The Bucknellian

Women make a big splash at Lehigh while men wade

Alex Bolinger, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

Last Saturday, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Lehigh University to face the Mountain Hawks, a conference rival, in their final dual meets of the season. The women’s team was able to defeat Lehigh for a historic victory, while the men were unable to overcome a tough...

Wrestling overcomes Harvard and Brown

Wrestling overcomes Harvard and Brown

Brittany Willwerth, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 18 in front of a crowd in Davis gym, the Bison wrestling team utilized a late burst of momentum to top the Harvard Crimson, 26-12. Just the next day, the team faced Brown, defeating the team 31-3. With their most recent successes, the team’s record moved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in EIWA. Zach...

Men’s basketball topples Lehigh & gives Colgate a challenge in PL play

Men’s basketball topples Lehigh & gives Colgate a challenge in PL play

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

January 23, 2020

The last several days have been hectic for the Bison men’s basketball team, as they faced two tough Patriot League opponents within a span of three days. The Bison demolished Lehigh on Jan. 18 before having a quick turnaround to play Colgate only two days later, which resulted in a loss. The Bison...

Men’s tennis struggle at spring season opening

Florian Wozniak, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

The Bison men’s tennis team started their spring season this weekend, hosting Fordham and Delaware at the Central PA Tennis Center in Williamsport, Pa. Head coach Bruce Myers sent out a very young team consisting of four freshmen, three sophomores, and only one upperclassman. “As we all went home...

Senior leadership and high-level experience propel the 2020 season

Kelsey O’Loughlin, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2020

After competing with the 2019 men’s lacrosse national champions, the University of Virginia Cavaliers, the Bison have begun to build the confidence needed for the rest of pre-season and league play. The Bison have five seniors this year, four of which were named captains two weeks ago. Grayson Burns...

Water polo upsets undefeated Harvard in first round of NCAA tournament

Water polo upsets undefeated Harvard in first round of NCAA tournament

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison men’s water polo team topped the undefeated Harvard Crimson by a score of 13-12 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 30 in Cambridge, Mass. This was the Bison’s first NCAA tournament win since defeating Loyola in 1985. The Bison advanced to the quarterfinals against No. 2...

Swimming and diving splits weekend at Loyola

Swimming and diving splits weekend at Loyola

Holly Burns, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced Patriot League rival, Loyola, on Nov. 23 in Baltimore. The women’s team improved their record to 6-1 on the season with a 171-129 win, while the men’s team suffered a tough 187-108 loss to bring their record to 5-2. Emma Hadley ’20,...

Football falls to Fordham, finish 3rd in PL

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Bison football team traveled to the Bronx to face Fordham in their final Patriot League game of the year. The Bison defense played a big role against Fordham, scoring both Bison touchdowns. Ultimately falling by a score of 31-14, the team finished with an overall record of 3-8...

Bison wrestlers battle in tough Navy Classic

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

The Bison wrestling team competed in the Navy Classic on Nov. 23 in Annapolis, Md. Led by two third-place finishes, the team finished in 13th place overall with 46.5 points. Zach Hartman ’22 came in third place in the 165 weight class, improving his overall record to 10-3 and a 4-1 on the day....

Men’s basketball competes in NIT Season Tip-Off

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

On Nov. 23, the Bison men’s basketball team traveled to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the Syracuse Orange. Syracuse was dangerous on offense, shooting 56 percent and making 14 out of 29 3-pointers. Despite the Bison’s fight, they were unable to take a win home with them, concluding the game with a fina...

Men’s basketball drops two straight games on road

Sarah Hazard, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

The Bison men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter against Canisius, 83-81, on Nov. 16. In a back-and-forth game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties, the Golden Griffins won on a last-second layup to put them ahead. The Bison led the game 39-38 at the end of the first half, hitting eight three-pointers....

Men’s water polo clinches first place in conference play

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 16, the Bison men’s water polo team defeated Fordham 9-6, securing the first place seed in the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) and improving their overall record to 19-8 on the season. This is their fourth straight season of earning the No.1 seed in the MAWPC Tournament. Through...

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