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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for October 12th

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2020 NBA Draft Profile: Villanova Forward Saddiq Bey | Blazer’s Edge
Villanova forward Saddiq Bey is a polished prospect worthy of the Trail Blazers’ attention.

Big 5 mailbag: Bryan Antoine’s Year 2, Villanova’s outlook, Penn’s potential | The Athletic
Answering reader questions about expectations for Antoine, how Nova’s roster stacks up, this year’s young-but-talented Penn team and more.

95.7 BEN FM is 2020-21 Home For Men’s Basketball & Football |
95.7 BEN FM to sBeasley Media Group announces all Villanova Football and Basketball games for the 2020-2021 season will be carried on 95.7 BEN FM in Philadelphia. The games have been heard in recent years on 610 ESPN and WTEL-AM. Under the new one-year deal, the station will air the entire Villanova Basketball Season which is expected to begin in late November.

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Philly basketball recruit Langston Wilson, sidelined by a suspected heart condition, has 44 scholarship offers | Inquirer
VU Hoops alumn, Ron Wilson’s son - Langston - was sidelined at Bonner-Prendergast when doctors suspected he may have had Marfan syndrome, Wilson was finally cleared to play. A year at a Georgia junior college has turned into 44 scholarship offers.

Other College News

10 Player of the Year contenders for the 2020-2021 college basketball season |
These are 10 Player of the Year candidates for the 2020-2021 men's college basketball season, ranked by's Andy Katz.

The March Madness contenders with the best neutral-court records since 2010 |
These are eight men's college basketball teams ranked highly in the preseason that also have the best neutral-court records in the past 10 years — potentially a potent combo in 2020-21.

Iowa to face Gonzaga in potential top-five showdown in South Dakota |
The first month of college basketball's season is shaping up to feature one great game after another

2020-21 Men’s College Basketball Early Season Tournaments, Events, And Bubbles (CoVID Changes) | Blogging the Bracket
A regularly-updated list of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season’s bubbles and exempt multiple-team events (MTEs), which will eventually include schedule and TV information.

Dick Vitale's college basketball preseason top 40 for 2020-21 | ESPN
Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!

Gregg Marshall investigation at Wichita State over alleged misconduct | USA Today
Wichita State is conducting an internal investigation of men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall amid claims of alleged misconduct.

The best, worst and most likely finish for each spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings |
A comprehensive breakdown AP preseason college basketball poll, including how many NCAA tournament titles each spot has won and how many March Madness games a team is likely to win based on where it's ranked.

Best rebounders from all 32 conferences for 2020-21 | Busting Brackets
Rebounding can change a game quicker than anything in NCAA Basketball. Who are the top returning board grabbers for the 2020-21 season?

Mountain West to begin conference schedule in December | NBC Sports
The Mountain West Conference will play an 18-game basketball schedule, starting in late December. The season will begin on Dec. 29 and conclude March 6, according to a news released issued Friday.

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