Setting the Scene, Part 1
What:
 2018 Patriot League Championships
When:
 Friday, May 11, 8 a.m.
Where: 
Cooper River, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Live Results:
 HereNow.com
Watch Live: Patriot League Network

Setting the Scene, Part 2
What:
 2018 Dad Vail Regatta
When:
 Friday-Saturday, May 11-12
Where: 
Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa.
Live Results:
 RegattaTiming.com

The Bucknell rowing team will be back on the Cooper River for the fourth time this season, as the 2018 Patriot League Championships will be held on Friday morning in Cherry Hill. 

The Patriot League Championship consists of varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four races. Bucknell's varsity eight is seeded third in the nine-team field, behind Navy and Boston University and ahead of Georgetown, MIT, Lehigh, Colgate, Holy Cross and Loyola. The second varsity eight and varsity four are both seeded No. 2, behind Navy. 

Points are awarded as follows:
V8: 27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3
2V8: 18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
v4: 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Bucknell finished in fourth place at last year's Patriot League Championships, behind Navy, Boston University and Georgetown. The Bison took second place in the second varsity eight, fourth in the varsity four, and sixth in the varsity eight. 

The Bison are in search of their first Patriot League title since 2012. That was the last in a run of seven straight league championships. 

Bucknell will also have competitors at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday. 

Patriot League Championships Schedule
8:00 a.m. – Varsity 8 Heat 1
8:15 a.m. – Varsity 8 Heat 2
8:30 a.m. – 2nd Varsity 8 Heat 1
8:45 a.m. – 2nd Varsity 8 Heat 2
9:00 a.m. – Varsity 4 Heat 1
9:15 a.m. – Varsity 4 Heat 2
11:30 a.m. – Varsity 4 Petite Final
11:45 a.m. – 2nd Varsity 8 Petite Final
12:00 p.m. – Varsity 8 Petite Final
12:15 p.m. – Varsity 4 Grand Final
12:30 p.m. – 2nd Varsity 8 Grand Final
12:45 p.m. – Varsity 8 Grand Final
1:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

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