Unconventional senior seasons brings freshmen recruited during condensed seasons

Two of the most crucial high school athletic seasons for the class of 2025 were disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Leopards are looking into their futures on campus with impressive accolades behind them and four years as student-athletes ahead of them. Most of the student-athletes moved in a day before the start of […]

Athletic Director Sherryta Freeman reflects on an unorthodox spring season

The spring 2021 semester was a season that student-athletes will not soon forget. The condensed calendar, limited travel, and fluctuating schedule for practices and games were issues that all athletes had to deal with. Most were happy to take on the extra burden in order to play their sports, regardless of the circumstances. Athletic Director […]

‘Unfinished business’: Lafayette athletes take advantage of extra year of NCAA eligibility

The pandemic has brought some unique silver linings to student-athletes at Lafayette and around the country. In a rare move, the NCAA expanded eligibility to all fall and winter sports during the 2020-21 season. This follows a similar decision by the organization in March of last year as COVID-19 took hold. Student-athletes have traditionally been […]

Recent TikTok video highlights gender-based inequities in the NCAA

In a year marked by change and the continued fight for equality, it is unfortunately no surprise to see women dealing with second-rate treatment, even at some of the highest levels of competition. This past week as men’s and women’s college basketball programs began competing in the NCAA March Madness tournament, a video began circulating […]

Women’s basketball season ends with quarterfinal loss to Boston University

The Lafayette women’s basketball team could not carry their momentum into the Patriot League quarterfinal last weekend, falling 74-68 to No. 2 seed Boston University. The team’s season comes to a close as the Leopards finish 5-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play.  “Given the outcome, it wasn’t our best performance, but we fought hard […]

Fake crowd noise and cardboard cutouts: Players reflect on a basketball season without spectators

The sporting world, like the rest of the world, underwent a complete halt this time last spring with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  While athletics have since slowly returned, there have been many adjustments at both the professional and collegiate levels in order to continue competition safely. Game schedules have been amended, socially-distanced practice […]

Men’s basketball falls short to Bucknell: Stephens surpasses 1,000 career points

An unprecedented 2021 men’s basketball season came to an abrupt end last Saturday with a 92-84 loss in the Patriot League quarterfinals to sixth-seeded Bucknell. Lafayette earned the three seed after going 5-1 in their regional mini-conference during the regular season.  Although it was a disappointing end for the Leopards, senior guards E.J. Stephens and […]

Men’s basketball finishes regular season with two wins over Lehigh, Jaworski buzzer beater

The Lafayette men’s basketball team heads into the postseason tomorrow to face Bucknell after two victories over Lehigh last weekend.  The pair of wins gave the Leopards a weekend sweep of the Mountain Hawks, ending this season’s rivalry series with Lafayette victorious in three of the four games.  “I think there’s things you learn especially […]

Senior guard E.J. Stephens hoping breakout season ends with postseason run, personal accolades

With an unprecedented regular season winding down for the Lafayette men’s basketball team, senior guard E.J. Stephens is looking to add some personal accolades in his final season.  The team has dealt with several postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreaks on other campuses in the Patriot League. In an effort to keep the teams […]

‘The last go around’ for senior sharpshooter Justin Jaworski, who looks to lead men’s basketball to a deep playoff run in March

Senior co-captain Justin Jaworski has had an impressive athletic and academic career at Lafayette—and he is not finished just yet. Despite sustaining a serious knee injury in his critical junior season and training under new regulations this season due to the pandemic, Jaworski still has a winning vision for both the team and himself. The […]

Men’s basketball breaks winning streak against Boston University, falls to 5-3 in league play

The Lafayette men’s basketball team saw their five-game win streak come to an end at the hands of Boston University this past weekend as the Terriers took both games by a score of 81-76 on Saturday, and 64-61 on Sunday.  Boston University, last year’s Patriot League conference winner, got off to a slow 1-5 start […]