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Villanova News

What if Jay Wright had said yes to Rutgers and no to Villanova? | The Athletic
(Sub Req’d) Olga’s Diner welcomed the hungry more than the hustlers, its red neon sign beckoning the...

Two-time champ Wright hopeful Nova gets full Big East slate | AP
Jay Wright at last has some answers on when Villanova will start its season and try for its third national championship since 2016. So many more uncertainties remain,...

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ACC non-conference scheduling, latest on UVA-‘Nova | Augusta Free Press
Villanova coach Jay Wright said today that the UVA-Villanova game scheduled for Dec. 19 at MSG “will definitely be a priority.”

Jay Wright holds Zoom court as Villanova’s basketball season comes into focus | Inquirer
“It’s been bizarre,’’ the coach said of his team’s preparation for the upcoming season. “It’s upside down, like everything in our world.”

Villanova senior creates a ‘prevention pantry’ to keep students safe in the pandemic | Inquirer
“I love helping people,” she said, simply. “I always want to do stuff to help people.”

Top 5 Backcourts for Next Season | Sportsbook Review
Backcourt play in college basketball is more crucial to a team's success than ever with the way the game is played today. With the college basketball season approaching fast, we take a quick look at the top 5 backcourts for this upcoming season.

College News

What NCAA tournament forecasters expect from odd 2020-21 basketball season | ESPN
ESPN bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Charlie Creme look ahead to March and size up the implications of Wednesday's announcement on the NCAA hoops tourneys.

What to know about college basketball’s season and the 2021 NCAA Tournament |
Gavitt speaks with CBS Sports about starting the season on Nov. 25, the NCAA tournament and much more

College basketball: Winners and losers from bizarre offseason | USA Today
Six months after the NCAA tournament was canceled, college hoops has a start date. Who successfully, and who didn't, this chaotic time?

Big East Targeting Mid-December Start With Conference Games At Campus Sites | Forbes
The Big East Conference is targeting a mid-December start with conference games at campus locations, a league source said Thursday.

Big 5 basketball season: Philadelphia games worth a try | Inquirer
The Big 5 (or even City 6) teams could hold a tournament, or spread the games out. "Taking out travel certainly takes out a big complication," said Penn AD Grace Calhoun.

Who’s playing whom and when: Updated college basketball bubble tracker | The Athletic
Bubble events are going to be a popular way for college basketball teams to play nonconference games for the 2020-21 season.

More recruiting surprises in store for Kentucky basketball? | Lexington Herald Leader
Paolo Banchero and Jaden Hardy have been replaced by Hunter Sallis, Bryce Hopkins and Daimion Collins as top Kentucky basketball recruiting options for 2021.

Inside ‘The Grand Compromise,’ as college basketball finds its way back | The Athletic
The NCAA’s Division I Council is expected to vote today on the start of the 2020-21 season.

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