April 27, 2000 |
Starring in basketball and classrooms is not always easy. Now that he has picked Bucknell, Germantown Academy guard Chris Rodgers can address that subject. "I agonized very much," he said. "There were some sleepless nights, along with some tension. "At one point, it became, 'It's great that everybody wants me, but for now just leave me alone, OK? I'll let everybody know when I have it all figured out.' " Dating back to last summer, and then carrying through to last weekend, the 6-1 Rodgers, the Inter-Ac League's most valuable player, made official or unofficial visits to Tufts, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, Georgetown, Lafayette and Notre Dame in addition to Bucknell.
October 20, 1991 |
Princeton's Orange and Black beat Bucknell black and blue yesterday, shutting down the Bison's offense and rolling to a 31-7 victory at Palmer Stadium. The Tigers' defense dominated, especially along the line of scrimmage. In the first half, it held Bucknell to just five yards in total offense and forced the Bison to punt on eight consecutive possessions. "We put an awful lot of pressure on the quarterback without having to blitz," said Steve Tosches, Princeton's head coach.
December 23, 2009 |
A Bucknell University professor was sentenced yesterday to death in absentia by an Ethiopian court that convicted him of plotting to assassinate government officials. Berhanu Nega, of Lewisburg, an associate professor of economics at the Union County school, was one of five people to receive death sentences for planning the attack in 2005 when nearly 200 people were killed in postelection violence. Nega, 51, denied the charges and called the sentence an expected move of a terrorist government.
October 9, 2003 |
The wins keep piling up for the Penn Quakers, but so do the injuries. And, more than Penn coach Al Bagnoli has seen in his time at the school, at key positions. Yesterday, Bagnoli said regular quarterback Mike Mitchell remained doubtful for the game against Bucknell at Franklin Field on Saturday after spraining his left ankle last weekend at Dartmouth. Bagnoli said he was impressed with how sophomore quarterback Pat McDermott had come in cold on a raw day at Dartmouth, completing 4 of 7 passes for 31 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception.
March 17, 1989 |
For Bucknell, a road trip usually means a long bus ride from Lewisburg, Pa., to Bethlehem or Easton while a big game means an East Coast Conference match in a relatively cozy gym. Along the way, the hyperbole of Dick Vitale, the tantrums of Bob Knight and the on-court brilliance of the Danny Ferrys and Alonzo Mournings of the NCAA - in other words, the substance and trappings of big-time college basketball - seem no more a part of the Bison's world...
November 15, 2013 |
Steven Kaspar scored 25 points and Germantown Academy graduate Cameron Ayers added 19 Wednesday night as Bucknell knocked off host Penn State, 90-80. The Bison (1-1) gave coach Dave Paulsen his 100th career victory. Penn State is 1-1. Philadelphia U. 88, Georgian Court 64 - Nick Schlitzer netted a team-high 22 points for the Rams (2-1, 1-0 CACC) in a victory over the visiting Lions (0-3, 0-1). Bowie State 87, Cheyney 73 - Deshawn Curtis had 20 points and 10 rebounds, but the Wolves lost their season opener to the visiting Bulldogs.
July 16, 1999 |
The NCAA placed Bucknell's wrestling program on four years' probation yesterday after finding that the school improperly recruited one wrestler. The NCAA Division I infractions committee also restricted the school's participation in postseason competition, off-campus recruiting and awarding financial aid in wrestling. Following an internal investigation, the school had already placed itself on probation for two years following a 1997 investigation into the recruitment of Mike Garcia.
November 18, 2010 |
For 15 agonizing minutes, Penn's soccer players had their eyes glued to a TV waiting for confimation - and affirmation. Forty-eight teams earn berths in the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament, and the Quakers (12-5-0) got the final spot Monday night as an at-large team. Tonight at 7, they will host Patriot League champion Bucknell (10-8-2) at Rhodes Field. The winner plays Sunday at Maryland. "We were confident that we were going to get a bid, but you just never know," coach Rudy Fuller said.
December 16, 2012 |
LEWISBURG - Bucknell's big men were too much for La Salle on Saturday night. Center Mike Muscala and forward Joe Willman each scored 18 points as the host Bison beat the Explorers, 74-66, in a nonconference game at Sojka Pavilion. The loss snapped La Salle's five-game winning streak. "We lost to a very good team," said La Salle coach John Giannini, whose team beat the Bison last season. "We pressured them hard. [But] the pressure didn't bother them. " Ramon Galloway scored a game-high 21 points for the Explorers (6-2)