Vargo Takes Over Men's Basketball Program July 22, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University of Steubenville has named longtime Weirton Madonna High School head boy’s basketball coach Georgo Vargo as its new head men’s basketball coach. Vargo succeeds John Lamanna who took over the program in 2011 and has accepted a position at Ave Maria University. [read more]
Jamie Dixon: 2015 Baron Club Dinner Keynote Address May 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Jamie Dixon, Head Coach of the University of Pittsburgh Men's Basketball Program, delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Baron Club Dinner.
Baron Basketball Wins AMCC Community Service Award June 3, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A series of exhibition games played at a local prison earned the Baron basketball program silver honors for community service in the AMCC. [read more]
Franciscan Finishes In Second In AMCC President's Cup Standings June 2, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University finished second in the AMCC's President's Cup standings, tracking the conference school with the most athletic succes throughout the 2014-15 season. [read more]
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Franciscan NCAA Coaches Offer Summer Youth Camps STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Want to stay on top of your game and learn new skills from NCAA head coaches? Need something fun and productive for your kids over the long summer months? Sign up for Franciscan Athletics' Summer Sports Camps!
April 28, 2015 Baron Club Dinner to Feature Pitt Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The 2015 Baron Club Dinner will feature University of Pittsburgh head basketball coach, Jamie Dixon, as one of Steubenville's favorite sons, ESPN's John Buccigross, returns to emcee.
| Men's Basketball Basketball Coaches Help Organize Final Four All-Star Game INDIANAOPOLIS, Ind.—Head men's basketball coach John Lamanna and assistant Dennis Vince helped plan and facilitate the Reese’s® College All-Star Game the day preceding the NCAA Final Four semi-finals.
March 27, 2015 Baron Club Dinner 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Jamie Dixon becomes the next in a long list of esteemed sports figures to join Franciscan athletics for its annual Baron Club Dinner.
February 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Game Highlights: Baron Basketball Defeats Mt. Aloysius College STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Highlights from the Baron's home win over Mt. Aloysius College on January 21, 2015.
February 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Baron Basketball Falls Prey to D'Youville Energy BUFFALO, N.Y. – FUS men's basketball finished off the year with a loss to D'Youville, tying last season's program record of 6 wins for the season.
February 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Clutch Free Throws Give Barons Their Sixth Win STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Barons won their sixth game of the season in a nail-biting 61-56 game over the La Roche College Redhawks, in large part to some big free throws late in the game.
February 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Sullivan Stands Out During Senior Day Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Moses Sullivan scored 20 and pulled down 12 in an impressive Senior Day performance, despite a 71-57 loss to Medaille College.
February 11, 2015 | Men's Basketball Defense and Sullivan Lead to Baron Basketball Win ALTOONA, Pa. – A stifling defense and 20 points from senior Moses Sullivan gave Franciscan men's basketball its fifth win of the season; 49-41 over Penn St.-Altoona.
February 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball Barons Rebound Well in Loss to Top Conference Foe ERIE, Pa. – Too many turnovers cost the Barons in a 61-41 loss to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's top team, Penn St.-Behrend.
February 4, 2015 | Men's Basketball Cross Has Stand-Out Game in Baron Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Barons showed dramatic improvements from their previous match-up against Pitt-Greensburg but couldn't pull out the victory, losing 77-68.
January 31, 2015 | Men's Basketball Late Rally Falls Short for Baron Basketball vs. Hilbert College STEUBENVILLE – A late rally that cut a 12 point lead to seven wasn't completed as Franciscan men's basketball fell to Hilbert College 77-60.
January 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Barons Go Down to the Wire vs. Pitt.-Bradford BRADFORD, Pa. – A few late turnovers cost the Barons in a close game against Pitt.-Bradford.
January 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Free Throws Seal The Deal For Barons' Second Straight Win STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Barons won their second straight conference game with a 65-59 victory over Mt. Aloysius College.
January 19, 2015 | Men's Basketball Baron Bench Leads the Charge to First Conference Win PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Some clutch shooting and staunch defense let the Barons to a late comeback against La Roche College to earn their first conference win of the season.
| Men's Basketball Franciscan to Partner with Local Women's Center for AIM Day STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–Franciscan University will host its first ever AIM Day in partnership with the AIM Women’s Center of Steubenville to fundraise and raise awareness for women with unplanned pregnancies.
January 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball Free Throws Sink Barons Late In Loss to Medaille College BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Barons started to pull out of their cold shooting streak against Medialle College but couldn't come away with a win, losing 68-51 to the Mavericks.
January 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Sablan's Free Throws Keep Barons Close in Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Barons were cold again from the floor against Penn St.-Altoona and their 22-24 shooting from the free throw line wasn't enough to overcome their poor shooting.
January 11, 2015 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall In Second Straight Close Game STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A 13-3 run late in the second half brought the Barons to a tie game but Franciscan couldn't complete the comeback, losing to D'Youville College 73-66.
January 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Sullivan Has Big Game In Close Loss to Behrend STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan men's basketball led most of the way against 10-1 Penn St. - Behrend but couldn't hold the lead, losing 67-59.
January 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball Dombrowski Reaches New Career High In Loss GREENSBURG, Pa. – Freshman forward John Paul Dombrowski reached a new career in points in an otherwise tough night for Baron basketball.
January 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball 7th Annual Kuzma Day to Honor Late Basketball Legend STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University's 7th Annual Hank Kuzma Community Day, set for Saturday, January 10, takes on special significance as it celebrates the life of the late Baron Basketball coach Hank Kuzma.
January 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Barons Improve Defense On Cold Shooting Night STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – On a night were the Barons struggled with their long distance shooting, their defense picked it up, but not enough to overcome Muskingum College.
December 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Baron Improve Defense, Play Strong First Half In Loss WAYNESBURG, Pa. – The Barons were only down by five after a strong first half against Waynesburg University, eventually losing to the Yellow Jackets 78-47.
December 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Sablan, Dombrowski Get Career Highs In Baron Loss HAMBURG, N.Y. – A cold shooting night from long range cost the Barons in their 77-59 loss to HIlbert College.
December 7, 2014 | Men's Basketball Sablan, Dombrowski Contribute Off The Bench In Baron Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A slow start sunk Baron basketball's chances at their first conference win despite strong play off the bench for two freshman.
December 3, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Close Within One Late In Loss to Mt. Aloysius CRESSON, Pa. – Three point shooting in the first half, and drives in the second half kept Baron basketball neck-and-neck with Mt. Aloysius throughout their 71-69 loss to the mounties.
November 30, 2014 | Men's Basketball Long-Range Shooting Gives Barons First NCAA Win Streak ALFRED, Ny. – A barrage of 14 three-pointers gave led the way, as Franciscan men's basketball defeated Alfred State University 64-59.
November 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Wins First Victory of the Season STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— The Barons won their first game of the season 63-59 against Geneva College and ranked second in the Geneva Tip-Off Classic.
November 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Out Rebound Taller CMU Team In Loss BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Franciscan basketball struggled against a Tartan line-up that averaged 6'6" in height but showed impress aspects of their game by outrebounding CMU in the 90-54 loss.
November 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Baron Ballers Play Tight Defense In Season Opening Loss GROVE CITY, Pa. – Franciscan men's basketball held Grove City College to 35 percent shooting and forced 16 turnovers in a 58-43 loss.
September 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Legendary Coach Hank Kuzma Dies at 86 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Legendary Franciscan University of Steubenville basketball coach Hank J. Kuzma, 86, died Saturday, September 13, following a brief illness.
August 22, 2014 All Three Eras of Baron Athletics to be Honored in Hall of Fame STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The old and new eras of varsity athletics, as well as the club era, will be represented in the 2014 Baron Hall of Fame Induction Class. The ceremony will take place on August, 31.
July 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball Caleb Knorr Makes 2013-14 NABC Honors Court STEUBENVILE, Ohio – THe National Association of Basketball Coaches named Baron basketball player Caleb Knorr to their 2013-14 Honors Court.
August 20, 2014 The Best of the Barons #1: Barons Tennis Wins AMCC Champs STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A dramatic win in the AMCC Championship game puts men's tennis at the top of our Best of the Barons list.
May 14, 2014 Register NOW for Franciscan's Summer Sports Camps STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Sign up now fro Franciscan's Summer Sports Camps, running through June and July!
February 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball Sullivan's 18 Points Not Enough in Baron's Final Game STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Baron's ended their best season as full NCAA members with a tough loss to non-conference opponent Grove City College, 81-60.
February 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Game Highlights; Baron Basketball vs. La Roche College STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Relive the Baron's fifth conference win of the 2013-14 season with game highlights from their 62-58 victory over La Roche College.
February 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose Last Conference Game of the Season STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— In the last conference game of the season Franciscan University men's basketball had to battle on both ends of the court to stay with the University of Pitt. – Bradford in an 84-62 loss.
February 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball Holmes, David Shine Late in Baron Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – After falling early, guards Garrison Holmes and Derek David gained some offensive confidence as the Barons tried to fight back in a 92-71 loss.
February 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose to Medaille Despite Game Highs ROCHESTER N.Y.—The Franciscan men's basketball team couldn't quite find momentum on offense in its game against Medaille College as they lost 86-71. Kleinschnitz and Horstman stepped up to try and bring the Barons back but it wasn't enough.
February 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Clutch Free Throws From Schenk Lifts Barons Over La Roche STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A stifling defensive effort and big games from Timmy Schenk, Moses Sullivan, and Joe Rine led to the Barons fifth conference win, in a 62-58 victory.
January 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Video of Joe Rine's Game Winning Layup Against Medaille College STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A drive and dish from junior Moses Sullivan sets up Joe Rine with a game winning layup in the final five seconds of the Baron's second conference win.
January 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball Video From the Final Seconds of the Baron's Win vs. Altoona STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A clock-killing in-bound play sets the Barons up for their third conference win of the year.
February 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Strive for Consistency in Loss to Behrend STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Despite a strong first half effort, the Franciscan University men's basketball team had a difficult shooting night in their loss to Penn St. Behrend with a final score of 84-54.
February 1, 2014 | Men's Basketball Sullivan Leads Barons to Victory BUFFALO, N.Y.–Junior Guard Moses Sullivan led the Barons to victory against D'Youville college (78-66). With an all time high of points scored and a perfect second half foul shot percentage, Sullivan was a major contributor to the Baron victory.
January 31, 2014 | Men's Basketball Kuzma Day Raises Money For High School and Charity STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The success of Kuzma Community stretched helped raise over $1,000 for Madonna High School basketball and a Weirton, WV charity.
January 29, 2014 | Men's Basketball Season Best Night For Horstman Comes in Baron Loss GREENSBURG, P.a. – After pulling within eight points of the lead, Franciscan couldn't finish the comeback and eventually fell to Pitt. - Greensburg 98-80.
January 26, 2014 | Men's Basketball Big Game for Sullivan Not Enough for Baron Win HAMBURG, N.Y.– Despite a high scoring game for Moses Sullivan, the FUS men's Basketball team fell to top ranked Hilbert College 88-68.
January 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Cap Off Kuzma Night With 1-Point Victory STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Barons yet again pulled out a one point win, for the second time in three games. Franciscan's efficient offense and good ball movement led to a 66-65 win over Penn St.-Altoona.
January 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Defensive Flaws Lead to 102-81 Baron Loss CRESSON, P.a.— Coming off a win the Franciscan University men's basketball team couldn't quite keep the momentum flowing as they lost to Mt. Aloysius College 102-81. In the end, second half offensive momentum could not make up for the lack of defensive gusto.
January 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final Shot Give Barons A Nail-biting Victory STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A drive, a dish, and a layup with four seconds left give the FUS men a 71-70 win over Medaille College, completing an 11-point comeback.
January 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Strong Effort Not Enough in Baron Loss PITTSBURGH, Pa.–Despite forcing La Roche to drop their shooting percentage from 61% to 31% in the second half, the Barons fell by ten points. Joe Rine and Timmy Schenk both put up strong stats.
January 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Great First Half Defense Falters Late In Baron Loss BRADFORD, Pa. – After taking a one point lead at half time the young Barons struggled to finish, eventually giving up the lead in a 73-64 loss to Pitt - Bradford.
January 11, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall to Behrend 72-54 ERIE, Pa. – A close first half and a strong performance from Timmy Schenk was not enough for the Franciscan University Barons, who lost to Penn St. Behrend 72-54.
January 9, 2014 Kuzma Day to Feature Catholic High School Match Up STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The 6th Annual Hank Kuzma Community Day will feature a new local flair, with Weirton's Madonna High School and Steubenville's Catholic Central High School playing in Finnegan Fieldhouse.
January 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Struggle to Finish in Loss to Altoona ALTOONA, Pa.– Despite fielding a strong offensive presence, the Franciscan University Barons fell to Penn State Altoona 83-79. Juniors Justin Horstman and Joe Rine played a strong game.
January 2, 2014 | Men's Basketball Barons Struggle to Shake of Christmas Break Rust NEW CONCORD, Ohio – A good shooting night from guard Timmy Schenk wasn't enough to get Franciscan University after a post-winter break funk as FUS lost to Muskingum University 83-48.
December 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons get First Conference Win against D'Youville STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Despite injuries to key players, the Barons pulled out their first conference win of the season, beating D'Youville College 80-77. Joe Rine shot the game-winning basket.
December 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Tough loss for Baron basketball after second half comeback STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University men's basketball team fell to Hilbert College 87-81 but they did not grab an easy win. After a slow start and a momentum build in the second half Franciscan came back strong and forced the Hawks to overtime.
December 4, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose 82-74 Despite Late Surge Of Energy STUEBENVILLE, Ohio – Despite trailing behind early in the first half against University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, the Franciscan University men’s basketball team was able to close the gap to a nine-point deficit only to run out of time, losing 82-74.
November 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Stage Comeback, Fall Short OBERLIN, Ohio – Despite a slow start, the Franciscan University Barons came back the second half, falling to the Oberlin College Yeomen 90-80. Major players for the Barons came off of the bench and partnered with Moses Sullivan to contribute.
November 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball Second Half Struggles Earn Barons Second Loss STEUBENVILLE, OH – The young Barons Basketball team suffered their second loss of the season against a veteran Waynesburg Yellow Jackets, who dominated the second half that led to a final score of 78-69
November 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball Baron Basketball Wins 88-64, Gets First Victory of the Season WASHINGTON, Pa. – Franciscan men's basketball got their first win in over two years with an 88-64 victory over Penn St.–Greater Allegheny.
November 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Open Season with Heartbreaking Loss WASHINGTON, Pa - Despite leading for the majority of their season opener, the 'new look' Barons fell to the Washington and Jefferson Presidents in a heartbreaking 75-72 loss in the Framers Insurance Tip-Off Tournament. Playing strong for the Barons was junior newcomer, Moses Sullivan.
July 5, 2013 FUS Head Coaches Talk About Baron Athletics Experience STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Listen to a number for Franciscan's head coaches talk about what is unique about being a part of their program and FUS.
May 3, 2013 FUS Launches New Website for Summer Sports Camps STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron athletics has launched a new website for their summer sports camps through SDI Camps. The site has all the up-to-date information on all Franciscan sports camps, including registration.
May 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball Franciscan University Basketball to play University of Kentucky Franciscan University Barons Men's Basketball Team will play the 2012 NCAA DI Champions, the University of Kentucky Wildcats, in an exhibition game in Nov. 2014.
February 12, 2013 Basketball Legend John Calipari to Speak at FUS STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Legendary University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari will be the keynote speaker at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2013 Baron Club Dinner (formerly the Century Club Dinner).
February 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball Strong Finish to Season Not Enough For a Baron Win BRADFORD, Pa. - Baron basketball finished this 2012-13 season with an improved effort against Pitt-Bradford. Big man Joe Rhine had his tenth double-double of the year as FUS lost to the Panthers 67-52.
February 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Honor Murray in Senior Day Loss In lone Baron senior Frank Murray’s final home game of his collegiate playing career, the Franciscan University men’s basketball team fell to the Medaille College Mavericks, 83-62.
February 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Follow Bad Start With Aggressive Second Half PITTSBURGH, Pa. - After only scoring 17 points in the first half, Franciscan men's basketball found their offensive groove scoring 42 second half point. The effort was too little too late, however, as the Barons lost to LaRoche College 92-59.
January 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Can't Hold Second Half Lead The Franciscan University men's basketball team had an eight-point lead in the second half of Saturday's game against D'Youville College, but let the lead slip away late as they fell to the Spartans, 68-57.
January 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball First Half Lead Slips Away from Barons Despite a strong first half performance, Franciscan University’s men’s basketball team suffered a frustrating loss to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg tonight with a final score of 66-54.
January 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball Final Five Minutes Sees Game Slip Away From Barons HAMBURG, NY - A game that saw FUS only down by 5 with under 10 minutes left, eventually slipped away from the Barons. Franciscan lost to Hilbert College, one of the top four teams in the conference, 63-44.
January 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Improve Rebounding and Ball Control In Loss ALTOONA, Pa. - In a game that saw Baron basketball force more turnovers than it committed and make more baskets than it's opponents, losing the battle from behind the arc cost FUS a 7-point loss to Penn St. - Altoona.
January 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball Despite Rine's Double-Double, Barons Fall to Mounties Big man Joseph Rine had another big game for the Franciscan University men's basketball team, putting up a stat line of 17 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists, but it wasn't enough as the Barons fell to the Mount Aloysius Mounties, 87-57.
January 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball Baron Basketball Improves Offense in Loss BUFFALO, NY - A higher shooting percentage and tough defense weren't enough positives to overcome a slew of turnovers as Franciscan Basketball lost to Medaille College 56-82.
January 9, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Defense Stays Strong in Loss to La Roche The Franciscan University men’s basketball team played a close game with La Roche College this Wednesday night, maintaining a tight score throughout, but eventually falling 59-48.
January 6, 2013 | Men's Basketball Exceptional First Half Defense Not Enough for Barons The Franciscan University of Steubenville's men's basketball team came out with tenacious defense for the second straight day, but it also struggled to score. They trailed the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford by a score of 20-19 at halftime, but ended up losing the game by double-digits due to their difficulty of putting points on the board.
January 5, 2013 | Men's Basketball Watch Women's and Men's Basketball LIVE Online STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Watch Women's and Men's Basketball LIVE today as they take on Penn St. - Behrend.
January 2, 2013 | Men's Basketball Barons Adjust To New Roster in Loss to Muskingum STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — In its first contest of 2013 the Franciscan University men’s basketball team lost to the Muskingum University Muskies by a final score of 73-62.
December 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Struggle With Limited Roster WAYNESBURG, Pa - A limited roster of only seven available players made the Baron basketball team's last game before Christmas particularly tough as they lost to Waynesburg College 95 - 44.
December 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Rine's Big Night Not Enough for Barons Despite having first-year big man Joseph Rine gobble up 20 rebounds and score in double digits for the second straight game, the Franciscan University men’s basketball team is still looking for it’s first win of the season as it fell to the Ohio University Eastern Panthers, 77-55.
December 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Last Second Bucket Sinks Barons at D'Youville BUFFALO, NY - Two first year Baron players posted double-doubles against D'Youville College in a game that saw FUS take a lead into halftime and into game's final minute.
December 5, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Score Highest Point Total In Loss GREENSBURG, Pa - A strong offensive performance from Baron basketball was overshadowed by some defensive struggles against conference opponent Pitt. - Greensburg.
December 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Foul Trouble Causes Problems for Barons in Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Despite a 22 point game from freshman Justin Horstman, the Barons struggled again conference opponent Hilbert College, lossing 87 - 51.
November 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose Back and Forth Battle STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- After losing the first four games of the regular season by double-digits, Baron basketball kept its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest much closer. However, the Barons were still on the losing side as they struggled to hit foul shots and capitalize on mistakes, falling to Penn State Altoona, 73-69.
November 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Fight Through Inexperience in Loss to Oberlin STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Strong scoring performances from Joe Rine and Justin Horstman weren't enough for Baron basketball to take down Oberlin College. FUS lost to the Yeomen 69 - 57.
November 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball Limited Roster and Limited Rest, Catch Up With Barons OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Playing three games in four days with a depleted roster took its toll on the Barons at the Hoopsville Invitational Classic as Franciscan lost to Gallaudet 85-72. The worn-out Barons came out slow against the Bison and found their rhythm too late in the game.
November 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Battle Beacons But Come Up Short OWINGS MILLS, Md. - What was a back and forth contest got out of hand late for Baron Basketball, as the team lost to the UMass Boston Beacons 87-71. Despite great shooting from Tim Schenk and Christian Duke, turnovers and poor rebounding led to the loss.
November 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose Momentum After Strong First Half, Lose to Bethany STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - After shooting well in the first half, Baron basketball struggled to find their groove in the second half, lossing to the 26th ranked team in the nation 96-46. FUS also lost its only senior, Frank Murray, to a left knee injury.
November 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball New Season Brings Fresh Hope for Baron Basketball STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — With seven incoming players and a new and improved training program, the Franciscan University men’s basketball team looks forward to the 2012-2013 season, hopeful to build on last year’s foundation and rise to a new level competitiveness.
October 10, 2012 Baron Hoops Set to Participate in Inaugural Tip-Off Tourney OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Franciscan University will join seven other schools in the inaugural season of the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic, one of the largest Tip-Off Tournaments in Division III men's hoops.
June 11, 2012 Franciscan Clinches Multiple Peak Performance Winners STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference recently released its fall, winter, and spring winners of the 2011-12 AMCC Peak Performer teams. Franciscan was honored more than any of the other ten schools in the conference, with five teams receiving recognition.
May 25, 2012 New Basketball Camps Directed by Top Coaches STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – It may seem like a year of firsts for Franciscan University’s head basketball coaches, but that couldn’t be more farther from the truth. Coaches John Lamanna and Suzy Delaney bring their seasoned expertise and an athletics-minded, character-development vision to their first-ever summer basketball camps.
March 3, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Lay Foundation in 2011-12 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The 2011-12 season was one of perseverance for the Franciscan University men’s basketball team, and despite not winning a game all year, the Barons laid the groundwork for what the future of Baron Basketball is going to be.
March 5, 2012 Albrecht Is Co-Newcomer of the Year STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron Basketball standout throughout 2011-12 was freshman Nolan Albrecht. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference took notice of his performance and named him Co-Newcomer of the Year.
February 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball Young Talent Shines in Season-Ending Loss BUFFALO, N.Y. – Coming off the heels of a nail-biting overtime loss to La Roche College on Wednesday, the Franciscan University Barons had one more chance to notch their first win of the season as they traveled to D’Youville College on Saturday. Despite a strong first half effort, stellar rebounding and offensive contribution from young players, Franciscan ultimately fell to the Spartans, 79-62.
February 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall in Overtime Thriller STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The crowd was as loud as it has been all season for the final home game of the 2011-2012 Baron basketball season, and the 150 in attendance witnessed the best game of the year, Wednesday. The Franciscan University men’s basketball team took the number two team in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference into overtime, ultimately losing, 64-57.
February 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Turnovers Plague Barons in Loss to Behrend STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Barons struggled protecting the ball as they committed 20 turnovers on the night, en route to a 55-35 loss to Penn State Behrend.
February 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Strong Second Half Effort Not Enough ALTOONA, Pa.— Franciscan University traveled to Penn State Altoona Wednesday night to take on the Lions. Although the Barons outscored the Lions in the second half, they were unable to come back from large deficit and lost, 60-49.
February 4, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Struggle To Find Momentum On The Road HAMBURG, N.Y.— Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Baron basketball team struggled to find momentum both offensively and defensively Saturday afternoon, losing 89-32 on the road versus the Hilbert College Hawks.
February 1, 2012 | Men's Basketball Greensburg’s Post Presence Too Much For Barons STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference preseason player of the year David Palmer scored 19 points and ripped down 17 rebounds to help his University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats to an 88-52 victory over the Franciscan University of Steubenville Barons Wednesday night.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball Albrecht’s 20 Not Enough; Barons Fall to Mavs STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The story continued to be the same for the Franciscan University men’s basketball team, as it fell victim to yet another hot-shooting opponent, the Medaille College Mavericks. The Barons dropped the game, 85-48.
January 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball Three Barons See Double-Digit Scoring CRESSON, Pa.— The Franciscan University Barons used an offensive surge late in the first half to shrink a large deficit to just 12 at halftime, but ultimately let the momentum of the game slip toward Mt. Aloysius, as the Mounties came out victorious, 84-61.
January 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall Victim to Big Bradford Second Half STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Baron basketball team, still in search of its first win, hosted the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Saturday afternoon. Despite being down just seven early in the second half, the Barons were on the wrong end of a 38-12 stretch that followed, falling to the Panthers, 71-40.
January 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall To Redhawks But Improve Game Plan Execution PITTSBURGH — The men from Franciscan University of Steubenville traveled to La Roche College on Monday to take on the second-ranked team in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Barons kept it close for the majority of the first half, but La Roche eventually broke free en route to an 85-47 victory.
January 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Fall To Hot Shooting Penn State Behrend ERIE, Pa.—The Franciscan University men’s basketball team continues to take steps toward its first victory of the season. However, it did not come on Saturday as the Barons fell to the Penn State Behrend Lions, 66-35.
January 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball Barons Still Search For First Victory STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – With captain Frank Murray sidelined with an injury, the young Baron basketball squad noticeably missed his presence as they took on Penn State Altoona Wednesday night. Despite keeping pace for the majority of the game, the Franciscan University Barons fell to the Lions, 67-52.
January 8, 2012 | Men's Basketball Foul Trouble Hurts Barons In Loss To DYC STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— By the end of Sunday’s game against the visiting D’Youville College Spartans, the Franciscan University Baron basketball team was forced to play with only four players due to four out of its eight active players fouling out. The Barons put up their biggest offensive night of the season but still fell to the Spartans, 100-86.
January 7, 2012 | Men's Basketball Lamanna Reminds Barons To Keep Things In Perspective STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Franciscan University Baron basketball team continues to work on keeping a good perspective after dropping its eleventh straight game, 77-39, Saturday. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference loss to the Hilbert College Hawks leaves the Barons 0-11 on the season.
January 4, 2012 | Men's Basketball Rebounding Hurts Barons In Loss To Greensburg GREENSBURG, Pa.— Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference preseason Player of the Year David Palmer demonstrated why he was chosen for that prestigious award on Wednesday night. The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats used a dominating 18 point, 20 rebound performance from Palmer to take down the Franciscan University Barons, 65-50.
January 17, 2012 Free Basketball Clinics Continue To Be A Success STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – “It was an absolute blast working with all the kids,” said John Lamanna, Franciscan University’s head men’s basketball coach. “I was very pleased with the clinic turnout.” Over 50 boys and girls attended the University’s first free basketball clinic on Jan. 7, and Lamanna is looking forward to a repeat success at this weekend’s second free clinic.
December 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball Barons One Step Closer To Realizing Potential STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Baron basketball team tallied two season firsts on Thursday night while hosting Ohio Eastern University at home. The young Franciscan University team marked its first time in the lead at halftime and the first time it held an opponent under 30 points in the first half. Franciscan lost, 57-52, and head coach John Lamanna focused on the positives.
December 11, 2011 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose To Mavericks Buffalo, N.Y. — The Franciscan University Barons caught a tough break today with a conference game 67-39 loss against the Medaille College Mavericks. The team is now 0-8 on the season and 0-3 in the Allegheny Collegiate Mountain Conference.
December 7, 2011 | Men's Basketball Barons Struggle To Handle The Pressure STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team continued their early season skid tonight against the fast-paced Mt. Aloysius Mounties, falling by a score of 120-54.
December 3, 2011 | Men's Basketball Andrew Kay High Scorer Against Pitt-Bradford BRADFORD, Pa. — The Franciscan University Baron basketball team played their first conference game today against the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Panthers. In a close contest of skill, the Barons lost 66-52. The team is now 0-6 on the season.
November 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball Baron Basketball Season Off To A Rocky Start LATROBE, Pa.—The Franciscan University Baron basketball team took on one of their toughest competitors of the season Monday night, falling 82-25 to the Saint Vincent College Bearcats. The defeat follows on the heels of last week’s brush with victory, as the Barons lost by a narrow margin of 67-63 to Penn State Fayette. Franciscan now sits 0-4 on the season.
November 28, 2011 Things Warm Up Between Barons And DPS Penn STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – For athletes and fans attending outdoor sporting events at Franciscan University of Steubenville, donning coats—as well as hats and gloves—has become de rigeur once again. With a cold and wet Ohio Valley winter just around the corner, DPS Penn is teaming up with Franciscan athletics to give back to the community through its Warm Hearts Warm People campaign.
November 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball Baron Coach Sees Progress Despite Home Loss STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Baron basketball team suffered a loss at the hands of Penn State Fayette in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd on Tuesday evening. The Barons were defeated by the Roaring Lions, 67-63.
November 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Barons Defeated in Turner Tip-Off Tournament ALBION, Mich.—The Franciscan University Baron basketball team competed Friday and Saturday in the Mike Turner Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Albion College. On day one, the Barons took on Albion, losing 69-36. Day two of the tournament was an 86-62 loss for Franciscan by the hands of the University of Akron-Wayne. The Barons are now 0-3 on the season.
November 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball Court Dedicated to Legendary Coach STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — This Kuzma Community Night was different than its three predecessors. The Finnegan Fieldhouse stands were full Wednesday evening as students and community gave a standing ovation to legendary coach Henry J. Kuzma. The new court, aptly named Kuzma Court, was dedicated during the fourth annual community event.
November 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball Barons Lose Season Opener on Kuzma Night STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Finnegan Fieldhouse was the site of the fourth annual Kuzma Community Night on Wednesday as the Franciscan University men’s basketball kicked off its season with a game against Waynesburg University. The stands were packed after Saturday’s Midnight Madness event stirred up excitement for the season, however, the Barons were ultimately defeated 84-53.
November 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball Legendary Coach to be Honored at Community Night STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – To everyone he is “Hank,” the legendary basketball coach who led the College of Steubenville Barons to a national championship title. To Franciscan University of Steubenville, he is the coach who has walked with the University through it all. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the new Kuzma Court will be dedicated to Henry J. Kuzma at the fourth annual Kuzma Community Night.
November 4, 2011 | Men's Basketball Lamanna Brings Division I System to Baron Basketball STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – With a new coach at the helm, a new logo at the center of the newly redesigned court, and a wealth of new players, the Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team is ready to begin a new era in the program’s young history.
August 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball Franciscan Announces New Head Basketball Coach STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The wait is over. Franciscan University of Steubenville is proud to announce the hiring of John Lamanna as the new head men’s basketball coach.
August 17, 2011 Presenting the Newly Redesigned Baron Von Steubie Presenting the newly redesigned Baron Von Steubie Athletics logo for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Explore the primary mark, wordmarks and ligatures, and read about the research and inspiration behind it all. Designs by John Hartwell of Hartwell Studios.
July 25, 2011 Franciscan Athletics Enters Exclusive Adidas Contract STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University of Steubenville Athletics and Adidas have entered a three year agreement that will provide exclusive footwear and apparel for all Baron teams beginning this 2011-12 academic year.
April 7, 2011 Athletes Named to AMCC Academic All-Conference The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced Thursday that 670 varsity team members from its 10 member institutions have been named to the 2010-11 Academic All-Conference Team. Franciscan University of Steubenville represents 96 student-athletes on the team.
March 9, 2011 | Men's Basketball Men’s Basketball Season in Review Despite having a 20-win goal for the year and falling 16 wins short, the Franciscan University men’s basketball team battled every team they played and took some of the top teams in the conference right down to the wire.
Baron Club Dinner 2015 March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Jamie Dixon becomes the next in a long list of esteemed sports figures to join Franciscan athletics for its annual Baron Club Dinner.
Game Highlights: Baron Basketball Defeats Mt. Aloysius College February 20, 2015 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Highlights from the Baron's home win over Mt. Aloysius College on January 21, 2015.
Tribute Video to Coach Hank Kuzma September 30, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio --Legendary, Franciscan University basketball coach, Hank Kuzma passed away at age 86 on Saturday, September 13th. Kuzma led his team to win 56 home games in a row and in 1958 the Barons were named Number One Small College Basketball Team in the U.S. He was involved in every capital campaign Franciscan directed and was an instrumental part of the University. This footage is from 1955 of the NAIA Tournament in Kansas City. [no sound]
Game Highlights; Baron Basketball vs. La Roche College February 12, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Relive the Baron's fifth conference win of the 2013-14 season with game highlights from their 62-58 victory over La Roche College.
Video of Joe Rine's Game Winning Layup Against Medaille College January 18, 2014 STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A drive and dish from junior Moses Sullivan sets up Joe Rine with a game winning layup in the final five seconds of the Baron's second conference win.
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