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Thank You and Farewell

As the website approaches its fourth birthday, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that will not be coming back for a fifth season of Villanova hoops and will shut down. I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to those that helped this site grow over the years.

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!

One Mile Up and Thousands More West: Villanovan Spirit is Strong in Denver

Saturday, December 31–The final day of the calendar year also brought the defending National Champions their final game of 2016, and arguably one of the most challenging games of the current season. By now you all know that the Wildcats won, 80-70 against Creighton, solidifying an astonishing 38 wins in a calendar year–a NCAA record. However,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle Hijinks, Cold-Streak Breaker, Swimming, and More!

Villanova took its first loss of the season, falling to #18 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Phil Booth was missed more than ever, Jalen Brunson went off, Jay Wright got T’d up, and Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were victims of Hinkle Magic. Women’s Basketball broke a four-game losing streak with a lopsided win over Georgetown. Can they build off of this? Lastly, men’s swimming beat the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a head-to-head meet. Marines, I tell you!

State of the Nova Nation: Dan Regan Tribute, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Roundup

The University announced the passing of longtime professor and Faculty Athletics Representative Dan Regan. We discuss his impact and legacy at Villanova as a pioneer. The men’s and women’s basketball teams each played one more opponent on Wednesday night before starting Big East play, we recap those games. A shorter episode as the university gears up for Winter Break.

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 10

After a short hiatus, State of the Nova Nation is back! In this week’s episode, everyone’s favorite mascot, Will D. Cat, joined us for an interview. He was happy to be a part of the show and shared his passion for the blue and white. Also, Villanova Softball’s all-time leader in strikeouts, senior┬áKate Poppe, sat… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 9

State of the Nova Nation is back! The show is completely revamped with a new set and a new focus on more feature-style segments as opposed to recaps of games. This first episode back has a behind the scenes look at what goes into the student-athletes’ preparation in the weight room. Coaches from the strength… 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.


March 2020