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A few fun ideas for the Villanova fan in your life... or just for you!

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! We’re now in the final two weeks before Christmas, and you’re running out of time to find that perfect gift for that special Villanova fan on your list. Never fear, I’m here with some suggestions for a few out of the box (or inside the box) ideas when it comes to a great Villanova Basketball gift.

Villanova 3X Champions Bobble Head

The Bobblehead Hall of Fame has released this little guy just in time for the holidays to celebrate Villanova’s three National Championships. It’s a limited edition item and features Will D. Cat with all three trophies. It’s a perfect addition to any mantle, desk, or right next to the Villanova Piccolo Girl. You can find all the details here.

Villanova Table Lamp

Villanova has a new team, a new stadium, everything is new. Sometimes it’s nice to get something that feels more vintage, and this lamp does just the trick. Stained glass and a brass finish are a nice touch. You can find it here.

Giant Villanova Connect Four

I didn’t know I needed a giant connect four. I really didn’t know I needed it to be branded with Villanova. But trust me that nothing feels as good as beating someone with this setup, especially if they’re a non-Villanova alum. Nothing is as gratifying as seeing your opponents face when they realize they’ve lost on a board that’s several feet tall. You can find it here.

Villanova Nutcracker

Whether he’s a holiday addition or he sticks around for the whole basketball season, why not add this little guy to your collection? If you’re looking for another fun Villanova knick-knack, this guy is great. You can find it here.

Hopefully these suggestions help, and if you have any more please be sure to share in the comments below!

In other “news”, Villanova is making a number of All-Decade lists, updates on the Wildcats in the NBA, and Villanova is ranked in the Top 25 for the Director’s Cup after the Fall Semester. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

Ranking the best college basketball teams of the decade | NBC Sports
The definitive list of the best teams from the last decade. Villanova ranks #1, but which year?

NBA draft: Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball top big board | Sports Illustrated
Georgia's Anthony Edwards remains the top overall NBA draft prospect but LaMelo Ball and James Wiseman are not far behind. Saddiq Bey goes early in the second round.

10 Biggest Sports Stories of the 2010s | Intelligencer
Will Leitch breaks down the ten biggest sport stories of the decade, including the Sandusky and Larry Nassar scandals, athlete politicization, and the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.

Recruiting

Boys basketball recruiting update: Underclassmen making serious noise | nj.com
N.J.'s seniors aren't the only ones dominating the recruiting circuit.

Big 5

Phil Martelli isn’t home in Michigan, not like he was at St. Joseph’s. But he’s all good. | The Inquirer
The 65-year-old Martelli’s basketball life started decades ago in the Philly area and he never left, until he was let go from St. Joe’s after last season.

NBA Wildcats

The most impressive young NBA rookies this year so far | Yardbarker
There have been several impressive rookies in the NBA so far this season...

'Never Satisfied': Mavs Guard Jalen Brunson on His Role - And His Goal | SI
“My Mindset Just Never Changes,'' Says Mavs Backup Guard Jalen Brunson, Who Has A Role - And A Goal

Warriors: How could Eric Paschall's role change in the future? | Golden Gate Sports
It's been a rough start to the season for the depleted Golden State Warriors, but Eric Paschall's breakout has served as a glimmer of hope for their future.

Toronto Raptors: Kyle Lowry to make dance debut for the Nutcracker | Raptors Rapture
The heart of the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry, isn't a two-sport athlete yet, but he will soon be making his professional dance debut.

Phoenix Suns: Mikal Bridges keeps finding ways to impact games | AZ Central
Second-year pro Mikal Bridges has found some new ways to help the Suns.

Why Donte DiVincenzo Is A Difference-Maker For Bucks | Forbes
On the surface, Donte DiVincenzo appears to be your average NBA player. However, his impact runs much deeper for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Villanova Football

Meet 2020 NFL Draft Prospect: Drew Wiley, LB, Villanova University | Draft Diamonds
Drew Wiley the playmaking LB from Villanova University recently sat down with our newest writer Jimmy Williams!

Villanova Athletics

Villanova Ranked No. 23 in First Directors’ Cup Update of Fall Season | Villanova University Athletics
CLEVELAND, Ohio—In the first set of fall Division I Learfield IMG Directors' Cup standings, Villanova is ranked 23rd with 101 points after the men's and women's

Decker and Olsonoski Named to Academic All-Area Team | Villanova University Athletics
PHILADELPHIA – Seniors Emma Decker and Allie Olsonoski were each named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Academic All-Area Team. The pair are the first to make the

College Basketball

Parity at No. 1 and the new 3-point line have dominated early season college basketball trends | NCAA.com
With parity being a massive storyline so far this college basketball season, no one is safe in the No. 1 spot. Several teams have made a name for themselves this season but consistency is a rare breed in 2019. We break down some of the most impressive wins, resumes and all the jazz that's happening behind the new three-point line.

The Court Report: Which of the five remaining undefeated college basketball teams will lose last? | CBSSports.com
This week's peek around hoops has more on Texas Tech beating Louisville, plus Texas' best start under Shaka Smart

Mark Emmert: ‘Highly probable’ federal legislation needed for NIL compensation for college athlete | NBC Sports
NEW YORK -- NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday it is "highly probable" federal legislation will be passed that sets national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

Ranking the top 25 players in college basketball one month into the 2019-20 season | ESPN+
With more than a month of the season in the books, we revisit our top-25 players list. Who made the cut, and who was bumped out? No Wildcats, but 3 Big East players make the list.

Illinois' Kofi Cockburn accidentally clobbers official while celebrating bucket | ESPN
Lewis Garrison, a college basketball official, left a matchup between Illinois and No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday after he was accidentally hit by Kofi Cockburn as the freshman center celebrated a key play in his team's 71-62 upset victory.