2012 Pre-Season Preview: Toledo Rockets

2011 Record: (9-4, 7-1 in MAC) Head Coach: Matt Campbell (1-0 at Toledo, first year head coach) Last Bowl Game: 2011 Military Bowl: beat Air Force 42-41 2011 Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Must Win: 9/22 vs Coastal Carolina, 10/6 vs Central Michigan, 10/27 at Buffalo, 11/20 vs Akron Revenge: 11/14 at NIU Toughest Out of Conference: 9/1 at Arizona, 10/20...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo 75, Cent. Michigan 72

Dominique Buckley made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left as Toledo held off a furious rally by Central Michigan for a 75-72 win Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. The seventh-seeded Rockets (18-15) led by 11 with 4:16 left, but the Chippewas, forcing turnovers with their full-court press, pulled within one, 73-72, on Austin McBroom...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockets set for rubber match with Chippewas

The Rockets extended their revival season by at least one more game, knocking off Miami (Ohio) 60-53 in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament Monday. Toledo (17-15) moves on to the second round on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, home of the NBA's Cavaliers. The Rockets will face Central Michigan (11-20), a 54-53 upset winner over Bowling Green...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockets bounce back, ready for MAC Tourney

After the Rockets saw their window of opportunity slammed shut before they could possibly grab a piece of the Mid-American Conference West Division championship, a little bit of the life came out of the team. Toledo went into the final week of the season still in the mix for the title, but after Eastern Michigan slipped by Western Michigan in the final seconds on Feb. 29, that eliminated...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo 76, E. Michigan 51

Rian Pearson recorded a double-double and Dennis Curtis added 21 as Toledo beat Eastern Michigan 76-51 on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams. Pearson, who finished with 27 points and 11 boards, had his 10th 20-point outing and ranks third in the Mid-American Conference with eight double-doubles this season. Pearson is the only player to rank in the Mid-American...
Via Fox Sports
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo 83, W. Michigan 74

Dominique Buckley scored 16 points to lead five Toledo players in double figures and the Rockets beat Western Michigan 83-74 Saturday night in a Mid-American Conference game. Matt Smith and Rian Pearson added 15 points apiece, Julius Brown 14 and Curtis Dennis 10 for Toledo (15-14, 6-8). Flenard Whitfield led Western Michigan (12-17, 6-8) with 15 points, Matt Stainbrook scored...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Road To NFL Draft -- Eric Page

Former Toledo Rockets receiver Eric Page is preparing for the NFL Draft at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He catches up with FOXSportsNext's Beth Long about his training.
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo 72, Cent. Michigan 67

Julius Brown scored 29 points, tying his career high, to lead Toledo to its third consecutive victory, 72-67 over Central Michigan on Wednesday night. The freshman guard made 10 of 11 shots for the Rockets (14-14, 5-8), who stayed in the running to host a first-round game in the Mid-American Conference tournament. His two free throws with 29 seconds remaining gave Toledo a 70-66...
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February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockets improving despite inconsistency

If the Rockets take inventory of their strengths and weaknesses after roughly a quarter of the Mid-American Conference season is in the books, they will find that consistency is an element that they have yet to locate. Toledo heads into the series of cross-divisional games in the MAC with a 1-4 conference record after putting together back-to-back performances that illustrate the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo 71, N. Illinois 41

Curtis Dennis scored 18 points and Toledo routed Northern Illinois 71-41 in a Mid-American Conference game Wednesday night to snap a three-game overall skid and a four-game losing streak in the series. The Rockets' winning margin was their largest over a MAC team since an 88-58 win over Eastern Michigan on Jan. 26, 2006. The Huskies' 41 points also were the fewest Toledo...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Toldeo walk-on making his presence felt

If the Rockets are going to make the dramatic turnaround they are hoping for, they are going to need a little magic. If Toledo has any chance of recovering from back-to-back 4-28 seasons and becoming a MAC contender, some amazing things have to happen. Sophomore center Richard Wonnell might be one of the unexpected pieces in such an unlikely puzzle. The 6-foot-9 walk-on plays only...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo wide receiver Eric Page entering NFL draft

Toledo wide receiver Eric Page is leaving school a year early to go into the NFL draft. Page's decision, announced Thursday, is a bit of surprise. He says he's been told that he likely won't be selected until the third round at the earliest. Page is passing up a chance to break the NCAA's record for receptions in a career. He would have needed just 44 catches next...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo WR Eric Page to Enter NFL Draft

Toledo Rockets junior Eric Page has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. According to reports, Page has acknowledged he has been given a third to fifth round grade. That was apparently enough for the Toldeo native. Page will skip a chance to set the MAC record for receptions in a career (he is currently tied for first with 306 receptions) and possibly the NCAA...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Toledo's Page to leave early, enter NFL Draft

By Zach Davis Special to FOXSportsOhio.comAfter three record-breaking seasons at Toledo, junior wide receiver Eric Page has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.Its always been my dream to play in the NFL and I think right now is a great opportunity for me, Page said. This would have never been able to happen without my teammates, coaches and my family.Page...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockets quietly soar into 2012

The improvement to date has been substantial, with the Rockets going through the 2011 portion of the schedule at 7-6, and seemingly primed to enter the Mid-American Conference season on a mission to win back some respect.Toledo went 4-28 last year and was dead last in the league at 1-15, so the room for growth was obvious. The rest of the MAC will soon learn that this is a much,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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