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College Sports

March 11, 2013

Todd Hummel's column on college sports: All the marbles


DEARLY DEPARTING: The contributions Bucknell has received from its senior class have been well-chronicled, but when the 2013-14 Patriot League season begins the Bison will not be the only team that will look much different.

This class of graduating players might be the best the Patriot League has ever produced. It features two of the greatest players in its history in Muscala and Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum.

Of course, Johnson and Levi Geise at Lafayette, along with Malcom Mackey at Lehigh have made names for themselves as well.

Army coach Zach Spiker got emotional in his post game press conference after his team’s season ended in a loss Saturday at Bucknell. Spiker’s three-man senior class took a huge leadership role this season at West Point, helping the Black Knights to their first winning season in 19 years.

Ella Ellis was the second-leading scoring in the Patriot League, but Spiker wanted to make it known how much help Ellis, center Jordan Springer and injured guard Jason Pancoe helped him change a culture of losing at Army.

Correspondent Todd Hummel covers college sports for The Daily Item. Email questions or comments to

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