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Watch: Toledo throws down awesome one-handed alley-oop on inbounds play

The Toledo Rockets got to the #2 spot in the SportsCenter Top Ten with this fantastic one-handed alley-oop on an inbounds play! Oh yeah, they also won the game.
Via The Student Section
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

CSU Ain’t Got No Alibi: Vikings lose ugly to Toledo

The following has happened to me; maybe it’s happened to you, too: You have plans. Maybe you’re going out to dinner, having a power lunch, meeting friends for a drink, or running a big day of errands. Whatever it is, you have things you intend to get done. You get dressed, you gather your things, and you step out with purpose, ready to go. You get in your car. You turn the key...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Battle for the North Coast: Cleveland State takes on Toledo

After spending last week on the road, the Cleveland State Vikings (3-3) are hosting the Toledo Rockets (2-4) tonight at the Wolstein Center. The Rockets are off to a slow start, but they were the preseason favorite to win the MAC. They brought back four starters from last year team, which set a school record with 27 wins. Two of Toledo’s losses were to quality opponents on the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo will wear “Glass City” uniforms tonight to honor servicemen

From ToledoPress.com: The one-time use, dark grey uniforms with blue and gold trim will include a special helmet decal with Toledo’s familiar Glass City nickname, as well as those same words across the front jersey chest. The uniform’s shoulder, number pattern and pants all include a new shattered glass-inspired pattern, specifically developed for UT by Under Armour “We wanted...
Via The Student Section
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Toledo Football Announces Special “Glass City” Uniforms For Game Against Bowling Green

There’s a huge game in the MAC tonight, as the Toledo Rockets will take on the Bowling Green Falcons. Both teams have one conference loss, and while Bowling Green has the MAC East locked up, Toledo would be eliminated from the MAC West race if it loses. To do something special for tonight’s contest, Toledo announced that it will wear special “Glass City” uniforms. The school...
Via College Spun
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 84 Toledo Rockets season preview

The Toledo Rockets have been one of the best teams in the MAC over the past four seasons and that is something likely to continue in 2014 in Matt Campbell’s third season as head coach. “As we come out of winter workouts, I feel we have more players who can help us on the football field than we’ve ever had,” said Campbell.  Campbell’s first order of business in 2014 will...
Via College Football Universe
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Eastern Michigan 59-44 in MAC semis

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rian Pearson scored 18 points, Justin Drummond hit a big 3-pointer down the stretch and Toledo moved into the Mid-American Conference tournament championship with a 59-44 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night. The second-seeded Rockets (27-5) will play top-seed Western Michigan in Saturday's title game for the MAC's automatic spot in the NCAA field. The teams...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bold move has paid off for Toledo, Pearson

CLEVELAND - Sometimes, big-shot high school star goes off to college with big dreams and big visions, and it just doesn't click. Said big shot packs his bags, takes some time to reflect and needs a new start. It was kind of like that with Rian Pearson. Except it wasn't. "It didn't click with Rian right away," Toledo coach Tod Kowalczyk said, "and that&...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats short-handed Ball State 85-74

Julius Brown scored 20 points as Toledo stayed undefeated at home this season and beat short-handed Ball State 85-74 on Sunday. Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe added 17 apiece for Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference). The Rockets are now just one win away from trying the school record for most wins in a season. Ball State was without Majok Mojok, averaging 10.5 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats short-handed Ball State 85-74

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Julius Brown scored 20 points as Toledo stayed undefeated at home this season and beat short-handed Ball State 85-74 on Sunday. Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe added 17 apiece for Toledo (23-4, 11-3 Mid-American Conference). The Rockets are now just one win away from trying the school record for most wins in a season. Ball State was without Majok Mojok, averaging...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo stacking up wins, unfazed by 'other stuff'

TOLEDO, Ohio -- There's still a lot of season left and there are still obstacles of both the foreseeable and unpredictable variety to overcome. Toledo has a pretty good darn good basketball team, one that looks good enough to overcome a bunch of them. One that looks like it's capable of winning bigger games and bigger prizes from here. The Rockets haven't yet cracked...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo suspends leading scorer after DUI charge

Toledo will play Wednesday night's key Mid-American Conference game against Ohio without leading scorer Justin Drummond, who has been suspended after being charged with driving under the influence on Saturday night. Drummond is averaging 14.6 points per game for the 20-3 Rockets. "Although I remain 100 percent supportive of Justin, our players are held to high standards and when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo topples Ball State 80-73

Rian Pearson scored 20 points to lead a balanced attack as Toledo toppled Ball State 80-73 on Saturday. Toledo (20-3, 8-2 Mid-American) won its eighth in its last nine games and retains the top seed in the MAC West Division. Julius Brown scored 18, Justin Drummond had 12 and Nathan Boothe added 11 points. Ball State (4-17, 1-9) has now lost five in a row. The Cardinals were led...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo holds on to beat Bowling Green 83-76

Justin Drummond scored 22 points and J.D. Weatherspoon added 13 rebounds as Toledo held on to defeat Bowling Green 83-76 on Wednesday night. The Rockets (19-3, 7-2 Mid-American Conference) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first 4:15 of the game and led the rest of the way. Weatherspoon finished with 12 points and Rian Pearson added 16. Drummond went 10 of 11 from the free-throw...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo pulls away, beats Miami (Ohio) 83-70

Justin Drummond scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Toledo pulled away from Miami (Ohio) for an 83-70 victory on Wednesday night. The Rockets (18-2, 6-1 Mid-American) opened the second half on a 17-5 run to extend its lead 54-38 and maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game. Drummond scored eight straight points during the run. Nathan Boothe added 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo hangs on for 81-78 win over Kent State

Justin Drummond scored 15 points, six in the final 4 minutes, as Toledo beat Kent State 81-78 on Sunday. Kent State's Derek Jackson made two 3-pointers in the final minute, but Julius Brown answered the first make with a layup and made the second of two free throws for an 81-78 advantage with 4 seconds left. Kent State's Kris Brewer missed a long-range 3-pointer at the buzzer. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo ends losing streak to Akron 75-61

Julius Brown scored 25 points and J.D. Weatherspoon added a career-high 20 and grabbed 14 rebounds as Toledo beat Akron 75-61 on Saturday. It was Brown's second 20-plus game after hitting a last-second shot on Wednesday to lift Toledo to a two-point win over Buffalo. He made 4 of 9 3-pointers against Akron and all five of his free throws. Brown entered the game ranked fourth in...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Toledo’s Buzzer-Beater Last Night Eerily Similar To Bryce Drew’s NCAA Game-Winner

The circumstances may have been a bit different, but the buzzer-beater that Toledo’s Julius Brown pulled off last night brought back memories of one of the most incredible finishes in NCAA tournament history. With two seconds to play in a tie-game against Buffalo, senior Matt Smith inbounded the ball the nearly the length of the court via baseball pass to sophomore Nathan Boothe...
Via College Spun
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Buffalo at the buzzer 67-65

Julius Brown scored 20 points, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lift Toledo to a 67-65 comeback win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. Trailing 39-32 at the break, Toledo (14-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) closed the gap late in the second half, taking the lead on a pair of free throws from Brown before Shannon Evans hit a layup for Buffalo that tied the game back up...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo beats Buffalo at the buzzer 67-65

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Julius Brown scored 20 points, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lift Toledo to a 67-65 comeback win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. Trailing 39-32 at the break, Toledo (14-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) closed the gap late in the second half, taking the lead on a pair of free throws from Brown before Shannon Evans hit a layup for Buffalo that tied...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo gets 1st MAC win 86-71 over Cent. Michigan

Julius Brown had 15 points and 12 assists while J.D. Weatherspoon added 14 points and 11 rebounds in Toledo's 86-71 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday night. Both teams were looking for their first win in the Mid-American Conference and Toledo's 57.1 percent (28 of 49) overall shooting proved too much for CMU. Toledo (13-2, 1-1) led 35-27 at halftime and opened the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo gets 1st MAC win 86-71 over Cent. Michigan

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Julius Brown had 15 points and 12 assists while J.D. Weatherspoon added 14 points and 11 rebounds in Toledo's 86-71 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday night. Both teams were looking for their first win in the Mid-American Conference and Toledo's 57.1 percent (28 of 49) overall shooting proved too much for CMU. Toledo (13-2, 1-1) led 35-27 at halftime and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo loses first game, 93-83 to No. 16 Kansas

Toledo guard Rian Pearson estimated he had about 20 friends and family members at Allen Fieldhouse for his team's matchup against No. 16 Kansas on Monday night. He had played in the storied venue once before in AAU basketball, but the native of the Kansas City suburb of Rayton, Mo., was playing his first college game in the storied venue. Toledo nearly gave Pearson a happy homecoming...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Weatherspoon making most of second chance at Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio -- J.D. Weatherspoon went to Ohio State with high expectations for himself. He was a Columbus kid, a star at nearby Northland High School, and he came as part of a trumped-up recruiting class headlined by Jared Sullinger that also included his longtime AAU teammates Aaron Craft and Jordan Sibert. In their first season, the Buckeyes spent much of the year at No. 1 and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Undefeated Toledo edges Cleveland St 71-67

J.D. Weatherspoon carried much of the load and scored 18 points as Toledo narrowly edged Cleveland St 71-67 on Saturday in a non-conference matchup. Weatherspoon also grabbed eight rebounds and Nathan Boothe added 14 points as Toledo (11-0) matched their best start since 1966. Cleveland State (6-6) stayed within striking distance of the undefeated Rockets trailing 45-39 at the...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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