A Page -- June 15, 2010


North Olmsted's T.J. 

Murphy becomes a national 

champion in first year at 

Cumberland

June 15, 2010

Norm Weber  

Student/Athlete-Cleveland.com Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

If someone around the area wants to be on a collegiate team national championship, it appears that the best way to go is the NAIA instead of the NCAA.

 

The latest to enjoy top honors nationally at the collegiate level is North Olmsted native T. J. Murphy, who was the starting second baseman for Cumberland University, which earlier this month earned the national baseball championship under the NAIA sanctioning body.

 

Murphy, who played both hockey and baseball for his dad, Tim, at North Olmsted High before playing junior college ball on the East Coast and then transferring to Cumberland this year, reached base twice with a hit and a walk in the 13-7 semi final victory over Point Loma Nazarene.


It should be a great Farther's Day for both of them Sunday.

 

Both his walk and hit came in rally innings for Cumberland.

 

It was just last March when Notre Dame College in South Euclid won the national championship in wrestling in the NAIA. No Student/Athlete from the Cleveland area was on an NCAA national championship team during the winter season. Research is still getting concluded for the spring season.

 

Cumberland then went on to beat Lee University in the World Series championship game, 4-3.

 

Murphy, an Academic All Region selection, also had a hit and two walks in an 11-9 quarterfinal victory over Lee.

 

In an 8-1 win over Oklahoma City University, Murphy cranked out two hits and scored twice.

 

Murphy wound up batting .315 with 23 runs scored this season for the national champs.


MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL

TIMES FOR 2010 SEASON
  
Tuesday, June 15, 2010


By Ken Mather

Assistant Commissioner/Media & Public Relations

Mid-American Conference

  
Cleveland –The Mid-American Conference today announced football times for this year’s 2010 season.
  

2010 MAC Football Schedule (composite by date)

All times listed ET

*Conference Game

#ESPN Multiple-Game Selection Date (an ESPN weekday multiple-game selection date will be announced 12 days prior to the listed date.  One (1) game will be selected by each ESPN service listed).

 

Sep. 2 – Thursday

Southeast Missouri State at Ball State, 7:00 pm ET

Rhode Island at Buffalo, 7:00 pm ET

Murray State at Kent State, 7:00 pm ET

Northern Illinois at Iowa State, 8:00 pm ET

Hampton at Central Michigan, TBA

 

Sep. 3 – Friday

Villanova at Temple, 5:00 pm ET (ESPN3.com)

Arizona at Toledo, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN)

 

Sep. 4 – Saturday

Miami at Florida, Noon ET (ESPN)

Western Michigan at Michigan State, Noon ET (ESPN2)

Syracuse at Akron, 6:00 pm ET (ESPN3.com)

Army at Eastern Michigan, 7:00 pm ET

Wofford at Ohio, 7:00 pm ET

Bowling Green at Troy, TBA

 

Sep. 9 – Thursday

*Central Michigan at Temple, 7:00 pm ET (ESPNU)

 

Sep. 11 – Saturday

Gardner-Webb at Akron, Noon ET

*Eastern Michigan at Miami, 3:30 pm ET

Kent State at Boston College, 3:30 pm ET (ESPNU)

Liberty at Ball State, 7:00 pm ET

*Toledo at Ohio, 7:00 pm ET

North Dakota at Northern Illinois, 7:00 pm ET

Nicholls State at Western Michigan, 7:00 pm ET

Bowling Green at Tulsa, TBA

Buffalo at Baylor, TBA

 

Sep. 18 - Saturday

Ball State at Purdue, Noon ET (Big Ten Network)

Connecticut at Temple, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

Kent State at Penn State, Noon ET (ESPN or ESPN2)

Northern Illinois at Illinois, Noon ET (Big Ten Network)

Ohio at Ohio State, Noon ET (Big Ten Network)

Colorado State at Miami, 3:30 pm ET

*Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 4:00 pm ET

*Toledo at Western Michigan, 7:00 pm ET

Marshall at Bowling Green, 7:00 pm ET

Central Florida at Buffalo, 7:00 pm ET

Akron at Kentucky, TBA

 

Sep. 25 – Saturday

Akron at Indiana, 7:00 pm ET (Big Ten Network)

Northern Illinois at Minnesota, 8:30 pm ET (Big Ten Network)

Ball State at Iowa, TBA

Central Michigan at Northwestern, TBA

Eastern Michigan at Ohio State, TBA

Toledo at Purdue, TBA

Bowling Green at Michigan, TBA

Buffalo at Connecticut, TBA

Miami at Missouri, TBA

Ohio at Marshall, TBA

Temple at Penn State, TBA

 

Oct. 2 – Saturday

*Ohio at Eastern Michigan, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

Temple at Army, Noon ET (CBS College Sports)

*Kent State at Miami, 1:00 pm ET

*Buffalo at Bowling Green, 3:30 pm ET

*Northern Illinois at Akron, 6:00 pm ET

Wyoming at Toledo, 7:00 pm ET

*Ball State at Central Michigan, TBA

Idaho at Western Michigan, TBA

 

Oct. 9 - Saturday

*Temple at Northern Illinois, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

*Western Michigan at Ball State, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

Central Michigan at Virginia Tech, 1:30 pm ET

*Bowling Green at Ohio, 2:00 pm ET

*Akron at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET

Toledo at Boise State, 8:00 pm ET

Eastern Michigan at Vanderbilt, TBA

Miami at Cincinnati, TBA

 

Oct. 16 - Saturday

*Miami at Central Michigan, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

*Bowling Green at Temple, 1:00 pm ET

*Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 1:00 pm ET

*Akron at Ohio, 2:00 pm ET

Western Michigan at Notre Dame, 2:30 pm ET (NBC)

*Buffalo at Northern Illinois, 3:30 pm ET

*Kent State at Toledo, 7:00 pm ET

 

Oct. 23 – Saturday

*Temple at Buffalo, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

*Ohio at Miami, 1:00 pm ET

*Kent State at Bowling Green. 3:30 pm ET

*Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, 3:30 pm ET

*Western Michigan at Akron, 3:30 pm ET

*Ball State at Toledo, 7:00 pm ET

Eastern Michigan at Virginia, TBA

 

Oct. 30 – Saturday

*Northern Illinois at Western Michigan, Noon ET (ESPN Plus/ESPN Game Plan)

*Akron at Temple, 1:00 pm ET

*Ball State at Kent State, 2:00 pm ET

*Miami at Buffalo, 3:30 pm ET

*Toledo at Eastern Michigan, 4:00 pm ET

*Bowling Green at Central Michigan, TBA

Louisiana-Lafayette at Ohio, TBA

 

Nov. 4 – Thursday

*Buffalo at Ohio, 7:30 pm ET (ESPNU)

 

Nov. 5 – Friday

*Western Michigan at Central Michigan, 6:00 pm (ESPNU)

 

Nov. 6 – Saturday

*Akron at Ball State, 1:00 pm ET

*Temple at Kent State, 2:00 pm ET

 

Nov. 9 – Tuesday

*Toledo at Northern Illinois, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

 

Nov. 10 – Wednesday

*Miami at Bowling Green, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

 

Nov. 12 – Friday

*Ball State at Buffalo, 6:00 pm ET (ESPNU)

 

Nov. 13 – Saturday

Army at Kent State, 2:00 pm ET

*Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan, 2:00 pm ET

Central Michigan at Navy, 3:30 pm ET

 

Nov. 16 – Tuesday

*Ohio at Temple, 8:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

 

Nov. 17 – Wednesday

#*Bowling Green at Toledo, 6:00 pm/8:00 pm ET (ESPN2 or ESPNU)

#*Miami at Akron, 6:00 pm/8:00 pm ET (ESPN2 or ESPNU)

 

Nov. 20 – Saturday

*Northern Illinois at Ball State, 1:00 pm ET

*Eastern Michigan at Buffalo, 2:00 pm ET

*Kent State at Western Michigan, 2:00 pm ET

 

Nov. 23 – Tuesday

*Temple at Miami, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

 

Nov. 26 – Friday

#*Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, Noon ET (ESPNU/ESPN3.com)

#*Ohio at Kent State, 2:00 pm ET (ESPNU/ESPN3.com)

#*Central Michigan at Toledo, TBA (ESPNU/ESPN3.com)

#*Western Michigan at Bowling Green, TBA (ESPNU/ESPN3.com)

#*Buffalo at Akron, TBA (ESPNU/ESPN3.com)

 

Dec. 3 – Friday

Marathon MAC Championship Game, 7:00 pm ET (ESPN2)

At Ford Field in Detroit

 

Dec. 18 – Saturday

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (vs. WAC), 5:30 pm ET (ESPN)

 

Dec. 26 – Sunday

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl (vs. Big Ten), 8:30 pm ET (ESPN)

 

Jan. 1 – Saturday

Dallas Football Classic (MAC secondary), Noon ET (ESPNU)

 

Jan. 6 – Thursday

GMAC Bowl (vs. Sun Belt), 8:00 pm ET (ESPN)

 

Jan. 8 – Saturday

Papajohns.com Bowl (MAC secondary), Noon ET (ESPN)

 

 

2010 MAC Football Schedule (composite by school) 

All times listed ET

*Conference Game

#ESPN Multiple-Game Selection Date (an ESPN weekday multiple-game selection date will be announced 12 days prior to the listed date.  One (1) game will be selected by each ESPN service listed).

 

 

EAST DIVISION

 

Akron

Sep.

4                  Syracuse, 6:00 pm ET (ESPN3.com)

11                Gardner Webb, Noon ET

18                at Kentucky, TBA

25                at Indiana, 7:00 pm ET (Big Ten Network)

Oct.

2                  Northern Illinois, 6:00 pm ET

9                  at Kent State, 3:30 pm ET

16                at Ohio, 2:00 pm ET

23                Western Michigan, 3:30 pm ET

30                at Temple, 1:00 pm ET

Nov.

6                  at Ball State, 1:00 pm ET

17                Miami, 6:00 pm/8:00 pm ET (ESPN2/ESPNU#)

26                Buffalo, TBA (ESPNU/ESPN360.com#)

 

Bowling Green

Sep.

4                  at Troy, TBA

11                at Tulsa, TBA

18                Marshall, 7:00 pm ET

25                at Michigan, TBA

Oct.

2                  Buffalo, 3:30 pm ET

9                  at Ohio, 2:00 pm ET

16                at Temple, 1:00 pm ET