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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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State of the Nova Nation: Big East Tournament/Selection Sunday Roundup, All-American Hart, WNIT, and More!

Now that everyone’s survived the bombogenesis, it would a good time to get cozy and enjoy your snow day with the newest episode of State of the Nova Nation. Our podcast enters this week ranked on Pod-O-Matic’s Top 75 Sports Podcasts rankings in 19 of the last 21 weeks! Get the latest episode on iTunes,… Read More ›

A Humble and Hungry Hart

Patrick Ewing. Peyton Siva. Josh Hart. Three outstanding basketball players. Arguably some of the best to ever be a part of the Big East Conference. Three great athletes, dedicated team members, and insanely hard workers. They’re also the only three people in the history of the Big East Tournament to be named the Most Outstanding Player… Read More ›

Kings of the Big East: Wildcats Down Bluejays For Second Title in Three Years

Champions. If there’s one word that can sum up Villanova basketball in the past twelve months, that’s it. Right now more than any other time in the history of the program, when you hear the word ‘champion’ in a discussion of college basketball, your mind immediately goes to the deep, royal blue, to Omari Spellman… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #6 Creighton Bluejays

It’s Villanova’s third straight time making it to the Big East Tournament finals, while this is Creighton’s first finals appearance. Will experience come on top?

Villanova Advances to Big East Tournament Championship Game After Semifinal Thriller with Seton Hall

After the first few days of this tournament, it might be time to put those comparisons to the “old” Big East to rest. On Wednesday night, St. John’s beat Georgetown in an epic showdown, usurping the Hoyas by just one point. The following day, ‘Nova broke records and made history, then later, Xavier upset Butler to face… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #5 Seton Hall Pirates

Since conference realignment, only one team has beaten Villanova each year. It also happens to be the same team that’s 2-0 against the ‘Cats at the Garden during that stretch. Can Villanova put an end to that in a Big East Tournament Championship Game rematch?

Villanova Sets Big East Tournament Record in 108-67 Rout of St. John’s

Villanova began postseason play right where it left off. Kris Jenkins–the 4.7 second man–made a pair of 3-pointers to start the day off with a bang. From then on, the game was a show of Villanova’s tenacity, outclassing eighth-seeded St. John’s, 108-67, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. “They’ve… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Josh Hart Wins Big East Player of the Year, A Trip Down the Hypothetical Highway, and a St. John’s Preview

Josh Hart got another accomplishment to add to his long resume, securing the Big East Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. He becomes the first Wildcat to be an outright winner of the award since Randy Foye did so in 2006. Chris finds a way to simulate college basketball games (complete with stats!) featuring historic teams. Also, the Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play today against St. John’s.

Big East Tournament Preview: #8 St. John’s Red Storm

The Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play with a Thursday matinee against the hometown team.

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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