Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! The 'Cats made it to Spain safe and sound, and are in the midst of a tour before their first game on Friday. It looks like they're having a lot of fun so far!
But wait, intrigue!
Our first dinner of Spanish cuisine at Cachitos off of Passeig de Gracia ! #CatsInSpain pic.twitter.com/FyryZe6VaW— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) August 3, 2016
Where is Tim Delaney?! There's something they're not telling us!!!!
And now, the "news."
Nova Notebook: Cats in Spain | Villanova.com
The Villanova Men's Basketball Team is in Spain and the Nova Notebook takes you along for some of the scenes as they visit Barcelona and Madrid.
Better Know a Transfer: Eric Paschall | Big East Coast Bias
Could the Tim and Eric Awesome Show be coming the Wildcats second unit?
Tap The Rock | Szcz The Day
It took me back to when I first asked what tap the rock was. I saw the saying printed on a few of the million Villanova shirts Matt wore daily, figuring it was a football team saying. And it was. But that wasn’t the only significance.
Who's the best football player on each top 25 college hoops team? | ESPN
Every top-25 college basketball team has a player whose skills could translate to the football field. Mikal Bridges would make one hell of a wideout.
Lancaster Catholic standout Kiki Jefferson pockets first college basketball scholarship offer | Penn Live
Villanova is courting the local stand out.
Saucony Flo50 XC Countdown: #26 Villanova Men | FloTrack
Check out the Saucony Flo50 XC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 31 cross country teams in the NCAA this season.
The top 10 dunks from Nike EYBL 2016 | 247 Sports
The summer travel basketball circuit is an important time for student-athletes to get noticed and test their games against other elite players from around the nation. 2017 commit DCR comes in at #8.
Around the Colonial Athletic Association: 5 offseason storylines you may have missed | Mid-Major Madness
From new coaches to a new commish, here’s everything you need to know. Charleston may have two chances to take down national champions Villanova.
Patriot League football catching up to its elite academics | lehighvalleylive.com
As Lafayette coach Frank Tavani noted, the league (outside of Fordham) still doesn't have four full scholarship classes. Yet the PL seems to be narrowing the gap on its perennial postseason rival, the Colonial Athletic Conference; Colgate defeated two CAA teams last season in the playoffs in James Madison and New Hampshire.
College football: Need-to-know rule changes for 2016 season | NCAA.com
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame highlight the key rule changes that will take effect during the 2016 college football season. They include Blocking Below the Waist, Low Hits on the Passer, Input From a Medical Observer, and more.
Official: Union sign USMNT regular Alejandro Bedoya | Brotherly Game
US National Team, and Boston College alumn, is heading to play in the City of Brotherly Love.
Warren Buffett Made a Big Bet On an ‘In-Your-Face’ CEO | Bloomberg
Mark Donegan, a former Villanova football player, uses tough tactics to get results, people say.