The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: September 2015

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 1

The debut of our video podcast, The State of the Nova Nation, was released late last night. In it, we take a close look at football, men’s soccer, as well as many other Villanova sports. We’re also lucky to have All-American linebacker Don Cherry join us for a nice chat.

Watch for it Wednesday: The State of the Nova Nation

Midterms’ week is quickly approaching, but there are plenty of Villanova sporting events going on to watch during your study breaks.

A Fan’s Reaction to the Penn Game

I’m going to try and put something together that I could hope rationalize a historic loss for this program. This season has so much promise, but that thing called the injury bug is rearing its ugly head. The season isn’t proverbially over yet, but does this certainly feel like a tough loss to bounce back… Read More ›

Penn Stuns Villanova, Ends 103 Year Winning Streak

The Quakers used to be known as an easy win.  No matter how much Villanova struggled in a given year, a game against Penn was almost always penciled in as a victory. However, this would be the year that Penn defied the odds.  Penn came out swinging, and drove Villanova onto its heels. The 104-year… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: The Pope’s In Town

Campus may be shutting down, Philadelphia might be busy, but Villanova sports beats on. With the papal visit, comes lots of excitement and traffic. Regardless, the Wildcats continue on, here are the upcoming games and events to look forward to.

Week 4 Preview: Penn Quakers

Villanova has gone 103 years without losing to Penn, will the streak continue? Here’s what you need to know for this Thursday night’s game.

A Fan’s Honest Reaction to the Delaware Game

First, introductions are in order. My name is Patrick Ciapciak and I’m a senior at Villanova who has been dedicated to Villanova sports since the day I walked onto this hallowed campus. I’ll be writing a fan’s perspective on every major Villanova game, so get excited. In short, I’ll be writing what every ‘Nova fan… Read More ›

Bednarczyk Leads Fourth Quarter Rally Against Delaware

The game against Delaware was predicted to be a slug-fest.  It was predicted to be a game where grit and toughness would endure over mere strategy and play-calling. Just like in years past, grit endured. In the fourth quarter, star quarterback John Robertson went down with what is believed to be a PCL tear at first glance. Up… Read More ›

Week 3 Preview: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens

Villanova hasn’t lost to Delaware since 2011, but the Blue Hens have taken the Wildcats right down to the wire in the last two meetings. Here’s what to expect for this Parents’ Weekend/Battle of the Blue Game.

Dylan Painter Commits to Villanova

Jay Wright secured his second commitment of the class of 2016 Wednesday morning in 3-star big man Dylan Painter. “Beyond excited to announce that I am going to be joining the Villanova Basketball family! Thanks for everyone’s support,” said Painter in a tweet, confirming his verbal commitment. The 6-10 center, a local product out of… 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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