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The Big East is thriving, but it can get better

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Huuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! And we're here to talk about a topic near and dear to my heart again. Our good buddy John Cassillo (noted Syracuse fan, go easy on him) wrote a cool piece about how the Big East is doing just fine -- but there's room for improvement.

The big reason, as he gets into below, is Georgetown's suckitude. Villanova needs a brand that can compete with them at the top. And if it won't be the Hoyas...guess who he suggests.

And now, the "news."

The Big East didn’t turn out as planned, but that might be better | The Comeback
Since conference realignment required the Big East to reinvent itself as a basketball-only league four years ago, the league is rediscovering its identity.

How should Butler react to being called Villanova Lite? | Indy Star
Is Butler a lesser version of Villanova? Bulldogs have chance to show otherwise.

Projection Model now favors Villanova |
SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh, using the CBS Bracketology data as his foundation, has run a new set of simulations based on the current projections.

City Six rundown: Villanova tops in three-point defense |
VILLANOVA Darryl Reynolds (who is listed as day to day) has missed the last three games with a rib injury, and the Wildcats, a team with minimal depth, have won all three. One factor is that Villanova has shot better than its opponents from three-point range in all three games.

Player of the Year Power Rankings: Frank Mason III goes #BIFM, takes control of race | NBC Sports
Mason took control have incredible performances in two massive wins for the Jayhawks.

Mother-daughter Boston Marathon survivors to receive Villanova Humanitarian Award |
Villanova University's Office of Disability Services will present the fifth annual Fr. Bill Atkinson, OSA, Humanitarian Award to a mother and daughter who survived the Boston Marathon bombing and have gone on to support others.