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The Sun’s Arizin: Links for May 10th

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Links are back! Enjoy your Monday and today’s stories...

Villanova Basketball

Nova Notebook: Antoine Stayed Positive Through Tough Times | Villanova University
Sophomore avaeraged 16.6 minutes per game in the 2020-21 postseason

Germantown Academy’s Longino Non-PIAA All-State Player of the Year |
High honors have gotten routine and redundant for the Villanova-bound basketball star Jordan Longino.

Michigan, Texas on rise in Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings for 2021-22 | ESPN
Comings and goings in the transfer portal have shaken up the Top 25 for next season in a signifiicant way.

Jeff Goodman’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 for 2021-22 | Stadium
1. Gonzaga

2. Villanova

3. Ohio State...

Revisiting UWDP Preseason College Basketball Model Projections | UW Dawg Pound
Interesting analysis on the Power 6 conferences and their teams’ performances tracked against recruiting rankings.

2022 NCAA® Final Four® Ticket Offer Application | Ticketmaster
Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Villanova Aumni

NCAA college basketball transfer portal affecting recruiting of high school seniors | Inquirer
With new rules allowing college seniors to return, and transfers to begin playing immediately, it's had a trickle-down effect on where high school athletes fit into coaches' plans.

Octagon Basketball Signs Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | SPORTS AGENT BLOG
Octagon Basketball has signed Jeremiah Robinson-Earl to their basketball client roster. Octagon also represents NBA stars such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steph Curry, and Villanova alumn- Donte DiVincenzo.

I Can Move Mountains | Darryl Reynolds | TEDxVillanovaU - YouTube
Darryl Reynolds believes solving for why is about an individual finding their truth, figuring out what they truly love to do, and pursuing it fearlessly.

Last year’s Maine Basketball Hall of Fame class to be inducted in August | Bangor Daily News
The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2020 during ceremonies scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Former Villanova player T.J. Caouette will be inducted.

Washington Adds Top-Ranked JUCO PF Langston Wilson | UW Dawg Pound
Former Villanova player Ron Wilson’s son is heading to Seattle.

Villanova alumna, Clarisse Garcia is the new Charleston Southern women’s basketball coach |
Charleston Southern’s new women’s basketball coach has spent the last 10 seasons as an assistant coach at three Power 5 schools and takes over the Lowcountry program after five seasons...

Suns’ Mikal Bridges: Accurate from floor in loss |
Bridges is on a seven-game run of double-digit scoring totals, averaging 17.5 points, 3.4 assists, 2.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.4 blocks over that span.

Villanova University

Villanova student leads design team for Mars capsule | KYW
A Villanova electrical engineering grad student is leading a team into the finals of a NASA competition to find ideas from college students for developing a Mars expedition crew capsule. Read more here.

Villanova expands beyond the playing field with a new performing arts hub | The Architect’s News
RAMSA’s John and Joan Mullen Center for the Performing Arts at Villanova University is now complete, bringing a new arts venue to the Philadelphia school

Ashwin Puri, Villanova Sr. Associate AD/COO guest on podcast | Athletic Director U
Ashwin Puri, Sr. Associate AD and Chief Athletics Operations Officer at Villlanova, visits @1QLeadership to discuss how his background in professional sports has influenced his experience in college athletics. The primary difference is understanding what (or who) is defined as the bottom line. He reflects on the moment he realized the difference between selling a ticket in the pros versus selling a ticket in college. Puri also gives insight on the similarities and differences between fundraising and sales.

Big East

Big East basketball 2020-21 season in review | Sports Illustrated
From Georgetown's surprise run to UConn's return, looking back at the year that was in the conference.