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Dana O’Neil’s book on Villanova’s NCAA Championship is pretty damn good

I’m only about halfway through, but it’s a good read.

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Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I'm heading out of town for something called a babymoon, so I won't be around too much the rest of the week. I'll be poolside, and I'm currently about halfway through Dana O'Neil's 'Longshots' book that was just released.

I know a lot of you pre-ordered it and are reading like me, but if you haven't gotten it yet - get it now. It's a good read if you enjoy Dana covering your Villanova Wildcats in glorious print. And the experts at Philly.com agree!

And now, the "news."

Dana O'Neil's book about Villanova a slam dunk | Philly.com
In her new book, Long Shots, Dana O'Neil takes her readers into the final Villanova huddle of the 2016 Final Four and then takes them meticulously through the 15 years of the Jay Wright era that led to that moment that would lead to that long shot by Kris Jenkins.

All Hart -- Villanova's Senior is 'Hungry and Humble' | BIG EAST Conference
It wasn’t long after Villanova had put the finishing touches on its 70-57 victory over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden last Saturday afternoon when head coach Jay Wright was asked about his stellar senior Josh Hart.

City Six rundown: Darryl Reynolds' steady approach | Philadelphia Inquirer
Darryl Reynolds waited a long time - until his senior year, to be exact - to be a regular starter for the Wildcats, but it's clear that he didn't just kill time until Daniel Ochefu graduated.

NCAA tourney chair hitting the road, literally, to prepare for Selection Sunday | CBSSports.com
Mark Hollis plans to cover 12 states and more than 3,800 miles, and watch a lot of basketball

Andrew Kelley Named BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Athlete Of The Week | Villanova.com
Villanova freshman Andrew Kelley (Belmont, Mass.) was named the BIG EAST Swimming and Diving Male Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career, as announced by the conference in a press release this afternoon. He earned the award for his performance against Providence on Saturday.

Villanova University Marks 175th Anniversary With Massive Food Drive | CBS Philly
Villanova University is kicking off a celebration this week of the 175th anniversary of its founding by a group of Irish Augustinian priests.

Zach Brown officially released by St. John’s | Rumble In The Garden
Chris Mullin’s lone 2017 commit is now gone after he was arrested on a theft charge.

Rider-Siena fight results in one coach going through an imaginary handshake line | SBNation.com
The MAAC is quickly becoming college basketball's best conference for feuding players and coaches.