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 use second half surge to top Ball State

After a devastating, double overtime home loss to Akron just three days ago, Ohio (12-4,2-1 MAC) bounced back with a dominating win over Ball State (3-11, 0-3 MAC), 71-51, in what would turn out to be a tale of two halves. The first half was nothing to be proud of, as both teams struggled in…

Akron outlasts Ohio in classic overtime battle

Very rarely does a game billed as one of the best matchups in conference history live up to the hype, but this game was everything and then some. In a clash between the Mid-American Conference’s top two teams, it was No. 1 Akron who outlasted No. 2 Ohio 88-81 in overtime. The victory all but…

The (little) Big Man on Campus

With 31.7 seconds remaining in overtime, and Ohio trailing by two, Bobcats star point guard D.J. Cooper fouled out.  The player whom “BobcatNation” had come to expect to hit the big shot to win a close game was forced to watch the game’s most pivotal possession from the sideline. In stepped Stevie Taylor, the generously…