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State of the Nova Nation: Let the Madness Begin!

The NCAA Tournament is finally here. We preview Villanova’s opening round matchup against Mount St. Mary’s, and both hypothetical opponents (Wisconsin/Virginia Tech) for the weekend’s Round of 32 game. Also, the women’s team is taking on Princeton to begin the WNIT.

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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: 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.

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.

Hart’s Career-Day Leads No. 1 Villanova over No. 23 Notre Dame in Battle of Undefeated Teams

A game that featured two undefeated, Top 25-ranked schools did not disappoint. Those who came to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. were treated to a heavyweight fight against two former conference foes, as Notre Dame and Villanova led off the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic. The Never Forget Tribute Classic not only brings a… Read More ›

Game Preview: #23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Two undefeated Catholic schools will clash on Saturday to lead off the Never Forget Classic doubleheader.

Villanova Leaves No Doubt in 96-77 Win over Wake Forest

After a close call with Western Michigan on Thursday morning, the Wildcats looked like they learned their lessons from the opening round game of the Charleston Classic. Villanova poured it on Wake Forest in the semifinals, dropping 16 3-pointers en route to a 96-77 victory over the Demon Deacons. The Wildcats, who showed vulnerability in… Read More ›

Game Preview: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

#3 Villanova Wildcats (3-0) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) When: Friday, November 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. Coverage: ESPN2 KenPom Prediction: 83-70, Villanova (88%) Wake Forest’s Previous Season Record: 11-20 Key Players for Wake Forest: #20 John Collins (6-10, 235) So., F; #44 Konstantinos Mitoglou (6-10, 255) Jr., F; #13 Bryant… Read More ›

Five Games to Watch in 2016-17: Wildcats’ Basketball

With Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule released on early Tuesday afternoon, here are five games to keep note of: Purdue Boilermakers Where: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) When: November 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. Coverage: Big Ten Network (BTN) Purdue will certainly miss its 7-foot center A.J. Hammons, who’s now on the Dallas Mavericks after enjoying an illustrious… 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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