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Week 4 Preview: Lafayette Leopards

#19 Villanova Wildcats (2-1) vs. Lafayette Leopards (1-2) When: Saturday, September 24 , 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA Coverage: None Towson’s Previous Season Record: 5-6 Key Players for Lafayette: #7 Drew Reed (6-1, 195) Sr., QB; #17 Matt Mrazek (6-4, 215) Jr., WR; #33 Brandon Bryant (5-11, 225) Jr., LB; #43 Michael Root (6-1, 230) Jr.,… Read More ›

Week 3 Preview: Towson Tigers

Can Villanova put up a good show for the parents? Here’s what to expect from Towson.

Week 2 Preview: Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Both teams are looking to bounce back from losing last week. Here’s what you need to know.

Week 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

Villanova’s defense excelled at stopping the run last season. With new starters, a new year, and an opponent that features two promising RBs, do they have what it takes to continue that success and pull off the FCS shocker?

Villanova Routs Oklahoma in Final Four Behind Historic Night

Villanova resembled its legendary 1985 counterpart as they went on to avenge a loss earlier in December to Oklahoma, annihilating their expert favored opponent 95-51. Coach Jay Wright’s scorched earth policy continues to be an offensive sensation, as they have reached at least 80 points in four of their five games in what has seemingly been a cake… Read More ›

Friars End ‘Cats 22-Game Big East Winning Streak

Villanova basketball has always been known for its clutch play, especially when it matters. Of all the players on the Wildcats roster, no one has embodied this clutch play in his four years than senior Ryan Arcidiacono. Arcidiacono had yet another clutch play this afternoon at the Wells Fargo, when he sent the game into overtime… Read More ›

‘Nova Edges Seton Hall in the Newark Nail-Biter

Villanova edged out Seton hall thanks to last second grit and a tough defensive effort. A go-ahead lay up by Ryan Arcidiacono (10 points, two rebounds, four assists) with a few seconds left, combined with sloppy ball handling by Seton Hall, inevitably sealed the win. The Wildcats survived a scare at The Rock, winning 72-71. “That was a… Read More ›

Women’s Basketball Victorious in Tough Win over St. Joe’s

The Women’s basketball team muscled their way to a victory at home against St. Joe’s, winning  55-49.  The ‘Cats improve to 2-0 at home (2-1 overall). The game started out slow for the Wildcats, with the Hawks clinging onto a narrow 12-11 lead at the end of the first. Caroline Coyer carried the offense for the first… Read More ›

Week 11 Preview: #12 James Madison Dukes

It’s another win or go home type game for ‘Nova Football. The Dukes will be without star quarterback Vad Lee, so who’s left?

Villanova Claws Its Way to Fourth Quarter Victory in Spectacular Defeat of Richmond

Villanova has been the underdog the majority of the season.  Most did not expect today’s game to be this close, nor did they expect Villanova to be in the game at all. Villanova looked different today, but in a good way. The defense was strong  as usual: but the Villanova aerial assault, not the running game, carried 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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