Former basketball star Bill Kalbaugh will be among three inductees into the St. Bonaventure University Athletic Hall of Fame during the school's alumni reunion weekend June 3.
Entering the Hall with Kalbaugh will be the founder of athletics at St. Bona, the Rev. James Dolan, and John B. Skehan, former director of the physical education department and intramurals as well as a swimming and soccer coach. They join 54 previous entrants. Father Dolan and Skehan will be honored posthumously.
Kalbaugh was the point guard on the 1970 Bona team that Bob Lanier led to the NCAA Final Four. The 1970 graduate scored 659 career points and later served as a Bona assistant coach from 1973 to 1981.
Father Dolan (1861-1897) is credited with founding the Bona athletic program in the late 1880s. Skehan headed the physical education department and intramural program from 1958-85, coached the swim team for 20 years and the soccer team for 21. He died in 1985 at age 54.
The Canisius football team will play its first game at the new football field, the Rev. James M. Demske Outdoor Athletic Complex, on Sept. 30 against the University of Rochester.
The move to the new campus facility, behind the Koessler Athletic Center, will end a 10-year tie with War Memorial Stadium. Coach Tom Hersey's Griffs will play the same nine teams in 1989 as last year.
The schedule: Sept. 9, at Buffalo State; Sept. 16, at St. John Fisher; Sept. 23, at St. Lawrence; Sept. 30, Rochester; Oct. 7, UB; Oct. 14, at Brockport; Oct. 21, Hobart; Oct. 28, Cortland; Nov. 4, Alfred.
Senior defensive back Mike Miller (Gowanda) and senior tight end Phil Rapini (Frontier) have been named Griff co-captains.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will move its post-season basketball tournament to Albany's new Knickerbocker Arena for three years beginning in 1990. The arena, to open in February, will be the site of some of Siena's home games.
Hilbert basketball guard John Thomas has signed a letter of intent to play next season at Division I Samford University of Birmingham, Ala. Samford plays in the Trans-America Athletic Conference.
Niagara women's basketball coach Nancy Riccio has signed three recruits. They are Samantha David, a 5-11 center from Elmira; Angie Menegat, a 5-9 forward from Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Kim Kuhn, a 5-9 guard from Pittsburgh. Junior Christine Baker and senior Sandy Helgemoe will be Niagara's co-captains.
Canisius junior Ann Woloszynski, a Lancaster product, was voted to the District I Academic All-America softball team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Woloszynski, who plays first base and DH holds a 3.39 GPA in mathematics.
Hilbert softball star Debbie Cotton (Silver Creek) has signed a letter of intent to play for Division I Georgia State University. Cotton, a catcher, batted .458.
Freshman Angela Blaser and junior Jeff Howard, All-Americans in swimming and wrestling, respectively, were honored as UB's outstanding female and male athletes of the year.