Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Hope you all had a great holiday weekend and had some responsible - or at least safe - fun. Just diving back into things on this end and ICYMI, this past weekend was the final session of the Nike EYBL until July's Peach Jam. That means we'll like get a fresh crop of articles dropping today with the latest on all your favorite Villanova targets.
Keep your eyes peeled!
And now, the "news."
Kevin Knox to trim list after Peach Jam | ZagsBlog
Knox insists he doesn't have any favorites, but expect a formal move in his recruitment after next month's Nike finale.
Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz All Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships | Villanova.com
Villanova had three runners in competition at the NCAA East Preliminary on Saturday night and all three punched tickets to the national championships in Oregon next month by advancing out of their respective heats at Hodges Stadium. Sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) and senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) were each automatic qualifiers for the NCAA meet in the 1500 meters and senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) was an automatic qualifier in the 5000 meters.
Grant and Burda Wrap Up Competition for Wildcats at NCAA East Preliminary | Villanova.com
On the final night of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary, senior sprinter Shanice Grant (Kingston, Jamaica) and freshman distance runner Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) represented Villanova in the 100 meter hurdles and the 5000 meters, respectively. Grant finished 18th in the national quarterfinal heats of the hurdles at Hodges Stadium on Saturday evening and Burda placed 22nd in the semifinal heats of the 5000 meters.
A bond of brothers who share an experience as Navy pilots | The Morning Call
Growing up as the second youngest of four brothers probably forged his deceiving ambitions and easygoing, carefree demeanor. Colin Bakey accepted an NROTC scholarship to Villanova University knowing full well that he would serve his country in the military during a time of great unknowns.