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Previewing Bucknell: 5 questions with Doug Birdsong

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Previewing Bucknell: 5 questions with Doug Birdsong

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Join Jake "The Scribe" Lloyd, Dave "Well Dressed" Crespo and Sam "Shortstop" Healy for the only podcast dedicated to American University men's basketball. Throughout the season, the fellas break down the Eagles' games, experiences at Bender Arena, and the Patriot League. Listen for hoops talk, humor, and more!

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No one watches more Bucknell basketball up close than Doug Birdsong, the play-by-play man of the Bison. Doug took a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to answer some questions as American prepares to play at the Bison:

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