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Ohio Football: 3 Takeaways from the Bobcats’ Loss to Marshall

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ATHENS, OH — For the first time in four years, the victory bell will not reside in Athens. The Bobcats fell to Marshall 33-31 on Saturday night in Huntington, West Virginia and there were as many negatives to take away from the game as positives. Here are a few of my takeaways from the game…. Read More

Ohio Football: Rourke’s Record-Breaking Night Not Enough to Keep Bell

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HUNTINGTON, WV — The bell rang on Saturday night, just not for the Ohio Bobcats. The 60th installment of the rivalry between the Bobcats and Marshall produced big plays and points galore, but the Thundering Herd (2-1) came away with the 33-31 victory over Ohio (1-2) to reclaim the Victory Bell for the first time… Read More

Ohio Football: ‘Battle for the Bell’ Rivalry Resumes for Bobcats, Marshall

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ATHENS, OH — For the last four years, the Bell has resided in Athens, Ohio as a focal point of the Bobcats’ trophy case on the second floor of Peden Stadium.  On Saturday night, the ‘Cats travel 78 miles south to play for the right to keep it there for another year when they pay… Read More

Ohio Football: ‘Cats Offense Stifled by Pitt

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PITTSBURGH, PA — There was no magic for the Bobcats against Pittsburgh this time around. “Field position plus momentum equals points,” Bobcat senior safety Javon Hagan said. Ohio (1-1) had very little of either on Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field, and in the end, scored very few points in a 20-10 loss to the Panthers… Read More

Ohio Football: The Night That Built the Bobcats

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ATHENS, OH — By the time Dion Byrum has crossed the goal line and turned to look back at his teammates, the Ohio student body had already started rushing the field and fireworks boomed in the distance.  The ESPN2 crew calling the game called it the biggest win in the history of Ohio Football. That… Read More

Ohio Football: ‘Cats Run Past Rhode Island in Season Opener

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ATHENS, OH — Nathan Rourke and the Bobcats offense came out for the first time in 2019 backed up against their own end zone. Not an easy place for an offense to begin its season.  With visions of how last season’s opener against FCS Howard hanging around the stadium, the senior quarterback took the snap,… Read More

Ohio Football: ‘Cats Kick Off 2019 Against FCS Rhode Island

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ATHENS, OH — When the 2019 Bobcats take the field for the first time on Saturday afternoon, it won’t be with any new expectations and aspirations than they’ve had in recent years.  Ohio was tabbed by both the media and the coaches as the favorites to not only win their division but to also win… Read More

Ohio Football: Bobcats Close Camp With Heightened Focus for Week 1

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ATHENS, OH — When the final whistle of fall camp blew on a sunny Friday afternoon in Peden Stadium, the Bobcats were relieved. “It’s a necessary evil. It’s tough, it’s a grind, but it’s something you gotta do. But at the end of camp, everybody starts getting rowdy,” Ohio senior linebacker Jared Dorsa said. “It’s… Read More