A daily look at the Bloomsburg University Athletic teams.

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.


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


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!)


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.


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.


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.


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...

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.


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.


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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