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Passion, Pride, Honor, Family: Why athletes don’t quit their sports

Kyle Tomko runs the ball in a game from last season. 

Martina Baca

September 19, 2014

“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment/You own it, you better never let it go.” This is the sound of Eminem playing in Kyle Tomko’s iPhone while he bench presses 275 pounds. He is focused. He is ready to go on the football field and leave nothing behind. Joe Brandt enters a big room ...

Getting involved: making freshman year count

By Radley Stahl

August 15, 2013

Being a freshman, at a new college, in a new city, filled with new people and experiences, can be a bit overwhelming. Making friends in this new environment can be overwhelming, especially for ones that come from a small town environment that lacks diversity and where everybody knows each other, but i...

“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...

Eagle volleyball split at Findlay and Wayne State

By Zachary Lemon

September 20, 2012

The volleyball team began conference play this past weekend, playing two road matches. Friday, the Eagles went to Findlay, winning three sets to one. Saturday afternoon the team played Wayne State, losing three consecutive sets. Ashland is now 8-2 overall, with a 1-1 record in the Great Lakes Interco...

Eagle Roundup September 20 2012

September 20, 2012

Men’s golf The men’s golf team got off to an outstanding start with a first-place finish at Ohio Dominican’s Kisor Classic Sept. 10. The Eagles shot 599 to best the hosts by two strokes. Capital (638), Cincinnati State (654) and Urbana (686) rounded out the top five. AU senior Brendan Jenkins e...


By Chris Bils

September 13, 2012

Since members from the sport reporting class had been assigned to cover Saturday’s football game against No. 5 Wayne State and spots to call the game for 88.9 WRDL on the radio had been filled, I had a chance to experience something I am rarely able to. I watched Saturday’s football game as a me...

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...

Baum, Mion lead pack for Eagles in season opener

By Elizabeth Buchiet

September 13, 2012

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams looked strong as they ran across the first finish line of the season Saturday at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational. The men won the meet of 11 teams with 30 points, led by sophomore Brian Baum, who finished second with a time of 25:36.58. Shortly follo...

Leadership, strategy are keys to cross-country success

By Elizabeth Bucheit

August 30, 2012

As fall sports begin to get into full swing, both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams are preparing for another great season. Under the coaching of Trent Mack, last season was the first time in roughly 15 years that both the men and women competed at the Division II Championship meet together,...

Athletes: the overlooked majority on campus

By Chris Bils

August 30, 2012

Last spring, my friend who is a student at the University of Michigan visited Ashland for a night. We went to an off-campus party. The first thing my friend noticed was how many people in the house looked like athletes. His first thought was that we had somehow stumbled into an all-athletes party, so...

NCAA foots the bill for championship travel

By Brian Young

April 26, 2012

Recently the Ashland University women’s basketball team won the GLIAC tournament and was invited to the Elite Eight tournament in San Antonio, Texas. This was no short trip for them, with San Antonio about 1,400 miles to the southwest of Ashland. With only 3 games between them and a national champion...

Baseball hits a wall

By Kevin Stoicovy

April 26, 2012

The baseball team has had a successful season thus far. After winning four straight games against Saginaw Valley State April 14 and 15, the Eagles had an impressive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record of 14-6. They took that record into last weekend with road games against Tiffin an...