TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! Things are well and dandy in ‘Nova land as we ready for a weekend tilt with the Johnnies at MSG, so let’s have a little fun today instead.
(There’s still some good ‘Nova content, so chill)
H/T to Anna Kendrick historian Esteban, we’ve got a nice dive into the career choices of site favorite Anna Kendrick. I’m guessing she doesn’t care for these opinions and hot takes.
And now, the "news."
What's your plan, Anna Kendrick? | The Ringer
A brief, well-meaning investigation into some recent career choices.
Are Villanova's smallest lineups their best? | Rush The Court
Omari Spellman is ineligible and Darryl Reynolds hasn't been a focal point on offense, so small-ball is reigning supreme on the Main Line once again.
College basketball's purest league: the Big East's death-defying renaissance | The Guardian
The Big East’s fade to mediocrity was all but a foregone conclusion when realignment left the once-powerful conference gutted beyond recognition four years ago.
Midseason Wooden Award nominees announced | FOX Sports
New faces dominate recently announced Wooden Award Midseason Watch List.The Wooden Award Midseason Watch List was revealed on Wednesday. It included numerous new faces not seen on last year's Midseason Watch List or even this year's Preseason Watch List. Unlike last season, Josh Hart makes the list for Villanova.
Villanova's Josh Hart, Kentucky duo lead the way on the AA List | Sporting News
One of the luxuries of waiting to announce a midseason All-America team until midseason is getting a chance to see if some of the players who dominated low-major competition at home were able to transfer their success to the more difficult challenges of early conference play.
Villanova needs Kris Jenkins to be complete, yet 'smoove' | ESPN
The doubters have always been there for Jenkins to use as motivation. Now he's toeing the line between what's best for his career and what's best for his team.
Jordan Tucker Is Closing In On A Decision | 247 Sports ($)
Shooting ability with size provides a dangerous combination in basketball. 6'7" Jordan Tucker was blessed with size, but has worked hard to develop his perimeter.
Future of virtual, augmented reality in sports | SI.com
Intel believes the next level of virtual and augmented reality is a combination of the two—merged reality—and sees the sports landscape as the ideal place to bring its new innovations to life. Villanova was a part of a recent test run.