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State of the Nova Nation: Buzzer-Beating Heroics, Tanoh Kpassagnon’s Senior Bowl, An Eye-popping Tale, and More!

Donte DiVincenzo topped off a second half Villanova comeback with the game-winning tip in, giving the Wildcats a victory over Virginia. Tanoh Kpassagnon impresses some more at the Senior Bowl. A tale of eye-popping proportions. Updates in women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track, and swimming.

DiVincenzo, Sophomores Shine in Comeback Victory over No. 12 Virginia

Donte DiVincenzo. If you don’t know how to spell his last name yet, it’s time to break out the flashcards. With just moments left in the game, DiVincenzo was outmaneuvered by Virginia’s freshman point guard Ty Jerome, allowing him to score the game-tying basket, with 11.5 seconds left on the clock. There were more than a few murmurs… Read More ›

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.

Five Games to Watch in 2016-17: Wildcats’ Basketball

With Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule released on early Tuesday afternoon, here are five games to keep note of: Purdue Boilermakers Where: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) When: November 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. Coverage: Big Ten Network (BTN) Purdue will certainly miss its 7-foot center A.J. Hammons, who’s now on the Dallas Mavericks after enjoying an illustrious… Read More ›

Week In Review: Winter Break!

With Villanova students quickly flocking home after a busy week of finals, there were a number of stories from this past week that emerged as they prepared for exams. All-American Accolades: Villanova football’s Don Cherry was named to the STATS FCS All-America Second Team this week. The senior linebacker has received All-American honors for the second… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Virginia Game

Editor’s Note: Patrick Ciapciak contributed to this piece. — So Villanova has lost again and now we are scrambling to pick up the pieces. Already having as many regular season losses as last year, it seems that this team might be heading down the wrong path. Preseason pollsters had us convinced this was a top… Read More ›

Cavaliers Fend Off Wildcats, 86-75

Two conference regular season defending championships squared off on Saturday afternoon. The ACC’s Virginia Cavaliers came out on top against the Big East’s Villanova Wildcats, winning 86-75. “We played a better team today,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright said. “Their execution and attention to detail is on another level.” This game was the first part… Read More ›

Game Preview: #8 Virginia Cavaliers

The beginning of a home-and-home series begins tomorrow at noon in Charlottesville. Here’s what you need to know about the Wahoos.

Reviewing the NIT Tipoff and Looking Ahead to December

Villanova once again leaves Brooklyn champions. With wins over Stanford and Georgia Tech in the NIT Season Tipoff at the Barclays Center, Villanova has now won the last three November tournaments it has played in. New York City has been especially friendly to the Wildcats, as they have won their last nine games there. Their last loss came in the Big East tournament two years ago against Seton Hall.

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 ›

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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