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Akron Zips, Toledo Rockets picked as MAC basketball favorites

The Akron Zips are picked to win the Mid-American Conference East Division basketball title this season, but the Toledo Rockets are picked to win the MAC West and the MAC Tournament.
Via The Plain Dealer
2 days ago

Kareem Hunt returns and keeps Toledo rolling - MAC Football 2014

Sophomore tailback Kareem Hunt returned from injury and hit the ground running as the Toledo Rockets stayed undefeated in Mid-American Conference play.
Via The Plain Dealer
4 days ago

Swanson's late score edges Toledo past UMass 42-35

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Terry Swanson's 19-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds to play made the difference in Toledo's 42-35 victory over the University of Massachusetts on Saturday. Swanson's game-winner was his second touchdown of the day and came with the score tied 35-35. He had 97 yards for the Rockets (5-3, 4-0 Mid-American). Kareem Hunt ran for 198 yards and a score...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  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

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

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

Toledo outlasts E. Washington 33-21

David Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted Eastern Washington 33-21 on Saturday night. Toledo's powerful ground game eased the burden on freshman quarterback Logan Woodside, who took over when starter Terrance Owens injured his knee early in the second quarter. Cassius McDowell added 89 yards on 10 carries as the Rockets (1-2) bulled their way...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Toledo coach pranks team, surprises with ice cream truck at practice

Toledo Rockets coach Matt Campbell orchestrated a fight at practice and then pulled off a legendary ice cream truck ride onto the field.
Via Gamedayr
August 27, 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

No. 53 Toledo Rockets season preview: Toledo poised to challenge Northern Illinois

No. 53 Toledo Rockets (9-4) Coach Matt Campbell (second season, 10-4 at Toledo and overall)Returning Starters: 16, 9 offense, 4 defense, 3 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 70 Matt Campbell, who is just 33 years old, enjoyed success in his first season as a head coach. The former assistant at Toledo and Bowling Green was the youngest head coach in the country last year. He’s already...
Via College Football Universe
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo DE Ben Pike Gives Up Football To Care For Leukemia-Stricken Fianceé Ashlee Barrett

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. 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 Thacover2
February 14, 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. 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

No. 23 Toledo, Ball State 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 there a while. The nation's No. 23 team will be tested right away on Tuesday night when it hosts Ball State in a game that is full of risk and reward for both teams. The Rockets (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American Conference) are out to extend an eight-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 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

Toledo’s quarterback (who doesn’t play baseball) was drafted by the Padres

Terrance Owens, the quarterback of the Toledo Rockets, got a surprise the other day. It turns out he was drafted in the last round of the MLB draft. The weird thing is that he doesn’t play baseball. He was the 1,215 overall pick in the 40th round of the MLB draft. Owens isn’t planning on pursuing a Major League Baseball career and is returning to Toledo to continue being a quarterback...
Via Throw The Flag
June 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 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

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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