Men’s Basketball: Simmons leads ‘Cats to W

The crowd was quiet, panicking. The Ohio offensive feast in the first half turned to famine in the second and Northern Illinois had recovered from a 18-point deficit to reclaim the lead. Then Jaaron Simmons took over. With his team down one and four minutes remaining, Simmons shouldered the load, scoring or assisting on all…

Football: Northern Illinois outlasts Ohio

Drew Hare found Chad Beebe for a 18-yard touchdown with 6:00 remaining to give Northern Illinois a 21-14 victory over Ohio. The Huskies never trailed en route to winning their fifth straight game. The Bobcats were driving in search of the tying-score when Landon Smith fumbled after a reception at the Northern Illinois 33-yard line,…

Overpowering 2nd half propels Ohio to victory

“We aren’t number two defensively in the MAC for no reason,” said junior guard Bean Willis.  After Aaron Armstead’s layup with 14:23 remaining, Ohio (13-4, 3-1) prevented Northern Illinois (7-9, 1-3) from converting a field goal for the next 10 and a half minutes.  The Bobcats defeated the Huskies for the seventh consecutive time, 65-46. Ohio trailed…

MAC Blog: A very quiet weekend

This week in the MAC: Northern Illinois cruised by Massachusetts 63-19, Toledo defeated Eastern Michigan 55-16 and Akron eked out a 16-7 victory over Kent State. You may be thinking I’m missing a game or two there, but I’m not. The MAC featured only three games this weekend, and they were as exciting as they…