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Villanova Basketball: 2020-21 season preview for the Wildcats | Busting Brackets
Villanova Basketball is once again a national title contender, and are in search of their third title since 2016. Here’s a preview of the 2020-21 Wildcats.

College Hoops Today with Jon Rothstein | SoundCloud
Jay Wright joins Jon Rothstein’s podcast.

Upgrade your fan gear: NEW Villanova gear by Nike is available.

Journalism on Display: ‘SC Featured’ Wins Two Edward R. Murrow Awards - ESPN Front Row
In the category of Sports Reporting, “SC Featured” was honored for “A Long Embrace,” narrated by ABC’s Good Morning America host Robin Roberts and produced by Rich Gentile. On the 25th anniversary of former Villanova basketball star Shelly Pennefather taking her vows as a Cloistered Nun, “SC Featured” was there as her mother and family were able to hug her for the first time in 25 years.

2020 NBA Draft Coverage: Saddiq Bey, Villanova |SLC Dunk
A modern 3 point wing threat

High school basketball: The All-Illinois NBA team | Chicago Sun-Times
A salute to the players who best represent Illinois in the NBA today. Where does Villanova’s Jalen Brunson rank?

Newcomer Impact Rankings - Which college basketball freshmen, transfers will lead teams in 2020-21? | ESPN
Several college basketball programs’ fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope. We have a feeling they’re going to want to update this list after Caleb Daniels hits the floor for ‘Nova.

Scholar Nnenna Lynch Elected Co-President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University trustee and former women’s track & field and cross country NCAA champion Nnenna Lynch ‘93 was elected the Co-President of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS) in a vote by the organization’s Board of Directors on September 26.

9 men’s college basketball coaches who could be the next to reach 800 wins |
These active men’s basketball coaches could be the next to reach the elusive 800-win mark in their careers. Jay is at 594.

Villanova's Wright: The next year in college basketball will be 'volatile' |
Between the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and new player profit rules likely being in place for 2021-22, Villanova head coach Jay Wright knows change is on the horizon in college basketball.

Virginia and Villanova still planning for matchup at MSG |
According to head coach Jay Wright, Virginia and Villanova are still working out a way to play this season at Madison Square Garden

Eric Paschall 'right on track' to make big leap next season, Kirk Lacob says | RSN
As good as Eric Paschall was as a rookie, the Warriors still see ample room for growth.

Villanova University Announces Interdisciplinary Initiative on Poverty and Inequality | Villanova University
Villanova University has announced an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at examining the issues of poverty and inequality and their intersection. The initiative was spurred by a $1 million gift from Paul A. Tufano, Esq., ’83 VSB, ’86 CWSL and Christine Tufano ’84 CLAS, ’86 MA, for enhanced thought leadership and research across the University to address poverty and inequality.

Best games from 2019-20 season | Busting Brackets
Continuing our series with the 11th best game of the 2019-20 NCAA Basketball season, the great matchup between Kansas and Villanova.

College News

25 men's college basketball teams with the highest attendance in 2019-20 |
These men's basketball programs drew the largest average attendance numbers during the 2019-20 season.

Big East expert picks, 2020-21 preview |
The Bluejays, led by Big East Preseason Player of the Year Marcus Zegarowski, aren't too far back from Nova

Scheuer, Philly sports media denizen for decades, dies at 88 | Fox 13 Memphis
The go-to guy at courtside, on the field and in the press box who covered Philadelphia sports from the days of Wilt Chamberlain to Bryce Harper for The Associated Press and other outlets has died

College coaches still scrambling to fill hoops schedules | The Washington Post
College coaches had a tense time waiting for for the NCAA to green light the 2020 basketball season

The stories behind 10 of your favorite college basketball Twitter accounts | The Athletic
(Sub Req'd) With a new season not far off, there's no better time to take stock of college hoops Twitter and to find a few folks to follow.

College basketball teams poised for historically great seasons in 2020-21 |
The Best Team Since power rankings identify these eight men's college basketball programs that could have their best teams in a long time.

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