Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Most of you probably saw this story over the weekend, but Jay Wright benched Kris Jenkins during the exhibition win because he was two pounds overweight at check-in. Jenkins looks great, so no concern there at all with him IMO.
But Wright is taking things seriously - even in an exhibition - and is sending the 'no days off' message to one of his captains. That message should permeate through the team. This team has a long road ahead, and you can tell Wright wants another big season.
And now, the "news."
Villanova, Wright chasing title repeat with lessons from run | DelcoTimes
With a championship banner to match one from 1985 nestled in the Pavilion rafters, the Wildcats must now hope that championship revelry doesn’t equate to a follow-up hangover.
2016 Big East Basketball Preview, Storylines and Standings | Barstool Sports
Five storylines to watch in the conference, including Villanova's chance to go for the repeat both in-conference and nationally.
Ten 'What if?' scenarios that impact college hoops | SI.com
We put 10 what-if scenarios into our model to assess how certain NBA draft decisions, injuries, NCAA eligibility rulings, transfers and coaching changes effect the upcoming year. It includes, "What if Omari Spellman were eligible for Villanova?"
Zach Bednarczyk, Villanova roll over Maine | CSN Philly
Zach Bednarczyk threw for a career-high 326 yards and Rob Rolle had two interceptions as Villanova beat Maine, 26-7, on Saturday.
Two teams ahead of Villanova in The Post’s preseason Top 25 | New York Post
Kris Jenkins and Big East preseason Player of the Year Josh Hart will lead Jay Wright’s always consistent squad, as championship role players like Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges should thrive given extended minutes.
From Cameroon to Villanova, an entrepreneur's journey to develop a healthful tea | Philadelphia Inquirer
As a resident of Cameroon, in West Africa, Vanessa Zommi Kungne already was a rarity among Villanova University's student body when she arrived last spring.