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The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

The intriguing concept of America’s off-season football

Michael Caruso, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Beyond the Bison, SPORTS

Every year when the NFL season comes to an end, football fans dread the fact that they have to wait over 200 days to watch another game. Thankfully, this year is different. The Alliance of American Football (AAF) may prove to be a football fan’s off-season dream. A total of 416 players on eight teams...

Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20, Men’s Lacrosse

Athlete of the Week: Will Yorke ’20, Men’s Lacrosse

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS

With the Bison men’s lacrosse season now underway, attacker Will Yorke ’20 proved to be a major standout in the Orange and Blue’s first two contests of the year. Yorke scored five of the Bison’s nine goals in the game against Bryant on Feb. 10, their second game and first win of the season.   Building...

Bison softball goes 1-4 against stiff competition in opening weekend at Tiger Park

Sarah Dimock, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Women

To kick off the 2019 season, the Bison softball team traveled to Louisiana State University Tiger Park to compete in the Tiger Classic from Feb. 8-10. The Bison went 1-4 against top-ranked teams over the course of three days, with their lone victory coming against Tulsa.   Coming into the...

Women’s water polo goes 3-1 in home opener

Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

In the Bucknell Invitational, their first home tournament of the season, the Bison women’s water polo team went 3-1 on Feb. 9-10. The Bison faced Salem, Siena, No. 18 Wagner, and La Salle, improving the team’s record to 6-2 on the season.   During the first day of competition, the Bison...

Women’s lacrosse falls to Virginia Tech in season opener

Megan Keeney, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s lacrosse team fell to the nationally-ranked No. 11 Virginia Tech Hokies by a score of 14-4 in their first game of the 2019 season on Feb. 9.   Experiencing immediate pressure by the Hokies from the first whistle, the Orange and Blue fell behind early, as Virginia Tech...

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,...

Women’s basketball builds on momentum, gets revenge on BU 62-58

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Women

The Bison women’s basketball team extended their win streak to eight games after gaining revenge with a 62-58 road win against the Boston University Terriers on Feb. 2, improving their Patriot League record to 9-1. The Terriers delivered the Bison’s only Patriot League loss of the season thus far...

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...

Men’s lacrosse drops season opener to #3 Maryland

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lacrosse, Men, SPORTS

The men’s lacrosse team fell in its season opener to No. 3 Maryland 11-6 at Capital One Field in College Park, Md. in front of a crowd of 1,888.   Much of the game seemed to be a stalemate as the two teams battled back and forth. Proving to be strong defensively, the Bison held a tough...

Women’s water polo opens season with 3-1 record

Anna Carroll, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The Bison women’s water polo team opened their season at the Bruno Classic in Providence, R.I. on Feb. 2-3. Coming out strong with three wins over Siena (11-3), La Salle (16-6), and Marist (11-7), the team set a positive tone for their first tournament of the season, earning head coach John McBride...

Athlete of the Week: Ally Furano ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Athlete of the Week: Ally Furano ’21, Women’s Water Polo

Leah Fogelsanger, Senior Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Bison Athlete of the Week, SPORTS, Water Polo, Women

The women’s water polo team started their season with three big wins at the Bruno Classic on Feb. 2-3. Ally Furano ’21 was a key contributor to the team’s opening weekend success, scoring a team-high 13 goals and recording four assists.   The weekend was a strong start to her second...

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