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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for October 15th

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Thursday... get it going with these news and links for Villanova Fans.


36 breakout candidates for the 2020-21 men’s basketball All-American teams |
Here are the individual and team statistics to look at when identifying a potential All-America candidate.

Villanova’s Jay Wright sends message to New Jersey kids battling cancer | Asbury Park Press
The two-time NCAA title-winning basketball coach is a guest at the Holmdel-based Frances Foundation’s virtual fundraising gala Saturday.

Eric Paschall joins ‘how it started vs. how it’s going’ challenge | USA Today
Eric Paschall was the latest to join the “how it started vs. how it’s going” social media trend by sharing photos from his hoops career.

15 college basketball playmakers who could be the nation’s top point guard |
These are 15 Bob Cousy Award candidates for the 2020-2021 men’s college basketball season, ranked by’s Andy Katz.

March Madness 365 with Andy Katz podcast |'s Andy Katz covers the newsmakers in college basketball all year long. Collin Gillespie joins him at 28:33.

Survey shows majority of Power 5 athletic leaders favor major restructuring of NCAA sports | ESPN
A majority of Power 5 athletic leaders who participated in a recent survey were "very or somewhat likely" to support the creation of a fourth division within the NCAA for the Power 5 conferences to compete in sports other than basketball.

#BIGEASThoops Notebook: Big Guys Still Big in the BIG EAST | Big East Conference
It’s a question that gets discussed amongst basketball minds across the sport: How much room is there for the true big man?

Key transfers and potential COVID-19 chaos among five college basketball storylines to watch in 2020-21 season |
With college basketball just around the corner, here are the stories to watch

NCAA announces nearly 450 host site selections |
For only the third time in its history, the NCAA undertook a site selection process where most of its championships were put out for bid at the same time.

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility for all winter sport athletes, voids .500 rule for bowl teams | ESPN
NCAA Division I athletes who participate in winter sports will be given another year of eligibility and football teams will be allowed to compete in bowl games regardless of record in one-time rule changes passed Wednesday.

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