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Villanova is not only a blueblood, but everyone else is chasing them now

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Jay Wright’s revolution isn’t going anywhere.

Happy Thursday, ‘Nova Nation! The Arizin is back with a vengeance for the first time this offseason. Forgive my absence. I parlayed the National Championship with a trip to Augusta.

If you like people writing nice things about Villanova, enjoy this time because people are just salivating over the ‘Cats. And it doesn’t look like it will stop anytime soon.

And now, the “news.”

College Basketball Has Entered the Age of Villanova | The Ringer
After dominating Michigan to win their second national title in three years, head coach Jay Wright’s Wildcats have done more than just regain their spot atop the sport. They’ve cemented their status as a dynasty.

Villanova's championship win over Michigan affirms Wildcats' culture, status as modern day blueblood | NCAA.com
Kris Jenkins wants to know if you have any questions about that claim.

Nobody Saw This Villanova Dynasty Coming | The Ringer
A few years ago, the Wildcats were an unspectacular program in a league that was falling apart. Now, they’ve won two national titles in three years. How did they become the gold standard in college basketball?

Is it reasonable to call Villanova one of the best teams in recent history? | CBSSports.com
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look back at the season and title game -- and then ahead to next season

Donte DiVincenzo Is a Testament to Villanova’s Player Development | The Ringer
The Wildcats sixth man sent his draft stock skyrocketing on Monday, but he’s also next in line to be the face of the team in 2019. Considering Jay Wright’s magic over the years, the opportunity to be a focal point might be too hard to turn down.

NBA Scout: Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo Should Stay In School | Forbes
One NBA scout believes Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo should return to school next season, despite his big night against Michigan in Monday's NCAA championship game.

Hundreds Turn Out On Villanova Campus To Celebrate Team’s Championship | CBS Philly
Hundreds turned out on the Villanova campus on Tuesday to welcome back the Wildcats and celebrate their latest championship.

Gonzaga can aspire to Villanova’s success | The Slipper Still Fits
The Zags took the first step, now it is time for the second.

Bryan Antoine, Scottie Lewis to conduct home visits with several key schools | Zagsblog
Villanova will likely get an in-home visit along with Duke in the coming weeks.

Instead of paying players to go to Miami and Louisville, he kept the money. The FBI let him go. | The Washington Post
In case you were wondering the playbook for nothing substantial happening to Jahvon Quinerly.

The Only Opponent Villanova Has Left Is History | FiveThirtyEight
By winning two championships in three years, the Wildcats have already earned some measure of immortality.

Donte DiVincenzo Isn’t Just the “Michael Jordan of Delaware” Anymore | The Ringer
The Wildcats sixth man shocked the world when he took over Monday night’s championship game.

What does it take to build an NCAA champion? | Rivals
What does it take to build a champion in today’s college game? After watching Villanova throttle the field on the way to its 2018 title, I decided to examine that question more closely based on recruiting rankings.

Duke, Villanova, Kansas lead early look at top 2019 contenders | NCAA.com
An actual Power 36, yes a 1-36 with a No. 1 team, will be available for your delight and debate later in the spring after the NBA draft withdrawal deadline. For now, let’s just consider which teams start out the spring as contenders for spots.

Villanova corner Malik Reaves to work out for Texans | San Antonio Express-News
Reaves has already visited the Chiefs, and will meet with the Raiders as well.