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Villanova Basketball’s Josh Hart has found storytelling gold with his new podcast

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If you haven’t given it a chance yet, now’s the time to get onboard.

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Happy Friday Nova Nation! It’s a busy morning for yours truly, so today’s Arizin will be short and sweet. There’s a bunch of good stuff in today’s Arizin, so be sure to put aside some extra time for your morning reading. But I wanted to focus on the latest episode of the Lightharted Podcast with Josh Hart. This week he had on Miami Heat big man Meyers Leonard, and if you haven’t heard his story before this is a must listen.

Hart and his co-host/lifelong friend Matt Hillman have really gone from 0-60 with their podcast, and at this point its become one of my weekly listening highlights. It’s not just that they’ve gotten some big names to come on and share with them, they do a great job of getting out of the way and letting their guests tell some amazing stories. Of course there’s plenty of Josh’s personality injected into the conversation as well, but he’s done a great job of finding the balance between interviewing and conversation. Trust me when I say that’s incredibly difficult to do, and this podcast has been nailing it.

In other “news”, Villanova Basketball will get new Nike Championship Tags, 5-Star Recruit Devin Askew will visit Nova in October, and undefeated Villanova Football and Villanova Men’s Soccer will be on the road this weekend. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

ACC, Big East, Pac-12 place four each in Way-Too-Early Top 25 | ESPN
Three leagues make up roughly half of the updated top 25 representation, including the resurgent Pac-12.

Why USA Basketball should replace Gregg Popovich with Jay Wright | NBC Sports
For more than a few reasons, Jay Wright would be a better fit to coach USA Basketball than Gregg Popovich and the change should be made ASAP.

Nike Adds Gold Tab To College Basketball Uniforms To Denote National Championships | Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net News and Blog : New Logos and New Uniforms news, photos, and rumours
Villanova will be one of nine schools to receive the golden championship tab.

Villanova Basketball Recruiting

Three-Point Play: Devin Askew, Gethro Muscadin, mid-majors | Yahoo! Sports
Does Devin Askew hold the keys of the 2020 class in his hands? Villanova has already been to see him and he's scheduled to take an official visit to Villanova's campus on October 4th.

Villanova Football

College Sports Journal Colonial Athletic Association Previews: Week of 9/14/2019 | The College Sports Journal
Week two brought a mixed bag of results. The highlight of the weekend was the triple OT thriller in Meade Stadium that saw Delaware outlast the host Rhode Island Rams. That game set the stage for what should be an excellent season of conference matchups.

Chris Boden back at Villanova, from star QB to QB whisperer | The Inquirer
“I think it brings more to the table,’’ Boden said of his somewhat non-traditional path.

Bucknell set for home opener against 'Nova | dailyitem.com
Bucknell coach Dave Cecchini knew his first year in charge of the Bison football team would be a learning experience.

Villanova Athletics

Volleyball returns to Galen Center for Trojan Invitational | Daily Trojan
The USC women’s volleyball team will battle this weekend with Yale, Howard and Villanova at the Trojan Invitational.

Villanova Announces 2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University head women's basketball coach Harry Perretta today announced the 2019-20 Wildcat schedule. Villanova will play a 29-game schedule, including

Villanova Heads West for Trojan Invitational | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova, Pa. – After a 3-0 performance last weekend, the Wildcats will head west to face some tough competition at the Trojan Invitational hosted by the University

Wildcats Set to Open Season Friday at Villanova Invitational | Villanova University Athletics
The Wildcats are set to open its Fall schedule up tomorrow when it hosts the Villanova Invitational Friday through Sunday at the West Campus Courts. Teams competing

Cats Look to Build on Strong Start Friday at Penn State | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova faces Penn State Friday night at Jeffery Field.

Villanova Adjacent

Kim Clijsters to come out of retirement at 36: 'See you in 2020' | Yahoo! Sports
After 7 years away from tennis, Kim Clijsters wants to do it all: raise her 3 kids and be the best tennis player she can be. She's married to former Villanova Basketball player Brian Lynch.

Patriots Acquire RHP Taylor Wright from Frontier League | TAPinto
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Somerset Patriots have acquired right-handed Taylor Wright in a trade with the Evansville Otters (Frontier League) for future considerations. He is active for tonight’s game...

Villanova members of ‘black hole’ team earn share of $3 million Breakthrough Prize | The Inquirer
The money is being split up 347 ways, with two shares going to a pair of Villanova researchers for their role in capturing the first photo of a black hole.

College Basketball

NBA rumors: Gilbert Arenas claims Duke paid 2 players $200k to choose them over Kentucky | Clutch Points
The idea of student-athletes getting paid is a hot topic among sports fans, and what Gilbert Arenas said about Duke might change the debate.