The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: January 2015

Watch For It Wednesday: Cold Reception

The above photograph is what we were hoping for. Monday night/Tuesday’s lack of exposure to Winter Storm Juno provided a big letdown to students, who anticipated the arrival of a snow day. Forecasts and reports discussing the arrival of a foot of snow ended up being incorrect, providing a big letdown. A day off seemed… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Speed Bump!

The weekly polls were released earlier today. Villanova is still in the top ten, but fell to #7 in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls. The Wildcats took a hit last Tuesday night, when they suffered a loss to rival Georgetown. Villanova was outplayed on both ends of the court and it showed on the… Read More ›

Returning the Favor: Villanova Beats Creighton, 71-50

Maybe it’s actually about how you start and not how you finish. It was true in both meetings last year, when Creighton swept Villanova after getting off to fiery starts. This season, the same would be true, as Villanova flipped the script on their opponents. “This time, we came out and just kept getting stops,”… Read More ›

Game Preview: Creighton Bluejays

The days of the Doug McDermott show are over, so who’s left?

Fr. Rob’s Confessions

Sometimes you can’t even notice him. Your eyes are naturally glued to the ball – trained to follow it, as it moves up and down the football field or the basketball court. Cameras rarely catch him; too busy focusing in on the players that dominate the fans’ attention during the game. Donned in black and… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Gimme Five

It’s looking like an eventful week for Villanova sports. Five different teams are looking forward to action this week: Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Tennis, and Men’s and Women’s Track & Field. Here’s what’s coming up: Big Five Battle: The women’s team is finishing off Big Five play with a game against the Penn Quakers a… Read More ›

History Repeats in a Historic Rivalry

We like to observe history as a way to learn from it, to celebrate the good times and ensure that mistakes are not replicated. Last year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Wildcats moved up to #4 in the polls and were set to face unranked Creighton that night. Villanova was simply outclassed that… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: One Down, One Up

The Wildcats are moving up once again. After Duke suffered a disappointing loss to Miami, the Blue Devils fell in the rankings and have now switched spots with Villanova. The Wildcats now sit at #4, after a week filled with accomplishments. Villanova beat Xavier convincingly on Wednesday night, winning 88-75. Then the Wildcats headed over to… Read More ›

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas

Rivalry Renewed! Classic Big East foes are set to meet on Monday night, here’s what you need to know…

The Return of the King: Villanova Captures Big 5 Crown

In regards to the Big Five, Rollie Massimino once said, “Every game is like going to the Final Four.” On paper, this game looked easy, but Jay Wright knew that Penn would provide a challenge for the Wildcats. They surely did. After racing out to a quick 13-6 lead, it appeared that Villanova was going to easily roll over Penn. The… 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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