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Esports inaugural season looks promising at halfway point

Esports inaugural season looks promising at halfway point

Zach Read

January 31, 2019


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The newly formed Ashland University Esports team kicked off their inaugural season in the fall of 2018 and have stayed busy ever since. E-gamers flooded into AU looking for a chance to earn a chance to play video games competitively and have the opportunity to represent a university. The athletes...

Noble a hug part of Eagles success

Noble a hug part of Eagles success

Nate Powalie and Zach Read

January 31, 2019


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It is Feb. 10, 2018, and Kates Gymnasium is packed as the Ashland University men’s basketball team hosts the No. 3 team in the country, Ferris State. With 1.5 seconds left in regulation, the Eagles nail a corner three right next to the bench to put them up 76-73. There is pandemonium in the gym....

“Team One” is underway at AU

“Team One” is underway at AU

Cass Toliver

January 31, 2019


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On Sep. 11, 2017 Ashland University’s athletic department declared that women’s lacrosse will be added as a varsity intercollegiate sport for the 2018-2019 school year. With that in place, an inaugural season is now underway for the AU women’s lacrosse team, also known as Team One. “I’m...

#DanTheMan: Remembering Danny Krispinsky

#DanTheMan: Remembering Danny Krispinsky

January 28, 2019


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Danny Krispinsky, women’s head soccer coach, passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 1 at the age of 35. Krispinsky was an Ashland native that inspired those around him to live their lives to the fullest and with a positive mindset. He used his strong faith and turned...

Men’s basketball: Making history one game at a time

Men’s basketball: Making history one game at a time

Bree Gannon

January 18, 2019


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Terry Bradshaw once said, “When you have something to prove, there is nothing greater than a challenge.” The greatest challenge the Ashland University men’s basketball team has faced is being better than they were in previous seasons. 13-0. The second best start to a season in program history...

New year, same goals for AU women’s basketball

New year, same goals for AU women’s basketball

Zach Read

January 18, 2019


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As the new year dawns in 2019, the second half of the season is underway for the sixth-ranked Ashland University women’s basketball team as they start another run towards postseason success. The Eagles (15-1, 7-1 GLIAC) are not new to the concept of success, but adversity in the regular season is...

No days off for athletes over winter break

No days off for athletes over winter break

David Amsden

January 18, 2019


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The Ashland University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Orlando, Fla. over winter break for their annual training trip. It’s a time for the team to train, laugh, travel and make memories as a team. On the morning of Dec. 31 at 2:30 a.m., the team departed from Ashland,...

AU Men’s Basketball Midseason Recap

AU Men’s Basketball Midseason Recap

Justin Davis

January 16, 2019


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The Ashland University Men's Basketball Team is ranked No. 8 in the nation and are sitting atop of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Eagles are 14-1 and lead the GLIAC in the defensive categories of points per game and field goal percentage. Junior center Drew Noble was named...

AU defeats Ferris State for 800th program victory

AU defeats Ferris State for 800th program victory

Dean Paolucci

December 2, 2018


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The No. 1 Ashland University women’s basketball team picked up their seventh straight win on the season and their second conference win of the year, after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs 94-60 in Kate’s Gymnasium in Saturday (Dec. 1). The victory marked the Eagle’s 800th program win, becoming...

No. 14 Eagles fall to No. 8 Mountain Cats

No. 14 Eagles fall to No. 8 Mountain Cats

David Amsden

December 1, 2018


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The Ashland University wrestling team fell to No. 8 Pitt-Johnstown on the road, 20-12 this past Saturday (Dec. 1). Before this dual meet, AU head coach Josh Hutchens and the rest of his No. 14 Eagles started the season with a 5-0 record in duals. The Eagles as a team had a record of 4-6 on the day...

Young stars on the rise for Eagles

Young stars on the rise for Eagles

Bella Pacinelli

November 16, 2018


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Hemleben focuses on including everyone and making her teammates feel that they are appreciated and cared for. “I just want everyone to be the best person they can be, no matter if they are shooting 100 or Sophomores Sophie Hemleben and Hannah Lemons have eminently expanded what the Ashland University...

AU Throwers: Pinnacle of NCAA Division II

AU Throwers: Pinnacle of NCAA Division II

David Amsden

November 16, 2018


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Being the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II is an impressive feat to accomplish. To be ranked in the Top 10 for over the past decade is even more impressive. For the Ashland University track and field team winning is something they excel at. The Eagles have something that you would not expect from...