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NCAA selects Transylvania as host for 2023, 2024 Division III golf national championships

The NCAA announced Wednesday it has selected Transylvania University to host a pair of upcoming national championship tournaments. Both the 2023 Division III Men’s Golf National Championship and 2024 NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Championship will be held at the Keene Trace Golf Club in nearby Nicholasville. Wednesday’s announcement culminated a long bidding process that...

Transylvania signs 7-year-old Lexington native as newest basketball recruit through Team Impact

On the same floor where Transylvania University practices and plays, the Pioneers men’s basketball team on Monday signed its newest recruit: a 7-year-old from Lexington with big dreams. Bentley Barber was matched with the Pioneers by Team Impact, a national organization that connects children battling serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams. Bentley Barber (center) signed with...

Former UK All-American, Morehead State head coach Macy joins basketball staff at Transy

Kentucky basketball legend Kyle Macy has joined the Transylvania University men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, Transylvania head coach Brian Lane announced on Monday. Macy joins Lane’s four-man coaching staff as the Pioneers prepare for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Kyle Macy (Transy Athletics Photo) “I am thrilled that Kyle is joining my staff,” said Lane....

Sports Notes: Most eyes are on Indy this weekend, but some are looking ahead, too

Kentucky survived a scare from Notre Dame to advance to the Final Four, where Wisconsin awaits for a rematch of last year’s semifinal contest (UK Athletics Photo / Chet White)   As the eyes of Big Blue Nation (and the rest of the basketball-watching country) turn toward Indianapolis to see whether top-ranked Kentucky can close the deal, some eyes are being trained on next year’s team.   Reports...

The Story behind the Story: How Max Gjerde reminds us of what’s really important in life

Members of the Transylvania University men’s basketball team talked with Max Gjerde just hours before their matchup with cross-town foe University of Kentucky. Max, a big Transy basketball fan, died two days later. (Photo from Transylvania)   Disclaimer No. 1: I am not a sportswriter. I’m really not even a big sports fan any more, beyond the occasional soccer game and a little UK basketball.   [widgets_on_pages...

The Story behind the Story: How Max Gjerde reminds us of what's really important in life

Members of the Transylvania University men’s basketball team talked with Max Gjerde just hours before their matchup with cross-town foe University of Kentucky. Max, a big Transy basketball fan, died two days later. (Photo from Transylvania)   Disclaimer No. 1: I am not a sportswriter. I’m really not even a big sports fan any more, beyond the occasional soccer game and a little UK basketball.   [widgets_on_pages...

Transylvania men's golf opens season ranked No. 1 in Division III coaches' poll

The Transylvania men’s golf team has been ranked No.1 in the national Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Preseason Coach Poll, Golf World announced today.   “It’s a testament to not only the guys we have returning, our All-Americans, but also what we’ve done the past two years to elevate our program,” said head coach Brian Lane. “I’m excited for...

Transylvania, Centre men earn at-large bids to participate in NCAA DIII Tournament

For the second year in a row and for the fifth time since 2006, Transylvania’s men’s basketball team will be making an appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship.   Head coach Brian Lane will lead his Pioneers against Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. The game time will be announced along with details about tickets.   Brian Lane. (File photo by...

After exhibition, Transy coach Brian Lane sees promise in Wildcats and his own team

Transylvania men’s basketball coach Brian Lane is getting used to being an early test for UK head coach John Calipari and his Wildcat teams.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] For the second consecutive season, Lane and his Pioneer basketball team served as an exhibition opponent for the Wildcats. For the second consecutive season, Transylvania was competitive for part of the first...

Transy video goes behind the scenes of exhibition game with UK basketball

Transylvania University’s Athletics Department has released a behind-the-scenes video produced by Judd Films that documents last November’s basketball battle between the Pioneers and the soon-to-be national champion Kentucky Wildcats.   Judd Films is operated by Transylvania graduate and former basketball player Blake Judd, who was on the floor when the Beck Center (Transy’s...

Transy's Spurlin and Lane receive Heartland Conference postseason honors

Transylvania University’s Ethan Spurlin has been named the 2011-2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player and headlines the 12-member All-HCAC 1st and 2nd teams. The junior forward led the Pioneers to their fourth HCAC men’s basketball title as well as an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III tournament. Transylvania holds a 23-4 overall record heading into NCAA tournament...

Tickets for Transy-UK tip-off dinner available

Coaches and players from both the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University will attend a tip-off dinner on Oct. 30 at Keeneland Entertainment Center in advance of the historic meeting of the teams on Nov. 2.   Tickets are available for the event, billed as “Dinner with the Pioneers and Wildcats.” The teams will then meet on the court for the first time in 100 years on Nov....