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BREAKING: MAC Basketball Tournaments Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher announced early Thursday afternoon that the remainder of the conference tournament will be cancelled. “We have been meeting all morning with our directors of athletics and presidents talking about the appropriate path forward,” Steinbrecher said. “We’ve also been paying attention to the world around us.” The world… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats ‘Excited’ for Third Matchup with Akron

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — After defeating Central Michigan in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, Ohio coach Jeff Boals was asked how he was going to pack for his trip to Cleveland. “Three,” Boals responded. For him to use those three suits, the Bobcats would need to play three games, which means they would… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Shoot Past Western Michigan in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Just 19 hours prior to the opening tip of the first game of the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals, it was announced that fans would be barred from attendance due to concerns of the spread of Covid-19. The only people in the stands were to be immediate family. But, early in the third quarter,… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Preston, Vander Plas Lead ‘Cats to Blowout Victory over CMU

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas sat together at the podium in the post-game press conference. It wasn’t the first time, and it surely won’t be the last time these two sophomores face questions from the media after a game. It is, after all, largely due to the play of Preston and… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Late-Season Surge Earns ‘Cats Home Game in MAC Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio — Somewhere along the 220-mile trip back to Athens from Muncie, Indiana on the 1st day of February, Ohio coach Jeff Boals decided his team needed a pick-me-up after a tough 55-64 loss to Ball State. What did Boals think would jump-start his team in the wake of their four-game losing streak? Dairy… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Miami to Earn Bye in MAC Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio — Amani Burke stood with her teammates at center court, singing and clapping along with “Stand Up and Cheer” with the Bobcat fans in the Convocation Center. As she clapped along, she looked up at the crowd that had cheered her on the last four seasons for one last time and smiled. Burke,… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Gut Out Crucial Win over Kent State on Senior Night

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jordan Dartis stood alone at the free throw line.  It wasn’t unlike a player shooting fouls shots at the end of a long practice to keep that part of their game crisp. But for Dartis, a fifth-year senior playing potentially his final game in the building he’s called home since the fall… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Make Statement in Win over Buffalo

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ATHENS, Ohio — Since Mid-American Conference play began back in the first week of January, the Bobcats have been searching for their “turning point”. They’ve twice blown sizeable halftime leads to MAC-leading Bowling Green, dropped a shootout to Akron, and lost in the final 20 seconds at Northern Illinois and Buffalo. Tuesday night, after all… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Second Half to Cruise Past Rockets

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ATHENS, OH — In the days following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, Ohio’s Erica Johnson decided to pay tribute to the NBA legend by wearing his No. 24 during the Bobcats’ game against Akron. In the five games since she donned Bryant’s number, she has emulated the killer instinct that the ‘Mamba Mentality’ embodied…. Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Cap Off OU’s 216th Birthday with Win over Central Michigan

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ATHENS, OH — At 2:16 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the bells of Cutler Hall rang to celebrate the 216th anniversary of the founding of Ohio University.  At 8:57 p.m., the Convo followed suit with its buzzer, ringing in a Bobcats victory. “Happy Birthday to Ohio University,” Ohio head coach Jeff Boals said. “Great win for… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats’ Stout Defense, Preston’s Triple-Double Fuel Blowout Win over Miami

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ATHENS, OH — On what would become a truly historic day for Ohio basketball, the longest-tenured Bobcat wasted no time rewriting the record books. Just over a minute into the game, Jason Preston fired a cross-court pass to Jordan Dartis, who was standing wide open on the left wing. Standing four feet behind the three-point… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Last-Second Loss Bites ‘Cats for Second Time in Seven Days

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KALAMAZOO, MI — Twice in their last three games, the Bobcats held a one-point lead with less than 10 seconds to play. They’ve now lost both games.  Western Michigan (10-5, 3-1 MAC) handed the ‘Cats (9-6, 2-2 MAC) another gut-wrenching conference loss when Bronco junior Leighah-Amori Wool banked in a shot with seven seconds to… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Fall to Central Michigan on Last-Second Shot

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ATHENS, OH — On Wednesday night, the Bobcats took 23 more shots than their opponent. They forced 13 more turnovers, grabbed 13 more offensive rebounds and shot seven more free throws. Typically, these are things that win basketball games, especially teams as good as Ohio. Those things weren’t enough to overcome Central Michigan, though. “We… Read More

Ohio Football: ‘Cats Outlast Nevada to Win Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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BOISE, ID — As Nathan Rourke took the final snap of his Bobcat career on the field, Brian Arp was sneaking through the crowded Bobcat bench with a Gatorade cooler. A victory bath would be nothing new for Frank Solich, but when the senior defensive lineman turned the cooler over, it wasn’t liquid that came… Read More

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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Kick-off 2020 in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

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BOISE, ID — The college football bowl season typically conjures up thoughts of warm weather and sunshine, particularly for the many schools in colder climates. It’s a chance for those teams and fanbases to escape the cold for a few days and reap the rewards of a good year of football. While the Bobcats were… Read More