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State of the Nova Nation: Pat Tiernan the GOAT, Make-or-Break Weekend in Villanova Athletics, Thanksgiving & More!

Patrick Tiernan upset 3-time cross country champion Edward Cheserek to close out his illustrious, historic Villanova career with a national championship. It was a win-or-go-home weekend for football, men’s soccer, volleyball, who made it out? Updates on men’s and women’s basketball, and we give thanks in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

State of the Nova Nation: Villanova Basketball 2016-17 Season Preview Part 1 of 2

The first half of our 2016-17 Villanova men’s basketball season preview is live! This episode will focus on the Wildcats’ non-conference opponents.

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

State of the Nova Nation – Season One (Episodes 1-8)

Missed an episode? Want to take a look back in time? We’re throwing it back to every episode of State of the Nova Nation. Here’s a complete list of all of the episodes.

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 ›

‘Nova Volleyball Ousted by Dayton in Four Sets

Villanova played in its first NCAA Tournament game since 1997 late Friday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, their season has come to an end. Villanova and Dayton duked it out through four close sets, with the Flyers coming out on top. Each set was decided by four or less points. Dayton won 21-25, 26-24, 25-23,… Read More ›

Day One from Omaha: Big East Volleyball Tournament Recap

Four teams entered D.J. Sokol Arena on Friday, and there were to be only two teams left standing at the end of the day.

2015 Big East Volleyball Tournament Primer

The stage is set in Omaha, Nebraska for this weekend’s Big East Tournament on November 27 and 28. Four teams – Creighton, Villanova, Xavier, and Marquette will battle it out for conference supremacy.

Spiking It To Cancer

This Thanksgiving, middle blocker Gabby Pethokoukis has a lot to be thankful for. She and the volleyball team are headed for Omaha, where the Wildcats will be playing in their first Big East Tournament since 2010. Aside from the team’s success on the court, she’s grateful to be healthy and cancer-free. “It’s been amazing to… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 6

In our last episode before Thanksgiving, we wrap up the regular seasons for both the football and volleyball teams.¬†Coach¬†Andy Talley was able to join us for our weekly conversation, where he shared with us his reflections on the season, thoughts on John Robertson and Zach Bednarczyk, as well as where the team goes moving forward…. 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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