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For NBA early-entrants, Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins' decisions could make Villanova the most impacted

Also, the first bad news related to Villanova Basketball in the past month.

Chris is off for vacation, so you've got to deal with everyone else.

Former Villanova basketball player Barry Bekkedam found guilty of defrauding TARP | Philadelphia Business Journal
After a four week trial and one week of jury deliberations, CEO Brian Hartline and onetime Chairman Barry Bekkedam were each found guilty of conspiracy, TARP fraud and two counts of making false statements. Bekkedam, 48, of Hobe Sound, Fla. was found not guilty of bank and wire fraud charges.

1966 DMR Team Earns Penn Relays Wall of Fame Induction |
During the 122nd running of the Penn Relays this week, Villanova will add another relay team to the Wall of Fame when the 1966 distance medley relay team is inducted on the 50th anniversary of its historic win. A team that consisted of Alan McCafferty, Bill Heidelberger, Ian Hamilton and Dave Patrick won the DMR with a then-record time of 9:46.4 on the old cinder track at Franklin Field. They will become the Wildcats 10th relay to be inducted to the Wall of Fame.

Effy Awards: Michigan State, Villanova win for team offense |
Michigan State and Villanova clean up in team awards, while Buddy Hield, Denzel Valentine and Thomas Walkup win individual honors.

NBA Draft Early Entry: The most influential ‘testing the water’ decisions | CollegeBasketballTalk
Now that the NBA has released a full list of the players that have declared for the NBA Draft, here are the 14 programs that have the most on the line with players that are testing the waters: Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks, Oregon: The Ducks were one of the biggest surprises last season, and pa...

Transfers fleeing college basketball programs is not the answer | ESPN
College basketball has a problem as players continue to transfer schools at an alarming rate. Fleeing a program for more playing time isn't always the best solution.

Potential NBA draft picks' decisions that could shape college basketball | ESPN In$ider
Some potential NBA draft picks have not hired agents, and their decisions to go pro or return to school will seriously change the outlook for these college basketball teams. Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins make the Top 10.

Villanova seeks to capitalize — again — on a basketball crown | The Washington Post
The Catholic university outside Philadelphia is raising its national profile -- with help from its hoops championship.

Too tall to play quarterback, Kevin Knox became a 5-star basketball recruit instead |
Kevin Knox, who was supposed to host Villanova coaches for an in-home visit last week, is growing into everything basketball wants in a wing. He's still growing into himself, too.

The 10 Dumbest Skip Bayless Tweets Of All-Time | Daily Snark
"Derek FIsher will prove to be a much better NBA head coach than Steve Kerr."

Villanova Star Ryan Arcidiacono named Ambassador forPhiladelphia Ronald McDonald House;surprises kids at Ronald McDonald Camp Reunion - Region - Main Line Media News
Over 300 kids and their families at the Ronald McDonald Camp (RMC) Reunion got a special treat this year, when Ryan Arcidiacono, point guard from National Basketball Champions Villanova, stopped by to speak with them and lift their spirits. The reunion took place at the Lincoln Financial Field, where the kids ran drills with MVP 360, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting athleticism amongst children without the stress of intense competition.

Earning The Right To Technology At Villanova | AFCA Weekly For Football Coaches
Head football strength and conditioning coach Jake Cox makes his student-athletes earn the right to utilize technology. Though they may be tech-savvy, student-athletes can’t use the technology until they prove they deserve it.

Villanova Super Bowl champ to appear at Delco sports festival | DelcoTimes
Among the special guests at the festival will be Al Atkinson, the Monsignor Bonner and Villanova football star who helped the New York Jets win Super Bowl III

Five-star Lonnie Walker has elite coaches tracking him this spring | Scout
Few players have had a better showing in the EYBL than Lonnie Walker. The five-star prospect is off to a great start, and elite coaches are tracking him every step of the way.