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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for July 8th

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Villanova great and Hall of Famer, Paul Arizin
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Here we go... back at it.

Former Villanova Star Mikal Bridges Inching Closer To Winning NBA Finals With The Phoenix Suns – CBS Philly
Mikal Bridges, a former star at Villanova, is three wins away from an NBA Finals title with the Phoenix Suns.

One Shining Payment? With NIL, March heroes like Kris Jenkins could cash in | The Athletic (sub req'd)
Social media might be the quickest way for a college athlete to earn a buck, but it’s not the only way as NIL barrels into reality.

Denver Nuggets: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the sturdy choice | Nugg Love
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl might be available for the Denver Nuggets in the 2021 NBA Draft. We look at how he'd fit in on both ends.

Dr. Ted Aceto, the athletic director who brought Villanova into the Big East, dies at 82 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Dr. Aceto was the longest-tenured athletic director in Villanova history, serving 19 seasons. He was AD when the Wildcats won the national championship in men's basketball in 1985.

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: 2021 Draft Prospect | Indiana Pacers
Height: 6-9 Weight: 242 Position: PF College: Villanova Age: 20 2020-2021 Season Stats PPG: 15.7 RPG: 8.5 APG: 2.2 BLK: 0.6 STL: 1.0 Player Bio Courtesy of Villanova Athletics VILLANOVA

How The Players Trunk is helping current college athletes cash in on their fame | Chicago Inno
Founded last year by two basketball managers at the University of Michigan, The Players Trunk has emerged as a go-to platform to help ex-college athletes sell their game-used gear. With the new name, image and likeness (NIL) rules in place just last Thursday, The Players Trunk has already lined up gear from several notable athletes, including Syracuse basketball standout Buddy Boeheim, Villanova basketball player Collin Gillespie, and Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross.

UCLA is getting Juzang for another year...

Is this where the NIL is going?