August 29, 2013 The Best of the Barons #1: Shoeless Bill Jones is An All-American STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The top moment in the 2012-13 season of Baron Athletics goes to Bill Jones for a national championship performance that will stand in school history for decades.
August 6, 2013 | Men's Track Franciscan Sprints Coach Competes in Senior Olympics CLEVELAND, Ohio–Assistant Coach Jack Thornton competed in the 2013 National Senior Games from July 23-31, placing 6th in the nation in Triple Jump
April 25, 2013 | Men's Track Video: Bill Jones Wins the College 5k at the Penn Relays PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The full 12.5 laps from Bill Jones' historic win in the college 5k at the 2013 Penn Relays.
April 6, 2013 | Men's Track Brian Tullier Throwing at Bethany College Video of Brian Tullier throwing at Bethany college back in April. During this meet, Tullier broke his previous personal best, throwing 12.00 meters.
June 3, 2013 | Men's Cross Country Krajewski, Jones Named 2013 John Lemal Award Winners STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan Athletics has named the winners of the second annual John Lemal, Director of Athletics Award given to the school's most valuable athletes. Senior runner Bill Jones and junior runner Nicole Krajewski won the award.
May 25, 2013 | Men's Track A Shoeless Bill Jones Runs to 2nd Place in 5K LA CROSSE, Wis. - Despite losing his left shoe on races second lap, Bill Jones ended his brilliant career at Franciscan with a second place finish in the 5K at the NCAA Championships.
May 23, 2013 | Men's Track Bill Jones Becomes First Baron All-American LA CROSSE, WI - With a 6th place finish in the 10K, senior runner Bill Jones became the first Franciscan University athlete to make an NCAA All-American team.
May 22, 2013 | Men's Track Bill Jones Looks to Make History at NCAA Championships STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron runner Bill Jones will run in two events at the Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships this Thursday and Saturday.
May 17, 2013 Jones and Cain win Kuzma Cup STEUBENVILLE OH–Seniors Bill Jones and Anna Cain won the Franciscan University Kuzma Cup award on Wed. May 8 2013. The Kuzma Cup is given to one male and one female senior athlete who exemplifies excellence on the field and in the classroom.
May 10, 2013 | Men's Track Track Team Celebrates Successful Season with New School Records MEADVILLE, Pa. - In their last team meet of the season, Franciscan University track & field finished strong in the unscored Allegheny College Gator Invitational.
April 27, 2013 | Men's Track Multiple PR's Set in Meet at Behrend ERIE, Pa. – It was a quick day for the Franciscan University track team who represented themselves in impressive fashion at Penn State Behrend. Multiple runners broke their personal best marks making the Barons look dominant in pristine weather conditions.
April 26, 2013 | Men's Track Jones Wins Heat of Penn Relays College 5k, Finished 9th Best PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Franciscan University runner Bill Jones won his heat, the college heat, of the Division I 5k race at the Penn Relays to place ninth out of 82 overall male 5k runners with a time of 14:19.81. Jones knocked five seconds off his previous record of 14:24.78 and is currently ranked third in the nation in Division III in this event.
April 20, 2013 | Men's Track Baron Track and Field Fights the Elements in Baldwin Wallace Meet BEREA, Ohio - A windy, snowy day made for a tough meet, as Baron and Lady Baron Track & Field ran at the Baldwin Wallace Sparky Adams Invitations. Despite the bad weather, the teams were still able to grow and place well.
April 14, 2013 | Men's Track Baugher Close to ECAC Mark, Others Set PRs for Baron Track NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - With star Bill Jones watching and waiting to run at a Division I meet, a number of Baron and Lady Baron runners stepped up and gave impressive performances at the Westminster Invitation.
April 14, 2013 | Men's Track Bill Jones Makes Division III History at Division I Meet LEWISBURG, Pa. - Senior runner Bill Jones became the second fastest runner in the history of NCAA Division III outdoor track & field with his amazing performance at a Division I meet at Bucknell University.
April 6, 2013 | Men's Track Barons Shatter Records; Jones First in Nation April 6, 2013 BETHANY W.V.- The Franciscan University Track and Field team set new records at the Bethany Invitational today. Key performers include Bill Jones, Jack Kaiser, and Jacob Baugher. Jones' 1500 meter time places him first in the nation.
March 23, 2013 | Men's Track First Track and Field Meet a Success; Jones qualifies for Penn-Relays CALIFORNIA, Pa.— The Franciscan University track and field team broke several school and personal records at the California University of Pennsylvania Early Bird Meet, their first outdoor meet of the season. Although the meet was un-scored, FUS athletes set benchmarks for the rest of the season.
May 24, 2012 | Men's Track Bill Jones is No. 15 in the Country CLAREMONT, Calif. – “Our motto this year was a quote by St. Francis,” said Franciscan University’s head track and field coach Vince Oliver. “‘Brothers and sisters: Let us begin for up until now we have done nothing.’ So I looked at Bill (Jones) before the race and said, ‘let us begin.’” Jones went on to place 15th in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Thursday, May 24.
May 24, 2012 | Men's Track Bill Jones Heads to the National Championship STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Bill Jones is at again. The junior runner for Franciscan University made school history this past fall, becoming the first student-athlete to compete at the national postseason level. Now Jones is headed Claremont, Calif., to compete in the 10K run at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship this Thursday.
May 18, 2012 | Men's Track Track Breaks Records at ECAC Championship TROY, N.Y. – Over the weekend, four members of Franciscan University’s Baron track team competed in the 2012 ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the largest number of Franciscan track and field student-athletes to ever compete in the postseason championship.
May 11, 2012 | Men's Track Gator Invite Shows Strong Finish for Track & Field MEADVILLE, Pa.—Friday brought a strong regular season finish for Franciscan University’s track and field at the 6th Annual Allegheny College Gator Invitational. With three new school records and several athletes earning personal bests, the invite displayed the team’s season of hard work
April 21, 2012 | Men's Track Sparky Adams Highlights Successful Season BEREA, Ohio — Franciscan University’s track and field team braved bad weather once again this Saturday at Baldwin Wallace College's annual Sparky Adams Invitational. Despite temperatures in the low 40s, over half of the team achieved personal records in one or more events.
April 14, 2012 | Men's Track Franciscan Sets New Team Records At Westminster Invitational WESTMINSTER, Pa.—The Franciscan University track and field team continued to show improvements at the Westminster Invitational Saturday with the men’s team placing 10th out of 15 teams with 28 points and the women’s team placing 10th out of 14 with 23 points.
March 31, 2012 | Men's Track New PRs for Track Team at Washington & Jefferson WASHINGTON, Pa.—Despite unseasonably brisk weather, the Franciscan University track and field team pushed themselves to a new level of competition on Saturday at the Washington and Jefferson Invitational, securing two new school records and eleven personal bests.
March 24, 2012 | Men's Track Track Takes Great Strides at Bill Van Horne Invitational WHEELING, W.Va.—The Franciscan University track and field team continued to make vast improvements, both from a personal standpoint and as a team Saturday at the Bill Van Horne Invitational hosted by Wheeling Jesuit University. The men’s team came in 14th place out of 18 schools with 23 points. Although the women’s team placed 21 out of 21, several athletes on the women’s team achieved personal bests.
March 20, 2012 | Men's Track Good Weather Brings Out Baron Best Grove City, Pa.— Temperatures in the mid-80s and virtually no head wind at Tuesday's Grove City Mini-Invite proved valuable starting blocks for the first outdoor track and field meet of the season. Although the meet was unscored, Franciscan University's athletes held nothing back, pushing themselves to achieve several personal bests and school records.
February 18, 2012 | Men's Track First Track Meet of the Season: Franciscan Shows Promise BEXLEY, Ohio —The Franciscan University of Steubenville's track and field team participated in its first meet of the season, the Rick Meindl Last Call indoor track competition on Saturday. While the event was considered a preseason scrimmage for the team, the Barons and Lady Barons proved themselves up to the challenge, finishing 11th and 12th out of 13 teams with 30 and 16 points, respectively.
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.
May 19, 2011 | Men's Track Two Franciscan Athletes Compete at ECACs BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Two of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s top track and field athletes competed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship this Thursday at Moravian College. Clinching qualifying times during the season, senior Kailey Gotta and sophomore Bill Jones both ran in the 5,000 meter race and placed midrange out of about 30 runners.
May 13, 2011 | Men's Track Allegheny Invite Proves Tough Competition for FUS MEADVILLE, Pa. – Franciscan University of Steubenville’s track and field team participated in the fifth annual Allegheny College Gator Invitational on Friday. This was the final meet for most of Franciscan’s athletes and turned out to be very competitive for everyone involved, especially since it was the last chance for athletes to qualify for the Eastern College Athletic Conference competition.
April 23, 2011 | Men's Track Track & Field Breaks Records at Sparky Adams BEREA, Ohio–Franciscan University of Steubenville’s track and field team competed on Saturday at the Sparky Adams Invitational held at Baldwin Wallace College’s George Finnie Stadium. Both the Barons and Lady Barons performed exceptionally, with multiple runners and throwers breaking school and personal records.
April 16, 2011 | Men's Track Franciscan Track & Field Take On Westminster Invite NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.—Amidst a heavy rainfall, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s track and field team competed at the Westminster College Invitational this Saturday. The Barons placed 10th out of 11 teams with 14 points and the Lady Barons 11th out of 13 with nine points.
April 9, 2011 | Men's Track New School Records for Track at John Homon ALLIANCE, Ohio—It was a successful Saturday at the University of Mount Union John Homon Open for Franciscan University of Steubenville’s track and field team. Breaking school records and setting a multitude of personal bests, the track and field team certainly had an exciting meet.
April 2, 2011 | Men's Track Franciscan Track Competes at W&J Invitational WASHINGTON, Pa.—Franciscan University of Steubenville track team joined 19 other universities in competing at the Washington and Jefferson College’s Sixth Annual Invitational on Saturday. Notching only six points, the Barons placed 17th out of the 19 schools while the Lady Barons placed 16th out of 18 schools with a total of 11 points.
March 26, 2011 | Men's Track Bill Van Horne Invitational Shows 3K Success WHEELING, W.Va.—The Franciscan University Barons hit the road this weekend for their first outdoor meet of the season at the Bill Van Horne Invitational. Head coach Vince Oliver reported that, despite the challenge of the cold weather, the team persevered and did very well.
February 19, 2011 | Men's Track First Track Meet Shows Bright Season Ahead BEXLEY, Ohio—Franciscan University of Steubenville’s track and field team headed to their first competition of the season on Saturday, taking part in the Rick Meindl Last Call indoor track competition at Capital University. Showing a promising start for this spring, the Lady Barons finished sixth out of 14 teams with 38 points and the Barons placed 11th out of 16 with 19 points.
4/27/13
2013 Men's Track and Field
2nd/5
at Penn State Behrend
Recap | Photos
4/13/13
2013 Men's Track and Field
11th/12
at Westminster Invitational and All Ohio Meet
Results | Recap | Photos
5/24/12
Final
2012 Men's FUS Track and Field
15th
at NCAA DIII Track & Field Championship - Bill Jones (10K)
Preview | Results | Recap
5/11/12
Final
2012 Men's FUS Track and Field
Unscored
at Allegheny College Gator Invite
Results | Recap
4/21/12
Final
2012 Men's FUS Track and Field
No School Ranking
at Baldwin Wallace College
Box Score | Results | Recap
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.
First Fr. Mike Scanlan Tennis Tournament a Rousing Success
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The first year of the Fr. Mike Scanlan Tennis Tournament was played on July 19 & 20 and set a strong foundation for future tournaments.
Franciscan Summer Swimming Camp Canceled
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan Athletics has canceled the 2014 Swimming Skill Development Camp scheduled for July 7 & 9.
The Best of the Barons #5: 2 Goals in 15 Seconds for Soccer
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Men's soccer makes its first appearance on our top 10 list with a magical 15 seconds that gave Franciscan their first win of the 2013 season.
Fr. Mike Scanlan Tennis Tournament To Restart in 2014
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – In honor of President Emeritus Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville is bringing back the tennis tournament that bears his name.
Two More FUS Teams Win AMCC Peak Performer Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced the winter and spring season Team Peak Performer winners and two Franciscan team were among the winners.
Men's Tennis Sweeps AMCC First Team All-Conference
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Baron tennis took both the AMCC Coach of the Year and Player of the Year Awards as well as sweeping the First Team All-Conference honors.
Franciscan Wins AMCC Peak Performer for Second Straight Year
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Baron Athletics has been award the Institutional Peak Performer Award by the AMCC for the second consecutive year.
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Sign up now fro Franciscan's Summer Sports Camps, running through June and July!
Jarzynka Honored as ECAC and AMCC Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Tennis captain Paul Jarzynka was honored as ECAC and AMCC Player of the Week for his performance against Bethany, Pitt. Greensburg, and Pitt. Bradford, going nearly undefeated, 26-1
Jarzynka Makes Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, OH–Baron tennis player, Paul Jarzynka was honored by the AMCC for his performance.
Jarzynka Honored as Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The AMCC honored senior tennis player Paul Jarzynka as Player of the Week
Huck and Gonzales Make AMCC Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The AMCC honored Lacey Huck and Iliana Gonzales for their performances in the 2013-2014 women's basketball season.
Five Lady Barons Make All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Kellie Rankin, Nicole Marshall, Maria Giuliani, Aimee Vunovich, and Molly Coogan all made the AMCC All-Conference team for their performances in the 2013-2014 Women's Swimming and Diving season.
Rankin Makes Diver of the Year
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–Diver Kellie Rankin was named Diver of the Year by the AMCC for her performance in the 2013-2014 season
Giuliani Wins Second AMCC Swimmer of the Week Award
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – For the second time during the 2013-14 season, junior swimmer Maria Giuliani was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Swimmer of the Week.
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.
Donors Gain Naming Rights, Memorabilia in Fieldhouse Expansion
STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Hank Kuzma, Franciscan’s legendary basketball coach, recently thanked two donors for their contributions to the $5 million expansion of Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Finnegan Fieldhouse.
Guiliani Named AMCC Swimmer of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–Junior Maria Guiliani was named Swimmer of the Week by the AMCC>
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.
Huck Earns ECAC Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Junior forward Lacey Huck was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference, Division III - Southern Region Player of the Week.
Two Double-Doubles Earns Huck AMCC Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A strong performance over the weekend in two consecutive conference contests earned junior forward Lacey Huck conference Player of the Week.
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.
Franciscan's Dig Pink Event Gives Donation to Cancer Research
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – On October 5, students, families, staff, and cancer survivors flocked to the Lady Barons’ homecoming volleyball match to participate in the fifth annual Dig Pink fundraiser, which brought in $522.
Four Baron Runners Make All-Conference
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Patrick Flanagan, Molly Chambers, Colene Smith, and Allison Huelseman all made the AMCC All-Conference teams for this season.
Kelly, O'Keefe, Link, Tolkach Make All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Four Lady Baron Volleyball players made the All Conference Team this season. Sam Kelly Made first team, O'Keefe and Link, second, and Tolkach, third.
Duran, Imbimbo Make All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Joe Duran and John Imbimbo were named to the AMCC All-Conference team for their performances in the 2013-2014 season.
Five Lady Barons Make All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–As their most successful season in Franciscan Athletics history comes to a close, five of the women's soccer team have been named to the AMCC All-Conference Team.
AMCC Names Cocozza and Volk Players of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The AMCC Michele Volk and Julia Cocozza Players of the Week for their last match of the regular season and their first playoff win in Franciscan History.
O'Keefe Named AMCC Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The AMCC named junior Volleyball Captain Player of the week for her performances in the matches leading up to the Lady Barons' playoff run. With O'Keefe's help, Franciscan has achieved a 8-1 record, their best in school history
Six Lady Barons Make First Team All-Conference in Women's Tennis
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan women's tennis took half of the possible spots on the First Team All-Conference fore the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Swimming Finishes Fifth at Chatham
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Lady Barons Women'a Swimming and Diving squad placed fifth at Chatham University today. Individually, the Lady Barons placed well, with strong performances from Kathleen Lamontagne and Nicole Marshall
Men's Soccer Season Ends With Difficult Loss
CRESSON, Pa – The Men's Soccer team lost 2-1 to Mt. Aloysius college. Despite scoring first, the Barons were unable to keep their lead, falling behind early in the second half
Remembering the Life of Amanda Looman
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan Athletics lost a loved member of its family this week with the passing of former Lady Baron soccer player Amanda Looman.
Lady Barons fall 1-0 to D'Youville
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Lady Barons Soccer Team lost to D'Youville 1-0 today despite a tough game played by all. Battling through rain and wind, the Lady Barons' goalkeeper Mallory Garthwaite played a strong game, making many tough saves to keep FUS in the game.
AMCC Names Samantha Kelly Player of the Week.
Sam Kelly, sophomore libero, has been named player of the week for her performance in Dig Pink and the Lady Barons' October 2 game. Kelly had a total of 50 digs this week, more than anyone in the conference.
Record Numbers for 6th Annual Kelly Roggensack Memorial Races
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Over 200 people ran in the 6th Annual Kelly Roggensack Memorial Races on the Franciscan campus, making it the most successful year in the event's history.
Kelly Battles Through Injury; Leads FUS to Victory
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Sophomore Libero, Samantha Kelly battled her way through a painful injury today to lead the Lady Barons to Victory over Pitt. Bradford, 3-1.
Lady Barons Mop Up D'Youville 9-0
The Lady Barons Tennis Team kicked off the Homecoming weekend festivities by beating conference opponent D'Youville 9-0. Plagued by delays and lashing rain, FUS had to dry off their floor before the match could begin. The Lady Barons then proceeded to play hard and come out victorious
Flanagan Named AMCC Runner of the Week
Baron runner Patrcick Flanagan was named AMCC Runner of the Week this week. Flanagan has placed consistently in the top 10 in the past races.
AMCC Names Smith Runner of the Week
The AMCC has named sophomore runner Colene Smith Runner of the Week for this week. Smith has led the Lady Barons Cross Country Squad in the past few races.
Men's Soccer Wins First Conference Victory
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Baron soccer had their first conference victory today against Pitt. Greensburg, winning 4-1. Strong performances from the Barons came from Brian Bobak and Joseph Imbimbo.
Lady Barons Fall to John Carroll
The Lady Barons lost to John Carroll today 9-0. Despite a 6-3 loss, Lady Baron Caeles Crunkleton-Wilson brought a high level of intensity and skill to the court.
Four Hour Match Ends with Franciscan Win
The Lady Barons Tennis team triumphed over Pitt. Greensbrug 6-3 after four hours of gameplay. Strong performances came from Erin Coyne, and no. 3 doubles team Lucia Neugenbauer and Kelly Chambers.
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Geneva
BEAVER FALLS, Pa–The Lady Barons Soccer team beat Geneva college 2-0 for their first shut out of the season. Strong performances came from Ashley Ruttencutter and Jordan Bryley as the Lady Barons increase their record to 6-3
Lady Barons Sweep Home Match 3-0
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Lady Baron volleyball got a momentum building win against Penn St. - Beaver, winning 3-0 before heading into conference play.
Rugby Continues to Dominate with Shutout
STEUBENVILLE- Franciscan University Rugby dominated against conference competition Grove City College in a home match, winning 51-0. Key performances came from Jimmy Kueber and Man of the Match Jason Luizzi
Lady Barons Lack Consistency in Loss
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Franciscan University women’s soccer game couldn’t quite pull it together in a constant downpour of rain as they lost to Washington and Jefferson College 4-0. The Lady Barons struggled to secure a good flow in the first half but by the end of the second they played like the team their fans are used to seeing.
Baron's Cross Country Performs Well against Strong Competition
SOUTH BEND, IND.- The Franciscan University men and women’s cross country teams traveled to compete in the National Catholic Championships, coming in 16 out of 22 and 21 out of 26 respectively in the small school division.
Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Washington & Jefferson
Playing only their second match at home, the Lady Barons Volleyball team fell to the Washington & Jefferson Presidents 3-0 (16-25, 20-25, 21-25). The Lady Barons are in the middle of a challenging week to prepare themselves for conference play on Sept 28 against Penn. State Berhrend.
6th Annual Kelly Roggensack Races to Feature New Course
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the sixth annual Kelly Roggensack Memorial Races on October, 5!
Lady Barons Fall Again to Muskingum
NEW CONCORD, Ohio– It was more of the same for the Lady Barons Volleyball team who lost 3-0 in a rematch against the Muskingum Fight Muskies (17-25, 16-25, 16-25). Franciscan is in the middle of a challenging week as they battle tough competition to prepare for conference play later in the season.
Hannah Cooke Named Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Lady Baron Hannah Cooke has been named Player of the Week by the AMCC. Cooke, a sophomore forward, was a new addition to the Lady Barons’ squad this year and has already racked up an impressive number of goals early in the season.
Franciscan Fights through a Tough Match; Comes out on Top
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – An early goal from Jordan Byrley and a second half penalty kick from Katie Roemer gave Franciscan women’s soccer just enough to hang on for a 2-1 win over Westminster College.
Three Second Half Goals Cause Barons to Fall
HIRAM, Ohio – The Franciscan University Barons looked to stretch their early season winning streak to three games against Hiram College, but after a 1-1 lock at halftime the Barons allowed three second half goals to fall to the Terriers, 3-1.
Men's Tennis Falls to Baldwin Wallace
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio–Franciscan Men’s Tennis team opened their season with tough competition against Baldwin Wallace University. While the Barons lost 0-9, this game and the remainder of the fall season guarantee to give FUS a catalyst of quick improvement to get ready for spring competition.
Franciscan Sweeps Cougars 3-0
PITTSBURGH, PaDespite a delated match, the lady barons volleyball team quickly defeated the Chatham University Cougars 3-0.
Three Goals in Seven Minutes Clinch Victory for Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Lady Baron soccer improved to 3-1 on the season with a deceptively close 4-1 victory over Thiel College. The FUS women scored three goals in the final seven minutes to turn what would’ve been a frustrating tie into blowout win.
Lady Barons Top Waynesburg in Five Games
The Lady Barons Volleyball team put away the Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets in five games Wednesday. Strong performances were seen from Dani Link and Claire Prezzia.
AMCC Names Flanagan Runner of the Week
The AMCC has named junior cross country captain Patrick Flanagan the runner of the week.
AMCC Names Crunkleton-Wilson Player of the Week
The AMCC has named Caeles Crunkleton-Wilson the Tennis Player of the week
Lady Barons Finish Weekend with 9-0 Shut-Out
The Lady Barons Tennis team finished their triad of games this weekend by shutting out La Roche college 9-0. Strong performances were seen from the number 3 doubles team and number 6 singles player Allison Jenson
Franciscan Stands Strong Despite Hills and Steep Competition
The Franciscan University Cross Country teams traveled to Seton Hill on Saturday to compete against DII and DI opponents. Despite a grueling and hilly course, the Barons and Lady Barons came out strong
Errors Prove Fatal for Volleyball
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Lady Barons Volleyball team chalked up a loss against Oberlin College due to errors and extra points, Friday.
Barons Struggle Through Second Game
BEAVER FALLS, Pa– Baron Soccer traveled to Geneva on Wednesday to play their second game of the season. Despite a close season opener, the Barons lost 7-1
Women's Soccer Builds Momentum with Second Win
BETHANY, W.V.— The Lady Baron’s soccer team secured a 2-1 win against non-conference opponent Bethany College on Wednesday after winning their home opener four days prior. By keeping possession of the ball for most of the game, peppering Bethany’s goalie with shots, and using their defense to limit Bethany’s counterattack, the Lady Barons were able to maintain their winning record of 2-0.
Men's Soccer Plays Strong in Season Opener
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A goal in the sixty-eighth minute from freshman Joseph Duran and a number of late scoring chances fell just short of completing a comeback effort in Baron soccer season opener.
Two Goals by Cooke Clinch Season Opener
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Lady Baron soccer team won its season opener at home on Friday against Waynesburg University with a final score of 2-1. This win marks a significant feat for a team playing with a new head coach, new formations and new players against a team that beat them 6-1 last year.
Young Lady Baron Tennis Team Sweeps First Opponent
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - With an almost completely new team, Lady Baron tennis was able to pick up where it left off in 2012, with a dominating conference win against Pitt-Bradford.
The Best of the Barons #1: Shoeless Bill Jones is An All-American
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The top moment in the 2012-13 season of Baron Athletics goes to Bill Jones for a national championship performance that will stand in school history for decades.
The Barons Take on The Rock in 10th Rugby Ruckus
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Franciscan University Barons will take on Slippery Rock University in the 10th Annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus. The match will start at 7 pm at Harding Stadium.
Cross Country Chaplain Runs 53 Mile Ultramarathon
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan's cross country chaplain, Father Gregory Plow, TOR, ran and completed the 53 mile Wild Idaho Ultramarathon on August 3.
Franciscan Sprints Coach Competes in Senior Olympics
CLEVELAND, Ohio–Assistant Coach Jack Thornton competed in the 2013 National Senior Games from July 23-31, placing 6th in the nation in Triple Jump
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.
Cross Country Chaplain to Run Ultramarathon
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Father Gregory Plow, Franciscan's cross country team chaplain, will run in the Wild Idaho Ultramarathon to raise money for the new Spirit of St. Francis Scholarship.
Men's Tennis Wins Peak Performance Award
The Franciscan University Barons Men's Tennis team was awarded the Peak Performance award by the AMCC. This Academic Honor is given to the team with the top cumulative GPA in their respective sport.
Krajewski, Jones Named 2013 John Lemal Award Winners
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan Athletics has named the winners of the second annual John Lemal, Director of Athletics Award given to the school's most valuable athletes. Senior runner Bill Jones and junior runner Nicole Krajewski won the award.
AMCC Nominates Cain for Woman of the Year
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference named Lady Baron Volleyball’s senior hitter Anna Cain as its nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year for the 2012-13 athletic year.
A Shoeless Bill Jones Runs to 2nd Place in 5K
LA CROSSE, Wis. - Despite losing his left shoe on races second lap, Bill Jones ended his brilliant career at Franciscan with a second place finish in the 5K at the NCAA Championships.
Bill Jones Becomes First Baron All-American
LA CROSSE, WI - With a 6th place finish in the 10K, senior runner Bill Jones became the first Franciscan University athlete to make an NCAA All-American team.
Bill Jones Looks to Make History at NCAA Championships
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron runner Bill Jones will run in two events at the Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships this Thursday and Saturday.
Jones and Cain win Kuzma Cup
STEUBENVILLE OH–Seniors Bill Jones and Anna Cain won the Franciscan University Kuzma Cup award on Wed. May 8 2013. The Kuzma Cup is given to one male and one female senior athlete who exemplifies excellence on the field and in the classroom.
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.
Barons Fall to No. 2 Ranked Lords in NCAA Tournament
GAMBIER, Ohio - The Baron's magical run came to an end as Franciscan men's tennis lost to no. 2 ranked Kenyon College 5-0 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Baron Tennis Wins First NCAA Tournament Game Ever!
GAMBIER, Ohio - Franciscan men's tennis became the first team in school history to play in and win and NCAA Tournament game. The Barons defeated Elizabethtown College 5-1 in the first round of the tournament.
Track Team Celebrates Successful Season with New School Records
MEADVILLE, Pa. - In their last team meet of the season, Franciscan University track & field finished strong in the unscored Allegheny College Gator Invitational.
NCAA Announces Tennis Championship Schedule
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron tennis is scheduled to play Elizabethtown College on Friday, May 10 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships.
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.
Barons Sweep Individual Awards, Dominate All-Conference
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced its men’s tennis end of the season awards and All-Conference teams on Monday, with Franciscan University dominating the field.
Multiple PR's Set in Meet at Behrend
ERIE, Pa. – It was a quick day for the Franciscan University track team who represented themselves in impressive fashion at Penn State Behrend. Multiple runners broke their personal best marks making the Barons look dominant in pristine weather conditions.
Lacayo Wins AMCC Player of the Week After Championships
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Just a day after his team won the AMCC Championship for the second time in three years, Leonel Lacayo was named the AMCC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for his performance during the championship tournament.
Jones Wins Heat of Penn Relays College 5k, Finished 9th Best
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Franciscan University runner Bill Jones won his heat, the college heat, of the Division I 5k race at the Penn Relays to place ninth out of 82 overall male 5k runners with a time of 14:19.81. Jones knocked five seconds off his previous record of 14:24.78 and is currently ranked third in the nation in Division III in this event.
Lady Barons Lose Late Game One Lead, Drop Doubleheader
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio- The Franciscan University softball team played an exciting doubleheader until errors halted the momentum and cost the Lady Barons both games. FUS was defeated 8-4 and 17-4 by Penn State Beaver.
Lack of Communication Leads to Lady Baron Losses
ERIE, Pa. – Franciscan University softball fell to the Penn State Behrend Lions 13-1 and 12-0 in an away doubleheader.
Baron Tennis to Play for AMCC Championship Tomorrow
WEXFORD, Pa. – The Franciscan University men’s tennis team’s winning streak continued into the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference post season tournament as they beat the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 5-0. After their victory, the Barons will have less than 24 hours prepare to take on Penn State Behrend for the AMCC Championship.
Lady Barons Fall to BWU in Season Finale
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio- In the last game of their inaugural season, the Franciscan University Lady Barons fell to Baldwin Wallace University, 9-6.
Jarzynka Named Player of the Week for Second Straight Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The accolades continue to pile up for Baron tennis sophomore captain Paul Jarzynka, as the Allegheny Mountain College Conference named him Player of the Week for the second straight week.
Baron Tennis Finishes Conference Season Undefeated
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan men's tennis swept D'Youville College 9-0 to finish their season with a perfect record in conference play.
Facing Adversity, Lady Barons Drop Two to DYC
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - After being plagued with injuries, Franciscan University softball could not regroup in order to win their home doubleheader against D’Youville College; the Lady Barons lost 18-3 and 16-0.
Lady Barons Score First, Can't Finish Against Hilbert
HAMBURG, NY- In the second game against Hilbert College this season, Franciscan University women’s lacrosse came out strong scoring the first goal of the game but was unable to keep up the momentum and eventually fell to the Hawks, 10-4.
Franciscan Wins Institutional Academic Award from AMCC
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University was awarded the Institutional Peak Performance Award by the Allegheny Collegiate Mountain Conference, as the AMCC institution with the highest percentage of student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference Team.
Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio- Continuing their four game winning streak, the Franciscan University Barons fought through the cold and windy weather to beat Westminster, 8-1. The Barons won all singles matches and first and second doubles, but the third doubles team fell to the Titans.
Barons Blank DII West Virginia State for Third Straight Win
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Coming off of their biggest win of the season against Penn State Behrend, the Franciscan University Barons headed home to battle Division II West Virginia State. The Barons pulled out their third victory in a row after beating the Yellow Jackets 9-0. FUS is now 7-5 overall and hold a 6-0 record in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Lady Barons Shut-Out at Mt. Aloysius
CRESSON, Pa -- The Franciscan Lady Barons softball team traveled to Mt. Aloysius College in search of its first of the season. However, struggles from the plate and in the field led to two lopsided losses to the Lady Mounties.
Volleyball and Men's Soccer Win Academic Awards
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- The Franciscan University women's volleyball and men's soccer teams have been named the AMCC's Peak Performance teams for the fall sports season.
Jarzynka Named AMCC Player of the Week
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Sophomore team captain Paul Jarzynka was named Player of the Week for men's tennis by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Tennis Clinches Top Spot in AMCC Championships
ERIE, Pa. - Redemption. That was the motivation for the Franciscan University men’s team who beat reigning Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference champions Penn State-Behrend, 7-2, to claim the number one spot in the AMCC.
Lady Barons Can't Keep Momentum vs. Medaille
BUFFALO, NY- The Franciscan University softball team lost their strong start in an away doubleheader against Medaille College and dropped both games, 13-5 and 18-4.
Men's Tennis Stays Undefeated With Sweep of Bradford
BRADFORD, Pa. -- Coming into their second game in two days, the Franciscan University men’s tennis team beat AMCC opponent the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 9-0. This marks the first match since their trip to Florida where the Barons competed in favorable weather. Franciscan took advantage of the conditions and cruised to victory while being led by Assistant Head Coach Shannon Irvin.
Barons Shatter Records; Jones First in Nation
April 6, 2013 BETHANY W.V.- The Franciscan University Track and Field team set new records at the Bethany Invitational today. Key performers include Bill Jones, Jack Kaiser, and Jacob Baugher. Jones' 1500 meter time places him first in the nation.
Lady Barons Improve for Exciting Second Game
BRADFORD, Pa. - Although the Franciscan University softball team an impressive comeback in the second game, the Lady Barons made were swept by the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in an away doubleheader by scores of 12-0 and 7-4.
Barons Battle Elements in Loss to Allegheny
MEADVILLE, Pa. – After winning three matches in a row, the Franciscan University men’s tennis team fell to Allegheny College 8-1. The Barons had not played a match for 10 days and it was apparently difficult for them to shake off the rust in 30-degree weather.
Stronger Second Game Still Not Enough for Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Barons played their second consecutive home doubleheader and lost both contests to Grove City College, first by a score of 9-1, and by a score of 11-5 in game two.
Lamar Hunt Jr. Son of NFL Legend to Speak on Campus
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Lamar Hunt Jr., part of the family ownership of the Kansas City Chiefs, Columbus Crew, and FC Dallas, will give his personal testimony on the FUS campus Thursday, April 4 at 2 pm in the International Room of the JC Williams Center.
Barons Take Schedule Change in Stride, Beat Bison
BETHANY, W. Va. – In a last-minute scheduling change for the Franciscan University men’s tennis team, the Barons traveled to Bethany College with a roster of only six players to play a match that was supposed to be played on March 30. The light roster did not affect the men, however, as the Barons beat the Bison, 7-2.
Tennis Blanks Mt. Aloysius at Neutral Site
WHEELING, W. Va. – Weather implications kept the Franciscan University men’s tennis team from once again playing in front of a home crowd. This marks the third home game in a row where the Barons had to change their match location. FUS beat Mount Aloysius College 9-0 on indoor courts in Wheeling, West Virginia.
First Track and Field Meet a Success; Jones qualifies for Penn-Relays
CALIFORNIA, Pa.— The Franciscan University track and field team broke several school and personal records at the California University of Pennsylvania Early Bird Meet, their first outdoor meet of the season. Although the meet was un-scored, FUS athletes set benchmarks for the rest of the season.
Late Rally Not Enough for Softball In Second Doubleheader Game
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A late rally came up short for Franciscan softball in their second game of a double header against St. Vincent College. The Lady Baron lost both games, 7-3 and 8-4.
Lady Baron's Strong Finish Falls Short in Home Opener
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - While fighting harsh winds and cold temperatures, the Lady Barons softball dropped the first game of their home opener double-header 11-3 and put together a late comeback that fell just short in the second game, losing 6-5.
Lady Barons Search for Consistency in Loss to Thiel
GREENVILLE, Pa.— The Franciscan University women’s Lacrosse team suffered a frustrating defeat to Thiel College in a game that resulted in a final score of 20-0.
Baron Tennis Wins Despite Moving Home Opener to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - In their first home match of the spring 2013 season, Franciscan men's tennis was forced to move the match to indoor courts in Pittsburgh but was still able to defeat conference opponent Penn State Altoona 8-1.
Extra Focus Leads to Big Improvements for Softball
CLERMONT, Fla. – After coming off a tough double header a day ago, the Franciscan University women’s softball team displayed focus and tenacity in their games against St. Lawrence University and Thomas College. Despite losing both games, the Lady Barons will fly home from Florida confident in their team’s ability to play focused and with intensity.
Lady Baron Softball Still Seeking First Win
CLERMONT, Fla. -- After playing their closest game of the season on Tuesday and enjoying a day off on Wednesday, the Franciscan University softball team played in its third doubleheader of the season on Thursday, dropping two more games.
Baron LAX Earns First Program Win
BUENA VISTA, Va. - On a spring break trip to Virginia, right after the Catholic Church elected a new Pope, the Franciscan University men's lacrosse team won their first game in program history, defeating Southern Virginia University 17-8.
Baron Tennis Takes One Point Against Division II Fow
CLERMONT, Fla. - A Florida matchup against a Division II opponent resulted in a productive loss for Baron tennis. The team won one double match against Palm Beach Atlantic, lossing 8-1.
Offense Shows Improvement in Loss to Becker
Franciscan University’s softball team completed their second doubleheader of the season, playing against Becker College and Haverford College. The Lady Barons lost 13-12 in an exciting second match-up of the year with Becker College, and lost 22-1 against their second opponent on the day, Haverford College.
Last Second Goals Keeps Lady Baron LAX From Second Win
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A balanced and efficient offensive attack wasn't enough for Lady Baron lacrosse in the final minutes of their game against Hilbert College as FUS lost a nail-biter 9-8.
Lady Baron Softball Plays First Two Games of Season
CLERMONT, Fla. - The Franciscan softball team played their first two games of the 2013 season as part of a spring break tour in Florida. The games marked the first time the team was able to play outside after practicing indoors all preseason due to bad weather.
Five Lady Barons Make Swimming and Diving All-Conference
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Two Lady Baron swimmers have been named AMCC First Team All-Conference while two more swimmers and a diver were named to the conference's Second Team.
First Win In Program History for Lady Baron LAX
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A 17-6 victory over Wilmington College will mark the first win in program history for Franciscan women's lacrosse as the Lady Baron's dominated their fifth game of the season from start to finish.
FUS Names Clare McBane Head Coach of Lady Baron Soccer
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - After working through the offseason as Interim Head Coach, Clare McBane will take over the Lady Baron soccer program as the team's long-term head coach.
Huck Earns Second Team All-Conference Honors
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Sophomore forward Lacey Huck was named Second Team All-Conference by the AMCC for the 2012-13 women's basketball season. Huck was Newcomer of the Year and Third Team All-Conference in 2011-12.
Lady Baron Lax Continues to Improve
Franciscan University lost to Waynesburg University 14-7 in the inaugural women’s lacrosse team’s closest game of the season.
Noce Notches Hat Trick; Lady Barons Fall to Albion
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio- Franciscan women’s lacrosse fell to Albion College 16-5 in the third game of its inaugural season. Despite the loss, the Lady Barons scored more goals than in any other game thus far and held their opponent to the lowest score this season, both signs of team improvement.
Jones Named All-Academic Scholar Athlete for Second Straight Year
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Baron runner Bill Jones was named an All-Academic Scholar Athlete by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2012 cross country season.
Franciscan Lacrosse Falls 20-1 in First Game
VIENNA, WV— Baron Lacrosse fell to the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots in their first game today. Despite initial setbacks, senior attack Patrick McNamara and goalie Evan Malchano both played strong games.
Barons Play Hard, Lose Season Opener
BEREA, Ohio - The Franciscan University Barons lost 9-0 to Baldwin Wallace University in their season opener despite strong performances from captain Paul Jarzynka and junior Leonel Lacayo.
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).
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.
FUS Women Spoil Halftime Lead
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Despite taking a three point halftime lead against one of the conferences best teams, the Franciscan women's basketball team couldn't keep the momentum going, as they lost to Medaille College 60-46.
Chicago Bears Owner to Speak at FUS on Faith, Athletics
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - On Monday, March 4, sports fans and non-sports fans alike will learn how to spread the Gospel message through one’s own calling when Pat McCaskey, the owner of the Chicago Bears, speaks at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
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.
Lady Barons Fall in OT Again
Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team fell to the D’Youville College Spartans in overtime 62-58. This was the team’s second game to go into overtime in the past four days, as Franciscan fell to Pitt-Greensburg on Wednesday.
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.
Huck Notches Double-Double; Lady Barons Fall in OT
Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team fell to University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in overtime this Wednesday, 61-56, at home in one of the most exciting games of the season.
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.
Franciscan Falls to Lady Mounties
Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team battled against the Mount Aloysius Lady Mounties as they dropped their seventh straight, 71-54.
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.
Lady Barons Fall to AMCC Leading La Roche
The Franciscan University women’s basketball team lost to the La Roche College Lady Red Hawks, 79-39. The Lady Barons struggled shooting the basketball, as they shot just 23.2% from the field.
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.
Barons Struggle in First Half, Fall to Bradford
In its second game in two days, the Franciscan University women’s basketball team lost to University of Pittsburg at Bradford 55-38. The Barons played a hard game, with another double-double for sophomore captain Lacey Huck.
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.
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.
FUS Women’s Basketball Bounces Back with 69-50 Win
The Franciscan University women’s basketball team beat California Institute of Technology at home 69-50, ending their three-game losing streak. The Cal-Tech Beavers traveled all the way from Southern California to play the Baron’s for the first time, finding in them a difficult competitor, with the FUS starting lineup all scoring in the double digits.
Cooney Takes Five Charges, Lady Barons Fall
Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team was defeated on its home court by Bethany College, 62-47. Knowing that the game would be difficult, FUS took the matchup as a challenge, playing an extremely physical game with their non-conference opponent.
Clare Smith Named Interim Head Coach of Lady Baron Soccer
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Lady Baron soccer head coach Johann Marin, has resigned from his position with the team, and will be replaced by new Interim Head Coach Clare Smith. Smith was an assistant coach under Marin in 2012.
Four Baron Runners Make All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Bill Jones, Jack Kaiser, Patrick Flanagan, and Michael Gotta were all named to the All-Conference Team in the AMCC. Jones also won the AMCC Runner of the Year award for the third consecutive season.
Five of Fifteen All-Conference Runners are Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Five Lady Baron cross country runners have been named to the All-Conference Team in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Watch Men's Basketball Home Opener Live Online!
The Franciscan University men's basketball team's home opener against Oberlin will be streamed live online today at 4 p.m.
Franciscan University Mourns Death of Softball Coach, Terry Leighty
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Franciscan University softball coach Terry Leighty died on November 13 of complications due to a stroke following heart surgery. Leighty started coaching the Lady Barons in 2010. He was 64 years old.
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.
Lady Barons Tip Off Season Thursday
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Baron Basketball team looks to embrace all the new aspects of this season and build a team ready to move forward. The team, which is made up of a new head coach and several new players, will try to improve on its 3-21 record from last season.
5th Annual Dig Pink Volleyball Match
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Raise money for Breast Cancer Research with the Lady Baron's volleyball team at the 4th Annual Dig Pink Volleyball Match. Donations and proceeds will benefit The Side-Out Foundation and The T.E.A.R. Fund.
Franciscan Promotes Three Assistants to Head Coach
STEUBENVILLE, OH - There will be some familiar faces in unfamiliar places for Baron athletics during the 2012-2013 season. Three FUS teams will see former assistant coaches take over head coaching duties for their teams. Suzy Delaney will take over the women's basketball team, Ward Rogers will take over the men's soccer team, and Rebecca Recznik will take over the swimming and diving team.
Franciscan Athletics Adds MVP Award
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Athletics at Franciscan University of Steubenville is taking more strides in connecting with its College of Steubenville past. Director of Athletics Chris Ledyard recently announced the addition of the John Lemal Director of Athletics award as an annual honor for the most valuable male and female student-athletes participating in Franciscan’s NCAA Div. III program.
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.
Franciscan Students Honored For Sportsmanship
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Every year one student-athlete from each Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference sponsored-sport is chosen for the All-Sportsmanship Team. This year’s winners from Franciscan University of Steubenville are as follows…
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.
Lynch’s Tennis Camps Bring Opportunity to Local Youth
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Tennis is a sport with few opportunities for development in the Ohio Valley. Franciscan University’s head women’s tennis coach Jenna Lynch wants to change that. With a new structure and plan, Lynch will offer tennis camps for boys and girls of all ages come June.
Coach Herrmann Feeds the Volleyball Hunger
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — When the student-athletes leave at the end of another academic year, things don’t slow down for Kelly Herrmann. The Franciscan University head volleyball coach devotes her summers to immersing coaches and players from the Ohio Valley in the techniques of volleyball. Her summer camps start next month.
Franciscan University Adds More Summer Camps
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University of Steubenville is offering more summer sports camps than ever before. Focusing on fundamentals, teamwork, and competitive training, six of Franciscan’s NCAA Div. III head coaches will direct beginner, individual, and team camps specializing in volleyball, soccer, tennis, and basketball.
A Battle for the AMCC Presidents Cup
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —In order to acknowledge the efforts of its NCAA programs striving to attain athletic excellence, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference awards the Presidents Cup to one athletically excellent institution every year. The Presidents Cup is awarded to the institution that accumulates the most points in conference competition.
AMCC Honors Barons For Community Outreach
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—On day four of Division III Week, Franciscan Athletics was recognized for its efforts in community service by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Chatham Spoils Senior Night for Gallagher and Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Lady Barons of Franciscan University hosted the Chatham University Lady Cougars in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. It was Senior Night, honoring Franciscan’s lone senior Amelia Gallagher, but the celebration was spoiled by two Chatham victories. The Lady Cougars won game one, 8-2, and game two, 10-0.
Barons Recognized For Their Brains
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—During the fall 2011 season, Franciscan University student-athletes brought much recognition to Steubenville; the women’s cross country team topped the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference, claiming the AMCC Championship for a fourth time, and both the women’s tennis and men’s cross country teams were AMCC runners-up. Additionally, the green and gold competitors garnered the AMCC’s Player of the Week award over a dozen times.
Coach Hanrahan Gives Pre-Championship Insight
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — In three days the Franciscan University rugby team will enter the semifinal round of the National Small College Rugby Organization National Championship in Glendale, Colo. Taking a few minutes to step away his team’s preparation, head coach Mark Hanrahan gave his insight on what the Barons should expect this weekend.
Pep Rally Gets Ruggers Ready for Colorado
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – On the eve of the most important road trip of their collegiate sports careers, the Franciscan University of Steubenville Baron ruggers were honored at a pep rally by their fellow students, fellow student-athletes, and Franciscan faculty and staff. The team departs for their National Small College Rugby Organization national championship in Glendale, Colo., tomorrow.
Green & Gold Pep Rally Tonight at FFH
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University rugby program has brought a wealth of pride and tradition to this campus, and tonight they are responsible for adding one more thing to the campus history books. Starting at 8 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse, Franciscan will host its first-ever pep rally. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Athletes Recognized by Athletes for Sportsmanship
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio— In the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference, awards like Player of the Week or Newcomer of the Year are decided on by several factors; statistics, coaches, and the commissioner all have a hand in giving those honors. However, there is one category in which the voices of the student-athletes are heard: the AMCC All-Conference Sportsmanship Team.
NSCRO National Championship Coverage
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – It’s a long list of people traveling to Colorado this weekend to support the Baron rugby team at the national championship. From President Terence Henry, TOR, to the department of Athletics administrators, the school pride for the history-making team is felt by all. For those who can’t make it, there are media outlets to save the day.
Student-Athletes Named to Academic All-Conference Team
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — In celebration of Division III Week, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference released its Academic All-Conference Team thus far for 2011-12. Out of over 250 student-athletes, 88 Franciscan University student-athletes have achieved a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA by the conclusion of the fall 2011 semester.
Franciscan Athletics Celebrate Division III
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University celebrates the accomplishments of its student-athletes this week, taking part in the inaugural NCAA Division III Week developed to acknowledge the campus and community life involvement of student-athletes across Division III.
Kloska Community Day Features Free Sports Clinics
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio —Franciscan University is doubling its free sports clinic opportunities this Saturday, April 21, at the sixth annual Kloska Community Day. Local area children ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to sign up today for the free softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and basketball clinics hosted by Franciscan’s NCAA head coaches.
Bob Kloska Joins Steelers for Community Day
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – It’s a full day of sports for the community on Saturday, April 21, on the Franciscan University of Steubenville hill. In honor of the late Robert J. Kloska, the sixth annual Kloska Community Day hosts free sports clinics, prizes and raffles, and an evening Steelers charity basketball game sponsored by the Walmart Distribution Center.
Rugby Training Takes A New Course
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – What do religious sisters, rugby, and spring break have in common? More than you think. As the national championship rapidly approaches, Franciscan University’s rugby team did more than twice a day training sessions over spring break. The team stepped off the pitch and outside themselves to take a look at the big picture, all with the help of Steubenville’s Heart of Mary Mission House.
Lou Holtz Headlines Century Club Dinner
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Valley native Lou Holtz, one of college football’s all-time great coaches, brings his winning formula for success on and off the field to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Century Club Dinner, Saturday, April 14.
Franciscan University Joins Sports Faith International to Honor Athletes
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio –Franciscan University of Steubenville heads to Chicago this weekend for two days of sports and spirituality events. Members of Franciscan University’s athletics and admissions departments will team up with Chicago Bears Owner Pat McCaskey’s organization, Sports Faith International, to honor outstanding athletes who effectively live out their spirituality within the world of sports.
Franciscan University Debuts Lacrosse in 2012-13
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Opportunities continue to open for students at Franciscan University of Steubenville with the official addition of men’s and women’s lacrosse for the 2012-13 academic year. The national search for the inaugural coaching staff and teams begins now.
Franciscan Softball Serves the Scouts
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Small acts of kindness go a long way in the mind of assistant softball coach Jennifer Parker. So she gathered her Franciscan University Lady Baron softball team Wednesday night to volunteer at the Blue and Gold Banquet for Steubenville’s Boy Scout Pack No. 401. With preseason practice beginning today, it was a perfect service-oriented warm up for the Lady Barons.
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.
Franciscan Athletics Wishes You A Merry Christmas
Our office is decorated, the student-athletes are gone (for now), and we just ran out of coffee. With that, the Department of Athletics at Franciscan University wishes you a Merry Christmas!
AMCC Reveals Presidents Cup Standings for Fall
Gibsonia, Pa. – Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Commissioner Donna Ledwin released the current Presidents Cup standings following the 2011 fall season on Wednesday. Penn State Behrend holds the lead with Franciscan University in fourth place.
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.
It’s a Homecoming in More Ways Than One
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – From across the Franciscan University of Steubenville campus the cross country team’s cheer of “Ave Maria” was heard. It is the way they start every race.
Don’t Just Watch: Homecoming Boasts More for Sports Spectators
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—There’s something for everyone at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Homecoming Weekend, and this year the sporting events aren’t for spectating only. While the Lady Baron volleyball and tennis teams compete against conference opponents, the Baron ruggers will take on their own alumni.
NCAA Grants Franciscan University Full Division III Membership
STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville is now a full-fledged member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
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.
Coach Rogers Offers High School Soccer Training Camps
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Many people will recognize Ward Rogers from his years of standing on the sidelines of Franciscan University’s soccer field. Recently hired as the new head men’s soccer coach, Rogers is also leading the University’s men’s high school summer soccer camps. The first camp begins at the beginning of July.
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