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We're Getting Closer

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:49 AM

Good afternoon. Here is the Huskies Update for Tuesday, July 28th.

Well, we are now just 29 days away from the start of the 2009-10 sports season at Bloomsburg. On Aug. 27th the Huskies host a women's soccer game at 1 p.m. and a football game at 6 p.m. (nothing like throwing the SID office right into the fire!) I hope you are making plans to be with us that day for one of those two events. It is going to be exciting.

I hope you have signed up for a Twitter account and are following the Huskies. All this week we are playing BU football trivia on Twitter with the first person with the correct answer to each day's question winning two tickets to the home opener with Ashland.

I've had a few people drop me notes about the varied start times for football this fall. The one that turns the most heads is the 5 p.m. start with Millersville. The reason for the late start time that day is not TV, but the fact that BU is hosting a large cross country invitational that day and there would be no parking for all the teams here for the meet as well as all the fans for football. Also, the 3:30 p.m. start time on homecoming went over very well last year and so everyone agreed to give it another shot. Hope that answers all the questions.

Of course...if you ever have a question about something dealing with BU athletics just drop me a line. If you have any photos of yourself showing your Husky pride, please send it to me at tmcguire@bloomu.edu and we'll use it in the blog.

Lots to Write About Today

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 7:00 AM

Here is the Huskies Update for Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lots going on as we hit the middle part of summer (although it is still much too cool for my taste!)

It is with sadness that I report on the passing of two folks associated with BU athletics. The first is Dr. Preston Herring. Dr. Herring was the VP for Student Life here at Bloomsburg and helped oversee the athletic department. He was an ardent supporter of athletics and will be missed by everyone.

The other passing I have to report on is that of former swim coach Eli McLaughlin. I only got to meet Eli once or twice, but I know his former athletes truly were inspired by him and will miss his being around. Read Eli's obituary here.


Two new videos posted on the Huskies You Tube channel. One is with baseball coach Mike Collins talking about his upcoming golf outing, while the other is with former BU All-American Jahri Evans. Check out the Huskies You Tube channel here.

Interim cross country coach Bernie Empie is preparing for the annual Market Street Mile race at the end of August. Check out the Huskies web site later today for a link to the application.

If you haven't signed up to follow the Huskies on Twitter...do so before July 26th. The week of July 26th we'll holding a BU football trivia contest each week day with the winner (the first person to email me with the correct answer) receiving a pair of tickets to the home opener on Aug. 27th against Ashland. The questions will only be announced via Twitter with all the answers being found on the Huskies football web pages. Go to this page to sign up. Be sure to put the settings so you receive updates and our questions as text messages.

The price for an adult ticket for football this season will be $10, while students (12-18) will be $5. There will be no charge for parking this year. While it is a slight increase from last year, it is still one of the best bargins in sports since the Huskies have posted a record at Redman Stadium this decade of 45-8!

I am pleased to announce that the SID office will now have some full-time help with the addition of Ryan Rebholz as a full-time intern. Ryan comes to BU from East Stroudsburg where he served as a grad assistant in the SID office there. He has also previously worked at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If you get to any BU sporting events hopefully you'll see Ryan running around and giving me a bit of a break!

Our next update will be the week of July 26th as I get in one more week of vacation before the start of a busy month of August. Remember....sign up for Twitter!

Moving Through July

Written by Bloomsburg Sports Info on 10:15 AM

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

Well we are rapidly moving through July getting ready for the start of another sports season.

Things are pretty quiet in athletics and sports info on the public side of things, but busy behind the scenes. Sports info is working on media guides, schedule cards, promotions for the upcoming year along with getting some new sponsors. It's never really slow anymore!

Coach Mike Collins from baseball announced today that he will be holding his annual golf outing on Sunday, Oct. 4. This is a great event and benefits the baseball scholarship fund. If you would like to play go to this page to download a camp brochure.

Coach Bernie Empie from cross country will be holding the annual Market Street Mile here in town on Friday, Aug. 28th. It's a great event for everyone (there are even 1/2 and 1/4 races)! We'll be posting an application form on-line in the next few days so before to look out for that.

That's all for now. We'll be back next week with more news from the Huskies.

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