TOLEDO RUMORS & GOSSIP

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....
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 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 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

Pearson scores 30, Toledo rolls past Detroit 91-75

Rian Pearson poured in 30 points, sank five 3-pointers and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Toledo past Detroit 91-75 Wednesday night. The Rockets (7-0) used an early 17-0 run ignited by a jumper and a three-point play from Nathan Boothe, and Pearson netted four 3-pointers in the first half to help Toledo coast to a 56-39 advantage at the break. They shot 52.7 percent for the game...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Under Armour Toledo Rockets 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Uniforms

For their game tonight against the Northern Illinois Huskies, the Toledo Rockets will sport breast cancer awareness uniforms from Under Armour. Toledo will auction game-worn jerseys online following the game with proceeds supporting the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center. {gallery}2013toledobreastcancer{/gallery} Follow us on Twitter @mobettershoes. You can follow Ian on Twitter...
Via Mo Better Shoes
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets unveil “Power in Pink” uniform for NIU game

It appears the Toledo Rockets were unaware that last month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For their game on Wednesday night against Northern Illinois, they unveiled their “Power in Pink” uniforms.  The jerseys are a pretty cool design, making sure to incorporate plenty of Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons to make up the pink parts of the uniform and even putting them on...
Via Diehardsport
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toledo WR makes amazing one-handed TD catch

The most amazing thing about Alonzo Russell’s catch, was that the Toledo wideout made a difficult (impossible?) play look entirely too easy. Playing against Central Michigan, Russell was on the other end of a Terrence Owens pass… and he needed only one hand to secure the score. Remember how one-handed catches in video games used to look fake [...]
Via Kegs 'n Eggs
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

No more waiting for former Toledo athletes

Life has come at former Toledo defensive end Ben Pike as fast as any lead blocker ever did. A few months after giving up his final year of college football, Pike has a college degree, two jobs, and on Saturday he'll have a wife. It's all what he'd hoped to have-- especially the wife part. Pike walked away from football after the 2012 season to spend more time with his...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo DE Ben Pike Gives Up Football To Care For Leukemia-Stricken Fiancee’

Toledo defensive end Ben Pike may not have been an All American, but his name was on the radar of NFL scouts.  That’s what makes this story even more amazing. Cleveland.com is reporting that the Rockets star defensive end is walking away from football to take care of his Leukemia stricken fiancée’ Ashlee Barrett. Pike and Barrett first learned that she was battling Leukemia...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets gear up for shootout

It's been more than a decade since the Toledo Rockets have been in the Associated Press Top 25. They'd like to stay a while. But less than 60 hours after climbing to No. 23, the Rockets will be tested on Tuesday night when they host Ball State in a game full of risk and reward for both teams. "For us and our staff and our kids, the thing that has gotten us to this point...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Sportsmanship prevailed following UC-UT game

The end of last Saturday's Cincinnati-Toledo game brought an outpouring of emotion -- and an outpouring of Toledo students from the student section to the field to celebrate the Rockets' 29-23 victory. By the time Toledo wide receiver and kick returner extraordinaire Bernard Reedy made it out of the pile of people and towards the Toledo locker room, he really couldn't...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 23, 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

Explosive Rockets could get bowl attention

Explosive Rockets should attract bowl attentionThe guys in the funny-colored sport coats that usually spend most of the game walking around in the press box, smiling and politicking, have to be giddy over the prospect of landing the Rockets for their bowl game.Toledo (8-4) made its case with a dominant 45-28 win over Ball State in its final game of the season. The Rockets shared...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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