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Month: March 2016

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 11

In this week’s episode, Dr. Edward Hastings, Rev. Anthony Genovese, and Rev. Rob Hagan join us to talk about a side of sports that aren’t really focused on – sports and spirituality. They discuss the impact of spirituality on athletes and the sports they compete in. Sophomore swimmer Mackenzie Niness shares the role that swimming has in her life… Read More ›

Not Done Yet: Wildcats Down Jayhawks 64-59 to Move Onto Final Four

Ryan Arcidiacono received the biggest birthday present of his life on Saturday night – a trip to the Final Four. On his 22nd birthday, Villanova beat top overall seed Kansas 64-59, securing an exclusive spot to play in Houston next weekend. “This is just a total team effort and it was everything that I dreamed… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #1 Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas may have entered the NCAA Tournament as the top overall team, but Villanova has looked like the best team so far with its one-sided wins. Can the Wildcats keep up the momentum?

Among the Elite: Villanova Advances to Elite 8, Dismisses Miami 92-69

The narrative going into the Sweet 16 matchup was that when comparing Villanova and Miami, it was like looking in to a mirror. On Thursday night, both teams looked similar in nature, until Villanova made it clear that it was its night. The Wildcats downed the Hurricanes 92-69, beating them in lopsided fashion. Leading at… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #3 Miami Hurricanes

Miami is trying to make it to its first-ever Elite 8. Villanova is trying to make it back for the first time since 2009. Here’s what you need to know about the Hurricanes.

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 10

After a short hiatus, State of the Nova Nation is back! In this week’s episode, everyone’s favorite mascot, Will D. Cat, joined us for an interview. He was happy to be a part of the show and shared his passion for the blue and white. Also, Villanova Softball’s all-time leader in strikeouts, senior Kate Poppe, sat… Read More ›

Ryan Arcidiacono: Jay Wright’s “Son”

The Barclays Center was in a state of euphoria when the final buzzer sounded. The year 2009 felt like a distant memory for Villanova, which was the last time the Wildcats reached the Sweet 16. The wait seemed even longer due to the recent string of early exits from upset losses. Ryan Arcidiacono and his… Read More ›

How Sweet It Is: Villanova Moves Onto Sweet 16 with Win over Iowa

Last year, the Wildcats left the CONSOL Energy Center with a bitter taste in their mouths after a loss to N.C. State in the Round of 32. Despite the start of a new season, questions and criticism surrounding the loss continued to haunt Jay Wright and his team regarding their recent string of early exits in the… Read More ›

Villanova and Iowa Set for Second Round Clash

Forget about what happened last time Villanova and Iowa met. Both teams look different from two years ago, when they clashed in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game on Nov. 30, 2013. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok were just players that came off of the bench. They played a combined 23 minutes and scored only nine points,… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #7 Iowa Hawkeyes

Next up for Villanova is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Much has changed since the last time these two met in the championship game in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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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