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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!

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