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”

“There’s A Lot of Points in the Lobby Right Now”

“There’s A Lot of Points in the Lobby Right Now”

“There’s a lot of points in the lobby right now.”

Those words were overheard last Friday before Bucknell’s men’s basketball season opener against Manhattan (great win!). That night, the new Charlie Woollum Lobby — inside the main entrance to Sojka Pavilion — was formally dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Of course, the highlight of the evening was spending time with Coach Woollum and his family. It’s always great when the Hall-of-Fame coach comes back to campus. Continue reading ““There’s A Lot of Points in the Lobby Right Now””

Profiles from the Herd: Christine Bendzinski

Profiles from the Herd: Christine Bendzinski

The Bucknell women’s cross country team didn’t just repeat as Patriot League champions 10 days ago in Easton, the Bison dominated in historic fashion. Never before had a team swept the top four places in the championship meet, but we did just that with Christine Bendzinski, Kate Scott, Sarah Chandler, and Colleen Buckley going 1-2-3-4. Toss in a strong 13th place finish from Elizabeth Sheprow, and the Bison totaled a paltry 23 points to easily outgun runner-up Lehigh, which had 75.  Continue reading “Profiles from the Herd: Christine Bendzinski”

Checking on the Alumni

Checking on the Alumni

Anyone catch Mike Muscala’s first few games of the NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks? We have to admit, five-plus years ago there was not much interest in the Hawks up here in Lewisburg, but now, Hawks’ games are appointment viewing. And their excellent Twitter feed is a must-follow.

The Hawks have played three regular-season games so far. They are 3-0, and “Moose” has been the first frontcourt sub off the bench in each game. His stats are terrific, averaging 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks while playing 22.3 minutes per game. He is also shooting a robust 66.7% from the field (12-18) and 80.0 percent (8-10) from the foul line. Continue reading “Checking on the Alumni”

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?”