More than 100 young athletes flooded the court at the Boston Celtics’ training facility in March 2018. It was a special day for this enthusiastic group of fans, as the Celtics’ junior NBA clinic provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive skills training from the best in the business and a glimpse into a professional facility. NBA players, trainers, and coaches led the kids through various drills, and trainers utilized different techniques to allow for the most comprehensive experience.
The 2018-19 Franklin & Marshall men's basketball team overcame adversity, including the loss of several of the program's mainstays to graduation, posting a 15-11 record for their 11th straight winning season and garnering the program's 22nd Centennial Tournament appearance across the 25-year history of the Conference. Already the most victorious coach in Division III history, Glenn Robinson continued to climb the leaderboards as he finished the season with 967 career wins.
Two members from the Franklin & Marshall men’s basketball team were named to the All-Centennial Team announced by the league office on Tuesday. Senior J.C. McGrath earned a spot on the second team for the second year in a row, and sophomore Justin Kupa received All-CC honorable mention for the first time in his career.
Franklin & Marshall dropped a heartbreaking 63-60 defeat to Washington in the first round of the men’s basketball Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs Tuesday evening. The loss ends F&M’s 2018-19 campaign with a 15-11 record as the Shoremen improved to 14-12 and advanced to CC semifinals on Friday against Swarthmore.
The Diplomats are making their 22nd appearance in the CC Tournament across the 25-year history of the conference. F&M has compiled a record of 22-13 in the CC Playoffs and looks to win its ninth CC Championship -- 20th overall -- after winning the tournament in 2015-16.
Franklin & Marshall came away with a commanding 81-62 victory over Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. game in Collegeville. The win combined with a loss by Muhlenberg gives F&M a berth in the CC Playoffs.
Johns Hopkins defeated Franklin & Marshall 69-55 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Wednesday evening. The Blue Jays improved to 16-8, 13-4 CC, while the Diplomats dropped to 14-10, 8-9 CC.
The Diplomats hold a 63-42 mark in the overall record against the Blue Jays, and have found a lot of success at home with a 23-6 record. F&M has a 36-20 mark in CC action, but the Blue Jays have come away with the last three meetings. F&M travels to Ursinus on Saturday, where the team has a slight edge on the Bears with a 13-9 road record. The Diplomats own the all-time series at 91-37 with a 28-16 mark in Centennial action.
Four players scored in double figures to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 76-70 win over Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Saturday. The Diplomats improved to 14-9, 8-8 CC, while the Mules fell to 12-11, 9-7 CC. Senior forward J.C. McGrath and manager Jordan Cohn were honored before the game in special senior day presentation.
F&M travels to Dickinson for the 188th meeting on Wednesday. The Diplomats hold a 114-73 advantage overall and a 39-13 mark in Centennial action against the Red Devils and won the first meeting earlier this year.
Three players scored in double-figures to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 65-60 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action. F&M improved to 13-9, 7-8 CC and picked up the season sweep over Dickinson, while the Red Devils fell to 9-13, 7-8 CC.
Franklin & Marshall is set to host rival Gettysburg for the 226th meeting, dating back to the opening matchup in 1903. The Bullets secured a win at home to open the 2018-19 series but the Diplomats maintain a 39-18 edge in Centennial Conference (CC) play.
A late second-half surge helped to propel Franklin & Marshall over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats improved to 12-8, 6-7 CC while the Bullets dropped to 4-16, 3-10 CC.
No. 17 Swarthmore pulled away with a narrow 75-68 victory over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Mayser Center. The Garnet improved to 16-3, 9-3 CC, while the Diplomats fell to 11-8, 5-7 CC.
Franklin & Marshall fell just short in a 67-61 setback to Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Thursday evening. The Diplomats dropped to 8-10, 5-6 CC, while the Blue Jays improved to 13-5, 10-1 CC
F&M holds a 63-41 mark in the overall record and Johns Hopkins and looks to use a 13-13 edge when playing in Baltimore to its advantage on Thursday.
The Diplomats close out the week hosting Swarthmore holding a 78-26 edge against the Garnet with a 21-1 record when playing at home.
Franklin & Marshall escaped with a 77-75 victory over Haverford in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats improved to 11-6, 5-5 CC with the win, while the Fords fell to 7-10, 3-7 CC.
The Diplomats hold an 82-26 edge against McDaniel, including a 38-12 mark in CC play, but the Green Terror took the earlier meeting this season with a 62-59 victory.
F&M faces Haverford on Saturday with a massive 81-14 advantage in the all-time series, including a 38-5 mark in CC play. The Diplomats have an active 11-game winning streak against the Fords with a 63-60 win in December.
Justin Kupa scored a career-high 26 points to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 61-52 win over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Wednesday evening. The Diplomats improved to 10-6, 4-5 CC, while the Green dropped to 5-11, 1-8 CC.
Franklin & Marshall suffered its second last-second defeat this week in a 62-60 setback to Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats fell 9-6, 3-5 CC, while the Bears improved to 8-7, 5-3 CC.
Muhlenberg defeated Franklin & Marshall 56-45 in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s basketball action Thursday evening. The Diplomats fell to 9-5, 3-4 CC, while the Mules improved their mark to 8-6, 5-2 CC.
F&M hosts Washington on tonight to face the Shoremen for the 67th time. The Diplomats lead 50-16 in the all-time series and hold a 35-10 advantage in CC play. The Diplomats enter the game with an active six-game streak.
Washington’s Alec Lewis hit a three with 1.4 seconds left to deliver a 45-42 win over Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) basketball action Tuesday evening. The Diplomats dropped to 9-4, 3-3 CC, while the Shoremen improved to 6-7, 2-4 CC.
Solomon Mathis had a career-high 20 points to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 71-53 victory over Neumann in men’s basketball action Thursday evening. The Diplomats improved to 9-3, while the Knights dropped to 9-5.
Franklin & Marshall men's basketball defeated Delaware Valley 72-60 on Saturday before withstanding a strong second-half surge from Rowan to down the Profs 68-63 in the championship game of the Sponaugle New Year's Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Franklin & Marshall withstood a strong second-half surge from Rowan to defeat the Profs 68-63 in the championship game of the Sponaugle New Year’s Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The tournament win is the 29th for F&M as the Diplomats improved to 8-3, while Rowan dropped to 9-4.