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Tag: Big Dance

Some Final Words on the 2014 NCAA Tournament in a Villanova Sense

Villanova has this habit that no other Division I basketball team can boast. Within the last decade, they have been knocked out of the tournament by the eventual National Champion more times than any other school. There was 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and now – 2014. That is five out of the last ten years… Read More ›

Monday Night’s Moral Dilemma

I apologize for slacking off on posts. It was one heck of a week but things are looking like they will be back on the right track. Tonight marks the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game. While Villanova will not be partaking in tonight’s game, there are a number of things at stake. As… Read More ›

Onto the Next One: Villanova Powers Their Way to Victory

It was the day that every Villanova fan across the nation was waiting for. The opening day of the NCAA Tournament and the beginning of March Madness. There were a number of upsets throughout the day as Wildcat fans anxiously waited for the 9:25 p.m. scheduled tip-off time. For the fans, the excitement was put… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #15 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers

#2 Villanova Wildcats (28-4) vs. #15 Milwaukee Panthers (21-13) When: Thursday, March 20, 9:25 p.m. Where: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY Coverage: TBS How They Got In: Won Horizon Conference Championship, defeated Wright State 69-63 Key Players for Milwaukee: #1 Jordan Aaron (5-10, 160) Sr., G; #31 Matt Tiby (6-8, 230) So., F; #34 Austin… Read More ›

Time is Running Out for a Chance to Work with a Sports Legend, March Madness Style

Time is running out for the Bonobos “Pro-Am Bracket Challenge.” This isn’t your everyday bracket contest. The clothing store, Bonobos, is giving fans the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to team up with a sports legend to create their bracket and win prizes.

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: One Last Look

Earlier this afternoon, the AP and Coaches’ Polls for NCAA Men’s Basketball was released. This is the last poll until after the NCAA Tournament is over. Selection Sunday concluded conference championship week, as well as wrapping up the college basketball season. 68 teams will now be competing for one common goal, a National Championship trophy…. Read More ›

VIDEO: Crowd Reaction to Last Night’s Selection Sunday

From inside the Villanova Room of the university’s Connelly Center. I couldn’t upload the video from my phone directly to the blog, so I had to seek another way. Edit: Facebook video was laggy, uploaded it to YouTube.

Selection Sunday Results are in… Villanova is a 2-Seed

It was packed in the Villanova Room inside the Connelly Center. Many students lined up wanting to be there live, to celebrate with the basketball team as the field of 68 was being announced. Students lined up at the door and waited until they would open up to the public. It was in such a… Read More ›

Selection Sunday Tonight – Four Big East Teams Dancing?

Last night marked the conclusion of the Big East tournament. As other Division I conferences wrap up the smaller tournaments in order to gear up for the granddaddy of them all, it looks like four Big East teams will be going to the Big Dance. 

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.


March 2020