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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Senior forward Leo O’Boyle puts up a contested shot during Lafayettes 70-57 loss to Penn State. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball falls to Penn State, Drexel, continues rough start to year

By Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

The Lafayette men's basketball team fell to the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday night, 70-57, and then lost to the Drexel Dragons on Wednesday night, 64-56, bringing the Leopards to a disappointing...

Junior Kyle Jenkins protects the ball during Lafayettes loss to St. Joes. 
(Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball loses to St. John’s, St. Joe’s

By Caroline McParland, Sports Editor November 18, 2022

Lafayette men’s basketball (0-3 overall, 0-0 Patriot League) continued their series of non-league away games this past week, facing off against St. John’s in Queens, N.Y. on Saturday before traveling...

Junior forward Kyle Jenkins controls the ball during the game against Miami. (Photo by Gabe Sareli for the University of Miami)

Men’s basketball gives Miami a scare in season opener

By Eric Ponieman, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

The Lafayette men's basketball team opened its 2022-2023 season on Monday night with a 54-67 loss to the University of Miami. As underdogs against Miami, an ACC powerhouse playing its first match since...

Both the mens and womens basketball teams will begin their season on Monday. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Basketball 2022-23 season preview

By Caroline McParland and Charlie Berman November 4, 2022

The Lafayette men's basketball team is in unfamiliar territory. For the first time since 1995, the team will begin its season without legendary coach Fran O'Hanlon at the helm. Head Coach Mike Jordan,...

New mens basketball Associate Head Coach Mike McGarvey (left) joins the Lafayette coaching staff following an impressive career at Lycoming College. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Head Coach Mike Jordan announces first staffing changes for new generation of Leopards Basketball

By Charlie Berman, Assistant Sports Editor April 22, 2022

New basketball Head Coach Mike Jordan has begun building the staff that will shape the next chapter of Lafayette basketball. After being officially named head coach at the end of March, Jordan has set...

Junior Leo OBoyle drives and puts up a contested lay up during senior day loss against Lehigh. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball ends season in overtime heartbreaker following a senior day loss to Lehigh

By Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

This past Saturday, Lafayette (10-20 overall, 7-11 Patriot League) hosted Lehigh (12-18 overall, 10-8 Patriot League) on senior day in front of a packed Kirby Sports center to support Head Coach Fran O'Hanlon...

James Harden, along with Paul Millsap, was traded from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for four 76ers players, including the high-ranking Ben Simmons. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)

Students react to Ben Simmons, James Harden trade

By Nathan Kornfeind, News Editor February 18, 2022

Last Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets settled for a blockbuster trade deal that will see All-Star shooting guard James Harden and power forward Paul Millsap going to Philadelphia and...

Freshman guard Abby Antongnoli drives past a defender in her career high 17 points, five assists performance against Bucknell. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette Womans Basketball on Instagram)

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell

By Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer February 11, 2022

The women's basketball team lost 58-40 away at Bucknell, dropping its record to 8-14 overall and 4-8 in the conference. Despite the loss, the underclassmen shone through, as Lafayette was led by freshman...

The team huddles during their second straight win, a comeback victory over Bucknell at Kirby Sports Center. (Photo courtesy of Lafayette mens basketball Instagram)

Men’s basketball wins a thriller at home in overtime, beaten by Navy

By Nick Alexander, Contributing writer February 11, 2022

The Lafayette men’s basketball team (7-15 overall, 4-7 Patriot League) gained its second straight win last Saturday with a hard-fought comeback victory over Bucknell in overtime (74-72). Then on Monday,...

Junior forward Neal Quinn (pictured) was the top scorer with 16 points mens basketballs loss against Army. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Simmons)

Men’s basketball falls in back-to-back Patriot League games

By Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

The men’s basketball team (6-14 overall, 3-6 Patriot League) continued their losing streak against the top two teams in the Patriot League this past week. The Leopards fell to the Black Knights 60-56...

Members of the men’s basketball team speak fondly of their time working with Head Coach O’Hanlon. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Beloved men’s basketball coach Fran O’Hanlon to retire after 27 years at Lafayette

By Issy Bongiovanni, Staff writer January 28, 2022

Fran O’Hanlon, head coach of the Lafayette men’s basketball team, announced his decision to retire at the close of the 2021-22 basketball season after coaching a Patriot League record 779 games and...

Junior Neal Quinn (pictured) drives through the lane for an easy two in his game-making performance in the win against American. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Leopards thrash American in first game after O’Hanlon announces retirement

By Craig Barbaro, Staff writer January 28, 2022

The Lafayette men’s basketball team has found their stride after a rocky 0-3 start to Patriot League play. The Leopards defeated American University 69-56 on Monday, Jan. 24, for their second...

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