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‘Nova Football’s Season Comes to an End in Heartbreaking Loss to South Dakota State, 10-7

With 1:21 left in the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman kicker Chase Vinatieri kicked a 40-yard field goal to give South Dakota State the 10-7 victory over Villanova. When the football left the foot of the nephew of Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, the ball looked like it was going to hit the right field goal post and… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Revisiting the National Championship Game, Playoff Football, Big 5 Basketball Begins & More!

We revisit the national championship game. Eugene Rapay makes some basketball confessions. Also, in other news, football won its playoff game, and men’s and women’s basketball are beginning Big 5 play. In honor of Nova Football playing South Dakota State next, we also talk about some South Dakota customs like Hobo Day.

Week 2 Preview: #16 Fordham Rams

#6 Villanova Wildcats (0-1) vs. #16 Fordham Rams (1-0) When: Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. Where: Coffey Field, Bronx, NY Coverage: N/A Fordham’s Previous Season Record: 11-3, Lost to New Hampshire in Second Round of FCS Playoffs Key Players for Fordham: #22 Chase Edmonds (5-9, 196) So., RB; #14 Kevin Anderson (6-2, 195) Jr., QB; #43 Stephen Hodge… Read More ›

UConn Holds Off Villanova in the Fourth Quarter

While the Wildcats would have loved to walk away with a win, they just couldn’t produce enough big plays to put them on top of the UConn Huskies. Villanova fell to UConn, losing 20-15. The game was fairly even on offense, with the Huskies taking a slight 307-303 advantage in total yards. However, at first UConn… Read More ›

Survival of the Fittest: Kats Take Down Cats

The postseason is like no other. The best teams come together until one is left standing. Along the way, they take their fair share of beatings and bruisings. The best will emerge from the rest. For Villanova and Sam Houston State, their quarterbacks were at risk entering today’s game. On Thursday, Sam Houston State discovered that their… Read More ›

Fourth Quarter Rally Extinguishes Liberty Flames

The Liberty Flames’ confidence burned brightly going into Saturday’s game. It was eternal, and wasn’t going to be extinguished by the rough weather conditions and downpour that plagued most of the day. Besides, they had overcome greater things in the past that go beyond rainfall. They upset top-5 ranked Coastal Carolina, then they came back to… Read More ›

Game Preview: Liberty Flames

Everyone come out to the stadium tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. Don’t let this home playoff game become an away game. We have to be louder and prouder than whatever Liberty brings! Here’s what you need to know about the Flames…

Week In Review: The Post-Tryptophan Edition (Week of 11/24)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. As the tryptophan from the Thanksgiving turkey flushes itself out of our systems, we unfortunately have to gear up for the work week ahead. Before we do that, let’s take a look back at the week that was. Legends Classic Champions: It wasn’t easy, the Barclays Center… Read More ›

2015 FCS Tournament Bracket Announced

Villanova was looking forward to Selection Sunday and by that I don’t mean for March Madness. The football team locked up a first-round bye with their dramatic last-minute win against Delaware. The only thing left was to wait and see where they would land in the bracket. The 10-2 Wildcats boast one of the best offenses… Read More ›

Now Or Never: A Call to Action

8-2, national title contenders – but who’s watching? The Villanova Wildcats’ football team has won eight of their last nine games and is ranked in the top ten of the FCS College Football polls. Despite having one of their better seasons in recent history, attendance has declined from last season. The 2013 Wildcats ended their… 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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