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…

D.J. Cooper era comes to an end in loss at Denver

For a school-record fourth consecutive time, the Ohio men’s basketball team qualified for a postseason tournament, unfortunately 2013’s postseason run fell short. The D.J. Cooper era officially ended on Tuesday night with a 61-57 loss to the Denver Pioneers in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at Magness Arena. Ohio (24-10) had a…

MAC Championship running diary

Ohio took on Akron in the MAC Championship last night. Alex Hider was court-side at the Q. These are his thoughts in real-time. 5:55 (34 minutes to tip off)-This arena is going to be loud. Ohio’s student section is nearly full at this point. Akron fans are a bit tardy, but as local favorites, they’ll…

Senior Bobcats make final farewells

Ohio’s seed in the MAC Tournament is set. No matter what happens on Saturday, the Bobcats will have the second seed in Cleveland. There is only one thing left to do during the regular season: Say goodbye. Ivo Baltic, David McKinley, Walter Offutt, Reggie Keely and D.J. Cooper will all play in their final game…

Cooper shines as Bobcats grab late win against Bulls

One of the best players to put on an Ohio jersey, senior guard D.J. Cooper had a night to remember. Not only did the Chicago native become Ohio’s all-time leader in career three-point makes and the first player in NCAA D-I history to achieve 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals, but he…

Ohio looks to continue recent dominance vs. Buffalo

Fresh off of a comfortable 78-65 road win over the Bowling Green Falcons last Saturday, the Ohio men’s basketball team is looking to get into a rhythm before they try to defend their Mid-American Conference tournament title crown in Cleveland. Even though the Bobcats have had a lot of recent success against their next opponent,…

The mystery of Ivo Baltic

Ivo Baltic glides up the floor and slams home a missed layup, sparking an affectionate “Ivo Baltic” chant from the O Zone, Ohio’s boisterous student section. Moments earlier, he had knocked down his patented jumper from the wing to ignite an 8-0 run, giving Ohio a 15-point lead over Kent State. Unfortunately, the good feelings…