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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for September 2nd

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Villanova Basketball

College Basketball Expert "Assumes" Jay Wright Won't Coach 76ers |
CBS' 247 Sports college basketball expert Gary Parrish recently mentioned he assumes that Jay Wright will stay put at Villanova rather than picking up the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching job.

Mohegan Sun Arena To Host BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament |
The BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Jeep will be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., beginning in 2021, the Conference

Big East basketball may look to bubble format for 2020 season | Indy Star
How about a Big East bubble in Indianapolis? Or Omaha? Or Bradenton, Fla.? Or two locations simultaneously? It's being discussed.

College Basketball

Mohegan Sun Arena Emerges As Location For Non-Conference College Basketball Bubble | Forbes
The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., has emerged as a location for a potential college basketball non-conference bubble in November or December, sources confirmed.

Legendary Coach John Thompson, Jr. Has Passed Away | Casual Hoya
Big John was fearless, larger than life, and his impact on college basketball stretched far beyond Georgetown.

Can the worst college basketball team ever become the best in a video game? We’re close. |
The Western Illinois Leathernecks try to defend their latest national championship in our College Hoops 2K8 sim dynasty.

John Thompson made his program a champion and his players something more |
Mike Lopresti reflects on the life and legacy of former Georgetown head coach John Thompson, who died at the age of 78 on Sunday, Aug. 30.

Atlantic 10 Celebrating 45th Anniversary in 2020-21, Unveils Commemorative Logo
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference is commemorating its 45th Anniversary in 2020-21, beginning with the unveiling of a commemorative logo as the tip-off

Welcome to Secret Base |
We’re the people who make SB Nation’s YouTube channel — the place where you watch series like Beef History, Dorktown, Rewinder, Fumble Dimension, Collapse, That’s Weird, The Worst, and so forth, except under a new name which better reflects our identity. That YouTube channel is being rebranded to reflect our new team name, and we have our own website, right here as part of, where we can hang out.

NCAA seeks trademark on ‘Battle in the Bubble’ | ESPN
In another clue toward the possibility of a college bubble structure for tournaments amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA has applied to trademark the phrase “Battle in the Bubble.”