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How would you donate $5 million to Villanova University?

A bigger basketball stadium? The greatest school cafeteria of all time? A giant dome that blocks out the sun?


TGIF Nova Nation! I’ll be taking the little wildcat on her first trip to Sesame Place today for some fun in the sun. But for those of you stuck indoors to close out the week, let’s imagine what we’d do with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5! 5 Million dollars! Ah-ah-ah-ah!

That’s right, Villanova’s own Richard and Marilyn Faris have donated $5M to the College of Engineering for expansion, innovation, and I assume a giant speaker like in Back to the Future. I’m sure that the engineers are going to do great things with that kind of spending cash, but I think we can do better.

My wife and I have always joked that we’d win the lottery and then buy the naming rights to the business school without earning the donation through business whatsoever! But that donation is probably a little larger than just $5M. Still, I want to hear what you’d do with that kind of throwing around money if you had to donate it to something at Villanova University. Seriously, ANYTHING. It’s Friday, go nuts!

In other “news”, Villanova is poised to dominate the Big East and they’ve got two Top 10 players to do it with. Enjoy!

Villanova University’s College of Engineering gets $5M commitment from alumnus |
Villanova University has announced a $5 million cash and estate commitment from alumnus Richard K. Faris, ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE, and his wife, Marilyn, to the College of Engineering.

Defending national champion Villanova Wildcats lead Big East 2018-19 season | ESPN
Xavier lost head coach Chris Mack. Marquette has to prove it can defend. Georgetown and St. John's are both unproven. That leaves Villanova all alone atop the Big East.

Big East Basketball: Top-10 players entering the 2018-19 season | Busting Brackets
Despite mass departures to the NBA and other professional leagues, Big East Basketball still has a very deep crop of players for the 2018-19 season.