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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 Sets Big East Tournament Record in 108-67 Rout of St. John’s

Villanova began postseason play right where it left off. Kris Jenkins–the 4.7 second man–made a pair of 3-pointers to start the day off with a bang. From then on, the game was a show of Villanova’s tenacity, outclassing eighth-seeded St. John’s, 108-67, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. “They’ve… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Josh Hart Wins Big East Player of the Year, A Trip Down the Hypothetical Highway, and a St. John’s Preview

Josh Hart got another accomplishment to add to his long resume, securing the Big East Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. He becomes the first Wildcat to be an outright winner of the award since Randy Foye did so in 2006. Chris finds a way to simulate college basketball games (complete with stats!) featuring historic teams. Also, the Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play today against St. John’s.

Big East Tournament Preview: #8 St. John’s Red Storm

The Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play with a Thursday matinee against the hometown team.

2017 Big East Conference Final Standings & Tournament Bracket

Saturday marked the end of the regular season. Now, the conference turns its eyes to the upcoming Big East Tournament. Villanova enters as the top-seed once again, after securing its fourth-straight Big East Regular Season title. Butler comes in right behind the ‘Cats at No. 2, and Providence rounds out the top three after finishing… Read More ›

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!

State of the Nova Nation: Kris Jenkins Benched, Georgetown Returns to the Pavilion, and Does UConn want to Rejoin the Big East?

In a surprising move by Jay Wright, Kris Jenkins was benched to start Eric Paschall against the Johnnies. Jenkins responded with a solid showing coming off the pine. Georgetown and Villanova will clash at the Pavilion for the first time since 2006. “The Big Game” experiences, Howie Long’s son gets a ring, Dana O’Neil is signing copies of “Long Shots,” and does UConn want to come back to the Big East? How could that possibly look for the conference?

DiVincenzo, Paschall Spark No. 3 Villanova to Victory over St. John’s

Usually, the bright lights and big stage of Madison Square Garden are enough inspire star players to shine even brighter. In front of a packed Garden crowd of at least 18,000 spectators, No. 3 Villanova overcame a slow start en route to a 70-57 win over a young, feisty St. John’s squad. However, in a… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Streaking, X Missed a Spot, Big East Weekend Previews, and More!

With a win over Xavier, the Wildcats notched their 46th straight win at the Pavilion, tying a school record. There were a number of other notable streaks that are still alive. Xavier guard, Myles Davis, returned to the court for the first time this season against the Wildcats after being suspended, we evaluate the Musketeers’ decision on that. Then, we recap and preview men’s and women’s basketball action–it’s going to be a loaded weekend. Lastly, can coral be your pet?

Takeaways and Notes from Big East Media Day

On Tuesday, the stage was set at Madison Square Garden for Big East Media Day, the unofficial start to the 2016-17 season and a signal that college hoops is just around the corner. After enjoying a 35-5 season that was topped off with a national championship, the Villanova Wildcats were the stars of the scene… 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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