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Projecting Villanova Basketball player's roles and contributions in 2016-17

It was Villanova weekend over at Big East Coast Bias.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Our good friends over at Big East Coast Bias brought a bunch of new writers on, and there initial mission seems to have been to write about the 'Cats as much as humanly possible. Tons of new content for you to dig into, mostly dealing with how players project in the coming season.

We're all expecting big things, but it's always fun to dig into each spoke in the wheel to envision how they're going to contribute. Enjoy!

And now, the "news."

What role will Mikal Bridges play for Villanova this year? | Big East Coast Bias
If the defense-friendly sophomore polishes his offensive drive, Mikal Bridges is setting up for a bright future with Villanova.

How will Jalen Brunson improve upon his freshman season? | Big East Coast Bias
After a solid freshman year, Villanova’s point guard will look to take the next step.

The rising value of Villanova Wildcats guard Phil Booth | Big East Coast Bias
Phil Booth has been a steady contributor to the Wildcat's well-oiled machine, but his breakthrough performance during the NCAA Championship game indicates we've seen just the beginning of his full capacity.

Jay Wright, Villanova Wildcats look to duplicate success in 2016-17 season | Big East Coast Bias
Fresh off an NCAA Tournament title, coach Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats will look to continue their success as they begin their title defense.

Albert Lepage to gift $10 million to Villanova University | Baking Business
Albert Lepage, retired co-chairman of Lepage Bakeries Inc., has pledged $10 million to Villanova University to establish the Center for History in the Public Interest. The commitment marks the largest-ever gift to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the university’s oldest and largest college.

Former Seton Hall guard Derrick Gordon to become a San Francisco firefighter | Big East Coast Bias
"Had an amazing basketball career but it's time for a change...I will now work to become a San Francisco Firefighter!"

UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12 (Jul 22, 2016) | FOX Sports
''At this point in time the Power Five conferences certainly are looked to as the most competitive conferences,'' he said. ''They derive the most money from their multi-media agreements, their television agreements. And therefore, certainly we aspire to be in those conferences and compete at that level.''

Nebraska and Michigan State players died in a car accident, and an LSU player was injured |
LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured.

Chris Sale sent home for cutting up White Sox throwback jerseys |
Chris Sale’s name has reportedly been floating around trade talks around the league. On Saturday, it seemed as though the White Sox had finally pulled the trigger and sent the pitcher to another...

The secret plan to win World War II with stink bombs, and more weird facts from Grunt | Vox
Seven weird things we learned from Mary Roach’s new book on military science.