Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaay! And Game Day too! Villanova gets the early tip-off today in Atlantis so I hope you have a game-friendly environment at work or can get out early.
In related news, this feature on Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, his mother Ayesha, and his family is must-read stuff from Mike Jensen. I love learning the backstory of our players. DaDa is going to be a fan-favorite, and it sounds like his Mom will be too.
And now, the “news.”
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree's journey to Villanova had twists and turns | Philly.com
Ayesha Cosby-Roundtree has always been a driving force in her son's basketball life. Family has always been at the center of Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree's world.
A Philly Six basketball tournament? 'I don't think it's gonna happen,' Penn's Donahue says | The Daily Pennsylvanian
The competition would be a six-team tournament on the first weekend of the season every year — hosted at the Palestra, in an ideal world — that compacts the entire Big 5 schedule into just three days.
Wildcats Return to Battle 4 Atlantis | Villanova.com
No. 5 Villanova (3-0 overall) returns to the Battle 4 Atlantis this week for the first time since winning the 2013 event. The Wildcats meet Western Kentucky in its opener on Wednesday (2:30 p.m./ESPN2 and 610 Sports Radio).
No. 5 Villanova aims to continue ascent vs. W. Kentucky | FOX Sports
Villanova has won handily over Columbia, Nicholls State and Lafayette in its first three games.
Wildcats Travel to Burlington Vermont for Thanksgiving Tournament | Villanova.com
Villanova will travel to Burlington, Vermont over the Thanksgiving holiday to participate in the University of Vermont TD Bank Thanksgiving Tournament. The Wildcats will take on James Madison in the first round at 7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 24. The other first round game will be American versus the host Catamounts at 5 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, with the consolation game set for 5 p.m.
Women's basketball: Unbeaten Villanova is the NCAA Team of the Week | NCAA.com
The first win in program history over No. 11 Duke improved Villanova to 3-0 on the young season and helped earn the Wildcats NCAA Team of the Week honors.
Villanova Announces Lacrosse Schedule for 2018 Season | Lax Power
The upcoming season will feature seven home games, four games against 2017 NCAA tournament teams, and nine teams that were ranked or received votes in the final USLIA Coaches Poll of the 2017 season.