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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 ›

Week 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

Villanova’s defense excelled at stopping the run last season. With new starters, a new year, and an opponent that features two promising RBs, do they have what it takes to continue that success and pull off the FCS shocker?

New Jersey Running Back Commits

Coaches Andy Talley and Mark Ferrante got their second verbal commitment for the Class of 2017. The news of Chris Chukwuneke‘s commitment to Villanova arrived on Thursday. A rising senior at St. John-Vianney High School (N.J.), Chukwuneke was one of the main runningbacks in a Lancer offense that used various personnel to get the rushing attack done. The… Read More ›

QB Kyle McCloskey Commits to Villanova

Head coach-in-waiting Mark Ferrante has to be smiling. Villanova has received a verbal commitment from Kyle McCloskey, who becomes the first Class of 2017 commit. Per HERO Sports’ Brian McLaughlin, McCloskey gave his verbal on Tuesday. He will be a part of the first recruiting class to arrive at Villanova to start the post-Andy Talley era. McCloskey, a 6-4,… Read More ›

Football Class of 2020: Capsules and Highlights

  Wednesday marked National Signing Day, and head coach Andy Talley was looking forward to receiving the faxed letters of intent from his recruits. Here are the Wildcats who will be a part of Talley’s final recruiting class and will be arriving to play at the Main Line this fall: Jack Schetelich, QB (Cranford HS, N.J.): Villanova… Read More ›

Villanova Football’s Head Coach Andy Talley Announces Retirement

It was officially announced on Wednesday afternoon that Andy Talley, long-time football head coach of the Wildcats, will retire at the end of the upcoming 2016 season. “It has been a privilege to be the head football coach at Villanova University for the last 31 years,” Talley said. “The Villanova administration has always been forward thinking and… Read More ›

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

Former ‘Nova Running Back Kevin Monangai signs with Eagles’ Practice Squad

The Eagles’ season may be mathematically over, but head coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles are still making moves. On Tuesday, it was announced that former Villanova running back, Kevin Monangai has signed with the Eagles practice squad. The signing shouldn’t come as a surprise as the former Villanovan was an underrated signee for Philadelphia during the 2015 preseason. The… Read More ›

Villanova Falls to James Madison in Fourth Quarter

The underdog Wildcats did all they could to save their slim playoff hopes. In a contest that seemed much closer than the score suggested, Villanova fell to the James Madison Dukes, 38-29. Coach Andy Talley and crew knew that they would have to play a near perfect game to have any shot against the number… Read More ›

Week 11 Preview: #12 James Madison Dukes

It’s another win or go home type game for ‘Nova Football. The Dukes will be without star quarterback Vad Lee, so who’s left?

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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.


March 2020