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State of the Nova Nation: A Hawk Dies, Basketball is No. 1, Talley’s Legacy, & More!

The hawk dies once again, men’s basketball is back at No. 1 in the AP and Coaches’ Polls, Josh Hart does something extraordinary, and a look at Phil Booth’s knee. The Wildcats’ football season came to an end against South Dakota State. What’s Andy Talley’s legacy? There are also updates on women’s basketball, swimming, track & field, and Daniel Ochefu.

Villanova Crusades to Victory Behind Hart Triple-Double in ‘Holy War’

The Pavilion was abuzz at the start of today’s game vs. St. Joseph’s, with the two Big Five schools playing their annual Holy War matchup. While Villanova is the No. 2 ranked team in the country, St. Joe’s is rebuilding in the wake of losing their top three scorers from last season. That loss was… Read More ›

Game Preview: St. Joseph’s Hawks

Rivalry renewed! The Wildcats have won each of the last four meetings against the Hawks. Will St. Joe’s be able to put an end to the streak? Here’s what you need to know.

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 ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Holy War

The Hawk is dead, and Villanova killed it. For the fourth year in a row, Villanova has won the Holy War in resounding fashion. It wasn’t always pretty, but this was the first true road game of the season after all. Yet the Wildcats were unfazed, defeating their jealous rivals for the tenth time in… Read More ›

Rivalry Renewed! Wildcats Take Down Hawks, Win 86-72

Villanova opened up Big Five play this season with a road game against rival St. Joseph’s University. The Wildcats beat the Hawks 86-72 in front of a packed Hagan Arena. It is Villanova’s fourth straight win over St. Joe’s in the Holy War. At first it seemed like the Wildcats were going to run away with… Read More ›

Game Preview: Saint Joseph’s Hawks

#8 Villanova Wildcats (6-0) vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks (4-1) When: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: CBS Sports Network Saint Joseph’s Previous Season Record: 13-18 Key Players for St. Joe’s: #43 DeAndre Bembry (6-6, 210) Jr., G/F; #15 Isaiah Miles (6-7, 227) Sr., F; #2 Aaron Brown (6-5,… Read More ›

Same Ol’ Rivalry, Same Ol’ Result

It was another installment of “The Holy War,” otherwise known as the rivalry between Villanova and St. Joseph’s University. Both teams are a part of the Big 5 and have one of the more premier rivalries in the organization of Philadelphia-area schools. In recent history, Villanova has dominated the rivalry. Maybe it’s karma, bad luck,… Read More ›

Game Preview: St. Joseph’s Hawks

#10 Villanova Wildcats (7-0) vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks (4-3) When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 1 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 St. Joe’s Previous Season Record: 24-10, Lost to UConn in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament Key Players for St. Joe’s: #43 DeAndre Bembry (6-6, 200) So., F; #15 Isaiah Miles (6-7,… Read More ›

Game Preview: St. Joseph’s Hawks

#14 Villanova Wildcats (8-0) vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks (4-3) When: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6 p.m. Where: Hagan Arena (St. Joseph’s), Philadelphia, PA Coverage: CBS Sports Network St. Joseph’s Previous Season Record: 18-14, Lost to St. John’s in first round of NIT Key Players for St. Joseph’s: #10 Langston Galloway (6-2, 202) Sr., G; #13… 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.


May 2020