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Looking Back at a WNIT Final Four Run, and a Look Ahead to a Bright Future for Women’s Basketball

With the month of March comes great expectations and excitement for Villanova fans, especially when the men’s team is coming off a National Championship and is dubbed the number one overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. In all of this excitement, and the heartbreak provided by an early exit by the men’s team, the women’s… Read More ›

Takeaways and Notes from Big East Media Day

On Tuesday, the stage was set at Madison Square Garden for Big East Media Day, the unofficial start to the 2016-17 season and a signal that college hoops is just around the corner. After enjoying a 35-5 season that was topped off with a national championship, the Villanova Wildcats were the stars of the scene… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Big East Media Day & More!

State of the Nova Nation is back! This time as an audio podcast! It’s currently in the process of being approved for being on the iTunes Store, but in the mean time here is a link to the first episode of the relaunch: http://vubenchmob.podomatic.com/entry/2016-10-12T04_26_39-07_00 So listen online or download the podcast! You can even hit… 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 ›

Creighton Holds off Fierce Villanova Rally

The women’s basketball team launched a fierce fourth quarter comeback against the Creighton Bluejays at the Pavilion on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the ‘Cats, they fell just short of completing the rally. The Bluejays held off the Wildcats to win 65-62. Creighton grabbed the lead early in the game, with Villanova right behind them. It… Read More ›

Week In Review: 2015 Out, 2016 In (Week of 12/28)

It was another week of men’s and women’s basketball. So far, 2016 has been kind to both teams. Pre-New Year’s: Men’s basketball improved to 3-0 in Big 5 play in a win against Penn to start off the week. The Wildcats used a 30-3 run that stretched over the first 14 minutes of the game… Read More ›

Women’s Basketball Falls in OT at Xavier

While the men’s team played Xavier at home, the women’s team flew over to Cincinnati to also take on the Musketeers. It was a closely contested game all throughout, so close that it needed overtime to settle the game. Unfortunately, by the time the final buzzer sounded, the game did not go the Wildcats’ way. The… Read More ›

Wildcats Earn First Big East Win at Butler

The women’s basketball team notched its first win in conference play on Tuesday night thanks to a big run to open up the fourth quarter. The Wildcats went on a scoring spree to distance themselves from the Bulldogs en route to a 57-45 win. It was the one time that a team was able to… Read More ›

Week In Review: Winter Break!

With Villanova students quickly flocking home after a busy week of finals, there were a number of stories from this past week that emerged as they prepared for exams. All-American Accolades: Villanova football’s Don Cherry was named to the STATS FCS All-America Second Team this week. The senior linebacker has received All-American honors for the second… Read More ›

Week In Review: Road Trippin’ (Week of 11/30)

Every single Villanova team left campus this past weekend to hit the road. Can’t blame them for it though, especially with finals just around the corner. Here are the top stories from this past week: Holy War: Villanova played its first Big Five opponent of the season, heading over to Hagan Arena to play St… 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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