Knosher Bowl opens season

Excerpt from the Register-Mail:

Harley Knosher woke up Saturday morning and headed for the football field located on the corner South Cedar and West Knox streets.

Nothing new there. The man who spent 40 years as Knox College’s athletic director has missed two — or maybe three — games at the sunken field formerly known as the Knox Bowl.

But this time Knosher and his daughter, Kathy, left early. They didn’t go for the game.

“Kathy said she wanted to get a picture,” Knosher said. “A picture of me in front of the sign. We left at about 9. We wanted to do it before everyone got here.”

Knosher’s name is on the arch in front of the field. The Harley Knosher Bowl opened Saturday, resplendent with artificial turf, wrought-iron fence, brick columns, new scoreboard and game clocks at both ends of the field. The $1.8 million project will be officially dedicated later this season.

The 74-year-old who recruited some of Knox’s best and brightest returned to the Knosher Bowl just before kick-off.

“This a great day. I feel great,” Knosher said.