Don Lane Classic

 Presented by Kentucky Health Administrators

Transylvania University Athletics and the Transylvania men's basketball team are pleased to welcome the Lynchburg College Hornets, the Huntingdon College Hawks, and the Ohio Northern Polar Bears to the 7th Annual Don Lane Classic presented by Kentucky Health Administrators. 

The seventh installment of the Don Lane Classic takes place at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky on the campus of the Transylvania Pioneers on December 20-21 with Day 1 action tipping off at 5:00 p.m on Tuesday. Check back here before and during tournament action for media links, coaches' interviews, and your home base for the latest developments from this year's tournament!




Tue.  Dec. 20       Game 1 – Transylvania 98, Huntingdon 70             

                             Game 2 – Ohio Northern 105, Lynchburg (Va.) 74       



Wed. Dec. 21        Game 3 - Lynchburg vs. Huntingdon       3:00 p.m. LIVE STATS / VIDEO

                              Game 4 – Ohio Northern at Transylvania   5:00 p.m.  LIVE STATS / VIDEO


Tournament Admission:

Adults $7

Students $5

2-Day Pass $10

With Crimson Card FREE
Children 4 & under FREE
Offical team personnel and credentialed personnel FREE    

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About the Don Lane Classic

Created in 2010 as the annual Transylvania men’s basketball holiday tournament, the Don Lane Classic is named for legendary Transylvania men’s basketball head coach Don Lane, who oversaw the team from 1975 through 2001.

During his tenure, Coach Lane’s teams made six NAIA National Tournament appearances, and three NCAA National tournament appearances, while collecting a career record of 592-313.

Coach Don Lane has been inducted into the NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame, Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, Union College Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Transylvania Athletic Hall of Fame.

Widely regarded as one of the best fundamental basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Lane has directed one of the largest basketball camps in the country, with nearly 50,000 students attending his camps, including representatives from every state and 13 different countries.

Don Lane also served as Athletic Director at Transylvania from 1975-1996, doubling the number of sports offerings over that span. Coach Lane has also kept a regular teaching schedule in the classroom, serving as a tenured associate professor of physical education. 


Don Lane Classic Past Tournament Champions

               83-37 vs Millikin
               70-57 vs Westminster
               61-44 vs Hendrix
               66-61 vs Wabash
               68-62 vs Wooster
               86-73 vs Franklin & Marshall
2013 - MARYVILLE (TN.)
               109-102 vs Capital
               80-74 vs Transylvania
               99-71 vs Berry
               96-72 vs Transylvania