Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! John Calipari is back in the news with another crazy idea to 'fix' college basketball, but this time the idea isn't so crazy. Cal wants college hoops in August - that's practices, exhibitions, etc.
He's got a point too. Football has spring practice and that generates a ton of media coverage. And August is typically one of the slowest sports months of the year, so there's an opening for somebody to grab. Why not college basketball?
Agree? Disagree? Personally, I'm all in favor of more Villanova Basketball.
And now, the "news."
John Calipari wants to change college hoops' calendar to include basketball in August | CBSSports.com
Kentucky coach John Calipari wants something like spring football for hoops.
Kpassagnon expected to get NFL combine invite - Rotoworld.com
"Kpassagnon is sized well, athletic and has tremendous potential," Pauline wrote. "He can be a one man wrecking crew making plays behind the line of scrimmage or just as easily a defensive lineman who occupies blockers which allows teammates to make plays on the ball."
64 reasons to be excited for college basketball | SI.com
From Alec Peters returning to Valparaiso to plenty of compelling nonconference tournaments, there is a lot to be excited about this college hoops seas (#64-33).
Villanova University Receives Million Commitment for Villanova Football | Villanova.com
Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced a million gift from Sheila Labrecque, wife of the late Thomas Labrecque 60, former chairman and chief executive of the Chase Manhattan Corporation and former Villanova University Trustee, to support the Villanova Football program. Inspired by a longstanding friendship with Villanova Football Head Coach Andy Talley, Labrecque has designated the gift to support the construction of the West End Zone Complexan million project that is being funded entirely through donor support.
Sport Tours International Moves Two Womens Tournaments | Villanova.com
The 2016 San Juan Shootout will be played in Daytona Beach, FL due to concerns over the risk of the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico. The Villanova Women will now travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., during Thanksgiving and will play Troy and VCU at the Ocean Center Arena.