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Thursday’s Arizin: Jay Wright’s 600th win, football signing day, and more! (Dec. 17)

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The “news”:

Jay Wright’s 600th win

Villanova coach Wright gets 600th win in victory over Butler | USA TODAY
Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each scored 18 points for No. 7 Villanova, and coach Jay Wright won his...

Villanova beats Butler, 85-66, in home opener for Jay Wright’s 600th career win | Philadelphia Inquirer
Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each scored 18 points to lead the seventh-ranked Wildcats.

Wright’s 600th Victory Highlights Wildcats’ 85-66 Win - Villanova University Athletics
Villanova pulled away from Butler late in the second half Wednesday.

Villanova Football

Villanova beefs up O-line, adds 11 signees to football recruiting class | National signing day
Villanova isn't expecting to add any more recruits during the February signing day unless it has more transfers.

Mark Ferrante goes old school on recruiting trail for Villanova’s latest football class | Sports | delcotimes.com
The Wildcats received 11 letters of intent on Wednesday.

College Basketball

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On NCAA Limits On College Athlete Pay : NPR
The commercialization of big-time college sports has led to questions about whether the players are employees or student athletes.

Division I transfers for all sports get blanket waiver from NCAA, can play immediately | ESPN
The waiver covers all Division I sports, and the most immediate impact will be felt in men's college basketball, in which a number of notable players will be able to suit up immediately.

NCAA basketball transfer eligibility ruling will have biggest impact on these 10 players and programs - CBSSports.com
The 2020-21 college basketball season is set for another infusion of talent after Wednesday’s ruling

Wildcats Game With Virginia Will Not Be Played - Villanova University Athletics
The news made its round a couple of days ago, but Jay Wright released an official statement to confirm the cancellation and that it will not be rescheduled.

Trying to make sense of the weird numbers in this college basketball season, 3 weeks in | NCAA.com
Behold some of the truly oddball facts from an unprecedented men's college basketball season, still less than a month old.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's Covid comments court controversy — but he's right | NBC News Opinion
Duke vs. Notre Dame: Coach K Covid comments court controversy — but he's right about the NCAA pausing college basketball

After a Covid-19 Semester, College Doctors Reflect on Sports - The New York Times
Weighing the risks and benefits of participating in sports against the larger public health factors.