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Furious comeback takes Eagles through to the Final Four

By Chris Bils

March 27, 2013

It just felt like nothing could go right for Ashland in the first half of Tuesday’s Elite Eight game against Gannon. Shots were not falling, easy passes were slipping into opposing hands and back-to-back National Player of the Year Kari Daugherty had just five points on 1 of 7 shooting from the field....

Ashland ready to face familiar foe in Elite Eight

Sue Ramsey and Cleve Wright have coached against each other since Gannon was in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Golden Knights left in 2008.

By Chris Bils

March 26, 2013

Ashland head coach Sue Ramsey and Gannon head coach Cleve Wright have known each other for a while. The two used to battle twice a year when Gannon was in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. “Yeah, long time,” Ramsey said. “I can’t even add up the years.” Wright is in his 11th...

We’re number one!

By Chris Bils

March 21, 2013

Set aside the speed at which they can run or swim, the distances that they can throw and the heights they can vault and jump. Forget about all of that stuff for a second. College athletes are amazing. They have all of the classes and commitments as most regular students, and then they have more: morning...

JDM to cover games in San Antonio

March 21, 2013

The Department of Journalism and Digital Media is sending a crew of students and staff to San Antonio to cover the women’s basketball team’s run at a national championship. “We are excited to send our students down to San Antonio,” said JDM chair Gretchen Dworznik. “It’s an excellent oppo...

Ashland survives, reaches Elite Eight

Ashland survives, reaches Elite Eight

By Chris Bils

March 19, 2013

With 11:46 to play in Monday’s NCAA Midwest Regional Final at Kates Gymnasium, it looked like the dream might be about to die. Ashland found itself down 50-42 and struggling to stop the bleeding after Wayne State came out of halftime on a 24-6 run. Senior forward Kari Daugherty—who scored a comb...

Daugherty keys win over Michigan Tech

By Chris Bils

March 17, 2013

It’s a cliché in college basketball that it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season. Ashland knew it would not be easy to take down Michigan Tech for the third time in Saturday’s Midwest Regional semifinal, but Kari Daugherty was simply amazing in a 67-54 win over the Huskies. The senior f...

Ashland takes care of business in first round

By Chris Bils

March 15, 2013

On a day when upsets ruled the Division II women’s basketball landscape, Ashland held tough and moved on to the second round with a 70-56 victory over Indianapolis. The Eagles (32-1) rode behind the stellar play of senior forwards Kari Daugherty and Daiva Gerbec. Daugherty had a game-high 31 point...

Breaking down the competition: NCAA Midwest Regional

Breaking down the competition: NCAA Midwest Regional

By Chris Bils

March 13, 2013

It’s tournament time. For the second year in a row, the Ashland women’s basketball team has the top seed in the Midwest region and will host the regional tournament, which starts Friday at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the country, 16 spots ahead of the next closest team in the regio...

Eagles soar to second-straight GLIAC championship

By Chris Bils

March 10, 2013

Second-ranked Ashland won its second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament championship and avenged its only loss of the season with a 68-49 blowout win over No. 19 Findlay on Sunday at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles (31-1, 21-1) opened the game on a 17-...

Ashland pulls away from Michigan Tech, will play for GLIAC title

By Chris Bils

March 9, 2013

The road to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship often goes through Michigan Tech, and Ashland did just that Saturday with an 81-68 win over the Huskies. AU senior forward Kari Daugherty, fresh off of being named the GLIAC Player of the Year for the second season in a row, w...

Ashland rolls into postseason

Ashland senior forward Kari Daugherty played in her first game after her knee sprain from earlier in the season. Daugherty had 18 points in 21 minutes of the game.

By Chris Bils

March 7, 2013

Ohio Dominican (8-15, 5-15) A crowd of 1,762 packed Kates Gymnasium on Feb. 21 to celebrate Senior Night and the return of senior forward Kari Daugherty from injury, but Ohio Dominican nearly spoiled the party. Ashland withstood a second-half surge by the Panthers that brought them within five points, pu...

Eagles send four to Nationals

By Kate Lentz

March 7, 2013

The 2013 NCAA Division II Wrestling Super Region 2 tournament was held at Ashland University’s Kates Gymnasium Feb. 23 and 24. In the toughest super region in the country, the Eagles had their work cut out for them. After the dust settled, four Ashland wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division II W...