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State of the Nova Nation: Big East Tournament/Selection Sunday Roundup, All-American Hart, WNIT, and More!

Now that everyone’s survived the bombogenesis, it would a good time to get cozy and enjoy your snow day with the newest episode of State of the Nova Nation. Our podcast enters this week ranked on Pod-O-Matic’s Top 75 Sports Podcasts rankings in 19 of the last 21 weeks! Get the latest episode on iTunes,… Read More ›

Villanova Secures Top Overall Seed for 2017 NCAA Tournament, Big East Well-Represented

Selection Sunday might as well be another holiday on Villanova’s campus. There were alumni from the 60’s, 80’s, even one who graduated in 1959 that got a personal shoutout from Villanova’s head coach Jay Wright. Villanovans, past and present, had lined up for over an hour and a half in order to get a coveted seat… Read More ›

Selection Sunday: ‘Nova is a 2-seed

It looks like there will be no home coming for Villanova this NCAA tournament as the Wildcats will head to Brooklyn for their first game of the tournament. As a 2-seed in the South, Villanova will not be playing a potential Sweet 16 game at the Wells Fargo Center but in Kentucky instead. However, the ‘Cats… Read More ›

The ‘Cats Are In! ‘Nova Volleyball Among Field of 64

The Wildcats didn’t get much credit heading into the season. They were originally projected to finished seventh in the Big East – well out of range of the Big East Tournament, and certainly not in NCAA Tournament discussion. “Everyone was really upset about that, we thought we had more to prove,” Amanda Pedersen-Henry said. They took it… Read More ›

Selection Sunday: Villanova is a 1-Seed

“Selection Sunday is a great tradition at our school,” said Jay Wright. “It’s like Christmas.” He wasn’t kidding. Villanova hosted the Selection Sunday show, with doors opening to Connelly Center’s Villanova Room at 5:45. However, students and alumni lined up way before that. The line zig-zagged and curved in every direction possible. Students and fans… Read More ›

VIDEO: Crowd Reaction to Last Night’s Selection Sunday

From inside the Villanova Room of the university’s Connelly Center. I couldn’t upload the video from my phone directly to the blog, so I had to seek another way. Edit: Facebook video was laggy, uploaded it to YouTube.

Selection Sunday Results are in… Villanova is a 2-Seed

It was packed in the Villanova Room inside the Connelly Center. Many students lined up wanting to be there live, to celebrate with the basketball team as the field of 68 was being announced. Students lined up at the door and waited until they would open up to the public. It was in such a… Read More ›

Selection Sunday Tonight – Four Big East Teams Dancing?

Last night marked the conclusion of the Big East tournament. As other Division I conferences wrap up the smaller tournaments in order to gear up for the granddaddy of them all, it looks like four Big East teams will be going to the Big Dance. 

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.


March 2020