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The AAC's realignment strategy is apparently "do nothing" (again)

Tire fires are fun to watch from afar.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! Let's take a break from Villanova-specific news and gaze in amazement at the tire fire that is currently the AAC. Their media days are scheduled for this week, an the conference is under intense scrutiny as the Big 12 lurks. So what does the leadership do? Apparently just let their members make sexy eyes back at the Big 12.

Poor Mike Aresco. He couldn't stop the Big East from breaking up, and even though the American is not exactly crushing it, he thinks that same strategy of standing pat is going to somehow work.

Here's our friends at Underdog Dynasty to take you through why this is just history repeating itself.

And now, the "news."

The American Athletic Conference hasn't learned their lesson from the Big East | Underdog Dynasty
When two-thirds of your conference is openly flirting with a competitor with more resources, what do you do? If you're the AAC, the answer is apparently "nothing."

Big 12 expansion: Public pandering by AAC schools is borderline embarrassing -
Ten days into the Big 12's formal expansion process, we have entered some sort of theater of the absurd.

If Big 12 expansion raids AAC, Mike Aresco says his league will be OK |
“I’ve been talking to the (athletic directors) and the president of the schools that might leave, and it looks like some of them will. We’re talking to each other and trying to figure out the future. We expect everyone who leaves will leave on good terms.”

Former Mount Saint Joe's star Phil Booth reflects on dream game for Villanova | Baltimore Sun
Phil Booth scored a game-high 20 points in the national championship game in April. Now his eyes are on his junior season.

Villanova Leads BIG EAST with 302 All-Academic Team Selections |
The Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats - A record-setting year of academic success for Wildcats student-athletes continued to receive its due recognition on Thursday afternoon when the BIG EAST announced its All-Academic Team for the 2015-16 school year. Villanova led all conference schools with a total of 302 selections to the All-Academic Team. That number is also the most ever in a single academic year for the Wildcats, who have earned a number of academic awards since the end of the academic year.

No More Houston Final Fours | Houston Press
Houston's rejection of the HERO legislation last year will likely cost it the chance to host major NCAA championship events.

Daredevil jumps from 25,000 feet out of plane without a parachute into giant net |
This has never been done before.