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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: Snow Day, Phil Booth Update, Weekend Rundown, and More!

A little later than usual, as we enjoyed the Snow Day. Villanova held off a late Georgetown rally at the Pavilion. Kris Jenkins was back in the starting five, how did he do? Also, what’s going on with Phil Booth? Jay Wright speaks on the junior guard. We also preview and hit all of the action in Villanova sports this weekend, mainly showcasing the men’s and women’s basketball road trips, lax is back, tennis, and more!

Wright Speaks on Booth’s Knee: “It Doesn’t Look Good”

It’s the question that’s been lingering in the back of every Villanova fan’s mind, and the subject of many heated debates between students and alumni alike–is Phil Booth coming back to play this season? Booth has last appeared in a 76-65 win over Western Michigan on Nov. 17. The junior guard only played in three games… Read More ›

Marquette’s Second Half Rally Stuns No. 1 Villanova

Marquette only held the lead for 22 seconds on Tuesday night. It just happened to do so when it mattered most. What seemed like Villanova’s game for most of the game, Marquette staged a second half comeback. After an impressive win by the Wildcats earlier in the season over Marquette at the Wells Fargo Center,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Is Phil Booth Redshirting?, Angel Delgado Talks ‘Nova, Women’s Basketball is on Fire, Weekend Rundown, and More!

Phil Booth missed his 17th straight game, is the junior guard redshirting for the season? If he does take a medical redshirt, how will that impact the team moving forward? Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado has some words for the Wildcats. Also, women’s basketball is on fire, extending their winning streak to five games after picking up a pair of wins this past weekend. We recap those games, Villanova-Providence at the Wells Fargo Center, and some other weekend action in track and swimming.

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 1 Villanova Over Providence at the Wells Fargo Center

The last home loss for Villanova was almost exactly one year ago on Saturday, coming from Providence at the Wells Fargo Center. In that game, star point guards Kris Dunn of Providence and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono dueled in an overtime battle that eventually saw Dunn’s Friars come out on top. In this year’s rematch with Providence–exactly one year… Read More ›

No. 18 Butler ends No. 1 Villanova’s 20-game Winning Streak

  As magical as Villanova’s 2016 was, it seemed like none of it spilled over into the start of 2017. The Wildcats who posted the greatest calendar year record ever, suffered their first loss of the season in the first game of the new year. The only magic in the air was the kind radiating… Read More ›

Hart, Wildcats Escape Blue Demons with Close Win in Big East Opener

Things were looking grim for the Villanova Wildcats. The No. 1-ranked team in the nation was losing to DePaul, who hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in over a decade.  Yes, DePaul, the same DePaul that’s been a perennial bottom-feeder of the Big East Conference, especially since realignment. On Wednesday, the Blue Demons were far from being… Read More ›

Hart, Wildcats clip Eagles’ Wings in Non-Conference Blowout

Twas’ the game before Christmas, and all through Our House, not a creature was stirring, not even Phil Booth. However, the Wildcats fought through finals-induced lethargy and despite a strong showing by the American Eagles in the first half, Villanova easily dashed the Eagles’ Cinderella hopes in front of a rabid Pavilion crowd by a… Read More ›

‘Nova Makes Big Five History with 78-57 Win Over Temple

Senior guard Josh Hart has been riding a wave of fantastic performances throughout the first two weeks of December. On Tuesday night, that wave rushed into the Pavilion as Hart turned in another monster night to lead the Wildcats over Temple, 78-57. The reigning U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association National Player of the Week followed up his… 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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