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Month: December 2014

Wildcats Close Out 2014 With a Win Over Butler

The Wildcats closed 2014 on a good note and opened Big East play with a solid first step. It wasn’t easy at first. The Wildcats raced out to an 8-2 lead over Butler. While Villanova had the nice start, Butler struggled to make their shots. The Bulldogs started the game 1-for-10 on the floor.  Butler’s… Read More ›

Game Preview: Butler Bulldogs

Another New Year’s Eve with Butler. Don’t be fooled, they’re better than they were last year. Here’s what you need to know…

Watch For It Wednesday: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our house, Not a single ball was dribbling, not even in Laos. The banners were hung in the rafters with care, With hopes that in a few months another will be there. The players were nestled snug in their beds, While visions of victory filled each of… Read More ›

Villanova Downs N.J.I.T., Undefeated for Out of Conference Schedule

When Jay Wright first learned of N.J.I.T.’s upset victory over Michigan, the calm and collected coach was so surprised that he was at a loss for words. Well, not exactly. He did have two words, “Holy ____.” Tonight, he got to see firsthand what N.J.I.T. was capable of. For a while, they gave the Wildcats a run… Read More ›

Game Preview: N.J.I.T. Highlanders

N.J.I.T. is not looking like the stocking stuffer game that it once was heading into the season. Here’s what you need to know about the team that did the improbable a couple of weeks ago.

Déjà Vu: Villanova Downs Syracuse in OT at Wells Fargo Center

Winston Churchill once said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, give up.” Today’s game featured two rivals whose history runs deeper than the freshly constructed barriers formed by their new conferences. While some of the faces and names have changed at Villanova and Syracuse, the intensity remained the same. It also had some similarities to the last time… Read More ›

Game Preview: Syracuse Orange

Christmas is coming a few days early and with that comes a chance to avenge last year’s loss. Here’s what you need to know for tomorrow’s rivalry game.

Watch For It Wednesday: School’s Out, Basketball’s In

As students start to make their way back home with finals coming to a close, the basketball team will continue to grind it out on the court. There’s no rest for the weary. Rivalry Renewed: The second part of the trilogy is set to take place this Saturday, December 20, at 1 p.m. Last season, Syracuse… Read More ›

John Robertson Wins 2014 Walter Payton Award

John Robertson has done it. The electrifying quarterback was awarded the Walter Payton Award, an accolade given to the most outstanding player in the FCS. The junior quarterback was given the trophy at tonight’s FCS Awards Banquet. Robertson had an outstanding season as a signal caller. Usually known for his running skills, this season he proved that… Read More ›

Survival of the Fittest: Kats Take Down Cats

The postseason is like no other. The best teams come together until one is left standing. Along the way, they take their fair share of beatings and bruisings. The best will emerge from the rest. For Villanova and Sam Houston State, their quarterbacks were at risk entering today’s game. On Thursday, Sam Houston State discovered that their… 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.


December 2014