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State of the Nova Nation: Basketball Breakdown, Myth Busters, Weekend Watch, & More!

Analyzing the good and the bad of Villanova’s close call with La Salle, before looking forward and previewing the men’s basketball team’s big upcoming game against undefeated Notre Dame. Looking even further into the future, can the ‘Cats push their 42-game win streak at the Pavilion to 50? AD Mark Jackson reveals the financial state of ‘Nova Athletics and dispels some myths on college athletics being very profitable. We also revisit the conversation of whether or not college athletes should be paid. Updates on women’s basketball and track & field.

Villanova Fights Off La Salle at The Palestra, 89-79

For the second consecutive Tuesday, Villanova took on a Big Five foe at The Palestra. This time, though, it did so as the nation’s No. 1 team. But that didn’t matter for La Salle, which gave the top-ranked Wildcats all they could handle. It took a terrific performance by sophomore guard Jalen Brunson for Villanova to overcome the… Read More ›

Game Preview: La Salle Explorers

Villanova takes its No. 1 ranking to the Palestra, for a neutral court game against a Big 5 rival.

State of the Nova Nation: Kris Jenkins Gets (and reacts to) a 1,000, Big 5 Play Takeaways, Weekend Watch, & More!

Kris Jenkins scored his 1,000th point on Tuesday night against Penn, which was one of a few noteworthy things from that night, aside from a couple of notable streaks and achievements for men’s basketball. Is it safe to pencil them in for another Big 5 title? On Wednesday night, women’s basketball opened up Big 5 play. Also, we take a look at all the football, track & field, and swimming action taking place this weekend.

State of the Nova Nation: Revisiting the National Championship Game, Playoff Football, Big 5 Basketball Begins & More!

We revisit the national championship game. Eugene Rapay makes some basketball confessions. Also, in other news, football won its playoff game, and men’s and women’s basketball are beginning Big 5 play. In honor of Nova Football playing South Dakota State next, we also talk about some South Dakota customs like Hobo Day.

Week In Review: Winter Break!

With Villanova students quickly flocking home after a busy week of finals, there were a number of stories from this past week that emerged as they prepared for exams. All-American Accolades: Villanova football’s Don Cherry was named to the STATS FCS All-America Second Team this week. The senior linebacker has received All-American honors for the second… Read More ›

Wildcats Bounce Back with 76-47 Win Over Explorers

The Villanova Wildcats were back to being themselves on Sunday night when they beat the La Salle Explorers in an impressive 76-47 fashion. Not only were they back on their home court, but the signature Villanova hustle and defense that has won the hearts of the fans in the Pavilion was present. The crowd was also treated… Read More ›

Game Preview: La Salle Explorers

Jordan Price has been cashing in at 25.9 ppg (second best in the NCAA), will he keep it up when he faces the ‘Cats?

Watch For It Wednesday: Basketball x 2!

As Villanova University gears up for finals, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are gearing up for their games on Sunday. It’s going to be a basketball-only week: Big Five Bounce Back?: After Monday night’s disaster in paradise, the men’s basketball team returns home from their trip to Hawaii for a Sunday game against La… Read More ›

Whoosh Go! Three Off-Court Things on Villanova Basketball

Here are three exciting things that happened off the court from the past few days that has to do with Villanova Basketball: Val Ackerman Visited Us on Friday: Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman was invited to campus to speak at the much-hyped retirement party for outgoing Philosophy professor Dan Regan. Ms. Commissioner delivered her address,… 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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