Demond Tucker claims Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year

Iowa State defensive tackle Demond Tucker proved he was a quality player this season, and Big 12 coaches took notice.Tucker won defensive newcomer of the year in the Big 12, as voted on by the coaches. Tucker, a junior, led the Cyclones with 13.0 tackles for loss. He also had 28 tackles and six sacks.Tucker was a JUCO transfer. He came to the Cyclones from Copiah-Lincoln Community...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland beats Toledo 76-64

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Kahlil Felder scored 34 points with six assists and Oakland beat Toledo 76-64 on Saturday. Felder was 9 of 20 from the field with three 3-pointers and 13 of 13 from the free-throw line. Percy Gibson had 13 points for Oakland (6-3), while Jalen Hayes had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Nathan Boothe paced Toledo (6-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jonathan Williams...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Campbell's relative youth? "Irrelevant" in his eyes

Matt Campbell is one of the youngest coaches in college football at age 36, especially now being in a Power 5 conference after taking the Iowa State job. The Big 12 is no stranger to young coaches - Kliff Kingsbury's Texas Tech Red Raiders outperformed expectations this season to make the Texas Bowl.Still, some may covet experience when evaluating head coaching candidates. Campbell...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Sanford's buzzer-beater lifts Toledo over Green Bay 71-69

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) Jaelan Sanford made a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Toledo beat Green Bay 71-69 on Sunday. Jordan Fouse hit a 3 and Carrington Love made a jumper and Green Bay led 68-62 with 3:49 to play. The Rockets' Jonathan Williams made another 3-pointer, and Nathan Boothe converted a 3-point play with 1:29 remaining. Khalil Small forced a turnover but missed a 3-point...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ayeni's advice for Cyclones - embrace change with Campbell

It can be an awkward position for coaches on a lame-duck staff when a new regime is coming in. Louis Ayeni, Iowa State's running backs coach under Paul Rhoads, knows this all too well. Guys like Ayeni obviously had close relationships with the current roster, and when probed for advice, they're taking the high road.“Like we said, change is inevitable, but greatness is a choice,”...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Boothe, Williams lift Toledo over Cleveland State 76-65

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Nathan Boothe and Jonathan Williams scored 17 points apiece to lead Toledo to a 76-65 win over Cleveland State on Wednesday night. Williams had 10 in the first half when the Rockets (5-2) shot 52 percent to open a 36-23 lead. The Vikings (2-5) shot 37 percent. Toledo pushed the lead to 20 points near the midpoint of the second half with a 9-0 run before the...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo names OC Jason Candle new head coach

The Toledo Rockets were one of the few teams that had a great season and will have a new head coach come next year. That isn’t any fault of their own as Matt Campbell left to take the job at Iowa State. It looks the Rockets aren’t going to far for their new head coach as they just announced offensive coordinator Jason Candle as their new head guy, according to Candle knows...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo HC Matt Campbell headed to Iowa State?

Toledo Rockets head coach Matt Campbell could soon be leaving his current position to take on the same one with the Iowa State Cyclones, per a report from The report states that Campbell is indeed the front-runner for the job and Iowa State has canceled all interviews with other candidates. Campbell, 35, has gone 35-15 (24-8 MAC) in four-plus seasons with Toledo and was 9...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo uses free throws to hold off Loyola-Chicago, 82-74

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Jaelan Sanford was 6 for 6 and Toledo went 12 for 12 from the free-throw line in the final 1:02 as the Green Wave held off Loyola-Chicago, 82-74 in the Great Alaska Shootout Friday night. Devon Turk hit a 3-pointer with 1:05 left to pull the Ramblers within seven, 70-63, but the Rockets made them pay when they were forced to foul. Turk converted a 3-point...
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November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo’s Alonzo Russell Ejected After Blindside Hit To The Head Of Western Michigan DB Asantay Brown

Sometimes you can't help but wonder what in the heck some guys are thinking when they step on the field. Yes, football is a contact sport, but not contact without purpose. Alonzo Russell was away from the play as was Western Michigan's Asantay Brown. There is no need to hit anyone so most players typically don't. If you do, it is a penalty.For some reason Toledo's Alonzo Russell...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo’s Matt Campbell to interview for Missouri job

When your a successful head coach at the mid-major level, it’s only a matter of time before a bigger program comes knocking at your door. So is the case with Toledo Rockets coach Matt Campbell. According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, Campbell is expected to interview for the open job with the Tigers “soon”. “Per sources, Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is expected to interview...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Youngstown State 100-78

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Nathan Boothe scored 26 points and grabbed seven boards as Toledo cruised to a 100-78 win over Youngstown State on Wednesday night. Boothe was 12 of 16 from the field for the Rockets (2-0). Jonathan Williams scored 20 points with four assists and six rebounds, Nate Navigato had 16 points and five rebounds and Stuckey Mosley added 14 points, five assists...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo outpaces NAIA West Virginia Tech 96-65 in opener

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Jaelan Sanford opened the season with 22 points on crisp shooting as Toledo defeated West Virginia Tech 96-65 on Saturday, The Rockets made 31 of 61 shots as a team, with Sanford hitting 8 of 10 from the floor, including 6 of 8 3-pointers. Three others reached double figures for Toledo - Stuckey Mosley with 17 and Jonathan Williams and Nathan Boothe 15 apiece...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking top 5 NBA MVP candidates

Stephen Curry will look to retain his NBA MVP honor during the 2015-16 season, but there’s a strong field of superstars chasing the Golden State Warriors guard. In addition to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant returning from injury, each of the top-six MVP finishers in 2014-15 return to his previous team. James Harden (Houston Rockets) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 22 Toledo looking at running game by committee

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) It's safe to assume that figuring out a running back rotation wasn't high on Matt Campbell's preseason to-do list. After five games, the Toledo coach is dealing with exactly that as his No. 22 Rockets prepare for Saturday's noon game against Eastern Michigan. With All-America contender Kareem Hunt returning from his 1,631-yard performance as a sophomore, he was...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

E. Michigan-Toledo Preview

Toledo is unbeaten, ranked in the Top 25 and staring at possibly its best start to a season in 18 years. Coach Matt Campbell doesn't care about any of it. The No. 22 Rockets look to improve to 6-0 by continuing their dominance over visiting Eastern Michigan in this Mid-American Conference matchup Saturday. Toledo (5-0, 2-0) is outscoring opponents by an average of 17.2 points - 25...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the best NBA combo bigs in 2015-16

Instead of cramming players into a specific position for simplicity’s sake, it’s better to identify certain power forwards and centers as what they actually are: both. The best NBA combo bigs are typically the result of small-ball lineups becoming commonplace around the league. Some power forwards simply don’t play an overwhelming majority of their minutes at the 4. But don’t worry...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo releases commemorative T-shirt for Arkansas upset

It’s been nearly a week since the Toledo Rockets pulled off a huge upset over the SEC’s Arkansas Razorbacks and they are still reveling in their huge win. The fans are pretty excited for the team they have in Toledo and they have been given a chance to remember the upset for years to come. According to College Spun, the Rockets released a commemorative T-shirt that features the final...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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