A daily look at the Bloomsburg University Athletic teams.

Twas a Few Days Before Christmas

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:36 AM

Finally catching up on some of the backlog of work in the SID office. I hope to get better at posting things to this blog in 2009!

Here is one item to keep note of over the holiday break.

The 2008 Division II national field hockey player of the year, Jamie Vanartsdalen from Bloomsburg University, will be one of the student-athletes featured on the national TV broadcast of "CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA" that will air at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, December 27, on CBS (in the Bloomsburg area on WYOU-TV).

Vanartsdalen will be featured for her outstanding career that took her from walk-on four years ago to the all-time scoring leader in division II field hockey history and one of the most prolific scorers ever in all divisions of collegiate field hockey.

Also, highlights and stories from cross country, soccer and volleyball will be featured in the program. For the 2008-09 academic year, CBS Sports will feature over 40 of the NCAA’s 88 championships in the three seasonal shows. For the sixth consecutive year, all 88 National Collegiate Athletic Association championships will receive television exposure, including 10 fall sports to be featured in a one-hour special.

Have a great holiday season and a happy new year from the sports information office at Bloomsburg. Let's hope 2009 is as successful as 2008 was for the Huskies!

It's a Monday...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:28 PM

It's Monday afternoon...

Football season came to an end with a tough 27-24 loss to Cal at Redman Stadium. The Huskies were oh-so close to reaching the national semifinals and in all probability hosting the game. But, it just wasn't meant to be. Congrats to coach Danny Hale and his staff and of course the players on a job well done. Keep voting in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. We are nearing the end and Danny has a good shot to reach the finals. We can't stop voting just because football season is done!!

The wrestling team took part in the Northeast Duals on Saturday and won one match and lost two. One of the losses was to top-ranked Iowa, while the other loss was to 20th ranked Old Dominion. Matt Moley had a big day for the Huskies winning all three of his matches. Matt was named the EWL wrestler of the week for his efforts. The Huskies wrestle this weekend at the PSAC championships at Mercyhurst.

The men's basketball team lost to 20th-ranked Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday.Ruben Britt scored 21 points and Larry Webster 17 for the Huskies.

No action tonight for any Bloomsburg teams.

Remember...carry your support for the Huskies inside! We have a full slate of winter events coming up. If you'd like a schedule, e-mail me at tmcguire@bloomu.edu and I will put a card in the mail for you. At all home basketball games this year we are playing the State Farm 500. Two lucky fans compete at halftime for a chance to win a gift card from Sheetz courtesy of State Farm Insurance, just by driving a radio remote control car. It is really funny so be on the lookout for that at each home game this year.

Go Huskies!!!

Final: California 27, Bloomsburg 24

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:25 AM

After the BU turnover, Cal's Daine Williams puts the game out of reach for the Huskies with a 12-yard run. The Vulcans take a knee to secure the 27-24 victory.

Game Leaders

California:
Kevin McCabe, 22 for 29, 184 yards, 3 TD
Daine Williams, 145 yards rushing on 27 carries, 1 TD
Windell Brown, 54 yards rushing on 10 carres
Marcel Pestano, 8 catches, 84 yards, 1 TD
AJ Jackson, 6 catches, 67 yards, 1 TD

Bloomsburg:
Dan Latorre, 9 for 14, 141 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Derrick Price, 112 yards rushing on 18 carries, 1 TD
Dan Latorre, 82 yards rushing on 9 carries, 1 TD
Kyle Ream, 3 catches, 64 yards
Derrick Price, 3 catches, 41 yards, 1 TD

Bloomsburg Turnover

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:09 AM

A BU fumble at the 6-yard line gives Cal possession with 1:51 to play in the game.

Bloomsburg takes over...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:02 AM

The Huskies stalled a 11-play, 29-yard drive to force a Cal punt. Now, with 7:08 to play in the game, Bloomsburg takes over from their 10.

Stat leaders so far...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:57 AM

For the Huskies, Dan Latorre is 5 for 9 for 97 yards, with a TD and an INT. On the ground, Derrick Price has 103 yards on 14 carries while Latorre has 50 yards on 6 carries. Kyle Ream has two catches for 57 yards while Stefan Adams has one 16-yard catch.

For the Vulcans, Kevin McCabe is 21 for 26 with 181 yards and 3 TDs. Daine Williams has 84 yards on 21 attempts. Marcel Pestano has eight catches for 84 yards and a TD while AJ Jackson has six catches for 67 yards and one TD.

California 27, Bloomsburg 24

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:47 AM


Dan Latorre's quarterback sneak capped a 7-play, 60-yard drive that inched Bloomsburg closer to Cal. With 12:50 to play in the game, California 27, Bloomsburg 24.

California 27, Bloomsburg 17

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:38 AM

Cal converted on a fourth and 11 to set up a first and goal from the Huskies eight yard-line. From the eight, Cal used two Windell Brown rushes and a six-yard McCabe to Gumbert TD pass to take their largest lead of the game. Cal 27, Bloom 17 with :36 to play in the third quarter.

Cal With Posession, 5:30 in the 3rd

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:32 AM

Cal forces a Bloomsburg punt and after a kick-catch interference, the Vulcans will start from their own 47-yard line.

California 20, Bloomsburg 17

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:25 AM

Cal's Brandon Gordon forced a Bloomsburg fumble and it was recovered by the Vulcan's Terrence Johnson at the Bloom 46. The recovery set up a 5-play, 46-yard drive for California that was capped by a 16-yard McCabe to Marcel Pestano touchdown pass. Cal takes a 20-17 lead with 6:33 to play in the third quarter.

Bloomsburg Forces a Three and Out

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:21 AM

The Huskies force their first three and out today. After another great Vulcan punt, Bloomsburg takes over at their 18.

Bloomsburg 17, Cal 13

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:17 AM

Cooper's 81-yard return set up a 20-yard field goal from the Huskies' Koenig. Bloomsburg 17, Cal 13 with 12:24 left in the third quarter.

Huskies Start the Second Half Strong

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:14 AM

A brilliant 81-yard return by Jesse Cooper sets the Huskies up with a first and goal from the 8-yard line. Cooper reversed direction three times on the return, finally being tripped up just past the 10.

Bloomsburg 14, Cal 13 at the Half

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:48 AM

On third and 11 from the Cal 38, the Vulcan's Swearinger picks off a Latorre pass at the two. Cal takes over with :54 to play in the half and after two plays, we go into the locker room with the Huskies holding on to a slim 14-13 lead over California. The missed extra point by the Vulcans is the difference-maker so far.

Bloomsburg 14, California 13... 4:38 in the 2nd

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:38 AM

A 46-yard Freddie Bacco return starts the Vulcans on the Huskies 46-yard line. Now facing a third and two on Huskies 9-yard line, Daine Williams is tackled for a loss of three. On fourth and five, Cal's field goal is wide right and the Huskies take over on the Blomsburg 20.

Bloomsburg 14, Cal 13

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:35 AM

Dan Latorre's 12-yard shuttle pass to Derrick Price completes a 4-play, 59-yard drive for the Huskies. Koenig's 53rd extra point this season makes it 14-13 in favor of Bloomsburg.

1st and 10, Huskies from the Cal 13

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:33 AM

A 29-yard kickoff return by Bloomsburg's Tyler Guise and a 46-yard Dan Latorre pass to Kyle Ream set up the Huskies on the Cal 13.

California 13, Bloom 7

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:28 AM

The Vulcans regain the lead with 7-play, 68-yard drive. Kevin McCabe with completions of 12-, 14- and the 15-yard touchdown pass to AJ Jackson put Cal ahead 13-7 with 12 minutes to play in the second quarter.

Bloomsburg 7, Cal 6... End of First Quarter

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:23 AM

Cal forces a Bloomsburg punt and the Vulcans take over with :17 to play in the first quarter.

A 12-yard catch by Marcel Pestano puts Cal on their own 44 to start the second quarter.

Cal's Second Possession

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:16 AM

Bloomsburg's Oscar Rivera broke up a third and three pass by Kevin McCabe to force the Vulcans to punt. Derek Fiorenza's punt pinned the Huskies to their own eight yard line where they'll start their drive with three minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Bloomsburg 7, Cal 6

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:08 AM

Derrick Price put the exclamation point on a 6-play, 72-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run. Price set up the first and goal with 44-yard run and has 61 total yards today. Jon Koenig's extra point makes it 7-6 in favor of the Huskies. The senior has not missed a PAT this season, going 52-52.

Cal 6, Bloomsburg 0

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:04 AM

Vulcans with a 10-play 70-yard drive, eating up just under five minutes of the clock. Cal's Daine Williams capped the drive with a 1-yard TD run. Bloom's Dave Huot blocked the extra point and the Vulcans lead early, 6-0.

Game Underway

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:52 AM

Cal putting together a nice drive here... converted a third and one situation and now a nice run by Brown gives the Vulcans a first down on the Huskies 18 yard line.

Three minutes to kickoff...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:31 AM

Just about three minutes until the start of the Super Regional One final between the visiting Cal Vulcans and the Bloomsburg Huskies. Great day for football at Redman Stadium.

Getting Ready for Turkey Weekend Football

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:38 AM

Hi everyone...it's been a crazy couple of weeks here in the sports info office. Lots of teams in playoffs, winter sports underway and the fun continues this weekend with a home football playoff game!

First let's talk about last night at the Nelson Field House. The women's basketball team beat Goldey-Beacom College 78-47. In the game senior Colleen Kegerreis scored 24 points to lead the Huskies to the win. Kegerreis needed 24 points going into the game to reach 1,000 for her career and got to the magical number with 18 seconds to play. Congrats to Colleen. The Huskies are 3-1 on the year now.

The wrestling team took part in the Body Bar Invitational last weekend at Cornell University and the Huskies finished fourth. Matt Moley led the way for the Huskies with a second place finish. BU goes back to New York this weekend for the Northeast Duals.

The men's basketball team is off to a 2-2 start and freshman Dan Hoover was named the PSAC East Freshmen of the Week for his play last week. Check out the web site for a story on Dan's efforts which won him the award.

The men's and women's swim teams were in the water last weekend and lost a tough meet to the College of New Jersey. Several swimmers swam conference-qualifying times in the meet. Check out the web for more info.

Now on to football...the Huskies beat West Chester last week and now host Cal this week. It was good to see meet some folks I have communicated with via e-mail, including Rod Dodson from Michigan. Rod drove all the way from Grand Rapids to be at the game this past weekend. We need folks like Rod this weekend to come and make noise since the BU students will be on Thanksgiving break. Be HUSKY PROUD and come and support BU football as it continues it quest for an NCAA title. Kickoff is at noon with gates opening at 10:30 a.m. The weather will be much warmer (as warm as 40 degrees can feel) so come out BE LOUD!!

just got word that Jon Ochs was named first team Academic All-American. That is a great honor and one well deserved. To be first team Academic All-American is very hard considering all the athletes playing Division II and III ball (Division I has a separate award for Academic All-American).

Keep voting in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award. It is coming down to crunch time and coach Hale needs all the votes he can get! The link is to the left on this site.

We'll have live stats from the playoff game this weekend as well as live streaming video of the game. But...we'd rather see you here in person to watch!

GO HUSKIES!!!

Huskies win 28-21!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:37 AM

Latorre connects with Kyle Ream on a long pass down to the WCU 12-yard line, Latorre takes a knee and the Huskies secure a 28-21 victory!

The Huskies Men's Basketball team takes on Mercy College at 5:00 p.m. at Nelson Field House. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item for the Bloomsburg Food Bank.

Washington Cuts the lead.

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:32 AM

West Chester Goes into hurry-up mode, Wright hits Washington for a touchdown with 1:59 remaining in the game.

28-21 Bloomsburg.

On the ensuing on-side kick, Kyle Ream recovered for Bloomsburg. Huskies ball, 1:54 remaining.

3:18 Remaining in the game...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:12 AM

A hit by Justin Presley on Joe Wright looked to be a West Chester fumble, but it was ruled a forward pass by Wright. It forced a fourth down for WCU, though, and Bloomsburg took over at their own 23.

Two nice runs by Kenny Domzalski put the Huskies close to mid-field. A third down conversion By Dan Latorre put the Huskies into WCU territory. With the ball at the 28-yard line, Dan Latorre took a shot towards Kyle Ream in the end zone, which Ream made a brilliant, behind the back catch to give the Huskies a two touchdown lead with 3:41 remaining in the game!

With Jon Koenig's extra point, he becomes the all-time leader in extra points at Bloomsburg University.

28-14 Bloomsburg.

Fourth Quarter Update..

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:57 AM

Jon Koenig's punt pinned the Rams inside their own five, but the Rams responded by driving 55 yards into Bloomsburg territory. Bloomsburg rose to the occassion, as Jesse Cooper jumped a route and returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown to give the Huskies a 21-14 lead.

21-14 Bloomsburg.

3rd Quarter Update...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:26 AM

Jesse Cooper in moonlighting on offense for only the second time this season, as he picked up a first down on a reverse into WCU territory. The drive stalled, though and Bloomsburg had a fourth and eight at the WCU 36-yard line. Latorre's swing pass to Cooper was stopped short of the first down, though, and the Rams took over at their own 31.

Andre Ellis tackled Mike Washington for a ten-yard loss on WCU's next drive, forcing a Golden Ram punt. The punt was not a good one, though, as it gave the Huskies the ball inside WCU territory.

The Huskies responded with a 45-yard drive capped off by a three-yard touchdown plunge by Stefan Adams. West Chester's Dan DePalma responded with a 51-yard kick-off return to the Bloomsburg 31-yard line. West Chester converted a fourth and two at the Bloomsburg 23 when Wright hit Washington for a first down keeping the drive alive. That set up a six-yard touchdown run by Jackson Fagan to tie the game at 14 all.

Halftime Update...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:29 AM

Joe Wright had the Rams moving on a nice drive, but the Huskies Jesse Cooper intercepted Wright's throw at the Bloomsburg 36-yard line. The Huskes took over and got into WCU territory thanks to a QB sneak on Latorre on third down, which, along with a WCU personal foul penalty, set the Huskies up in WCU territory.

On third and goal at the nine, Dan Latorre was sacked and fumbled, which WCU recovered and took over at ther own 15. On the ensuing drive, Wright moved the ball into Bloomsburg territory, but a completed pass was funbled by WCU's Jackson Fagan to give the Huskies the ball back at thier own 37-yard line.

West Chester had a chance right before the half, but a holding call on a third and ten knocked the Rams out of scoring range.

After one half of play, the score remains tied 7-7.

After One Quarter

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:20 AM

Following an impressive Bloomsburg opening drive, West Chester answers with a one-yart touchdown plunge from quarterback Joe Wright. Bloomsburg had two stops inside the five-yard line forcing a fourth and one from the Bloomsburg one-yard line, but Wright was able to sneak it in on fourth down and one.

West Chester forces a three-and-out on the Huskies ensuing possession.

7-7 at the end of one quarter.

First Quarter Update...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:05 AM

The Huskies take a 7-0 lead on Stefan Adams seven-yard touchdown run with 7:30 remaining in the First Quarter. The score was set up by a Huskies fourth and two at the West Chester 42 yard line, which quarterback Dan Latorre turned into a 15 yard gain.

Bloomsburg's offensive line is opening some big holes.

We are Underway!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:44 AM

Nice opening return by Sal Viscount to almost midfield. Jon Ochs forced a fumble by West Chester's Joe Wright, but the Golen Rams recover.

The Huskies force a three and out on the Golden Rams first possession.

One Hour From Game Time...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:42 AM

Accoring to weather.com, the temperature in Bloomsburg is 25 degrees. It's a little bit colder here on the field.

There is a pretty stiff wind heading across the field at 13 mph. Sophomore Michael Varanavage, who has a pretty strong arm, just had a pass re-directed from his intended receiver. The wind will be a factor for sure.

QB's and recivers have just arrived on the field for both teams. Ben Weaber looks to be 100% and ready to go. Dylan Manni will also play today.

Also, just in case you lost it, the game will be video streamed on NCAAsports.com.

NCAAsport.com streaming video link

Live From Redman Stadium!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:13 AM

Welcome to the Gameday at Redman Stadium!

We'll be posting updates over the course of the day as the Huskies prepare to host the the West Chester Golden Rams in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Division II Football Playoffs.

For the first time, you can follow the Huskies though a live game cast, featuring real-time statistics:

Live Stats

Also, The Huskies Men's basketball team hosts Mercy College at 5:00 p.m. at Nelson Field House following today's football game. Admission is free with the donation of a canned food item for the Bloomsburg Food Bank!

NCAA Field Hockey Today

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:40 AM

Today the BU field hockey team plays in an NCAA national semi-final playoff game starting at 3 p.m. If you are in the area I hope you can come out and support the Huskies. If the Huskies win today, they'll play for the NCAA D-II title on Sunday at 1 p.m.

If you can't make it today's game check out the NCAA web page we have set up(click here) with links for a stat page from the game as well as the a link for a web cast of the matches.

All BU students will be admitted free to the game with a valid ID.

The hoop teams open play this weekend. The women at home for the Patriot Inn Classic on Saturday at 6 p.m. and then Sunday at 4 p.m. The Huskies have a new coach in Bill Cleary so come out and watch the women. The men will play at St. Michael's in Vermont. You can listen tomorrow at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. on WHLM radio.

The swim teams are also in action tomorrow at Ithaca College at 1 p.m.

Be HUSKY PROUD and support all the teams this weekend.

NCAA Playoff Time!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:05 AM

It's NCAA playoff time here at Bloomsburg!

Wow...what a time to be a fan of the Huskies. We've got three teams in the NCAA playoffs!

The field hockey team will be hosting the NCAA championships this weekend. On Friday at 3 p.m. Bloomsburg will host Shippensburg in one semifinal game, while at 5:30 p.m. Bentley will play UMass-Lowell. On Sunday at 1 p.m. the national championship game will be played at Bloomsburg. There will be a webcast of the games as well if you don't live in the area. A link will be posted on the BU web page when it becomes available to us. If you've never been to a field hockey game now is the best time to come out and be Husky Proud! BU will be aiming for its 15th national championship. it's also your last chance to see one of the best field hockey players ever...in Jamie Vanartsdalen. Read the tournament preview at this link.

The women's soccer team also earned a spot in the NCAA playoffs and will play Slippery Rock in an opening round game on Friday at 2 p.m. at Mercyhurst. We will post a link to live stats from the game on our web site later in the week. The Huskies are making their first trip to the NCAA playoffs since 2002. If the Huskies win on Friday they will play on Sunday against Merychurst.

The football team earned a spot in the NCAA D-II playoffs and received a first round bye. The Huskies, the top team from Super Regional One, will play the winner of the West Chester-Southern Connecticut game on Nov. 22nd at noon at Redman Stadium.

The All-PSAC East team for women's soccer were announced yesterday. You can read all about the Huskies who were selected for the team at the BU Web site. One special note...congrats to head coach Sandy Dickson who was named the PSAC East Coach of the Year. It is the second time in her career that she has earned the honor.

This weekend the last of the winter sports teams will start their seasons. At the Nelson Field House on Saturday and Sunday the women's basketball team will hos the Patriot Inn Tip-Off Classic. The Huskies face Chestnut Hill on Saturday at 6 p.m. and CW Post on Sunday at 4 p.m. Come out and see the Huskies and new coach Bill Cleary. The men's basketball team will tip-off in Vermont at the St. Michael's College Tournament. The Huskies face Middlebury on Saturday and St. Michael's on Sunday.

Remember...let's see lots of support for the field hockey team this coming weekend. Let's see the place packed. Be HUSKY PROUD AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAMS!

I've Been Tardy!!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:23 PM

Sorry for the delay between blog posts. It has been a very busy week.

Right now BU is preparing to host the NCAA Division II field hockey championships, the final four, next Friday (Nov. 14) and Sunday (Nov. 16). Bloomsburg and Bentley College have received byes into the semifinals. The finals are set for Sunday, the 16th at 1 p.m.

The football team, of course, is still in the running for an NCAA playoff bid. The Huskies dropped to fourth in the region after last week's loss to West Chester. Bloomsburg, though, has a shot to move up if two of the team's in front of them lose this weekend. WCU plays at Cal and American International (#2) plays Southern Connecticut.If BU does not move up to number two in the rankings, there will be a home game on Nov. 15th. The pairings for the NCAA playoffs will be announced on Sunday between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on ESPN News.

The women's soccer team also has a good shot at making the NCAA playoffs. The Huskies are number three in this week's regional rankings and the top six make the tournament. The pairings will be announced on Nov. 10th on ncaa.com.

The cross country team runs in the NCAA Atlantic Regionals tomorrow at Slippery Rock. We'll have a full report at BU Huskies.COM

The men's basketball team plays at Penn State on Sunday at 2 p.m. You can see the game on the web at Big 10 Network or listen on the web to Jim Doyle at WHLM.COM

Keep voting in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year contest. Coach Hale needs all the support we can give him as he looks for another big finish just as he did two years ago!

A follow-up to last weekend's homecoming game. What a tremendous crowd! It was great to see so many people get fired up to come watch the Huskies. There were lots of gold shirts (there could have been more!!!), but we'll work on that for next year. Let's make sure we show our support this weekend to the field hockey team (it would be great to see the house packed for them), and hopefully the football team.

BE HUSKY PROUD!!!!

Let's the playoffs begin...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:22 AM

Sitting at Sports Stadium blogging! The PSAC field hockey final four starts in about 37 minutes as I write this. IUP and Kutztown start things off at noon followed by BU and Shippensburg at 2:30 p.m. We'll be posting some updates to the blog throughout the afternoon.

Tomorrow the cross country teams race at the PSAC Championships at Lock Haven. Check out the BU web site for a preview.

The soccer teams visit Millersville tomorrow night. The women at 6 p.m. followed by the men at 8:30 p.m.

The football team hosts West Chester in a matchup to decide the PSAC East title. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. Over 800 Gold Rush t-shirts have been sold for the game. Remember to make Redman a sea of gold tomorrow.

BE HUSKY PROUD!!!

A great Thursday...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:54 AM

It's a great Thursday...the Phillies won the World Series. All us long-suffering fans can now celebrate!

Now let's talk about the Huskies. The women's soccer team played to a 1-1, 2 OT tie with West Chester last night. The two teams remain tied for the top spot in the PSAC East with 25 points each with one last regular season game to go. While the Huskies don;t know who they will face in the playoffs, for sure there will be a PSAC quarterfinal game on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The men's team lost 3-0 to West Chester and will close out their season at Millersville Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.

The PSAC field hockey playoffs start tomorrow here at Bloomsburg.The first game is set for noon with IUP vs. Kutztown followed at 2:30 p.m. by BU and Shippensburg. The title game is Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Come out and support D-II's top team, the Huskies!

Don't forget its a gold rush game on Saturday. We want a sea of gold to great the Huskies as they come through the tunnel!

BE HUSKY PROUD!!!

Happy Wednesday....

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 1:02 PM

Another cold day in Bloomsburg...but it's Wednesday so that is good.

Soccer tonight...Bloomsburg hosting West Chester. The women start at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. The women's matchup features the top two teams in the PSAC East with both tied for the top spot in the division. Whichever teams wins the game will take the lead in the race for first place.

The women's soccer is also ranked 15th in the country in D-II by the Soccer Coaches Association. BU is also ranked #1 in the region by the coaches, fourth in Atlantic Region by the NCAA. The top six teams in each region at the end of the conference playoffs earns a bid to the NCAA championships.

The PSAC field hockey final four is at BU this weekend. Read a preview of the tournament by clicking here.

Gold rush shirts at the University Store sold out... but more are on the way!!! Whatever is not sold in the store prior to the game will be sold at Redman Stadium on Saturday. Remember...make it a sea of gold as the Huskies battle it out for the PSAC East title with West Chester.

A few people have asked me about the Blue Lot parking. As you go past Sports Stadium you'll come to a stop sign. Turn left and follow the road to that lot. Shuttles will be running back to Redman Stadium.

Vote Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is to the left.

Coming into town..be sure to check out our corporate partners. A list of them is available at this web page. Let them know you appreciate their support of the Huskies.

BE HUSKY PROUD..Support Bloomsburg Athletics both financially and through your attendance at a game!!!

An ugly day in Bloomsburg

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:27 AM

It's rainy here in Bloomsburg (and snowing in other parts of the area today)...

Let's review the weekend...a good one for BU.
The football team beat Shippensburg, 21-0; the men's soccer team over Kutztown, 4-2; the women's soccer team over Kutztown, 1-0; the field hockey team beat CW Post 5-1; the women's swim team beat Mansfield, 77-57, and the cross country teams both took second at the Elizabethtown/Millersville Invitational. Not bad at all!

Rankings are out today for some sports. Football remains the top ranked team in the Super Regional One and is number four according to the American Football Coaches Association and number six by d2football.com.

The field hockey team holds on to the top spot in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll for the second straight week.

Jamie Vanartsdalen once again named the PSAC East player of the week in field hockey. She has owned the award the last week as she looks to cap a brilliant career with a PSAC and NCAA title.

The soccer teams play tomorrow at home with West Chester. The women are tied with the Golden Rams for the top spot in the PSAC East so it is a big matchup.

Some notes about this weekend...it will be busy at BU. The PSAC field hockey championships will be at Sports Stadium on Friday and Saturday. The semifinals at noon and 2:30 p.m. with the championship game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The football team will be playing for the PSAC East title against West Chester starting at 3:30 p.m. It's a gold rush game so we want to see the stands filled with gold shirts (put a sweatshirt underneath your gold shirt if it gets cold!). Gates open at 2 p.m. and there will be a second ticket booth open at the student end of the stadium for all to use. A shuttle will run from the blue lot to the stadium so take advantage of that this week.

REMEMBER...Let's show up in numbers and support the Huskies this weekend!!!

Friday Is here

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:54 AM

It's Friday and we're getting ready for the weekend...

Tomorrow the men's and women's soccer teams will be home with Kutztown. The women, ranked 18th in D-II, play at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3 p.m.

The football team, ranked 4th in D-II, plays at Shippensburg. The game is on SportsFever TV. Here in Bloomsburg and Northeast PA, check the game out on FOX 56, WOLF-TV. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.

The cross country teams will be at Elizabethtown College tomorrow. The women's swim team is home with Mansfield at 1 p.m.

On Sunday, the field hockey, ranked number one, plays at CW Post starting at 2 p.m.

Waiting for some examples of folks showing that they are Husky Proud! Send me an photos of you flying flag or doing something else to show your pride!

Vote Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is to the left.

See you Monday!!!

It's Late on Thursday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:15 PM

It's been a busy day...out of the office in the morning and catching up on a lot of e-mails upon my return.

Last night the field hockey team won its 18th game of the year, a 3-2, win over Mansfield. The Mountaineers were just the third team to score more than one goal on the Huskies in a game this season.Bloomsburg plays at CW Post on Sunday.

The NCAA women's soccer rankings are out and the Huskies are sixth in the Atlantic Region. Now the observant among you will say that yesterday I had BU at second. Well, the second place ranking is according to the coaches association. The sixth place rank is from the NCAA committee and the one that really matters.

I just a Gold Rush t-shirt that the University Store is selling for the Huskies game with West Chester next week. They are very nice and well worth the $10 cost. Earlier in the week I posted a link to the University Store web site where you can get purchase one, check it out and support the Huskies.

I hope you are not tired of me drumming up support for the Huskies with the slogan be HUSKY PROUD! I think those of us who are passionate about BU athletics need to step up both financially and by coming to a game. The West Chester game would be a great place to start....AND BE LOUD!!! We need Redman to rock on Nov. 1st!!!

Also, on Nov. 1st we hope the BU field hockey team will be playing in the PSAC title game at Sports Stadium. If you have never been to a field hockey game that day would be a time to start. This could be one of the best field hockey teams ever at BU (and that would be saying something!)

It's the Middle of the Week

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:04 AM

It's Wednesday...Halfway through the work week.

In soccer action last night at ESU, the women's team beat East Stroudsburg 2-1, while the men battled hard, but lost 1-0, in OT. Both teams host Kutztown this coming Saturday. The women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.

The women's soccer team is ranked 18th in the country and second in the Atlantic region.

Today the field hockey team will play at Mansfield at 4 p.m. One more goal for the Huskies and they will set a new D-II record for goals scored in a season. (FYI...the Huskies set the current record of 132 last year!)

Received word that the Big 10 network will not be carrying the BU-Penn State men's basketball game on Nov. 9th. Not sure why the change, but of course WHLM radio will carry the game locally here in Bloomsburg and on the internet at www.whlmam.com.

Think someone you know who is a former BU athlete is worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame? Send a name and any supporting info you might have to me, Tom McGuire, in the BU Sports Information Office or through e-mail at tmcguire@bloomu.edu

BE HUSKY PROUD! SUPPORT BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS BOTH FINANCIALLY AND WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A GAME!!!

It's Hard to Come up with a Creative Headline

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:39 AM

You know...some days I just can't think of a creative headline for the blog...today is one of those days.

No action yesterday for the Huskies. Today the men's and women's soccer teams play at East Stroudsburg. The men start at 5 p.m. and the women at 7 p.m.

Make it five times now that Jamie Vanartsdalen has been named the PSAC East Player of the Week in field hockey. Pretty soon they'll name the award in her honor she has won it so many times!

Football rankings are out and the Huskies are now number four in the American Football Coaches Association top 20 poll. The Huskies are now number six in the d2football.com poll and still number one in the NCAA Super Region One ranking. The NCAA rankings are what determine the teams for NCAA championships.

Got some nice feedback on the pictures of BU fans being Husky Proud! If you have anything you'd like to share with the group drop me an e-mail at tmcguire@bloomu.edu

Vote...in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is to the left of this blog entry.

Homecoming is Nov. 1st...It's a Gold Rush game...be sure to wear gold to the game and support the Huskies!! Gates open at 2 p.m. with kickoff at 3:30 p.m. BE HUSKY PROUD!!!!

Monday...Looking Back at the Weekend

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:07 PM

A rare treat that I get to update the blog on a Monday...

Last weekend was a good one for the Huskies. On Friday the Huskies cross country teams took part in the Penn State Invitational meet. On Saturday BU football made it 13 straight going back to last year with a win over Cheyney. The field hockey team won on both Saturday and Sunday and are now 17-1 for the season. The men's soccer team won its 7th game of the season in 2 OT's, while the women's soccer also went 2 OT's to win on Saturday. The men's and women's swim teams also opened their seasons on Saturday by taking first place at the BU Relays. The Huskies are coached by former BU great Stu Marvin.

Things are quiet today for the Huskies.

The win on Saturday in field hockey clinched the PSAC East title for the Huskies. Bloomsburg will now host the PSAC championship on Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Start times on Friday will be noon and 2:30 p.m. with the championship game at Bloomsburg at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Pairings will be announced later.

Vote Danny Hale in the Coach of Year program. Danny is sixth right now in the balloting.

A few things to mark down...Homecoming on Nov. 1st with West Chester. Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. It's a Gold Rush that day so be sure to wear gold. Buy a commerative gold rush t-shirt from the University store. You can see what the shirt looks like here to the left.

Another example of Huskies pride is on display...this time in Lawrence, Kansas! Bill Patt, class of 1979 with this photo of a BU flag flying on his home. If you are Husky Proud send me an example for the blog and I'll post it.

Be Husky Proud!...Support BU athletics both financially and with your attendance at a sporting event.

Working for the Weekend

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:47 AM

It's Friday and we're getting ready for the weekend...

No action last night for the Huskies.

Today the cross country teams will visit Penn State for the Penn State National Invitational. Action gets underway at 10 a.m. This is the last big meet for the Huskies prior to the PSAC championships and will feature a deep field of Division I teams, including teams such as Duke, Kentucky,Rice Wake Forest,Tennessee,West Virginia. We'll have results available on the BU web site.

Check out the USA Today sports section...page 8...for a story on the Huskies' Jamie Vanartsdalen. Read it online at by clicking here.

Tomorrow is a busy day for the Huskies teams.The football team will play at Cheyney starting at 1 p.m. The Huskies have won 12 straight dating back to last year. It is the third longest win streak in the country in college football across all divisions.

The field hockey team will host Kutztown starting at noon. The Huskies are 15-1 and can clinch the PSAC Eastern Division title with a win and the right to host the PSAC championships on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1.

The men's and women's soccer teams will visit Shippensburg tomorrow. The men play at 3 p.m. followed by the women at 5:30 p.m. The men are 6-5-4 on the season, while the women are 10-3 and ranked third in their region.

The winter sports season gets underway tomorrow with the men's and women's teams and new head coach Stu Marvin hosting the Bloomsburg Relays at 1 p.m. at the Nelson pool. Check out the results on the BU sports web site.

Remember...be Husky Proud! Support the Huskies both financially and with your attendance at a sporting event.

Thursday Roundup

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:49 AM

Good morning...here is Thursday's Huskies Daily Update...

Last night the men's soccer team won its sixth game of the year with a 1-0, OT win against Shepherd University. Marcus Valeriano scored the game's only goal 2:32 into the extra period. Bloomsburg is 6-5-4 on the year.

No action today for any Bloomsburg teams.

NCAA regional rankings for women's soccer have been released the Huskies are ranked third in the Atlantic Region. Bloomsburg is 10-3 on the year and has reached double digit wins for the first time since 2002.

Don't forget the Gold Rush on Nov. 1st versus West Chester and keep voting in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is to the left on this page.

Not much else to report on this morning.

Remember...Be Husky Proud and support BU Athletics both financially and with your attendance at a home sporting event!

Midweek Here already

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:18 PM

It's Wednesday already....

Last night the field hockey team improved to 15-1 on the year with a 5-0 win over Millersville. The Huskies play home this weekend with Kutztown on Saturday and Philadelphia University on Sunday.

The men's soccer team faces Shepherd University tonight at 6 p.m. at Sports Stadium.

Up on the web today check out the photo of the 2008 BU Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

A few things to mark down...Homecoming on Nov. 1st with West Chester. Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. It's a Gold Rush that day so be sure to wear gold. Buy a commerative gold rush t-shirt from the University store. You can see what the shirt looks like here to the left.

Also, the PSAC field hockey final four will be held on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st. Bloomsburg has clinched a tie for the PSAC Eastern title with the winner of the Eastern Division playing host to the final four.

Vote Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year poll.The link is on the left side of the page.

Be Husky Proud...Support the Huskies both financially and with your presence at a game!!!

Welcome to a Tuesday Morning....

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:41 AM

Tuesday morning....foggy here in Bloomsburg...but enough on the weather!

Looking back to the weekend it was a good one for the Huskies. The football, women's soccer, field hockey (twice) and a men's tennis (Fernando Perez) all won games/matches/and or a tournament during the weekend. You can read all about the results on the web page.

Jamie Vanartsdalen was named the PSAC East field hockey player of the week for the period ending Sunday. Vanartsdalen scored 10 points last week on three goals and four assists to her the honor for the fourth time this season.

Tuesday is ranking day for most sports. So far we have the football rankings in to us and there was no change in any of the rankings/polls. The Huskies remain number one in the NCAA Super Region One ranking (this is the ranking that selects teams for the NCAA championships), number six in the American Football Coaches Poll and number seven in the D2football.com poll. Regional rankings for women's soccer and field hockey will be released later today.

Today the field hockey team will go on the road to face Millersville at 4 p.m. Get the score tonight on the Huskies web site or by calling the Husky Hotline at 570-389-2828.

The University Store is selling commerative Gold Rush t-shirts for the Homecoming game on Nov. 1st. Order yours today at the University Store. Also, it’s Touchdown Tuesday at the University Store and because of the Huskies big win over East Stroudsburg last Saturday the discount is 25% Off Clothing and Insignia Gifts.

A week or so ago I asked for anyone who is Husky Proud to send me examples of their Husky pride. Rod Dodson, class of 1983, who now lives in Caledonia, Michigan, proudly flies his Bloomsburg University flag each weekend. Rod lives near Grand Rapids, a stones throw from Grand Valley State, the perennial D-2 power. If you have examples of being Husky Proud e-mail them to tmcguire@bloomu.edu and I will try and use them in blog.

Don't forget to vote in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is on the side bar of the Huskies Daily Update Blog. We need to get Coach Hale into the top three of Division II!

It's Friday...A Busy Weekend Ahead

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:08 AM

Hi everyone...

It's Friday and morning the sports info office is prepping for a big weekend.

We start things off tonight with the Hall of Fame dinner. We're expecting over 170 people for the dinner. A great showing to honor five former BU greats, Roly Lamy, Tim Pritchard, Jim Garman, Sharon Reilly Zemaitis and Keith Torok.

On Saturday and Sunday we host the PSAC Individual and Doubles tennis championships. Action gets underway at 11 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

At noon on Saturday BU football hosts East Stroudsburg. The game can be seen on state-wide TV through the Sports Fever TV network. Check your local listings for the station in your area. For those of you in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton TV market, the game can be seen on FOX 56, WOLF-TV.

At noon the field hockey team plays host to Slippery Rock, while at 3 p.m. the women's soccer team will host Pitt-Johnstown. The men's soccer team in away tomorrow at Slippery Rock.

We wrap up the weekend on Sunday with another field hockey game at noon with Catawba College.

It's military appreciation day on Saturday at the football game. All military personnel and their families will be admitted to the game free of charge. We'll also be collecting items for our troops so bring some snacks, DVD's, phone cards, etc for our troops.

A story in the Easton, PA Express-Times today about BU captain Jon Ochs. Read the story at the Easton Express Times.

It was a good Tuesday night....

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:34 AM

No debate about it...last night was a good night at BU with both soccer teams winning.

The women won 1-0, while the men pulled out a 3-2 win in overtime. Both teams return to action on Saturday...the men at Slippery Rock, while the women host Pitt-Johnstown.

Tonight the field hockey team will host East Stroudsburg at 6 p.m. at Sports Stadium. The Huskies are 11-1 on the year and lead the PSAC Eastern Division with a record of 4-0.

Vote for Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. The link is on the left side of this site.

There is a new poll posted on the left as well. Wondering what you think is the best sporting achievement for BU this decade. Take a second and vote.

Remember...be HUSKY PROUD!! Support the Huskies both financially and with your attendance at at game!

Tuesday In the Fall

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:22 AM

It's Tuesday afternoon again...

A look back at the weekend (briefly)...Football and women's soccer won; the men's soccer team came up short; the cross country had a decent race at Slippery Rock and the men's tennis team sent a few players to the semi-finals of the ITA regionals. Overall, a decent weekend for the Huskies.

Today the women's soccer team hosts Mansfield at 5:30 p.m. at Sports Stadium, while the men will host Holy Family in a non-conference game at 7:30 p.m.

Rankings are out today and the field hockey team stays at number two in the nation. The Huskies host East Stroudsburg tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at Sports Stadium.

The football team is ranked number one in the NCAA D-II Super Region One (the NCAA dropped geographical names for each region). The top six teams in each region at the end of the season advance to the NCAA playoffs. The Huskies are also ranked number six in the American Football Coaches Association poll and number seven by d2football.com.

Don't forget to vote Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. There is a link to the left of this posting. Let's get Danny up to number one.

This weekend is fall break here at Bloomsburg. We need everyone to come out and support the Huskies in what is going to be a huge game with East Stroudsburg. Kickoff is set for noon. All military personnel and their families will be admitted free to the game. We're asking all fans to bring some items for our troops serving oversees. you can bring snacks, toiletries, phone cards, etc.

Homecoming is not too far off. Make plans to attend the football game with West Chester. We're planning a Gold Rush. More details next week.

That's all for now...remember BE HUSKY PROUD. Support your team both financially and with your attendance at a game!!

The Weekend is Nearly Upon Us...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:26 AM

It's Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us.

Let's look ahead to what is happening with BU sports this weekend.

Just two home events this weekend for the Huskies. Tomorrow through Monday the ITA Atlantic and East Region men's tennis regional championships will be held on the Huskies' home courts. Hopefully the weather is better than last weekend!

Also, the women's soccer team will host Gannon at 1 p.m. at Sports Stadium. The Huskies are 7-3 on the year.

The men's soccer team will play at Lock Haven at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Bloomsburg is 4-3-4 on the year.

The cross country teams got out to Slippery Rock for a big meet called the SRU Pre-National Invitational. (The regional and national championships will be held on this course). The 6,000-meter women's competition, set to start at 11 a.m., will feature five teams currently ranked in the U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II national poll. That elite group includes #6 Cal State Los Angeles, #14 UC San Diego, #17 Bloomsburg, #19 Dallas Baptist (TX) and the 25th-ranked Slippery Rock women. The 8,000-meter men's race, set to start at 11:45 a.m., will feature #20 Lock Haven and #24 UC San Diego.

The football team will visit winless Millersville tomorrow starting at 1 p.m. The Huskies are 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in the PSAC East. Bloomsburg will be back home a week from tomorrow to face East Stroudsburg.

Don't forget to vote for Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year program. Let's get Danny Hale to the number one spot! (I'm the SID and I approved this message).

Congratulations to coach Jan Hutchinson for being selected for induction into the East Stroudsburg Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the ESU campus. We'll have a release on the web site later today.

Huskies in the news....BU football player Marcus Zimmerman was featured in a story yesterday in the Lancaster newspaper. Paste this link into your browser to read the story. http://blogs.lancasteronline.com/jeffreyreinhart/2008/10/02/podcast-with-former-manheim-central-star-marcus-zimmerman-plus-bloom-mu-grid/

Heard yesterday from a BU alum living in Michigan...not to far from D-II power Grand Valley. He proudly stated he flies his BU house flag each day. Way to go!!

BE HUSKY PROUD...MAKE PLANS TO COME AND SEE THE HUSKIES PLAY (unless you live in Michigan...then we'll cut you some slack.)

A split last night

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:05 AM

Thursday morning...starting to feel like fall here in Bloomsburg.

Last night the women's soccer team beat Millesville 2-1 in overtime. The Huskies trailed 1-0 until the 81st minute when Suzie Wade scored. After reaching the end of regulation, Kelly Modes scored the gamewinner for Bloomsburg in the 98th minute. The Huskies are now 7-3 on the year and 4-2 in the PSAC. Bloomsburg will host Gannon on Saturday.

The men's soccer team lost to Millersville 2-0. The Huskies fall to 4-3-4 with the loss, 1-2-2 in the PSAC East. The Huskies play at Lock Haven on Saturday.

It will be a quiet night on Thursday as there is no action for any Bloomsburg team.

Be sure to make plans to attend an upcoming BU home sporting event. We need to make Bloomsburg the toughest place in the PSAC to play. Don't forget the Gold Rush on Nov. 1st with West Chester. Be There...Be Loud...WEAR GOLD!

Don't forget to vote Danny Hale in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Program. The link is on the side of this blog. Danny is in 5th place right now.

Support those who support the Huskies. Go to our corporate partner page http://www.bloomu.edu/sports/athleticmarketing/sponsors.shtml to see which local businesses are HUSKY PROUD!

Feel free to leave comments in the comment area about the blog or anything concering BU athletics. I will try and address any items in a future blog posting.

Wow...Wednesday Already

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:31 AM

Can't believe it's Wednesday afternoon already...

No action last night for the Huskies. Tonight there is a soccer twinbill against Millersville. The men get underway at 5:30 p.m. and the women follow at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the web site tonight for results. Or, if you can't get to the computer you can call the Husky Hotline at 570-389-2828 for the results.

A couple of reminders...I hope you are voting each day in the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year poll. I have link on the side of this page that will take you to the Coach of the Year web site. Danny Hale is in the top five last I looked. Let's get him up to #1.

Don't forget we are going to collect items for our troops serving oversees on Oct. 11th. Bring an snacks, books, movies,toiletries, etc with you to the game.

We've got a gold rush planned for homecoming on Nov. 1st. Be sure to wear gold to game in support of the Huskies!

On another note, check out our corporate partners at www.buhuskies.com..click on corporate partners. Let them know you appreciate their support of Huskies Athletics.

Tuesday Afternoon...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 9:41 AM

Do I date myself and say Tuesday Afternoon was a song by the Moody Blues? Who remembers the Moody Blues? Ok..enough music...on to BU SPORTS!

Monday was a rare weekday off for the sports information director. Looking back at the weekend, the Huskies won in football over CW Post 13-6; beat CW Post in field hockey, 8-1; lost to Gannon in men's soccer 4-0; and lost to Slippery Rock, 1-0, in women's soccer. On Sunday, the field hockey team beat Seton Hill, 7-0. On Monday, the women's tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA Atlantic Region championships.

Jamie Vanartsdalen was once again named the PSAC East Field Hockey Player of the Week. Jamie scored three goals and had two assists in the Huskies three wins last week. This is the second straight week she has won the award and the third time this season.

The field hockey team is now 11-1 on the year and is still ranked second in the latest D-II poll.

The football team moved up two spots in the national rankings to number eight in both the coaches (American Football Coaches Association) and the d2football.com media poll.

If you are in Bloomsburg on Thursday the field hockey and softball teams will be holding a Sneaker Sale in the Kehr Union Building from 8:30 am to 6 p.m. Stop by for some great bargins.

Don't forget the Huskies are holding Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 11th against East Stroudsburg. All families of active military personnel will be admitted free to the game. The game will be broadcast on Sports Fever TV so we hope to see a large crowd on hand.

Homecoming is Nov. 1st and great ready for a Gold Rush. We want you to "Be There...Be Loud...WEAR GOLD" Support the Huskies in their game with West Chester.

No action tonight for any Bloomsburg teams.

BE HUSKY PROUD AND COME OUT TO A SUPPORTING EVENT!

A rainy Friday...

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:38 AM

It's a rainy Friday in Bloomsburg...

No action yesterday for any of the BU sports teams. Of course this weekend has a full slate. Check yesterday's blog for a rundown of which team is playing and where they are playing.



Bloomsburg received a check for $1,000 from the Honda Corporation in recognition of Jamie Vanartsdalen being named the D-II Field Hockey Player of the Year in 2007. The money will go the women's general athletic scholarship fund. Congrats again to Jamie.

Liberty Mutual is once again sponsoring the Coach of the Year program. Use the link on the side of this blog to vote for coach Danny Hale. Two years coach Hale finished in the top 10 nationally. Let's put him back there again once more. be sure to vote every day!

Big news to report...we're planning a Gold Rush day for homecoming on Nov. 1st with West Chester. We are asking all fans to wear gold to the game that day and make the home stands a sea of gold (that game is on TV and the stands will really look great covered in gold). A special commemorative t-shirt will be produced by the University Store and will go on sale in a few weeks. We'll let you know when they arrive.

Remember that many local businesses support the Huskies financially. For a list of them go to our corporate partner page on our web site. Please patronize them whenever possible and let them know you appreciate their support of the Huskies.

Greetings on a Thursday....

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:35 AM

Well, it's Thursday morning here in the sports information office and we are busy preparing for a full weekend of activities.

On Saturday, the Huskies will host Gannon men's soccer at noon and CW Post field hockey at 3 p.m. at Sports Stadium. Across the road, weather permitting, the first day of the women's tennis ITA regional championships will be held. The event runs Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Hitting the road on Saturday will be the football team which travels to CW Post on Long Island. Kickoff is at noon. The women's soccer team will be Slippery Rock on Saturday starting at 2 p.m.

There is a story today in the Harrisburg Patriot-News on two BU football players, Kyle Ream and Matt Bosso. Read the story at http://www.pennlive.com/sports/patriotnews/college/index.ssf?/base/sports/1222296911223980.xml&coll=1

Some sad news to report...former BU football great and Hall of Famer Mike Blake passed away this week. You can read his obituary by going to http://www.legacy.com/northjersey/DeathNotices.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=117942539


BE HUSKY PROUD AND SUPPORT THE HUSKIES BOTH WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A GAME AND FINANCIALLY THROUGH THE HUSKIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION!

It Was a Busy Tuesday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:55 AM

It was a busy sports night for Bloomsburg University so there is a lot to report this morning.

The field hockey team rebounded from its loss on Saturday to rout Kutztown, 7-1. Jamie Vanartsdalen with three more goals for the Huskies, while Maggey Bloskey added two. Jamie now has 98 career goals and is now in the top 15 in career points among all NCAA Divisions and is in the top 20 career goals scored among NCAA Divisions. Bloomsburg is now 9-1 on the year, 3-0 in the PSAC East.

The men's soccer team played a 0-0, 2 OT time with West Chester yesterday afternoon. The Huskies held the edge in shots on goal, but had to settle for the tie. Bloomsburg is 4-1-4 overall, 1-1-2 in the PSAC East.

The women's soccer team lost to West Chester by a 2-1 score. Bloomsburg falls to 6-2, 3-2 in the PSAC East.

The men's and women's tennis teams blew past East Stroudsburg last night. The women cruised to a 9-0 win and the men came up with an 8-1 victory. The women are now 3-1 on the year, while the men are 2-0.

After a busy night last night, things quiet down for the Huskies with no action today, tomorrow or Friday.

Some important dates to remember...
Oct 10th...Hall of Fame Dinner
Oct. 11th...Military Appreciation Day at football. All families of active military personnel admitted free. We're also collecting items for our troops overseas.
Nov. 1st...Homecoming...kickoff at a special time...3:30 p.m. (We'll finish under the lights!)

BE HUSKY PROUD...MAKE PLANS TO COME AND SEE THE HUSKIES PLAY!

Tuesday Ramblings....

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:55 AM

There were no events yesterday for any Bloomsburg teams, but that does not mean we don't have some news.

Yesterday I mentioned that Greg Myers was named the PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his play. Yesterday afternoon Jamie Vanartsdalen was named the PSAC East Field Hockey Player of the Week. It is the second time that Jamie has been so honored this year. You can read more about her award on our web site at www.buhuskies.com.

The football team remains ranked 10th in the country in Division II according to the American Football Coaches Association.

The BU Athletics Hall of Fame will be holding its annual induction ceremony on Friday, Oct. 10th. This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Jim Garman '59; Roly Lamy '91; Keith Torok '79; Tim Pritchard '90 and Sharon Reilly Zemaitis '90. Tickets to the event are $35 and can be purchased by calling to the sports information office at 570-389-4413.

Please visit our corporate sponsors page on our web site to see which local businesses are supporting the Huskies. Then next time you are in town be sure to patronize those places and let them know you appreciate their support of BU athletics.

BE HUSKY PROUD. COME AND SUPPORT THE HUSKIES WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE AT A GAME!

It's Monday...let's recap the weekend!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:46 AM

Monday morning...time to take a breath after a busy Saturday of sports for the Huskies.

The football team improved to 4-0 on the year after a 31-21 win over Kutztown. The Huskies got two TD passes from Dan Latorre to Kyle Ream and Greg Myers led the defense with 10 tackles. Myers was named the PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Bloomsburg has now won nine straight games dating back to last year.

The men's soccer team kept their winning ways going with a 1-0 win over NYIT. Mike Jones scored the game's lone goal. Bloomsburg is nos 4-1-3 on the year and has already surpassed its win total from a year ago.

The women's soccer team is now 6-1 after a 2-0 win over Clarion. Ashley Brucker and Kelsey Stoka each scored for BU.

The cross country team turned in a solid performance at the Iona College Meet of Champions.Ashley Shuck was 27th in a field of 224 and was the first finisher from a D-II school. The meet featured a majority of teams from NCAA D-I and several regionally ranked D-II teams.

The women's tennis teams split a pair of matches on Saturday. The Huskies sank the Ship (Shippensburg) 9-0, but lost to Cal, 9-0. The Huskies are now 2-1 on the year.

And it's hard to write this, but the BU field hockey team lost to Shippensburg, 3-2. It was the first time a team had scored more than one goal on the Huskies this season and was the lowest offensive output for the Huskies. The game though was a non-division matchup (the PSAC has gone to a two-division set-up for field hockey this year) so it does not affect the Huskies standings in the PSAC. Bloomsburg is now 8-1 on the season.

There is no action today for any Bloomsburg teams.

As always feel free to post your comments right below this posting. We'd love to know what everyone is thinking.

BE HUSKY PROUD AND ATTEND A BU SPORTING EVENT AND SUPPORT THE HUSKIES FINANCIALLY THROUGH THE HUSKIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION!

Another Game...Another Record

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:43 AM

The BU field hockey team beat Mansfield on Thursday night by an 8-0 score. In the game, Jamie Vanartsdalen scored two goals and set another Division II record. This one was most career goals. Jamie now has 94 in her career breaking the mark of 93 set by Terry Voit of Longwood accomplished during the Gerald Ford administration (1974-77). Jamie also added two assists and is now tied for number two all-time in career assists in NCAA history with 46. Not bad for a player that walked on to the Huskies several years ago! BU is now 8-0 and will play at Shippensburg on Saturday at noon.

No action for any BU teams today.

Tomorrow along with field hockey going to Shippensburg, the women's tennis team will be there for matches with Ship and Cal. The cross country team as we noted in yesterday's post will be at the Iona Meet of Champions.

The football team, 3-0, ends a three-game homestand with a PSAC-East matchup with Kutztown. Kickoff at 1 p.m. It's Bloomsburg Fair Day and all fans will get a $1 off coupon for the opening day of the Fair. Come see the Huskies then head over to the Fair. All BU students will have a chance to win tickets to See Three Days Grace and Sick Puppies. All alums are encouraged to stop by the Alumni Tent to register for free prizes and of course stop by the University Store tent to purchase officially licensed BU merchandise.

The men's soccer team will be hosting New York Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Huskies are off to a 3-1-3 start this season.

As always...support the Huskies with your attendance at an event and financially through the Huskies Athletic Association.

Wednesday Night at Bloomsburg

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:43 AM

Last night was nearly a perfect one for the Huskies. Bloomsburg got victories in men's and women's tennis and women's soccer, while losing a tough match in men's soccer.

In tennis, congrats to coach Marty Coyne who won his 200th men's match with an 8-1 win over Scranton. On the women's side, the Huskies blanked the Lady Royals 9-0. Results will be posted on the web site later today.

In women's soccer, the Huskies posted a 1-0 shutout over East Stroudsburg and are now 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC East. The men lost a tough 2-1 battle with the Warriors. It was the first loss of the year for the Huskies and drop them to 3-1-3 overall and 1-1-1 in the PSAC East.

Today the field hockey team will look to make it eight straight to start the year when it hosts Mansfield starting at 4 p.m. Jamie Vanartsdalen needs one goal to tie and two to break the D-II all-time goals scored record of 93 held by a player from Longwood University.

This weekend the Huskies host Kutztown in football at 1 p.m. All fans coming to the game get a $1 coupon for admission to the Bloomsburg Fair on Saturday. Also, the men's soccer team host New York Tech at 2 p.m.

On the road the women's tennis team will be at Shippensburg along with the BU field hockey team. The men's and women's cross country teams head to Vancortland Park in New York for the Iona College Meet of Champions. This is the first "big" meet of the year for the Huskies and features a deep Division I field as well as sveral regionally ranked D-II teams. Good luck to the Huskies.

Remember to support the Huskies both with your presence at a game and financially through the Huskies Athletic Association. For more information on how to join the Huskies Athletic Association go to www.buhuskies.com.

BE HUSKY PROUD!

It's Another W for the Huskies

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:26 AM

The BU field hockey team keeps rolling along. Last night it was another victory, this time by a 9-1 score, over Mercyhurst College. Samantha Kropa had three goals and two assists and Jamie Vanartsdalen added three goals to lead the Huskies to the win. Bloomsburg is now 7-0 and will host Mansfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Tonight the soccer teams will be in action at Sports Stadium taking on East Stroudsburg. Start time is 5:30 p.m. for the women and 7:30 p.m. for the men. In addition, the men's and women's tennis teams will also be in action tonight hosting the University of Scranton starting at 6 p.m.

A win for the men would be the 200th coaching victory (on the men's side) for coach Marty Coyne. He also has 223 wins as head coach of the women's team. While not up in the stratosphere of coaching victories of Jan Hutchinson, the 422 wins is still very significant and the second most of active coaches here at BU!

In case you have not heard the BU men's basketball team will play an exhibition game at Penn State on Nov. 9th at 2 p.m. While that alone is cause for excitement, it was reported yesterday in the Centre Daily Times newspaper that the game will also be aired on the Big 10 Network giving the Huskies nationwide exposure.

As usual we invite any comments to our daily blog.

Remember be HUSKY PROUD and come out and support the Huskies whenever you get a chance!

Wow....this is a busy week for the Huskies!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:16 AM

Last night was a quiet one for the BU athletic department. No action scheduled for any team.

This week, though, is a busy one for the Huskies. Today at 5 p.m. the field hockey team will be hosting Mercyhurst at Sports Stadium. The Huskies are 6-0 on the season.

Tomorrow night it is a double-dip of soccer at Sports Stadium as the Huskies welcome East Stroudsburg to campus. The women start at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. The men's and women's tennis teams also host the University of Scranton at 6 p.m. on the Upper Campus courts.

On Thursday it's back to field hockey as the Huskies host Mansfield at 4 p.m.

Looking ahead to Saturday the football team will be hosting Kutztown at 1 p.m., while the men's soccer team will host NYIT at 2 p.m.

The latest football rankings for D-II are out and the Huskies have moved up to number 10 in the coaches poll and are number 12 in the d2football.com.

The Husky Wrestling Club will be holding training sessions for area youth starting on Sunday, Sept. 21. For more information on the program contact head coach John Stutzman at 570-389-4282.

Remember to support the local businesses that support the Huskies.

Be Husky Proud and support BU by attending a home sporting event!

Another Big Weekend for BU!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:45 AM

It's Monday morning and it was another big weekend for the Huskies.

The football team remained unbeaten at 3-0 with a 24-0 win over Mercyhurst. After two big wins to start the season, Bloomsburg avoided the letdown with a win over the Lakers. Dan Latorre rushed for two scores and threw for another in the win. Defensively, Jon Ochs was all over the place and had three sacks, three forced fumbles and one other tackle for loss. He was named the PSAC East Defensive Player of the Week for his play. The Huskies start PSAC East play this week hosting Kutztown at 1 p.m. at Redman Stadium.

The men's soccer team also stayed unbeaten at 3-0-3 with a 3-2, OT win over Kutztown. Ryan Lafferty scored the gamewinner in OT on an assist from Tom Pfender. BU hosts East Stroudsburg on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

The field hockey posted an 8-0 win over Millersville on Saturday. Jamie Vanartsdalen with three goals and two assists in the win. Bloomsburg is back in action on Tuesday at 5 p.m. hosting Mercyhurst.

The women's soccer team lost (the first BU team to lose this fall) to Kutztown 4-0 on Saturday. The Huskies, 4-1, are back in action hosting ESU on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The men's and women's tennis teams opened play this past weekend hosting the BU Invitational. Results can be found at www.buhuskies.com.

More blogging....The NCAA has started a student-athlete blog and among the featured athletes is field hockey's Jamie Vanartsdalen. Read Jamie's first posting...
http://www.ncaa.com/sport/default.aspx?sid=911&id=327896

Tonight's a quiet night here at BU. No action for any teams.

Show your Husky Pride and come to one of our events. There's nothing better than seeing a game live!

The Huskies Continue to Win!

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:46 AM

Another game and another win for the Huskies. Last night the women's soccer team improved to 4-0 with a 7-0 win over Seton Hill. Three players each scored two goals to lead Bloomsburg. Read more about the game at www.buhuskies.com.

Both the men's soccer team, 2-0-3, and the women's soccer team will play at Kutztown on Saturday. The men start at noon and the women at 2:30 p.m.

The field hockey team will have its home opener on Saturday taking on Millersville. Start time is set for noon. Bloomsburg is 5-0 on the year.

The men's and women's tennis teams will be hosting an invitational this weekend. Action will get underway at 8:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

The football team, 2-0, will host Mercyhurst at 1:30 p.m. at Redman Stadium. Gates open at noon. Liberty Travel is the game sponsor. Stop by their table before the game and check out all their travel specials. In addition, the University Store will have its news and bigger tent their with lots of BU licensed merchandise, while the Alumni office will also have a tent so be sure to visit them.

The cross country teams will be idle tomorrow preparing for next week's big event at Iona College. The women's team is ranked 13th in the country.

Some upcoming football promotions include Bloomsburg Fair Day next week versus Kutztown. All fans coming to next week's game receive a coupon to fair good for a dollar off admission next Saturday. Next week's game is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and all its local agents.

On Oct. 11th Bloomsburg will holding Military Appreciation Day. All families of local military personnel will be admitted free to the game. We will also be collecting items for our troops serving oversees. Items such as toiletries and snacks will be accepted. The Oct. 11th game will be sponsored by Al's Mens Wear.

During each home football game also be listening for your chance to play University Store Bingo for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the University Store. Also, listen the Sheetz T-shirt toss during the first half of Saturday's game.

SHOW YOU ARE HUSKY PROUD BY COMING TO THE GAME!!

Sept. 11, 2008

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:39 AM

Last night the Huskies beat East Stroudsburg, 7-0, in field hockey. Maggey Bloskey and Chelsea Due each scored two goals for the Huskies. Bloomsburg is now 5-0 on the year. The Huskies open at home on Saturday with Millersville. Game time is noon.

Tonight the women's soccer team hosts Seton Hill at 6 p.m. at Sports Stadium. The Huskies are 3-0 on the year.

Also at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Quaker Steak and Lube coach Danny Hale will be out there for his usual Thursday night get together. Come out and hear coach talk about the big win last week and this week's opponent Mercyhurst.

The game with Mercyhurst on Saturday is set for 1:30 p.m. Come out and support the Huskies. We hope to see the stands filled for the game. This week's game sponsor is Liberty Travel of Bloomsburg. Next time you are planning a vacation be sure to call them at 387-6191.
We'd love to see a packed house each and every week for Huskies football. Make Redman Stadium the toughest place to play by being the 12th man. Tickets are just $8 for adults and $3 for students/seniors. Children under 12 are free.

Welcome

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 1:06 PM

This is the first blog for the Huskies daily update.

It's been a great start to the sports season for the Huskies. No losses for any BU team. Football is 2-0, field hockey is 4-0, men's soccer is 2-0-3 and women's soccer is 3-0. Pretty good!

Don't forget this weekend the Huskies host Mercyhurst in a parent's day matchup. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Gates open at noon. Come and see the newly renovated Redman Stadium along with the Huskies ranked 11th in the country in D-II. We need your support to keep the winning streak alive against one of the newest members of the PSAC...Mercyhurst.

The field hockey team is playing today with East Stroudsburg. We'll have that score tonight at www.buhuskies.com. On Saturday the Huskies host Millersville in the home opener at noon. Hope to see you at Sports Stadium.

That's it for the first Huskies Daily Update blog. We'll be back tomorrow.

Tom McGuire

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