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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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One Mile Up and Thousands More West: Villanovan Spirit is Strong in Denver

Saturday, December 31–The final day of the calendar year also brought the defending National Champions their final game of 2016, and arguably one of the most challenging games of the current season. By now you all know that the Wildcats won, 80-70 against Creighton, solidifying an astonishing 38 wins in a calendar year–a NCAA record. However,… Read More ›

Familiar Football Opponent Hits the Hardwood: Towson Tigers Preview

Villanova Wildcats (2-0) vs. Towson Tigers (3-0) Preview When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Towson Previous Season Record: 18-13, Ineligible for conference tournament Key Players for Towson: #20 Jerrelle Benimon (6-8, 245) Sr., F; #1 Marcus Damas (6-7, 210) Sr., F; #22 Rafriel Guthrie (6-3, 210) Sr., G/F Scouting Report: In the… Read More ›

Villanova Shuts Down Mount St. Mary’s, 90-59

It has only been five days since the last game, and in those five days a lot has changed for the Villanova Wildcats. There was a new team on the floor tonight. Everything meshed together for the Wildcats, the sloppy play during the Lafayette game was left behind when the final buzzer sounded. Villanova won… Read More ›

Game Preview: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Villanova Wildcats vs. Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Preview When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Opponent’s Record: 0-1 (Lost to West Virginia) Mount St. Mary’s Previous Season Record: 18-14, Lost to LIU Brooklyn in NEC Championship Finals Key Players for Mount St. Mary’s: #22 Rashad Whack (6-3, 195) Sr., G; , #3… Read More ›

Resurgent Victory for Nova Football at Rhode Island

It was a day of records and milestones for the Villanova football team today. They hit the road to Rhode Island where they ruined the Senior Day festivities for the Rams. The Wildcats won 45-0. Villanova posted its first shutout victory since 2010, when they played Lehigh and won 35-0. John Robertson broke the record… Read More ›

Lady Cats Tie School Record and Win Season Opener, 87-53

The Villanova women’s basketball team won this afternoon against Mississippi Valley State at the Toledo Glass City Tournament. The Lady Wildcats tied a school record of 18 three-pointers en route to an 87-53 blowout of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devilettes. This was the fifth time in school history that Villanova was able to achieve… Read More ›

Villanova Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Lafayette, 75-59

It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. For those who didn’t get to catch the game and just look at the score individually, they would not realize that for the majority of the game, it was a lot closer than the score suggests. Villanova had a first half performance that left many… Read More ›

Week 11 Preview: Nova Football Goes to Rhode Island

Villanova Wildcats vs. Rhode Island When: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:30 pm Where: Kingston, RI Rhode Island Season Record: 3-7, 2-4 CAA Results/Record vs. Similar Opponents: 0-4 Lost to Fordham (51-26) Lost to Stony Brook (24-0) Lost to William & Mary (20-0) Lost to New Hampshire (59-19) Plays Maine on Nov. 16 Key Players for Rhode… Read More ›

Season Opener Preview: Lafayette Leopards

Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards When: Friday, November 8, 2013 Where: The Pavilion Lafayette Previous Season Record: 19-15, Lost to Bucknell in Patriot League Championship Finals Key Players for Lafayette: #12 Seth Hinrichs (6-7, 218) Jr., G; , #20 Dan Trist (6-9, 246) Sr., F; #5 Joey Ptasinski (6-2, 174) Jr., G Scouting Report: The… 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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