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Top 10 Moments of Villanova Athletics in 2016

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December 30, 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 ›

Patrick Tiernan Wins NCAA Cross Country National Championship

A new king was crowned early Saturday afternoon. Patrick Tiernan unseated the three-time defending champion, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, for the national championship crown at Terre Haute, Ind. Tiernan completed the 10,000 meter course with a time of 29:22.0, finishing approximately five seconds faster than runner-up Justyn Knight (Syracuse) and 26-seconds sooner than Cheserek. “I wanted to leave the… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Snowpocalypse, the Sequel

Weather people are predicting a big snowstorm that will hit Villanova this weekend. There have been rumors of it affecting Saturday’s big men’s basketball game between Providence-Villanova. Regardless of what happens, whether it be campus shuts down again or if the predictions are flat out wrong, here are the things to watch for this week…. Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Basketball! (And Even More!)

The last month has been mainly centered around our men’s and women’s basketball teams on the court. With the other teams taking a hiatus during that time, a couple of them are getting back in action this week.

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.

Tiernan Leads ‘Nova XC with Second Place Finish

Heading into Saturday, Patrick Tiernan was unbeatable. In five races this season, he claimed the the top spot at each and every stop along the way. However, this time around, there was another unbeatable racer in the field. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek doesn’t lose at the national level. The eight-time NCAA champion entered as the defending champion. Cheserek… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Forward Push

Busy week ahead for Villanova before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country nationals, and volleyball on deck.

Tiernan, Piccirillo Lead Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Teams at Mid-Atlantic Regionals

The men’s and women’s cross country teams made their last stop before nationals next week. While both teams were unable to acquire a top-two finish that would have granted them an automatic bid to go Louisville, Ky., there were a number of strong finishes that would help bolster their resume. Patrick Tiernan captured his second individual… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Homecoming and Much, Much More

It’s looking like a packed weekend for Villanova Athletics. Starting on Friday night, there is something going on, whether it be a race (in the case of cross country) or a game, every day through Tuesday. Here is what is coming up this week: Homecoming: The football team hosts its final home game of the season,… Read More ›

Watch for it Wednesday: The State of the Nova Nation

Midterms’ week is quickly approaching, but there are plenty of Villanova sporting events going on to watch during your study breaks.

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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