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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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Inside Scoring is Key in Win over Creighton

It’s no secret that Jay Wright‘s squad loves to shoot three-pointers. After all, they have a saying, “Shoot ’em up, sleep in the streets.” However, unlike the Xavier game, the key to victory didn’t come from beyond the arc. Villanova strayed away from its offensive philosophy, opting to take it inside instead. The Wildcats shot an… Read More ›

Game Preview: Creighton Bluejays

Villanova heads to Omaha to start 2016. Don’t be fooled, the Bluejays are looking a lot better this year. Here’s what you need to know.

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

Villanova’s Dominant Start Paves the Way to Victory over Penn

Jay Wright has previously expressed concern for his team and their bad habit of getting off to slow starts. On Monday night, Wright did not have to worry about that. The Wildcats used a hot start to take an early lead, going wire-to-wire for the win. Villanova beat Penn 77-57 to improve to 3-0 in Big… Read More ›

Game Preview: #6 Oklahoma Sooners

Are you ready for Buddy Time?

Villanova Overcomes Cold Shooting Performance to Beat Stanford

The Wildcats came out sluggish on Thursday afternoon. Despite a poor shooting performance, Villanova beat Stanford 59-45 to move on to the championship round of the NIT Season Tipoff. Maybe there was too much tryptophan in their system from some Thanksgiving turkey, as the Wildcats shot a mediocre 30.6% on the floor. Villanova couldn’t get its… Read More ›

The Curious Case of the 2016 Charleston Classic

Late last week Villanova Athletics announced which early-season tournament the men’s basketball team will participate in next year: the 2016 Gildan Charleston Classic. The Classic will feature a field of Boise State, Western Michigan, Mississippi State, Central Florida, UTEP, Wake Forest, and the host, College of Charleston. Villanova is back-to-back Big East champions and has… Read More ›

Villanova Rolls To 3-0, Beats ETSU 86-51

The Wildcats roll on to 3-0 with a win Friday night at home against East Tennessee State, beating the Buccaneers 86-51. East Tennessee State, who scored 100+ points in its first two wins, came out strong offensively and looked like it was going to score a lot of points. The Buccaneers grabbed a quick 9-4… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Homecoming and Much, Much More

It’s looking like a packed weekend for Villanova Athletics. Starting on Friday night, there is something going on, whether it be a race (in the case of cross country) or a game, every day through Tuesday. Here is what is coming up this week: Homecoming: The football team hosts its final home game of the season,… 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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