Happy Thursday Nova Nation! There was plenty going on in the real news world yesterday, specifically regarding the ongoing FBI trials and the continued revelations about Sean Miller and Arizona. But on a lighter note, it was a pretty fun day for Villanova on twitter. So for those of you that aren’t plugged into the twitter-verse, here’s a taste of what we got yesterday:
Villanova Softball walk-off homer to beat Lehigh
Jay Wright’s “maybe stick with basketball” first pitch for Villanova Baseball
Villanova Lacrosse’s Connor Kirst wins Big East Midfielder of the Year
Villanova had more teams recognized for academics than any other school
With 17 of 22 teams earning APR (academic) awards this year, @NovaAthletics had a higher % of their teams recognized than any other DI school. Other top schools on APR award percentage: @GoColumbiaLions @GoHolyCross @LehighSports @BradleyBraves @dartmouthsports pic.twitter.com/s9Q2f9Yljm— NCAA Research (@NCAAResearch) May 1, 2019
It’s great to see that Villanova Athletics have been excelling on and off the court. While men’s basketball is certainly the most visible of Nova’s sports teams, they’re certainly not alone in bringing home accolades for the University. As Jay Wright would put it, “It’s a great day to be a Wildcat.”
In other “news”, Sean Miller’s name is all over the college basketball trials, Kyle Lowry is back in South Philly tonight, and updates from the recruiting trail. Enjoy!
Video: Jay Wright's First Pitch At Villanova Game Wasn't Great | The SPUN
Jay Wright threw out the first pitch at a Villanova baseball game. Here's video of the first pitch.
Updated: Indiana Basketball Offers Emerging 2020 Guard RJ Davis | The Daily Hoosier
Stepinac hosted an open gym today and Maryland, Indiana, Villanova, Penn State, Siena and Marist were all in attendance to see juniors R.J. Davis, Alpha Bangura Jr., Malcolm Chimezie and Luke Fizulich.
SIMMONS: The hometown kid, Kyle Lowry, looking for a rare big win in Philly | Montreal Gazette
PHILADELPHIA — This is Kyle Lowry’s town. It was home to the great Philadelphia fighters, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and, the most famous of all, Rocky Balboa.
How former Sixers assistant Billy Lange helped Raptors’ Kyle Lowry go from good to elite | The Inquirer
The kinship between coach and player helped turn North Philly's favorite son into an All Star.
Kirst and Corrado Earn Top BIG EAST Honors, Six Named All-BIG EAST | Villanova.com
The BIG EAST Conference announced the men’s lacrosse major award winners and all-conference team on Wednesday, May 1st prior to the start of the BIG EAST Championship. Villanova’s Connor Kirst was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the year, head coach Mike Corrado and his staff earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors.
Book Richardson alleges Sean Miller paid Deandre Ayton $10K per month | SI.com
Book Richardson's wiretap alleges that Sean Miller made payments to Deandre Ayton monthly.
Roundtable: What should Arizona do about Sean Miller? | Arizona Desert Swarm
Our writers share their opinions.
O’Neil: As the allegations against Sean Miller mount, how long can Arizona officials sit idly by? | The Athletic
Book Richardson was ticked. Ticked at Sean Miller, his boss. Ticked because Sean Miller’s...
FBI recordings catch former Arizona assistant claiming Sean Miller paid Deandre Ayton | CBSSports.com
Former Wildcats assistant Book Richardson discusses payments to players on wiretaps played in court