Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Around the NCAC

** The Columbus Dispatch reports the site of the very first Ohio State football has been found on the OWU campus. The Buckeyes upset Ohio Wesleyan, which had been playing for a few years, 20-14 on May 3, 1890. Dick Gordin, former athletic director, whom the Dispatch calls OWU's unofficial sports historian, helped pinpoint the site with a letter from the Ohio Wesleyan archives.

Incidentally, the Dispatch notes an interesting trivia question: Who are the only two Ohio Wesleyan graduates who became athletic director at their alma mater?

Answer: Branch Rickey and Gordin.

** Wabash senior Gary Simkus skipped the second half of his basketball season last winter. While the timing might have been a blow to the Little Giants on the basketball court, the travel was a boon to the student-athlete who explains to the Crawfordsville Journal Review that the opportunity for such trips was one of the reasons he chose to attend Wabash. Part of Simkus' travels included a summer internship in Chiapas, Mexico.

**Hiram volleyball tied a school record with its 14th straight victory, 3-0 over Allegheny, last night.

** Oberlin men's soccer extended its home win streak to 15 games with a 1-0 win over Allegheny in the Yeomen's NCAC opener last night.

** Ohio Wesleyan field hockey is experiencing breakthrough success this fall.

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