The Bucknellian

Track and field with two third place finishes at League Indoor Championships

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women

The Bison men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Patriot League Indoor Championships on Feb. 16-17 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed third among tough Patriot League competition. The meet was filled with broken records – many of...

Men’s lacrosse falls to Richmond in tough battle

Men’s lacrosse falls to Richmond in tough battle

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s lacrosse team took the field at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium to face Richmond on Feb. 16, falling to the Spiders by a score of 13-11. Leading the offensive effort for the Bison were Matthew Barkauskas ’22 and Tommy Sopko ’21, each earning hat tricks. Despite the battle that...

Men’s basketball struggles on the road in back-to-back games

Justin Schaumberger, Senior Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team saw their five-game winning streak snap at the hands of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. on Feb. 16 and suffered their second consecutive road loss to Colgate on Feb. 19.   The Bison trailed by four points with 90 seconds to go in the game against Holy Cross...

Wrestling drops third straight in loss to Binghamton

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team lost to Binghamton University (8-3, 8-2 EIWA) by a final score of 25-17 on Feb. 15 in Vestal, N.Y. The Binghamton Bearcats entered the night having won seven straight duals, but the Orange and Blue looked to end their hot streak. The Bearcats proved to be too overwhelming for...

Baseball swept in opening series by No. 21 North Carolina State

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men, SPORTS

The baseball team opened its season with a series against nationally-ranked No. 21 North Carolina State at Doak Field in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 15-17. North Carolina State swept in the three-game series with final scores of 8-2, 14-2, and 12-8. Featuring three preseason All-Americans in their lineup,...

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

February 14, 2019


Filed under Coach Profile, Football, Men, SPORTS

Dave Cecchini was introduced as the new Bison head football coach on Feb. 9 at an introductory press conference at the University’s Graham Building. Cecchini takes over for Joe Susan, who resigned in January after a nine-year tenure with the University's football team.   As a former Lehigh Mountain...

Phipps defeats No. 4 in the nation, but wrestling loses two close duals

Jack Donovan, Contributing Writer  

February 14, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Wrestling

The Bison wrestling team was dealt a pair of losses by American University in Davis Gym on Feb. 8 and by Army at West Point on Feb. 10. With match scores of 21-22 and 19-22, respectively, the contests proved to be narrowly won. The team now stands at a 6-9 overall record and 4-5 in conference play...

Yorke’s career day propels Bison to first win of the season over Bryant

Yorke’s career day propels Bison to first win of the season over Bryant

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

In front of an impressive home student section, the Bison men’s lacrosse team captured their first win of the season on Feb. 10 with a 9-6 victory over Bryant at Christy Mathewson Stadium. Will Yorke ’20 achieved a career high, scoring five goals to carry the Bison offense. With the game deadlocked...

Bison Tune-Up prepares track & field for upcoming Indoor Championships

Bison Tune-Up prepares track & field for upcoming Indoor Championships

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women

The Bison women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the Bison Tune-Up on Feb. 8 at the Gerhard Fieldhouse. This was their final meet of the indoor season prior to the Patriot League Indoor Championships. The men’s side led the way with eight IC4A qualifiers, while the women posted...

Mike Muscala ’13 traded from Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers

Elise Covert and Patrick Dempsey, Print Managing Co-Editor and Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Alumni Update, Basketball, Men, SPORTS

In an early-morning blockbuster deal on Feb. 6, the Philadelphia 76ers traded Mike Muscala ’13 to the Los Angeles Clippers. Muscala, who is the University’s only alumnus to play in the NBA, was with the Sixers for under a season. He will go to L.A. along with teammates Landry Shamet and Wilson Chandler,...

Mackenzie’s career-high carries Bison to win over Lafayette

Justin Schaumberger, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Men, SPORTS

The Bison men’s basketball team kept pace atop the Patriot League standings with a 94-66 win over Lafayette on Feb. 2 in Easton, Pa. Kimbal Mackenzie ’19 led the team with a career record of 31 points. The win improved the Bison’s overall record to 14-8 and 8-2 in conference play. After Lehigh...

Swimming and diving shines at Bison Invite

Sarah Dimock, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Men, SPORTS, Swimming & Diving, Swimming & Diving, Women

The Bison men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams impressed at the Bison Invite held in Kinney Natatorium on Feb. 2. The women’s team recorded 28 top-three finishes, 12 of which were winning performances, while the men’s team earned 14 top finishes.   For women’s diving, Paige...

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