A daily look at the Bloomsburg University Athletic teams.

It's Friday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:29 AM

It's Friday...the start of the weekend and spring break here at BU!

TODAY
The lacrosse team opens its 2009 season today with a home game against Seton Hill University. Start time is 4 p.m. Check out the lacrosse home page for a season preview.

BASKETBALL
The Huskies close out the regular season tomorrow with a doubleheader against Kutztown. The women start at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.. Before the games the Huskies will be honoring the senior members of the team. Also tomorrow the winner of the two tickets on Allegiant Air, courtesy of the Lehigh Valley International Airport, will be announced at halftime of the men's game.

INDOOR TRACK
The PSAC Indoor Track championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday at East Stroudsburg. Check out the main sport page for a preview of the championships.

BASEBALL
The Huskies will play Newberry College Saturday and Sunday on the first part of its spring break trip. The Huskies game on Monday against Coker College has been cancelled and will not be made up.

SOFTBALL
The Huskies open the 2009 season tomorrow at the Catawba College Tournament on the first leg of their spring break trip.

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MidWeek Already

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:52 AM

It's Wednesday...hard to believe the middle of the week is here already.

TONIGHT
We've got hoops tonight at the Nelson Field House with Mansfield coming to town. The women tip-off at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. Tonight and Saturday are the final two home games of the year.

LACROSSE
The lacrosse team will open the 2009 season on Friday at 4 p.m. against Seton Hill. We'll be posting a preview later today or tomorrow.


SCHEDULE CARDS

Schedule cards are now here. If you'd like one mailed to you, send me an e-mail...tmcguire@bloomu.edu and include your name and address.

BE HUSKY PROUD
Be sure to wear your maroon and gold and let everyone you support the Bloomsburg Huskies!

Wrapping up the Weekend

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:21 AM

It's Tuesday morning.Let's look back at this past weekend.

Wow...what a busy weekend we had in sports info. Basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball, indoor track. Lots to write about!

BASKETBALL
The Huskies men and women lost at Millersville, but Kelsey Gallagher for the women and Larry Webster for the men both earned PSAC Freshman of the Week honors. For Gallagher that's number seven if you are counting, while Webster wins for the fifth time. Congrats to both.

WRESTLING
The Huskies closed out the regular season with a 21-13 win over Rutgers. Matt Moley's pin in 44 seconds highlighted things for the Huskies. Bloomsburg ends the year at 9-7.

SWIMMING
A bunch of new team records were set for the men and a couple of top five swims for the ladies at the PSAC championships. One record that did not get reported was the school record in the 100-fly by Juan Castaneda. He broke his own mark with a swim of 50.21 seconds, which also qualified him for the NCAA D-II championships next month in Houston.

TRACK
The Huskies had a solid meet at the Susquehanna Invitational with Laura Schlotterbeck setting a school record in the weight throw. The Huskies take part in the PSAC championships this weekend.

BASEBALL
The Huskies took second at the Builders Invitational in Newport News, VA over the weekend. Stats from the those games are posted on-line now as well as overall season stats.

TODAY
Nothing going on today with the Huskies. Tomorrow the basketball teams host Mansfield at the Nelson Field House. Tomorrow and Saturday are the final two games of the year so come out and support the Huskies.

BE HUSKY PROUD
We love seeing examples of the you showing that you are Husky Proud! Take a picture of yourself wearing BU clothing, hat, etc and send it to us. We'll be glad to showcase your pride to the world!

POLL
The softball team was picked by those who voted as the team most likely to win a PSAC championship this fall. Check out our new poll to the left of this post!

The Weekend is Almost Here

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:43 AM

Jump for joy! It's Friday....

With the weekend almost upon us, here is a look at what is happening in sports at BU!

LAST NIGHT
The baseball team dropped its opener last night to the Apprentice School 6-0. Today...we didn't even post this yet so this is fresh news...the Huskies beat East Stroudsburg 9-0 this morning. Carlos Medina had a solo homer for the Huskies. Still waiting on the final box score so I can't give you too many more details at this point. The Huskies play against 6 p.m. against Kutztown.

At the PSAC Swimming championships the Huskies John King set a school record in the 1000-free with a time of 9:50.29. That's 20 laps in the pool in under 10 minutes for you non-swim types. Action continues today through Sunday. We'll keep you updated on the web later tonight with an update.

TONIGHT
The wrestling team will be in action tonight hosting Rutgers. Start time is 7:30 p.m. This is the final match of the year before the EWL championships.

TOMORROW
The track teams will be at Susquehanna tomorrow for a meet, while the basketball teams visit Millersville. The women play at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.

That's it for now...enjoy the weekend. Be sure to bookmark the sports web site for the latest up to date info this weekend.

GO HUSKIES!!

What Happened Last Night

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:57 AM

Good afternoon. Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, Feb. 19.

Well...I didn't think a person could feel as bad as I have the last few days. But, here I sit anyway writing the Huskies Update.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
The Huskies picked up their second straight win with a 62-58 victory over Shippensburg. Lauren Healy and Kelsey Gallagher each scored 18 points in the win for Bloomsburg.

MEN'S BASKETBALL
The Huskies lost to Shippensburg 64-55 on Wednesday night. Ruben Britt scored 20 points to lead the Huskies. Both the men and women play on the road on Saturday at Millersville.

WRESTLING
Tomorrow night is the final home match of the year for the Huskies as they take on Rutgers starting at 7:30 p.m. Before the match the Huskies four seniors will honored. They are Eric Shaw, Darren Kern, George Hickman and Jesse Hassseman.

SWIMMING
The PSAC swimming championships start tonight at Cumberland Valley High School. Read more about the event on our web site.

BASEBALL
The baseball team will be in Virginia for the weekend at the Builders Invitational hosted by the Apprentice School. Bloomsburg takes on the home today at 3 p.m.

We'll have updates on all the events on our web site so be sure to check back often.

Now...where's my medication for this cold?

Tuesday Morning

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 5:49 AM

Good morning BU fans!

It's a sunny, but cold day here in Bloomsburg.

PSAC AWARDS
The Huskies picked up two weekly PSAC awards yesterday. Larry Webster was named the PSAC East Men's Basketball Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season, while George HIckman was named the PSAC Wrestler of the Week. Congrats to both student-athletes on the awards.

TODAY
Nothing going on today competition wise for the Huskies. On Thursday the PSAC swimming championships will be held at Cumberland Valley HS. We'll have a preview tomorrow on the web site.

ROONGO'S ROAD TRIP

The University Store at Bloomsburg University is holding a neat promotion involving Roongo. Buy a "small" Roongo and take him on spring break. Do a "You Tube" style video and submit it. There is a $500 gift card to the University Store for the winner. Read more about it athere.

HUSKY PROUD
There are lots of great businesses that support the Huskies here in the Bloomsburg area. Be sure to check out the list of BU corporate partners by clicking here. There are lots of great deals and be sure to thank these places for being Husky Proud!

Monday...Time for A Review

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:40 AM

Hi everyone...it's Monday. Time for a look back at the weekend.

WRESTLING
The wrestling team started the weekend off for the Huskies with a convincing win over EWL-rival Lock Haven by a score of 29-9. George Hickman at 149 pulled the upset when he pinned 22md ranked Matt Fittery. Two matches later Ricky Schmelyun added his 15th pin of the season as the Huskies posted the easy win. Nice to see a lot of former alums back for the event. Glad you were able to visit with us.

BASKETBALL
The basketball teams took to the court on Saturday and the women came away with a 63-61 win over division-leading West Chester, while the men dropped a 67-53 game to the Golden Rams. The game featured the Huskies wearing pink shooting shirts, while a lot group of fans were also clad in pink to help the Huskies with their Pink Zone/Coaches vs. Cancer event. Also, we had some alums on hand for an event as well so good to see them back.

TRACK

The Huskies indoor teams competed at the Bucknell Winter Classic and BU had a couple of competitors earn a spot into the PSAC championships.

TENNIS

The women's team lost to Slippery Rock, 6-3, on Sunday. It was the Huskies first competition of the spring portion of their schedule.

SCHEDULES
Speaking of schedules, I had a few people stop me over the weekend and ask about spring schedule cards. Well they are right now at the printer. When they arrive on my desk we will be getting them around town and campus. Now...I know some of you are saying..."Tom...I'm not near campus." Well, just send me your name and address in an e-mail and I will get one out to you!

DID YOU SEE?
If you were at the men's basketball game the other day you saw a crazy play. If not, let me describe it. Late in the game a player for WCU was chasing a ball that was heading out of bounds. Since sports info is now on the floor (due to the closing of the press box with bleacher trouble), the player jumped up from the floor right onto our table with our computer and other gear and over the heads of my student staff. It was one of the craziest things ever to happen in my 20 years of sports information work.

THANKS
A special thanks on Saturday to our game sponsors...Holiday Inn Express, Econo Lodge, Perkins and Quaker Steak and Lube. be sure to visit them at Exit 232 off of I-80 next time you are in town. We appreciate their support of Bloomsburg University and glad they are HUSKY PROUD!

It's Cold Again

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:25 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, Feb. 12.

Well...the warm weather of yesterday here in Bloomsburg is now gone. Windy and colder today. At least we got a taste of what spring will be like.

BASKETBALL
Last night the Huskies lost to East Stroudsburg in both men's and women's basketball. The women lost 70-58, while the men fell 82-71. For the women, Colleen Kegerreis scored 14 points, while for the men Ruben Britt scored a team-high 14 points. Both teams will be back in action on Saturday hosting West Chester. The women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. That leads me to my next topic.

HUSKIES FOR HOPE
The men's and women's basketball teams will be supporting cancer awareness and research when it hosts its Huskies for Hope game on Saturday. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink to the game and support this cause. The Huskies teams will both be wearing pink warm-up shirts in support of this cause.

GAME SPONSOR
The games on Saturday are being sponsored by Quaker Steak and Lube, the Holiday Inn Epxress, Perkins and the Econo Lodge. Folks from the QSL will be on hand with some goodies from their place so be sure to visit their table and let them know how much we appreciate their support of BU athletics.

WRESTLING
The wrestling team takes on Lock Haven on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. It is also Alumni Night so if you are a Bloomsburg wrestling alum be sure to visit the Alumni Association web site to register for the event.

BE HUSKY PROUD
Are you Husky Proud? Show your support of the Huskies even when you are not at Bloomsburg. Wear Bloomsburg clothing items around town, when you go to eat, etc. The more we put the name of Bloomsburg out there the better!

Hoops Tonight

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:22 AM

Hey everyone. Here is our update for Wednesday, Feb. 11.

BASKETBALL
The Huskies are back home at the Nelson Field House hosting East Stroudsburg. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the Huskies. Also, be sure to sign up for your chance to win two tickets on Allegiant Airlines courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Airport. We'll pick a winner on Feb. 28th.

BASEBALL
Renovations are taking place to Litwhiler Field. See a small video clip hosted by coach Mike Collins as he talks about the upgrades by clicking here.

WRESTLING
The wrestling team will be hosting Lock Haven on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support the Huskies as they take on their arch rivals in the EWL.

COMMENTS
We always appreciate hearing from our fans so don't hesitate to drop me a note. Also be sure to vote on our latest poll.

What's Happening on a Tuesday?

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:02 AM

Hi everyone. It's Tuesday and welcome to the Huskies Update Blog.

No action yesterday or today for any Bloomsburg teams so we'll focus on some other items today.

LACROSSE
The lacrosse team recently had a few of their recruits appear in a story from their hometown area. Check it out by clicking HERE.

TRACK
A story on BU track athlete Misha Litvinov appeared in today's Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. Here is the story.

GOOD START FOR LITVINOV – It didn’t take Misha Litvinov (Hazleton Area) long to get into the swing of things as a distance runner with the Bloomsburg men’s track team this winter.

The junior distance runner qualified for the PSAC Championships in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meter runs in his first two meets. His times were 8:58.07 in the 3K and 15:48.36 in the 5K.

“Heading toward the championships we will continue to emphasize his strength work while fine-tuning his speed,” first-year coach Bernard Empie said. “I feel Misha can make a big contribution to the men’s team score at the PSACs.”

Empie has some thoughts about Litvinov’s future with the Huskies.

“Misha has a full academic year left at Bloomsburg but athletically he has just the cross country season,” the coach said. “I anticipate red-shirting him this spring to save an outdoor track season. That will enable us to take another year to work on some weaknesses to make him more effective at 10k.”

HALL OF FAME
Have someone you think is worthy of the BU Athletic Hall of Fame? Then nominate them by going to this web page.

CORPORATE SPONSORS
Don't forget to visit our corporate sponsor page by going here.
Our two featured sponsors today are the Lehigh Valley International Airport and Geisinger Choice Insurance. Visit our sponsor page and click on their logo to learn more about both places.



Welcome to Monday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:58 AM

It's Monday afternoon. The sun is shining and spring is in the air!

Let's take a look back at this past weekend.

BASKETBALL
The women lost to Cheyney on Saturday by a score of 68-63. Kelsey Gallagher scored 20 points for the Huskies to fall to 8-13 on the year. In the men's game, Larry Webster scored 22 points and Ruben Britt returned from injury to get 12, but the Huskies lost by a score of 64-51 to the Wolves. The Huskies will be hosting East Stroudsburg on Wednesday with tipoff at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

TRACK AND FIELD
The Huskies went to the Susquehanna Invitational and came away with several PSAC championship qualifying times and marks.Qualifying for the PSAC championships in the mile were Shannon Hoffman who ran a 5:25.49, a time also good for 10th on the school's all-time best list and Ashley Shuck with a time of 5:27.75. In the pole vault, Julianna Spitzer broke her own school record with a mark of 2.75 meters (9'25") and also qualified for the PSAC championships. You can read more about the event on our web site.

HUSKIES FOR HOPE
We hope that many of you will come out and be part of the Huskies for Hope on Saturday to help raise awareness of cancer research. We're asking as many fans that can to wear pink to the game. The Huskies tipoff with West Chester at 1 p.m. for the women's game and 3 p.m. for the men's game. See you there.

WRESTLING
The wrestling team will be home on Friday night hosting Lock Haven. Just two more home matches for this season so be sure to come and support the Huskies.

SPRING SPORTS
The spring season will be getting underway this weekend when the tennis teams play on Saturday and Sunday. The women playing Slippery Rock on Saturday and the men taking on West Liberty on Sunday.

SPONSORS
Be sure to support all the sponsors that support BU Athletics.

Two of our newest sponsors are Bennigan's of Bloomsburg and The Best Western Inn of Danville. Show your BU ID at Bennigan's and get 10 percent off your bill. You can visit ourweb site to learn about all the businesses that support BU Athletics.



Thursday Roundup

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:01 AM

Good morning...welcome to Thursday, Feb. 5th.

Last night was a rough one for the BU hoop teams. Both the men and the women lost at Mansfield. The women fell 52-46, while the men lost 88-58. The Huskies hit the road again on Saturday visiting Cheyney at 1 and 3 p.m.

HUSKIES FOR HOPE
The men's and women's teams will be hosting a combined Coaches Vs.Cancer and Pink Zone game on Feb 14th when the West Chester Golden Rams come to town. The Huskies will be raising awareness of cancer and raising money for cancer research. Your presence and donations will be greatly appreciated. Tipoff on the 14th is 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men.

EDINBORO COMING TO TOWN
The BU wrestling team will be hosting Edinboro tonight at the Nelson Field House. Start is set for 7 p.m. Edinboro is ranked ninth in the latest rankings and has two wrestlers ranked number one in their respective weight classes. The match of the night will be at 157 pounds where the Huskies Matt Moley, ranked ninth, will face off against top-ranked Gregor Gillespie of Edinboro.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Yesterday was national signing day for several sports, including football. Check out who the future Huskies will be by visiting the web page for the 2009-10 recruits.


HALL OF FAME
Nominate someone for the BU Athletic Hall of Fame by visiting this page.
Fill out the form to have that person considered for next year's hall of fame class.

BE HUSKY PROUD!

So Sorry For My Absence

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 4:43 PM

TUESDAY, FEB. 3

Well it has been a long time since I've had the opportunity to take a few minutes and write a blog. My apologies to all the loyal fans of the Huskies. Things just get real busy sometimes in the office.

Let's try and get you caught up on what is going on with BU sports.

We are, of course, well into the winter sports season. Just one month left to go. The women's team has struggled a bit after getting out to a good start. If you have not see the Huskies play, you need to get out and see freshman Kelsey Gallagher. She is a real player and has earned the PSAC East Freshman of the Week award 6 times!

The men's team has been hurt by injuries and some bad breaks. Coach John Sanow's crew nearlhy pulled out a big win last week, but Jesse Betar's half-court shot hit the front of the rim at the buzzer.

The wrestling team has been battling through a very tough schedule. The Huskies had five guys ranked nationally earlier this season and Matt Moley, an All-American a year ago, is ranked ninth at his weight in one poll.

The swim teams have been coming along nicely for new coach Stu Marvin. They recently had their final home match of the season and a large, enthusiastic crowd was on hand to see the Huskies. Look for some good things from these teams at the PSAC championships.

The indoor track teams are well into their seasons now for coach Bernie Empie. Lots of new records from the first full-fledged track team in many years here at BU.

HUSKIES FOR HOPE
Coming up on Feb. 14th the men's and women's basketball teams invite you to help them raise awareness of cancer through a Coaches versus Cancer and WBCA Pink Zone event called Huskies for Hope. Tipoff against West Chester is set for 1 and 3 p.m. that day. Come out and help the Huskies take a bite out of cancer.

HALL OF FAME
Do you know of a deserving candidate for the BU Athletic Hall of Fame? Check out the front page of the BU sports web site for a link (right near our blog link) for a form to nominate someone to the Hall of Fame.

I promise to try and do better this month with the updates!

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