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The Sun's Arizin: Could the Mark Jackson-era be a short one?

Mark Jackson was lured away from Hollywood to the Main Line. Will La-La-Land lure him right back?

Good morning! I know what you're all a-buzz about this morning: Will Villanova be #1 in the Associated Press poll for the first time ever later today? Stay tuned for more on that.

We should also note that USC's athletic director Pat Haden has decided to step down from his position. Current Wildcats AD Mark Jackson was a key lieutenant to Haden until moving east earlier this school year. With speculation starting to brew over who will take over the Los Angeles football power program this summer, Jackson's name has been -- understandably -- mentioned already. Could his stay on the Main Line be a short one?

And now, "the News."

Who are the top candidates to replace Pat Haden at USC? | NY Daily News
Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson was considered the heir apparent to Pat Haden until he left for Villanova in August. Will USC try to lure him back?

Iowa is new No. 1 in Top 25 (and one) after Oklahoma loses to KSU |
Gary Parrish shift the Villanova Wildcats... into PARK. Iowa is his number-one, with OU dropping down a slot to #2.

Villanova could be next No. 1 after Oklahoma, UNC losses | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Come Monday, Villanova may be the No. 1-ranked team in the country for the first time in program history after losses by Oklahoma and UNC.

A side-by-side look at the leading contenders to rise to No. 1 | Yahoo
The Wildcats are alone in first place in one of the nation's toughest leagues. They are tied for the second-most top 100 victories in the country, they have no bad losses and they beat Xavier head-to-head by 31 points.

College Football: Villanova Signing Day haul includes size, speed | Delco Times
"We play six (receivers) so there’s some room to play for us if they pick up the system early," Talley said. "A lot of our receivers in the past have been possession receivers so we wanted to get a little more speed in the program and these guys have speed."

Gorman: An easy pick for Franklin Regional's Summers | TribLIVE
"It was tough to turn that down, but I really thought about how a Villanova degree will help me in the long run. And Villanova has a pretty good football program."

Panel discusses arming officers at Villanova University | Main Line Media News
About 30 residents and some members of the Board of Commissioners gathered Tuesday evening to listen to a panel discuss the efficacy of having armed police officers patrol Villanova University.

Twins' Peak: Caroline and Katherine Coyer Have Thrived at Villanova |
Caroline Coyer and Katherine Coyer made the decision to come to Villanova together and have never looked back. The two senior starters hope to write a compelling final chapter to their shared basketball story beginning Friday against DePaul.

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March Madness: 10 reasons this year's could be one of best yet |
There's about a month left in the regular season, but it's never to early to start counting down to Selection Sunday.

Late-game etiquette rules in college basketball | ESPN
Inspired by Brannen Greene's classless late-game dunk on Wednesday, we offer some tips on how players and coaches should behave.