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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for June 18th

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Get ready for the weekend with some Villanova News and other interesting links...

Villanova News

Inside the work Villanova's Collin Gillespie is doing to make sure he's ready for next season | The Athletic
The senior is using his extra year of eligibility after a devastating knee injury ended his 2020-21 season just before the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova Will Be Well-Represented at U.S. Olympic Trials | Villanova University
VILLANOVA, Pa.—There will be a strong contingent of current and former Villanova track & field athletes at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials which take place at Hayward

NBA Rumors: This 76ers-Raptors trade sends Kyle Lowry to Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers could look to make a splash during the NBA offseason. Could they acquire Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry?

'The kid filled the seats': The stories behind Jay Wright's Hall of Fame career, from Rochester to Villanova | The Athletic
Two national championships and 612 wins later, Jay Wright will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Early Big East men's basketball rankings: Villanova, UConn look like the top teams | The Athletic
Many Big East programs have undergone dramatic roster renovations during the offseason.

Suns' Mikal Bridges: Scores 14 in Game 4 | CBSSports.com
Bridges had 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's win over Denver.

Big East Basketball: Way-too-early power rankings for 2021-22 season | Fansided
After a number of offseason moves and decisions, how does Big East Basketball look for the 2021-22 season? Here's an early look at the league.

Torrey Pines' John Olive uses basketball 'family' to find Falcons success | BVM Sports
Adopting Villanova University’s Coach Rollie Massimino’s family coaching style, Torrey Pines basketball coach John Olive has had great success coaching the Falcons, including winning the 2021 Open Division CIF San Diego City Championship.

2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Conference Challenges | Blogging the Bracket
A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s conference challenge series, including TV information (when available).

2021-22 Men’s College Basketball Neutral-Site Games and Special Events | Blogging the Bracket
A regularly updated list of the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season’s non-exempt neutral-site games and other special events that are not tournaments. (You’ll find tournament info on this page.)

Unpacking your hottest Big 5 takes, including Villanova's starting lineup and coaching hot seat chatter | The Athletic
C.J. Holmes answers subscribers' questions on Villanova, Temple, Saint Joseph's and La Salle.

US Men’s Soccer

US Soccer released their new 2021-22 Away Jerseys for the men and women.

USMNT World Cup qualifying opponents set | Stars and Stripes FC
We know the Octagon schedule as the US earns their way to Qatar.

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