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State of the Nova Nation: Still #1, Patrick Tiernan is now a National Champion for Two Countries, Surviving Finals & More!

Villanova remains at the top spot, sitting at No. 1 after winning an intense NCAA Tournament-like game against Notre Dame. From Josh Hart’s career day, to the other good, bad, happy, and sad moments of the game, the roller coaster of emotions are analyzed in the intense, comeback win pioneered by Hart taking control of the game. In Australia, Patrick Tiernan won the national title, giving him two championships in just under a month. Women’s basketball faced off against Temple. Lastly, it’s reading day, tips on how to make Finals Week a bit smoother.

Hart’s Career-Day Leads No. 1 Villanova over No. 23 Notre Dame in Battle of Undefeated Teams

A game that featured two undefeated, Top 25-ranked schools did not disappoint. Those who came to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. were treated to a heavyweight fight against two former conference foes, as Notre Dame and Villanova led off the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic. The Never Forget Tribute Classic not only brings a… Read More ›

Game Preview: #23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Two undefeated Catholic schools will clash on Saturday to lead off the Never Forget Classic doubleheader.

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.

Five Games to Watch in 2016-17: Wildcats’ Basketball

With Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule released on early Tuesday afternoon, here are five games to keep note of: Purdue Boilermakers Where: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) When: November 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. Coverage: Big Ten Network (BTN) Purdue will certainly miss its 7-foot center A.J. Hammons, who’s now on the Dallas Mavericks after enjoying an illustrious… 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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