 15-man roster should expect to develop under Coach Scott Brooks, says former protege Serge Ibaka.
Arizona basketball recruiting: Lonnie Walker likely to commit | Arizona Desert Swarm
The Wildcats just added Ira Lee, but they’re not done yet