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Month: March 2014

16 Villanova Football Players named to the CAA All-Academic Team

Let’s take a quick break from basketball in order to take notice for 16 Wildcats who embody the meaning of a “student-athlete.” It is a term that seems to be fading nowadays with many players leaving college as soon as they can in order to move onto a professional level. As of the last few… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: One Last Look

Earlier this afternoon, the AP and Coaches’ Polls for NCAA Men’s Basketball was released. This is the last poll until after the NCAA Tournament is over. Selection Sunday concluded conference championship week, as well as wrapping up the college basketball season. 68 teams will now be competing for one common goal, a National Championship trophy…. Read More ›

VIDEO: Crowd Reaction to Last Night’s Selection Sunday

From inside the Villanova Room of the university’s Connelly Center. I couldn’t upload the video from my phone directly to the blog, so I had to seek another way. Edit: Facebook video was laggy, uploaded it to YouTube.

Selection Sunday Results are in… Villanova is a 2-Seed

It was packed in the Villanova Room inside the Connelly Center. Many students lined up wanting to be there live, to celebrate with the basketball team as the field of 68 was being announced. Students lined up at the door and waited until they would open up to the public. It was in such a… Read More ›

Selection Sunday Tonight – Four Big East Teams Dancing?

Last night marked the conclusion of the Big East tournament. As other Division I conferences wrap up the smaller tournaments in order to gear up for the granddaddy of them all, it looks like four Big East teams will be going to the Big Dance. 

And Then There Were Two…The Big East Tournament Championship Game

After a quick one-day hiatus after a crushing blow, I am back. Tonight, there will be a Big East champion. There’s been a number of shockers and surprises. Providence will take on Creighton tonight for the Big East crown. Providence had a close call with St. John’s after having a big lead early on. They… Read More ›

The Bonobos Bracket Challenge: Work With a Sports Legend & Win Big

It’s almost that time of the year again, March Madness. Selection Sunday will air tomorrow night and the lucky 68 teams from all over the nation will be announced. With Selection Sunday comes the annual bracket extravaganza. College basketball fans filling out brackets and predicting the outcome of the tournament. Some do it just for… Read More ›

Seton Hall Stuns Villanova in the Closing Seconds

The shock is still there. I’ve held off on writing on this simply because I’m still unsettled. Sterling Gibbs had one of the most clutch shots in Big East Tournament history. Gibbs received the inbound pass and started to move inside. He shook off Darrun Hilliard, and with the space he was able to create,… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

#1 Villanova Wildcats (28-3) vs. #8 Seton Hall Pirates (16-16) When:¬†Thursday, March 13, 12 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Results of Previous Meetings: Villanova won 83-67 at Seton Hall on January 8 Villanova won 70-53 at home on February 7 Key Players for Seton Hall: #23 Fuquan Edwin… Read More ›

Jay Wright Wins The 2013-2014 Big East Coach of the Year Award

The Wildcats have gone above all expectations this year. They were not ranked in the Top 25 going into the season and they were projected to be the fourth-best in the new Big East. Villanova did not allow themselves to follow the path given to them by the preseason polls or mainstream college basketball analysts,… 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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