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1
State of the Nova Nation: Gillespie's Big Night...
Collin Gillespie pads his stats and the 'Cats remain undefeated in Big 5 play.
45 min
2
State of the Nova Nation: Battling with the Big 5
The Battle of the Big 5 started off with a bang
51 min
3
State of the Nova Nation: When the (Mohegan) Su...
There were highs and lows this weekend, and we get into all of the burning rotation questions.
59 min
4
State of the Nova Nation: Lots of Offense, Not ...
Villanova's offense puts up 100, but allows Howard to score 81 points. What's up with that?
54 min
5
State of the Nova Nation: Late Night Loss, Silv...
Eric Dixon shines, but fatigue and a struggling defense allows UCLA to come back in overtime as Villanova falls to 1-1 on the season.
48 min
6
State of the Nova Nation: Offensive Explosion, ...
The 'Cats move to 1-0 on the season after a dominant win over Mount Saint Mary's
48 min
7
State of the Nova Nation: Villanova 2021-22 tea...
Get ready for the season with our full team preview for the '21-22 season.
75 min
8
State of the Nova Nation: 2021-22 Big East Coll...
Emma and Pat are joined by John Fanta to preview the Big East and the Villanova Wildcats' conference play schedule.
73 min
9
State of the Nova Nation: 2021-22 Villanova Wil...
Villanova begins its slate of non-conference games next Tuesday, including marquee matchups against UCLA, Tennessee and Baylor.
64 min
10
State of the Nova Nation: Season 7 Premiere - H...
Eugene and Chris make a big announcement and introduce Emma and Pat as the new hosts. Then, Emma and Pat discuss their takeaway from Big East Media Day.
63 min
11
State of the Nova Nation: Season 6 Finale, Bitt...
Glad 'Nova made it to the Sweet 16, but sad that the season is over.
39 min
12
State of the Nova Nation: Sweet 16-bound, Odds ...
Villanova is Sweet 16-bound. We preview the matchup with Baylor and beyond, and get some insight from DraftKings Head of Sportsbook Johnny Avello to get his insight on the Wildcats' odds moving forward.
77 min
13
State of the Nova Nation: Wildcats prep for Win...
Taking a look at Villanova's first weekend path in the NCAA Tournament and a movement that's taking place between NCAA athletes.
49 min
14
State of the Nova Nation: Shaking off the Big E...
Villanova had a quick exit from the Big East Tournament, but it's onwards to the Big Dance. Justin Moore should be in pretty good shape.
53 min
15
State of the Nova Nation: Another Man Down, Pos...
Villanova had Justin Moore go down in the regular season finale loss to Providence. After giving out some postseason accolades, we turn our attention to the Big East Tournament.
85 min
16
State of the Nova Nation: The good, the bad, an...
It was definitely a bittersweet win over the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday night.
38 min
17
State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle House of Horro...
The Villanova Wildcats took a tough loss on Sunday, and they'll have an even tougher opponent on Wednesday night. On the bright side, it's March!
55 min
18
State of the Nova Nation: Shutting down the Red...
After a dominant wire-to-wire win over St. John's, the Wildcats are preparing for a trip to Hinkle Fieldhouse, where anything goes.
46 min
19
State of the Nova Nation: Defense, defense, def...
The Villanova Wildcats held off the UConn Huskies, thanks to their best defensive showing so far. Now, they have their eyes on revenge against St. John's.
54 min
20
State of the Nova Nation: Countdown to UConn, '...
Villanova is preparing for its first showdown with UConn, since the Huskies first rejoined the conference. Also, the Wildcats don't plan on opting out of the Big East Tournament.
27 min
21
A State of the State of the Nova Nation after S...
Lots of soul searching after Villanova's loss to Creighton on Saturday.
58 min
22
State of the Nova Nation: BIG GAME JERMAINE, Ma...
Jermaine Samuels went off against Georgetown, now the 'Cats are prepping for a game against Marquette and Creighton.
47 min
23
State of the Nova Nation: A Suffocating Storm, ...
After an undefeated start to Big East play, the Wildcats have suffered their first loss to a conference opponent. Now, they'll prepare for the Georgetown Hoyas.
41 min
24
State of the Nova Nation: Sweeping the Pirates,...
Villanova completed its sweep of Seton Hall over the weekend, now it's getting ready for a meeting with St. John's.
53 min
25
State of the Nova Nation: Seton Hall rematch, B...
With the UConn game postponed, Villanova turns its eyes onto Seton Hall. Jay Wright also provides some insight on Bryan Antoine's situation, and a glimpse of Trey Patterson's first few days of practice.
32 min
26
State of the Nova Nation: Windowgate, Classic S...
It was a classic second half surge for the Wildcats on Saturday. Also, Collin Gillespie is a Bob Cousy Award finalist.
47 min
27
State of the Nova Nation: Surviving Seton Hall,...
The Wildcats won their first game after almost being out for a month. Now, they're getting ready to take on Providence.
50 min
28
State of the Nova Nation: The 'Cats are Back!
After back-to-back COVID-related shutdowns, the Villanova Wildcats are returning to the court with a game against Seton Hall.
45 min
29
State of the Nova Nation: Jay Wright speaks on ...
Villanova is undergoing its third COVID-related shutdown since the summer, not a fun way to start 2021.
42 min
30
State of the Nova Nation: Hawk is Dead, St. Joh...
For the ninth straight year, the Hawk is dead! Villanova will now turn its focus back into conference play with a game against Marquette.
53 min
31
State of the Nova Nation: Jay Wright’s 600th wi...
Jay Wright picked up his 600th career win, and now he's looking for a team to replace Virginia.
46 min
32
State of the Nova Nation: Comeback 'Cats, Butle...
The 'Cats pulled off a second half comeback over rival Georgetown to begin conference play, and now they're getting ready for Butler!
28 min
33
State of the Nova Nation: Gearing up for George...
The Wildcats begin Big East play with a showdown against rival Georgetown. Duke's Coach K is upset, and Jay Wright doesn't like wearing suits?!
46 min
34
State of the Nova Nation: V's Up, Horns Down!
The Villanova Wildcats picked up a huge road win over the Texas Longhorns in a battle of top 25 teams.
51 min
35
State of the Nova Nation: Everything's Bigger I...
After defeating Hartford, Villanova will bid farewell to Bubbleville and prepare for a road trip to Texas.
47 min
36
State of the Nova Nation: 2K Classic Champs, Bu...
The Villanova Wildcats won the 2K Classic, lost to Virginia Tech, and have now scheduled a new impromptu opponent in Hartford.
53 min
37
State of the Nova Nation: Basketball is Back, B...
The college basketball season is back!
41 min
38
State of the Nova Nation: Bey to Detroit, 2020-...
Saddiq Bey is headed to the Motor City, and we wrap up our look around the Big East.
53 min
39
State of the Nova Nation: March Madness Bubbles...
The first part of our 2020-21 Villanova Wildcats basketball season preview.
64 min
40
State of the Nova Nation: Season 6 Premiere, Ea...
State of the Nova Nation: Season 6 Premiere, Early Impressions, High Ceilings, and More!
53 min
41
State of the Nova Nation: Season 5 Finale, Relo...
The college basketball season has come to an abrupt end, and so does Season 5 of the State of the Nova Nation, but we may have some summer/offseason specials. Stay tuned!
61 min
42
State of the Nova Nation: D-Rey Returns, Regula...
Former National Champ turned media mogul, Darryl Reynolds, returns as a guest. The regular season comes to a close,
75 min
43
State of the Nova Nation: Playing the Spoiler, ...
Villanova spoils Seton Hall's Senior Night with a win to even up the regular season series. Now, the 'Cats are preparing for their season finale with a longtime rival.
36 min
44
State of the Nova Nation: Falling to Friars, Pr...
With a loss to Providence, Villanova needs to win out to have a chance at winning the Big East regular season title. Meanwhile, Seton Hall can clinch the title against Villanova on Wednesday night.
50 min
45
State of the Nova Nation: Senior Salute, Lowry ...
Villanova celebrated Senior Night by honoring its senior players and managers, also by retiring Kyle Lowry's jersey. Next up for the 'Cats is their final game in Pennsylvania.
38 min
46
State of the Nova Nation: Roll 'Cats, Perretta'...
Men's basketball is rolling once again, and now they'll prepare for a game against St. John's. Harry Perretta and women's basketball seniors get a nice sendoff. Lastly, we discuss what some are calling "the death of college basketball."
49 min
47
State of the Nova Nation: Back on Track, Philly...
The Villanova Wildcats have shaken off their losing streak, with wins over Marquette and Temple. We discuss Knicks' desire for Jay, preview upcoming games, and sift through a loaded mailbag.
61 min
48
State of the Nova Nation: Plundered by the Pira...
Villanova has lost three-straight. Can the Wildcats bounce back against Marquette, and return to the top of the Big 5 over the weekend?
45 min
49
State of the Nova Nation: Killer Kamar, Setting...
Anyone recovered from Kamar Baldwin's buzzer-beater yet?
42 min
50
State of the Nova Nation: Tanoh represents at t...
We're a football podcast until further notice, as Villanova alum Tanoh Kpassagnon wins a Super Bowl with the Chiefs! In other news, the 'Cats lost to the Bluejays.
48 min
51
State of the Nova Nation: MSG, Villanova's thir...
Villanova gets another nice win at Madison Square Garden.
25 min
52
State of the Nova Nation: Winning at the Dunk, ...
After a win against the Friars, the Villanova Wildcats are prepping for a game against St. John's.
31 min
53
State of the Nova Nation: Best in the Decade, '...
NCAA.com named its 11 best Villanova players of the decade. Present-day Wildcats beat Butler in a top-15 showdown, and now they'll take on Providence.
41 min
54
State of the Nova Nation: Holding off the Huski...
Villanova holds off UConn to sweep the three-year series, but now it's got a tough one coming up against Butler. Also, Tanoh Kpassagnon and the Chiefs are Super Bowl bound!
45 min
55
State of the Nova Nation: Jersey Retirements, D...
Ryan Arcidiacono and Kyle Lowry are getting their jerseys retired, the 'Cats escape with a win over DePaul, and a preparing for a final battle against the AAC version of UConn.
47 min
56
State of the Nova Nation: Big Day for Mr. Bey, ...
Saddiq Bey exploded against the Georgetown Hoyas, leading the way in a beatdown of Villanova's rival. Now the 'Cats prepare for a Tuesday night game against the DePaul Blue Demons.
36 min
57
State of the Nova Nation: Cardiac 'Cats, It's '...
Villanova pulls a come-from-behind victory in their slick new alternatives. Defense continues to shine, but is this a rough patch offensively or a bigger problem to come?
44 min
58
State of the Nova Nation: Onwards to Omaha, Fir...
After a holiday hiatus, the State of the Nova Nation returns to look back at the Xavier and Marquette games, and prepare for a showdown in Omaha.
47 min
59
State of the Nova Nation: Down goes Kansas, Loc...
The Wildcats upset the formerly top-ranked Jayhawks! They will take a week off before turning the focus on to Big East play.
61 min
60
State of the Nova Nation: Painter for CAA Playe...
Dylan Painter looked real good in his Delaware debut. We also preview the upcoming game vs. No. 1-ranked Kansas.
59 min
61
State of the Nova Nation: From Blue Hens to Jay...
The Villanova Wildcats were able to fend off a comeback attempt from the Delaware Blue Hens. Now, it's officially Kansas week.
38 min
62
State of the Nova Nation: Big 5 Revenge, Progre...
We've got some things to catch up on, like some Big 5 games and a preview for Saturday's Delaware game.
60 min
63
State of the Nova Nation: Moore, Moore, Moore, ...
Justin Moore lit a spark off the bench in Villanova's victory over La Salle. The Wildcats will hope to stay undefeated in Big 5 play, as they hope to avenge a loss to the Penn.
38 min
64
State of the Nova Nation: Floppy Bears, All-Dec...
We recap the Villanova Wildcats time at Myrtle Beach, react to an all-decade snub, preview the first Big 5 game, and more!
73 min
65
State of the Nova Nation: Jersey Retirements, M...
Villanova will retire Allan Ray and Jim Washington's jerseys, the Myrtle Beach Invitational begins on Thursday, and the latest clown move by the NCAA.
38 min
66
State of the Nova Nation: Antoine, Dixon update...
Bryan Antoine is cleared to play, while Eric Dixon will redshirt. Eugene's "West Villanova" declaration backfires.
39 min
67
State of the Nova Nation: Onwards to Ohio, Batt...
The Villanova Wildcats are gearing up for their first big road game of the season, as they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
41 min
68
State of the Nova Nation: Pouncing on the Black...
Villanova opened up the regular season with a beatdown of the Army Black Knights, Eric Paschall's off to a hot start in the NBA, takeaways from the first game, and more!
42 min
69
State of the Nova Nation: Basketball is back, 5...
The 2019-20 season is here!
35 min
70
State of the Nova Nation: 2019-20 Villanova Bas...
Part 2 of our 2019-20 season preview looks at the Big East Conference.
62 min
71
State of the Nova Nation: 2019-20 Villanova Bas...
State of the Nova Nation: 2019-20 Villanova Basketball Schedule Preview (Non-Conference Opponents)
61 min
72
State of the Nova Nation: AP Preseason Polls, E...
The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 in the preseason AP Poll, and we look at some takeaways from the USC exhibition game.
31 min
73
State of the Nova Nation: Cali 'Cats, Covington...
The Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team prepares for its exhibition against the USC Trojans. Wildcat running back Justin Covington announces some news.
38 min
74
State of the Nova Nation: Season 4 Premiere, Bi...
Season 4 of State of the Nova Nation is here! Starting the year off with some Big East Media Day storylines and Blue-White Scrimmage takeaways.
55 min
75
State of the Nova Nation: Season Finale, Hartfo...
The Villanova Wildcats' season came to a close against Purdue. We recap the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in our Season Finale and give a final farewell to Wildcat seniors.
45 min
76
Saint Mary's Showdown, Weekend Watch, and the B...
The Villanova Wildcats prepare for their first NCAA Tournament game against Saint Mary's. Can the Wildcats get revenge for 2010? Also, some insights from Jay Wright, Eric Paschall, Phil Booth, and Collin Gillespie.
42 min
77
Three-Peat! Selection Sunday 2019, March Madnes...
The Villanova Wildcats achieved Big East Tournament history, with the first-ever tournament title three-peat. Now, they turn their attention to the NCAA Tournament, where they will be a No. 6-seed.
51 min
78
Bittersweet Regular Season Finale, Awards and T...
Villanova might have lost its regular season finale to Seton Hall, but thanks to some help elsewhere, the Wildcats have won the regular season title. Now, another trophy is up for grabs.
60 min
79
The Final Countdown, a Butler Beatdown, and Pre...
Phil Booth and Eric Paschall had one last curtain call at the Wells Fargo Center in the win over Butler. Elsewhere, the Big East regular season race got even more interesting...
32 min
80
Big Game Jermaine, Senior Salute, and Bring on ...
Jermaine Samuels had the biggest game of his career, so far, dialing up a red-hot 29-point performance. On a night dedicated to the Villanova Wildcats' seniors, Samuels led the way and stole the show in the victory over the No. 10-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles. We discuss what went right vs. what wasn't working during the three-game losing streak that 'Nova has now broken.
44 min
81
Downed in D.C., Checking the 'Cats, and of cour...
The Villanova Wildcats were handed another loss on Wednesday night, this time by longtime rival, ...
37 min
82
Swallowed by the Storm, Rivalry Rematch, and More!
After enjoying a hot start to their game with the St. John's Red Storm, the Villanova Wildcats co...
45 min
83
Back on Track, Scouting St. John's, NBA Love fo...
Happy Valentines Day, Nova Nation! The Villanova Wildcats got back on track, rebounding with a wi...
62 min
84
Post-Marquette Game Musings, NCAA's Top 16, Pro...
The battle between the top two teams in the Big East did not disappoint. Although the Villanova W...
60 min
85
First for Everything, Marching to Marquette, an...
With the overtime win over the Creighton Bluejays, the Villanova Wildcats have improved to 10-0 i...
35 min
86
Cash Money Collin, Salute to Sophomores, Brunso...
Before the season began, Jay Wright selected the sophomore class to be the most important group i...
31 min
87
Sunken Pirate Ships, DePaul and Georgetown Prev...
The Villanova Wildcats enjoyed their most dominant win in Big East play so far, sinking the Seton...
49 min
88
ATTITUDE, Preppin' for Pirates, and a Full Mailbag
Attitude--control what you can control. After software glitches in post-production shredded Tuesd...
54 min
89
X Marks the Spot, Queens of the Big 5, and our ...
The Villanova Wildcats are preparing for their first Big East battle at the Wells Fargo Center th...
27 min
90
Episode #100! Grounded Bluejays, The Refectory,...
Somehow, we made it this far. It's episode 100! (It technically is, since our 2017 wrap up and po...
45 min
91
Phil the Thrill, Still First, and a Bluejay Bre...
The Villanova Wildcats are still in first place and undefeated in Big East play after holding off...
55 min
92
Post-New Year's Impressions of 'Nova and the Bi...
We're back for the first episode of 2019! After a holiday hiatus, the State of the Nova Nation is...
48 min
93
Bring on the Huskies!
The Villanova Wildcats are preparing for the second leg of a three-year series with the Connectic...
29 min
94
Lost in the Phog, Cats over Dawgs, and Looking ...
It was a hard-fought effort for the Villanova Wildcats, but they couldn't topple the Kansas Jayha...
45 min
95
Big 5 Streak Over, Preparing for the Phog, and ...
Winning is no birthright, and the Penn Quakers certainly showed that, as they were the first Big ...
51 min
96
The Hawk is Still Dead, sQUAD Goals, and a Big ...
Those Hawks were feisty, but the Villanova Wildcats were able to hold off a tough late-game rally...
46 min
97
Jermaine Samuels: A Hero's Tale, Prepping for t...
The Villanova Wildcats are still undefeated in Big 5 play, and they won their first game at the F...
43 min
98
The Good and the Bad of the start of Big 5 play...
A short and sweet episode! This past weekend was the start of Big 5 play for the Villanova Wildca...
27 min
99
Thanksgiving Takeaways, Bounce Back Wins, and t...
Aren't you glad you took your hands off the panic button? The Villanova Wildcats won the Advocare...
48 min
100
Hands Off the Panic Button!
It hasn't been the greatest of weeks for the Villanova Wildcats. After suffering back-to-back los...
74 min