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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?

Villanova, UConn Renew Rivalry with Home-and-Home Series

The Wildcats are still in the middle of the 2016-17 season, but they’re already making future plans. Another piece of next season’s schedule is finalized, and it has become public that it is going include the start of a home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut–an old Big East rival, per Jon Rothstein of CBS… Read More ›

Watch for it Wednesday: The State of the Nova Nation

Midterms’ week is quickly approaching, but there are plenty of Villanova sporting events going on to watch during your study breaks.

UConn Holds Off Villanova in the Fourth Quarter

While the Wildcats would have loved to walk away with a win, they just couldn’t produce enough big plays to put them on top of the UConn Huskies. Villanova fell to UConn, losing 20-15. The game was fairly even on offense, with the Huskies taking a slight 307-303 advantage in total yards. However, at first UConn… Read More ›

Week 1 Preview: UConn Huskies

Villanova faces off another FBS opponent to kick off the season. However, they may not be the underdogs this time around.

CAA Football Week 2 Round Up and Results

Here’s a rundown of scores and results from this past weekend. There were a handful of FCS-FBS games that took place. In case you missed it, Villanova beat Fordham 50-6. Here’s how everyone else in the CAA did: 

Monday Night’s Moral Dilemma

I apologize for slacking off on posts. It was one heck of a week but things are looking like they will be back on the right track. Tonight marks the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game. While Villanova will not be partaking in tonight’s game, there are a number of things at stake. As… Read More ›

Villanova Falls Short of Sweet 16

It was a meeting of old brothers in the biggest stage of college basketball, the NCAA Tournament. They were once under the same conference but after some major realignment, they went their separate ways. Villanova was one of the founding members of the “new” Big East and Connecticut moved to the new American Conference. The… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #7 UConn Huskies

#2 Villanova Wildcats (29-4) vs. #7 Connecticut Huskies (26-8) When: Saturday, March 22, 9:40 p.m. Where: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY Coverage: TBS How They Got In: At-Large Bid Key Players for UConn: #13 Shabazz Napier (6-1, 180) Sr., G; #11 Ryan Boatright (6-0, 168) Jr., G; #2 DeAndre Daniels (6-9, 195) Jr., F Scouting… 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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