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The NCAA is copying The Basketball Tournament’s postgame tradition

A great American tradition.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! I’m off early for some work so may not be around much today but check out the NCAA taking one out of TBT’s playbook.

I actually love it, but I hate that the NCAA couldn’t think of this themselves. Does everyone have to do all the hard work for them?

And now, the “news.”

NCAA to add awesome new wrinkle to tournament postgame celebrations | CollegeBasketballTalk
The teams will advance themselves along in the bracket when they win in the Big Dance.

Villanova finalizes changes to basketball coaching staff |
The moves are no surprise after the departure of top assistant Baker Dunleavy.

Counting Down the 10 Biggest Stories of the College Basketball Offseason | The Ringer
Breaking down five months of rule changes, reclassifications, and the return of Grayson Allen

3 Things to know about Josh Hart | Lake Show Life
All he does is win, win, win no matter what.

2019 Armando Bacot Talks Duke Offer; Schools Working Hardest | Zagsblog
I actually don't see Villanova having a real shot here in the long run, but it's a testament to the staff that they are even still in this thing. Bacot has blown up.

Where do Penn State, Villanova, Ohio State and more land in Forbes' top 25 academic and athletic colleges? |
Forbes methodology puts Penn State in good standing nationally.

Duke men's basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski to undergo total right knee replacement surgery | The Chronicle
In a release Thursday afternoon, Duke announced that head coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo total knee replacement surgery on his right knee and the Blue Devils have canceled their upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic.

From Philly hoops greats, a blueprint for being a pro |
Local pros share their knowledge on how to play overseas through an elite grapevine.

Potential Breakout Players in FCS College Football in 2017 | Athlon
Villanova TE Ryan Bell has gone from walk-on to bonafide star.

NCAA mandates sexual violence prevention training | ESPN
Coaches and student-athletes must now take training in sexual violence prevention.

Jontay Porter to reclassify, join brother Michael Porter Jr. at Missouri | ESPN
Jontay Porter is reclassifying and will play alongside his brother, Michael Porter Jr., at Missouri, where their father is an assistant coach.

Wisconsin basketball surprises senior with scholarship while filming Australian accents video |
This is great!