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Thank You and Farewell

As the website approaches its fourth birthday, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported VUBenchMob.com. It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that VUBenchMob.com will not be coming back for a fifth season of Villanova hoops and will shut down. I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to those that helped this site grow over the years.

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TBT: Team SuperNOVA Is In!

TBT, officially known as “The Basketball Tournament”,┬áhas a bit of a throwback feel to it. First launched in 2014, TBT has made great strides forward, as it continues to grow each year. Now, the prize pool has quadrupled into a $2 million reward–far greater than the $500,000 prize for the inaugural tournament. It also has… Read More ›

Some Final Words on the 2014 NCAA Tournament in a Villanova Sense

Villanova has this habit that no other Division I basketball team can boast. Within the last decade, they have been knocked out of the tournament by the eventual National Champion more times than any other school. There was 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and now – 2014. That is five out of the last ten years… Read More ›

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team Take Home Big 5 Honors

  Earlier today, the Big 5 announced the Men’s and Women’s All-Big 5 teams. It resulted in a number of Wildcats receiving honors. For the men’s team, James Bell and JayVaughn Pinkston headlined the All-Big 5 team. For the women’s team, Devon Kane led the way for the Wildcats.

Villanova Falls Short of Sweet 16

It was a meeting of old brothers in the biggest stage of college basketball, the NCAA Tournament. They were once under the same conference but after some major realignment, they went their separate ways. Villanova was one of the founding members of the “new” Big East and Connecticut moved to the new American Conference. The… Read More ›

Onto the Next One: Villanova Powers Their Way to Victory

It was the day that every Villanova fan across the nation was waiting for. The opening day of the NCAA Tournament and the beginning of March Madness. There were a number of upsets throughout the day as Wildcat fans anxiously waited for the 9:25 p.m. scheduled tip-off time. For the fans, the excitement was put… Read More ›

The Complete 2014 Big East Tournament Preview, Analysis, & Prediction

Villanova may have won the regular season Big East title, but now there’s another coveted trophy up for grabs. Tomorrow marks the start of the postseason, and as all coaches will say, everyone’s record is 0-0. For some teams that have a shaky tournament resume, winning the tournament will punch them a ticket to the… Read More ›

Hilliard and Ochefu win Big East Most Improved Player Award

Earlier this morning the Big East announced the winners of some individual awards. This morning’s announcement saw the Wildcats taking home more accolades and hardware. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu share the Big East Most Improved Player Award.

All-Big East Teams Announced Today: Five Wildcats Receive Honors

The All-Big East first team, second team, and rookie team were announced earlier today. Five Wildcats garnered Big East honors for their play this season.

Villanova Defeats Georgetown in Regular Season Finale

It was a date that was set up months before the season began. Two rivals from the original Big East set to meet again to close out the inaugural season of the new Big East. Although, it may have lost some luster due to the fact that Georgetown was projected to be one of the… 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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