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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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Pinkston, Yarou to Play for Celtics Summer Team

Two former Wildcats–and teammates–will be reuniting this summer in the NBA Summer League. JayVaughn Pinkston and Mouphtaou Yarou will both be suiting up for the C’s. Pinkston announced that he would be joining the Celtics this summer back in April, but the inclusion of Yarou is an added surprise for Villanova fans. Since graduating in… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Virginia Game

Editor’s Note: Patrick Ciapciak contributed to this piece. — So Villanova has lost again and now we are scrambling to pick up the pieces. Already having as many regular season losses as last year, it seems that this team might be heading down the wrong path. Preseason pollsters had us convinced this was a top… Read More ›

Week In Review: Stars and Stripes (Week of 6/29)

Jalen Brunson, Team USA, Nova Track & XC, JayVaughn Pinkston, The Pope and More…

JayVaughn Pinkston’s NBA Dreams Are Still Alive

Despite going undrafted on Thursday night, JayVaughn Pinkston’s dreams of making it to the NBA are still alive.

Week In Review: Hoop Dreams (Week of 6/23)

Some of the big story lines from this week, that of course begins with… Bethlehem Steel To The Motor City: The Detroit Pistons selected Darrun Hilliard with the 38th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. He became the first Wildcat to be drafted since the Trail Blazers chose Dante Cunningham in 2009. This past season, Hilliard averaged… Read More ›

Men’s Basketball Dominates Big 5 Awards

Earlier today, the Philadelphia Big 5 announced their yearly award winners. The Wildcats will be taking home multiple awards and honors. Darrun Hilliard is this year’s Big 5 Player of the Year. The senior guard had a thrilling 27-point last stand in the loss to N.C. State. He averaged 14.3 points per game and shot… Read More ›

Villanova Falls to N.C. State, Lose 71-68

It looked like this would be the year. Villanova was primed for big things, it just needed to beat the N.C. State Wolfpack. A win would grant the Wildcats their first Sweet 16 since the 2008-2009 season, when they went to the Final Four. Villanova was not off to a great start. Despite holding a… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 NC State Wolfpack

#1 Villanova Wildcats (33-2) vs. #8 N.C. State Wolfpack (21-13) When: Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 7:10 p.m. Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA Coverage: TBS How They Got In: At-Large Bid, Went 10-8 in the ACC Key Players for N.C. State: #1 Trevor Lacey (6-3, 210) Jr., G; #22 Ralston Turner (6-5, 205) Sr., G; #12 Anthony Barber… Read More ›

Complete Team Effort Propels Nova to 93-52 Win Over Lafayette

It’s finally here – March Madness, the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance, you know the drill. There were a number of big upsets earlier in the day, but the Wildcats were going to avoid the trend. The Wildcats went wire-to-wire, holding the lead for all 40 minutes of the game. Dylan Ennis made the first basket… 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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