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Ohio’s five-match winning streak was broken Thursday as the Bobcats fell to Northwestern University in five sets (24-26, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 17-15) in their first game of the Wildcat Challenge in Evanston, Ill.

Over the last two seasons, the River Valley Raiders won a combined three games. But this season, the Raiders have started on fire, winning each of their first three games.

There is no place like home.

That’s what the Ohio Bobcats (1-2) are thinking this week, as they finally prepare for their first home game of the season after playing three-straight on the road to begin the season.

Ohio University announced plans Wednesday for a new “state-of-the-art” academic center that will be located behind the north end zone at Peden Stadium, as well as a fundraising campaign to finance the project.

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced a new drug policy on Wednesday afternoon, and it has some implications on some former Bobcats.

In Ohio football’s recent bowl run, continuity in the coaching staff has been a key to the Bobcats’ success. As the ‘Cats battle through 2014 to make their sixth-straight bowl appearance, two more familiar faces patrol the sidelines as coaches.

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The Wahama White Falcons clawed their way to a second-straight conference victory over the Southern Tornadoes on Friday, as Wahama’s Kalieb Sheets and Demitrius Serevicz were able to run all over the Tornado defense en route to a 30-14 victory Friday night at Bachtel Stadium in Mason.

The Philo Electrics faced the tough test of containing their conference rival Maysville on Friday night, and kept them check until the second half. Both teams were tied at 14-14 at halftime, but Maysville pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 victory at the Maysville Athletic Complex.

The Battle for the Bell kicks off for the 57th time on Saturday, as the Ohio Bobcats travel to Huntington to square off against the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Though they are only separated by the Ohio River, Marietta and Williamstown’s offenses seemed miles apart as Williamstown (3-0) won the “Rumble on the River” by a score of 41-32 at the Don Drumm Stadium Friday night.

Ohio soccer got the second win in of its three-game home stand as it dropped the University of Detroit 3-1 on Friday.

“Just winning is great,” sophomore Alexis Milesky said. “We’ve had two home wins so far, and one we could have had. It’s just great.”

It is Week 3 of the 2014 season and the Williamstown Yellow Jackets are looking to keep their undefeated season alive. Williamstown (2-0) travels to Marietta (1-1) Friday night to take on the Tigers, one of the Yellow Jackets’ oldest rivals, as the matchup dates back to the 1930s.

Week 3 of high school football consists of good matchups all over southeast Ohio. But for the teams in the TVC-Hocking, Week 3 serves as testing ground for the season to come.

One of the biggest rivalries in the MVL takes place early again this year as the Maysville Panthers host the Philo Electrics. Last week, Philo had a nail-biting, 19-13 loss to Licking Valley.

The game of football consists of three different components: offense, defense and special teams.

But in this week’s game between the Meigs Marauders and Logan Chieftains, the game will feature a lot of offense—and not as much defense.

The bitter taste of last years’ lost to West Jefferson is still very much on the minds of the Jackson Ironmen. Jackson coach Andy Hall and the Ironmen distinctly remember last year’s meeting where the Roughriders cruised their way to a 42-7 victory.

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