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Women head to Oregon

Women head to Oregon

Sam Williams, Sports Editor
March 14
Filed under Sports

As the excitement from the University of Toledo’s first women’s basketball MAC title since 2001 dwindles down, the Rockets begin to look forward to the NCAA tournament. This will be the women Rockets’ eighth appearance in the NCAA tournament, with an overall record of 3-7 in the competition. UT...

Born to be brave

Born to be brave

Emily Jackson, Community Editor
February 28
Filed under Community

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This is the Special Olympic athlete’s oath that was first recited July 20, 1968 at the opening ceremony of the very first Special Olympics International Games. Since that day, more than four million Special Olympic athletes...

Joslin: Bowling IS a sport — trust me

Joslin: Bowling IS a sport — trust me

Savannah Joslin, Director of Photography
February 21
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I get the same look when I tell strangers that I bowl collegiately — a cocked eyebrow and a face full of disbelief. And then they start to explain why they’re so surprised. Normally, it starts with trivial comments like “anyone can bowl.” Or “all that you do is throw a ball at pins; it’s...

Rocket Softball Season Starts

Rocket Softball Season Starts

Kenny Kruse, Staff Reporter
February 14
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo softball team began their 2017 season in a tournament at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa this past weekend, playing five games in three days. The Rockets had a rough start, losing the first four games, but did happen to end the tournament on a good note with...

UT Men lose two games, but bounce back against Eastern Michigan

UT Men lose two games, but bounce back against Eastern Michigan

Justice Sunderland and Sam Williams, Staff Reporter and Sports Editor
February 7
Filed under Sports

    The Rocket men’s basketball team lost two close games on the road last week, falling on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Ball State 81-80. Then on Saturday, Feb. 4, the Rockets lost the Battle of I-75 to Bowling Green 104-100 in a double-overtime thriller.   UT now stands at 11-12...

Football adds promising 2017 recruitment class

Football adds promising 2017 recruitment class

Jackson Rogers, Associate sports editor
February 7
Filed under Sports

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the University of Toledo Rocket football team signed 23 new players into the program for National Signing Day. Recruiting site rivals.com ranked the Rocket recruiting class as No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference. "I feel like this is a complete class," said head coach Jason...

Rocket Men Lose Heartbreaker

Rocket Men Lose Heartbreaker

Justice Sunderland, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under Sports

The men’s basketball team lost a nail biter game (74-72) to Northern Illinois University at University of Toledo’s Savage Arena on Jan. 28. The loss came just a couple of days after UT defeated the Ohio Bobcats, one of the top teams in the conference.   Second-year guard Jaelen Sanford...

Rockets Take Down Chippewas

Rockets Take Down Chippewas

Jackson Rogers, Associate Sports Editor
January 31
Filed under Sports

This Saturday, the University of Toledo women’s basketball team defeated Central Michigan University by a score of 74-72 in the annual Rocket for the Cure Game. The win increases the Rockets’ record to 13-6 overall and 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play. “Words can’t describe how proud of...

Rocket Tennis victorious at home

Rocket Tennis victorious at home

Kenny Kruse, Staff Reporter
January 31
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo men’s and women’s tennis teams both had wins during a home matchup. On Jan. 27 against the Dukes of Duquesne University, the men won 6-1 to rebound their season record, 2-3. The women’s team won 4-3 over Duquesne that same day, and 6-1 over the Cleveland State Vikings on...

Men’s tennis kicks off 2017 season

Men’s tennis kicks off 2017 season

Sam Williams, Sports Editor
January 24
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo men’s tennis team kicked off their 2017 season with four matches in four days. The Rockets took on The Ohio State University on Jan. 18, the University of Dayton on the 20th and then faced Valparaiso University and Wright State University on the 21st. The Rockets lost their...

Rockets swim team takes on Akron Zips

Rockets swim team takes on Akron Zips

Sam Williams, Sports Editor
January 17
Filed under Sports

The University of Toledo swimming team took on the reigning Mid-American Conference Champions University of Akron at home last Saturday as they looked to salvage the rough start to their season. The Rockets have dropped all of their matches thus far and finished fifth at the Zippy invite. The Rockets...

Women split wins against Buffalo and Northern Illinois

Women split wins against Buffalo and Northern Illinois

Jackson Rodgers, Staff Reporter
January 17
Filed under Sports

This past week, the University of Toledo women’s basketball team beat the University of Buffalo 73-64 on Wednesday and lost to Northern Illinois University 77-73 on Saturday. The two games bring the Rockets’ record to 12-4 on the season. “Well, we feel good knowing that Buffalo hadn’t lost...

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