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How about a little love for men’s basketball?

By Kevin Stoicovy

November 8, 2012

Ever since I left Erie, Pa. and moved to Ashland, I have realized something different in the way Ohio natives view basketball. It doesn’t matter if it is Division IV high school basketball or the Cleveland Cavaliers, I hear conversations about basketball around this campus much more than I ever did...

Eagles clinch GLIAC title outright with win at Tiffin

By Chris Bils

November 8, 2012

Individual records often have no affect on the results of football games, but when Ashland senior quarterback Taylor Housewright threw his first interception in 377 pass attempts—two short of the all-division NCAA record—against Tiffin, head coach Lee Owens admits it took the wind out of his tea...

Eagles go to ground, pound Findlay 42-21

Ashland sophomore running back Anthony Taylor takes on a Findlay defender during the Eagles’ 42-21 defeat of the rival Oilers. Taylor led AU in rushing with 167 yards on 24 attempts as the Eagles rolled to their ninth straight win. Ashland is now ranked No. 1 in the Super Region 4 Rankings.

By Brian Young

November 1, 2012

With shadows of a historic record hanging in the balance for Ashland senior Quarterback Taylor Housewright, it was the running game that stole the show for the Eagles. Riding 277 total rushing yards, AU (9-0, 8-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) was able to overcome an opening touchdown...

Men’s soccer falls in GLIAC tourney

Senior midfielder/defender Mitch Deyhle dribbled down the sideline during Ashland’s 1-0 loss to Saginaw Valley State on Oct. 14. Deyhle played his last game for the Eagles on Tuesday.

By Chris Bils

November 1, 2012

Following three losses in a row to Walsh, Ohio Dominican and Saginaw Valley State, the men’s soccer headed into its last four games of the regular season needing to do some damage in order to make the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. At Findlay (4-8-1, 2-8-1) The Eagles head...

Tuffy the eagle: The story behind the bird

By Melanie Sudar

November 1, 2012

Tuffy the eagle is a well-known part of Ashland University. The purple eagle is seen at almost every football and basketball game, and is recognized by fans. However, Tuffy hasn’t always been around. Paul Metzler was a student at Ashland College in 1932. Since it’s origin, Ashland College’s mascot was a...

Women’s basketball voted No. 1

Senior forward Kari Daugherty lines up a free throw during last year’s national semifinal against Bentley, which the Eagles won 77-62 to advance to the national champoionship. Ashland was voted No. 1 in this season’s preseason poll, one spot ahead of Bentley.

By Chris Bils

November 1, 2012

On Tuesday, the women’s basketball team received the honor of being ranked No. 1 in the preseason USA Today Sports/ESPN Division II Coaches’ Poll. The USA Today Sports board of coaches, made up of 33 coaches from around Division II that are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association,...

Women’s soccer makes run, falls short of tourney

Senior midfielder Maria Lackey attempts a shot against ODU. Lackey finished her career Saturday against the Panthers.

By Chris Bils

November 1, 2012

After a rough start to the season in which the women’s soccer team lost nine of its first eleven games, the Eagles turned things around to finish the year 7-10-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. A late push for a spot in the GLIAC tournament fell just short, with...

Volleyball splits four matches, falls to sixth in GLIAC

By Zack Lemon

November 1, 2012

The volleyball team played four matches in the past two weeks, splitting them with two wins and two losses. Ashland lost two matches at home against Northwood and Hillsdale, but went on the road to win its matches against Walsh and Malone. These results leave AU in sixth place in the conference (8-5,...

Housewright for Heisman?

By Brent Pozza

November 1, 2012

In a year that has no clear Heisman Trophy frontrunner, should Ashland quarterback Taylor Housewright be considered for the Heisman? Realistically, there is a less than zero percent chance that Housewright will even be considered for the prestigious award—if that’s even possible—but that doesn’t mean...

AU splits in U.P.

By Chris Bils

October 18, 2012

At Michigan Tech (10-2, 8-0) The women’s soccer team was on the wrong side of a defensive match in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Friday, falling 2-0 to Michigan Tech. Both teams combined for just 13 shots, with the Huskies holding a slim 7-6 advantage. Tech’s Katie Boardman was the first to find the bac...

Women finish fall swing

By Chris Bils

October 18, 2012

After a disappointing start to its season at the NCAA Championship Preview (11th out of 13 teams) in Daytona Beach, Fla., the women’s golf team came on strong to finish the fall season. Highlighted by a victory at the 2012 Gilda’s Club Laker Invite hosted by Grand Valley State, the Eagles put toget...

Walsh? No problem

By Brent Pozza

October 18, 2012

Ashland brought its hardhat and lunch pail to Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field on Saturday afternoon, defeating Walsh in a convincing 30-0 homecoming victory. The win makes the Eagles a perfect 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the GLIAC, marking the first time AU has started off the season 7-0 since 1991. ...