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Villanova Has Five Teams Recognized with BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards | Villanova University
NEW YORK—Villanova had five teams recognized with BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence awards in an announcement made by the conference office on Thursday afternoon.

Your guide to six early-season 2021-22 college basketball tournaments | ESPN
The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event.

NCAA President Mark Emmert: It is time to decentralize college sports | NBC Sports
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday the time is right to consider a decentralized and deregulated version of college sports, shifting power to conferences and campuses and reconsidering how schools are aligned.

COURTSIDE: A MEMOIR OF LIFE, LEARNING, LAW & THE PURSUIT OF PURPOSE

Jay Wright recommended this book... Soooo...

Philadelphia’s Finest: A Chat with All-Star Jay Wright | Philadelphia Style
Here, Wright gives Philadelphia Style the inside scoop on his upcoming summer plans, his family, and his favorite things to do and see in Philly.

NCAA NIL era brings cautious optimism to college-town businesses | NBC Sports
The NCAA's decision to allow athletes to profit off their likeness arrived July 1. Now businesses in college towns looks to cash in.

NBA: Mikal Bridges and the league's next contract issue | Yahoo
There is not an executive in the NBA who has watched these playoffs and not thought to himself, "We could use a guy like Mikal Bridges." He is the ultimate 3-and-D wing, possibly more, working on a rookie contract.

Seton Hall basketball: Myles Powell sues school over injury | NJ Herald
Myles Powell, a former star player for the Seton Hall men's basketball team, alleges that the team's staff misdiagnosed a serious injury.

San Antonio Spurs: 6 NBA Draft prospects from the Big East | Air Alamo
The All-Big East first team boasts six potential draft picks for the San Antonio Spurs, including a versatile smattering of talented guards and forwards.

Several former Wizards competing in this year’s West Virginia Regional of The Basketball Tournament | Bullets Forever
TBT, a yearly summer basketball tournament on ESPN, attracts many former NBA players and college basketball stars, including Daniel Ochefu.

Villanova Alumn, Jake Froccaro...

Four Villanovans Head to Tokyo as University Celebrates Latest Chapter of Olympic Tradition | Villanova University
A longstanding tradition and a source of immense pride continues this week when the latest chapter of Villanova's incredible Olympic story begins. As a 'Nova fan, you'll want to be watching the Women's 800m, the Women's Triathlon, Mens 5K & 10K, and USA Basketball.

Brooklyn Nets Draft Prospect: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | Brooklyn Nets
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was the Big East Co-Player of the Year last season. A sophomore out of Villanova, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is by far the prospect linked most often and most prominently to the Nets in mock drafts.

2021 NBA Draft Coverage: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl | SLC Dunk
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