Wait, No Crawling?

Wait, No Crawling?

One of our favorite pastimes is sifting through the archives looking at old publications and photos. Often, they reveal hidden gems that give you a sense of how certain sports have evolved through the years.

Earlier this week we were perusing the football game program from the Nov. 6, 1926 Homecoming game against Lehigh. Tucked just before a set of ads for Vogel & Farley tailor shop (“Suits made to measure, See our $25.00 and $29.50 line”), E.C. Cunnius Radio Store, and the College Smoke Shop, is this page summarizing the various college football penalties along with an explanation of new rules for the 1926 season. We passed around copies of the page at today’s football luncheon with Coach Susan and had some fun with it.  Continue reading “Wait, No Crawling?”

Senior Reflections

Senior Reflections

It’s hard to believe that we are already deep enough into the fall seasons where some Senior Day ceremonies are upon us. It’s something really cool that all of the Bison teams do each year — honor each senior and their family prior to the final regular-season home game (or close to the final home game, sometimes the date floats to a weekend in order to accommodate families traveling long distances).

This weekend, our volleyball (Saturday, 5 p.m.), women’s soccer (Saturday, 7 p.m.), and field hockey (Sunday, 12 p.m.) teams will all be celebrating Senior Day. It seems like just yesterday that we were meeting these young student-athletes for the first time, and now they have developed into leaders who will soon be taking their talents to the world.

Throughout the year, we will be asking seniors to reflect on what they will remember most about their time at Bucknell. Here are some responses from student-athletes from volleyball, field hockey and women’s soccer, who will be honored this weekend. We think you will notice some common themes.  Continue reading “Senior Reflections”

A Gift from an Alumna

A Gift from an Alumna

Periodically we will get packages from Bison Athletics alumni and fans who would like to donate memorabilia back to their school. We sometimes receive old game programs, photos, and even some clothing. One of the coolest gifts that we have ever received came recently from Carroll Adams, Class of 1959, and it provided a glimpse into what women’s athletics was like during that era.

Ms. Adams received the 1959 Women’s Recreation Association Award, and she has proudly donated her pendant, adorned with crossed field hockey sticks, back to the athletic department. In her phone conversation with senior associate athletic director Maisha Kelly, and it is clear that Ms. Adams still has fond memories of Bucknell, and she is still an avid sportsperson! Continue reading “A Gift from an Alumna”

Paying Knowledge Forward

Paying Knowledge Forward

Each year the Bucknell Career Development Center publishes a survey of the recent graduating class, detailing statistics on where and how the new grads are employed or are continuing their education. The report includes a list of top employers, and each year, embedded among a sea of Fortune 500 financial institutions, tech companies and engineering firms, is Teach for America.

Teach for America is a nationwide organization that enlists talented and committed leaders and places them in high-needs classrooms to make an immediate, tangible impact in the lives of students. TFA says that through their teaching experience, corps member gain firsthand experience taking on the injustices low-income communities face and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Continue reading “Paying Knowledge Forward”

Cleaning out the Notebook

Cleaning out the Notebook

This weekend starts Fall Break at Bucknell, and even though most of our teams are in action, only three are competing at home. Field hockey plays twice at Graham Field, Saturday vs. No. 15 Boston University at 11 a.m. and Sunday vs. Yale at 2 p.m. Men’s water polo hosts No. 16 George Washington at 2 p.m. and Navy at 7 p.m. on Saturday. And volleyball has a rare Monday matinee (2 p.m.) against Colgate. Continue reading “Cleaning out the Notebook”