Muskingum men's basketball coach Gene Ford announced his retirement Monday, putting a halt to a coaching career that has spanned 39 years.
"It's the right time," Ford told Muskingum Athletics. "I've been blessed to have been involved with basketball for four decades and it's now time to step aside and spend more time with my family. The relationships I've developed with the student-athletes, coaches, staff and administration are the things I'll miss the most."
When Muskingum women's basketball hosted Mount St. Joseph in a non-conference game Wednesday night, the gesture made by the Muskies before tip-off was a true slam dunk.
The University presented a $10,000 check to The Cure Starts Now Foundation in honor of Lauren Hill, a Mount freshman who has garnered national attention by playing in two games for the Lions this season despite battling an inoperable form of brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG.
Muskingum men's basketball lost to Oberlin, 71-55, in the Muskies' home opener. Sophomore Joshua Keyes notched his first career double-double for Muskingum with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Muskies host Kenyon at on Sunday.
Amir Williams, Sam Thompson and Marc Loving all scored in double figures and Shannon Scott dished out 14 assists as #20 Ohio State (2-0) downed Marquette (1-1), 74-63. The Bucks are next in action on Sunday against Sacred Heart.
Maysville point guard Brooke Smith inked a letter of intent to Ashland University today, joining a Lady Eagles squad that captured the Division II National Championship just two seasons ago.
"They're a close-knit family and I knew I wanted to be a part of something like that," Smith said of Ashland, comparing the team camaraderie to that of the Lady Panthers. "The coaches care; the teammates care."
Smith helped lead Maysville to a 26-1 record and a spot in the...
Over 11,000 fans turned out to watch the Ohio Bobcats host Division III Marietta in Saul Phillips' unofficial coaching debut for the Green and White. The 'Cats struggled in the first half, trailing the Pioneers, 40-37, but rallied to win, 82-69.
Maurice Ndour paced Ohio with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.
The 'Cats officially open the season next week against Appalachain State.
Heidelberg 85 Muskingum 91 Muskingum (7-5, 2-4) overcomes 18 point deficit in the second half to defeat the Student Princes (4-9, 0-6) at home. Five different Muskies scored in double figures, led by Dave Brown who poured in 24 points. It marks the second straight OAC game that Muskingum overcame an 18 point deficit to win the game.