Joseph Smeltzer

Strong defensive performance not enough for Jackets in close loss to Penn State Behrend

Waynesburg now 0-12, back in conference play Saturday

Monday night’s game against Penn State Behrend was the closest the Waynesburg University men’s basketball team has come to getting a win in the Tim Fusina era.  Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets [0-12] are still searching for that first victory, as a gritty effort ended in a 62-57 loss.  It was the first time this season … Continue reading

Jackets rocked by Muskingum, 95-48

Waynesburg now 0-10

Although Monday’s game against Westminster ended in another defeat, Waynesburg University head basketball coach Tim Fusina was pleased with his team’s effort. The Yellow Jackets lost and fell to 0-9 on the season, but hung in there with one of the best teams in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in the 85-74 setback. The same could … Continue reading

O’Hara goes off against former team, Jackets fall to Westminster

Waynesburg now 0-9, 0-3 in conference

Dylan O’Hara’s last appearance at Waynesburg University as a Westminster Titan was far different from his first.  After spending his freshman year of college with the Yellow Jackets, O’Hara transferred to Westminster, where he was ineligible for the 2016-17 season due to NCAA regulations. The next year, O’Hara returned to the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse, but … Continue reading

‘It was unacceptable’: Women’s basketball falls to 0-2 with loss to Chatham

Although Waynesburg University’s 2019-20 Presidents’ Athletic Conference slate got off to an inauspicious start with a 21 point loss at Grove City last Wednesday, coach Sam Jones left Mercer County feeling encouraged by his teams effort and energy. In PAC game No. 2, however, the Jackets [1-6, 0-2] fell at Chatham, and Jones left Pittsburgh … Continue reading

Basketball changes defensive approach

Jackets using Pack Line defense for 2019-20 season

There aren’t many college basketball programs that have matched the University of Virginia’s success over the past decade.  Four ACC regular season titles, two conference tournament championships and, most importantly, a 2019 national championship win have turned the Cavaliers into a national powerhouse.  One of the key reasons for Virginia’s success has been its defense.  … Continue reading

Women’s basketball competes early, falters late at Grove City

Jackets drop conference opener by double-digits

The final score of Wednesday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference opener suggests that Grove City College handled the Waynesburg University women’s basketball team without much of a sweat. For more than a half, however, the Yellow Jackets [1-5, 0-1] hung tight with the now 7-0 Wolverines.  Waynesburg went into the locker room down, 41-36. With 8:53 to … Continue reading

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