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Month: December 2016

Brunson’s Career-High 27 Points Pace No. 1 Villanova to Victory Over No. 10 Creighton

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration, a day where many look back on the previous year and wonder what the new year may bring. In a year where Villanova won its first championship in 31 years, it was only fitting that the year ended with a top-10 matchup against Big East rival and… Read More ›

Top 10 Moments of Villanova Athletics in 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of the year in Villanova Athletics. While Wildcat alumni Kyle Lowry and Matt Szczur each received championship fanfare, they are not included within this list. Lowry, who was a point guard for Team USA basketball, won a gold medal at… Read More ›

Game Preview: #9 Creighton Bluejays

Two undefeated teams will meet for an exciting Big East New Year’s Eve showdown on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays.

Hart, Wildcats Escape Blue Demons with Close Win in Big East Opener

Things were looking grim for the Villanova Wildcats. The No. 1-ranked team in the nation was losing to DePaul, who hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in over a decade.  Yes, DePaul, the same DePaul that’s been a perennial bottom-feeder of the Big East Conference, especially since realignment. On Wednesday, the Blue Demons were far from being… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Villanova Basketball Begins Big East Play

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin Big East play with a doubleheader at the Pavilion on Wednesday. We preview the women’s game vs. Marquette that will start off the day at 12 p.m. and then the men’s game vs. DePaul at 6:30 p.m. Get what you need to know for both games.

State of the Nova Nation: Dan Regan Tribute, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Roundup

The University announced the passing of longtime professor and Faculty Athletics Representative Dan Regan. We discuss his impact and legacy at Villanova as a pioneer. The men’s and women’s basketball teams each played one more opponent on Wednesday night before starting Big East play, we recap those games. A shorter episode as the university gears up for Winter Break.

Hart, Wildcats clip Eagles’ Wings in Non-Conference Blowout

Twas’ the game before Christmas, and all through Our House, not a creature was stirring, not even Phil Booth. However, the Wildcats fought through finals-induced lethargy and despite a strong showing by the American Eagles in the first half, Villanova easily dashed the Eagles’ Cinderella hopes in front of a rabid Pavilion crowd by a… Read More ›

Game Preview: American Eagles

The Wildcats have one more game before conference play. Here’s what you need to know about the American Eagles.

State of the Nova Nation: Basketball Previews, Women’s Soccer Gets a X-Mas Gift, Billy Joel, Tanoh Kpassagnon, & More!

After a finals week hiatus, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready to return to the court. Both teams have Wednesday night games. The women’s soccer team hired Chris McLain out of Ohio State, and it already feels like they’re headed in a good direction. Billy Joel reps Villanova while performing at MSG. Tanoh Kpassagnon earns first team All-America honors, and we talk about our favorite Christmas movies and songs.

Weekly Polls: ‘Cats on Top, Again

  The Wildcats have held the title as the top team in the nation for three weeks straight now, and received 56 out of the possible 65 first place votes. They show no sign of giving up that position without a fight. With an 11-0 record, ‘Nova has managed to best every opponent it has seen since winning… 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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