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AU Women’s Basketball recharges with social media cleanse

From left: Sophie Fortner, Annie Roshak, Erin Daniels, Sara Price, Kayla Sanders, and Sam Chable

Lydia Bice, AU-TV 20 NEWS TALENT AND PRODUCER

October 19, 2020

Each year, the Ashland University Women’s Basketball team participates in a social media cleanse where players and coaches challenge themselves to focus on the present moment and communication. The reason that Head Coach, Kari Pickens, decided to implement this within her program is to promote me...

Familiar face becomes Ashland football’s offensive coordinator

Coach Reggie Gamble.

Nate Powalie

October 19, 2020

Reggie Gamble first came to Ashland as an offensive lineman in 2004. 16 years later, he now works with the offensive linemen who are trying to emulate him. Gamble was one of the anchors of an offensive line that helped lead Ashland University to their third and fourth playoff appearances in 2007 and 2...

Bolin qualifies as finalist for NFF trophy

Former AU football player Logan Bolin.

Madison Graver

October 19, 2020

The day October 5, 2019 may go down in Ashland University football history. With three seconds left in the game and the Eagles down by three points to Grand Valley State, they were going to need a miracle to pull out the win – and that’s exactly what they did. A 52-yard hail mary by AU quarterback Austin...

Important changes made for intramural sports to be back at the rec center

Intramural schedule

Mason Jones

October 5, 2020

Although initially not considered for the fall semester, intramural sports at the Ashland University Recreation Center will begin play on Oct. 4 with coronavirus friendly activity offerings. With pandemic guidelines in full-swing, the NCAA has prohibited the majority of colleges from athletic play du...

Softball team welcomes new assistant coach

Anna Kirk

Jordann Lopata, SPORTS EDITOR

October 5, 2020

New softball assistant coach, Anna Kirk, comes from a long line of experience. First, finishing a college career at Ohio State University in 2017, she always knew she had a passion for the sport and for coaching. “I’m a female in a sport, but I am also a loving female, and somebody that you can c...

Former Columbus Crew assistant coach begins career at AU

Nick Roberts

Dean Paolucci, Reporter

October 5, 2020

Nick Roberts will take the reigns as the new head coach of the Ashland University men’s soccer team.  The university announced the move earlier in May 2020, when former head coach Oliver Slawson decided to take on the associate head coaching job at Coastal Carolina University. Roberts previousl...

Sophie Hemleben talks hopes for senior season

Sophie Hemleben

Jordann Lopata, SPORTS EDITOR

October 5, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all sports at Ashland University have been postponed until the spring season. The GLIAC in May decided this was the best way in order to remain competitive.  Senior golfer Sophia Hemleben reflected on what she hopes for her senior season, and the changes that have bee...

Volleyball team eager to build on record

The volleyball team celebrates on the court

Nate Powalie

September 21, 2020

While college sports are currently on pause due to the pandemic, Ashland University is keeping its teams motivated for when Jan. 1 rolls around. One team holding practices to help build the motivation and prep for the upcoming season is the Eagles’ Volleyball team. Following a quick exit in the...

AU women’s soccer stays motivated despite pandemic

The women's soccer team is still preparing to play, despite the restrictions the pandemic has caused.

Jordann Lopata, SPORTS EDITOR

September 21, 2020

With the news of the coronavirus pandemic cancelling a fall sports season, the AU women’s soccer team is still practicing and putting in the work to hopefully have a successful spring season.  Last year the Eagles finished their season 14-5-1, which tied the 2015 squad for the programs most wins si...

Brenner talks motivation and waiting for next opportunity to play

The eagles take the field for a home game

Dean Paolucci, Reporter

September 21, 2020

Though the football team at Ashland University will not be playing any competition this year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, practice and workouts have still been underway for the Eagles. The Eagles are coming off of a 7-4 season last year with a 6-2 record against confere...

AU men’s soccer team welcomes new head coach Nick Roberts

Joseph Renner playing for men's soccer

Dean Paolucci, Reporter

September 21, 2020

The men’s soccer team at Ashland University will not be playing a fall season this year according to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The GLIAC announced on Aug. 11 that the conference would suspend all competition until Jan. 1, 2021, a moment that first year head coach Nick Roberts a...

Eagle men’s golf team ready to prove themselves in spring season

Eagle men's golf team ready to prove themselves in spring season

Nate Powalie

September 21, 2020

While some high schools and PGA golfers have returned to the links, the AU men’s team is still waiting to get themselves on the course. Due to the pandemic, all GLIAC sports were suspended until Jan. 2021, but that has not held Ashland back from practicing. In a “normal” season, how a golfer d...