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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for Feb. 12

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TGIF!

Happy Friday!

The “news”:

Villanova’s big men are stretching the floor behind major production from the three-point line | Philadelphia Inquirer
Wildcat forwards are getting in the three-point fun too.

Women’s City 6 notebook: La Salle and St. Joe’s searching for wins, Villanova coming back Tuesday from COVID pause | Philadelphia Inquirer
The Lady ‘Cats have been preparing virtually for their return to the court. They’re prepping for a Butler team that they previously beat, 90-53, earlier this season.

This year’s bracketology might not be as crazy as you think | Philadelphia Inquirer
Tell us more, Mike Jensen.

Ivy League allowing one-time waiver for grad students to play in 2021-22 season due to COVID impact | ESPN
We take it for granted, but the Ivy League typically doesn’t allow for graduate students or fifth-year seniors to play on its sports teams. It’ll allow a one-time exception due to the circumstances surrounding COVID affecting and taking away seasons.

2021 Midseason Naismith Watch List announced | NCAA.com
I spy Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.

Where are the rising coaches worthy of the most prestigious college basketball jobs? | Lexington Herald Leader
According to this column, college hoops needs more of those coaches that are on the brink of becoming the next best thing.

Ten high-impact college basketball seniors, ranked | NCAA.com
Not sure how a single Wildcat didn’t end up on here, but okay.

Women’s Lacrosse: Four lax ‘Cats named to preseason All-Big East Team | Villanova Athletics
Shoutouts to Katie Comerford, Sydney Frank, Alexa Moro, and Liz Trojan.

Volleyball: Wildcats win season opener at Coppin State | Villanova Athletics
It went all the way through five sets, but the ‘Cats came out on top.

Men’s Soccer: Villanova eager to embrace a different kind of spring | Villanova Athletics
Feature by Mike Sheridan, most commonly known for his SID work with the basketball team, on the Wildcats’ men’s soccer team, who will be playing in their first game since the fall of 2019.

Valparaiso to look for new team name after dropping Crusaders | The Southern Illinoisan
The school is opting for a new mascot and will be dropping the team name “Crusaders” as well as any associated logos.