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Villanova's campus-changing Lancaster Ave. project is underway


Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Construction is booming over on the Main Line, where not only is the Lancaster Ave. project underway, but the West Endzone Project is nearing completion. Speaking of the latter, there's a live cam on the construction. It's looking beautiful.

Side benefit - imagining the anger the bad people of Radnor must experience daily driving past it.

Final thing - we're back in another "Live Period" for recruiting. While the 'Nova staff was enjoying the ESPY's last night, a fresh round of AAU events and camps kicked off all over the country. A few events to watch this weekend - the UAA Finals (Atlanta), Summer Takeover Invitational (Md.), Victor Oladipo Skills Academy (Md.) and the Hoop Group Summer Jam Fest (Pa.).

And now, the "news."

Villanova University making headway on transformational project | Philadelphia Business Journal
Construction is well underway at Villanova University, where a $250 million transformational project is in the works along Lancaster Avenue.

Stability rankings for Big East basketball coaches | ESPN ($)
There were times in his first season that St. John's coach Chris Mullin looked uninterested. So how long will he last on the sideline? Our rankings of Big East coaching stability says not long.

Alternative careers for top-25 college basketball coaches | ESPN
Most coaches are basketball lifers, but they have other interests, too. If the heads of each top 25 college basketball program weren't coaching, which lines of work would they pursue?

Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan Named to Australia Olympic Team |
A pair of Villanova teammates and countrymen were each officially named to the Australian Olympic Team on Wednesday afternoon and will represent their country at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month. Current senior Patrick Tiernan (Toowoomba, Australia) and 2015 graduate Sam McEntee (Perth, Australia) were among the countrys 61 selections to the Olympic team in Athletics. They will each run the 5000 meters in Rio.

Will Temple still build campus football stadium? |
Didn't see this news coming from North Broad Street. If it ends up happening - if Temple's board of trustees ousts president Neil D. Theobald - a question comes up immediately: What would that mean for Temple's building a campus football stadium?