Five on five, Vol. 12

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, basketball writers Bez Saciri and Jack Zink and women’s basketball writers Shelby Dermer and Zak Kolesar. After a disappointing loss in the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl, what is the legacy…

Bobcats put up season high win over Miami

The Lady Bobcats would love to play in the welcoming arms of the Convo for every game if they could choose. Going into Thursday’s matchup with MAC foe Miami, the Lady Bobcats were 2-0 at home and averaged a total of 83 points per matchup. After a 23 point loss on the road to Northern…

The Girl in the Pressbox: The Start of a New Era

Watching the Ohio women’s basketball team last season was at times—or almost all times—a painful experience. Covering the team, losing game after losing game, and hoping to find some sort of bright spot proved to be a big challenge. I wanted to find positive story lines and despite the widely held notion that there’s no…

Ohio women win season opener over Xavier

While the Ohio women’s basketball team played 29 games last season, they sure didn’t look like a functioning unit. To begin the 2013-14 campaign on Sunday against the Xavier Musketeers (0-1), the Bobcats (1-0) took the court as one and came away with as many victories. Behind a barrage of three-pointers, nearly 20 assists and…

Ohio falls to Bowling Green

Injuries to the Ohio roster are proving to be a significant roadblock early in MAC play for the Bobcats, who are missing key components to their roster. Ohio went without Shavon Robinson for the fourth consecutive game and Mariah Byard for the second straight in its 67-41 loss to the Bowling Green State University Falcons…