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Monday’s Arizin: Daily links for Oct. 24

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Happy Monday! Here are your links to start the week:

Can Creighton help Big East prove it’s more than just Villanova? - The Athletic
Jay Wright dominated the league for years before retiring. Can other programs — including legacy brands — step up and add depth?

2022-23 preseason player of the year picks for every D-I conference | ESPN
Look for some good on-court battles this season as these men's college basketball players vie for top conference honors.

2022-23 CBS Sports college basketball preseason awards: Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year -
Our closest vote in years for both NPOY and NFOY leads to Gonzaga's Drew Timme and Arkansas' Nick Smith winning out

Jalen Brunson hasn’t committed a turnover yet as a Knick | NY Post
The Villanova product has a 15:0 assist-to-turnover ratio after his first couple of games in a Knick uniform.

Emerson: What’s good for college football is bad for college basketball - The Athletic
College Football Playoff expansion is good for the future of the sport. NCAA Tournament expansion is not.

11 impact sophomores in men's college basketball, ranked by Andy Katz |
These are my rankings for the sophomores who I believe can have the biggest impact in DI men's college basketball for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

11 impact freshmen in men's college basketball, ranked by Andy Katz |
These are the most important first-year players in the 2022-2023 season, ranked by Andy Katz.

Football: Wildcats Survive Wild Finish, Defeat UAlbany 31-29 on Mercurio’s Walk-Off Field Goal - Villanova University
Graduate kicker Matthew Mercurio (Salinas, Calif.) made a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Villanova (4-3, 2-2 CAA Football) survived against Albany.

Women's Soccer: Penalty Kicks Lift Villanova over DePaul, 2-1, on Senior Day - Villanova University
The Villanova Wildcats connected on two penalty kicks Sunday afternoon against the DePaul Blue Demons to win the final home game of the regular season,

Volleyball Taken Down By Xavier in Four Sets - Villanova University
Villanova University women's volleyball took on Xavier at Jake Nevin Field House on Saturday evening, being defeated by the Musketeers in four sets

Men's Soccer: A Goal in the 75th Minute Lifted Seton Hall Past Wildcats 2-1 - Villanova University
Villanova fell at Seton Hall on Saturday night.

Field Hockey: Wildcats Are Victorious Over the Bobcats in Close 4-3 Win - Villanova University
The Villanova Wildcats take down the Bobcats of Quinnipiac in a close 4-3 win in the fourth quarter.

Volleyball: Wildcats Defeated By No. 18 Creighton on Cancer Awareness Night - Villanova University
Villanova volleyball suffered a defeat on Friday night, falling to the No. 18 Creighton Bluejays in straight sets (25-22, 25-12, 25-18) at the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.