Thursday, September 11, 2008

Around the NCAC

** Athletic Director Betsy Mitchell talks about how tradition, commitment and excellence combine together into the Allegheny Advantage in her latest From the Athletic Director's Desk.

** Allegheny senior golfer Chris Moore and sophomore soccer player Jessica Boyle will share what it's like to be a student-athlete with the readers of the Erie Times-News. The two have been selected, along with two student-athletes from each of the Erie area's local colleges, to blog about their daily life this fall on paper's online home:

** The second installment of the Jeff Ramsey Show will air tomorrow on AM-1320 WOBL and The broadcast features Yeomen head football coach Jeff Ramsey and select players. It airs from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

** Ohio Wesleyan men's soccer was predicted to finish atop the NCAC standings in preseason balloting by league coaches and the Battling Bishops are off to a 4-1 start. A big part of the team's success can be attributed to brothers Travis and Tyler Wall. Read about the brother's chemistry and how they're following in sister Sarah's success at OWU in the latest edition of Connect2 OWU.

** Former Ohio Wesleyan women's basketball player Summer Quesenberry has been named the assistant coach at Vassar.

** For the third straight year HDNet will broadcast the Monon Bell, the annual season-ending football game between Wabash and DePauw, live to a national audience. The 115th game of the long-running rivalry will be played Saturday, November 15 at Wabash. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m. The Little Giants hold a 53-52-9 edge in the overall series. Read the details here.

** Wabash football is set to host its annual Youth Day Football clinic. The event, for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, will be held at Byron P. Hollett Little Giant Stadium on Sept. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. As meaningful as the day might be for the kids, it might be even more important to the college "kids".

** Wittenberg will celebrate Dave Maurer Day on Nov. 1 in to honor the legendary coach's 40 years as a Tiger. Maurer coached track and field, swimming and diving, and golf at various points during his Wittenberg career, in addition to his well-known exploits on the football sidelines. He also served as the university's director of men's athletics and was a professor of health and physical education. Like many other Wittenberg coaches of his era, Maurer did it all. For details of the special day, click here. For more information, or to register for the event, contact Beckie Baker in Wittenberg's Office of Advancement at (937) 327-7423. The cost of the reunion dinner is $40 per person. You can also share your thoughts and memories on a special tribute page.

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