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State of the Nova Nation: Football Signing Day, Behind the Scenes Snippets from Villanova’s 2009 and 2016 NCAA Tourney Runs, and Much More!

Mark Ferrante put together his first recruiting class since officially taking over as the head coach of the football program. ESPN reporter Dana O’Neil releases a new book that should be a part of the Villanova Curriculum. In her new book, she goes deep into Villanova’s 2016 title run, as well as looking back at the past and the 2009 Final Four run. We discuss a few excerpts from the book. Then we flash forward to the Providence game, look ahead to St. John’s, as well as all the other action taking place this weekend in Villanova sports.

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Fr. Rob’s Confessions

Sometimes you can’t even notice him. Your eyes are naturally glued to the ball – trained to follow it, as it moves up and down the football field or the basketball court. Cameras rarely catch him; too busy focusing in on the players that dominate the fans’ attention during the game. Donned in black and… Read More ›

ONE More Day to Vote for Team ROBY

We are coming down the homestretch as this is the last full day before the teams for TBT are locked in place and fan registration closes. For those of you who haven’t heard of TBT by now, here is some information on the tournament that is making its way to Philadelphia. Registration closes May 1st… Read More ›

TWO Days Left to Vote for Team ROBY

Two days left until the voting ends for The Basketball Tournament — the first ever social media-based, winner-take-all basketball tournament for $500,000.  Remember, the teams need fans to help them guarantee a spot in the tournament field.  Surely by now you have heard of TBT, but if not, here is some information.

THREE Days Left to Vote for Team ROBY

Three days left until the voting ends for The Basketball Tournament — the first ever social media-based, winner-take-all basketball tournament for $500,000.  Remember, the teams need fans (YOU) to help them get in.  So if there was ever a time to use your fan status to join a team, it would be NOW. Surely by… Read More ›

FOUR Days Left to Vote For Team ROBY

May 1st is slowly creeping upon us, as there are now only four days left to sign up for TBT. In case you missed it or haven’t heard yet, here is some information on TBT or otherwise known as “The Basketball Tournament.” As of today, 308 fans have signed up for Team ROBY’s fan wagon.

FIVE Days Left to Vote For Team ROBY

You might not recognize him at first because he is not in his Villanova jersey or donning his usual #10, but that is Team ROBY’s and former Villanova guard Corey Fisher. He is currently playing overseas in Russia for BC Yeisey Krasnoyarsk but he is looking to return to Philadelphia this summer to join some former… Read More ›

SIX Days Left to Vote for Team ROBY

There are now only six days left before the teams for TBT are locked in place and fan registration closes. For those of you who haven’t heard of TBT by now, here is some information on the tournament that is making its way to Philadelphia.

The First Ever “TBT”: The Basketball Tournament

“TBT” is almost here, and by that I do not mean “Throwback Thursday.” The first ever “TBT”, or otherwise known as “The Basketball Tournament”, is almost here in Philadelphia. However, this isn’t your everyday tournament. There is a special twist that utilizes social media and challenges fans. The tournament takes place from June 6th to… 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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