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State of the Nova Nation: Booth or Bridges, Socially Conscious ‘Cats, Tournament Watch, & More!

It’s a big weekend for a number of teams on Villanova’s campus that are in the postseason or trying to get there–volleyball, football, men’s soccer, and football. Off the field, the men’s basketball team has been taking stances on current events and social issues, is this a good thing? Also, should Mikal Bridges start over Phil Booth?

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State of the Nova Nation: Hoops Mania Recap, Patrick Tiernan hits G.O.A.T. Status, Joanie Milhous gets 200th Win, & More!

Happy November! We kicked off the month with another episode of our podcast. Subscribe on iTunes for free or listen/download here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2016-11-01T06_22_17-07_00 We recap the events of Hoops Mania, from the dancing to a performance by Wiz Khalifa, and everything in between. While that was happening, Patrick Tiernan was in New York making himself the… Read More ›

Week In Review: A Busy End to the Week that Was (Week of 1/11)

Villanova University is back in full swing. Class is session, the students are back, and syllabus week was topped off with a busy weekend for Villanova Athletics. The End of an Era is Near: Football head coach Andy Talley announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2016 season. In his 31 years… 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 ›

Tiernan Leads ‘Nova XC with Second Place Finish

Heading into Saturday, Patrick Tiernan was unbeatable. In five races this season, he claimed the the top spot at each and every stop along the way. However, this time around, there was another unbeatable racer in the field. Oregon’s Edward Cheserek doesn’t lose at the national level. The eight-time NCAA champion entered as the defending champion. Cheserek… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Forward Push

Busy week ahead for Villanova before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country nationals, and volleyball on deck.

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.

Tiernan, Piccirillo Lead Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Teams at Mid-Atlantic Regionals

The men’s and women’s cross country teams made their last stop before nationals next week. While both teams were unable to acquire a top-two finish that would have granted them an automatic bid to go Louisville, Ky., there were a number of strong finishes that would help bolster their resume. Patrick Tiernan captured his second individual… Read More ›

Week In Review: Stars and Stripes (Week of 6/29)

Jalen Brunson, Team USA, Nova Track & XC, JayVaughn Pinkston, The Pope and More…

Week in Review: Will Power (Week of 11/17)

XC heads to Nationals, drama and glory for Villanova Football, and the rest of the action from this past week in Villanova sports.

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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