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State of the Nova Nation: Let the Madness Begin!

The NCAA Tournament is finally here. We preview Villanova’s opening round matchup against Mount St. Mary’s, and both hypothetical opponents (Wisconsin/Virginia Tech) for the weekend’s Round of 32 game. Also, the women’s team is taking on Princeton to begin the WNIT.

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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 ›

State of the Nova Nation: Double Four-Peat, Senior Night, Pavilion Renovations, and More!

A new episode of the State of the Nova Nation podcast is live! You can get it on iTunes, or here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2017-02-28T05_15_13-08_00 Episode Description: While the men’s basketball team won its fourth straight Big East regular season title over the weekend, the women’s swim team took care of business in the water, four-peating as Big… 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?

State of the Nova Nation: Football Signing Day, Behind the Scenes Snippets from Villanova’s 2009 and 2016 NCAA Tourney Runs, and Much More!

Mark Ferrante put together his first recruiting class since officially taking over as the head coach of the football program. ESPN reporter Dana O’Neil releases a new book that should be a part of the Villanova Curriculum. In her new book, she goes deep into Villanova’s 2016 title run, as well as looking back at the past and the 2009 Final Four run. We discuss a few excerpts from the book. Then we flash forward to the Providence game, look ahead to St. John’s, as well as all the other action taking place this weekend in Villanova sports.

State of the Nova Nation: Buzzer-Beating Heroics, Tanoh Kpassagnon’s Senior Bowl, An Eye-popping Tale, and More!

Donte DiVincenzo topped off a second half Villanova comeback with the game-winning tip in, giving the Wildcats a victory over Virginia. Tanoh Kpassagnon impresses some more at the Senior Bowl. A tale of eye-popping proportions. Updates in women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track, and swimming.

State of the Nova Nation: Meltdown in Milwaukee, Tanoh Kpassagnon Is Turning Heads, Selection Sunday Spoilers (?), and More!

We recap the stunning loss at Marquette and what that might mean for Sunday’s big game against Virginia. Villanova Football’s DE Tanoh Kpassagnon is starting to get some attention at Senior Bowl Practice, getting love from guys like ESPN’s Todd McShay or NFL Network’s Mike Mayock. Also, the selection committee is planning on doing something it has never done before. Lastly, we look ahead at the action in women’s basketball, women’s tennis, track, and swimming.

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.

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?

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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