Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Around the NCAC

** Denison women's basketball established a new school record by hitting 15 three-pointers in a 79-60 win at Earlham last night. The Big Red connected on 15-of-36 tries - amazingly half of the team's 30 field goals in the game came from long range. The previous mark was 11, which was accomplished three different times. They also set a new record for attempts - the old number was 32, set in the 2003-04 season against Hanover.

** Championship football coach Steve Specht freely admits he has stolen some of his best ideas from Earlham and put them into practice winning two Division I Ohio high school football championships in the last three years at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. The 1990 Earlham graduate played football and baseball for the Quakers, and he took several concepts from his head coaches, especially head football coach Frank Carr, currently Earlham's Athletics Director.

** Hiram will host a free Girls’ Sports Clinic for girls in grades 3-6 on Saturday in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The clinic will be held in the Coleman Sports Center from 11:30 am -12:30 pm, with registration beginning at 11:00 am, and is open to the first 100 registrants. The day will feature coaches and players from women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball, giving the opportunity for participants to experience all four sports. For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

** Oberlin baseball added Brett Higgins as a volunteer assistant coach for 2008. He will serve as the Yeomen’s hitting instructor and will also work with Oberlin’s catchers and outfielders. Higgins brings a wealth of experience from NCAA Division II and the Seattle Mariners’ Class A affiliate Everett AquaSox in Everett, Washington. For more information click here.

** New Wabash football coach Erik Raeburn is settling into his new job in Crawfordsville.

** Wittenberg men's basketball coach Bill Brown earned his 400th career victory when the Tigers defeated the host Hiram Terriers last Saturday (Feb. 2), 91-85. Now in his 21st season as a head coach and his 15th directing his alma mater's men's basketball program, Brown's career record stands at 400-180 in 21 seasons, including 15 at Wittenberg, five at Kenyon and one at Wooster. His record at Wittenberg is a sparkling 340-81, including this season's 13-6 mark.


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