The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: January 2017

State of the Nova Nation: Buzzer-Beating Heroics, Tanoh Kpassagnon’s Senior Bowl, An Eye-popping Tale, and More!

Donte DiVincenzo topped off a second half Villanova comeback with the game-winning tip in, giving the Wildcats a victory over Virginia. Tanoh Kpassagnon impresses some more at the Senior Bowl. A tale of eye-popping proportions. Updates in women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track, and swimming.

DiVincenzo, Sophomores Shine in Comeback Victory over No. 12 Virginia

Donte DiVincenzo. If you don’t know how to spell his last name yet, it’s time to break out the flashcards. With just moments left in the game, DiVincenzo was outmaneuvered by Virginia’s freshman point guard Ty Jerome, allowing him to score the game-tying basket, with 11.5 seconds left on the clock. There were more than a few murmurs… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Meltdown in Milwaukee, Tanoh Kpassagnon Is Turning Heads, Selection Sunday Spoilers (?), and More!

We recap the stunning loss at Marquette and what that might mean for Sunday’s big game against Virginia. Villanova Football’s DE Tanoh Kpassagnon is starting to get some attention at Senior Bowl Practice, getting love from guys like ESPN’s Todd McShay or NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. Also, the selection committee is planning on doing something it has never done before. Lastly, we look ahead at the action in women’s basketball, women’s tennis, track, and swimming.

Marquette’s Second Half Rally Stuns No. 1 Villanova

Marquette only held the lead for 22 seconds on Tuesday night. It just happened to do so when it mattered most. What seemed like Villanova’s game for most of the game, Marquette staged a second half comeback. After an impressive win by the Wildcats earlier in the season over Marquette at the Wells Fargo Center,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Is Phil Booth Redshirting?, Angel Delgado Talks ‘Nova, Women’s Basketball is on Fire, Weekend Rundown, and More!

Phil Booth missed his 17th straight game, is the junior guard redshirting for the season? If he does take a medical redshirt, how will that impact the team moving forward? Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado has some words for the Wildcats. Also, women’s basketball is on fire, extending their winning streak to five games after picking up a pair of wins this past weekend. We recap those games, Villanova-Providence at the Wells Fargo Center, and some other weekend action in track and swimming.

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 1 Villanova Over Providence at the Wells Fargo Center

The last home loss for Villanova was almost exactly one year ago on Saturday, coming from Providence at the Wells Fargo Center. In that game, star point guards Kris Dunn of Providence and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono dueled in an overtime battle that eventually saw Dunn’s Friars come out on top. In this year’s rematch with Providence–exactly one year… Read More ›

Paschall is Finding his Niche at Villanova

He’s gotten to meet President Barack Obama, sit elbow-to-elbow with some of the greatest athletes at the ESPYs–athletes like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Reggie Miller–visit Spain, and be a part of a victory tour of National Championship proportions. Yet through all this, Eric Paschall is happiest to do be able to do one thing–above all of the fanfare, glitz, and glamour.

Villanova, UConn Renew Rivalry with Home-and-Home Series

The Wildcats are still in the middle of the 2016-17 season, but they’re already making future plans. Another piece of next season’s schedule is finalized, and it has become public that it is going include the start of a home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut–an old Big East rival, per Jon Rothstein of CBS… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: UConn Football Hires Villanova DC, The State of the Big East, Local Commit, Weekend Review, and More!

Billy Crocker, Villanova’s defensive coordinator, was just hired by UConn to fill the same position for the Huskies. How will this impact Villanova’s defense moving forward. Transitioning over to the basketball court, the men’s team was able to secure a commit from a local Pa. high school player. We recap this past (long) weekend’s slate of games. Jay Wright and St. John’s Head Coach Chris Mullin also chime in on the current state of the Big East. Four years in, how is the conference doing?

No. 1 Villanova Reverses MLK Day Misfortunes in 76-46 Win Over Seton Hall

Before Monday night, Villanova had never won a game on Martin Luther King Jr. day. The holiday, which celebrates and honors King, as well as promotes a time of service and reflection, had also been marked by a number of heartbreaks on the court. Just look at the games played in recent years on Martin… 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.


January 2017