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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.

Ohio senior goalkeeper Brittany Walker and freshman Megan Silveira were named Mid-American Conference field hockey defensive and offensive player of the week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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

Ohio libero Meredith Ashy was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

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 first home win for the Ohio volleyball team (2-3) was a sweet one as it swept the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (1-4), 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-20), who defeated them last season in the final match of the regular season.

Logan Bash scampered down the sideline for a 43-yard score on Tri-Valley’s first offensive play and the Scotties never looked back, defeating the visiting Morgan Raiders 69-0 on Friday night in Dresden. It marks the 27th-straight league victory for the Scotties.

The South Gallia Rebels ran all over the Federal Hocking Lancers on Friday night en route to a 44-8 road victory for the Rebels.

Gallia Academy headed into Week 2 hoping to bounce back from an ugly 52-0 loss to Athens last week. They bounced back in big way, as the Blue Devils shutout the Chesapeake Panthers at home on Friday by a score of 30-0. 

After earning only one win in the 2013 season, the River Valley Raiders have already doubled that figure following their 34-7 win over the Southeastern Panthers on Friday night.

After starting the season off with a late-game loss to Fairfield Union in Week 2, the New Lexington Panthers were hoping to bounce back at home against Maysville.

The Ohio Bobcats volleyball team was unable to secure a win in front of their home fans as it dropped to the Texas A&M Aggies, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 26-24), in their opening game of the Baymont Inn & Suites Invitational at the Convocation Center.

Ohio opened its three-game home stand at Chessa Field with a dramatic 3-2 double overtime loss to Xavier (2-3-0) on Friday, Sept. 5.

Ohio field hockey welcomed seven freshmen to Athens this fall. Carter Eckl takes a look at coach Neil Macmillan's newest group of players.

Ohio punter Mitch Bonnstetter shows Showcase football reporter Lucas Widman two different ways to punt the football — the standard "handshake" drop and the shorter "pooch" kick.