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Month: November 2016

Jenkins Reaches 1,000 Point Milestone as ‘Cats Rout Quakers, 82-57

  With just two seconds remaining before halftime, senior forward Kris Jenkins stepped up to the foul line in front of the Penn student section at The Palestra. Following a fastbreak dunk by fellow senior Josh Hart, Jenkins was attempting a pair of free throws after the officials called a technical foul on the Quakers’… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Revisiting the National Championship Game, Playoff Football, Big 5 Basketball Begins & More!

We revisit the national championship game. Eugene Rapay makes some basketball confessions. Also, in other news, football won its playoff game, and men’s and women’s basketball are beginning Big 5 play. In honor of Nova Football playing South Dakota State next, we also talk about some South Dakota customs like Hobo Day.

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

Villanova opens Big 5 play against the Quakers on Tuesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

Villanova Claws Out Victory Against Charleston, 63-47

After playing their sixth game in 13 days, the No.2 Villanova Wildcats were able to defeat the College of Charleston, 63-47, on Wednesday night at the Pavilion. The Villanova offense looked sluggish at times, but they were able to muscle through a tough team in the College of Charleston. Villanova head coach Jay Wright gives credit… Read More ›

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: The Confident ‘Cats

The Wildcats had every reason to enter the 2016-17 season filled to the brim with confidence. Kris Jenkins capped off his junior season by shooting his way into American college sports folklore. Josh Hart was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and is near the top of the Naismith Award watch list. Jalen… Read More ›

Game Preview: Charleston Cougars

After winning the Charleston Classic, the Wildcats will return the favor by welcoming the tournament’s host to the Pavilion.

State of the Nova Nation: Pat Tiernan the GOAT, Make-or-Break Weekend in Villanova Athletics, Thanksgiving & More!

Patrick Tiernan upset 3-time cross country champion Edward Cheserek to close out his illustrious, historic Villanova career with a national championship. It was a win-or-go-home weekend for football, men’s soccer, volleyball, who made it out? Updates on men’s and women’s basketball, and we give thanks in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Tucker Stars in Loss to George Washington in Home Opener

Enthusiasm and high energy can help a basketball team overcome a lot on the court, but sometimes youth and inexperience can simply lead to too many mistakes to be able to overcome. Such was the case for the Villanova women’s basketball team early Sunday afternoon.  In their first home game of the season, the Wildcats… Read More ›

Wildcats Down Knights, 67-57, to Win Charleston Classic

Kris Jenkins has gotten to celebrate his birthday with win in each of the previous two seasons. This year, he gets to do the same, but it wasn’t just any other kind of game. Jenkins scored 12 points to help the Wildcats to a 67-57 win over the Central Florida Knights in the finals of the… Read More ›

Game Preview: Central Florida Knights

The bigger they are, the harder they Fall, right?

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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