Four Ohio players accept PIT invites

Four Ohio college players have accepted invitations to the annual Portsmouth Invitational all-star showcase for pro scouts beginning on Wednesday. Among those on the list of 64 players headed for Virginia are Cincinnati's Justin Jackson, Ohio's Nick Kellogg, Youngstown State's Kendrick Perry and Toledo's Rian Pearson. The PIT features an eight-team, four-day tournament...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS promotes Ohio beauty queen Allie LaForce

Here’s a new sports media star in Allie LaForce. On October 09, 2012 Allie LaForce announced she would be leaving WJW Fox 8, Cleveland to be the co-host CBS Sports Network’s new live, late night show, “Lead Off,” teaming up with Doug Gottlieb. Never heard of Lead Off? You’re not alone. More people watch the emergency alert testing signal than this show. However, the show’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ohio will not release three-star forward Tariq Owens from National Letter of Intent

Tariq Owens, a 6-foot-8 forward from St. Vincent Pallotti High (Md.) committed to Ohio University 10 months ago. On Thursday, head coach Jim Christian left the program after two years to take the Boston College opening. On Saturday night, North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips was announced as Christians replacement. Following Christian’s departure, Owens, a three-star recruit...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio taps Phillips as new men's basketball coach

Ohio University has its 18th men's basketball coach after hiring Saul Phillips from North Dakota State late Saturday night. Phillips led the Bison to unprecedented success during his seven seasons in Fargo, including the program's first Summit League championship and NCAA tournament appearance in 2009. They won the Summit League again this season and knocked off Oklahoma...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Saul Phillips Leaves NDSU For Ohio

Ohio University has hired Saul Phillips as their next head coach. Phillips just completed his seventh season at North Dakota State. Phillips is replacing Jim Christian, who left Ohio last week for the Boston College job.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston College turns to Ohio’s Jim Christian as head coach

Jim Christian has a futuristic vision for the Boston College basketball program inspired by working models from the past. The 49-year-old was introduced as the Eagles 12th head coach by athletic director Brad Bates during a conference call yesterday afternoon. Christian will be formally presented on Tuesday at Conte Forum. He spent the last two seasons at Ohio University, where...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio’s Jim Christian Named Head Coach At Boston College

Boston College has a new head basketball coach. Jim Christian has been named the head coach at Boston College according to ESPN.com. Boston College has agreed in principle to a deal with Ohio University's Jim Christian, multiple sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 3, 2014 The 49-year-old Christian, who is 49-21 over the past two seasons with the Bobcats...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Boston College To Hire Ohio’s Jim Christian As New Head Coach

Boston College has found a new boss. Ohio University men’s basketball coach Jim Christian has agreed in principle to become the new head coach at BC, multiple sources told both ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jason Arkley of The Athens Messenger. Christian has posted a 49-21 record in two years at Ohio, leading the Bobcats to the championship game of the Mid-American Conference in 2012...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: SW Ohio HS senior shatters backboard

As far as memorable nights go, Connor Brown had a pretty strong one Tuesday. Playing his final home high school basketball game and participating in senior night activities, Brown surpassed the 1,000-point plateau for his Miamisburg career. In the fourth quarter, he delivered a dunk that shattered a backboard. Brown had 39 points on the night as Miamisburg defeated GWOC rival Lebanon...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down where Ohio's top prospects went in 2014

With most of the dust having settled from another National Signing Day, we thought we would take a look at where members of Scout.com's Ohio Top 100 prospects in Ohio ended up in 2014. While Ohio State and Cincinnati both signed nine players from the Ohio Top 100, Kentucky led the way with 10. In all, 66 Ohioans are headed to a school in one of the five power conferences. The...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo QBs coach returning to Bobcats

Toledo quarterbacks coach Scott Isphording is returning to a familiar place along the Hocking River. Isphording is departing the Rockets to take over as Ohio University's co-offensive coordinator, The Toledo Blade reports. He was the Bobcats' tight ends coach in 2009 before taking the role at Toledo, where he spent four seasons.
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Ohio Bobcats To Wear Special White “Brick” Uniforms For Game vs. Miami (Ohio)

The Ohio Bobcats will be wearing new white “brick” uniforms on Saturday when they take on the Miami Redhawks. The game vs. Miami is known as the ‘Battle of the Bricks’, and is played annually. The jerseys will be all white with a green outline, while the numbers will take on a green pattern designed to look like a brick wall. The uniforms are a part of a planned “White...
Via College Spun
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

CBS Sports’ new host: Ohio beauty queen Allie LaForce (photos)

Here’s a new sports media star in Allie LaForce. On October 09, 2012 Allie LaForce announced she would be leaving WJW Fox 8, Cleveland for a Sportscasting job in California. CBS Sports Network’s new live, late night show, LEAD OFF, which will air weekdays from 12:00-1:00 AM, ET.  The show has added Allie LaForce as co-host, teaming up with Doug Gottlieb. LEAD OFF will feature...
Via The Sports Bank
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Robbery forces closure of Ohio U. campus

Ohio Universitys men's basketball game on Wednesday night vs. Eastern Michigan was canceled after an armed robbery near campus forced a campus closure. The school shut down operations for the day while the robbery suspect remains at large. At 12:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Ohio University posted the following statement on its website: In light of the fact that the armed fugitive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Illinois contacts Ohio's Groce about job

The search for a new basketball coach continued Monday at the University of Illinois, with Ohio's John Groce the latest candidate to be contacted. According to CBS Sports, the 40-year-old Groce is interested in the position, which has been vacant for weeks after Illinois fired Bruce Weber. After VCU's Shaka Smart declined an offer from Illinois a week ago, Butler's...
Via Fox Sports
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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