This past week, Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball coach Don Friday was featured in an Oh Boy Sports article. Check out how the Lions landed one of the top coaches in Pennsylvania and see the interesting road Coach Friday took to get here.
Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team fought through the wintery conditions to play its final game against the Christopher Newport Captains Saturday February 21st. Seniors Alberto De Los Santos (East Pennsboro, Pa. / East Pennsboro) and Joey Farthing (Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield) both had strong performances in what was the final game of their collegiate careers.
The Lions came into their game on Wednesday February 18th against the Wesley Wolverines knowing their post season hopes were out of reach. That would not stop Penn State Harrisburg from putting together one of their best home performances of the season.
Fredericksburg, Va. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team has not had the season they have hoped for, but that has not stopped the Lion men from fighting hard in every contest as this season comes to a close. The trend continued Saturday February 14th against the Mary Washington Eagles, who had to earn their 73-65 win over the Lions.
Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball senior co-captain Josh Johnson has learned the keys to success in his academic pursuits - mechanical engineering and technology. He has also applied those fundamental philosophies to his collegiate basketball career, which has shown steady growth for the Lions. INTRODUCING … Josh Johnson.
Buena Vista, Va. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team faced off against the Southern Virginia Knights Saturday February 7th. The Lions Tariq Bennett (Philadelphia, Pa. / Milton Hershey School) produced his season high, but the Blue and White fell just a tad short losing to the Knights 68-64.
Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg faced off against the Frostburg St. Bobcats Wednesday February 4th for a game with major playoff implications. The Bobcats came into the contest today two games ahead of the Lions and tied for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Men’s basketball team faced off against the St. Mary’s Seahawks Saturday January 31st. The Lions were coming off a big win over rival York this past Wednesday, beating the Spartans 65-57.
York, Pa. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team has had a rough road to travel this season. Many would argue that the rough travels began with York’s 59-58 OT win at Penn Stare Harrisburg to start the conference season off. After returning the favor Wednesday January 28th winning 64-57, the Blue and White hope to use the momentum to finish the final third of the season on a different track.
Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team hoped to claim their second win over the Salisbury Seagulls Sunday January 25th. Salisbury was coming into the Capital Union Building with an 8-2 record since their loss at home to the Lions in early December.
He had somehow fallen out of love with the sport he's known for most of his young life. But over the winter break, family, friends and former coaches convinced Anthony Morgan not to quit the McDaniel men's basketball team in the middle of the 2014-15 season.
Middletown, Pa. - Penn State Harrisburg took on the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) frontrunner, Marymount University Wednesday January 21st at the Capital Union Building. The Blue and White battled punch for punch with the Saints for the majority of the game but couldn’t pull off the upset as they let Marymount pull away late to win 82-63.
Middletown, Pa. - On the second annual Orange 4 Owen Day in the Capital Union Building the Penn State Harrisburg Men's basketball team was ready to bring home a win against a sharp shooting Mary Washington backcourt.
Dover, De. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team just can’t seem to find their rhythm so far this season. Despite winning a few big games so far this year, Harrisburg failed to get a much needed winning streak going Wednesday on the road at Wesley.
Newport News, Va. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team faced off against the Christopher Newport Captains Saturday January 10th. Despite a one point game over the first 14 minutes of play, a 16-1 run to finish the first half proved to be too much for the visiting Lions to overcome.
Middletown, Pa. – Despite more than two-thirds of the conference schedule yet to be played, the Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team was starting to feel the pressure of needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt. Thanks to a huge three pointer with just two seconds remaining, the Lions are now hanging in tied with Frostburg State and York College all at 2-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference Standings.
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball was able to hang around early against the St. Mary’s (Md.) University Seahawks. The home team proved to be too much as they ran away with the game defeating Harrisburg 85-65.
Middletown, Pa. - Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball has had a rough start to their 2014 campaign and unfortunately was not able to turn things around on the final day of 2014. Harrisburg was able to recover from its ten point first half deficit, but in the final two minutes could not take advantage of the charity stripe and fell to The College of New Jersey 66-58.
Middletown, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball team was given a great opportunity to play against the Division 1 United States Naval Academy a few weeks ago. In spite of the excitement of playing a DI team, the experience the men took out of the trip could have a longer standing effect on the season than the outcome of one contest.
Middletown, Pa. - Penn State Harrisburg junior forward, Arick Sodini (Manalapan, Nj. / St. John Vianney) has gotten off to an impressive start through the first nine games of this young 2014-2015 season. Averaging 11.9 points per game and leading the Lions in scoring this season, Sodini was spotlighted in the CAC introducing page on the conference website. Sodini and the rest of the Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team will look to pick up their second win of the season and get the 2015 season started off twelve hours early with a win over visiting TCNJ on December 31st at noon.
Frostburg, Md. -The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team already has a reputation for being a team that battles hard. Unfortunately, they have also started a recent trend of losing late in tight games. The Lions fell tonight in the final minute to the Frostburg St. Bobcats 70-66 in another hard fought loss.
Salisbury, Md. – After a heartbreaking loss to York in overtime on Wednesday, Penn State Harrisburg was able to bounce back and pick up their first win of the season on the road against Salisbury, 77-68.
Middletown, Pa. – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team faced off against nearby rival York College Wednesday December 3rd. Both teams came into the contest without a win and it was easy to tell that neither team wanted to leave the gym tonight in the same predicament.
Middletown, Pa - The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team competes in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) which frequently will have anywhere from 3-4 nationally ranked teams throughout a season. Despite the difficult schedule ahead, the Lions have shown they are not afraid to play anyone, including the Division I United States Naval Academy.
The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball team used a second half rally to keep in contention with the undefeated Susquehanna Crusader's Monday night at the Capital Union Building. The Lions had the game within 10 points with just over six minutes to play, but could not keep the Crusader's off the glass or missing from outside enough and eventually suffered a 76-62 loss.
Reading, Pa. - Penn State Harrisburg looked to pick up their first victory of the season Saturday against a tough Albright team on the road. The hosting Lions had a different plan in mind as they sent the Blue and White home losing their fourth game of the season 75-62.