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Villanova Basketball

Villanova college basketball championships: Complete history | NCAA.com
The complete history of Villanova’s men’s college basketball championships, including rosters and a game-by-game breakdown for each season.

Jay Wright: ‘I Can’t See Having Fans’ This College Basketball Season | Forbes
Villanova coach Jay Wright has led his team to two of last four NCAA championships in front of packed crowds at the Final Four.

Jay Wright: The NBA’s next impact head coaching hire | Sir Charles in Charge
Jay Wright has the potential to be the NBA’s next impact head coaching hire, should he so choose to make the jump to the League.

Bulls Join Healing Circles in the Austin Neighborhood | Chicago Bulls
Last week Ryan Arcidiacono & Max Strus joined other Chicago athletes to listen to our community and discuss racial injustice. View photos for Bulls Join Healing Circles in the Austin Neighborhood

Neptune Tapped to Participate in Top Connect Virtual Summit | Villanova.com
Neptune to take part in TopConnect Virtual Summit. TopConnect also develops programming that allows these top assistant coaches to hear from a wide variety of successful leaders.

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2020 NBA Draft: What are the chances that the Sixers take Saddiq Bey? | NBC Sports Philadelphia
Now that Saddiq Bey has decided to stay in the 2020 NBA Draft, it’s time to wonder what the chances are of him being taken by the Sixers.

Three Teams to Watch in the 2020-21 NCAA Basketball Season | Sportsbook Review
Leading scorer Saddiq Bey will stay in the NBA Draft but Villanova returns 83.1 percent of their minutes from last year’s team, which went 24-7. Collin Gillespie, who averaged 15.1 points and 4.5 assists is expected to lead the way next season. Justin Moore will have a more prominent role on offense.

Film Room: Is Donte DiVincenzo The Missing Link To A Bucks’ Championship? | Forbes
Donte DiVincenzo may fly under the radar to most of the NBA, but the Milwaukee Bucks understand his importance in helping them win the NBA Finals.

BIG EAST

Rev. Donohue Named Chair of Board of Directors | BIG EAST
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, President of Villanova University, has been elected Chair of the BIG EAST Conference Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2020. Additionally, BIG EAST Fall Sports scheduling changes announced soccer and volleyball will be divided into East and Midwest Divisions

St. John’s expects business as usual for basketball season | NY Post
As New York City moved into Phase One of its reopening on Monday, St. John’s is “optimistic” that it will not only have fans at basketball games next. Villanova coach Jay Wright on Tuesday raised some eyebrows when he told reporters, “I can’t see, right now, us having fans [this upcoming season].” But Cragg feels differently, and said the hope is to have all fall athletes on campus in early August.

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College Basketball

Can basketball be a force for good? Or is that a mirage? | Mike Jensen
“We decided to use basketball and the college image as a shield,’’ Sam Sessoms said. Some dribbled basketballs as they marched.

Arkansas moves up after adding Indiana transfer Justin Smith | CBSSports.com
The Hoosiers get a bump in the top 25 And 1 after landing another transfer

Brian Custer podcast endeavor lands big sports names | phillytrib.com
Brian Custer has covered a lot of college basketball games as a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports. Last season, Custer worked some Villanova Univeristy basketball games. Custer will be interviewing Villanova head basketball coach Jay Wright with his new platform. The interview will be available on Tuesday, June 23.

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