Top five ‘can’t miss’ Colonel sporting events each year

5. Friday Night Lights (Football): Here’s a newer tradition at Wilkes. There is nothing better than a game under the lights. While Wilkes holds a 1-2 record on Friday nights at home, all three games were competitive creating a fresh level of excitement.

2017 date: 7 p.m. Sept. 15. (Loss 14-34)

4. Softball vs. Manhattanville: Sure this year’s addition is a road trip, but it’s a road trip you do not want to miss. What will mostly line up as a pivotal playoff matchup in MAC Freedom play, it’s a huge matchup for Head Coach Sarah Leavenworth’s young, but talented team.

2018 date: 1 p.m. April 14 (doubleheader)

3. Women’s Soccer vs. DeSales: Here’s a road matchup that is worth spending money on gas instead of Frank’s Pizza. Go spend the day in Center Valley, Pa. and watch your Lady Colonels exact revenge on their 1-0 loss in last year’s MAC Freedom semi-finals.

“It’s a tough matchup every year. My guess, they’ll play in another MAC Freedom playoff matchup again this year,” O’Hara said.

2017 date: 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

2. Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. King’s: Here’s the basketball doubleheader you do not want to miss. “In past years, it’s been our last home game of the season. Typically, that’s also Senior Day. That’s our huge rivalry. It’s usually a decent matchup for us. It’s a good game for us. Something we look forward to every year,” Wilkes Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Sarah O’Hara said. O’Hara is also president of the Middle Atlantic Conference’s SAAC. Go spend a Saturday afternoon with a rowdy student section in the Marts Center. Tell Head Coach Izzi Metz that I sent you.

2018 date: 3 p.m. Jan. 20.

1. Mayor’s Cup (Football vs. King’s): No matter what year, the Mayor’s Cup Trophy matchup is always surrounded by incredible intrigue and hype. Wilkes currently holds a 21-9 advantage in the overall series and a 14-6 lead in Mayor’s Cup games since it first began in 1996.

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2015 home basketball game vs King’s