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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: 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.

Patrick Tiernan Wins NCAA Cross Country National Championship

A new king was crowned early Saturday afternoon. Patrick Tiernan unseated the three-time defending champion, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek, for the national championship crown at Terre Haute, Ind. Tiernan completed the 10,000 meter course with a time of 29:22.0, finishing approximately five seconds faster than runner-up Justyn Knight (Syracuse) and 26-seconds sooner than Cheserek. “I wanted to leave the… Read More ›

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: Hoops Mania Recap, Patrick Tiernan hits G.O.A.T. Status, Joanie Milhous gets 200th Win, & More!

Happy November! We kicked off the month with another episode of our podcast. Subscribe on iTunes for free or listen/download here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/vubenchmob/episodes/2016-11-01T06_22_17-07_00 We recap the events of Hoops Mania, from the dancing to a performance by Wiz Khalifa, and everything in between. While that was happening, Patrick Tiernan was in New York making himself the… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Hoops Mania Predictions, Matt Sczcur’s Cub Magic, Villanova Media Day, and More!

It’s Thursday! A new episode of State of the Nova Nation is live! Subscribe on iTunes for free, or listen/download here: The buzz for Hoops Mania has swept through Villanova University–predictions and a wish list for the student-only celebration, Matt Sczcur’s magical equipment, Villanova Media Day, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, volleyball, women’s rowing,… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: Snowpocalypse, the Sequel

Weather people are predicting a big snowstorm that will hit Villanova this weekend. There have been rumors of it affecting Saturday’s big men’s basketball game between Providence-Villanova. Regardless of what happens, whether it be campus shuts down again or if the predictions are flat out wrong, here are the things to watch for this week…. 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 ›

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.

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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