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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for August 14th

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The Athletic’s plan to save the nonconference hoops season: 44 pods, 357 schools | The Athletic
(Subscription Req'd) With COVID-19 creating massive scheduling and logistical issues for college sports, we present our plan for men's and women's hoops.

’Cats of the future: First look at Villanova’s 2021 basketball commits | The Athletic
(Subscription Req'd) Villanova's 2021 class is ranked No. 2 nationally by 247Sports. Learn more about the skills and backgrounds of its four verbal commits.

UCLA Football: OL Paul Grattan joins Bruins as a grad transfer | Bruins Nation
Grattan has one year of eligibility left after transferring in from Villanova

Villanova and Creighton are the preseason favorites in the Big East | omaha.com
The Wildcats and Bluejays top our preseason Big East rankings. They have the fewest questions to answer, the fewest unknowns to solve. And they’ll both return four starters — which

Lots of contenders for the fourth No. 1 seed | ESPN
Villanova is locked in... Tony Bennett and Virginia ascended to a No. 1 seed in the latest version of ESPN's bracket, but a number of contenders are vying for the top line.

Angelo Brizzi will bring a unique sense of excitement to Villanova | Philly Sports Network
Villanova received a commitment from elite 2021 Virginia prospect Angelo Brizzi. The 6-4 high-level three-star point guard plays for Highland

How Close Are We To Cancelling Fall Sports At Marquette? | Anonymous Eagle
I’m just going by the timeline that the NCAA set down.

College sports leaning on science to help make tough decisions | Inquirer
Leagues and schools are trying to wrestle with the medical options, and come up with solutions to keep their sports going.

O’Neil: College basketball is on the clock, and it needs a plan now | The Athletic
The Pac-12 became the first major conference to adjust its college basketball season on Tuesday, pushing it back to January 2021.

Paul Klee: The Pac-12 did the CU Buffs wrong. Wait on your basketball decision, Mountain West | gazette.com
Hey, Mountain West. Take a good look at how the Pac-12 goes about its business.

The Big East Is Among Multiple Leagues Considering Bubbles For Basketball Season: IMG, Omaha In Mix | Forbes
With the success so far achieved by the NBA in a bubble, could college basketball be far behind?

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