50 Years Ago the King Came to Bucknell

50 Years Ago the King Came to Bucknell

The golf world mourned when Arnold Palmer passed away last September at the age of 87. Known simply as “The King” to his legion of fans, Palmer is not only one of the greatest players in the history of golf, but he is also one of the sport’s most important figures.

A humble, good-natured fellow who was the son of the greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, Palmer popularized the sport  among the nation’s working class, just as televised sports began to blossom. “Arnie’s Army” followed him to tournaments across the country, hanging on every shot as he engaged in epic battles with the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Not only did Palmer capture seven major championships, 62 PGA Tour tournaments and more than 90 total professional events, but in retirement he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

In the weeks and months since his passing, Palmer’s life has been celebrated with moving tributes at events such as the Ryder Cup, The Masters, and at his own annual tournament, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

Missing from all of the recent tributes and documentaries is Palmer’s tie to Bucknell. And it happened 50 years ago today — Wednesday, May 10, 1967.  Continue reading “50 Years Ago the King Came to Bucknell”

Profiles from the Herd: Maddy Molinari

Profiles from the Herd: Maddy Molinari

Senior midfielder Maddy Molinari has been a mainstay on the Bison women’s lacrosse team for the last four years. She was a First Team All-Patriot League selection in 2017, after earning three PL Midfielder of the Week Awards. Maddy is Bucknell’s leading goal-scorer with 36, and she also has six assists for 42 points on the season. Defensively, she has 24 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers to rank among the team leaders, and perhaps her biggest impact has come in the draw circle, where she ranks second in the league with 80 draw controls.

A Manhasset, New York native, Maddy is also an outstanding student majoring in psychology. As a two-year co-captain, she has led the Bison to the Patriot League Tournament in each of the last two seasons.

Bucknell women’s soccer student-athlete Cora Climo recently sat down with Maddy to talk about her time in Lewisburg.


 

CC: What is your major and how did you choose this major?

MM:  I am currently a senior pursuing a degree in psychology along with a concentration in management. I am interested in applying the aspect of consumer behavior and social psychology to pursue opportunities in the marketing and advertising world come graduation. Continue reading “Profiles from the Herd: Maddy Molinari”