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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette


Junior center Justin Vander Baan blocks a shot against Monmouth in the Cathedral Classic. (Photo by Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball winless at weekend tournament, falls to Drexel at home

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor December 1, 2023

The men’s basketball team (1-7 overall) emerged winless at the Cathedral of College Basketball Classic this Thanksgiving weekend. It continued its losing streak on Wednesday with a 69-48 loss to Drexel...

Senior center Justin Vander Baan tries to muscle by a UCLA defender. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball drops back-to-back games in California swing

By Evan Johnson, Contributing Writer November 17, 2023

The men’s basketball team (0-3 overall) traveled to California last weekend to face UCLA (2-0 overall) and Pepperdine (3-1 overall). The Leopards lost their contest against UCLA by a score of 68-50,...

Sophomore guard Ryan Pettit prepares to pass the ball against St. Josephs. (Photo by George Varkanis for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball drops season opener against St. Joseph’s

By Dan Sullivan, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The 2023-2024 campaign got off to a rocky start for the men’s basketball team (0-1 overall), as the Leopards dropped their season opener to Saint Joseph’s on Monday by a score of 81-60.  In its...

Mens and womens basketball celebrated the impending start of their seasons on Monday night. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Ally Photo)

Inaugural Maroon Madness tips off basketball seasons

By Martin Familetti, Contributing Writer November 3, 2023

The men’s and women’s basketball teams kicked off their seasons on Monday with the first-ever "Maroon Madness," a showcase for both teams. The event featured a three-point contest, dunk contest and...

Malik Wagner (left) and Darius Dangerfield (right) work to organize logistics for their respective teams. (Photos courtesy of Malik Wagner on LinkedIn and GoLeopards)

New directors of operations hold men’s soccer, basketball together

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2023

The athletic department welcomed two new hires on its coaching squads this year. Malik Wagner and Darius Dangerfield have both assumed director of operations positions for men’s soccer and men's basketball,...

Both sophomore CJ Fulton and senior Leo OBoyle announced they were transferring last week. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball sees three key players transfer after successful season

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor May 5, 2023

In keeping with the roller-coaster of a year that saw it go on a seven-game losing streak, suspend a head coach, appoint a new one and reach the Patriot League Tournament Final, the Lafayette men’s basketball...

Adama Sanogo waits to embrace head coach Dan Hurley following their national championship victory. 
(Photo courtesy of KSL Sports)

Sidelines: Wrapping up March Madness

By Charlie Berman, Sports Editor April 7, 2023

As the final confetti is swept off the court following the University of Connecticut's dominant run through the entire 2023 NCAA bracket, it is time to revisit the tournament and consider realistically...

Sophomore guard CJ Fulton is a key member of the basketball team with an interesting playing history and optimistic view on the Leopards future. (Photo courtesy of CJ Fulton 25)

From Éire to here, basketball’s CJ Fulton fits in

By Ben Dupont, Business Manager March 24, 2023

When sophomore guard CJ Fulton notched his first points of the Patriot League quarterfinal this month – an early three-pointer off of a tight screen on the right side – he kicked off a 10-0 run for...

The mens basketball team celebrates its Sunday night win against American, which sent it to the Patriot League finals. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

After nail-biting win against American, men’s basketball falls to No. 1 seed Colgate in League Championship

By Eric Ponieman and Charlie Berman March 10, 2023

The men’s basketball team (11-22, 7-11 Patriot League) advanced to the Patriot League Tournament final for the first time since 2015 after one of the most exciting games Kirby Sports Center has seen...

Senior captain Leo OBoyle, who scored his 1,000th career point against American on Sunday, will be key for the Leopards against Colgate. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Patriot League Championship Preview: Can the Leopards pull off the upset?

By Andreas Pelekis, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

A spot in March Madness will be clinched on Wednesday night, as the No. 6 seed Lafayette Leopards (10-22, 7-11 Patriot League) travel to Hamilton, New York to take on the No. 1 seed Colgate Raiders (25-8,...

Standout freshman forward Josh Rivera recorded his second career double-double in the loss to Army. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Shooting woes to blame as men’s basketball falters against Army, barely loses to Colgate

By Eric Ponieman and Caroline McParland February 24, 2023

The men’s basketball team (9-21 overall, 7-10 Patriot League) lost its second matchup of the season against Army (15-14, 9-7 Patriot League) 53-43 in an away match last Saturday night. The team then...

Captain Leo O’Boyle was joined by his parents in a Senior Day celebration before scoring 17 points. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Men’s basketball gets revenge against Boston in overtime thriller

By Eric Ponieman, Assistant Sports Editor February 17, 2023

The men’s basketball team (19-9 overall, 8-7 Patriot League) moved up the Patriot League standings and inched closer to securing home-court advantage in the Patriot League tournament after an exhilarating...

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