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Villanova Basketball hits reset button, gears up for the new season

The mindset is officially "we're not the National Champions anymore"

Huuuuuuump Daaaaaay! Your Villanova Wildcats are officially on the other side of the pond, with their first game set for Friday at 6am ET. Summer Jam gave fans a look at the new team, and it also gave the team a chance to reiterate their mindset to the media.

It's about what you would expect.

And now, the "news."

Foward-thinking Wildcats putting national title behind them |
Villanova's basketball season doesn't start for another three months. But the reigning national champions have already began putting the title behind them and moving on to whatever's next. So what else is new?

National champion Villanova hits reset button at annual Summer Jam | CSN Philly
After Villanova made a run to the national championship last season, the Wildcats officially turned their attention to a repeat for 2016-17 with their annual Summer Jam. By Noah Levick

A Packed Nova Nation Welcomed Return of Summer Jam |
Villanova hosted Summer Jam for the first time since 2008 and the Pavilion was rocking as the 2016-17 Men's and Women's Basketball teams were on hand.

Villanova's 'Champion' Ochefu Moves On To NBA Challenges | Big East Conference
The label "NCAA Champion" will follow Daniel Ochefu around like the pleasant embrace of the warm sun for the rest of his life. Seeing as the former Villanova standout cut down the nets as college basketball winners do, lapping up all the praise and attaboy's to the point of losing focus on the next step seems plausible.

Lonnie Walker recruitment: Dad pushing for out of state commitment | A Sea Of Blue
In the end, Lonnie Walker's decision may come down to what he wants vs. what his dad wants. Kentucky is just hoping that Walker sides with his old man.

The Top 100 Football Programs of All-Time | AP
Your Villanova Wildcats are 95th. Temple? Nowhere to be found. #Villanova4TheBig12

On Temple's Big 12 delusion |
With regard to the Big 12’s long-rumored and much-anticipated expansion bid, the candidates to join the conference can be broken down into two categories.

Big 12's status among the Power Five clearly in jeopardy | Yahoo Sports
The Monday story from Sports Business Journal on the schism between the Big 12 and its TV partners, ESPN and Fox, further reveals the weakness of the conference. At its spring meetings in early June, the Big 12 was clearly predisposed against expansion. Shortly thereafter, presidents were publicly

Frank Supovitz To Assist BIG EAST As Event Consultant |
It's the 35th edition of the Big East Tournament next spring, so the conference is calling in a heavy hitter.

Ackerman To Speak At Sports Officiating Summit | BIG EAST
BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman will speak at the National Association of Sports Officials Summit held in San Antonio, Texas, July 31-Aug. 2. The NASO Summit annually attracts more than 500 sports officials and administrators from the college, professional and high school levels.

North Carolina's tough D in infractions case another hint NCAA penalties may be soft
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s response to the amended notice of allegations issued against its athletic department by the NCAA runs 70 pages, not counting the index. It is filled with the sort of language that suggests a lot of billable hours were invested in the document, the kind of talk that can be best understood by someone with at least passing familiarity with the bar exam.

North Carolina responds to the NCAA's allegations: What it said and what's next |
North Carolina admitted wrongdoing but challenged the NCAA's authority to doll out punishment.