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Day: September 23, 2016

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 ›

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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