Middlebury

March 26, 2011

Middlebury men's basketball head coach Jeff Brown recently appeared on "The :30" on WCAX-TV. Sports director Mike McCune interviewed Brown on Friday to discuss the team's recent championship run. WATCH HERE!

March 21, 2011

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) has earned second-team All-American honors from the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches). He becomes just the second All-American in school history after Ben Rudin earned second-team honors in ’09. Sharry helped lead the team to its most successful season in school history with a record of 28-2.

March 23, 2011

Middlebury College men’s basketball player Andrew Locke (Seattle, Wash.) has been named District I Academic second-team All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) for the second straight season. Locke is an economics and neuroscience major at Middlebury, currently boasting a GPA of 3.55.

2011 Final Four

Keep up with the Panthers on their 2011 trip to the NCAA final four.

March 18, 2011

Middlebury saw its record-breaking season come to an end with a 59-57 loss to #8 St. Thomas (29-3) in an NCAA semifinal contest played at Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. The Tommies will take on Wooster, a 73-71 come-from-behind winner over Williams, in the NCAA Championship game at 3:30 on Saturday. The second-ranked Panthers end their season with a record of 28-2, the most wins in school history.

March 17, 2011

Keep up with the men's basketball team as they make their inaugural trip to the NCAA final four in Salem, Virginia. After arriving on Wednesday, the team took part in some volunteer work at a Salem elementary school on Thursday morning. Practice followed at 2:30 on Thursday, before the championship banquet on Thursday evening. The team had a shoot-around at noon on Friday, ate a pre-game meal at 3:00, before heading to the arena at 5:30. Check out the PHOTO GALLERY.

March 15, 2011

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) has earned a first-team slot on the NABC All-Northeast Region Team. Panther head coach Jeff Brown has been named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year. The duo are preparing for this weekend’s final four, as the 28-1 Panthers make their first appearance at the event.

March 14, 2011

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will make its first appearance in the NCAA final four when they travel to Salem, Virginia this week to play at the Salem Civic Center. Wooster (30-2) will meet Williams (29-2) in the first semifinal on Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m., while the Panthers (28-1) will battle St. Thomas (28-3) in the second contest at 8 p.m. The winners meet on Saturday, March 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the NCAA Championship game. For ticket information, go to: http://boxoffice.middlebury.edu/index.php

March 12, 2011

Middlebury will make its first appearance in the final four after the Panthers topped St. Mary’s (Md.) by a score of 65-50 in a sectional final in Rochester, N.Y. Middlebury  will take on St. Thomas in a semifinal game on March 18 in Salem, Virginia, while Williams meets Wooster in the other semifinal contest.

March 11, 2011

Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals (elite eight) for the first time in school history after a 61-52 win at Rochester in an NCAA Sectional contest. The Panthers advance to take on St. Mary’s (Md.), an 85-74 winner over Buffalo State, on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., with the winner moving on to the final four. Middlebury improves on its school-best record with its 27th win against just one loss.

March 8, 2011

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 when they travel to Rochester, N.Y. for a sectional. The Panthers will take on the University of Rochester on Friday, March 11th at 7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s of Maryland and the University of Buffalo will play in the first game at 5:30 p.m. The sectional final (quarterfinal) game will take place on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. .

February 26, 2011

Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the third consecutive year after a 67-61 win over Amherst in a semifinal contest at Williams. The Panthers will meet the host school in the title game on Sunday at noon, with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

March 5, 2011

Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Sectionals for the first time, after a 79-53 win over Western Connecticut State in a second-round game. The second-ranked Panthers set a new school record with 26 wins in a season, against just one loss. Middlebury will next meet Rochester in the sectionals on Friday, March 11th at 7:30, while Buffalo State battles St. Mary’s (Md.) in the other sectional contest at 5:30. Due to travel considerations, Rochester will be the host of the sectional.

March 5, 2011

The Middlebury men's basketball team will host an NCAA Tournament second-round game on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. The Panthers received a first-round bye and will take on Western Connecticut (22-5), an 89-67 winner over Salve Regina in a first-round game played on Thursday. Tickets for the game are sold out. 

March 2, 2011

Junior Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) earned first-team honors, while senior Andrew Locke (Seattle, Wash.) was named to the second-team when the NESCAC released its post-season honoree today. Locke also earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, while head coach Jeff Brown was named Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

February 22, 2011

Middlebury's allotment of tickets to the 2010 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship will be on sale Friday only from 10-4 at the McCullough Box Office. Tickets must be purchased in-person and are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children 12 and under.

February 28, 2011

Middlebury College men’s basketball player Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The junior posted back-to-back double-doubles, averaging 14.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, as he helped the Panthers win the 2011 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championship over the weekend.

February 27, 2011

Middlebury won its second NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championship with a 63-54 win at Williams in the title game. The Panthers earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will make their fourth consecutive trip to the tourney when the pairings are announced Monday afternoon. The victory ties the Middlebury record for wins in a season, as the Panthers improve to 25-1, avenging their only loss of the season.

February 26, 2011

The Middlebury men's basketball team was recently featured in a WCAX-TV "Spotlight on Sports" by Seth Leavitt. CLICK HERE to watch.

February 24, 2011

The past four years have been some of the most historic for Middlebury (23-1, 8-1 NESCAC). The Panthers earned their first tournament victory in 2008, claimed the program's first NESCAC championship in 2009, won the most games in program history 2010, and reached the NCAA Tournament in all three years.

February 22, 2011

Middlebury College men's basketball player Andrew Locke was recently featured on the local Fox 44 station in Burlington, Vermont. CLICK HERE to watch the feature by Varun Sriram. Locke was also featured in a recent article in the Addison Independent written by Karl Lindholm.

February 14, 2011

Middlebury went on a 20-0 run to pull away from a pesky Hamilton squad 69-56 in a Monday night match-up at Pepin Gym. The fourth-ranked Panthers (21-1) shot an impressive .552 in the second half to pull away from the Continentals (14-8) who committed 13 of their 19 turnovers in the second half.

February 17, 2011

The fourth-ranked Middlebury men’s basketball team improved to 22-1 overall with a 74-30 win over Green Mountain College (0-19) in Pepin Gym. Middlebury head coach Jeff Brown records his 200th victory at Middlebury, owning a career record of 200-149 in 14 seasons, and a 90-17 mark over the past four years. He has more wins at Middlebury than any other coach in the 94-year history of the men’s basketball program.

February 19, 2011

Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals for the fourth consecutive year after a 61-41 quarterfinal victory over Connecticut College on Saturday at Pepin Gym. The Panthers advance to next weekend’s semifinals at Williams College where they will meet Amherst at 4:00 p.m. The host school will face Trinity at 2:00 p.m., with the championship slated for noon on Sunday.

February 18, 2011

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 19th at 1:00 p.m. against Connecticut College. Tickets are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students and are currently on sale at: http://boxoffice.middlebury.edu/index.php. You may also call 802-443-6433 or stop by the McCullough box office. You can also WATCH LIVE for free or follow LIVESTATS.

February 11, 2011

Seventh-ranked Middlebury handed Amherst its first loss of the season as the Panthers (19-1, 7-1) earned a 69-61 win over the third-ranked Jeffs (21-1, 7-1) before a crowd of 1,150 in Pepin Gym. Both teams wrap up their regular seasons tomorrow when Middlebury hosts Trinity and Amherst visits Williams.

February 12, 2011

Middlebury survived a scare from Trinity as the seventh-ranked Panthers held on for a 57-56 win over the Bantams (13-11, 4-5) in the NESCAC regular season finale for both teams. Middlebury (20-1, 8-1) earns the second-seed in the NESCAC Tournament and will host seventh-seeded Connecticut College on Saturday, February 19th.

February 10, 2011

After two postponements, the Middlebury vs. Hamilton men's basketball game will now be played at Middlebury on Monday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m.

February 5, 2011

Four players reached double figures as Middlebury survived a second-half rally from Bowdoin in a 74-59 win on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium. The eighth-ranked Panthers clinch a NESCAC Quarterfinal home game with the victory and improve to 18-1 overall (6-1 NESCAC).

February 4, 2011

The eighth-ranked Middlebury men’s basketball team used a big size advantage to block 10 shots and hold Colby College to 26 percent shooting in the game as the Panthers took a 73-52 road win in NESCAC play Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Panthers move to 17-1 overall and 5-1 in the NESCAC, while Colby falls to 10-11 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

January 29, 2011

Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as the #4 Panthers fell 69-64 to #5 Williams in Chandler Gym. The Ephs receieved 15 points and 11 rebounds from senior captain Troy Whittington, as the Panthers were playing without leading scorer and rebounder Ryan Sharry, who was out with an injury.

January 27, 2011

Middlebury built an early double-digit lead on visiting Southern Vermont, cruising to an 81-63 non-league victory in Pepin Gym on Thursday. The win gives the fourth-ranked Panthers a sparkling 16-0 record, while the Mountaineers drop to 11-7 on the season.

January 25, 2011

Due to an unplayable floor, the Middlebury @ Hamilton men's basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th has been postponed. No make-up date has been announced.

January 21, 2011

Fifth-ranked Middlebury remained undefeated on the season with a 64-56 come-from-behind victory over Wesleyan (8-8, 1-2) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (14-0, 3-0) improve on their school-best start, as they prepare to host Conn. College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Cardinals return to action on Saturday at Williams.

January 22, 2011

Andrew Locke scored 19 points, grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and blocked seven shots as fifth-ranked Middlebury improved to 15-0 overall and 4-0 in NESCAC play with an 80-52 win over Connecticut College (8-9, 0-4). The Panthers knocked down 6 of 13 shots from behind the arc, holding the Camels to .339 from the floor and .200 from three-point range.

January 24, 2011

The Green Mountain @ Middlebury men's basketball game scheduled for 2/1/11 has been moved to 2/17/11 at 7:00 p.m.

January 17, 2011

Middlebury College men’s basketball player Nolan Thompson (Akron, Ohio) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Thompson led the undefeated and fifth-ranked Panthers to a pair of NESCAC victories during the opening weekend of league play, scoring 24.5 points per game on 19-27 shooting (.704).

January 15, 2011

Middlebury improved to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in NESCAC play as the fifth-ranked Panthers earned a 78-65 road win at Bates. The 13 wins to start the season are the most in school history for Middlebury, as they return to action on Tuesday at Hamilton.

January 14, 2011

Visiting Middlebury College overcame a 15-point second-half deficit and went on to earn a 79-63 victory at Tufts in a NESCAC men's basketball opener on Friday night at Cousens Gymnasium. The Panthers were led by a career-high 27 points from sophomore guard Nolan Thompson, who had 18 in the second half.

January 8, 2011

Sixth-ranked Middlebury remained undefeated at 10-0 on the season as the Panthers pulled away from Skidmore in the second half to earn an 85-72 win over the Thoroughbreds. Middlebury returns to action on Sunday when they host Lyndon State at 8:00 p.m.

January 4, 2011

The sixth-ranked Middlebury men's basketball team improved to 8-0 on the season as they earned an 88-82 road win at #22 Plattsburgh on Tuesday night. Ryan Wholey scored a career-high 24 points in the game to lead the Panthers, going 5-9 from behind the arc.

January 9, 2011

Middlebury set a new school-record with 11 wins to open the season as the Panthers earned an 87-50 win over Lyndon State (1-10) on Sunday night in Pepin Gym. Sixth-ranked Middlebury returns to action next weekend when they begin NESCAC play at Tufts and Bates.

January 6, 2011

Senior Andrew Locke had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks lifting sixth-ranked Middlebury to an 80-54 road victory at Colby-Sawyer on Thursday evening. The Panthers remain undefeated at 9-0, while Colby-Sawyer falls to 4-7.

January 2, 2011

Trailing 18-17 in the first half, Middlebury went on a 17-1 run to pull away from visiting Rensselaer 77-60 on Sunday at Pepin Gym. With the win, the 5th ranked Panthers improve to 7-0 on the year and have topped the Engineers (6-3) in five out of the last six match-ups.

December 4, 2010

Middlebury finished off the first semester with a perfect 6-0 record as the sixth-ranked Panthers picked up a 64-52 road win at Union. Middlebury shot 50% from the floor in the game, including .593 in the second half. The Panthers held the Dutchmen to .259 from the floor, while controlling the boards 45-31.

November 30, 2010

Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) scored a game-high 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked six shots and went 9-12 from the floor to lead Middlebury to a 66-44 win at Castleton State. With the win ninth-ranked Middlebury remains perfect at 5-0, while Castleton falls to 2-3.

November 28, 2010

Leading 38-18 at the half, Middlebury held visiting Johnson State to .179 shooting in the second half, while connecting on 20-31 shots from the floor, en route to an 86-31 victory at Pepin Gym on Sunday. With the win, the ninth-ranked Panthers improve to 4-0 on the season, while the Badgers fall to 0-3.

November 23, 2010

Middlebury opened up a tight game in the second half, pulling away with an 83-69 win at St. Joseph’s College of Vermont. The ninth-ranked Panthers shot .509 from the floor and blocked 15 shots in the game on their way to the victory.

November 20, 2010

Ryan Wholey scored 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting to lead Middlebury to an 86-62 win at UMass.-Dartmouth to capture the host school's tournament. Ryan Sharry earned tourney M.V.P. honors, while Wholey and Andrew Locke were named to the All-Tournament team.

November 19, 2010

The ninth-ranked Middlebury men's basketball team opened its season with a 63-60 win over Baruch at the UMass.-Dartmouth Tournament. The Panthers held their opponents to just .308 from the floor, holding a 51-39 advantage on the boards. Middlebury overcame poor free throw (14-24) and three-point shooting (1-13) to emerge with the win.

October 28, 2010

The well-known story of "Picking Up Butch" was celebrated again on the national scene. ESPN made three trips to campus this year, gathering footage and interviews to document the 50th anniversary of the Middlebury tradition that was celebrated on homecoming weekend. The feature aired on ESPN's "E:60," on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd.

November 1, 2010

Keep up with several Middlebury sports teams this winter by checking out the LIVE COVERAGE page. When available, links to video, audio or livestats will be posted on the page for games throughout the season.

October 29, 2010

Tim Edwards, class of 2010, and former captain of the Middlebury men's basketball team has recently signed an agreement to play for the SB DJK Rosenheim Basketball Club in the city of Rosenheim, Germany.