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‘AU Eagle Basketball’ secures a national championship

By Chris Bils March 30, 2013

“AU Eagle Basketball” cannot be explained in a sentence. It cannot be accomplished with just one person. It is not just the five players on the floor at any given time. It is the vision of one woman—head...

A memorable press conference

By Chris Bils March 29, 2013

Yesterday’s national championship press conference was, well… different than I expected. I mean, nothing interesting ever happens at these things, right? It’s just a chance for a few players and...

Ashland and Dowling set to battle for a national title

Ashland and Dowling set to battle for a national title

By Chris Bils March 29, 2013

When Ashland head coach Sue Ramsey sat in the press room following her team’s 66-54 win over Western Washington in the Final Four, she talked about how playing the Vikings was like looking in a mirror....

Senior forward Ashley Dorner fires over Western Washington's Aleisha Hathaway in the second half of Ashland's 66-54 win in the Final Four. Dorner had six huge points to help hold off the Vikings.

Ashland one step away from a national title

By Chris Bils March 28, 2013

All year, the Ashland women’s basketball team has had one goal: to get back to the national championship and win it. Wednesday night, the first part of that goal was accomplished when the Eagles took...

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...

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.

Ashland ready to face familiar foe in Elite Eight

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....

Sports can be for anyone: show your support

By Melanie Sudar March 21, 2013

In case you haven’t heard by now, we are going to San Antonio. And by “we,” I mean the Women’s basketball team and a select few who get to cover the games. Last year, I was barely involved with...

Record crowd for women brings the energy

It’s Monday night. Campus is practically empty. But Kates Gymnasium is roaring with excitement and thrill. Both Ashland University students and members of the community packed the gym as they watched...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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