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Sept. 14, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — It's one of the great confrontations at any university - faculty versus trustees. On Sunday, Sept. 19, the rivalry will reach a new level as 16 Bucknell University faculty square off against 16 of the university's trustees … on the golf course.

"There's always been a certain misunderstanding or mistrust between faculty and the Board of Trustees at probably every college or university in the nation," said Mitch Chernin, professor of biology. "What better venue to foster communication between the two groups than a golf course. It's going to be a lot of fun."

The inaugural Bison Cup challenge will be held at the Bucknell Golf Course with two faculty and two trustees in each of eight foursomes. Chernin is the captain of the faculty squad and Roy Gavert, a member of the Class of 1955 from Pittsburgh, will lead the trustees.

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. with Bucknell president Brian Mitchell awarding the Bison Cup, a 17-inch pewter replica of the actual Ryder Trophy, to the winning side.

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