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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Information for October 18th.

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2021-22 Phoenix Suns Media Day Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images

The Biggest News story for Villanova Fans is Mikal Bridge’s contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, worth a reported $90m over four years.

The Definitive All-Time AP Poll | Reddit CollegeBasketball
153 votes, 95 comments. There are countless ways to measure the historical greatness of a college basketball program. Villanova at #14...?

Big East Realignment — Don’t Overthink It, It’s Gonzaga or Nobody - A Dime Back
Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman made Big East expansion news yesterday, by way of two tweets from Dana O’Neil. In the first, Ackerman says she will ask the Big East presidents to consider expansion in light of the 2025 expiration of the league’s TV deal with Fox. “What school helps with our basketball aspirations?

1-358 rankings: Preseason countdown concludes with top 68 teams for 2021-22 season | CBSSports.com
Check out the top teams in the CBS Sports ranking of all 358 NCAA Division I college basketball teams

Expansion is an option for the Big East — here's who the conference could target | The Athletic (Sub Req'd)
The conference can't allow football to drive its decision-making but it has plenty of options for elite basketball-first schools.

Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings for 2021-22? | ESPN
The Zags are still among the nation's elite, but multiple teams have entered ESPN's rankings.

Should The Big East Conference Expand? | Anonymous Eagle
Commissioner Val Ackerman opened the door to adding a school (or schools?) to the conference this week. But is it a good idea?

Mikal Bridges agree to rookie contract extension, agents say | ESPN
Phoenix guard-forward Mikal Bridges on Sunday agreed to a four-year, $90 million rookie contract extension with the Western Conference champion Suns, his agents told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.