Although a native of Akron, OH Harvey Glover had to be recruited by Hall of Fame basketball coach Wyatt Webb out of Orange, NJ to play basketball at The University of Akron. It was a fortunate move for Webb and the Zip basketball program since Glover, a first team All-New Jersey honoree, became a prime reason for UA’s resurgence back to national prominence in the early 1970’s.
While earning four letters during four winning seasons, the 6-5, 190 pound forward began his career as a part-time starter, but was best known as UA’s "super sub”. As a sophomore in 1970-71 he came off the bench to key wins on 14 occasions, scoring in double figures in seven of those games. During his last three campaigns that included three trips to the NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament and Mideast Regional crowns in 1972 and ‘73, UA captured 68 of 84 games for a .809 winning percentage. In that 1971-72 season, Glover started in all 31 games as UA won an all-time record high 26 games and finished national runner-up to Roanoke College. As a fulltime starter his last two seasons, Glover averaged 11.3 points and 9.8 rebounds a game. His personal highs came in the 1973 contest with St. Vincent College (PA), 25 points and 17 rebounds and he ended his 102-game career with 801 rebounds, eighth on Akron’s all-time career list.
In 1993, Glover was inducted into UA’s Sports Hall of Fame. Also joining Glover in his alma mater’s Hall of Fame are 1971-72 starters Len Paul (a 1981 SCSHOF inductee), Larry Quarles, Will Schwarzinger and Randy Anderson, as well as, Nate Barnett, a 1972-73 teammate.