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Schaus stepping down as Ohio AD after 11 years

Dean named interim AD

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Jim Schaus
ATHENS – After more than 11 years at the helm, Jim Schaus is stepping down June 30 as Ohio University athletic director in order to take a position as the Southern Conference commissioner.

Schaus was hired by former President Roderick McDavis on April 7, 2008.

“It has been an amazing 11 years as athletic director at Ohio,” Schaus said in a press release. “We have accomplished much and had a lot of fun doing it thanks to a great team of people on and off our campus who are committed to Ohio University.”

Amy Dean was named the interim director of athletics effective July 1. Dean was named deputy athletic director in 2016 and began working at Ohio University in 1998.

“Amy has provided strong leadership to Ohio athletics throughout her tenure... <Read More>

Ohio graduate Boals announced as men's basketball coach

Stony Brook coach comes to Athens to replace Phillips

Click to Enlarge ImageATHENS – Former Ohio team captain Jeff Boals has been named the men’s basketball coach, the university announced Sunday.

A 1995 graduate of Ohio University, Boals has spent the last three years as the head coach at Stony Brook, leading the Seawolves to a 55-41 record.

"I am incredibly grateful and honored to return home to my alma mater as the head men's basketball at Ohio University," Boals said in a press release. "My family and I are thrilled to see my coaching career come full circle with this opportunity. Sincere thanks to (President) Dr. (Duane) Nellis and to (Athletic Director) Jim Schaus for their confidence in me to lead the young men of Ohio both on and off the court."

Boals replaces Saul Phillips, whose contract was not renewed... <Read More>

Buffalo's 3-point shooting, offensive boards carry it to MAC women's basketball title

Bobcats hope to get into NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection

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CLEVELAND – Buffalo used a barrage of first-half 3-pointers and pounded the offensive boards throughout to take a 77-61 victory against Ohio in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference women’s basketball tournament Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

With both teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble, the Bulls clinched their spot for the second straight year while the Bobcats will sweat out the selection show Monday hoping to earn their first spot since winning the MAC in 2015.

Buffalo knocked down 9 of 17 3-pointers before halftime, building a 43-28 lead at the break, and led by Summer Hemphill’s MAC Tournament record 21-rebound performance, it finished with a 46-29 advantage on the boards. Ohio trimmed a 21-point second-half deficit... <Read More>

Northern Illinois' hot-shooting start carries it past Ohio

Bobcats bounced in first round of MAC tourney to finish 14-17 again

DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois shot 62.1 percent in the first half – including 8 of 10 from 3-point range – to build a 16-point lead and then coast to a 80-61 victory against Ohio in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday night at The Convocation Center.

The No. 7 seed Huskies (16-16) led 44-28 at halftime and advanced to Cleveland to face No. 2 seed Toledo in the quarterfinals.

Eugene German led Northern Illinois with 23 points and five rebounds, Dante Thorpe added 18 points, and Lacey James had 14 points and five rebounds.

"The game plan was to rely on getting Eugene German to pass and drive and have bodies in behind him," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "I didn't think we did a good enough job of making him... <Read More>

Carter helps rally Ohio past Miami in regular season finale

Bobcats hold RedHawks to 28.4 percent shooting

ATHENS – Ohio closed the game on a 19-6 run and closed out the regular season with a 66-57 victory against Miami on Friday night at The Convo.

Miami scored the game’s first seven points, went up by as many as 12 points and led throughout most of the game until Ohio’s strong finish.

Jason Carter nearly outscored the RedHawks by himself in the second half, finishing with 21 of his career-high 26 points after the break. Miami finished with just 25 points in the second half. Doug Taylor had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Jason Preston finished with 10 points and seven boards for Ohio (14-16, 6-12 Mid-American Conference).

"I thought it was a fitting way for the seniors to go out," Ohio Saul Phillips said. "It was kind of a grinding... <Read More>

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