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Villanova Basketball News

Ranking the top 10 Uniforms in College Basketball | The Game Haus
Villanova lands at NUMBER 4!

Howard hoping La Salle takes big step forward in Year Three | City of Basketball Love
La Salle celebrated Ashley Howard’s April 2018 arrival with much fanfare, as would be expected for a program that had just landed a rising star of a coach fresh off winning a national championship.

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NBA prospect Saddiq Bey breaks down Plato’s ‘Allegory of the Cave’ | Hoops Hype
Not only is Bey a fantastic shooter (45.1 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore) but during our recent interview, he was also willing to break down Ancient Greek philosophy with HoopsHype.

Sacramento Kings 2020 NBA Draft targets: Saddiq Bey | Sactown Royalty
The versatile wing would fit in well in Sacramento.

2020-21 CBS Sports preseason All-America teams: College basketball's best and most talented players - CBSSports.com
Baylor's Jared Butler leads our preseason All-America teams heading into the 2020-21 season

10 under-appreciated college basketball programs that deserve more love | NCAA.com
These are 10 men's college basketball teams who have slipped under the radar in recent years despite proving their bona fides, as ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.

Jeff Goodman’s 2020-21 College Basketball Preseason Awards | Stadium
The Preseason National Player of the Year was a complete no-brainer, but picking my Preseason All-Americans was hardly an easy task. There are just two freshmen on the trio of All-American teams, and the Big 12 is well represented with three players on the first team.

BIG EAST Announces John Thompson Award | Casual Hoya
Award for a player or team working against discrimination and for social justice.

Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton | WTOP
Villanova is the pick to win the Big East again, according to the league’s coaches. The Wildcats, who shared the regular-season title last year…

CAA Football Unveils Conference Schedule For The 2021 Spring Football Season | Villanova University Athletics
CAA Football today announced its conference schedule for the 2021 Spring season, which includes a six-game slate for each institution using a unique divisional format.

Villanova on top of 2020-21 Big East preseason coaches poll | Big East Coast Bias
According to the coaches, the Wildcats are on top going into the 2020-21 season.

2020 College Basketball Gavitt Games Have Been Canceled | The Spun
The 2020 Gavitt Games series between the Big East and Big Ten has officially been canceled, Big East commissioner Val Ackerman confirmed.

Villanova basketball picked to win Big East; Collin Gillespie, Jeremiah Robinson-Early chosen first-team all-conference | Inquirer
Senior guard Collin Gillespie and sophomore forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl were chosen for the All-Big East team. Sophomore guard Justin Moore earned second-team honors.

Jay Wright, Villanova basketball embracing experimentation | The Athletic
(Subscription Req'd) "We’re doing everything completely differently," Wright said of this unusual preseason. He's focused on exploring his players' versatility.

Don't expect to see Villanova on La Salle's basketball schedule | timesherald.com
It looks likely that playing a full round-robin schedule in the Big 5, games at Wells Fargo Center and most of the seats at the Pavilion will all fall victim

Former Nova standout Saddiq Bey's versatility makes him a perfect fit for any NBA roster | phillytrib.com
The NBA season just recently ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the league title. The next big event for the NBA is the draft which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 18.

College Hoops

NCAA Basketball: How era of “multi-guard” lineups have affected the sport | Busting Brackets
The NBA is a copycat league, but it isn’t as easy to mimic success as some would hope in NCAA Basketball. Some have had success, while others haven’t.

MSG Considering Fan-Less College Basketball Games For 2020-21 Season | Forbes
Madison Square Garden is considering holding some fan-less college basketball games this season, including the Villanova-Virginia game originally scheduled for Dec. 19, sources said.

Jeff Goodman and Rob Dauster are launching a college basketball podcast network
There’s a new college basketball podcast network led by Rob Dauster and Jeff Goodman, and featuring an array of prominent contributors.

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