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Villanova Basketball has five NBA prospects on ESPN's Big Board

That's scary for their opponents.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation!  Chad Ford debuted his Big Board for next year's NBA Draft yesterday, and your personal feelings about him aside, he has five Villanova players ranked in the Top 100, and 3 in the Top 40.

Not that you needed a reminder, but 'Nova has won more games than any other program in the country the last three years, and they've done it mostly with guys who have been dismissed as not up to the NBA's standard. And again, not that you needed a reminder, but Wright has been crushing it on the recruiting trail lately and landing more elite talent.

You do your own math, but given Wright and staff better horses in the race suggests their dominance is only going to continue.

And now, the "news."

Chad Ford NBA draft 2017 Big Board 1.0 | ESPN
Chad Ford debuts his 2017 Big Board, and several Villanova players are on the NBA's radar.

Prospects make their cases at elite camps | Yahoo
NBA executives and players from around he globe were front-and-center for a unique confluence of sneaker-powered events, with Nike and adidas holding their annual camps in consecutive weeks in Southern California. First up was the Nike Basketball Academy, which was held at a private airport hangar.

Why the Wildcats have everything they need to repeat |
The Villanova Wildcats have a good chance to capture the 2017 national championship.

Villanova’s Wright wants hoopla to carry on, team to move on |
As far as Jay Wright is concerned, he wants Villanova fans to continue to celebrate the national title the Wildcats won last April in Houston as long as possible.

Allie Loitz Receives All-BIG EAST Honors, Wildcats Picked Fourth |
The BIG EAST Conference announced today that junior outside hitter Allie Loitz (Bonita, Calif./Bonita Vista) was named to the 2016 preseason All-BIG EAST team, and that the Wildcats are predicted to finish fourth in a league-wide poll of head coaches.

50 things to know about the Rio Olympics |
THERE'S BEEN a lot of ugliness reported in the run-up to these Olympics. Concerns about crime, terrorism, filthy water, doping and government turmoil have cast an epic cloud over the Rio Games. It's a shame, because thousands of athletes have stretched the bounds of endurance to get there.

Christina Tobin crowned Miss New Jersey Intercontinental 2016 |
More than just a beauty queen, Christina is a rising senior at Villanova University where she studies engineering. She has a mind for ingenuity, and won 1st place in a Villanova entrepreneurship competition.

As I See It: Villanova student writes of challenges facing young in Morocco | Main Line Media News
The following essay was written as an open essay to the First Lady, Michelle Obama:

KPMG, Villanova, Ohio State Launch First-of-its-Kind Data And Analytics Master’s Degree To Prep | PR Newswire
NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG, Villanova, Ohio State Launch First-of-its-Kind Data And Analytics Master's Degree To Prep Data-Age Auditors....