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Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: Battling Without Booth

It has been three weeks since junior guard Phil Booth last suited up for the Wildcats. The last time he appeared in a game for Villanova was when the ‘Cats opened the Charleston Classic against Western Michigan. Since then, Booth has been unavailable for six consecutive games, and his status is still unknown moving forward. He watched… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: A Hawk Dies, Basketball is No. 1, Talley’s Legacy, & More!

The hawk dies once again, men’s basketball is back at No. 1 in the AP and Coaches’ Polls, Josh Hart does something extraordinary, and a look at Phil Booth’s knee. The Wildcats’ football season came to an end against South Dakota State. What’s Andy Talley’s legacy? There are also updates on women’s basketball, swimming, track & field, and Daniel Ochefu.

Villanova Crusades to Victory Behind Hart Triple-Double in ‘Holy War’

The Pavilion was abuzz at the start of today’s game vs. St. Joseph’s, with the two Big Five schools playing their annual Holy War matchup. While Villanova is the No. 2 ranked team in the country, St. Joe’s is rebuilding in the wake of losing their top three scorers from last season. That loss was… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Revisiting the National Championship Game, Playoff Football, Big 5 Basketball Begins & More!

We revisit the national championship game. Eugene Rapay makes some basketball confessions. Also, in other news, football won its playoff game, and men’s and women’s basketball are beginning Big 5 play. In honor of Nova Football playing South Dakota State next, we also talk about some South Dakota customs like Hobo Day.

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

Villanova opens Big 5 play against the Quakers on Tuesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

Villanova Claws Out Victory Against Charleston, 63-47

After playing their sixth game in 13 days, the No.2 Villanova Wildcats were able to defeat the College of Charleston, 63-47, on Wednesday night at the Pavilion. The Villanova offense looked sluggish at times, but they were able to muscle through a tough team in the College of Charleston. Villanova head coach Jay Wright gives credit… Read More ›

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: The Confident ‘Cats

The Wildcats had every reason to enter the 2016-17 season filled to the brim with confidence. Kris Jenkins capped off his junior season by shooting his way into American college sports folklore. Josh Hart was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and is near the top of the Naismith Award watch list. Jalen… 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?

Game Preview: Western Michigan Broncos

The Wildcats open up the first round of the Charleston Classic against the Western Michigan Broncos on Thursday.

Wildcats Hang On to Beat Boilermakers in Top 25 Showdown, 79-76

In a back-and-forth game between two highly ranked teams, No. 3 Villanova survived its first true road test of the season by beating No. 15 Purdue, 79-76, in the first of eight other Gavitt Games. Jalen Brunson, who finished with 10 points, was able to hit four straight free throws at the end of the game… 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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