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Here's a sampling of recent Ohio University mentions in the media:

Wednesday, March 30

Ohio University alumnus Matt Engleka, 33, settled into a sports marketing career that allows him to attend the Major League All-Star Game and the NBA All-Star Game every year.

Engleka founded LEJ Sports Groups, a sports marketing firm, whose clients include the NBA, in Atlanta with two other partners and created Pitch, Hit & Run, a skills competition, similar to the football-affiliated Punt, Pass and Kick competition, for children between the ages 7-14. The competition involves 3,500 communities and more than 500,000 participants. Competition finals are held during the All Star-Game festivities just before the start of the Home Run Derby contest. "The youngsters' eyes light up when they walk onto the field," Engleka said about the competition.

Engleka earned his master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University where he captained the Bobcat's baseball team and earned all-Mid-American Conference as an undergraduate.

--> See the Columbus Dispatch


Wednesday, March 23



Friday, March 18




Wednesday, March 16
 

Kevin Kuwik, an assistant coach for the Bobcats and a battle captain with the 113th army engineers, managed to talk his way out of Iraq and into a two-week military leave. Kuwik had grown tired of listening to the Ohio basketball games on the radio in the early hours of the morning in Iraq and was able to come home in time to see the Bobcats win the MAC title and make it into the NCAA tournament. He is the coach responsible for recruiting new star players Jeremy Fears and Leon Williams, who won the Saturday game against the University of Buffalo for Ohio University. Kuwik's father Ed notes that on a two week leave from the war his son opted to jump back into his work because his life is entirely devoted to basketball.



Monday, March 14

The Ohio men's basketball team is headed to Nashville to play Florida in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Friday. The Bobcats defeated Buffalo this past Saturday in the final seconds of overtime at the MAC Tournament winning the championship and an automatic bid to this weekend's tournament. Freshman Leon Williams, MVP of the MAC Tournament, saved a missed shot by fellow freshman Jeremy Fears as the ball came off the rim. Positioned on the other side of the basket, Williams was able to tip it back in. Ohio fans rushed to the floor of Gund Arena as the buzzer sounded.



Friday, March 11

With help from Ohio University Freshman of the Year Leon Williams, the Ohio Bobcats won the last quarterfinal game of the Mid-American Conference Men's Tournament against the Kent State Golden Flashes; a final score of 62-55 at Gund Arena in Cleveland.

--> See the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Thursday, March 10



Wednesday, March 9

At age 38, Jay Johnson is the creative director for OSV Studios in North Olmsted, Ohio. Johnson grew up in the Firestone Park area of Akron and graduated from Ohio University's film program. His new film, "Will Work for Food," will be featured in the 29th annual Cleveland International Film Festival. It has "a host of twists and turns, some engaging performances and a dark, sarcastic sense of humor that represents Northeast Ohio well," says the Beacon Journal's movie critic. Johnson notes the work of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez as influences for his work. Hollywood has no appeal to him, and there’s no reason for him to believe he can’t operate as a film director from the Cleveland area where he plans to stay.

--> See the Akron Beacon Journal

Ohio University senior Jake Percival became just the third wrestler in Mid-American Conference history to win his fourth MAC title last weekend and now advances to the NCAA Tournament with a chance to claim a national title

--> See the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Assistant coach Kevin Kuwik's surprise visit from Iraq lifted the Ohio men's basketball team to a 72-66 victory over Marshall in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

--> See the Columbus Dispatch



Monday, March 7

When Ohio University assistant Kevin Kuwik was scouting Mychal Green of Ohlone College last winter, Kuwik told coach Tim O'Shea about an athletic guard-forward who could do it all, including in the classroom.

--> See the Columbus Dispatch 


 
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