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MAC Tournament, all NCAA sporting events canceled


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CLEVELAND, OH — The 2020 Mid-American Conference tournament has officially been canceled and while the decision comes as a disappointment for MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher, the decision was ultimately about the health and well-being of student-athletes, coaches, fans and employees at the MAC Tournament. “We’re disappointed on a lot of levels,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher… Read More

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

MAC Tournament: Coronavirus’ Impact on Players and Fans

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CLEVELAND, OH — The Coronavirus has altered sporting events across the country — limiting or eliminating spectators at tournament games. The question is how nearly empty arenas would impact the players. But for Ohio, they actually had the loudest crowd here in Cleveland with the assist to the Ohio Men’s basketball team. “I’m glad we’re… Read More

Ohio basketball, Jason Preston

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