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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for April 16

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Happy Friday!

Sorry, everybody. I know it’s been a while since the last Arizin. I hurt my upper back and neck recently, and it’s been hard to sit at a desk on the computer for more than 15-20 minutes at a time, so I’ve been slacking on the Arizin and other things. Gradually getting better though!

The “news”:

Transfers to Watch in the Big East next season - Big East Coast Bias
The transfer market has been going full speed. Let’s take a look at some incoming Big East players

College basketball rankings: With Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels returning Villanova jumps to No. 3 - CBSSports.com
Never too early to look at way-too-early rankings, right?

Ranking college basketball's uncommitted transfers: Marcus Carr, Adam Miller lead top players available - CBSSports.com
Here is a rundown of the top college basketball transfers still available in the portal.

College basketball coaching changes: With Arizona and Cincinnati closing, every big job has now been filled - CBSSports.com
There have been nearly 60 coaching changes this year in college basketball. Here are the remaining jobs yet to close.

The 20 biggest commitments (so far) of the college basketball transfer portal | 247 sports
The number of players entering the Transfer Portal is finally starting to slow down. Likewise, players capable of making an instant impact at their next stop are coming off

NCAA hits USC basketball with 2 years' probation, fine - ABC News
The NCAA has hit the Southern California men's basketball program with two years’ probation because of a former assistant who violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he accepted a bribe to steer players to a business management company

College basketball news and rumors: Major rule changes coming next season? - A Sea Of Blue
Some of these changes needed to be made a long time ago.

Don’t Get Attached to Your Favorite Men’s College Basketball Player. He May Be Angling to Transfer. - WSJ
More than 28% of 4,500-plus scholarship basketball players in the NCAA’s Division I have indicated a desire to transfer, anticipating new rules that wouldn’t force them to sit out a year.

College basketball coaching hires reflect needed change - Sports Illustrated
A majority of the NCAA men's head coaches hired thus far are Black, with many schools even turning to the route that Michigan took with Juwan Howard.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces 2020 enshrinement ceremony presenters | NBA.com
The late Kobe Bryant will be presented by Hall of Famer Michael Jordan at the upcoming ceremony in May.

NCAA Council passes one-time transfer legislation allowing athletes immediate eligibility - CBSSports.com
The long-awaited change in college sports is close to becoming official.

NCAA transfer rule change is here, and it's game-changing - Sports Illustrated
The approval of a one-time transfer for college athletes is a game-changing measure for football and basketball.

Women's Tennis: Annalise Klopfer Named BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week - Villanova University
Junior Annalise Klopfer (Palm Harbor, Fla.) was named the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week in an announcement made by the conference office on Thursday

Women's Soccer: Weaver Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team - Villanova University
Villanova freshman Emma Weaver was named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman team as announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon.

Softball: Wildcats Rally Late Past Drexel, 6-5 - Villanova University
Trailing Drexel (15-5) by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning in game two of the doubleheader, Paige Rauch (Windsor, N.Y.) pulled a double down right field to score two runs, which gave 'Nova the lead.

Softball: Rauch's Seventh Shutout Helps 'Cats Down Drexel 2-0 - Villanova University
Wildcats downed Drexel 2-0 in Game 1 Wednesday afternoon

Men's Soccer: MacKinnon Named Second Team All-BIG EAST - Villanova University
The sophomore forward earned all-conference honors.