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Thank You and Farewell

As the website approaches its fourth birthday, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported VUBenchMob.com. It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that VUBenchMob.com will not be coming back for a fifth season of Villanova hoops and will shut down. I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to those that helped this site grow over the years.

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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: A Hawk Dies, Basketball is No. 1, Talley’s Legacy, & More!

The hawk dies once again, men’s basketball is back at No. 1 in the AP and Coaches’ Polls, Josh Hart does something extraordinary, and a look at Phil Booth’s knee. The Wildcats’ football season came to an end against South Dakota State. What’s Andy Talley’s legacy? There are also updates on women’s basketball, swimming, track & field, and Daniel Ochefu.

‘Nova Football’s Season Comes to an End in Heartbreaking Loss to South Dakota State, 10-7

With 1:21 left in the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman kicker Chase Vinatieri kicked a 40-yard field goal to give South Dakota State the 10-7 victory over Villanova. When the football left the foot of the nephew of Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, the ball looked like it was going to hit the right field goal post and… Read More ›

After FCS Playoff Win, ‘Nova Football Prepares for South Dakota State

Villanova’s fast start in the first half proved to be the difference in their 31-21 first round playoff victory against Saint Francis last Saturday at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats had 31-7 lead at halftime, scoring three touchdowns in eight minutes to jump out in front. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk helped balance the offense by throwing for… Read More ›

Villanova Closes Regular Season with 41-10 Win in Battle of the Blue

After a tough loss on senior day, the Wildcats bounced back on Saturday with a win against arch-rival Delaware, beating the Blue Hens 41-10 in the regular season-ending Battle of the Blue. The win was much-needed in order to give Villanova any shot of making the FCS playoffs. The team is hoping to send off… Read More ›

Villanova Falls to James Madison on Senior Day, Dukes win First CAA Title Since 2008

Despite a great defensive effort, the Villanova Wildcats’ offense was unable to find the end zone on Senior Day at Villanova Stadium. On a brisk day at Villanova, the Villanova offense was just as cold as the temperatures outside. The passing game was inefficient, as quarterback Zach Bednarczyk was 12-of-30 for 71 passing yards on the day…. Read More ›

NCAA Title Defense Begins With Hoops Mania Celebration

Villanova University got a big start to its ‘Halloweekend’ with the annual Hoops Mania celebration. It’s a celebration for the basketball team and marks the official start of basketball season. Tickets were in high-demand. Students who were fortunate enough to win tickets through the lottery system lined up bright and early, in hopes for getting lower level… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Homecoming Weekend, Daniel Ochefu, Ryan Arcidiacono, ‘V for Villanova,’ and More!

Another Tuesday, another episode of VUBenchMob.com’s podcast, State of the Nova Nation!

‘Nova Rushing Attack, Defense Dominate Albany in Homecoming Game

After losing their first conference game to Richmond last week, the Wildcats were able to bounce back and defeat Albany, 24-13. Zach Bednarczyk was medically cleared to play the game after suffering a headache injury last week, that was originally thought to be linked to a concussion. “I felt good out there,” Bednarczyk said. “For… 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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