Huuuuuummmmp Daaaaaaaaaay! I have to admit when I first read the headline of today's lead article I immediately thought this was going to be another puff piece about an underdog surprising the masses. But it's actually decent in that it covers the angle of a program that's long overdue for postseason success - something that actually makes sense in relation to Villanova's title.
But I think the easy answer to this is the next Villanova is Villanova. They're going to win it again. Cancel next season.
And now, the "news."
Does next year’s Villanova exist? | NCAA.com
Which college basketball team has the potential to be next year's Villanova?
Foul trouble data by coach | The kenpom.com blog
A breakdown of how 'risky' coaches are getting by playing guys with two fouls. Jay Wright is pretty far down on this list, and that's likely got a lot to do with how experienced and deep his teams have been recently.
Villanova Finishes Eighth in 2015-16 Capital One Cup Mens Standings | Villanova.com
The final mens and womens standings for the Capital One Cup were announced this week and Villanova finished in a tie for eighth place in the mens standings of the annual competition. A national championship in mens basketball enabled the Wildcats to score 60 points in the standings. The Capital One Cup, in its sixth year, recognizes national postseason success of collegiate athletics programs in nearly two dozen Division I sports.
Listen to professional announcers mispronounce Arcidiacono | Philly.com
This is fairly absurd, the fact that so many professional basketball announcers can't pronounce Ryan Arcidiacono's name. He is, after all, only the guy picked as the Most Outstanding Player following the NCAA Final Four, the captain of the national-champion Villanova Wildcats.
Post-Peach Jam recruiting updates for 2017's top 10 prospects | ESPN ($)
Nine of the top 10 prospects in the Class of 2017 were on Peach Jam rosters. So where are they leaning after the summer's biggest event?
Ransomware 'stopped' by new software | BBC News
Scientists at the University of Florida claim to have developed software that stops ransomware from encrypting files. Henry Carter of Villanova University also worked on the software.
Legal fight over cheesesteak festival | Philly.com
Say "cheesesteak" and the squabbling begins. It's usually a tiff over which shop is the best. This time, the rights to a festival are at stake.