October 20, 2011 |
Three years ago, Germantown Academy's Chuck Boddy wasn't even a wrestler. Two years ago, he tried the sport for the first time and won four more matches than he lost. Last week, about five weeks ahead of his senior season, Boddy orally committed to wrestle at Bucknell for college. Wait, rewind. Two years in the sport, a career 51-23 record, and a scholarship offer? How? Boddy, a heavyweight who picked up the sport uncharacteristically late - many join the wrestling fraternity before the age of 10 - garnered just one Division I scholarship offer.
January 26, 1987 |
One might be tempted to attribute Drexel's 86-82 loss to Bucknell on Saturday to a letdown. After all, the Dragons were coming off last Wednesday's upset of Navy. But, surprisingly, Dragons coach Eddie Burke believes that the Navy game probably had the opposite effect on his squad. "I think we went out to prove that we could stay at that (emotional) level," Burke said. "If anything, we were overly up for this game. Maybe that explains our fumble jumbles in the first half. " Drexel trailed by 13 at halftime and never was able to recover in the East Coast Conference contest.
March 15, 2012 |
MIKE MUSCALA had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead visiting Bucknell to a 65-54 win over Arizona last night in the opening round of the NIT. Joe Willman had 15 points and Bryson Johnson added 14 for Bucknell (25-9), which dominated from the opening tip. "Going into tonight's game I was confident," said Muscala. "I made sure to tell the others to be confident as well. Coach prepared our team for tonight by making sure he kept our team calm and composed. " Bucknell held Arizona in check, leading by as many as 13 in the first half.
December 2, 2001 |
If there's one thing to be said for Villanova through four games, it's that the Wildcats are trying. They look for the extra pass on offense. They look to help their teammates on defense. They try to honor their coach's wish not to relax on any possession. While the style points came grudgingly yesterday, the Wildcats brought a few more smiles to Jay Wright's face. They hammered the ball inside, got Gary Buchanan some open looks from the outside, and played some pretty good defense in a 69-45 victory over Bucknell at the Pavilion.
January 3, 2000 |
Penn junior Diana Caramanico turned 21 on New Year's Day. Yesterday, she and her teammates took another big step in their growing process by beating Bucknell, 92-73, in a nonconference game at the Palestra. Caramanico scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Quakers (6-4), whose triumph was more adventurous than the outcome might indicate. Although Penn reduced a 10-point deficit in the last five minutes of the first half to 36-35, Caramanico was assessed her fourth foul in the final seconds - one short of disqualification.
December 22, 2009
Kamile Nacickaite scored 26 points to lead Drexel past Bucknell, 67-54, in a women's basketball game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center yesterday. Gabriela Marginean added 24 in a win that improves the Dragons to 5-4. Joyce Novacek scored 17 points and Cosima Higham added 11 to lead Bucknell (2-8).
March 20, 2015 |
Temple initially had trouble shaking off its NCAA blahs and just as much difficulty with a Bucknell team that played with passion and energy and plenty of fight on Wednesday. It ultimately took a season-best performance by senior point guard Will Cummings to extend his Temple career and his team's season. Cummings scored 30 points, one below his career high, as top-seeded Temple shook off No. 8 Bucknell, 73-67, in the opening-round NIT game at the Liacouras Center. Temple (24-10)
November 22, 2003 |
Bucknell missed 16 of 17 free throws and all eight in the final 7:34 as No.3 Michigan State escaped with a 64-52 victory. The visiting Bison were playing the highest-ranked team in their history. Michigan State trailed 50-49 with just less than 7 minutes left, but ended the game with a 15-2 run. "They should've beat us," the Spartans' Alan Anderson said. "And they would've if they made more free throws. " Paul Davis scored 21 points to pace Michigan State. Kevin Bettencourt had 21 points for Bucknell.
October 14, 1990 |
Last week, Princeton coach Steve Tosches predicted that the outcome of yesterday's game with Bucknell would hinge on how well the Tigers contained the potent Bison offense, which had averaged over 38 points per game. Princeton's defense played its best game of the season, holding Bucknell to just two touchdowns. The Tigers still came up short, however, falling, 14-9, in a matchup at muddy Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The win was the fifth straight for Bucknell (5-1)
March 19, 2015 |
As disappointed as Temple was for being excluded from the 68-team NCAA field, imagine how the Owls will feel if they have a quick ouster from the NIT? That's why coach Fran Dunphy knows that if the top-seeded Owls (23-10) are feeling sorry for themselves, they could be in trouble when they host No. 8 Bucknell at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the opening game at the Liacouras Center. Bucknell (19-14) was the regular-season Patriot League champion and was ousted from the conference tournament in the semifinals by eventual champ Lafayette.