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Rejoice, it is college basketball's Championship Week

Madness is here.

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Happy Thursday, ‘Nova Nation! Man, flight delays suck and I’m in a rough run of them. My 7pm from Miami was delayed - on the tarmac - for nearly 3 hours last night. Then back to the gate to refuel, and then finally home at nearly midnight.

And that’s why the Arizin is late today. But I digress.

It's Championship Week! And our good pals at the Mothership have put together your need to know guide for all the madness, which is well underway in the one-bid leagues. If you fancy yourself an expert bracket picker, this is for you. If you like watching one of these schools scalp a Power 5 program every year, this is also for you.

And now, the "news.

Championship Week 2017: College basketball tournament schedule, rooting guide, and more |
The greatest postseason in American sports has arrived. Now it’s time to get educated before you dive headfirst into the madness.

Ranking true national title contenders |
There are plenty of good teams, but only so many true contenders. This week's mailbag reveals the eight who can actually win it all, plus a breakdown

Why Villanova is Unlikely to Repeat as National Champions | Barstool Sports
There’s no doubting that Villanova is one of the best teams in the country. They are No. 2 on KenPom, No. 2 in the polls and considered all but a lock for a No. 1 seed – likely in the East where they’ll get to play at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova coach Jay Wright concedes team is 'worn down' | Philadelphia Inquirer
Jay Wright has heard various forms of the question throughout Villanova's successful 2016-17 regular season, which mostly has featured a rotation of seven men or fewer.

How Many MBB Bids Can The BIG EAST Get? | Big East
February is all done now and with the start of March comes visions of tournaments dancing in the heads of players, coaches and fans alike.

Our writers make their picks for college basketball's Player of the Year | Yahoo!
As the calendar turns to college basketball’s most important month, you can reasonably make a case for a handful of guys, each of whom have been instrumental to leading their teams into national title contention. With Selection Sunday only 11 days away, we asked four of our college basketball writers

WATCH: Kyle Lowry was a challenge to coach Jay Wright |
Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright says Kyle Lowry was one of the smartest guys he's ever coached.

2017 NFL Draft: This sculpted Villanova DE has freakish upside | Palm Beach Post
When defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon was a freshman at Villanova, basketball coach Jay Wright saw him and a similarly tall, athletic teammate walking on campus. "You guys are playing football?" Wright said, according to Kpassagnon. And what a good choice it was. Jake Froccaro named to Tewaaraton Watch List |
The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2017 Tewaaraton Award Mens and Womens Watch Lists, presented by Under Armour. The list include the top 50 male and female college lacrosse players across all three division of NCAA lacrosse.

How late growth spurts spawned some of college basketball's most talented big men | Yahoo!
TJ Leaf was on the taller end of the age spectrum growing up, but played as a two or a three until his growth spurt. Just two years before he began tearing up college basketball, two years before he became the leading scorer on a national championship contender, and two years before he appeared in NBA

Jay Wright On How To Succeed…In Business | CBS Philly
Villanova's Jay Wright is out with a new book that aims to change how the rest of us define winning and losing.

Meet the investor spending $2.4 billion to start a cricket league in the USA |
With an immigrant population hungry to watch cricket at home, a new league is looking to carve out space in America's sports landscape.