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Happy Thursday! Here are your daily links to start the day:

Big 5 basketball: Is a City Series tournament closer to happening? | Mike Jensen
Big 5 schools are talking about a men's basketball tournament that should include Drexel.

House Athletes: Welcome To The House, Brendan Hausen!
Big East Basketball, let's make some noise for Villanova's very own, Brendan Hausen! An elite shooter from long range, we are hyped to have a Wildcat on board the House brand! Support BH1's merch and find out more about him with the links below.

Villanova basketball clawed back to .500. A few observations on how the Wildcats got here. | Philadelphia Inquirer
Cam Whitmore's return has been a major help in the Wildcats' resurgence. But here are a few other things of note.

The late football coach Mike Leach almost coached at Villanova | Philadelphia Inquirer
With the passing of the Mississippi State head coach, it’s worth going back to 1996, to the time former Villanova coach Andy Talley wanted a new offensive coordinator with big ideas.

College basketball's 10 takes: Debating UConn or Purdue, Alabama's fab freshmen, sneaky UNC lineup switch | 247 Sports
...You tune in one day and a team looks like a bulldozer. Three days later, that same team is getting bulldozed by a team you thought was inferior. That's the beauty of this sport. The transfer portal has led to more parity than ever before, and the evolution of these programs will take some real time as the season progresses toward March.

College basketball rankings: Alabama holds at No. 4 in Top 25 And 1 as Brandon Miller continues to shine -
The superstar freshman dropped 24 points in the win on Tuesday over Memphis

Women's college basketball winners and losers: Injuries impacting top contenders; Maryland's historic win
A look at some women's college basketball storylines and some marquee matchups coming up.

One-armed US college basketball player scores first points | College basketball | The Guardian
Freshman Hansel Emmanuel, who lost an arm in a childhood accident, scored five points for Louisiana’s Northwestern State University

Someone Did The Research And Found The Spalding TF-1000 Ball Is Ruining College Basketball Games | Barstool Sports
I was at Tennessee-Maryland on Sunday, a college basketball game between two very good teams that was supposed to be a potential Sweet Sixteen preview and ended up being borderline unwatchable. The te...

Women's Lacrosse Thinks Back on Fall Season and Yearns for Spring - Villanova University
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Wildcats have wrapped up their 2022 fall season and are looking forward to a successful spring under the leadership of Coach Jill Batcheller,

Siegrist Scores 31 To Lead Villanova Past Saint Joseph’s - Villanova University
In women's Big 5 action over the weekend at the Finneran Pavilion, the No. 25 Villanova Wildcats registered an 82-59 win over the visiting St. Joe's Hawks.