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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: 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.

Explanations, Reactions, More Details, and a Press Conference Surrounding Omari Spellman’s Eligibility

On Friday morning, Villanova was rocked by a NCAA decision regarding Omari Spellman’s eligibility. After months of reviewing Spellman’s eligibility, the NCAA deemed the freshman center ineligible for the 2016-17 season. A press conference that included Spellman, Athletic Director Mark Jackson, and head coach Jay Wright was held on Friday afternoon to shed some light… 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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