A Page -- April 23, 2010



Five Bowl Relationships Set 

Through 2013 Football Season

April 23, 2010

By Ken Mather

Assistant Commissioner, The MAC

Cleveland – For the first time in its 64-year history, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) will have five bowl relationships—three (3) primary and two (2) secondary—for the next four football seasons (2010-2013).  The five agreements, approved by the MAC Council of Presidents, were granted licenses today by the NCAA.

The MAC’s three primary bowl agreements are with the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl (Detroit, Mich.), GMAC Bowl (Mobile, Ala.) and Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, Ida.).  The primary agreement with the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl replaces the International Bowl, which hosted the MAC’s No. 3 selection the past four years (2006-09) in Toronto, Ont., Canada. 

The Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl will have the MAC’s No. 1 selection in 2010 and 2012, with the GMAC Bowl having the No. 1 selection in 2011 and 2013.  The Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl will own the MAC’s third selection of bowl eligible teams all four years.

In addition, the MAC has secured two secondary agreements over the next four years with the Papajohns.com Bowl (2010-2013), the Dallas Football Classic (2010 and 2012) and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (formerly the Emerald Bowl)/San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl/New Mexico Bowl (2011 and 2013).


“I am very pleased with our bowl agreements for the next four seasons,” said MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrecher.  “We have a very solid relationship with our primary bowl partners and we look forward to continuing to expand these relationships.  The addition of the secondary agreements provides our conference the opportunity to build on relationships with multiple bowl groups and ultimately give our member institutions an expanded platform for their programs and student-athletes to perform with other FBS conferences on a national stage.”



B-W Men's Golf Team Competes on

Day One of Nye Intercollegiate

Mentor's Matt Weiss Shoots Career-Best Round

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's golf team shot an opening-round 301 to rank second of 15 teams on day one (Friday, April 23) of the 2010 Nye Intercollegiate hosted by the College of Wooster at Wooster Country Club in Wooster, Ohio. The second and final day of the tournament begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Junior Matt Weiss (Concord/Mentor) shot a career-best round of 68.


Weiss' 68 puts him in second place overall in the field. Senior Nick Bryan (Zanesville/Rosecrans) was second for B-W at 75. Freshman Stephen Spalding (Stow/Walsh Jesuit) shot 77 and senior Mike Falk (Strongsville) rounded out the scoring at 81. Sophomore Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Parma Padua Franciscan) was fifth for the Jackets at 83.

Padua alum Ricky Jaskolski

Following tomorrow's round, the Yellow Jackets are back in action at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1, at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance, Ohio.

Westlake blanks St. Edward; 

Buffington, Wissman, Salvatore

take the personal





 April 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

For the second night in the row, Westlake swept the singles matches in straight-set shutouts and moved to 9-2 with tonight’s 5-0 win over St.  Edward.


At singles, Colton Buffington won by 6-0, 6-0 scores in the No. 1 slot, while Jason Wissman and Max Salvatore did the same at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ramachandran had to come back from one set down to battle and win the second set by a tight 7-5 count and set up a 6-0 coast in the third set at first doubles. Stephen Fleischer and Kevin Wang also won in split sets at second doubles, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

St. Edward does not make its roster available.

Oberlin Harriers Hone Skills at Home

Bookmark and Share
4/23/2010 8:05:04 PM

By Brett Nichols

Oberlin – Both men’s and women’s Track & Field teams took to the track at home in the Bob Kahn Invitational, which wrapped up this evening. While the event was not scored, both teams were able to compete as they hone their skills for the upcoming NCAC Championships next weekend at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Standing out for the women, Laura Vernon dropped a full second from her seed time in the Women’s 200m finishing in front of the field with a time of 27.40. Her relay teammate Marissa Clardy bested the competition in the 400m finishing in 59.22 seconds.






Gilmour alumnus Preston Hoge 
hurdling to success at Colgate; state 
champ places fourth against Navy, 
American; competing in Penn Relays 
this weekend
April 23, 2010
By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Shaker Heights native and Gilmour alumnus Preston Hoge has made the quick transition from high school to college track and field, the current freshman emerging  as one of the top hurdlers at Colgate.
Preston Hoge

In a Patriot League Tri-meet against Navy and American last
week, Hoge earned fourth-place points in the 400-meter hurdles.
Prior to that he finished 32nd in the 400 at the multiple
-team Shamrock Invitational at Coastal Carolina.

Hoge was state champ in the 300 hurdles for the Lancers last 
spring. After finishing only fifth best time in both heats in the prelims, he
shaved more than a minute off his time to win in 38.32 in the finals.
Baldwin-Wallace Softball Team 
Falls in Single Game at Hiram, 5-4

By Kevin Ruple
BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team lost, 5-4, at Hiram College today (Friday, April 23, 2010) at Myrtis E. Herndon Field in Hiram. The game was a late addition to the Yellow Jacket schedule.

With the loss, B-W falls to 19-15 overall. Hiram improves to 16-13.
Highland's Chelsea Saunders

Hiram took an early 2-0 lead in the first before B-W tied the game in the second with a two-run double by sophomore outfielder Meredith Fogg (Sandusky/Senior). The Yellow Jackets then moved ahead 4-2 with a pair of runs in the third. Junior first baseman Katrina Resek (Strongsville) tripled home senior outfielder Chelsea Saunders (Medina/Highland) then scored on a single by sophomoresecond baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion).

Texas Longhorn logo.svg

Former Carroll standout Jesse Ackerman 

prepping Student/Athletes for next level 


the Lone Star State, including roads to 


April 23, 2010

By Tim Ertle

John Carroll alumnus Jesse Ackermnan, currently prepping current Student/Athletes, helped train the 38th selection in the 2010 pro football draft draft, and it was made all the more special by the fact that his "protégé" landed in his hometown.

Ackerman McCoy

Jordan Shipley (L), Jesse Ackerman (C), Colt McCoy (R)

Ackerman has been around his fair share of athletes, dating back to his days as the strength and conditioning coach for the football and wrestling teams at his alma mater. From University Heights, it was on to Iowa State University, and then to the University of Texas where he currently serves as the assistant strength coach for the renowned Longhorns football team.



Brua's Masterpiece Lifts Oberlin to 

Wins Record & Keeps Tournament 

Hopes Alive; Avon High alum throws 

Story Reported by Mike Mancini
Bookmark and Share
4/23/2010 8:15:17 PM
Meadville. PA - Junior Phil Brua pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout in the nightcap against Allegheny College to keep the Oberlin College baseball team alive for a postseason berth in the NCAC Tournament. After dropping game one 9-5, the Yeomen outlasted Allegheny today 1-0 to set the school record for wins. 

Oberlin, which is now 18-16 overall and 8-6 in the NCAC East, must sweep tomorrow’s doubleheader in order to qualify for its first-ever NCAC Tournament appearance. The 18 wins by the Yeomen surpasses that of the 2007 squad that finished 17-23 overall. The eight conference wins is also the most since 1986 when Oberlin finished 9-11 in league play.




Subpages (1): B Page -- April 23, 2010