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Line of Scrimmage Temporarily Changes for Bowdoin's Lineman

Story posted July 19, 2010

After 50 years, The Lineman is getting a field of dreams — or at least a small grassy plaza to call his own — but in the meantime, he's sidelined on the edge of Pickard Fields.

Bowdoin facilities crews are tackling a landscaping project designed to showcase the statue outside Farley Field House.

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A change of scenery for The Lineman, temporarily looking out over Pickard Fields as a small plaza designed to showcase the statue is constructed outside Farley Field House.

It was relocated there, at the end of Coffin Street, in 2009 when the Buck Center for Health and Fitness was added to the Morrell Gym complex, outside which The Lineman had stood for more than 40 years.

The statue, carved for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games by American painter and sculptor William Zorach H'58, and presented by the artist to the College in 1960, originally stood in the Museum of Art rotunda.

The project is expected to be completed in August.

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