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…

Bobcats overcome sloppy start, blast Chippewas

Just over one year ago, the Bobcats lost consecutive road games in Toledo and Eastern Michigan, falling to 7-4 in the MAC. Bobcat Nation was restless and frustrated – they would not remain that way for long. Ohio went on to win 10 of its next 11 games en route to becoming the darling of…

Speakeasy Sports 5 on 4 : MAC Tournament Talk

Welcome to the debut of the Speakeasy Sports “5 on 5”, where five Speakeasy writers will typically answer five questions. In the debut, the five writers will tackle four questions.  Our panel includes Speakeasy Sports editor Danny Medlock, our three basketball reporters Alex Hider, Marlowe Alter and Bez Saciri and MAC Blogger Chris Manning. They…

Bobcats bounce back in big way, blitz Cardinals

After a disappointing 86-72 loss in their Mid-American Conference blockbuster at Akron, the Ohio men’s basketball team was looking to try to keep pace with the MAC East-leading Zips. The one constant involved in Ohio’s season to date has been the victories against MAC West foes. That trend continued on Wednesday night as the Bobcats…

Ohio heads to Ball State to finish road trip

After losing to rival Akron last Saturday in a battle of the top two teams in the MAC, Ohio looks to end its four-game road trip with a win in Muncie, Ind. against Ball State. The Bobcats (15-6, 6-1) are second in the MAC and still control their own destiny with nine more conference games…