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The Fast Break (August 20, 2015): Xavier confirms non-conference schedule, Big East Media Day set and even a shameless plug

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Musketeers Announce Final Non-Conference Opponents - GoXavier.com

Highlights of the slate include at Michigan, a matchup with Wake Forest and an invitation to the AdvoCare Invitational during Thanksgiving weekend, which will also be attended by Notre Dame, Wichita State, Dayton and Iowa. You can also read words about the schedule finalization at Banners on the Parkway or Cincinnati.com.

A Beginninger's Guide to Villanova Football - VUHoops.com

If you didn't know that Villanova had a football program, fear not, our friends Chris Lane and Brian Ewart at VUHoops.com give a nice primer on the Wildcats, who are actually pretty good. Brian Westbrook went there.

Big East Media Day Set for October 14 - Big East Coast Bias

As reported by multiple folks over on Twitter dot com, the best basketball conference in the country will hold its media day on October 14.

DePaul Wraps Up French Tour - Scout.com

The Blue Demons, under new but also old head coach Dave Leitao, went 3-1 during a trip to France, posting an average margin of victory of 31 points in their wins.

No. 21 DePaul Ready for Friday's Season Opener at Cincinnati - DePaulBlueDemons.com

The Blue Demons will try to put on an encore performance of their 16-1-4 finish last season with Ellise Wyatt, Abby Reed and Alexa Ben eading the attack.

Cleveland Cavaliers Return to Cintas Center on October 7GoXavier.com
LeBron James and the rest of the guys on the Cavaliers will play a preseason game at the Cintas Center on October 7 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Here's hoping James does a reenactment of all his scenes in Trainwreck in addition to wrecking basketball rims with dunks.

5 Impact Freshmen Set to Steamroll College Basketball - SB Nation

Featuring a look at some of the most highly anticipated freshman in the country this season. However, there is one huge omission, with Jalen Brunson nowhere to be found on the list. I guess author Ricky O'Donnell has never heard of Villanova.

College Basketball Referee Jim Burr Decides to Hang Up the Whistle - Syracuse.com

A longtime Big East referee, who once famously tossed George Hicker out at the Carrier Dome during a game against Villanova in 2007, will call it a career. He worked 16 Final Fours and seven National title games.

75-Year College Football All-America Team - SB Nation

The Football Writers Association of America put out its All-America team for the past 75 years. Names like Herschel Walker, Bruce Smith and Mason Crosby made the list. Yet the absence of Cam Newton left some scratching their heads.

Chase Utley's 10 Greatest Moments - The Good Phight

Utley was traded to the Dodgers last night, causing Philadelphians across the globe to weep into their Yuenglings. After going through this list, you can't help but echo the great Harry Kalas: "Chase Utley, you are the man."

SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT

Cincinnati Bearcats Football Position Preview: Running Backs - Down the Drive

Remember the Bearcats? They used to play in the Big East. Well if you miss the black and red, come on over and check out all the Down the Drive coverage leading up to the season opener at renovated Nippert Stadium.