TOLEDO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Toledo cancels spring game due to snowstorm

This year’s weather has been pretty crazy so far and it looks like it has taken a big toll on one MAC team. The Toledo Rockets announced Saturday morning that the program would be canceling its spring game due to a snowstorm. The Rockets were hoping to use this as an opportunity to get acclimated to their new head coach, Matt Candle. Toledo did announce that a youth football...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo crushes Miami (Ohio) 93-49

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Zach Garber, Jonathan Williams and Nate Navigato all scored 15 points apiece and Toledo crushed Miami (Ohio) 93-49 on Saturday. Toledo led 35-18 at intermission, and it only got worse in the second half as the Rockets (16-9, 7-7 Mid America) put up 58 after the break. Jaelan Sanford scored 13 points, Nathan Boothe had 12 points with seven rebounds and Stuckey...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo rallies to beat Buffalo behind Williams

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jonathan Williams scored 15 points, including the game-winning basket, and Toledo rallied to beat Buffalo 71-69 Tuesday night. Zach Garber added 13 points, Nate Navigato and Nathan Boothe added 11 apiece and Boothe had 11 boards for the Rockets (15-9, 6-5 Mid-American Conference). Trailing by nine a halftime, Toledo got consecutive 3-pointers by Jaelan Sanford...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo takes down No. 24 Temple in rain-soaked Boca Raton Bowl

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Phillip Ely hit Cody Thompson with an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and Toledo won Jason Candle's first game as head coach, beating No. 24 Temple 32-17 in a soggy Boca Raton Bowl.Candle was promoted from offensive coordinator three weeks ago when Matt Campbell took over at Iowa State.The Rockets (10-2) positioned themselves...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toledo LB Ja'Wuan Woodley Lays Safety Causing Pop On Temple Running Back At Five-Yard Line

Bowl season is both an awesome and sad thing all at the same time. It's awesome because we know have football games on during Monday and Tuesday afternoons, but it is sad because the college football season is almost over. On the awesome note, it also gives football fans a chance to watch teams and players that they would not normally see.The big schools are not the only ones with...
Via FatManWriting
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo QB Phillip Ely denied sixth year of eligibility

Toledo Rockets quarterback Phillip Ely has been denied a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Toledo QB Phillip Ely’s NCAA appeal for 6th year denied source close to Ely told @ESPN. Ely’s finale tonight vs. Temple in @MarmotBocaBowl — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 22, 2015 A former Alabama quarterback and three-star recruit...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Phillip Ely’s request for sixth year of eligibility denied

Phillip Ely’s swan song will be in the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, unfortunately. Ely, the star quarterback for the Toledo Rockets, was denied a sixth year of eligibility, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. Ely began his college career at Alabama where he redshirted in 2011 and then threw four passes in 2012. He sat out the 2013 season after transferring to Toledo, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo and Temple cross paths

Given the strength of the American Athletic Conference in 2015, to the diminishment of the other four conferences in the Group of Five, it’s easy to think that the Temple Owls and the Toledo Rockets exist in different places as the Boca Raton Bowl approaches. The AAC dominated the Group of Five race this season. It had the most contenders (Memphis, Navy, Temple, and eventual champion...
Via The Student Section
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo names OC Jason Candle new head coach

The Toledo Rockets were one of the few teams that had a great season and will have a new head coach come next year. That isn’t any fault of their own as Matt Campbell left to take the job at Iowa State. It looks the Rockets aren’t going to far for their new head coach as they just announced offensive coordinator Jason Candle as their new head guy, according to SI.com. Candle...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo HC Matt Campbell headed to Iowa State?

Toledo Rockets head coach Matt Campbell could soon be leaving his current position to take on the same one with the Iowa State Cyclones, per a report from SI.com. The report states that Campbell is indeed the front-runner for the job and Iowa State has canceled all interviews with other candidates. Campbell, 35, has gone 35-15 (24-8 MAC) in four-plus seasons with Toledo and was 9...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo’s Matt Campbell to interview for Missouri job

When your a successful head coach at the mid-major level, it’s only a matter of time before a bigger program comes knocking at your door. So is the case with Toledo Rockets coach Matt Campbell. According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, Campbell is expected to interview for the open job with the Tigers “soon”. “Per sources, Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is expected to...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ref stops game because CMU cheerleaders were too loud

Only in college football. A referee stopped action during Tuesday night's Central Michigan-Toledo game because cheerleaders and band members were too loud when the Rockets were trying to snap the ball on a 4th down play. Seriously. The referee claimed the CMU cheerers were trying to hinder Toledo’s snap count and ordered that the teams replay the down. The ridiculous call...
Via NESN.com
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

T-shirt commemorates Toledo's upset win over Arkansas

After spending all of last week talking about everybody’s schedule but his own, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema found himself defending the Razorbacks’ shocking 16-12 loss against Toledo on Saturday. While Bielema was explaining, the Toledo Rockets were busy celebrating. And on Wednesday, ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell posted a picture of this awesome T-shirt created...
Via College Spun
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema crushed on Twitter after losing to Toledo

Being Bret Bielema probably isn’t very much fun right now. The Arkansas head coach, who earlier this week trashed Ohio State for its schedule, saw his Razorbacks lose to Toledo, a MAC team, 16-12 on Saturday. No surprise he was getting crushed on Twitter afterwards. Here’s a sampling: And that’s why you should worry about your own damn sched and stop crying about someone...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  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
August 31, 2015  |  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

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

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 and when...
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 Associated Press
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
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