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Friday’s Arizin: NCAA may delay important vote (Jan. 8)

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The “news” to end the week:

NCAA votes on name, image and likeness rule changes could be delayed | USA TODAY
Just days before the NCAA is scheduled to consider landmark legislation to allow college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness, there have been conversations among college presidents, conference officials and athletic administrators about delaying the vote.

Here's just how good some of the top men's college basketball teams are after a timeout |
Villanova averages 1.5 points per possession coming out of a time out.

How Warriors' Eric Paschall is thriving as a small-ball center | Mercury News
After Marquese Chriss broke a leg, Golden State coach Steve Kerr made Eric Paschall the Warriors' backup center and the second-year man from Villanova suddenly looks like the guy who was named to the NBA All-Rookie team last season.

Making the Grade: Villanova Student-Athletes Continued Elite Academic Performance in Fall 2020 - Villanova University Athletics
The elite academic performance of Villanova student-athletes continued at full steam during the Fall 2020 semester.

Villanova Tallies 78-71 Road Win at Seton Hall - Villanova University Athletics
In women's basketball action on Wednesday afternoon, the Villanova Wildcats earned a key road win at Seton Hall by a score of 78-71.

John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Men's Midseason Top 25 Watch List - John R. Wooden Award
I spy Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Collin Gillespie.

Volleyball Adds Elizabeth Feczko to 2025 Class - Villanova University Athletics
Villanova volleyball coach Josh Steinbach and his staff have announced the fourth and final member for next academic year, Elizabeth Feczko.

Andy Katz's Tiers: Michigan Makes Its Move | FOX Sports
The Wolverines are undefeated and taking the Big Ten by storm. But are they in the same class as Gonzaga, Villanova, and Baylor?

Knicks Bring Back Taj Gibson for Tom Thibodeau Reunion, waive Omari Spellman | The Knicks Wall
The Knicks are signing free agent big man Taj Gibson, who started the majority of games at center last year, in a reunion with Tom Thibodeau. To make space for the move, the Knicks are waiving Omari Spellman.

Suns' Mikal Bridges appreciative of Monty Williams' tough love | Arizona Sports 98.7 FM
It took some tough love from Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams to turn small forward Mikal Bridges into the player that he is today.

COVID puts Portsmouth’s Cole Swider, Villanova in holding pattern |
The third-ranked Wildcats are currently in a holding pattern and won't play again until at least Jan. 15.

College basketball stock report: Buy, sell or hold top teams | The Athletic
(Subscription Required) Virginia Tech, Texas, Oregon and Rutgers among the teams Seth Davis said fans should "buy" stock in this college basketball season.