(I'm sick of Vegas, can I go home now?)
Seth Davis has a pretty cool concept he puts out every year at the beginning of conference play. His stock report looks at the current status of the top programs and whether you should be buying, selling, or holding their value.
He's got Villanova as a hold - which I think is correct - but it speaks to a larger point that NBC and others have hit on in recent weeks. Nationally, is Villanova being taken seriously? I'm not sure. But I'm happy to continue to fly under the radar I think.
And now, the "news."
Hoop Thoughts Stock report: Picking tems to buy, sell | SI.com
As conference play begins, we assess which teams are worth buying into—and which teams you should drop. The consensus seems to be that 2016 was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. That is, unless you’re a Villanova fan. In which case it was, to paraphrase Yes singer Jon Anderson, something beautiful, amazing, wonderful, extraordinarily beautiful.
Villanova faces another noisy test at Butler | Philly.com
Four days after dealing with a hostile road environment, top-ranked Villanova gets to do it all over again Wednesday night at the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse against No. 18 Butler.
Villanova seniors keep the Wildcats focused | Philly.com
In an era when so many top college basketball players are one-and-done, making a brief pit stop before enjoying the riches of the NBA, there is something to be said of teams that have seniors. More importantly, seniors who can lead and produce.
Big East Coast Bias Basketball Power Rankings: WEEK EIGHT EDITION | Big East Coast Bias
The latest edition sees no changes at the top, but a reshuffling of the deck on the bottom.
Austin Calitro Invited To The East-West Shrine Game | Villanova.com
Villanova University senior linebacker Austin Calitro has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine game to be played on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game will be televised live on the NFL Network.
Player of the Year Power Rankings: Has this become a two-horse race? | NBC Sports
Josh Hart and Frank Mason III have pulled away from the pack.
Struggling South Florida fires men's basketball coach Orlando Antigua | ESPN
South Florida has fired coach Orlando Antigua. He was 23-55 since joining the school for the 2014-15 season.