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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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Some Final Words on the 2014 NCAA Tournament in a Villanova Sense

Villanova has this habit that no other Division I basketball team can boast. Within the last decade, they have been knocked out of the tournament by the eventual National Champion more times than any other school. There was 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and now – 2014. That is five out of the last ten years… Read More ›

Villanova Overcomes Slow Start to Roll Past Butler

It was the closing game of the Pavilion, and the last hurrah for seniors at their true home arena. However, both teams had a hard time getting things started in the first half. The first ten minutes weren’t the prettiest for a college basketball game. In fact, after ten minutes, both teams combined for only… Read More ›

A Salute to Seniors

There are still a number of games left to be played, but tomorrow marks the end of the season for the Pavilion. As always, with the final game of the season at the Pavilion comes Senior Night. Three seniors will be commended and honored for what they have done for Villanova Basketball. Win or lose… Read More ›

Senior Night Preview: Butler Bulldogs II

#8 Villanova Wildcats (24-3) vs. Butler Bulldogs (12-15) When: Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Matchup: Villanova won 76-73 in overtime at Butler Key Players for Butler: #24 Kellen Dunham (6-6, 185) So., G; #23 Khyle Marshall (6-6, 216) Sr., F; #31 Kameron Woods (6-9, 200)… Read More ›

Villanova Dominates Rider, 88-67

Rider came into the Pavilion and drew first blood, making the first shot within opening seconds of the game. Villanova was just wrapping up finals week and the end of the semester. With a game against #2 Syracuse on deck, there were some worries that the Wildcats would be distracted and slip up. It turned… Read More ›

Report Card: Part Two

Well here’s part two of the report card. In case you missed part one it’s right here, part two is focusing in on the rest of the team.

The Bird Is Not The Word, 98-68

If there’s a lesson to be learned from tonight, it’s that there’s no need to worry. This is a talented, tough team that keeps hustling and stays resilient. They showed it in the Bahamas, against Iowa and Kansas. This team will keep fighting until the final buzzer sounds. Tonight was no different. In first half,… Read More ›

Cats’ Lockdown Defense Contains Towson

The question coming into the game was how well would Towson match up against Villanova, especially star Jerrelle Benimon, who has done everything for Towson in their first three games except drive the bus and coach the team. It turned out that there was nothing to worry about. Villanova would cruise to a 78-44 win…. Read More ›

Villanova Shuts Down Mount St. Mary’s, 90-59

It has only been five days since the last game, and in those five days a lot has changed for the Villanova Wildcats. There was a new team on the floor tonight. Everything meshed together for the Wildcats, the sloppy play during the Lafayette game was left behind when the final buzzer sounded. Villanova won… 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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