The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: January 2014

A Brief History of the Philadelphia Big 5

Villanova is one day away from playing their final big 5 game of the season when they head over to the Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls. A win tomorrow would make the Wildcats the undisputed kings of Philadelphia, going undefeated in their Big 5 games this season. For those who don’t know much… Read More ›

Game Preview: Temple Owls

#9 Villanova Wildcats (18-2) vs. Temple Owls (6-13) When: Saturday, February 1, 4 p.m. Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: CBS Sports Network Temple’s Previous Season Record: 24-10, Lost to Indiana in Third Round of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Temple: #32 Dalton Pepper (6-5, 220) Sr., G; #2 Will Cummings (6-2, 175) Jr., G;… Read More ›

When Jay Wright Came Close to Leaving Villanova…

275 wins, three NIT appearances, eight trips to the NCAA Tournament (making it every year from 2005 to 2011), four Sweet Sixteens, two Elite Eights, and one Final Four appearance. Jay Wright has accomplished a good amount in his time here so far at Villanova. Since he took over a program that had its own… Read More ›

Men’s Lacrosse: Cracking the Top 20

Basketball season is still well under way, with plenty of action still remaining. While Villanova basketball moves through the second half of the season, lacrosse is gearing up for their season to begin. The preseason polls for men’s lacrosse was released yesterday, even though the season isn’t for another few weeks. The recent polls has… Read More ›

Villanova Hands Georgetown Their 5th Loss in a Row

Georgetown’s Sad Scott won’t be sleeping well tonight, his slumping Hoyas dropped yet another one. Villanova handed the frustrated Georgetown Hoyas their fifth straight loss. However, it wasn’t an easy one for the Wildcats. Villanova ripped away the hopes of Georgetown coming up with a win with a late run that got them some separation…. Read More ›

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas

#4 Villanova Wildcats (17-2) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (11-8) When: Monday, January 27, 9 p.m. Where: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Georgetown’s Previous Season Record: 25-7, Lost to Florida Gulf Coast in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Georgetown: #4 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (6-3, 218) So., G; #5 Markel Starks (6-1, 175)… Read More ›

Justice is Served: Villanova Demolishes Marquette in Overtime After Blown Call

Marquette is notoriously known for not losing at home. Despite falling short of preseason expectations this year, the Golden Eagles have done a great job of protecting their home court. Their only loss at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this year was against #5 Ohio State, other than that they have not lost at home…. Read More ›

Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

#4 Villanova Wildcats (16-2) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (11-8) When: Saturday, January 25, 2 p.m. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Marquette’s Previous Season Record: 26-9, Lost to Syracuse in Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Marquette: #54 Davante Gardner (6-8, 290) Sr., F; #0 Jamil Wilson (6-7,… Read More ›

Villanova Overwhelmed by Creighton’s Sharp Shooting

Earlier today, Villanova moved up in the AP Polls to #4, it was the highest ranking the Wildcats had reached since 2010. Now, enter Creighton – unranked and coming off of a loss against Providence from Saturday night. Despite whatever any expert, sportswriter, newspaper, magazine, and myself included may have said about this game, no… Read More ›

Game Preview: Creighton Blue Jays

#6 Villanova Wildcats (16-1) vs. Creighton Blue Jays (15-3) When: Monday, January 20, 2014, 7 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Creighton’s Previous Season Record: 28-8, Lost in Third Round of NCAA Tournament to Duke Key Players for Creighton: #3 Doug McDermott (6-8, 225) Sr., F; #34 Ethan Wragge (6-7,… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.


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