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The NCAA doesn't want any part of e-sports, and for good reason

And for good reason!

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Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Just one more day to slog through and we're back to watching some Villanova Basketball!

(Before we promptly take another week off)

In the meantime, check out this cool article from The Ringer covering the e-sports phenomenon and why the NCAA is staying far, far away.

And now, the "news."

The NCAA doesn't want to touch e-sports | The Ringer
Collegiate gamers are not bound by the same rules as student-athlete football and basketball players. And their freedom to make money suggests there’s another way to compensate amateur competitors.

Villanova basketball has a death lineup | FanSided
From Will: A deep look at how Villanova Basketball's small ball approach has been torching college basketball so far this season, and how it could sustain them.

Matchup Video: Josh Hart vs Notre Dame | DraftExpress
Corey Porter takes a closer look at Villanova wing Josh Hart's performance against previously undefeated Notre Dame.

Catholic schools again among nation's best basketball teams |
Villanova. Gonzaga. Creighton. Those three Catholic institutions were not only holding their own with much larger state schools and much wealthier independents, they were each unbeaten, a combined 30-0.

Kpassagnon named a 1st Team All-American |
Villanova senior defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (Ambler, Pa.) has been named a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He becomes the 27th player in Wildcat football history to garner first team All-American accolades.

9 best throwback uniforms in college hoops | USA TODAY
I've been in a war with NovaEquipment for a while, and here is my latest submission of evidence that they are blowing it 9 times out of 10.

Year of the blue blood turning into best college hoops season in two-plus decades |
Never mind the pace, the scoring, the shooting, and about as stacked a freshman class as you'll find

The 4.7 Buzzer Beater Snapback | OLTK
The 4.7 Snapback is the first of our 4.7 Collection in honor of the 4.7 Buzzer Beater to win the NCAA championship. Sweatshirts and t-shirts available

Casey Affleck’s Dunkin Donuts Commercial Is The Most Accurate Dunkin Donuts Commercial Ever | Barstool Sports
Very funny bit. I laughed a lot. Excellent. Well done.