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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 ›

Wildcats Close Out Regular Season with Rout of Georgetown

No. 2 Villanova may have already clinched its fourth straight Big East regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the Big East Tournament next week, but it showed that those two accomplishments aren’t any reasons to take it easy. Saturday’s regular season finale was a mere formality, as the Wildcats prepare for postseason… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Omari Omari Revolution, Regular Season Finale, Women’s Basketball Big East Tourney Preview, and More!

Talking #FreeOmari, NCAA hypocrisy, a preview of the Villanova men’s basketball regular season finale, and Adam Chalifoux of Radio DePaul joins us from Chicago to chat with us about the upcoming Women’s Basketball Big East Tourney. And so much more.

State of the Nova Nation: Snow Day, Phil Booth Update, Weekend Rundown, and More!

A little later than usual, as we enjoyed the Snow Day. Villanova held off a late Georgetown rally at the Pavilion. Kris Jenkins was back in the starting five, how did he do? Also, what’s going on with Phil Booth? Jay Wright speaks on the junior guard. We also preview and hit all of the action in Villanova sports this weekend, mainly showcasing the men’s and women’s basketball road trips, lax is back, tennis, and more!

Villanova Holds Off Late Georgetown Rally, Wins 75-64

An old rivalry sparked up again on Tuesday night, and Villanova hosted Georgetown in the Pavilion for the first time in 11 years. Spotted in the crowd that night was a sign made by some clever ‘Nova student: 1985: 66-64 2016: 77-DNP That jab about the National Championship victory in ’85 over Georgetown echoed the Wildcats’ uniforms… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Kris Jenkins Benched, Georgetown Returns to the Pavilion, and Does UConn want to Rejoin the Big East?

In a surprising move by Jay Wright, Kris Jenkins was benched to start Eric Paschall against the Johnnies. Jenkins responded with a solid showing coming off the pine. Georgetown and Villanova will clash at the Pavilion for the first time since 2006. “The Big Game” experiences, Howie Long’s son gets a ring, Dana O’Neil is signing copies of “Long Shots,” and does UConn want to come back to the Big East? How could that possibly look for the conference?

State of the Nova Nation: Meltdown in Milwaukee, Tanoh Kpassagnon Is Turning Heads, Selection Sunday Spoilers (?), and More!

We recap the stunning loss at Marquette and what that might mean for Sunday’s big game against Virginia. Villanova Football’s DE Tanoh Kpassagnon is starting to get some attention at Senior Bowl Practice, getting love from guys like ESPN’s Todd McShay or NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. Also, the selection committee is planning on doing something it has never done before. Lastly, we look ahead at the action in women’s basketball, women’s tennis, track, and swimming.

State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle Hijinks, Cold-Streak Breaker, Swimming, and More!

Villanova took its first loss of the season, falling to #18 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Phil Booth was missed more than ever, Jalen Brunson went off, Jay Wright got T’d up, and Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were victims of Hinkle Magic. Women’s Basketball broke a four-game losing streak with a lopsided win over Georgetown. Can they build off of this? Lastly, men’s swimming beat the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a head-to-head meet. Marines, I tell you!

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 ›

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 ›

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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