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Rockets ran over in first road game of season

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 12, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Most of the best words describing Toledo’s Friday night 58-34 road loss to Cincinnati are unprintable due to their profane nature. It started as a blowout, turned into a shootout, reverted to a blowout and, for a Rockets’ team looking for momentum, there were too many three and outs. “We...

UT hits the road

UT hits the road

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

Toledo’s quarterback competition has officially been reopened. This time, however, the battle is between two signal callers instead of three. The Rockets (1-1) have lost junior QB Phillip Ely to a season-ending ACL tear sustained during last Saturday’s 49-24 loss to Missouri. Toledo head coach...

Ely set the bar for UT’s signal callers

Ely set the bar for UT’s signal callers

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

  Phillip Ely knew he was hurt one play earlier than anyone else did last Saturday against Missouri. Well, that isn’t totally true. His coach had a feeling something was wrong, asking the junior transfer from the University of Alabama if he needed to come out when Ely came to the sidelines...

Sophomore wide receiver Jones is focused on game, not distractions

Robert Hearons, Associate Sports Editor
September 10, 2014
Filed under Sports

On game days, it’s all business for University of Toledo sophomore wide receiver Corey Jones. On his off days? Well, it’s all business then, too. A four-star recruit coming out of high school, Jones stepped onto campus last fall as Scout.com’s 41st ranked wide receiver recruit in the country. But...

Weekly Launch

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 8, 2014
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo football team is on the hunt for a MAC title, and the IC Sports staff is here to bring you all this year's action as it happens. This is Weekly Launch, a feature counting down the top UT stories heading into each new week of the season. Ely, Jeppeson out for season Junior...

Rockets mauled 49-24 by Pinkel’s Tigers

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 6, 2014
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo football program lost more than a nationally televised game Saturday afternoon in the Glass Bowl. UT suffered a shakeup at the quarterback position during a 49-24 defeat at the hands of No. 24 Missouri when junior signal caller Phillip Ely went out with a knee injury late...

Kareem Hunt happy to take center stage in UT rushing attack

Kareem Hunt happy to take center stage in UT rushing attack

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

University of Toledo sophomore running back Kareem Hunt was never going to tiptoe quietly through his collegiate career. When a guy shows up as a high school senior on his official campus visit wearing a hoody emblazoned with the slogan ‘You’ve just got Kareemed,’ it kind of throws the possibility...

A letter to the University of Toledo student body

A letter to the University of Toledo student body

Matt Campbell, University of Toledo head football coach
September 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

To all University of Toledo students, On behalf of the coaches and players on the University of Toledo football team, I would like to personally thank all of you who came out and packed the student section of the Glass Bowl vs. New Hampshire on Saturday. Your energy and enthusiasm fired us up and helped...

Rockets to host No. 24 Missouri in nationally televised game

Rockets to host No. 24 Missouri in nationally televised game

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
September 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Talk to the Rockets and they will assure you that Toledo’s upcoming matchup with No. 24 Missouri is no different than any other game on the 2014 schedule. It doesn’t matter to them that this is the first SEC team to ever visit the Glass City. It’s insignificant that the Toledo football program...

Robert Hearons: Ely will face true test against Tigers

Robert Hearons: Ely will face true test against Tigers

Robert Hearons, Sports Reporter
September 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

Until last weekend’s season opening 54-20 route of the New Hampshire Wildcats, University of Toledo junior quarterback Phillip Ely hadn’t tasted a lick of competitive collegiate football in nearly three years. To put that in perspective, the last time Ely threw and completed a pass was in backup...

Rockets keep Xavier scoreless in weekend home matchup

Marcus Dodson, Sports Reporter
September 2, 2014
Filed under Sports

University of Toledo women’s soccer coach Brad Evans is officially over the 200-win mark. Evans’ Rockets put him over the plateau with UT’s 1-0 victory over Xavier last Sunday. Toledo improved to 2-1-1 and have yet to give up more than one goal in a game this season. “It is exciting,”...

Rockets stomp New Hampshire 54-20 in Toledo’s season opener at home

Rockets stomp New Hampshire 54-20 in Toledo’s season opener at home

Blake Bacho, Sports Editor
August 31, 2014
Filed under Sports

Toledo junior Phillip Ely had been waiting almost four full years for his first collegiate start when he stepped into the Glass Bowl for Saturday night’s season opener against New Hampshire As he can attest to, a 54-20 victory in front of over 20,000 people is worth waiting for. “I think anyway...

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