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Top 10 Moments of Villanova Athletics in 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of the year in Villanova Athletics. While Wildcat alumni Kyle Lowry and Matt Szczur each received championship fanfare, they are not included within this list. Lowry, who was a point guard for Team USA basketball, won a gold medal at… Read More ›

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.

State of the Nova Nation: Pat Tiernan the GOAT, Make-or-Break Weekend in Villanova Athletics, Thanksgiving & More!

Patrick Tiernan upset 3-time cross country champion Edward Cheserek to close out his illustrious, historic Villanova career with a national championship. It was a win-or-go-home weekend for football, men’s soccer, volleyball, who made it out? Updates on men’s and women’s basketball, and we give thanks in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Patrick Tiernan Wins NCAA Cross Country National Championship

A new king was crowned early Saturday afternoon. Patrick Tiernan unseated the three-time defending champion, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, for the national championship crown at Terre Haute, Ind. Tiernan completed the 10,000 meter course with a time of 29:22.0, finishing approximately five seconds faster than runner-up Justyn Knight (Syracuse) and 26-seconds sooner than Cheserek. “I wanted to leave the… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Booth or Bridges, Socially Conscious ‘Cats, Tournament Watch, & More!

It’s a big weekend for a number of teams on Villanova’s campus that are in the postseason or trying to get there–volleyball, football, men’s soccer, and football. Off the field, the men’s basketball team has been taking stances on current events and social issues, is this a good thing? Also, should Mikal Bridges start over Phil Booth?

State of the Nova Nation: Hoops Mania Recap, Patrick Tiernan hits G.O.A.T. Status, Joanie Milhous gets 200th Win, & More!

Happy November! We kicked off the month with another episode of our podcast. Subscribe on iTunes for free or listen/download here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2016-11-01T06_22_17-07_00 We recap the events of Hoops Mania, from the dancing to a performance by Wiz Khalifa, and everything in between. While that was happening, Patrick Tiernan was in New York making himself the… Read More ›

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

State of the Nova Nation – Season One (Episodes 1-8)

Missed an episode? Want to take a look back in time? We’re throwing it back to every episode of State of the Nova Nation. Here’s a complete list of all of the episodes.

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 7

It was a very busy Thanksgiving weekend for Villanova Athletics. Volleyball headed over to Omaha for the Big East Tournament and came out of the weekend with some very exciting news. Men’s Basketball continues to roll, picking up the NIT Season Tip-off title. Women’s Basketball also took home a trophy, winning the Lehigh Christmas City… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 6

In our last episode before Thanksgiving, we wrap up the regular seasons for both the football and volleyball teams. Coach Andy Talley was able to join us for our weekly conversation, where he shared with us his reflections on the season, thoughts on John Robertson and Zach Bednarczyk, as well as where the team goes moving forward…. 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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