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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! It’s going to be short and sweet today, but first some news from the football side of Villanova Athletics. Yesterday was a big win for the Gridiron Wildcats, as Villanova pulled in not one, not two, but three commitments. And not just any commitments, these were guys in “battleground” states, one of which had an offer to “Dela-where?” as well:

Villanova football has been destroying Delaware for a while now, on and off the field. The Wildcats have won 12 of the last 13 meetings, including their current six game winning streak that’s tied for the longest stretch of domination in the rivalry on either side. Not only that, Villanova will get a chance to get the multi-sport sweep this year as the basketball teams will also face off in December.

It’s a great day to be a Wildcat! Not so great to be a Blue Hen.

In other “news”, Eric Paschall had a solid start for the Warriors, updates from the recruiting trail, and a tattoo of Kyle Lowry you simply must see. Enjoy!

Big East

UConn sees recruiting bump from Big East move | ESPN
UConn basketball coach Dan Hurley said he already is seeing benefits on the recruiting trail from the school's decision to return to the Big East.

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move |
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley said Monday that he's already seeing benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to leave the American Athletic Conference and

How would the Big East Conference look if they wanted in on football again | Underdog Dynasty
If the stars align for these 10 teams, could the conference once again see football?


Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers emerge as possible suitor for 2020 guard | Hoosier State of Mind
With the second live recruiting period in June over the weekend, the Indiana basketball staff were on hand watching many top prospects.

UNC Basketball: Roy Williams in attendance for this top-50 prospect | Keeping it Heel
UNC basketball coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch this top-50 prospect from the class of 2020. The North Carolina Tar Heels

NCAA Basketball Recruiting: 6 ACC teams pursuing 2020 F Lance Ware | Busting Brackets
This NCAA Basketball DRN will look at 2020 Lance Ware garnering the attention of ACC programs, along with Quentin Grimes going to the Houston Cougars.

Evans' Takeaways: Top teams converge on Philly Live 2 | YAHOO! Sports
Lance Ware drew a large crowd of coaches over the weekend in Philadelphia.

NBA Wildcats

NBA rumors: 22 free agents Sixers should consider signing after Al Horford, Josh Richardson moves |
The Philadelphia 76ers made a huge splash in free agency with Al Horford and Josh Richardson deals, but they still have money to make more moves. Possible targets include Seth Curry, Cory Jospeh, Marcus Morris.

Suns can still add power forward depth in free agency | Arizona Sports 98.7FM
Though signing guard Ricky Rubio ate all of the Phoenix Suns' salary cap space, the team still has an exception to add depth at power forward.

Bucks summer league roster includes Sterling Brown, D.J. Wilson, but not Donte DiVincenzo | Journal Sentinel
D.J. Wilson and Sterling Brown are among the players on the Bucks' summer league roster, but the team is taking a cautious approach with Donte DiVincenzo and leaving him back home.

NBA Free Agency: Atlanta Hawks Roster After Dedmon Signs with Kings | Soaring Down South
A look at where the Atlanta Hawks roster stands after center Dewayne Dedmon signs with the Sacramento Kings in NBA free agency after two productive seasons.

Warriors Fall to Kings in California Classic Opener | Golden State Warriors
The Warriors got the California Classic and Summer League action underway with a tightly contested matchup against the Kings in Sacramento. Neither team got more than nine points ahead of the other throughout the game thanks to the efforts of veterans Jacob Evans (18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals) and Damian Jones (14 points, 5 rebounds), however the Dubs could not finish it

Villanova Adjacent

Rejoice in 'out-of-nowhere' winners like Nate Lashley, but appreciate they've prepped for such moments their entire lives | Yahoo! Sports
Nate Lashley was considered a journeyman before his Rocket Mortgage Classic victory, but that discredits the hard work he put in before finally winning

Jersey Shore hoops legend Steve Gepp passes away at 87 | APP
Steve Gepp, who starred as a player at St. Rose and then coached St. Joseph's in Toms River, now Donovan Catholic, to 485 wins, died on Saturday.

Raptors fan shows off incredibly detailed Kyle Lowry tattoo | YAHOO! Sports
As the basketball world shifts its attention to NBA free agency, Raptors fans are still celebrating an a championship north of the border.