Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Villanova (Mr.) Brightsiding

That is (Mr.) Brightsiding

Perhaps the wave of pessimism after the Big East's initial announcement is a little unfounded.  The biggest hurdle that Villanova faces is the stadium issue, but The Union seems to be making overtures about expanding PPL Park with or without a partner.  The Union also appears to be quite willing to allow Villanova to use the stadium as evidenced by this quote from Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz:

"Our stance on this matter has always been the same," Sakiewicz said. "We plan on using this facility for multiple events and welcome the opportunity to host Villanova. We think they are a class organization, and [athletic director] Vince Nicastro is awesome. But it is a soccer stadium first, and we would like to ensure that the integrity of that [natural grass] pitch stays intact."
Based on that quote, it appears that the comments that fans of the obstructionist schools are making on the internet about Villanova's lack of communication with The Union about the use of the stadium are entirely baseless.  It also would appear that Villanova has in fact been engaged in ongoing dialogue with The Union.  I'm hoping for a positive outcome once the dissenters get off their respective high horses, and they realize that Villanova is a better option than inviting (insert Conference USA team here) to the conference to play football (or possibly all sports).

1 comment:

  1. Still the greatest Nova basketball compilation video ever. gives me chills every time