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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News and Links for October 22nd

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Maybe this is the meta links article for everyone... the play-on-words as some would say... the connection to our former daily early morning frequent links article to catch you as the Sun is a’rising. Maybe people thought we have been spelling Arising wrong for the past decade or missed the connection to Villanova and NBA Great Paul Arizin- a 10-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA, 1950-51 Rookie of the Year, 1952 All-Star MVP, two-time scoring champ, 1956 NBA champion....

Anyways, it’s Friday. Have a great weekend.

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See the stats and accomplishments of every player on the NBA's 75th anniversary team.

Villanova Basketball

Big East men's basketball coaches open to expansion - under the right circumstances | Ridgefield Press
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Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Villanova | theScore.com
Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases.

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Villanova’s Brandon Slater has earned his confidence | The Athletic
Teammates say Slater, a senior, has looked energized and like he’s ready to make an impact during his senior season.

Collin Gillespie back with Villanova for fifth season of Big East basketball | Inquirer
Knee surgery that kept Gillespie out of the NCAA Tournament also means he’s back for a fifth season.

Roland Massimino, Rollie’s grandson, wins PGA Tour Latinoamerica golf event | Inquirer
Roland Massimino, 24, a New Hope-Solebury High School graduate, won the first 72-hole tournament of his career, a victory that earned him full status for the 2021-22 PGA Tour Latinoamerica season.

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Villanova | theScore.com
Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases.

College Hoops

2021-22 CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams: | CBSSports.com
Gonzaga's Drew Timme leads our annual college basketball All-America teams before the 2020-21 season and Villanova's Collin Gillespie gets a First Team nod.

Mark Few pleads guilty to DUI, fined $1,000 - College Basketball | NBC Sports
Gonzaga coach has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Idaho and must pay a fine of $1,000 in lieu of spending four days in jail, according to court documents.

UConn men hope to be super, like Nova | UConn Men’s Basketball | journalinquirer.com
In the UConn men’s basketball team’s seven-year absence from the Big East Conference, Villanova became the unquestioned dominant power in the league. The Wildcats won six regular

Big East Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2021-22 Season | AthlonSports.com
Athlon Sports previews the Big East and predicts how the conference could play out for the upcoming 2021-22 college basketball season.

Penn basketball returns to Palestra for first time in 19 months | Inquirer
The Ivy League was the only Division I league to cancel last season. But basketball returns to Philadelphia's iconic arena when Penn's season begins.

What you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season | NBC Sports Philadelphia
The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season is nearing. Here’s info on the start date, early-season tournaments, top players to watch and much more.

Big East 2021-22 predictions - Villanova remains the hunted, but look out for UConn | ESPN
As we count down to the start of the 2021-22 college basketball season, ESPN's conference predictions series continues with the Big East.

2021-22 CBS Sports Preseason All-America teams: | CBSSports.com
Gonzaga's Drew Timme leads our annual college basketball All-America teams before the 2020-21 season and Villanova's Collin Gillespie gets a First Team nod.

Big East Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2021-22 Season | AthlonSports.com
Athlon Sports previews the Big East and predicts how the conference could play out for the upcoming 2021-22 college basketball season.