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Month: June 2016

Ochefu, Arcidiacono to Continue Journeys in NBA

The NBA Draft was underway in Brooklyn on Thursday night and despite being national champions, 60 names were called–none of them belonging to a Villanova Wildcat. It was the first time since 2010 that a team, fresh off of a national championship title run, did not have a single draftee. The previous team being Mike… Read More ›

Kyle Lowry to Compete for Team USA in Rio

‘Nova Nation will be represented on the basketball court at this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio. No, the 2016 National Championship team will not be taking the floor–but former Villanova guard Kyle Lowry will be suiting up in the red, white, and blue next month. It was announced Thursday afternoon that the Toronto Raptors point… Read More ›

Villanova’s National Championship Team Nominated for Four ESPYs

The champions are not done yet. They have an opportunity to add some more accolades to this year’s accomplishments on July 13 at this year’s ESPY Awards Ceremony. It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the Wildcats were nominated for four ESPY Awards: Best Team, Best Play, Best Game, and Best Coach/Manager. Villanova was nominated for… Read More ›

New Jersey Running Back Commits

Coaches Andy Talley and Mark Ferrante got their second verbal commitment for the Class of 2017. The news of Chris Chukwuneke‘s commitment to Villanova arrived on Thursday. A rising senior at St. John-Vianney High School (N.J.), Chukwuneke was one of the main runningbacks in a Lancer offense that used various personnel to get the rushing attack done. The… Read More ›

TBT: Team SuperNOVA Is In!

TBT, officially known as “The Basketball Tournament”, has a bit of a throwback feel to it. First launched in 2014, TBT has made great strides forward, as it continues to grow each year. Now, the prize pool has quadrupled into a $2 million reward–far greater than the $500,000 prize for the inaugural tournament. It also has… Read More ›

QB Kyle McCloskey Commits to Villanova

Head coach-in-waiting Mark Ferrante has to be smiling. Villanova has received a verbal commitment from Kyle McCloskey, who becomes the first Class of 2017 commit. Per HERO Sports’ Brian McLaughlin, McCloskey gave his verbal on Tuesday. He will be a part of the first recruiting class to arrive at Villanova to start the post-Andy Talley era. McCloskey, a 6-4,… Read More ›

Jay Wright named to USA Select Team Coaching Staff

The Villanova head coach is not done yet. After leading his team to a national championship in April, Jay Wright will remain busy in the summer, as he helps coach the USA Select Team in July. Wright will be an assistant coach, working alongside head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. He will also work… Read More ›

Class of 2017: Summer Recruiting Watch

While a national championship season will surely garner some buzz and allure among recruits, Jay Wright and his staff have already gone to work to put forth that extra step in the recruiting process. They did so shortly after the championship game, watching various high school players. They have five-star power forward/center Omari Spellman (St. Thomas More School, Conn.)… 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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