Ohio blows by Akron in a pivotal road game

After failing to beat Akron (17-10, 9-5) in their last four match-ups, Ohio (19-8, 9-5) finally beat their MAC East rivals, 66-50, thanks in part to a strong defensive effort. Right from the beginning, Ohio was in command for the entire game. The Bobcats started the game on a 14-2 run and ended the first…

Five on five, Vol. 14

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, assistant editor Katie Hendershot, and basketball writers Corbin Bagford, Bez Saciri and Jack Zink. Who has been your surprise player of the year for the basketball team? Alex Hider: I’m going…

Toledo fends off Bobcat surge, wins 82-76

Rian Pearson scored 29 points for Toledo (21-3, 9-2) to defeat Ohio (17-7, 7-4) 82-76 on Wednesday night. When his Rockets trailed 57-56 with 10 minutes remaining, the senior scored nine straight points to regain a lead that Toledo would never surrender. “I knew Rian Pearson was gonna step up tonight.” said Ohio head coach…