Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! CBS' Jon Rothstein dropped a Big East observations column and he's got plenty of love for 'Nova. In case you were wondering though, we're not quite at his mid-summer #analysis of the team practicing. That'll come closer to the fall. We might even get a so much Markus Kennedy in Omari Spellman. Fingers crossed.
And now, the "news."
Big East offseason storylines: Villanova's national title gives league momentum | CBSSports.com
Villanova will contend for another national title and Xavier isn't far behind as the Big East is officially back. But no, you won't get any "So much player A in player B" from Rothstein in this segment.
Ryan Arcidiacono Wins BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award | Villanova.com
Villanova senior Ryan Arcidiacono (Langhorne, Pa.) was named the winner of a BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for mens basketball in an announcement by the conference office on Monday afternoon. He was one of two Wildcats who earned the honor, as mens cross country senior Patrick Tiernan was presented with the same award for his sport.
Rebuilding the Big East | Scout
The process of successful rebuilding includes ideas, planning, patience, and hard work. And for a conference that was left for dead, these four attributes have resulted in rebirth.
Making A Five-Star: Collin Sexton’s rise from unranked to MVP of Team USA | CollegeBasketballTalk
Sometimes we're in such a rush to judge what a kid's future can be we forget just how much better they can get. Collin Sexton is a perfect example.
Jim Heckman out at Scout, product team quits en masse | Awful Announcing
Scout's board has reportedly fired chairman Jim Heckman, and the product team has reportedly resigned en masse amid a hostile Russian takeover.
Deep-Pocketed N.B.A. Has Short Arms When Offering a Hand Up | The New York Times
A financial windfall has enriched even the most middling of N.B.A. players while those in the N.B.A. Development League play for paltry sums.
Investors Pay $4 Billion for Mixed-Martial Arts Group UFC | WSJ
The mixed martial-arts organization UFC said Monday that it had been sold to a group led by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG in a deal valued at $4 billion.
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