Five on five, Vol. 9

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, contributor Danny Medlock, , football writer Zak Kolesar and soccer writers Bez Saciri and Corbin Bagford. What was your reaction the the “Phantom Safety” call in Tuesday night’s football…

Bobcats travel to Buffalo for pivotal MAC East battle

The Ohio Bobcats (6-2, 3-1) have entered the part of the schedule that derailed them in their 2012 campaign. This season, things have played out somewhat differently for the ‘Cats. The injuries haven’t been as nagging, and a nine-day rest before Ohio’s matchup with the MAC East leading Buffalo Bulls (6-2, 4-0) couldn’t have come…

Know your enemy: Buffalo

For every Ohio football game, Speakeasy Sports will be going into the den of the opponent to get first-hand analysis. By reaching out to team beat reporters, Speakeasy provides a unique look-in at how the ‘Cats will fare against their adversaries. In a question-and-answer format, Speakeasy chats with another team’s reporter to gain a new perspective on Ohio’s opponents. Also, after the Q-and-A,…

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…

Ohio needs convincing win over Buffalo

Ohio faced a scare last week in Amherst when they barely squeaked out a win against Mid-American Conference newcomer Massachusetts. This week, the ‘Cats return home to take on Buffalo looking to get a bad taste out of their mouths and reverse the outcome of last year’s contest. “We don’t try to work on getting revenge…