The one positive to losing a recruiting class is the ability to then quickly put your stamp on a program.
Saul Phillips leaned back into the couch, plopped his sneakered feet up on the coffee table and exhaled.
It’s been quite a 12 months for A.J. Ouellette.
With temperatures in the low 30s, and plenty of snow flurries throughout, Ohio University baseball coach Rob Smith figured Friday’s Mid-American Conference home opener could be an ugly game.
The biggest question mark, literally, for Ohio this spring has been trying to figure out how to fill the openings left up front in the middle of the defensive line.
After consecutive seasons that were the two worst in program history, the Ohio University baseball team has already shown signs of taking big steps forward this spring.
In a lot of ways, ‘Pro Days’ are dehumanizing.
TEMPE, Ariz. — All season, the Bobcats have made their living by drilling 3-point shots and defending at an elite level.
Frank Solich issued his usual spring season caveats.
According to the calendar, spring has only just arrived.
The end of the semester is still weeks away.
Over the last couple of weeks, members of the Ohio University women’s basketball team have been asked a million different ways the same essential question.
Lexie Baldwin didn’t have to think long before recalling when she first realized Kiyanna Black wasn’t wired like most other players.
The Bobcats are heading west.
CLEVELAND — Kiyanna Black carefully snipped away the last piece of nylon connecting the net to the rim and, almost gently, raised it above her head triumphantly.
CLEVELAND — Technically, officially, the Bobcats won the Mid-American Conference tournament championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
CLEVELAND — If the Eagles aren’t a team of destiny, then they’re doing a pretty good impression of one.
CLEVELAND — With the game in question, and a tough shooting contest already in tow, the Bobcats needed to make sure the right player took the right shot.
CLEVELAND — The one nagging doubt about the Ohio University women’s basketball team, and it’s dream season so far, is the Bobcats have no experience at winning games in the postseason.
Lexie Baldwin laughed and mouthed the word ‘No.’
It’s a tribute to the kind of year the Ohio University women’s basketball team has had that practically everyone in the Mid-American Conference knew who the coach of year was a full three days before it was officially announced.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Stevie Taylor emptied his whole clip in a quest to extend his season one more day.
Despite plenty of evidence that it may not be necessary, the Bobcats were explicitly told on Saturday to pack for a week-long trip.
There are some things you just have to do in life.
In a season where little has gone right, the Bobcats finally had a night where they could do no wrong.
They come from different backgrounds and walks of life.
KENT, Ohio — The Bobcats didn’t play their sharpest game of the season, but were still able to cut down another opponent.
AMHERST, N.Y. — The streaking, and the skidding, continued Tuesday night.
The first time the Ohio University men’s basketball team faced Buffalo this season, the Bobcats ended it with a rare high point.
The Bobcats won a season-long race on Saturday afternoon.
AKRON — Antonio Campbell could only shake his head.
They were once the kings of the conference.
Bob Boldon isn’t one to settle or feel satisfied.
The Bobcats ultimately slapped some lipstick on the pig, but it did little to add any luster to another disappointing, frustrating night.
One goal for the Bobcats is already out of reach.
GLOUSTER — He wasn’t there, but Jacob Koons would’ve been entirely justified in taking a small bow.
AKRON — On Wednesday, the Ohio University women’s basketball team saw its 10-game winning streak snapped in a surprising home loss to Eastern Michigan.
Thanks to a storm that dumped inches of snow on Athens County early Saturday morning, gridlock was expected throughout the area as people dug out of the most recent dose of winter weather.
It’s officially grind time in college basketball.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Bobcats were six minutes away from a second road win this season.
It was a loss that few, if any, saw coming.
A couple Bobcats were nearly ready to fight, with each other, on Monday.
These are heady times for the Ohio University women’s basketball team.
OXFORD, Ohio — The RedHawks forced turnovers, and the Bobcats got turned inside out.
OXFORD, Ohio — Ohio’s out-of-sync offense didn’t let the Bobcats run away and hide from the RedHawks.
Ohio first-year men’s basketball coach Saul Phillips says he never coached against Miami, been to Oxford, Ohio or had the pleasure of meeting former RedHawks coach Charlie Coles.
BOWLING GREEN — The Bobcats did what they usually do, but managed to break new ground nonetheless.
Trying to win their third game in seven days, the Bobcats instead saw the potential streak snatched away in less than six minutes.
The Bobcats have made it a habit of late of playing winning basketball when it matters the most.
It was 35 minutes of ugly basketball, broken up by one five-minute stretch of beautiful shot making.
Just 10 days after the lowest point of their season, the Bobcats were smiling and joking — even at times with the opposition.
It was, without a doubt, a win that the Bobcats wanted desperately.
It’s Sibs’ Weekend at Ohio University.
The Zips tried to shoot the Bobcats out of the game.
Typically, Signing Day surprises haven’t been pleasant ones for Ohio University and head coach Frank Solich.
For three years, they were vital cogs in one of the most dynamic offenses that high school football in the state of Ohio has ever seen.
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