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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for October 27th

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Wow- it’s been a while. It’s time to catch up on links around Villanova Basketball as we head into the weekend. Have a great Friday!

2023-24 Men’s College Basketball Neutral-Site Games - Blogging the Bracket
A regularly updated list of the 2023-24 men’s college basketball season’s neutral-site games—be they showcases, classics, or one-off contests. If you have any additions email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

BIG EAST to Host Freshmen Fundamentals this weekend | Villanova University
Jordann Dumont will represent Villanova in New York City

2023-24 Men’s College Basketball Holiday Tournaments and Exempt Multi-Team Events (MTEs) - Blogging the Bracket
A regularly updated list of the 2023-24 men’s college basketball season’s exempt multiple-team events (MTEs) and non-exempt tournaments, which will eventually include schedule and TV information. If you have any additions (non-Rothstein tweets, I already see those), email them to bloggingthebracket at gmail dot com or tweet them to me @ChrisDobbertean.

Matt Fraschilla embraces Harvard brand in role as assistant coach | Mid-Major Madness
Matt Fraschilla played four season with Harvard and participated in the NCAA Tournament twice. After spending five years on the staff at Villanova, he returned to the Crimson as an assistant coach.

Big backing and even bigger bucks have turned Villanova basketball into a professional team | Inquirer
With an era of excellence in the history books, and the business of college basketball changing so radically, the balancing act for Villanova? Adapting to the times while keeping its culture intact.

The 25 best men's college basketball teams of the past 25 years - ESPN
Some of these teams won national championships, some didn't. But they all were far superior to the rest of Division I men's college basketball in their respective seasons.

Episcopal Academy boys ready to take a ‘leap forward’ in basketball conference | Philadelphia Inquirer
Head coach Taylor Wright, son of former Villanova coach Jay Wright, hopes to lead the Churchmen to a winning campaign and an Inter-Academic League title this season, which they haven't won since 2017.

Howard Brown's 'Skoolz Classic' returns to Pottstown Saturday | The Mercury
Howard Brown's 'Skoolz Classic' returns to Pottstown Saturday

Predicting The 2023-24 Big East Women’s Basketball Preseason Awards | Anonymous Eagle
Media Day is coming up next Tuesday, so let’s make some picks, shall we?

Desmond Claude, Tyrese Proctor and more potential college basketball breakout stars | The Athletic
Villanova's Mark Armstrong is noted...

16 early-season NCAA men's basketball games you can't miss | ESPN
UNC v. Villanova from the Battle 4 Atlantis makes the list.

Villanova holds Hoops Mania 2023 | Inquirer
Villanova held its annual Hoops Mania night to introduce the women's and men's basketball teams on Oct. 21, 2023. A slam dunk and three point shooting contests were held as well as some team dance numbers and a concert featuring Rick Ross.

30 impact transfers for the 2023-24 college basketball season | College Hoops Today
Three Villanovans make the list.

Ranking the best college basketball games this season among matchups of AP Top 25 teams |
There are plenty of great games this season, best here are the Top 25 And 1 games featuring ranked teams

Mikal Bridges: "If I was Philly, I would not have done the trade" | Basketball Network
Mikal Bridges felt he could’ve played well alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid with the 76ers.

NCAA Basketball: Ranking of top 25 team backcourts for 2023-24 season | Busting Brackets
There are plenty of quality NCAA Basketball backcourts but which is the best entering the upcoming 2023-24 season? Here's a ranking of the top 25.

Big East men's basketball preview: Power rankings, awards, storylines to watch | FOX Sports
With Big East media day set to take place Tuesday in New York, John Fanta reveals his conference power rankings, awards and storylines to watch.

Exclusive: Collin Gillespie ready to play for Nuggets amid return from injury | Clutch Points
Nuggets guard Collin Gillespie missed his rookie season with a leg injury, but he's healthy now and ready to play for the defending champs.

New York Knicks 2023-24 Player Preview: Home Sweet Home for Josh Hart | Sports Illustrated New York Knicks
The New York Knicks rewarded Josh Hart's abbreviated first season with a long-term deal and now it's time to return the favor.

Mikal Bridges likes to lead, which is exactly what he will do for Nets - Newsday
From childhood to Villanova to NBA and Team USA, Nets star always embraced role.

Gavitt Games unlikely to happen beyond this season |
The Gavitt Games between the Big East and Big Ten won't happen in 2024-25, per a report.

Mikal Bridges’ girlfriend Grainger Rosati | Clutch Points
Mikal Bridges is an American basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets. Let's meet Mikal Bridges' girlfriend Grainger Rosati.

Big Ten men’s basketball: Letting the Gavitt Games die would be a bad move | The Crimson Quarry
Why lose such a good nonconference matchup?

In this newly created position, Siegrist will work cooperatively with Athletics Marketing, Ticket Office, Legends, Villanova Athletic Fund and Alumni Relations in the overall promotion, branding and marketing of the women's basketball program to enhance exposure, build fan base and generate revenue through season ticket sales, individual game sales, group sales, special events and donations.

College basketball rankings: The top 100 and 1 best players entering the 2023-24 season |
Purdue's Zach Edey leads our rankings of the best college hoopers in the nation heading into the upcoming season. Villanova is represented with Justin Moore at #21 and Eric Dixon at #53.

The biggest questions for the 2023-24 men's college basketball season | ESPN
A few BIG EAST questions and Villanova references.

Big East basketball preview: Elevated expectations for Marquette and Creighton | The Athletic
The reigning national champs are picked to finish third, while a legendary coach rejoins the league. This should be fun.

21 Glue Guys to monitor during the 2023-24 college basketball season | College Hoops Today
Check out the list of 21 Glue Guys to monitor during the 2023-24 college basketball season. Jordan Longino makes the list.

Your Anonymous Eagle Big East Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll! | Anonymous Eagle
Media Day is on Tuesday, so it’s time to talk about what we’re going to see for awards at Madison Square Garden.

No. 22 Villanova Ready to Regain Spot Among Nation's Elite in Coach Kyle Neptune's Second Season
Kyle Neptune took over a Villanova program that hummed along as one of the best in college basketball.