June 17, 2008
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell claimed its 14th Patriot League Presidents' Cup in 18 years, won five Patriot League titles, had four student-athletes earn Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year plaudits and saw 13 Bison showered with Academic All-District honors in 2007-08. Even with all that success, some stories stand out more than others. Below are the 10 most popular releases and recaps that appeared on BucknellBison.com in 2007-08.
Griffin's Miracle Shot Lifts Bucknell Past Navy in Triple Overtime, 87-86
In one of the most improbable finishes in Bucknell basketball annals, senior guard John Griffin banked in a 40-foot miracle at the final buzzer, lifting the seventh-seeded Bison to an incredible 87-86 triple-overtime victory over No. 2 Navy in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals.
Bucknell Baseball Shocks Florida State, 7-0, to Open NCAA Tournament
Behind a complete-game, six-hit shutout performance by senior Mathew Wilson, the Bucknell baseball team pulled off a 7-0 upset victory over No. 4 national seed Florida State to open NCAA Tournament play.
Dave Paulsen Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Bucknell
Dave Paulsen, a two-time National Coach of the Year who led Williams College to the 2003 Division III national championship, was selected as the head men's basketball coach at Bucknell. Paulsen, a 1987 Williams graduate and a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, has coached at every level of college basketball over the last 20 years, has won 68 percent of his games as a head coach, and is considered a highly sought-after consultant on the principles of the motion offense.
Bucknell Captures Patriot League Women's Basketball Title with 57-45 Win Over Holy Cross
Rendering last year's Patriot League Tournament frustration a distant memory, Bucknell completed its championship quest as an underdog, capturing the program's second league championship with a convincing 57-45 victory over Holy Cross at the Hart Center.
Bucknell Men's Basketball Coach Pat Flannery Announces Retirement, Will Continue to Work for University in Fundraising Position
Bison men's basketball head coach Pat Flannery announced his retirement as coach to assume a new fundraising position within the University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Flannery, a graduate of Bucknell, is the most successful coach in Patriot League history.
Bucknell Women's Soccer Advances to Patriot League Championship Match with 2-1 Overtime Victory Against Army
With a goal in the 97th minute, sophomore Molly Linhart helped the No. 1-seeded Bucknell women's soccer team secure a spot in the Patriot League Championship match, advancing past No. 4-seed Army, 2-1, in overtime on Varsity Soccer Field.
Bucknell Women's Basketball Postseason Run Stopped by North Carolina, 85-50, in NCAA Tournament First Round
Playing in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament for the second time in program history, Bucknell ran into one of the nation's best teams in the first round and fell 85-50 to top-seeded North Carolina.
Big Plays Lead Bucknell Football to 38-24 Upset of Fordham in Season Finale
Bucknell quarterback Marcello Trigg needed only five pass completions to throw for a career-high 214 yards and two long touchdowns, and senior fullback Corin Erby rushed for 129 yards and a score in his final collegiate game to lead the Bison to a 38-24 upset of 18th-ranked Fordham.
Bucknell Lax Defeats Army 8-7, Advances to Patriot League Championship Game for First Time
The Bucknell men's lacrosse team erased a disappointing final week of the regular season and three years of frustration in the Patriot League Tournament all at once by defeating top-seeded Army 8-7 in a spirited semifinal game at Michie Stadium. Austin Winter led the offense with a goal and five assists, and backup goalie Matt Antonelli turned in a terrific 11-save relief stint to help the Bison win a postseason game for the first time in program history.
Bucknell Baseball Defeats Navy 8-7 to Win 2008 Patriot League Title
Senior Ed Rubbo dropped the game-winning single just inside the right field line with two out in the bottom of the ninth, helping the Bucknell baseball team claim the 2008 Patriot League title with an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Navy in game two of the best-of-three Patriot League Championship series.