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TOLEDO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former ‘Bama QB named starter at Toledo…again

Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely has been named the starter for the Toledo Rockets in 2015, one year after he started the team’s first two games before tearing his ACL. The development was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. A former three-star recruit at Tampa’s Plant Senior High School, Ely was buried on the bench in Tuscaloosa, appearing in...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toledo suspends two players for first two games of 2015

The Toledo Rockets have suspended two players for the team’s first two games of the 2015 season for what is being called a violation of team policy. Per ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, those two players are running back Kareem Hunt and defensive end Allen Covington. Toledo starting DE Allen Covington & RB Kareem Hunt suspended 1st 2 games vs. Stony Brook & Arkansas for violating...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toledo suspends Kareem Hunt for 2 games

Toledo will be without one of the top running backs in the MAC, and perhaps the nation, when the Rockets head to Arkansas in Week 2. Kareem Hunt has been suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for a violation of team policy. Also suspended for the first two games is  defensive end Allen Covington. Hunt was the leading rusher in the MAC last season with 1,631 yards...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 48 Toledo

Toledo Rockets 2014 Record: 9-4 overall, 7-1 MAC (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Will the Rockets win the MAC Championship? From 1997-2004, Toledo was the best program in the Mid-American Conference. During this highly successful stretch, the Rockets captured two league championships (2001, 2004) and won their division five times. The past ten years have been a completely different...
Via The Student Section
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo Rockets 2015 Preview and Prediction

As consistent as Toledo has been as a program — five consecutive winning seasons — the Rockets are more than 10 years removed from their...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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

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 edges RMU 80-77 to remain undefeated

Rian Pearson scored 19 points and Justin Drummond and Julius Brown each had 16 as Toledo edged Robert Morris 80-77 Saturday to remain undefeated. Drummond hit four free throws for Toledo (8-0) in the game's final minute, including two with 25 seconds remaining to extend the Rockets' lead to 80-77. Anthony Myers-Pate then committed a turnover for Robert Morris (3-7), but...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  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 remains undefeated, beats FAU 94-74

Justin Drummond scored 23 points and Rian Pearson had 17 as Toledo remained undefeated with a 94-74 win over Florida Atlantic on Sunday in a 2K Sports Classic matchup. Down 15-14 in the first half, Toledo (6-0) went on a 24-8 run and never trailed the remainder of the game. Florida Atlantic (1-6) twice cut the deficit to 8 in the second half but Toledo pulled away. The Rockets...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo Offensive Lineman Helps Running Back Get First Down!

Wednesday night the Toledo Rockets had the unenviable task of trying to slow down the most under-appreciated Heisman candidate in the game--Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch. To just expect the defense to do so would be unrealistic; they needed the offense to pitch in as well.  Lynch can't score if he doesn't have the ball.That was easier said than done, but no one will ever be...
Via FatManWriting
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Toledo lineman suplexes his own running back for 1st down

Toledo Rockets offensive lineman Greg Mancz suplexed his own running back to help him gain a 1st down against Northern Illinois last night.  It wasn’t as epic as the fake punt for a touchdown complete with a hurdle on Tuesday night, but MACtion continues to be must-see TV. [SB Nation]
Via Diehardsport
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football: Northern Illinois and Toledo

Morning Kids Northern Illinois is putting their perfect season on the line against Toledo, being played in Toledo, Ohio Toledo is wearing - Blue Helmets with the Pink Cancer ribbon, and  blue with pink trim jerseys. Northern Illinois is wearing White jerseys, with dark Helmets. Orange trim ***FIRST QUARTER** Northern Illinois – 7 and Toledo – 3 13:34 – James Spencer...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Toledo Rockets: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Northern Illinois Huskies will take on the Toledo Rockies on Wednesday night in a match-up of two MAC schools. No. 16 Northern Illinois (10-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they travel to play against Toledo. (7-3) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Toledo will air on ESPN2 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from the Glass Bowl in Toledo, OH.  Northern Illinois...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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