Chapman Universitys network of alumni-turned-professional athletes is not only expanding across generations, but its gone global. Having almost completed his second professional football season, former Panthers quarterback Eric Marty 09 has quickly built a reputation on the European gridiron as a championship-caliber quarterback.
Coming of its first NCAA Division III playoff appearance in school history and fifth-straight 20-win season, three Chapman University mens basketball players have been selected to the Association of Division III All-Independent team.
With a six point second half lead, the No. 4 Whitworth University mens basketball team went on a 15-5 run to put the game out of reach, defeating No. 12 Chapman University 77-56 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday night at Whitworth Fieldhouse.
A three-point play by junior Griffin Ramme with 1:05 remaining in the game sealed the Chapman University mens basketball teams 58-47 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships at the Hutton Sports Center.
No sooner than the calendar turned to March than did the anticipation turn to madness at Chapman University. The Panthers mens basketball teams long wait for an NCAA Division III postseason tournament berth finally ended on Monday morning. The NCAA announced that Chapman (23-2) will make its first appearance in the Division III championships.
In the final home game of the regular season, the Chapman University mens basketball team collected its 12th consecutive victory on Saturday night in an 80-63 win over U.C. Santa Cruz at the Hutton Center. Four of the Panthers starting five earned double-digits in scoring as Chapman defeated the Banana Slugs for the third time this season.
The No. 11-ranked Chapman University mens basketball team extended its season-high winning streak to 10 with an 86-57 victory over visiting La Sierra University at Hutton Center on Saturday night. The win gives the Panthers their fifth consecutive season with at least 20 victories.
After a slow first half start, the No. 11 Chapman University mens basketball team ran away with a 78-44 win over Southwestern College on Wednesday night at the Hutton Sports Center extending their winning streak to nine.
With 13 points on Thursday night in a 79-66 win over Southwestern College, Chapman University mens basketball player Kyle Wood became just the seventh player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. Wood entered the game just two shy with 998 and now has 1,011 points in 100 career games.
In its first home game in nearly a month, the No. 17 Chapman University mens basketball team recovered from a slow first-half start to top West Coast Baptist College 77-59 on Monday night at the Harold Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers are 19-0 all-time against the Eagles dating back to the 2001 season when the teams first played.
Trailing by 10 points with under three minutes remaining in regulation, the Chapman University men's basketball team rallied to tie the game and went on to defeat host BYU-Hawaii 76-70 in overtime on Saturday night at the Cannon Center.
With a one-point halftime lead, the Chapman University mens basketball team outscored the University of Redlands 27-9 over a 10-minute stretch to start the second half, en route to the 76-57 win on Sunday afternoon at the Hutton Sports Center.
For the second time in as many contests the Chapman Universitys mens basketball game came down to the final seconds. This time the Panthers came out on the right side of a one-point decision, a 64-63 victory over visiting University of La Verne at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday night.
A put-back layup by Shane Davis with 17 seconds remaining gave Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a 57-56 upset-win over the No. 12 Chapman University mens basketball team on Wednesday night at the Hutton Sports Center, ending the Panthers 17-game win-streak. Chapmans last loss came on Jan. 24, 2009 to the University of Dallas 62-59.
Over the weekend, the No. 18 Chapman University mens basketball team held its opponents to 45 points per game en route to three victories and the championship of the 62nd annual Lee Fulmer Mens Basketball Tournament. The Panthers are now 7-0, which is one win shy of their 8-0 start in 2005-06 which happens to be the last time that the Panthers won the Lee Fulmer Tournament which is hosted by the University of Redlands.
For the first time since becoming an NCAA Division III member in 1994, the Chapman University mens basketball team is ranked in the Division III top-25 mens basketball poll. The Panthers who were in the others receiving votes category in the D3hoops.com preseason poll has moved up to No. 18 after a 4-0 start including a 80-74 win over preseason No. 14 California Lutheran.
The Chapman University mens basketball team shot over 70 percent from the field and defeated visiting Elmhurst College (Ill.) 81-66 at Hutton Center on Saturday night. The Panthers never trailed in the game to extend their unbeaten start to 4-0 this season.
In its home-opener, the Chapman University mens basketball team held on for an 80-74 win over No. 14 California Lutheran on Friday night at the Hutton Sports Center to capture the Panthers first win over a ranked opponent in over 15 years.
For the first time in their three-year partnership, Chapman University Athletics and the the school's on-campus radio station, Chapman Radio, will broadcast Panthers mens and womens basketball games during the 2009-10 season. Chapman Radio is streaming live on the internet at www.chapmanradio.com/sports.
Chapman University junior basketball player Justin Riley will be a guest blogger for D3Hoops.com all season long. The Panthers starting power forward was invited to participate in a rotation of blogs featuring a handful of Division III mens and womens players throughout the nation.
Last season, the Chapman University mens basketball team finished with a 24-3 record, its highest win total in nearly 50 years. How did they do it? Defense, an inside-oriented, half-court offense, and some more defense.