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Student-athletes’ worst nightmare

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

The text did not reveal much, only that something important had happened.Of the 25 players on the roster who received Ashland University men’s soccer coach Jon Freeman’s message May 28 asking to call him right away because he had some bad news, only one guessed what it was.“What if they just e...

Soccer dad calls AU ‘callous and disingenuous’

By Don Dyson

August 15, 2013

I would like to share a parent’s perspective who was there during the entire process and has a reasonable idea of the impact this decision had on my son and our family. Taylor (Dyson) made his decision to attend Ashland back in March and signed his letter of intent to play for coach Freeman. His dec...

A closer look at the cutting of AU men’s soccer

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

Ashland University expects to save $382,558 by next year by cutting the men’s soccer program, according to university President Frederick Finks.Many changes were made this summer due to difficulties regarding Ashland University’s budget. One of the largest and most talked about changes was the decision...

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...

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...