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Salute to Seniors: Wildcats Top No. 23 Creighton in Final Game at Pavilion Before Renovations

A surge emotions filled the Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, a basketball game was about to occur, but it wasn’t just any other game. The cozy on-campus arena had seen many clashes over the years but for the players, they were about to put on their jerseys for the last time there for a while. Not just because… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Pirates n’ Dogs, Senior Night Preview, Long Shots, and More!

After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it’s important to not miss that game–it’s all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.

Butler Ends Villanova’s 48-Game Win Streak at the Pavilion

Leading up to Wednesday, Villanova denied revenge was on its mind. Butler had broken the school’s longest winning streak at Hinkle Fieldhouse back on Jan. 4, the Wildcats insisted that the game was being treated like any other. However, perhaps the extra motivation of payback would have been effective, as for the first time in over… Read More ›

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.

State of the Nova Nation: Pavilion Renovations, #12500forTalley, Jay Wright’s New Book, & More!

Another episode of SNN is live! You may get it on iTunes, or stream/download the episode from here: http://vubenchmob.podomatic.com/entry/2016-10-20T01_09_40-07_00 Show Description: Thanks to a $22.6 million donation from an alumnus, the Pavilion is getting a much-needed overhaul. What are some changes rumored to come? Also discussing #12500forTalley, Homecoming, men’s and women’s soccer, golf, swimming, cross… Read More ›

Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (20-2) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (13-9) When: Friday, February 7, 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Seton Hall’s Previous Season Record: 15-18, Lost to Syracuse in Big East Tournament Key Players for Seton Hall: #23 Fuquan Edwin (6-6, 215) Sr., G/F; #21 Eugene Teague (6-9, 270) Sr., C; #4… Read More ›

Season Opener Preview: Lafayette Leopards

Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards When: Friday, November 8, 2013 Where: The Pavilion Lafayette Previous Season Record: 19-15, Lost to Bucknell in Patriot League Championship Finals Key Players for Lafayette: #12 Seth Hinrichs (6-7, 218) Jr., G; , #20 Dan Trist (6-9, 246) Sr., F; #5 Joey Ptasinski (6-2, 174) Jr., G Scouting Report: The… 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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