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Looking Back at a WNIT Final Four Run, and a Look Ahead to a Bright Future for Women’s Basketball

With the month of March comes great expectations and excitement for Villanova fans, especially when the men’s team is coming off a National Championship and is dubbed the number one overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. In all of this excitement, and the heartbreak provided by an early exit by the men’s team, the women’s… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Pirates n’ Dogs, Senior Night Preview, Long Shots, and More!

After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it’s important to not miss that game–it’s all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.

State of the Nova Nation: Success in the Midwest, Women’s Basketball Has Heated Up, Lax is Back, and More!

Jay Wright picked up his 500th and 501st wins as a head coach over the weekend. Eugene returns from his business trip in Chicago. We keep a close eye on Darryl Reynolds’ rib, Jalen Brunson’s numbers, Kris Jenkins shooting, and Dylan Painter. The women’s basketball has won 9 of their last 12 games since starting Big East play 0-2. How big is this turnaround? Lax returns, and a preview of things to come this weekend.

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.

State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle Hijinks, Cold-Streak Breaker, Swimming, and More!

Villanova took its first loss of the season, falling to #18 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Phil Booth was missed more than ever, Jalen Brunson went off, Jay Wright got T’d up, and Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were victims of Hinkle Magic. Women’s Basketball broke a four-game losing streak with a lopsided win over Georgetown. Can they build off of this? Lastly, men’s swimming beat the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a head-to-head meet. Marines, I tell you!

State of the Nova Nation: 2016–the Year of the Cat, Big East Play Continues, Story Time, and More!

The first State of the Nova Nation episode of 2017 is now available! Get the podcast on iTunes for free, or you can listen/download here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2017-01-03T05_07_22-08_00 Episode Description: With an epic win over Creighton, the Wildcats close out 2016 with the greatest win-loss record–in a calendar year–of all time. We recap that New Year’s Eve win… Read More ›

Top 10 Moments of Villanova Athletics in 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 ›

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: Kris Jenkins Gets (and reacts to) a 1,000, Big 5 Play Takeaways, Weekend Watch, & More!

Kris Jenkins scored his 1,000th point on Tuesday night against Penn, which was one of a few noteworthy things from that night, aside from a couple of notable streaks and achievements for men’s basketball. Is it safe to pencil them in for another Big 5 title? On Wednesday night, women’s basketball opened up Big 5 play. Also, we take a look at all the football, track & field, and swimming action taking place this weekend.

Tucker Stars in Loss to George Washington in Home Opener

Enthusiasm and high energy can help a basketball team overcome a lot on the court, but sometimes youth and inexperience can simply lead to too many mistakes to be able to overcome. Such was the case for the Villanova women’s basketball team early Sunday afternoon.  In their first home game of the season, the Wildcats… 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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