Five on five, Vol. 13

Each week, we ask five of our sportswriters five questions about Ohio athletics. Their answers may surprise you. This week, we talked to sports editor Alex Hider, assistant editor Katie Hendershot, basketball writer Corbin Bagford and women’s basketball writers DuShaun Headd and Zak Kolesar.   Ohio men’s basketball erased a 12-point 2nd half deficit to win…

MAC Blog: A very quiet weekend

This week in the MAC: Northern Illinois cruised by Massachusetts 63-19, Toledo defeated Eastern Michigan 55-16 and Akron eked out a 16-7 victory over Kent State. You may be thinking I’m missing a game or two there, but I’m not. The MAC featured only three games this weekend, and they were as exciting as they…

Clarke, Eagles eliminate Bobcats from MAC Tournament

When former University of Kentucky women’s soccer assistant coach Aaron Rodgers accepted the Ohio women’s soccer head coaching position in December, he did not envision his first season ending the way it did. Stephanie Clarke scored two first-half goals, Angela Vultaggio added one in the second half and the Eastern Michigan Eagles advanced to the…

MAC Blog: Everything seems expected

It appears that every team in the Mid-American Conference this season knows just what they are and where they belong. There are the cellar dweller teams that sometimes seem confused by the concept of gaining yards. There are the teams that may not play great defense, but they’ll put up more points than any other…

MAC Blog: More than a game

It was an emotional weekend in the Mid-American Conference, that’s for sure. Narrow victories helped keep hopes alive for some schools, as Toledo pulled out a double-overtime 45-44 victory over Navy, and Akron managed a 24-17 win over Miami (OH). Kent State was the only MAC school to lose to a non-MAC opponent this weekend,…