Rooting for an Old Colleague

Rooting for an Old Colleague

Even though it wasn’t a great night for the Los Angeles Rams, we had fun rooting for John Fassel during last night’s Thursday night NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks. When the Rams parted ways with head coach Jeff Fisher earlier this week, they named John interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

John served two stints as an assistant coach under Tom Gadd at Bucknell, first in 1999 as a graduate assistant, and then in 2001 as wide receivers coach. In between, he spent a season with the Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe, and Cris Collinsworth told an interesting anecdote on last night’s NBC broadcast about how John worked for the Admirals for no salary, but he was paid from the pool of money from player fines. Talk about paying your dues.  Continue reading “Rooting for an Old Colleague”

Profiles from the Herd: Tyler Greene

Profiles from the Herd: Tyler Greene

Bucknell University’s location in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, sits not far from a region in our state that not long ago enjoyed tremendous prosperity thanks to the flourishing coal industry. Unfortunately, as coal usage has lessened through the years, and many of these small, blue-collar towns in our area are struggling.

Mount Carmel is one such town. Located about 35 miles to the southeast of Lewisburg, Mount Carmel has seen its population dwindle through the decades, and poverty is rampant. While we might not be able to bring back the coal, the Bucknell community is trying hard to help revitalize the town, and help Mount Carmel keep its identity.  Continue reading “Profiles from the Herd: Tyler Greene”