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…