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2017 Big East Conference Final Standings & Tournament Bracket

Saturday marked the end of the regular season. Now, the conference turns its eyes to the upcoming Big East Tournament. Villanova enters as the top-seed once again, after securing its fourth-straight Big East Regular Season title. Butler comes in right behind the ‘Cats at No. 2, and Providence rounds out the top three after finishing… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Success in the Midwest, Women’s Basketball Has Heated Up, Lax is Back, and More!

Jay Wright picked up his 500th and 501st wins as a head coach over the weekend. Eugene returns from his business trip in Chicago. We keep a close eye on Darryl Reynolds’ rib, Jalen Brunson’s numbers, Kris Jenkins shooting, and Dylan Painter. The women’s basketball has won 9 of their last 12 games since starting Big East play 0-2. How big is this turnaround? Lax returns, and a preview of things to come this weekend.

Brunson Leads Wildcats to 75-62 Victory in Return to Chicagoland

It’s been awhile since DePaul’s home crowd erupted with cheers for an opponent like it did when Villanova’s Jalen Brunson was announced before the crowd on Monday night. The sophomore from Villanova had his start as a ball player just down the road in Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and is undoubtedly regarded as somewhat of a… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: 2016–the Year of the Cat, Big East Play Continues, Story Time, and More!

The first State of the Nova Nation episode of 2017 is now available! Get the podcast on iTunes for free, or you can listen/download here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2017-01-03T05_07_22-08_00 Episode Description: With an epic win over Creighton, the Wildcats close out 2016 with the greatest win-loss record–in a calendar year–of all time. We recap that New Year’s Eve win… Read More ›

Hart, Wildcats Escape Blue Demons with Close Win in Big East Opener

Things were looking grim for the Villanova Wildcats. The No. 1-ranked team in the nation was losing to DePaul, who hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in over a decade.  Yes, DePaul, the same DePaul that’s been a perennial bottom-feeder of the Big East Conference, especially since realignment. On Wednesday, the Blue Demons were far from being… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Villanova Basketball Begins Big East Play

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin Big East play with a doubleheader at the Pavilion on Wednesday. We preview the women’s game vs. Marquette that will start off the day at 12 p.m. and then the men’s game vs. DePaul at 6:30 p.m. Get what you need to know for both games.

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 ›

Wildcats Exorcise Blue Demons, Win in Big East Action

On Saturday, the Villanova University men’s soccer team faced off against the DePaul Blue Devils at the Higgins Soccer Complex. It may have been unseasonably cold for an early October afternoon, but that couldn’t stop the red-hot Wildcats attack, as Villanova triumphed over DePaul for their third straight win by a score of 4-2. The Wildcats… Read More ›

Villanova 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released Today

Editor’s Note: Updated twice to include tip-off times and TV broadcasts. ~~~~ The Big East released the schedule of conference games on Tuesday at noon. The highly anticipated arrival fills in the missing pieces in the Wildcats’ schedule. Here is the Villanova’s route to the title defense. Mark your calendars. All listed times are in ET. ‘Nova will… Read More ›

The Complete 2016 Big East Tournament Primer

Villanova captured the regular season title for the third consecutive year. Now, it will have a chance to earn another trophy and defend the title. Wednesday marks the beginning of the Big East Tournament in New York. A few Big East teams are slated to go dancing later in March, while a couple of teams could… 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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