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  • Fit for all ages

     Jolene Quirke’s CrossFit gym will be filled with a diverse group of people ready for a workout in two hours, but right now, the only people on the rubber floor are her two toddler sons, who are playing, crawling and snacking. On the right side of the room is...
  • One Last Shot

    Ohio University’s archery club is fighting for its existence. Katelyn Emter, current president of the archery club, says the program nearly ceased to exist after a number of problems left it in bad standing with the university. “We have a lot of work to do, a lot of battles to fight,”...
  • Fired Up For Game Day

    The game of football is often compared to war. When opposing teams come into Peden Stadium they not only have to face the Bobcats, but also face their artillery. With every big Bobcat play comes a boom from two functional cannons located in the northern end-zone. The larger cannon...
  • Set for Nationals

    In 2013, the Ohio University women’s club volleyball team won a Division IAA National Tournament title at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships in Dallas, Texas. Since that monumental win, the subsequent squads have come to expect that their members will carry on the team’s winning reputation. “I don’t...
  • Making Game Day Sustainable

    It’s game day. Fans prepare themselves with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and a few cases of their favorite beer. Meanwhile, their team is suiting up, blaring music and preparing to leave it all on the field. Fans might bring jackets to stay warm and athletes might wear ankle braces to...
  • Fitness organization starts chapter at Ohio University, aims to inspire women

    Almost every college student knows the struggle of living a healthy lifestyle.  The ‘Freshman 15’ seem impossible to avoid sometimes. Walking to Ping is the last thing one wants to do after a stressful day of classes. Some people find it easier to work out when they have a set plan...
  • Transition in Leadership

    Kiyanna Black began her collegiate basketball career as the third leading scorer on one of the worst squads the Ohio University women’s basketball team had ever seen. Before she notched her place in the record books as the second-highest scorer in program history and the leader in most 3-point...
  • A Mid-Major Dilemma

    Saul Phillips leans back with ease in his swivel chair and extends his right arm toward the shoulder of his daughter, Jordan, or Jojo, as he calls her. Phillips’ hand lands gently on the 12-year-old, but his hand and expression tenses as he discusses his future as the coach...
  • Testing the Water

    Incoming freshmen or students looking to participate in something new may be hesitant to join an organization after hearing it has just returned from a suspension. New students, especially those who weren’t on campus when the Ohio University men’s club water polo team was suspended in fall of 2013,...
  • A Close-Net Family

    During the college volleyball recruitment process, coaches look for players who excel in several areas such as athleticism, strength and technique. But to Ohio University’s volleyball coach Deane Webb, those attributes come second to his most important recruiting rule. “I will not recruit you unless you can be a...
  • Family Takes the Field

    It’s the 1980s, and the Ohio softball team takes the field against Eastern Michigan. Rona Huber stands at first base, ready for the next play. The batter squares up for a bunt and the ball pops into the air. Huber sprints toward the plate; the catcher goes up for...
  • Off the Court, In the Books

    *Editor’s note: The writer works as a sports information assistant for Ohio Athletics Travel, compete, study, sleep and repeat. That is the life of a student-athlete. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that college athletes are students, too. For many student-athletes, managing classroom responsibilities while their sports are in season...
  • Making Strides Overseas

    As he walked off the court in St. Louis, Missouri, during the Sweet 16 round of the 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament, Nick Kellogg realized his talent stood out on one of the sport’s biggest stages. “That was a pretty big moment for myself,” Kellogg says. “I’ve never said this...
  • International Game Changer

    Politely making his way through the Front Room coffee rush for his interview, Thushan Wickramasinghe perfectly blends into the crowd of caffeine-hungry students waiting in line for their drinks. The black and green Ohio University rugby hoodie he wears proudly is the only indication of his involvement with the...
  • ‘Cats fall to Flashes after Hot Start

    With the bases loaded and down 4-3 in the top of the seventh, the Wednesday’s game hinged on catcher Madison Claytor to keep the game alive in the Diamond at Dix. Kent State had just brought in reliever Ronnie Ladines after Janel Haynes threw six innings before a collapse...
  • Dorsey, Stiene impressive in two-game sweep

    First inning leads and consistently excellent pitching from their two-pitcher rotation is becoming the Bobcats’ theme this season. Ohio scored four runs in the first inning of their two-game sweep of Toledo over the weekend — a 4-2 come-from-behind victory in the first half of Friday’s doubleheader and a 8-0 thrashing in...
  • Dorsey goes back to back vs. Kent State

    Coming into the season, it was clear that having Savannah Jo Dorsey back for the year was going to be a huge boom for the team. And Monday, after striking out 23 batters and only allowing fours in the doubleheader against Kent, she proved her worth as she pitched...
  • Ohio swept by Ball State

    As the snow, wind and generally poor weather swirled around Muncie, Indiana over the weekend, it must have seemed colder for the Bobcats. Each time they put together a good inning, Ball State were either nursing a solid lead or beginning a comeback to keep the Bobcats feeling of earning their...

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