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“You can’t buy tradition”

By Chris Bils

October 4, 2012

This season, the crowds for football games at Jack Miller Stadium have been unlike anything Ashland University has ever seen. Average attendance has skyrocketed to over 4,500 per game, and head coach Lee Owens has expressed how much of a factor the home crowd has been in his team’s great start. Durin...

Eagles succeed in front of record crowd

By Tyler Remmel

September 13, 2012

In college football, every game is a big game. Saturday’s matchup between the Ashland University Eagles and Wayne State Warriors carried additional implications. The No. 5 Warriors came to Ashland last year with a similar ranking last year—No. 6—and lost to the Eagles, 20-17. This year, the Eagl...

Eagles face familiar foe in opener

By Kevin Stoicovy

August 30, 2012

It’s that time of year again. It’s that time of year when schools all across the country are represented by groups of large, highly competitive men that hit the snot out of each other. It’s that time of year when Ashland’s quiet fall evenings are interrupted by a cannon blast that erupts from J...

This is home

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

Ashland senior quarterback Taylor Housewright has had a unique college experience. In three varsity seasons at Ashland High School, he completed 479 passes for 6,582 yards and 67 touchdowns. He was one of the most highly sought after quarterbacks in Ohio, but chose to stay home to play for AU head co...

How she got here

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

Philippians 4:9- Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. If basketball was the only reason that Kari Daugherty came to Ashland, her March 10 performance against Quincy in the Midwest Regional semifinal at Kat...

The closer

Ajay Meyer pitches in a game earlier this year for the Lansing Lugnuts. As of Aug. 15, Meyer has recorded 31 saves, a franchise record.

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

My first glimpse of Ajay Meyer comes at the start of the eighth inning in the first of three games between the Lansing Lugnuts and the Quad Cities River Bandits. As the sun sets over the hill beyond left field at Cooley Law School Stadium, Meyer’s Lugnuts lead 8-2. I am sitting in the front row behi...

Incoming players look to make early impact

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

After a stretch last year in which it went 0-7-1, the men’s soccer team had some evaluating to do. The team had just not come together the way head coach Jon Freeman had envisioned. Using an “us versus the world” mentality, the Eagles were able to win three out of their last four games. Though they kn...

Can’t-miss events of the fall sports season

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

-7 p.m. Aug. 30: Football vs. Indianapolis After they were caught looking ahead in 2011, head coach Lee Owens insists that the Eagles are taking the 2012 season one game at a time. So it only makes sense that when I asked Owens which was the biggest game of the season, he pointed to the first game on...

Shaping up for a new season

By Chris Bils

August 22, 2012

As Ashland women’s soccer coach Glenn Francis points out, the average midfielder runs three to five miles each game. As he also points out, his team only has four full days of practice before its first preseason game. To make sure his team is fit, Francis puts his team through a series of fitness tes...

Housewright looks to lead Eagles to new heights in 2012

By Chris Bils

April 19, 2012

Though the first game is still over four months away, the football team is already in high gear. The Eagles are currently in the middle of a spring practice schedule that culminates with the Spring Game Friday, April 20. “Spring’s a really critical time,” head coach Lee Owens said. This spring...

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

By Chris Bils

March 23, 2012

The 2011-12 Ashland women’s basketball season has been one to remember. The team has won 33 straight games and will play for the national championship 8 p.m. tonight in San Antonio. Over the last three weeks, the Eagles hosted and won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Mi...

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By Justine Ackerman

March 23, 2012

SAN ANTONIO — As the two teams stood on the court, huddled together before the beginning of the Final Four game in San Antonio, the letters “A-U” already rang out from the crowd. Almost everyone in the stands was wearing purple and terrible towels with the Ashland University logo on them flapped w...