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Ohio Baseball's Joe Rock threw a no-hitter on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 against Morehead State. Ohio split the two games with the Eagles (Photo: Nick Viland/WOUB)

Joe Rock(ies): Colorado Selects Bobcat Ace Pitcher In MLB Draft

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — An Ohio University Baseball ace is going to play professionally. The Colorado Rockies drafted left-hander Joe Rock as the 68th overall draft pick in the Competitive Balance Round B of the MLB Draft.  Rock is the highest-drafted pitcher in Ohio history since Dave Tobik back in 1974. “Congrats to Joe Rock on… Read More

Clinic participants and volunteers gather for a group picture following the Copperheads hitting and pitching clinic on June 27, 2021 at the Athens sandlot fields.

Southern Ohio Copperheads Give Back To Community Through Youth Clinics

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Southern Ohio Copperheads are still involved in the community even though the COVID-19 pandemic canceled their season for a second-straight year. The Copperheads are holding pitching & hitting clinics throughout Athens County for youth baseball and softball players of all ages and skill levels.  The organization already held three clinics in… Read More

Ohio Baseball senior Treyben Funderburg swings at a pitch during the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on March 21, 2021 at Bob Wren Stadium. (PHOTO: Nick Viland/WOUB)

Ohio Baseball: Bobcats Finish Home Schedule with Series Split against Ball State

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Athens and Bob Wren Stadium has been friendly to the Bobcats this season.  Ohio entered this past weekend with a 17-8 record at The Wren and wrapped up its 2021 home schedule with a four-game weekend series with Ball State. While Ohio’s chances of winning the MAC disappeared after a series loss at Akron, the Bobcats… Read More

The Ohio Bobcats baseball team competes against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Bob Wren Stadium on Friday, March 5, 2021, in Athens, OH. Ohio defeated Milwaukee 14-3. (Chris J. Day/WOUB)

Ohio Baseball: Stellar Pitching Leads Ohio Past Miami in Friday Doubleheader

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — With just 16 games remaining in the regular season, Ohio is looking to pick up any wins it can to keep pace with the top teams in the MAC.  Entering Friday, the Bobcats were fourth in the conference standings and sat seven games back of MAC leader, Central Michigan. Fresh off… Read More

Ohio Baseball's Joe Rock threw a no-hitter on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 against Morehead State. Ohio split the two games with the Eagles (Photo: Nick Viland/WOUB)

Ohio Baseball: Bobcats Come From Behind to Defeat EMU in Series Opener

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It takes nine innings to win a baseball game.  It wasn’t the prettiest of starts for Ohio on Friday evening, but all that matters is the final score. Despite some ups and downs, Ohio (12-11) opened up a four-game set with Eastern Michigan (8-14) with a 6-3 victory. Ohio’s ace Joe… Read More

Sebastian Fabik stands in the batter's box vs Central Michigan

Ohio Baseball: Chippewas’ Bats Dominate Bobcats in Series Finale; Ohio and CMU Split Series

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Central Michigan is a perennial powerhouse in the Mid-American Conference and proved that point in Sunday’s series finale against Ohio. After scoring a dozen runs in the second half of the doubleheader on Saturday, Central Michigan (10-8, 2-2 MAC) put on another hitting clinic on Sunday with a 14-3 win over… Read More

Weslee Littlefield (24) defends against Kate Biglin (5) during OHIO’s game against Central Michigan at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio, on March 26, 2021. (Evann Figueroa/WOUB)

Ohio Field Hockey: Despite Numerous Scoring Chances, Ohio Falls to Central Michigan on Saturday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A gorgeous and sunny skyline once again set the stage on Saturday evening at Pruitt Field.  As the sun set, the Bobcats and Chippewas took the field for their second meeting in as many nights. While the weather was pretty in Athens, the result for the Ohio field hockey team didn’t… Read More

atelyn Whittle (11) catches up to Callie Quinn (10) during OHIO’s game against Central Michigan at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio, on March 26, 2021. (Evann Figueroa/WOUB)

Ohio Field Hockey: Bobcats Welcomed Back Home with 3-1 Victory over Central Michigan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It was October 26, 2019 when the Bobcats last played a game at Pruitt Field. The COVID-19 pandemic got in between Ohio and the 2020 fall season, so the Bobcats’ season got shifted to the spring.  A spring field hockey season is a first for many.  The Bobcats’ training and preparation… Read More

The Creighton Blue Jays take on the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA) Photos via Getty Images)

Bobcats’ Memorable Season Ends With Loss To Creighton In Second Round

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOUB) — The 2020-21 season was an experience unlike anything else.  With limited fans in arenas, weekly COVID testing routines, mask-wearing and social distancing, no other season in college basketball history comes anything close to what the past five months have been like for programs. While some teams felt the wrath of the… Read More

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 20: Ben Vander Plas #5 of the Ohio Bobcats celebrates during the closing seconds of their 62-58 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bracket-Busting Bobcats Upset Virginia in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the several hundred Ohio Bobcat fans inside Assembly Hall made it sound like the historic building was filled with 17,000 strong.  After the buzzer sounded, the Ohio bench stormed onto the court and celebrated, much like the Bobcats did after their 2010 and… Read More

Ohio's Jeff Boals cuts down the net following the Bobcats' MAC Tournament championship on Saturday, March 13, 2021. (Photo: Bryan Kurp/WOUB)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Matched With Virginia In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio now knows who it will play in the first round in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bobcats are the No. 13 seed in the West Region of the bracket and face fourth-seeded Virginia in the first round. “We were an underdog for three-straight games in Cleveland,” Ohio… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball is the MAC Tournament champions. The Bobcats huddle around the trophy postgame.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Win First MAC Tournament Championship Since 2012

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The ticket is punched.  The Bobcats are going dancing. For the first time since 2012, the Ohio Bobcats hoisted the MAC Tournament trophy and will be going to the NCAA Tournament. “Just an unbelievable performance by our guys,” Ohio head coach Jeff Boals said.  “I’m a proud coach.  I know we… Read More

Ohio's Cece Hooks and Central Michigan's Micaela Kelly faced off in the MAC Semifinals on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Photo: Joe Collins/WOUB)

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats fall to Central Michigan in OT, Eliminated in MAC Semis

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — With the ballgame tied at 85 late in the fourth quarter, Ohio had a chance to win the game to advance to the MAC Championship game. Following a timeout, Cece Hooks drove down the lane put the ball up — but there was a whistle with eight seconds left in regulation. … Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball's Ben Vander Plas throws down a dunk in the Bobcats' MAC Quarterfinal matchup with Kent State on March 11, 2021, at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. (Photo: Bryan Kurp/WOUB).

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Hot Shooting Leads Ohio Past Kent State in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats walked off the court on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in a good mood to the tune of loud cheers from close friends and family up the concourse seating. There was a sense of joy, a sense of celebration and a sense of hope buzzing through the arena. For… Read More

Ohio's Cece Hooks dribbles the ball across midcourt in the Bobcats' game against Ball State in the MAC Quarterfinals on March 10, 2021. (Photo: Joe Collins/WOUB)

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Second-Half Surge Guides Ohio over Ball State in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — For the second time this season against Ball State, Erica Johnson walked off the court and into the locker room with no points in the first half. In the first meeting of the season between the Bobcats and Cardinals, Johnson came alive in the second half and posted 18 points, although… Read More

Ohio's Braxton Kelly (21) hurled four scoreless innings on Sunday, March 7 in Ohio's 3-2 win over Milwaukee. (Photo: Nick Viland/WOUB).

Ohio Baseball: Strong Pitching Leads Ohio to Series Sweep over Milwaukee

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Entering the weekend, it was almost two years since Ohio picked up a series sweep.  The last time the Bobcats swept a series was April 19-21, 2019, at Eastern Michigan, which was a three-game sweep.  After a blowout win on Friday and two wins in the doubleheader on Saturday, the Bobcats… Read More

Ohio Women's Basketball CeCe Hooks

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Hooks Records Triple-Double as Ohio Dominates Miami (OH)

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — 31 points, 11 assists, ten steals.  A triple-double for CeCe Hooks.  Just another accolade she can add to her Bobcat career. “There’s just so many things that [Hooks] does and she does them and I’m like ‘wow, didn’t think that would happen’ and then it trumps the last thing,” Ohio head… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas scored his 1,000th career point in Thursday's victory over Eastern Michigan.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Continue to Roll, Extend Win Streak to Six

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A six-game winning streak.  It’s something the Bobcats haven’t achieved since the 2012-13 season, when Jim Christian was the head coach and D.J. Cooper led the charge for the Bobcats.  Ohio won seven in a row and 12 of 13 games that season while sharing a MAC regular season title. Despite… Read More

Ohio Women's basketball Erica Johnson

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats get revenge on Central Michigan in 93-84 road win

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It seems like every time Ohio and Central Michigan meet up on the basketball court, the game is tight and comes right down to the end. Saturday was a little different as Ohio dominated for much of the afternoon — leading the Chippewas for 35 minutes of the game, but Central Michigan made it interesting… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Jason Preston

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Preston Returns, Bobcats defeat Miami in “Battle of the Bricks” Part One

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats got their star player back on Tuesday night. After missing the previous four games with a lower leg injury, Jason Preston had his name announced during pregame starting lineups for the first time since Ohio was in Akron on Dec. 22. Preston saw 32 minutes of playing time.  He… Read More

Ohio Women's Basketball Erica Johnson

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats lead Wire-To-Wire against Toledo in 85-66 win

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ATHENS, Ohio — For the first time this season, the Bobcats won a game comfortably. When Peyton Guice dropped a three-pointer just 15 seconds into the game to give Ohio its first lead of the day, the Bobcats never really looked back.  In fact, Ohio (5-3-3-2 MAC) never trailed and essentially cruised to an 85-66… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Dwight Wilson III

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats have five players in double figures; sneak past NIU

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ATHENS, Ohio — A win is a win. Northern Illinois fired its head coach Mark Montgomery on Sunday, so that meant Lamar Chapman stepped in as interim head coach. In Chapman’s first game as the man in charge, the Huskies gave the Bobcats a run for their money.  Northern Illinois had one last chance down… Read More

Ohio Women's Basketball Peyton Guice

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Fall to Central Michigan in Back-and-Forth Battle

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Each time Ohio and Central Michigan hit the hardwood, it always seems like it’s a battle down to the final buzzer.  Saturday was no exception. With eight lead changes in the ball game, Micaela Kelly’s go-ahead three pointer with 37.6 seconds left was the lead that mattered most as the Chippewas… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Miles Brown

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Despite last-minute schedule addition, Bobcats run past Purdue Northwest

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ATHENS, Ohio — About 29 hours prior to tip-off, it was officially announced that Ohio was playing a basketball game on Thursday afternoon. After Mississippi Valley State canceled its matchup with the Bobcats that was set for Dec. 18, Ohio’s athletic administration got on the phone to try and get another game scheduled. “We called… Read More