The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: April 2016

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 13

A little overdue, but hosts Pat Ralph and Alexandra Hernandez reminisce on the victory parade. Adam Vincent of Villanova Quidditch sits down with us to discuss his experiences with the team and shows us that it’s not a sport limited to the Harry Potter universe and the books. Also, we learn more about the university’s club… Read More ›

Villanova’s Queen of the Diamond

All great athletes start from somewhere. For Kate Poppe, Villanova softball’s all-time leader in career strikeouts, it began in her backyard. As a 10-year-old on her little league softball team, she wasn’t the premier ace. Instead, she was the three-pitcher, listed behind two other girls and only having limited number of innings to her name…. Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 12

In this week’s episode, we celebrate the exciting championship week that was. Pat Ralph reported from Houston and shares what the scene was like. Women’s basketball player Adrianna Hahn shows off her skills in a game of one-on-one. For Jon’s Time, Jon reads us a wonderful story about Wildcats.

One Week Later: Thoughts on the National Champions

Villanova is the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champion. A week has passed since Kris Jenkins made the shot heard around the world. Even with a week and a day to think about the game, it is near impossible to put into words what this means to me and Villanova. First of all, as a… Read More ›

Jay Wright Wins Naismith Coach of the Year Award

Villanova’s esteemed coach, Jay Wright, has been named the 2015-2016 Naismith Coach of the Year. “I’m extremely proud to accept the Naismith Coach of the Year award on behalf of our staff and the Villanova basketball team,” Wright said. “I know the great history of this award and our whole program is humbled to be honored… Read More ›

Villanova Routs Oklahoma in Final Four Behind Historic Night

Villanova resembled its legendary 1985 counterpart as they went on to avenge a loss earlier in December to Oklahoma, annihilating their expert favored opponent 95-51. Coach Jay Wright’s scorched earth policy continues to be an offensive sensation, as they have reached at least 80 points in four of their five games in what has seemingly been a cake… 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.


April 2016