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.
November 22, 2014 |
The statistics and the rankings suggest that 12th-ranked Villanova isn't supposed to have that much trouble defeating a team from the Patriot League, but don't tell that to Jay Wright. As with Lehigh last Friday, the Wildcats sweated out another tight one against a Patriot League squad, this one a Legends Classic contest Thursday night at the Pavilion against Bucknell, and they needed a 9-0 run at the end to take a 72-65 victory over the upset-minded Bison. Bucknell (1-2) was coming off a 24-point loss Monday night at Michigan, but it appeared to have all the answers on the Main Line, taking a 65-63 lead with 1 minute, 51 seconds to play on the last three of 10 straight points by junior Chris Hass, who had a game-high 32 points on just 12 shots from the floor.
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...
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 18, 2010 |
Playing its first game since losing a heartbreaker to Villanova, La Salle fell, 89-77, to Bucknell last night at the Tom Gola Arena. Bucknell (5-6) took control early and never trailed past the 16-minute mark of the first half. The Bison relied on steady defense and reliable production from their big men to lead by eight at halftime. Sophomore forwards Joe Willman and Mike Muscala scored nine points each in the opening 20 minutes to lead Bucknell. Both players, however, also had two fouls by halftime.