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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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State of the Nova Nation: Football Signing Day, Behind the Scenes Snippets from Villanova’s 2009 and 2016 NCAA Tourney Runs, and Much More!

Mark Ferrante put together his first recruiting class since officially taking over as the head coach of the football program. ESPN reporter Dana O’Neil releases a new book that should be a part of the Villanova Curriculum. In her new book, she goes deep into Villanova’s 2016 title run, as well as looking back at the past and the 2009 Final Four run. We discuss a few excerpts from the book. Then we flash forward to the Providence game, look ahead to St. John’s, as well as all the other action taking place this weekend in Villanova sports.

QB Kyle McCloskey Commits to Villanova

Head coach-in-waiting Mark Ferrante has to be smiling. Villanova has received a verbal commitment from Kyle McCloskey, who becomes the first Class of 2017 commit. Per HERO Sports’ Brian McLaughlin, McCloskey gave his verbal on Tuesday. He will be a part of the first recruiting class to arrive at Villanova to start the post-Andy Talley era. McCloskey, a 6-4,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 9

State of the Nova Nation is back! The show is completely revamped with a new set and a new focus on more feature-style segments as opposed to recaps of games. This first episode back has a behind the scenes look at what goes into the student-athletes’ preparation in the weight room. Coaches from the strength… Read More ›

Football Class of 2020: Capsules and Highlights

  Wednesday marked National Signing Day, and head coach Andy Talley was looking forward to receiving the faxed letters of intent from his recruits. Here are the Wildcats who will be a part of Talley’s final recruiting class and will be arriving to play at the Main Line this fall: Jack Schetelich, QB (Cranford HS, N.J.): Villanova… Read More ›

Week In Review: A Busy End to the Week that Was (Week of 1/11)

Villanova University is back in full swing. Class is session, the students are back, and syllabus week was topped off with a busy weekend for Villanova Athletics. The End of an Era is Near: Football head coach Andy Talley announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2016 season. In his 31 years… Read More ›

Villanova Football’s Head Coach Andy Talley Announces Retirement

It was officially announced on Wednesday afternoon that Andy Talley, long-time football head coach of the Wildcats, will retire at the end of the upcoming 2016 season. “It has been a privilege to be the head football coach at Villanova University for the last 31 years,” Talley said. “The Villanova administration has always been forward thinking and… 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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