Villanova Basketball Just Pulled off a Bit of Social Media Brilliance

Nine consecutive Instagram posts (@novambb), each showing a part of something shiny. Crystals worn by female Nova grads on graduation day? A drunk social media intern playing around with Pixelmator filters? Magnified Hawk tears? No. Something:

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A ring. When viewing their profile page, the following image reveals itself:

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Oh that’s good. Some Main Line ingenuity right there.

via (@VUHoops)

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32 Comments

  • Instagram user November 5, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Just about every instagram user has done this

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    • Kyle Scott November 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      OK, Kacie.

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      • Mike November 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm

        Well…they’re not wrong.

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      • MPH November 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm

        1000% accurate. This is common practice. No ingenuity here. Just same ol’ IG shit.

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      • Squinty Fred Flinstone November 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

        Little Ant did this last week on his instagram. It was a picture of a Primo Sharp Italain. Not just a hoagie bo

        Come on cuz this aint original, and is that ring from ’85 bo??

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        • Lil' Cuz November 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm

          Hi Dad. Massimo is making balloon animals with your used condoms again. Can’t get him to stop, You going to be home soon?

          Reply
  • You are an idiot November 5, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Are you kidding me Kyle?

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  • Nova sucks November 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    NC State’s football team did this last week. Remember NC State Kyle? I remember NC State

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    • Johnny's Stupid November 5, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      I remember NC State. Remembered to pick them over Nova which opened the door to winning my company’s pool and a few hundred bucks. Thank you Nova.

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    • The Troll Under the Bridge November 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Winning a Big East ring is the same as getting a trophy for participating in an under 8 soccer league. You are so proud of your “accomplishments” but at the end of the season and when considering the big picture, it means nothing and no one gives a sh#t.

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      • Bob November 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm

        Which one do u have?

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      • Say what? November 6, 2015 at 8:04 am

        Good analogy there, genius. You have obviously never played either sport. Now get back to work.

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  • i love jim adair November 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Kyle, explain to me what is so brilliant?

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  • Gary Barberra November 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    The Sixers have done this multiple times. And am I missing something I though the overrated Wildcats lost in the round of 32? If it doesn’t say National Champions, it don’t mean shit.

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    • Rev. mikey miss November 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      yea this is like an Eagles fan bragging about all the division title banners hanging at the linc

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  • Chaka Fattah Jr. November 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I’m innuhsint everythings gonna be ok!

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    • Dillion Mackey November 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      You love your Coke

      Reply
  • Relax November 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Come on guys, every Villanova post is just a troll job to get you all riled up. Works every time.

    Reply
  • K@cie McDonnell's non bleached asshole November 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Where the fuck are the k@cie parade pics at??

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  • who November 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    again with your dumb commentary about social media usage and other “write what (you think) you know” posts. is this your resume in action. whoare you writing this to? please take another job.

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  • Professor Kyle November 6, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Remember when I said I should teach a course on social media in college journalism programs? Lol. “Look at what Nova invented on Instagram today class!!! The likes of this has never been seen before… Now if only they made you fill out a stupid survey before you saw it…”

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  • William Rhodes November 6, 2015 at 8:35 am

    LOL @ Big East champions, but as far as Participation Trophies go, that’s a good one.

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    • Br. Bobvin Bobroe November 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

      I still prefer the Indianapolis Colts AFC Championship Game Participant banner.

      Maybe Nova can get NCAA Round of 32 Participant banner.

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  • WOW November 6, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Congrats Nova! You can do 9 piece puzzles!!! No wonder you’re all so successful…

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  • yea.... November 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

    ….next on kyles list of amazing occurances….turning a liquid into a solid

    Reply
  • Bart Simpson November 6, 2015 at 9:54 am

    at least you tried

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  • Shut it Down November 6, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Big East champions? lol, good, good for you. Time to organize a parade down Lancaster Ave…..

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  • steve November 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Winning the Big East in basketball is like winning the MAC in football anymore. St. Johns just lost BY 32 POINTS to a DIVISION TWO school. Cool. Not worth going that crazy over considering the end result in the tournament. You can ask Okafor to show you what a NCAA ring looks like.

    Wasn’t Xavier the only Big East team in the sweet 16 last year? Where they lost obviously

    And this has been done for well over a year on Instagram. Innovative tho!

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  • Strugz November 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    It’s been done before..numerous times..Nova is just following the trend.

    Sorry

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  • Borgata Insider November 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    He’s working you all…these posts get traffic, bottom line.

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  • Jimmy from Boston November 6, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Kyle, every 5 year old with an Ipad knows how to do that. Main line sucks and I will continue to never live there.

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  • Hooter November 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I hope you know I’m putting my virtual palm on my virtual forehead right now,. How does someone who runs a blog in 2015 not know that people using Instagram have been doing this for years, and it had its fad back a few years ago.

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