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The Morning Fast Break (August 17, 2016): Tommy Hamilton to Texas Tech, DJ Kennedy to Denver, and a date for Syracuse-St. John’s has been announced

Middle of the week blues? Not a worry. Occupy yourself here with some Big East reads!

NCAA Basketball: DePaul at St. John Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Villanovans Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan take to the Rio Track | VU Hoops

Pair of Aussies will begin their medal quest in Rio.

2016 Marquette Women’s Soccer Season Preview: The Newcomers | Anonymous Eagle

We wrap up our look at the roster by getting to know the freshmen on the team.

DJ Kennedy signs deal with Denver Nuggets | Rumble in the Garden

Kennedy’s deal is partially guaranteed, which means he’ll need to beat some players out for a regular-season spot.

Bruce Springsteen's Songs: Ranked | Casual Hoya

THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON has never been a site limited to Hoyas coverage, and as the dog days of August take hold of our souls with the Hoyas season still months away, we now take a look at one of the site's biggest passions, the catalog of Bruce Springsteen.

Who will step up at wide receiver for Villanova Football this season? | VU Hoops

Villanova's top receiving threat graduated in May, so who can step up to take on that role?

Kevin McNamara: Summer warm-up for college hoops in R.I. | The Providence Journal

So to provide some answers/guidance to the questions that do not stop, we called Friars coach Ed Cooley and Rams coach Dan Hurley for a little August hoop scoop.

Junior Lucas Stauffer, other new leaders ready to step up for Jays | Omaha World-Herald

Lucas Stauffer is one of several players stepping into a leadership role after Creighton lost six seniors off last year's squad, which finished one win short of the College Cup.

Former Butler standout Cornette dies at age 35 |

The Butler basketball community has suffered another terrible loss.

Syracuse basketball: St. John's game confirmed for Dec. 21 | Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician

The Orange face three of their old Big East rivals this year, with UConn joining the aforementioned Hoyas and Red Storm on the slate.

Texas Tech basketball signs 6-foot-11 DePaul transfer to NLI | Dallas Morning News

Tommy Hamilton IV has signed a national letter of intent with Texas Tech after playing 92 games the past three seasons in his hometown for DePaul.