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State of the Nova Nation: Episode 4

It was another great Special Olympics Fall Festival weekend at Villanova. While campus was jam-packed with fun and games, the men’s basketball team had an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center. We were lucky to have volleyball’s Claire Crutchfield stop by for our weekly conversation. She comes to talk to us about the team’s… Read More ›

Team USA Beats Croatia in OT for Gold, Jalen Brunson Named MVP

The United States men’s U19 team gave America a belated birthday present on Sunday, capturing the first back-to-back titles at the FIBA World Championships for the first time since 1983 as the Americans beat Croatia in overtime, 79-71. The US men’s U19 team was solid throughout the tournament, defeating the likes of Italy and Greece… Read More ›

Week In Review: Stars and Stripes (Week of 6/29)

Jalen Brunson, Team USA, Nova Track & XC, JayVaughn Pinkston, The Pope and More…

Darrun Hilliard Drafted 38th Overall by the Detroit Pistons

For Darrun Hilliard, it hasn’t always been easy. Yes, he has made contested three-pointers, dunks, and layups in traffic seem easy in front of a sold-out Pavilion crowd, but it’s hard to imagine that there was a time he didn’t have a lot of people cheering for him. In fact, when he first came to Villanova, some… Read More ›

Week In Review: Happy Father’s Day! (Week of 6/15)

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there! I hope you all have an enjoyable and relaxing day. I’m bringing back one of the weekly traditions and series, and that is the “Week in Review!” Even though we are in the middle of summer break, there was actually a good amount of buzz… Read More ›

Villanova, Virginia to Play Home and Home Series

The rumors regarding a potential Villanova-Virginia matchup have proved to be true. Earlier this week, the schools confirmed that they will play a two-game home and home series starting in December (Saturday, December 19 to be exact) of the 2015-16 season. The first of the two games will be played in December at Virginia’s John… Read More ›

Summer Basketball Recruiting Update: Ten Recruits to Watch For

Although the summer months may seem slow to the average college basketball fan, they are vital to head coaches looking to communicate and build relationships with young recruits. Things have settled down after a large number of commitments from transfers and late 2015 players. Now, fans can follow the various evaluation periods in which coaches… Read More ›

Darrun Hilliard Impresses During Pre-Draft Workouts

Darrun Hilliard spent the larger part of his college career under the radar. He came to Villanova as a potential red shirt because Coach Jay Wright was worried about his small stature. But Hilliard bulked up and became one of the best players in the Big East. His explosive performance over his junior and senior… Read More ›

Dylan Ennis Transferring From Villanova

Redshirt junior guard Dylan Ennis will be transferring out of Villanova. Ennis averaged 9.9 points per game, 3.7 boards per game, and 3.5 assists per game. He was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team this season. Ennis joined the Wildcats in the summer of 2012 after spending his freshman season at Rice. He sat out one… Read More ›

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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.


May 2020