Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Eerily silent out of the Chris Lykes camp - no news is good news, eventually?
In other recruiting news, Lonnie Walker had some fresh comments on Villanova (along with Kentucky and Arizona). While the bluebloods got the generic treatment, he had some pointed comments on 'Nova pertaining to their roster and (I'm surmising) how much PT will be available.
I'm of the opinion that he's a complete player who will get significant PT from day one, and with Hart and Jenkins out the door it (somewhat) alleviates a very packed wing position. But he has also talked about wanting to develop as a point guard (not a bad idea for his NBA career), and thus he may be keeping an eye on what Jalen Brunson does.
And now, the "news."
Lonnie Walker talks 'Nova, UK & Arizona, plans to cut list | ZagsBlog
Very interesting comments by Lonnie Walker, who says while Villanova is going to stay in it, he needs to see who will be leaving/staying for the 'Cats. Could he be on Jalen Brunson watch?
Siofra Cleirigh Buttner to Compete at NCAA Championships This Week | Villanova.com
Sophomore middle distance runner Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Dublin, Ireland) will represent Villanova at this weeks NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a qualifier in the 800 meters. This is the first time that Cleirigh Buttner will compete at the national meet outdoors. The championships are being held from Wednesday through Saturday and the meet returns to Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. for the fourth straight year.
Tiernan, Malone and Williamsz Head to NCAA Championships This Week | Villanova.com
A trio of Villanova distance runners are headed to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week, as senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia), senior Jordy Williamsz (Melbourne, Australia) and sophomore Ben Malone (River Vale, N.J.) will compete at the national meet in Eugene, Ore. beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Tiernan is a qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters for the third straight year, while Williamsz and Malone will each compete in the 1500 meters. Williamsz is also returning to the national championships for a third straight season, while Malone qualified as an individual for the NCAA meet for the first time.
Making the Grade: All 24 Villanova Teams Surpass 3.0 GPA in Spring 2016 | Villanova.com
The academic achievements of Villanova student-athletes have long put the university's athletics program in the upper echelon of Division I schools who stand out on a national level for their success in the classroom and on the fields of competition. Even with that elite reputation, the Wildcats student-athletes are continuing to surpass their own established benchmarks for academic success.
Ross Ventrone, Former Patriots Safety, Is Internet’s Biggest Penguins Fan | NESN.com
If the Pittsburgh Penguins end up knocking off the San Jose Sharks to win their first Stanley Cup since 2009, few will be happier than former Villanova safety Ross Ventrone.
James Conner deserves support from fans at Pitt opener | Cardiac Hill
The Panther don't need any help attracting a crowd for the Penn State game, but they shouldn't need have that problem with the Villanova game, either.
5-star recruit Terrance Ferguson likely to spurn Arizona to play overseas, per report | SBNation.com
The 18-year-old wing would then be eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft.