The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: September 2016

‘Nova’s Defense: The Difference Maker in Win at Lafayette

Coming off a stellar performance on both sides of the ball, the No. 19 ranked Wildcats tried to build off their 40-21 win against Towson. On Saturday, it was the defense who came up big in Villanova’s 31-14 win against Lafayette, making a big opening statement on the very first play of the game. On the opening… Read More ›

‘Nova Volleyball Suffers First Home Loss Since 2014

On Saturday, the women’s volleyball team suffered its first loss since 2014.

Explanations, Reactions, More Details, and a Press Conference Surrounding Omari Spellman’s Eligibility

On Friday morning, Villanova was rocked by a NCAA decision regarding Omari Spellman’s eligibility. After months of reviewing Spellman’s eligibility, the NCAA deemed the freshman center ineligible for the 2016-17 season. A press conference that included Spellman, Athletic Director Mark Jackson, and head coach Jay Wright was held on Friday afternoon to shed some light… Read More ›

NCAA Rules Omari Spellman Ineligible for 2016-17 Season

On Friday morning, Villanova announced that the NCAA has concluded its review of freshman center Omari Spellman‘s eligibility. The NCAA ruled that the 6-10 big man will not be eligible to compete in the upcoming 2016-17 season. Spellman (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Thomas More, Conn.) will instead take an academic redshirt year. He will continue practicing… Read More ›

Week 4 Preview: Lafayette Leopards

#19 Villanova Wildcats (2-1) vs. Lafayette Leopards (1-2) When: Saturday, September 24 , 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA Coverage: None Towson’s Previous Season Record: 5-6 Key Players for Lafayette: #7 Drew Reed (6-1, 195) Sr., QB; #17 Matt Mrazek (6-4, 215) Jr., WR; #33 Brandon Bryant (5-11, 225) Jr., LB; #43 Michael Root (6-1, 230) Jr.,… Read More ›

Week 3 Preview: Towson Tigers

Can Villanova put up a good show for the parents? Here’s what to expect from Towson.

Five Games to Watch in 2016-17: Wildcats’ Basketball

With Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule released on early Tuesday afternoon, here are five games to keep note of: Purdue Boilermakers Where: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) When: November 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. Coverage: Big Ten Network (BTN) Purdue will certainly miss its 7-foot center A.J. Hammons, who’s now on the Dallas Mavericks after enjoying an illustrious… Read More ›

Villanova 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released Today

Editor’s Note: Updated twice to include tip-off times and TV broadcasts. ~~~~ The Big East released the schedule of conference games on Tuesday at noon. The highly anticipated arrival fills in the missing pieces in the Wildcats’ schedule. Here is the Villanova’s route to the title defense. Mark your calendars. All listed times are in ET. ‘Nova will… Read More ›

Week 2 Preview: Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Both teams are looking to bounce back from losing last week. Here’s what you need to know.

Villanova Falls to Pitt in Season Opener, 28-7

Facing a running back that has the title of All-America on his resume, and another who rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, Villanova’s defense had a lot on its hands. Although the Wildcats put up a stalwart effort in trying to contain the Panthers’ backs, they couldn’t muster enough production on the other side 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.

Archives

September 2016
S M T W T F S
« Jul   Oct »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930