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Bucknell Football Players Dominate Roster Headshots

The Bucknell Bison get very little national attention in the Patriot League and while they’ve been playing football for over 125 years, unfortunately there are few outside of Lewisburg that pay close attention to them. Thanks to a handful of unique and mustache-yielding players on their 2014 roster, the team is getting more attention this season. While their roster headshots might...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Ayers Headlines Patriot League Awards

Cameron Ayers of Bucknell has been named Patriot League Player of the Year. Ayers was joined on the Patriot League First Team by Dave Dudzinski, Maurice Watson, Kyle Wilson and Tony Wroblicky. Wroblicky was also named Defensive Player of the Year. Tim Kempton of Lehigh was named Rookie of the Year. Joining Kempton on the All-Rookie Team are Cedric Hankerson, Nick Linder, Tanner Omlid...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ayers leads Bucknell over Lehigh 65-61

Cameron Ayers scored 17 points and Chris Hass added 12 to lead Bucknell to a 65-61 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday night. John Azzinaro hit two straight 3-pointers to give Bucknell a 42-37 lead with 13:12 to play. He added three free throws to stretch the Bison's lead to 47-40 at the 10:32 mark. Corey Schaefer scored to pull Lehigh within one, 50-49 with 7:32 to play. Bucknell...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell surges past Boston U. 63-53

Cameron Ayers had 11 points and led a second-half surge in Bucknell's 63-53 road victory over Boston University on Sunday. Bucknell (14-13, 9-7 Patriot League) scored only 29 points in the first 29 minutes and trailed by seven points before it outscored Boston U. 34-17 to finish the game. Ayers started the run with a pair of free throws with 10:40 left and D.J. MacLeay'...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell edges Loyola (Md.) 55-53

Cameron Ayers scored 22 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, to put Bucknell over Loyola (Md.) 55-53 on Wednesday night. Bucknell went 11-4 to start and held Loyola to just 14 first-half points. But the Greyhounds opened the second period with a 28-7 run to lead by seven, 42-35, with 10:04 to play. With the Bison trailing by one, Ayers sank a 3-pointer...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell takes down Army 73-61

Cameron Ayers scored 22 points and Bucknell avenged a loss to Army earlier in the season with a 73-61 win on Saturday night. Bucknell (12-13, 7-7 Patriot League) closed the game on an 18-9 run, which included nine straight points from Ayers, to pull away from Army (12-13, 8-6). Ayers hit a 3-pointer to break a tie at 52 and Bucknell did not surrender the lead from that point forward...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Bucknell attack beats Navy 78-57

Chris Hass scored 15 points to lead a balanced Bucknell attack as the Bison beat Navy 78-57 on Wednesday. Dom Hoffman added 14 points, all in the first half, as Bucknell (11-13, 6-7 Patriot League) built a 44-21 lead at halftime and cruised in the second half. Brian Fitzpatrick also had 14 and Cameron Ayers added 13. Those four starters combined to score 56 points. Bucknell'...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ayers, Bucknell defeat Colgate 79-68

Cameron Ayers scored 21 points, making 8 of 14 from the field, and Ben Brackney scored 11 with eight rebounds in leading Bucknell to a 79-68 victory over Colgate on Saturday. Colgate jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first half but the Bison quickly erased that deficit capped by a 3-pointer from Chris Haas in taking a 15-9 lead. Bucknell never trailed for the remainder of the game...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston U. holds on for 64-61 win over Bucknell

Dom Morris, John Papale and Maurice Watson Jr. each scored 12 points as Boston University survived a furious late rally by Bucknell and held on for a 64-61 win on Saturday. Boston (14-7, 7-1 Patriot League) led by 20 with 8 minutes to play but Bucknell went on a 28-9 run to cut its deficit to 59-58 on a 3-pointer by Chris Hass with 19 seconds left. Papale then hit three of four...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell holds off Loyola (Md) 70-60

Cameron Ayers scored 19 points to lead Bucknell over Loyola (Md.) 70-60 on Wednesday. Bucknell (9-9, 4-3 Patriot League) got 14 points from Ben Brackney and 12 from Brian Fitzpatrick. The Bison shot 43 percent from the floor, but just 5 of 18 on 3-pointers. Loyola (8-10, 3-4) was led by Dylon Cormier's 20 points, while Jarred Jones added 13 points. The Greyhounds went 8 of...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Navy holds off Bucknell 62-61

Brandon Venturini scored 14 points as Navy withstood a late charge by Bucknell to escape with a 62-61 win on Wednesday. Navy (7-9, 2-3 Patriot League) led by 11 points at 62-51 with 3:01 to play after a Kendall Knorr layup. But Bucknell (8-8, 3-2) responded immediately, with Chris Hass' 3-pointer drawing the Bison back to eight. Brian Fitzpatrick and Steven Kaspar both made...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell outlasts Holy Cross 61-57

Chris Hass made a go-ahead layup and Ryan Frazier added a late jumper to help Bucknell move past Holy Cross 61-57 Saturday. The Bison (8-7, 3-1 Patriot League) erased an early 13-point lead, storming back with a 16-3 run to tie it at halftime. They pushed their lead to seven in the second half. Holy Cross (7-9, 1-3) reclaimed a three-point lead as Justin Burrell sank a jump shot...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell defeats Colgate 68-57

Chris Hass scored a career-high 26 points as Bucknell held off a late run by Colgate and won 68-57 on Sunday afternoon. Colgate trailed by 16 points at the half, but whittled the deficit to two after free throws by Ethan Jacobs with 3:57 left to play. The Bison (6-7, 1-1 Patriot) responded with a 13-4 run to close out the game. Hass made four of Bucknell's seven 3-pointers...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

American U beats Bucknell 67-57

Tony Wroblicky scored a career-high 24 points as American U defeated Bucknell 67-58 to open Patriot League play on Thursday night. The Eagles (5-7, 1-0) secured their fourth-straight league opener after opening the game on a 7-0 run, and led by as many as 17 points. Wroblicky finished with 11 rebounds, and John Schoof and Darius Gardner each added 11 points. Bucknell took off on...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell beats Columbia 57-52

Brian Fitzpatrick scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half on Saturday to help rally Bucknell to a 57-52 comeback win over Columbia. Grant Mullins opened with a layup and Columbia (5-5) led by as much as seven points, but Bucknell's Ryan Hill hit two free throws to narrow the lead to 25-22 at half time. Fitzpatrick opened the second half with two quick layups and Bucknell...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell uses 2nd-half run to beat Kent St. 66-59

Brian Fitzpatrick scored 16 as Bucknell overcame Kent State 66-59 and snapped its 13-game home winning streak on Wednesday night. Cameron Ayers made a 3-pointer with 4:53 to give Bucknell (3-4) the lead for good and hit another one on the next possession to extend the lead to 59-55. Bucknell went on a 15-0 run to go ahead 53-45 with 8:54 left in the game. Cameron Ayers and Ben...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot first half lifts Bucknell past Albany, 77-64

Ben Brackney pumped in four 3-point field goals in the first half to spark Bucknell to a 77-64 win over Albany Saturday night. Brackney, who finished with 22 points to lead all scorers, helped the Bison (3-2) to a 51-38 lead at intermission. He was 6 of 10 from beyond the arc. Bucknell was 29 of 53 from the field as a team. Cameron Ayers added 15 and Steven Kaspar and Brian Fitzpatrick...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell handles Saint Francis 72-50

Cameron Ayers scored a game-high 16 points and sank four 3-pointers as Bucknell put away Saint Francis 72-50 Saturday night. The Bison (2-1) shot 54.4 percent from the field and were 8 of 17 on 3-point attempts. They used a 17-5 run fueled by eight points from Dom Hoffman to jump out to a 32-16 at the 8:06 mark in the first half. Saint Francis (1-3) shot just 33.3 percent for the...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New faces, new style… but same results for Bucknell

Send to Kindle  Kaspar scorched the nets for a career-high 25 in Bucknell’s win over Penn State.   After three seasons at the summit, one could excuse the Patriot League coaches and SIDs for not knowing exactly how to forecast the 2013-14 edition of the Bucknell basketball squad. Having graduated three 1,000 point starters from a 28-6 NCAA qualifier, none of four players starting...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell takes the lead and beats Penn St 90-80

Steven Kaspar scored 25 points and Cameron Ayers added 19 as Bucknell defeated Penn State 90-80 in a wild, back-and-forth game between two nearby Pennsylvania rivals Wednesday night. Ben Brackney (16) and Brian Fitzpatrick (13) combined for 29 more to give Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen his 100th career victory. Bucknell (1-1) shot a blistering 61 percent from the floor (28 for 46...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mavs take Muscala with pick headed to Hawks

The Dallas Mavericks have selected Bucknell center Mike Muscala with the 44th pick in the NBA draft, a choice that's headed to Atlanta in a trade. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Dallas sent the 44th pick and 2012 first-rounder Jared Cunningham to the Hawks for the rights to the 18th choice, Miami point guard Shane Larkin, on Thursday night...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Blog Interview with Mike Muscala

There may not be one single factor that influences his development, good and bad, during college as much as what school he decides to play for. It could be for many different reasons, but under the right circumstances, players could flourish well beyond expectations. Mike Muscala found the right fit for him at Bucknell, and now he is a few days away from hearing his name called at...
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June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell extends Paulsen's contract

Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen has been rewarded for taking the program to its second NCAA tournament in three seasons with a five-year contract extension. The deal announced Thursday morning keeps Paulsen under contract in Lewisburg through the 2017-18 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Bison finished 28-6 this year to set school and Patriot League records for victories...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bucknell can't overcome Butler run, fall 68-56

Bucknell made its run. Problem was, Butler responded with an even bigger one. Joe Willman had a career-high 20 points, and Cameron Ayers made two big 3-pointers during a 19-2 spurt that gave Bucknell a 6-point lead midway through the second half. But the Bison went nearly five minutes without scoring and had no choice but to foul Butler down the stretch in a 68-56 loss that was...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bracket Breakdown: East Region

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. March Madness is among us. Over the next couple of days TheCardinalConnect.com will breakdown and preview all four regions of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Best Matchups: #6 Butler vs. #11 Bucknell: Brad Stevens has done some incredible things at Butler over the past few years. He is without a doubt one of the best coaches in the game. The...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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