The Salem Rotary Club announced the 20 finalists for Division III's premier award recognizing excellence on and off the court. The men's and women's award winner will be introduced on Thursday, March 15.
Moravian, Ramapo and Lebanon Valley held on for overtime wins at home in their conference tournaments while UW-Oshkosh held off UW-La Crosse to advance in the WIAC tournament. Get the recap from the second full day of conference playoff action.
The night started with No. 6 Lycoming losing by 10 to Leb Val and then things got worse for highly ranked teams. Illinois Wesleyan beat No. 2 Augustana by 19, Stevens Point rolled No. 3 River Falls by 25 and Whitewater blasted Oshkosh by 26. Get the recap from a wild night of conference play.
The NCAA touts the majority of student athletes who will go pro in something other than their sport, and rightfully so. But some Division III basketball players, like Andy Panko, are playing professionally. Ryan Scott talks with Panko and others about the path from D3 to pro basketball.
Andy Orr has transformed from a slender post player to an All-American. Sam Light has transformed from a D2 point guard to a D3 two guard. And Leb Val has transformed into a title contender. Phil Soto-Ortiz has their story in Around the Mid Atlantic.
Jordan Stewart sank the go-ahead free throws with 1:56 remaining in the game as part of his 18-point effort to lead Lebanon Valley to its first Commonwealth Conference championship game since 2004-05 with a 58-56 win over Widener Wednesday night.
Anthony Trautman hit a three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime - finishing off a career-high 36-point performance - as Lebanon Valley tipped Alvernia, 64-62, in a match-up of the Commonwealth Conference's top two teams heading into the playoffs.
A big second-half run and defensive effort broke open a tight game and let Lebanon Valley run away with its ninth straight win, clinching a Commonwealth Conference playoff berth and the #2 seed with a 74-55 win over Elizabethtown on Tuesday.
Augsburg's Devean George and Lebanon Valley's Andy Panko will each attend the Portsmouth Invitational, a camp for the 64 top collegiate players in the nation to show their skills to be potentially drafted or signed by NBA teams.