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Ohio University will be happy it called Saul Phillips

ATHENS, Ohio – It was only about five minutes after I walked into Saul Phillips’ new office at Ohio University when I knew I was going to really, really enjoy my time with Phillips, the up-and-coming 42-year-old who provided one of the most memorable moments of last year’s NCAA tournament. Because five minutes is about how long it took for the ex-North Dakota State coach to...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Check Out This Time-Lapse Video Of Ohio Football’s New Locker Room Getting Installed

Football teams all over the country are showing off their new locker rooms with the 2014 season right around the corner. The latest school to do this is Ohio University, which released a time-lapse video of the team’s new locker room getting installed yesterday. The video starts with a mostly empty room, and by the time that the time-lapse is finished, the team’s brand new locker...
Via College Spun
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Guy Makes His Pledge On Facebook To Ohio University…For Beer Pong

Ohio University, one of the biggest partying schools in the country, got a huge commitment this afternoon.  As one reddit user found on his timeline, the guy above committed on his Facebook to the Bobcats to play beer pong in 2015. Good luck to you, sir. I’m sure you’ll be an all-star in no time.   The post Guy Makes His Pledge On Facebook To Ohio University…For Beer Pong...
Via Diehardsport
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Athens QB picks Ohio State

Athens, Ohio High School quarterback Joey Burrow has decided he'll play college football at Ohio State. Scout.com lists Burrow at 6'4, 190 and lists him as a four-star prospect and the No. 26 quarterback prospect nationally in the class of 2015. Burrow becomes Ohio State's first 2015 commitment since February and just the third overall. Urban Meyer's previous two...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 27, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 06, 2014  |  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

Bobcats creeping toward top 25 ranking

Pardon Ohio University coach Frank Solich for his desire to run what he proudly hopes will continue to be a "boring" program. As the wins and national attention keep coming for the Bobcats, Solich's first instinct is make sure boring translates to focused and consistent performances. He's not going to tell his players to avoid glancing at the major national...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio University Marching Band Does “Gangnam Style”

The combination of two very hip things makes one ultra-hip video. The Ohio University football team is 4-0 so far on this young college football season, and seems destined to potentially finish 12-0, barring some shocking upset in MAC play. Meanwhile, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video is all over the web, and was actually in WWW last weekend. So what makes the most sense? For the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio's Groce heads to Illinois

Illinois will announce John Groce as men's basketball coach at a press conference expected Thursday afternoon.Groce, who led Ohio University to 29 wins and took the Bobcats to the Sweet 16, where they lost in overtime to North Carolina, would earn an annual salary of at least 1.35 million and bring most of his coaching staff with him from the Mid-American Conference champion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2012  |  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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