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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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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: Pirates n’ Dogs, Senior Night Preview, Long Shots, and More!

After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it’s important to not miss that game–it’s all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.

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: Kris Jenkins Gets (and reacts to) a 1,000, Big 5 Play Takeaways, Weekend Watch, & More!

Kris Jenkins scored his 1,000th point on Tuesday night against Penn, which was one of a few noteworthy things from that night, aside from a couple of notable streaks and achievements for men’s basketball. Is it safe to pencil them in for another Big 5 title? On Wednesday night, women’s basketball opened up Big 5 play. Also, we take a look at all the football, track & field, and swimming action taking place this weekend.

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 11

In this week’s episode, Dr. Edward Hastings, Rev. Anthony Genovese, and Rev. Rob Hagan join us to talk about a side of sports that aren’t really focused on – sports and spirituality. They discuss the impact of spirituality on athletes and the sports they compete in. Sophomore swimmer Mackenzie Niness shares the role that swimming has in her life… Read More ›

Week In Review: A Busy End to the Week that Was (Week of 1/11)

Villanova University is back in full swing. Class is session, the students are back, and syllabus week was topped off with a busy weekend for Villanova Athletics. The End of an Era is Near: Football head coach Andy Talley announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2016 season. In his 31 years… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Basketball! (And Even More!)

The last month has been mainly centered around our men’s and women’s basketball teams on the court. With the other teams taking a hiatus during that time, a couple of them are getting back in action this week.

State of the Nova Nation – Season One (Episodes 1-8)

Missed an episode? Want to take a look back in time? We’re throwing it back to every episode of State of the Nova Nation. Here’s a complete list of all of the episodes.

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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