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State of the Nova Nation: Episode 6

In our last episode before Thanksgiving, we wrap up the regular seasons for both the football and volleyball teams. Coach Andy Talley was able to join us for our weekly conversation, where he shared with us his reflections on the season, thoughts on John Robertson and Zach Bednarczyk, as well as where the team goes moving forward…. Read More ›

Week In Review: The Pre-Thanksgiving Edition (Week of 11/16)

Villanova University just finished its last full week before the Thanksgiving weekend break. Here are some of the main stories from this past week: Hanging With The Champ: On Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams raced at the NCAA National Championships in Louisville, Ky. Patrick Tiernan found himself toe-to-toe with the two-time defending champion Edward… Read More ›

‘Nova Volleyball Sweeps St. John’s on Senior Night

For Villanova, seven is far from a lucky number. Heading into the season, the Wildcats were projected to finish seventh in the Big East. “Before preseason started, we taped sevens all over the locker room,” senior setter Emma Pettit said. “It was a constant reminder that we have all this untapped potential that we’re ready to… Read More ›

Week In Review: Homecoming Heroes and Heroines (Week of 11/9)

An exciting end for a great week of Villanova Athletics. Here are the main storylines of the week in football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, cross country, and swimming and diving.

Home Cooking! ‘Nova Volleyball Improves to 10-0 at Jake Nevin

The Wildcats got back on track Saturday night. After losing back-to-back games to Xavier and Butler last weekend, Villanova swept the Seton Hall Pirates to break the dry spell. The Wildcats won in straight sets, beating Seton Hall 25-19, 25-18, 25-13. “We lost two in a row last weekend, feels good to come back and right… Read More ›

Villanova Volleyball Outdueled by Xavier in Close Game

Villanova and Xavier went at it on Saturday night. The game went down to the wire and was a close contest throughout the night. The Wildcats eventually faltered at the hands of the Musketeers, losing three sets to two. Xavier got off to a quick 3-0 lead over Villanova to begin the game. Eventually, Villanova… Read More ›

‘Dogs Beat ‘Cats in Four Sets

The last time the women’s volleyball team faced off against Butler, it was able to come back after being down 2-1 at the end of the first three sets. This time around, the Bulldogs were able to finish the job. The Wildcats headed over to Indianapolis for a rematch with the Bulldogs. They couldn’t replicate… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 3

Earlier today, we released the third episode of “The State of the Nova Nation.” In this episode, we look at the red-hot volleyball team, field hockey’s Senior Day, and other action in Villanova Athletics from this past weekend. This week, Fall Festival Director Bobby Reiff comes to chat with us about his experiences with Special… 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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