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Butler is taking a page out of Villanova Basketball's recruiting playbook

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Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation1 Cool article about the way Butler is putting together a Top-10 recruiting class below. Just what are they doing? Copying the Villanova model.

From an infrastructure perspective Butler and Villanova aren't that dissimilar, so it only makes sense for Chris Holtmann to take a page out of Jay Wright's winning playbook. You've definitely made it when people start to copy your model.

And now, the "news."

Butler using Villanova recruiting method | Indy Star
There are myths about Butler basketball, and foremost among them is this: The Bulldogs win despite little talent. They might be eternal Underdawgs, but they never won without talent.

Podcast: How big is the loss of Omari Spellman for Villanova? |
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about the Spellman decision, and how St. John's and Georgetown have fallen on hard times.

Villanova defensive end enters the Piesman race |
Clearly he wants some pie.

Pelicans' response to social injustice is seeking ways to impact community, not protesting |
Dante Cunningham: That's a sensitive situation and we are united and its been our history and tradition to stand for the national anthem.

Roy Williams uses Villanova game as motivation; Tar Heel podcast | The Sports Blaze
Roy Williams hadn't mentioned the heartbreaking loss to Villanova to his players until this past week. It served as a motivator for a veteran player.

2017 big man Kentrevious Jones commits to Xavier | Banners On The Parkway
If you missed The Stain Train, this guy is going to come pretty close in size.

This Kennesaw State football player REALLY couldn't handle his first flight |
Life comes at you fast that high up.