TGIF, 'Nova Nation! That Butler visit to the Pavilion sort of snuck up on me this weekend, and with the school deciding to hold Senior Day it has even more meaning. Here's hoping for a memorable day (with a win, Villanova and Xavier is probably the game of the week next Wednesday).
We tried to FanShot the lead story yesterday but the URL was giving our system some trouble. Villanova has hired Brian Beacham away from Cabrini to join in on the athletics fundraising. He's likely to be joining Jason Donnelly's group, and he's been getting good reviews online. Welcome, Brian!
And now, the "news."
Brian Beacham Accepts Athletic Development Position at Villanova | Cabrini
Beacham is joining the fundraising team at Villanova at a critical point.
Kellan Grady hints at a top three | HoopSeen
Kellan Grady updates his college recruitment, and says he's planning a visit to a Big East school this spring.
Two Villanova Science Professors Receive NOAA Grant | Villanova Media Room
Two Villanova professors have been awarded a $72k NOAA Sea Grant for research on triclosan in Brandywine Watershed.
Ed Cooley’s Special Bond With A Young Man | SLAMonline
Providence coach meets with 6-year-old boy after a recent loss.
No evidence UConn has been making Power Five conference push | CollegeFootballTalk
The Hartford Courant recently submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the University of Connecticut for any documents related to potential conference realignment. The request came back empty as the newspaper was informed there were no relevant documents to share.
Villanova student living in Conshohocken charged with selling marijuana on campus | Times Herald
Conshohocken police have announced the arrest of a Villanova University student alleged to have sold marijuana on campus. Not a great week.