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Nov 14
OHIO Athletics posts record-setting graduation success rate
In graduation data released by the NCAA today, Ohio student-athletes have a four-class average (2008-12) of 88 percent in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR), and, in the 2011-12 cohort, have a Federal Graduation Rate or 74 percent. Ohio's GSR of 88 percent is the highest the Athletics Department has ever achieved.

Nov 11
Faculty and staff to receive free tickets to Wednesday football game
The Bobcats will host the Mid-American Conference East Division first-place Bulls at 7 p.m. in Peden Stadium. To receive four free tickets, faculty and staff must present their employee ID.

Nov 5
Football's Nov. 14 game against Buffalo to kick at 7 p.m. on ESPN2
The OHIO vs. Buffalo football game at Peden Stadium will be Faculty and Staff Night, with Ohio University faculty and staff members receiving free admission.

Nov 2
Five Bobcats earn All-MAC Soccer honors
Bobcats Alivia Milesky, Maria Collica and Mandy Arnzen were named to the All-MAC Second Team, while Abby Townsend and Olivia Sensky were named to the All-Freshman Team. It is the first time since 2016 multiple Bobcats were named to the All-MAC Teams and the first time since 2007 that three Bobcats have earned the honor in the same year. 

Oct 29
Football's Thursday game at Western Michigan to be nationally televised on ESPNU
The OHIO Football Team will battle to MAC foe Western Michigan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. The Bobcats will be looking to run their winning streak to three.

Oct 22
Football's Rourke is MAC East Division Offensive Player of The Week
Junior QB Nathan Rourke accounted for five total touchdowns, throwing a career-high four touchdown passes and adding another on the ground in Saturday's 49-14 win over Bowling Green.

Oct 11
OHIO’s Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center officially opens New building provides increased study, instructional space for student-athletes and more
Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety and Ohio Athletics recently announced the official opening of “The Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center,” a new campus space that will provide dedicated study and instructional support for more than 425 student-athletes and group project collaboration with student peers across campus.

Oct 1
Athletics to honor Dillingham with Athletic Director Award of Excellence during Homecoming
OHIO Athletics will honor longtime supporter Bill Dillingham with the Athletic Director Award of Excellence on Homecoming weekend in October. The Athletic Director Award of Excellence annually recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the Intercollegiate Athletics program.

Sep 20
OHIO Hockey to host free Green vs. White Game Sept. 21
The OHIO Bobcats hockey team will be play its Green and White game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The game is free and will not require a ticket.

Sep 17
Bobcats' Sept. 29 football game against UMass set for 2 p.m.
The OHIO football team's Sept. 29 game against UMass will will be streamed live on ESPN3. The matchup will take place on Parents Weekend, so get your tickets now.

OHIO Football's game at Cincinnati to be nationally televised on ESPNU
The OHIO football team's contest at in-state foe Cincinnati at noon, Saturday, Sept. 22, will be nationally televised on ESPNU. Mike Corey and Rene Ingoglia will be on the call.

Sep 11
OHIO's football's game against Virginia moved to Nashville due to Hurricane Florence
Saturday's OHIO football game against Virginia has been relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. The change was made due to the threat of severe weather. Admission to the 4:30 p.m. game will be free.

Aug 31
Bobcat Hockey selling season ticket packages and single game tickets
The Bobcat Hockey team will take the ice at Bird Arena 23 times this season and Bobcat fans now have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets and season ticket packages online for all Bobcat home games.

Aug 30
Athletics announces enhanced football game day events
The enhancements include the new Bobcat Nation Pavilion, Peden Patio, Ohio Bobcat Club End Zone Club and a new Bobcat Authentic Team Store. The Bobcats open the season on Sept. 1 against Howard University.

Aug 22
OHIO Volleyball selected as 2018 MAC Preseason Favorite in Coaches' Poll
The OHIO Volleyball team has been selected to win the Mid-American Conference East Division, regular season and tournament titles in the league's 2018 preseason coaches' poll, the conference office announced today. The Bobcats earned nine of the MAC East Division's 12 first-place votes and finished with 68 points.

Aug 15
Annual Football Media Day was Aug. 10
The press conference took place on the second floor of Peden Stadium, where select coaches and players also had a chance to talk with the media. Check it out here.

Jul 24
Football selected to win MAC Championship in media preseason poll
The 2018 Ohio football team has been selected to win the Mid-American Conference East Division and the 2018 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game by the league's media members. Head Coach Frank Solich is in his 14th year.

Jul 23
Football’s Javon Hagan named to Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watchlist
Junior safety Javon Hagan was chosen as one of the 35 best defensive backs in the nation by the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award National Selection Committee. He started all 13 games for the Bobcats during the 2017 season en route to earning All-MAC Second-Team honors.

Jul 17
Athletics releases 2017-18 Annual Report
The 40-page booklet recaps last season's athletic, academic, compliance, marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales and media accomplishments.

Jul 12
OHIO Hockey releases 2018-19 schedule
OHIO Hockey has announced its 2018-19 schedule, which will feature 23 games at Bird Arena.

Jul 10
Carter Cheves named Men's Golf Coach
Carter Cheves has been named the third head coach in the history of Ohio men's golf program. He comes to Athens after spending five years as the assistant coach at James Madison, where he helped 13 Dukes earn All-Colonial Athletic Association honors.

Jul 9
Volleyball releases 2018 schedule
The Bobcats' 29-match regular season slate is highlighted by four non-conference tournaments, 11 home matches and 16 Mid-American Conference matchups.

Jul 2
Bobcat alumnus Antonio Campbell to play for Orlando Magic NBA Summer League team
Alumnus Antonio Campbell will compete for the Orlando Magic in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He put together a stellar 2015-16 campaign, earning Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America, National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I First Team All-District 14, Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-MAC honors.

Jun 11
Ohio Women’s Basketball names Steph Haas assistant coach
Women's Head Basketball Coach Bob Boldon has hired former Florida Gulf Coast standout and Ohio native Steph Haas as an assistant coach. She spent the last two seasons at FGCU's video coordinator.

Women's Soccer announces 2018 schedule
Highlighted by nine home events, including a nonconference matchup with Marshall, the Ohio Women's Soccer team has released its 2018 fall schedule.

Britni Fisher named Bobcats Diving Coach
OHIO Women's Swimming and Diving Head Coach Mason Norman recently hired Britni Fisher as the program's new diving coach. She comes to OHIO after two years as the graduate assistant at Bryant University.

Jun 6
Southern Ohio Copperheads to open home season June 9
The Southern Ohio Copperheads will open their 17th season in Athens by hosting the Cincinnati Steam in their home opener at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

May 25
Ohio Athletics sets program high in latest Academic Progress Rate results from NCAA
Ohio University continued to experience solid academic progress from its 16 intercollegiate programs with all programs reaching a score above 970 in multi-year rate – a first in program history.

May 22
Rudy Rott named 2018 MAC Baseball Player Of The Year
Junior first baseman Rudy Rott has been named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. He also earned All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Defensive Team selection after leading the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits, doubles, home runs, walks, RBIs and runs scored.

May 14
OHIO Softball heading to Knoxville for NCAA Regionals after winning MAC Championship
The 2018 Mid-American Conference Champion OHIO Softball Team will face off against James Madison on Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m. on ESPN3.

May 8
Danielle Stiene named MAC Pitcher of the Year; six OHIO softball members earn All-MAC honors
Softball senior Danielle Stiene was named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year. Six Bobcats earned spots on All-MAC Teams, including Stiene, Mikayla Cooper and Alex Day, who earned First-Team All-MAC.

May 7
OHIO Hockey names captains for 2018-19 season
OHIO Hockey has named senior forward Cody Black as captain and senior forward Bryan Lubin and senior defenseman Grant Hazel as assistant captains for the 2018-19 season.

May 4
Athletics mourns loss of former Men's Basketball Coach Larry Hunter
OHIO Athletics is mourning the loss of alumnus and former Men's Basketball Coach Larry Hunter, who died on Friday May 4, from complications of a stroke. He served as the head coach from 1989 to 2001.

Apr 28
Quentin Poling selected in seventh round By Miami Dolphins in NFL Draft
Poling was a First-Team All-MAC linebacker for the Bobcats this past season and led Ohio with 107 total tackles and 49 solo stops. He is the 35th Bobcat drafted into the NFL and the ninth under OHIO head coach Frank Solich.

Apr 25
Danielle Stiene named MAC East Pitcher of the Week for fourth-straight week
Stiene once again led the Bobcats in the circle, going 3-0 on the week and helping the Bobcats go 3-1 and improving them to 15-2 in MAC play. Overall, Stiene recorded a 1.12 ERA in 25.0 innings.

OHIO Hockey hosts 2018 Senior Luncheon, presents player awards
OHIO Hockey hosted the annual end-of-season Senior Luncheon the afternoon of April 22 and presented the 2017-28 player awards.

Apr 19
Spring Football Game and Athletics Equipment Sale to take place Saturday
The Ohio Bobcats football spring practice slate will culminate Saturday, April 21, with the annual Spring Game Day. Peden Stadium will open at noon with free admission for all fans. The annual Athletics Equipment Sale will begin at noon inside Gate 2.

Men’s Basketball announces addition of transfer Connor Murrell to 2018-19 signing class
Connor Murrell spent last season at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he helped lead the Warriors to a perfect 33-0 regular season, a No. 1 ranking in National Junior College Athletic Association Division I and a NJCAA National Tournament berth.

Apr 13
Golfer Emily Hughes wins 2018 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational
After shooting a career-low 67, Ohio women's golf junior Emily Hughes finished the 2018 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational, hosted by Bowling Green at at Stone Ridge Golf Club, as the individual champion.

Mar 29
Mike Laster to represent OHIO, MAC at 3X3U National Championship
This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams will compete for a $100,000 prize pool.

Bobcat alumni impress at annual Pro Day
Scouts from 20 National Football League teams arrived in Athens to work out members of the Ohio football program as part of the team's annual Pro Day on Wednesday.

Mar 13
Several OHIO Hockey players earn CSCHL Awards
Seven OHIO Hockey players are among those who were honored with awards from the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL), the elite conference in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I.

Mar 2
Ohio announces update and refresh of student group, The O-Zone
The new O-Zone membership will be $20 annually. Members will get an exclusive Adidas T-shirt, a member benefit card with discounts to local restaurants and retailers, premium seating at all Ohio athletic events, priority registration to select away game trips, team question and answer sessions and meet and greets and priority access to Ohio's annual spring equipment sale.

Feb 14
Freshman Cierra Hooks earns MAC East honor for second-straight week
Ohio women's basketball freshman guard Cierra Hooks was named the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week. She averaged 23.0 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists per game and went 20-of-38 from the field.

Feb 12
OHIO Hockey to host, compete in Central States Collegiate Hockey League playoffs
OHIO Hockey and Bird Arena will host the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) playoffs the weekend of Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25 with the Bobcats scheduled to compete in the playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Feb 1
Swimmer Corrin Van Lanen is MAC Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Ohio swim and dive's junior Corrin Van Lanen has been named Mid-American Conference Swimmer/Diver of the week for helping the Bobcats go 1-1 last weekend.

Jan 24
Bart Miller set to join Bobcats football staff
Ohio Head Football Coach Frank Solich announced the addition of Bart Miller as an assistant coach. Miller will coach the offensive line after spending last season at Air Force.

Jan 11
Volleyball announces 2018 summer camps
The Ohio volleyball program is set to host several camps in July for various ages and skill levels. The Bobcats' summer lineup features Team Camp (July 9-11), Elite Camp (July 12-13), Intro Skills Clinic (July 14) and Bobcat Camp (July 16-18).<br />

Dec 22
Ohio defeats UAB 41-6 in 2017 Bahamas Bowl
The win was the Bobcats first bowl win since 2012 and the first for the Mid-American Conference since 2015. It is also the largest margin of victory in MAC bowl history.

Dec 21
Ohio Football gives back to community at Bahamas Bowl
Following practice, Bobcat football players visited the Ranfurly Homes for Children to shoot some hoops and provide some motivation. You couldn't help but notice the glow on the faces of the kids and student-athletes.