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Let's Blog on a Thursday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:06 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, April 30th.

Where did the month of April go? April is one of the most fast paced months in the sports calendar year at Bloomsburg and this year was no exception. Over half of the days in the month has at least one sporting event and many have two or more.

The Huskies have been selected to host both men's and women's regional play next week. BU's women team will face the winner of the Virgina State/Elizabeth City State match on Thursday at 11 a.m., while the BU men will face West Liberty at 3 p.m. The regional finals are set for Friday, May 8th at 9 a.m. for the women and 1 p.m. for the men.

Bloomsburg will face Kutztown on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the PSAC semi-finals with the winner meeting Lock Haven for the PSAC title right afterwards. Read more bygoing here.

Congrats to the Huskies who were named All-PSAC East in lacrosse, including Samantha King who was named the PSAC East Freshman of the Year and coach Leah Carr who was named the PSAC East Coach of the Year. Read more by going here.

Here is an interesting item that features some BU football alums.It is the Gatorade Replay and takes a look at what it would be like to replay a big game 15 years later. The game featured is the Easton-Phillipsburg (NJ) high school rivalry. For Phillipsburg former BU great Mike Lelko (#8) is playing, while for Easton #7 is BU alum Toyae Berry along with Easton head coach Steve Shiffert. Check it out here. (A high speed connection will probably be needed to view the video).

Our last poll of the the 2008-09 sports season will be posted shortly. Be sure to check it out and vote.

A Quiet Tuesday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 12:24 PM

Here is the Huskies Update for Tuesday, April 27.

It's a quiet Tuesday in Bloomsburg. No sporting events since we are in the middle of final exams right now.

The BU men's and women's tennis teams will find out their NCAA fate late tomorrow afternoon when the NCAA picks are announced. You can check out the NCAA web site for information on which 64 teams are selected for the tournaments.

The Huskies will play at Lock Haven on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. against Kutztown in the first game of the PSAC championship tournament. If the Huskies beat the Golden Bears they will face Lock Haven immediately afterwards for the PSAC title.

It's all the rage right now...Twitter...and you can follow BU sports on our Twitter page. Become a follower of the Huskies by going to this page.

Another Hot One in Bloomsburg

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:39 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Monday, April 27th.

It's Monday afternoon and its another scorcher here in Bloomsburg. Roongo is really sweating! Of course, the alternative is that it could be freezing so I'll take being hot over being cold any day.


The Huskies battled back from the brink of elimination to win the opening round of the PSAC softball championships on Saturday. The Huskies had to win three games (including two over the host school Cal) to advance. Bloomsburg will face Kutztown on Sunday, May 3 at Lock Haven starting at 1 p.m. The winner of that game faces Lock Haven for the PSAC title immediately afterwards.


The Huskies ended on a positive note taking three of four from IUP over the weekend. Kevin Ward had a big weekend for the Huskies hitting .533 for the series. BU ends the season at 17-29.

The BU men and women lost in the PSAC title matches on Saturday. The women lost to Cal and the men to Kutztown. The selections for the NCAA championships will be announced later this week.


The Huskies lost in the PSAC semi-finals by a score of 21-11 to Lock Haven. The Huskies end at 12-6.

Bobby Furman and Katie Meck each won an event to lead the Huskies at the St. Francis (PA) Red Flash Open on Saturday.


It's a quiet ahead for the Huskies as things start to wrap up for the year. Of course, check out the web and our Twitter site for up to the minute news on the Huskies.

The weather is warm in Bloomsburg

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:37 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Friday, April 24th.

Well..we have a warm weekend ahead of us here in Bloomsburg. FINALLY! It's been a tough month to sit outside and watch some of our sports teams here at BU. The weather has been cold and windy for much of the month.

The men's team will face Millersville today at 1 p.m. and the women take on Slippery Rock at 3:30 p.m. in semi-final action. The finals and consolation round are tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The women's tennis team faces Slippery Rock at 3:30 p.m. with the championship and consolation match on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

The Huskies take on East Stroudsburg at 11 a.m. today at Cal in the opening game of the PSAC playoffs. If BU wins, the Huskies face California at 1 p.m. in game two of the event. If the Huskies lose at 11 a.m. they will play at 3 p.m.

The Huskies will play at Lock Haven today at 1 p.m. in the PSAC semi-finals.

Tomorrow...track and field will be at St. Francis of PA for a meet, while the baseball team is at IUP. The baseball team wraps up the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader against IUP.

This comes to us from Bill, class of 1988. "What does someone in your role as sports information do all summer? There are no sports going on."

Thanks for the question Bill. What does the SID do all summer long. I get that a lot. Well, for one...take a breath. I go pretty hard for nine months with little chance to get time off. So in the summer I will take a couple of weeks to recharge the batteries, so-to-speak. But, mostly I spend the time getting ready for another sports season. Media guides need to be written, corporate sponsors need to be contacted, both new and old. Before I know it August is here and football season is upon us. Of course, we will still have teams in the playoffs till at least the middle of May so that is keeping me busy till then.

Have a question about BU..drop me a note in e-mail and I will try and answer it.

Isn't this Supposed to Be a Daily Blog?

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:44 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, April 23rd.

I know this is supposed to be a daily blog, but unfortunately the number of home events over the last seven days has been too much to try and keep up with the daily blog. We'll try and play a bit of catch-up here with today's entry.

The Huskies beat East Stroudsburg yesterday, 18-9. BU will play on Friday at Lock Haven in the semi-finals of the PSAC playoffs against the host school. Start time is 1 p.m.


The Huskies were rained out yesterday with Bucknell and no make-up date has been announced. The Huskies will host the PSAC championships on Friday and Saturday. The men play at 1 p.m. tomorrow and the women at 3:30 p.m.


The Huskies start the PSAC playoffs tomorrow at California, PA with a game against East Stroudsburg starting at 11 a.m. Should the Huskies win they will face Cal at 1 p.m.

Look for previews of the PSAC playoffs later today and tomorrow on the Huskies web site.

The Huskies will close out the season this weekend with a four-game set with IUP. The Huskies play the Crimson Hawks on Saturday and then come home to end the year with a pair of games starting at 1 p.m.

Congrats to BU Women's Tennis player Laura Sullivan on being named the PSAC Eastern Division Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Sullivan went 4-0 last week for the Huskies.

The Rain Has Finally Stopped

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 11:23 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Wednesday, April 15.

Well, the rain has finally stopped in Bloomsburg. The weather for the next four days is looking great so we should finally be able to go a day without changing the schedule!

Samantha King scored five times to lead Bloomsburg past Shippensburg, 10-9. The Huskies are now 9-4, 6-2 in the PSAC. The Huskies play at Kutztown on Thursday at 4 p.m.


The Huskies were rained out both yesterday and today with IUP. The games are now scheduled for tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Jan Hutchinson Field. Hard to believe, but these are the final two regular season home games of the year.

The national rankings came out today and the Huskies are up to number 16 in division II. Bloomsburg is 26-4 on the year and will face number 10 Kutztown on Friday and number three Lock Haven on Saturday to end the regular season.

The Huskies travel west on I-80 today to face Division I Penn State. The Nittany Lions are coached by Todd Doebler, a 1996 BU grad.

Our weekly poll will be ending later today. Be sure to vote and look for a new poll tomorrow.

Monday Update

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 1:01 PM

Good afternoon. Here is the Huskies Update for Monday, April 13.

It was a busy Saturday for BU sports.

The Huskies dropped a pair of games at Kutztown losing 9-6 and 6-1. Bloomsburg will play at West Chester on Friday at 1 p.m.

The Huskies took a pair of games from Mansfield on Saturday winning 5-3 and 9-3. The Huskies, now 26-4, will host IUP in the final regular season home doubleheader of the year on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m (weather permitting).


The Huskies fell to Lock Haven by a score of 19-11 on Saturday. The Huskies host Shippensburg tomorrow at 4 p.m.

The Huskies qualified six more athletes for the PSAC championships on Friday at the Bucknell invitational. The Huskies also took part in the West Chester Invitational on Saturday.


The Huskies are hosting East Stroudsburg today at 4 p.m.

The Huskies had two players earn PSAC East Player of the Week honors. In baseball Grant Kernaghan earned the award for pitcher, while in women's tennis Kristen Bonito earned the weekly award. Congrats to both players.

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Thursday Ramblings

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 8:23 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, April 9th.

Sorry I missed blogging yesterday. I was out of the office in the AM and then up at both baseball and softball in the afternoon. Let me tell you...it was COLD!!! Sitting outside for 5 hours keeping stats at baseball and softball is non-glamorous part of this job. Six layers of clothes, two pairs of socks, a hat and two pairs of gloves and I was still cold.


The Huskies swept a pair of games from Mansfield winning 4-0 and 6-2. The Huskies play today at Clarion. The game was moved up a day due to anticipated rain in tomorrow's forecast. BU is now 22-4 on the year and ranked 19th in the country.


The Huskies split with Mansfield losing 8-4 and winning 9-8 in eight innings. Tony Donofry drove in the winning run of game two and finished with 6 RBI. The Huskies are home tomorrow, weather permitting, at 1 p.m. to face Kutztown.


The BU men and women both won yesterday at Millersvile. The men won 8-1 and the women won 9-0. The Huskies host Kutztown today at 3:30 p.m.

This comes from Kiley...a 2001 grad of BU...
"What is the process for nominating someone for the BU Athletic Hall of Fame?"

I get this one a lot Kiley...and thanks for asking. Nominations for the BU Athletic Hall of Fame can be done in a variety of ways. As chair of the committee, I assemble all the names for nomination during the course of the year.

First a person needs to be gone from BU for 10 years before they can be considered. Nominations can be submitted to me. I need name, year of graduation, and the sport or sports he/she played while here. Any other details you might have will help. That can be put into an e-mail or a had copy letter and mailed or now go online to fill out the nomination form we have set up. Anyone can nominate a person, including the person him/herself.

The committee meets in December to decide the nominees for the following year. Names stay in nomination for a period of five years, but can be resubmitted.

The committee looks for honors won...All-American, All-Region, etc. Also, stats, success of team in some cases and in cases where positions have no stats, the importance to the team of this player.

Hope that helps.

Remember if you have a question about BU athletics you would like answered, be sure to drop me a note in e-mail with the question and each Thursday we'll pick a new one to write about.

Our new poll question will be posted later on Thursday. Be sure to check it out.

Weather Alters Schedule

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:57 AM

Good morning..Here is the Huskies Update for Tuesday, April 7.

The calendar shows it is spring...reality is that is it COLD! Because of the cold weather there have been some changes to the BU sports schedule for today.

The tennis matches with Kutztown have been moved to Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Huskies also play tomorrow at Millersville starting at 2 p.m.

The baseball doubleheader yesterday with Mansfield was moved to Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Litwhiler Field.

The softball doubleheader today with Mansfield at Hutchinson Field has been moved to tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The Huskies originally scheduled doubleheader with Bowie State has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

It was a busy weekend for the Huskies despite the cold and windy conditions. In softball, the Huskies split a pair of games with sixth-ranked Lock Haven. The Huskies fell in game one 1-0, then beat LHU 2-1 in eight innings. Nikki Shiko made a great slide under the catcher's tag to score the winning run.

The lacrosse team took down Millersville on Sunday by a score of 17-8. The Huskies are now 8-2, 5-1 in the PSAC East.

The women's tennis team beat West Chester 8-1 and Adelphi 9-0 over the weekend. The men's team beat WCU 8-1 and lost to Adelphi 7-2.

The baseball team lost two games at Mansfield by scores of 6-4 and 6-3.

The track and field teams took part in the PSAC East challenge meet with a couple more PSAC championship qualifying performances for the Huskies.

Thinking about summer camp for your son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter? Then make sure you think about Bloomsburg University. We offer a wide variety of camps with something for nearly everyone. Check out the summer camp web site by going HERE.

Time is running out to vote in this week's poll. Be sure to cast your vote today.

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Now back to trying to stay warm!!

Getting My Report Done Early Today

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 6:21 AM

Good morning. Here is the Huskies Update for Thursday, April 2.

Getting the update done early today! Most days I don't get time till later in the day, but I like that I have a few minutes this morning.

The Huskies took care of East Stroudsburg yesterday 13-9. Kelsey Quigley scored four goals and Allison Ziants stopped a career-high 18 shots for the Huskies. BU is now 7-2, 4-1 in the PSAC East. The Huskies have a PSAC-East showdown with Millersville on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Big day tomorrow for softball (if the weather permits) as it battles division-rival Lock Haven at Jan Hutchinson Field starting at 2:30 p.m. The Huskies and Lady Eagles are tied atop the PSAC Central Division standings with marks of 4-0 each. Should there by rain, check the BU web site for updated game info. Bloomsburg then plays at Kutztown on Saturday.

The baseball team will be at Mansfield tomorrow, then home on Saturday to face the Mounties starting at 1 p.m.

The men's and women's tennis teams are at Millersville on Friday starting at 2 p.m., then home on the weekend for matches with West Chester and Adelphi.

The track and field teams will be at the PSAC East Challenge on Saturday.

A couple of questions came in this week on wrestling and scholarships for the sports here at BU. Thanks to Rod '83 and Dan '99 for this.

NCAA D-I allows 9.9 scholarships for wrestling. BU offers about half the permitted number of scholarships for wrestling. For the other sports, the number of allowable scholarships differs by sports. Unfortunately resources are not there for BU coaches to work with the maximum amount of dollars. Here in PA, in fact at any state-owned institution, all dollars that are used for scholarships (both athletic and academic) must be raised by each institution. That means before a coach can go out and offer money, he/she or someone else here at BU, must go out and raise the money.

Part of my duties are to raise corporate sponsorship dollars. That is why it is important for our fans/parents/alums to support businesses here in the area that support BU Athletics. We have increased every year, for 3-4 years, the numbers of corporate dollars brought in, which I am very proud of.

it is also important for you, the fan, to support the Huskies Athletic Association. Join by clicking here. We all know in these tough economic times that money is tight. But please try not to forget about BU athletics if you are able to make a donation. Your support is needed!

Have a question you would like answered? Drop me a line at tmcguire@bloomu.edu and I will do my best to answer it for you.

Don't forget to get a twitter account (twitter.com) then sign up to follow up the Huskies. I send out short little notes through the day (and sometimes the evening) on BU sports.

No update tomorrow. I will be off. We'll chat again on Monday!

A Wet Wednesday

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:45 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Wednesday, April 1.

It's cold, wet and rainy today in Bloomsburg. Of course, I hope the weather is much nicer where you are.

The Huskies took a pair of games from Holy Family on Tuesday by scores of 8-0 and 1-0. Tara Reed had another big day for the Huskies going a combined 4-6 and earning a win in relief. The Huskies, 19-3, host Lock Haven on Friday in a key PSAC Central Division matchup starting at 2:30 p.m.

Bloomsburg split with Lock Haven on Tuesday winning 6-5 in nine innings and losing 9-8 in game two. Mike Austin drove home Kevin Ward with the gamewinning run in the opener. The Huskies are now 12-18 on the year and play at Mansfield on Friday at 1 p.m.


The Huskies rolled all over Cheyney by a score of 9-0. BU did not lose a set in earning the win. The Huskies play at Millersville on Friday at 2 p.m.


I hope you have been reading more and more about Twitter. Mark Cuban (owner of the NBA's Dallas Maevricks )was just fined for critizing officials on his Twitter page. Join the craze...get a page and follow the Huskies. We'll give you short updates directly to your phone or just on your web page. It's all free so sign up today at by going here. Then sign up for the Huskies page by going here.


Last week's poll on about our web site gave me some good feedback. Check out this week's question and be sure to vote.

Hard to believe that we are in the final month of the athletic season. Be sure to get out and support the Huskies!

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