TOLEDO, OH – University of Toledo Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk announced on Tuesday that 6-6, 215-pound forward J.D. Weatherspoon (Columbus, OH) is transferring to the Rockets’ program from Ohio State University. Weatherspoon will become eligible to play for UT in 2013-14 and has two years of eligibility remaining.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference presented Kent State with the Reese Trophy for the fourth straight year, for men’s all-sports excellence Thursday night at the MAC Honors Dinner at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The Golden Flashes have now won seven Reese Trophies dating back to 2000.
Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference has announced the 2012 MAC Hall of Fame Induction Class as six new members will be inducted in the MAC Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 17 at the MAC Honor’s Dinner at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel.
The six inductees are Ben Curtis (Kent State, men’s golf), Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan, football), Wayne Embry (Miami, men’s basketball), Karen Fitzpatrick (Ball State, field hockey), Bob Nichols (Toledo, men’s basketball) and Mike Schmidt (Ohio, baseball).
Ben Roethlisberger OXFORD, Ohio -- Ben Roethlisberger, record-breaking quarterback at Miami University from 2001-2003 and current star for the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education Sunday morning (May 6) in Commencement exercises at Miami's Millett Hall.
The 30-year-old Roethlisberger was among nearly 600 students who received their diplomas at the ceremony officiated by Dean Carine Feyten of The School of Education, Health & Society. This year marks the University's 173rd Annual Commencement.
Roethlisberger's wife (Ashley), his parents (Ken and Brenda) and his grandmother (Audrey Roethlisberger) all were in attendance for the special event on the Oxford, Ohio campus.
"This day means a lot to me," said Roethlisberger. "I'm proud of this school, I'm proud of the `M' and I'm proud of the education I've received here. I can't thank the people here at Miami for everything they've done and, nine years later, we've finally got it. How could I tell my children someday how vital an education is if I didn't have one, so that was really important to me to get it done."
Melissa Chase, Associate Dean for Miami's School of Education, Health & Society and a faculty member in the University's Kinesiology & Health Department, had Roethlisberger as a student in one of her classes. She began working with him as his academic advisor in the Spring of 2005, just more than a year after he left school to prepare for the NFL Draft.
Roethlisberger gave Chase credit as the person who urged him to get his degree.
"To have someone like her to push me was exactly what I needed," said Roethlisberger. "She helped me to see the goal. I can't say enough to what it meant to have her behind me."
Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference has announced a new four-year contract extension with long-time Mobile, Alabama bowl partner, the GoDaddy.com Bowl, through the 2017 football season
OXFORD, Ohio -- Though he played the final collegiate game of his career last November, the game of football isn't out of Chris Givens' life just yet. The wide receiver from Chillicothe has signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints.