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Dallas Gant getting by just fine at home in Lucas County

The Ohio State flag outside the front door is confirmation that you’ve reached the correct destination.

Sun, 24 May 2020 13:00:00 GMT

University president: No stu­dents, no sports at Mich­i­gan

ANN ARBOR — Michigan won’t play football — or any sport — in 2020 unless students are on campus this fall, university president Mark Schlissel told the Wall Street Journal.

Sun, 24 May 2020 19:52:57 GMT

A closer look at Toledo football's 2021 recruiting class

According to 247Sports, the University of Toledo football team has had the top recruiting class in the Mid-American Conference for four straight seasons.

Sun, 24 May 2020 18:42:37 GMT

Hall of Fame basketball coach Sutton dies at 84

TULSA, Okla. — Eddie Sutton, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who led three teams to the Final Four and was the first coach to take four schools to the NCAA Tournament, died Saturday. He was 84.

Sun, 24 May 2020 04:57:30 GMT

Basketball bond: Son's mission to carry dad's legacy as local hoop mentor

It wasn’t enough for Melvin Thomas, a longtime basketball coach, camp director, and trainer in Toledo, to see basketball players he trained and mentored have success playing ball at the next level.

Sun, 24 May 2020 18:36:35 GMT

In the MAC, recruiting rankings are a tricky business

A December 15 NFL game at Ford Field between Detroit and Tampa Bay became an impromptu Mid-American Conference showcase.

Sun, 24 May 2020 02:02:48 GMT

20 for ‘20: Swanton utility player Ulch a true student of softball

The Blade is featuring 20 spring sports seniors from 20 different schools whose final seasons were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is the final story in the 20-part series.

Sat, 23 May 2020 13:00:00 GMT

NBA in talks with Disney about resuming season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA is in talks with the Walt Disney Company on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sat, 23 May 2020 18:44:44 GMT

Briggs: Why Toledo and BG football dropping to FCS is an 'absolute non-starter'

Given the foreboding drip, drip, drip of news coming out of the Mid-American Conference — Bowling Green cutting baseball here, Akron dropping sports there, budgets slashing everywhere — more than a few readers have understandably asked the question.

Sat, 23 May 2020 17:24:53 GMT

NHLPA approves going forward with 24-team playoff talks

NEW YORK — The NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:29:17 GMT

Patterson adapting to NFL virtually as a rookie

In a normal year, former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson would have already moved to Kansas City and gone through both rookie minicamp and OTAs after signing with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent earlier this month.

Sat, 23 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Eagles live on in Native culture

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Following the eventual completion of the investigation into its death, the bald eagle killed earlier this year when it was struck by a wind turbine blade at the Wood County Landfill will end up here, at the National Eagle Repository.

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:00:00 GMT

Georgetown coach, former NBA star Ewing treated for coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital.

Sat, 23 May 2020 00:38:43 GMT

Checking in with ... Bryan Smolinski

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — When asked what hockey meant to him, and the impact the game has had on his life, Bryan Smolinski didn’t need to think long for an answer, or use many words to describe the relationship.

Sat, 23 May 2020 00:35:33 GMT

WCHA member Alabama-Huntsville discontinues hockey

BOWLING GREEN — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Bowling Green State University’s league for one more season, will have one fewer member.

Fri, 22 May 2020 21:12:15 GMT

Big Ten football media days won’t be held as scheduled

The Big Ten Conference got in line with other leagues around the country Friday.

Fri, 22 May 2020 20:36:02 GMT

Michigan DC Brown has become ‘Zoom magician’ during pandemic

ANN ARBOR — Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown in recent weeks has added new skills to his resume: “Zoom magician” and “virtual expert.”

Fri, 22 May 2020 19:29:10 GMT

Toledo running back recruit Shaw has big-time potential

With the allure of Power Five schools tempting his fate, recent University of Toledo running back commit Willie Shaw defied convention and surprised his mom on Mother's Day by choosing to continue his football career with the Rockets.

Fri, 22 May 2020 19:07:57 GMT

OHSAA director: No strict deadline for decisions on fall sports

COLUMBUS — Ohio High School Athletic Association executive director Jerry Snodgrass on Friday morning said decisions for fall sports are fluid situations.

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:40:17 GMT

Jerry Sloan, Jazz great and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 78

SALT LAKE CITY — Jerry Sloan, the Hall of Fame coach who was a fixture for decades in Utah and took the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, died Friday. He was 78.

Fri, 22 May 2020 15:22:37 GMT

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