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One more season: Sue Ramsey will retire after her 20th year coaching Eagles women’s basketball

Kevin Stoicovy

September 25, 2014

Ashland University women’s head basketball coach Sue Ramsey said she will retire from coaching after the 2014-2015 season. On Monday, Ramsey addressed her decision to step down from coaching after spending the past two decades as the leader of the AU women’s basketball program.“I am both humbled a...

‘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 coach Sue Ramsey—and what she calls playing the game the right way, and it takes a whole team...

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. That won’t be the case tonight when the Eagles take on No. 10 Dowling (30-3) for the national ...

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 the coach of both teams to stare each other down while a slew of reporters ask the usual questions....

Ashland one step away from a national title

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.

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 down Western Washington in the Final Four, 66-54. Second-ranked Ashland (36-1) led from start to finis...

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 National Player of the Year Kari Daugherty had just five points on 1 of 7 shooting from the field....

Ashland ready to face familiar foe in Elite Eight

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.

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. “Yeah, long time,” Ramsey said. “I can’t even add up the years.” Wright is in his 11th...

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 Wayne State came out of halftime on a 24-6 run. Senior forward Kari Daugherty—who scored a comb...

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 semifinal, but Kari Daugherty was simply amazing in a 67-54 win over the Huskies. The senior f...

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 stellar play of senior forwards Kari Daugherty and Daiva Gerbec. Daugherty had a game-high 31 point...

Breaking down the competition: NCAA Midwest Regional

Breaking down the competition: NCAA Midwest Regional

By Chris Bils

March 13, 2013

It’s tournament time. For the second year in a row, the Ashland women’s basketball team has the top seed in the Midwest region and will host the regional tournament, which starts Friday at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the country, 16 spots ahead of the next closest team in the regio...

Eagles soar to second-straight GLIAC championship

By Chris Bils

March 10, 2013

Second-ranked Ashland won its second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament championship and avenged its only loss of the season with a 68-49 blowout win over No. 19 Findlay on Sunday at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles (31-1, 21-1) opened the game on a 17-...