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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for August 10th

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Paul Arizin portrait
That’s Paul Arizin in 1996
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It’s Monday- let the weekly grind begin.

With the FCS Football schedule up in the air, many lower division football players have entered the transfer portal with hope of getting some playing time at high-profile Power 5 programs.

Villanova Football is losing two studs as we wish them well in the Pac-12 and ACC.

Villanova Basketball

Villanova’s Randy Foye convinced Jay Wright to speak out on social justice issues | Inquirer
Wright, Villanova’s longtime men’s basketball coach, wasn’t using social media platforms to talk about politics. But it was his turn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Apprenticeship Complete, Daniels Stands Ready to Help the Wildcats | Villanova.com
Caleb Daniels looks to take on a larger role in 2020-21

Turner Adds Sarah Jones To Staff As Assistant Coach | Murray State University Athletics
Murray State head women’s basketball coach Rechelle Turner announced the hiring of former Villanova Hoopster Sarah Jones as assistant coach, Friday.

Big East Basketball: 19 Player of the Year candidates for 2020-21 season | Busting Brackets
Attempting to predict the wild 2020-21 Big East Basketball Player of the Year race in an unpredictable college basketball landscape.

No summer tournaments means more recruits committing to colleges | Chicago Tribune
In April, Jay Wright, the men’s basketball coach at Villanova, worried the coronavirus pandemic would hurt his ability to recruit players from next year’s high school class.

Men’s basketball: Top 60 NCAA teams 2020-21 - 3.0 [Post-Early Entry Withdrawal] - The Only Colors
A third iteration of my pre-season rankings...

I hope this finds everyone staying safe and healthy.

I am updating my top-60 teams ranking again, based on the many roster movements that have taken...

BIG EAST

Class Of 2021 Guard Stevie Mitchell Commits To Marquette Basketball | Anonymous Eagle
And that gives the Golden Eagles two guards in next year’s recruiting class.

Dan Hurley reclaiming UConn’s backyard | The UConn Blog
The hungry coach and his staff are using UConn’s Big East return to lock down premier talent in the northeast.