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Athletic Director Bill Goldring retiring

Bill Goldring announced his retirement, effective July 4. He has been at Ashland University for 16 years and is one of the most successful athletic directors in the country at the Division II level.

Chris Bils

April 24, 2014

Ashland University Athletic Director Bill Goldring will be retiring July 4, after 16 years with the university.When former AU President G. William Benz hired Goldring in 1998, he said the university’s athletic program needed some leadership that would bring it into the 21st century.Under Goldring’s watc...

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...

Kates construction completed

Crews worked all summer in Kates to have it ready for the first home volleyball game of the season. A new floor, bleachers, lighting, basketball hoops, scoreboards, and even new paint on the walls were a part of Kates transformation.

By Teresa Williams

August 15, 2013

Kates Gymnasium experienced extensive renovations over the summer. With a new floor as well as upgraded bleachers, lighting, and sound system, the gym will serve as a spotlight for the Ashland University athletic teams as they compete this fall and winter.Athletic Director Bill Goldring indicated that...

Kates Gymnasium getting a facelift

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

The roof leaks, the floor creaks, there’s a terrible draft. While there may not be a man-eating clam in Kates Gymnasium, it does not take Spongebob Squarepants on opposite day to point out that some renovations are needed. For a building that has barely been updated since it was first used in 1967, ...

Guest columnist: A response on the decision to not televise women’s basketball

By Alex Jones

February 24, 2012

I feel it necessary to begin this column with a slight disclaimer Let me begin by saying I have nothing but respect for Bill Goldring. He is a fine athletic director and a good man. However, respect for a person does not mean complete agreement with that person’s policy, and that respectful disagre...

Search continues for new head volleyball coach

Former Head Volleyball Coach Connie Surowicz meets with the team.

By Missy Loar

December 2, 2010

A committee from the athletics department met Tuesday to plan the search for a new volleyball coach after Connie Surowicz, former head coach, was fired in November. The department has advertised nationally for the position and is already hearing from a large number of applicants, according to Director of Ath...

New cannon sounds Eagle touchdowns

By Tyler Shea

October 28, 2010

BANG! The Ashland University Eagles football team scores and all residents of Ashland County are immediately aware. Bill Goldring, director of athletics at AU, decided that the football games were missing something. "I was trying to think, ‘is there any element that can make it more exciting?'" Go...