Happy MLK Day, 'Nova Nation! For those of you fortunate enough to be off from work (not me!) or work from home (hi!), the Big East is throwing their annual all-day hoops marathon today. Your Villanova Wildcats are home to host the Seton Hall Pirates in the evening slot.
Will it be a close game? Probably! But Villanova has shown that they can win games ugly, win them in style, and win them any which way they choose. Check today's lead article for more on that subject.
See you tonight!
And now, the "news."
Villanova can win with offense, or defense | Philly.com
The standard of play has been so high for so long that everybody at Villanova is now disappointed with 13-point road wins as 13-point favorites.
Villanova's Kris Jenkins proving he's more than just a shooter | Philly.com
It might not be your first thought about Kris Jenkins, or second. Let's make a deal, though: Check out the Villanova star on defense sometime this season; just focus on him for a bit. You'll see a guy who is more than his silky jump shot, not resting on that three-pointer for the ages.
As Seton Hall visits Villanova, how times have changed | Asbury Park Press
Jay Wright reflects on the Big East's metamorphosis; plus at look at 1994, the last time the Pirates won at the Pavilion.
Chris Mullin says Big East is ‘back to its rightful place as a basketball conference' | Newsday
Depending on how the game was going, the huge crowd at Madison Square Garden on Saturday seemed more in favor of St. John’s, the hometown favorite, or Villanova, the national champion. Either way, it always was really loud, which proved that the Big East is more than just an old echo.
A chat with Tanoh Kpassagnon from Villanova | NFL Draft Insider
"I'd be disappointed if I wasn't in the 1st round, actually."
Core samples showed no asbestos in Villanova asphalt
After residents living near Villanova University expressed concerns about possible asbestos in the asphalt on its main parking lot, where a major construction project is underway, the university had core samples taken and those came back...negative! NEGATIVE! HA! TRY AGAIN RADNOR!