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Villanova Basketball’s Eric Paschall is already a fan favorite with the Warriors

It didn’t take long for Paschall to endear himself to the Bay Area.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! With tip-off of the new college basketball season exactly four weeks away, it’s hard not to miss such beloved players like Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. But the East coast’s loss has become the West coast’s gain as Paschall has been proving to be a fan favorite on and off the court.

Sure it’s just a little bit of rookie hazing, but Paschall goes all in and his fans and teammates eat it up. Not only that, but he held his own when guarding the likes of Anthony Davis and LeBron James in his first NBA game experience. Paschall is going to be a great piece for the Warriors this year, but he’s an even better fit with their culture.

As for Phil Booth, he too got his first game experience over the weekend. Booth still seems like a long shot to make the final roster, but his efforts are certainly helping him work towards a G-League contract.

We’ll miss those guys for sure, especially early in the season when Villanova is going through their growing pains. But I think I speak for all Villanova fans when we say we couldn’t be happier that these two are off living their dreams. Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!

In other “news”, Villanova is the betting favorite to win the Big East, the stage is set for one of the biggest FCS games of the regular season, and Kyle Lowry signs a championship caliber extension. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

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Villanova is the +250 favorite in odds to win the Big East during the 2019-20 college basketball season. Seton Hall and Marquette as the top challengers.

Not-So-Secret List of 2019 College Basketball Scrimmages | Stadium

Villanova will take on USC (charity exhibition) and UNC this preseason.

Big East

AE’s 2019-20 Big East Men’s Basketball Preseason Awards | Anonymous Eagle
Media Day is on Thursday, so it’s time to gather everyone up and make some votes.

Big East 2019-20 predictions: Villanova, or the field? |
With less than a month until the start of the 2019-20 college basketball season, ESPN's conference predictions series begins with the Big East.

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Stream #138: Big East Preview 2020 by Three Man Weave: College Basketball Podcast from desktop or your mobile device

NBA Wildcats

Draymond Green Makes Jordan Poole Sing MSU Fight Song | 97.1 The Ticket
It's a good thing Poole has a jumpshot. Because he doesn't have much of a singing voice.

Raptors, Kyle Lowry agree to one-year, $31 million extension after winning NBA title, per report |
Another All-Star is off the market for free agency come July

Mikal Bridges, Kelly Oubre Jr. out for Suns' preseason opener | Arizona Sports
The Phoenix Suns will be without their two best wings Mikal Bridges and Kelly Oubre Jr. in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Minnesota Timberwolves,

Mavs news: Jalen Brunson jokes Luka Doncic's nickname should be 'My Little Pony' to complement Kristaps Porzingis' 'Unicorn' | Clutch Points
The Mavs will be entering the new season with one of the most intriguing dynamic duos in the league in Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic.

Wizards’ non-guaranteed players vying for final roster spots: ‘Ain’t nobody friends when we head inside the lines’ | The Athletic
With injuries at several positions, Washington seeing fierce battles during training camp.

Villanova Football

The Big Picture: Stage Set For JMU, 'Nova After Both Survive Scares
Evening kickoffs in the Colonial Athletic Association this season have proven to deliver especially raucous contests. Week 6 kept with that trend.

Four named STATS FCS players of the week | Yahoo! Sports
(STATS) - The power conferences in the FCS strike back.

Dukes remain at No. 2 in FCS national polls | WHSV
After a fifth straight win following a 45-38 overtime victory at #24 Stony Brook, James Madison held on to its #2 ranking in both the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll and AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll.

Unbeaten Princeton rising in STATS FCS Top 25 | FCS Football
Villanova holds at #5 in the latest rankings.

Villanova Athletics

Williams, Mellor Honored by BIG EAST | Villanova University Athletics
Two Villanova Wildcats were honored by the BIG EAST on Monday

Forrest Rhyne Earns CAA Honors | Villanova University Athletics
RICHMOND, VA. – Villanova University junior linebacker Forrest Rhyne (Waynesboro, Pa.) has been named the CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Rhyne earns the award

Dolan Dominating in the Classroom and On The Field | Villanova University Athletics
Riley Dolan has been a force in Villanova's midfield.

Lydia Sydnor Earns BIG EAST Honor Roll Award | Villanova University Athletics
After scoring her ninth goal on Sunday against Bucknell in Villanova's 3-2 win, Lydia Sydnor was selected as part of this week's BIG EAST Honor Roll.

No. 17 James Madison Offers Next Challenge for Wildcats | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova hosts No. 17 James Madison Tuesday on West Campus.

Wildcats Record Wins Over Mount St. Mary's, Temple and La Salle at Temple Invite | Villanova University Athletics
In the team's last Fall tournament of the season, the Wildcats recorded wins over Mount St, Mary's, La Salle and Temple at the three-day Temple Invite this past.