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Villanova Basketball will go through some growing pains

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Fair enough, given all the new pieces.

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Happy Tuesday, ‘Nova Nation! I get to spend ~all day on a plane today and then I’ll be rushing through LA traffic to catch the game, so quick and dirty links today.

The quotes from Jay Wright in the first piece I found interesting and align with what I suspected. Despite having plenty of experience on the roster, there’s a lot of new faces in the rotation and it is going to take this team a little bit to find its groove.

That would explain some sloppiness against Columbia, so here’s hoping for an improved performance tonight.

And now, the “news.”

No. 5 Villanova working through growing pains | FOX Sports
Growing pains? Yes. Lack of experience? No.

Report Card: Breaking down the early signings in the Big East | Rivals
Providence is out ahead of the pack, but "it looks like Villanova may end up signing Jahvon Quinerly."

First Weekend Knee-Jerk Reactions | City of Basketball Love
Omari Spellman certainly looks like the real deal!

2018 early signing period: Long range forecast | Rivals
It's a good bet that Cole Swider is going to stack up a lot of wins at Villanova.

Track & Field and Cross Country Programs Dedicate Brand New Locker Rooms During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Villanova.com
For the second time in the past two years, the Villanova track & field family came together to celebrate the program’s tradition and the generosity of Robert F. Moran ’72, who has made possible the opening of the track & field office suite in 2015 and brand new locker rooms for the track & field and cross country teams which were dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

Head Coach Mark Ferrante talks URI, Rivarly Game versus Delaware on CAA Teleconference | Villanova.com
Head Coach Mark Ferrante talks loss to URI, Upcoming rivalry game versus Delaware

Andy Katz to cover college basketball for NCAA.com | NCAA.com
Katz will provide written, digital and social media coverage for the NCAA and its partners.

Long-struggling DePaul has a sparkling, new arena. Now the Blue Demons have to make the most of it | The Athletic
Jean Lenti Ponsetto woke up anxious, a familiar feeling on DePaul basketball game days. This was about the only customary part of her Saturday.