Bluefield State Men’s Basketball Enjoyed Community Service at Graham Intermediate

Bluefield State Men’s Basketball Enjoyed Community Service at Graham Intermediate

Around The USCAA – 10-23-2017

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Bluefield State Men’s Basketball Enjoyed Community Service at Graham Intermediate

On Friday, October 13, the Men's Basketball team played dodgeball and visited an on campus petting zoo with the students at Graham intermediate. The Big Blues coaching staff along with parents and volunteers of the students were used as referees for the dodgeball games. Coach Price, who was pleased to be back expressed how great it is to have that partnership and how it truly shows the team what being a role model means. "Hey, I'm just happy that we were invited back and that our guys get to be a part of the community," said Price. The players split into two groups and assisted the students as each class came in to play a few games. "I wish coach would show up one practice and just let us play dodgeball," said returning sophomore James Moreland. The team did this same event last year and also enjoyed the new addition of the petting zoo outside the playground area. The men's basketball team completed the most community service hours last school year but if you ask them, going to Graham for dodgeball isn't a service it's a day to be a kid again. 

*Article courtesy of Bluefield State Athletics Website

Legendary Basketball Coach to Lead Coaches’ Clinic Oct. 28

Legendary basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr. will visit the Penn State York campus on Saturday, Oct. 28 to offer a coaches' clinic, from 1–3 p.m., and an evening program, at 6 p.m., to share his story. Both programs take place in the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, and are sponsored by the Penn State York men's basketball program and the athletic department.

Hurley is best known for his work as head basketball coach at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. Hurley and his teams won 28 New Jersey State Championships and four National Titles during his time there. He was the recipient of 2017 ESPY Award for "Best Coach," and is a three-time USA Today Coach of the Year, 1989, 1996 and 2008. He was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

"Having legendary and Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley Sr. grace the campus of Penn State York is an amazing opportunity for every player and coach across the mid-state to learn basketball, and hear his life's journey in the game," said Parrish Petry, Penn State York's head men's basketball coach. "Coach Hurley is perhaps the greatest high school basketball coach in the history of the game."

The coaches' clinic, from 1–3 p.m. is for designed for coaches of all age groups, from youth to advanced levels. Hurley brings years of coaching experiences, and will be on the court instructing and demonstrating various drills and techniques on every aspect of the game of basketball. He will be sharing the coaching tips that made him famous. The goal of the clinic is to help equip coaches with the skills for greater success in their programs.

Cost for the clinic is $20.

The second opportunity to interact with Hurley is at 6 p.m. during "An Evening with Coach Bob Hurley." During this presentation, Hurley, one of the winningest coaches in all of high school basketball, will share his life story, his passion for coaching, and talk about how he handled the pressure of being one of the best coaches in the country.

"We are honored to have such an esteemed coach make himself available to our campus and the greater basketball community! As a coach myself, I am sure this will promise to be a valuable learning experience for all who attend," said Jeff Barkdoll, athletic director and head baseball coach at Penn State York. "I am truly looking forward to this event myself, and I am hopeful that others will be as excited as we are as a staff to share in this experience."

Following his presentation, Hurley will answer questions, sign autographs, and do a book signing.

Cost for the evening program is $20.

Tickets are on sale now through the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) box office. Visit to purchase your tickets. Those interested in attending both programs pay just $30, and save $10. Tickets will also be available the day of the programs, cash only, so long as the event is not sold out.

For more information, contact the Penn State York Athletic Department at 717-718-6776.

*Article courtesy of Penn State York Athletics Website


Key Weekly Matchups


Men’s Soccer

10-24-17 University of Maine Presque Isle at University of Maine Fort Kent 2:00 P.M. EDT

10-25-17 – Christendom College at Washington Adventist University 7:30 P.M. EDT

10-26-17 – Central Penn College at Williamson College of the Trades 6:30 P.M. EDT

10-28-17 – Unity College at College of St. Joseph Vermont 1:15 P.M. EDT

10-28-17 – Berkeley NY at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 7:30 P.M. EDT


Women’s Soccer

10-23-17 – Florida National University at Stratford University 12:00 P.M. EDT

10-24-17 – University of Maine Presque Isle at University of Maine Fort Kent 2:00 P.M. EDT

10-26-17 – Penn State Schuylkill at SUNY Delhi 2:00 P.M. EDT

10-28-17 – Southern Maine CC at NHTI 11:00 A.M. EDT


Women’s Volleyball

10-24-17 – Penn State DuBois at Penn State Beaver 7:00 P.M. EDT

10-25-17 – University of Maine Presque Isle at University of Maine Fort Kent TBA EDT

10-26-17 – Washington Adventist at Christendom 7:00 P.M. EDT

10-27-17 – PSUAC Quarterfinals Various

10-28-17 – University of Maine Presque Isle at Southern Maine CC 4:00 P.M. EDT

10-30-17 – Judson College at Concordia Alabama 6:00 P.M. CDT