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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 VUBenchMob.com. It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that VUBenchMob.com 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.

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Top 10 Moments of Villanova Athletics in 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of the year in Villanova Athletics. While Wildcat alumni Kyle Lowry and Matt Szczur each received championship fanfare, they are not included within this list. Lowry, who was a point guard for Team USA basketball, won a gold medal at… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Basketball Previews, Women’s Soccer Gets a X-Mas Gift, Billy Joel, Tanoh Kpassagnon, & More!

After a finals week hiatus, the men’s and women’s basketball teams are ready to return to the court. Both teams have Wednesday night games. The women’s soccer team hired Chris McLain out of Ohio State, and it already feels like they’re headed in a good direction. Billy Joel reps Villanova while performing at MSG. Tanoh Kpassagnon earns first team All-America honors, and we talk about our favorite Christmas movies and songs.

State of the Nova Nation: Pat Tiernan the GOAT, Make-or-Break Weekend in Villanova Athletics, Thanksgiving & More!

Patrick Tiernan upset 3-time cross country champion Edward Cheserek to close out his illustrious, historic Villanova career with a national championship. It was a win-or-go-home weekend for football, men’s soccer, volleyball, who made it out? Updates on men’s and women’s basketball, and we give thanks in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

State of the Nova Nation: Booth or Bridges, Socially Conscious ‘Cats, Tournament Watch, & More!

It’s a big weekend for a number of teams on Villanova’s campus that are in the postseason or trying to get there–volleyball, football, men’s soccer, and football. Off the field, the men’s basketball team has been taking stances on current events and social issues, is this a good thing? Also, should Mikal Bridges start over Phil Booth?

State of the Nova Nation: Basketball is Back, Men’s Soccer is Going Dancing, Postseason Play Watch, & More!

Another Tuesday, another podcast!

It Will Be A Stretch For Men’s Soccer to Make It To The Big Dance

Last Thursday, the ‘Cats were in the driver’s seat heading into the Big East semifinal match against Butler.  However, after a heartbreaking loss in the 1o6th minute of play, destiny is now in the fate of others. It was a semifinal nail bitter against two evenly matched teams, with Villanova and Butler having 12 and… Read More ›

Will Men’s Soccer Be One More Step Closer to a Big East Tournament Title?

The millionaire dollar question stands: will Villanova win tonight in the Big East Tournament semifinals? On the bright side, this isn’t a David vs. Goliath, Villanova-has-no-chance-in-hell kind of game. Sure, ‘Nova is the underdog.  The Butler Bulldogs locked in the second-seed, giving them the home field advantage on an old turf field that is closer… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Villanova Basketball 2016-17 Season Preview Part 2 of 2

Last time, we focused on the non-conference half of the schedule. This time around, we break down each and every other team in the Big East. Also, men’s soccer is in the Big East Tournament semifinals, Kris Jenkins was on SportsCenter, and Jay Wright reacts to the 2016 Election.

State of the Nova Nation: Villanova Basketball 2016-17 Season Preview Part 1 of 2

The first half of our 2016-17 Villanova men’s basketball season preview is live! This episode will focus on the Wildcats’ non-conference opponents.

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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