Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! CBS' Matt Norlander posed an interesting option for the NCAA Tournament, which is seeking a new venue after removing games from North Carolina amidst protest over the controversial HB2 law.
After missing out on Philadelphia a year ago, this would be a pretty cool potential venue for Villanova come March that would provide a homecourt advantage. It'd also just be really cool. Then again this is the NCAA, and they'd surely be missing out on a lot of money if they did that.
And now, the "news."
Here's a replacement for NCAA tourney games moved out of North Carolina | CBSSports.com
There is a perfect choice for the NCAA to play the tournament games it moved out of North Carolina.
Big East basketball schedule: Five games to watch in 2016-17 | NCAA.com
The Big East basketball schedule is out. Which games look the most enticing?
Villanova opens schedule on Nov. 11 vs. Lafayette | Philly.com
Defending national champion Villanova released its 2016-17 schedule, featuring Big Five opponents, games against Purdue, Notre Dame and Virginia, and an 18-game Big East slate starting on Dec. 28.
Big South, ASUN form FCS member partnership | STATS
Under the arrangement, already effective and set to be announced Tuesday, current or future Atlantic Sun Conference scholarship-football members within the geographic footprint of the Big South will automatically be admitted to the conference as associate football members.
HBCUs unfairly penalized by NCAA academic and graduation standards | TheUndefeated
In short, it should reflexively raise a red flag that HBCUs — which play football in the secondary tier of Division I called the Football Championship Subdivision (as compared with the Big 5 power schools and conferences that play in the Football Bowl Subdivision) — provide a convenient whipping post for the NCAA.
U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings: How Philadelphia-area colleges fared | Philadelphia Business Journal
Villanova University made the biggest jump in this year's rankings.
Every NFL team got a new Color Rush uniform this year, but not every team gets to wear it | SBNation.com
Most of them won't make your eyes bleed, either.