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Before the 2014 season began, nobody knew of running back A.J. Ouellette, or linebacker Quentin Poling.

Now, both players are household names.

Ouellette and Poling led their respective units to a 36-24 home-opening victory for Ohio (2-2, 1-0) over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).

The Ohio Bobcats will host the Idaho Vandals in the 2014 home opener at Peden Stadium on Saturday.

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.

The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes dropped River Valley for the Raiders’ first loss on the season Friday night, as the Buckeyes used two second-half touchdowns to pull away from the Raiders and win by a final of 28-7.

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.

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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.

Jamie Kosiorek was introduced with Ohio's starting lineup for her first slate of Division-1 college volleyball matches last weekend in Hawaii.

“I shouldn’t have been as nervous as I was. It’s just volleyball, no one changed it,” the freshman outside hitter said.

It is no secret that the Southeastern Conference is known for its speed.

Aaron Rodgers returned to Lexington, Ky., for a matchup with the Wildcats. It was a trip back to a program that he helped turn into an NCAA Tournament contender. He's now trying to do the same with the Bobcats. 

In 2013, the Tri-Valley Scotties put a pounding on the Morgan Raiders, beating them 61-0 during Week 2. This season, the Scotties and Raiders meet up in Week 2 again, and this time the Raiders are hoping for a monumental upset.