2015-16 Around the Great Lakes

March 1, 2016 Off the bench, into the tournament Midway through the season, Denison coach Bob Ghiloni made the difficult decision to send one of his top players to the bench. David Meurer accepted his new role and responded by leading the Big Red to its second ever NCAC tournament title. More in Around the Great Lakes.

February 23, 2016 Bellhy family tradition continues at W&J Sophomore Rachel Bellhy is the fourth of her siblings to play for the Presidents. Rachel and her sister Beka, a senior, helped make Washington and Jefferson the second-best team in the PAC. More in Around the Great Lakes.

February 16, 2016 Pioneers surge to top of the OAC pack In front of a sellout crowd, Marietta claimed sole possession of first place in the OAC. The victory came in large part thanks to a senior seeking out and rising to a challenge. More in Around the Great Lakes.

February 9, 2016 A milestone for Morehouse The Flying Dutch continued their perfect season and earned head coach Brian Morehouse his 500th career victory. Hope's 2006 national championship team was in attendance, as were several past players who shared in their coach's historic moment. More in Around the Great Lakes.

February 2, 2016 A barnburner atop the NCAC Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan split their regular season series in thrilling fashion. They could meet again in tournament play, but the road to a rematch will be a bumpy one in the competitive conference. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 26, 2016 Beavers making history Thanks to 17 straight wins to open the season, Bluffton's women's team earned the program's first ever Top 25 ranking. Now, the No. 21 Beavers are trying to hold on for a HCAC title. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 19, 2016 Great Scots! Surprising Alma seizes MIAA lead Sam Hargraves has executed a turnaround at Alma. The Scots enter the backstretch of the season on the verge of their first conference title since 1978. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 12, 2016 John Carroll, Mount Union headed toward OAC showdown The Blue Streaks set the standard in the OAC. The Purple Raiders want to reach that peak, but know they must get past John Carroll to get where they want to go. This Saturday's winner will have the edge going forward in 2016. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 5, 2016 It's crowded at the top As conference play heats up, four men's teams are tied atop the NCAC standings. But that's not as hotly contested as the HCAC, which has five teams tied for the lead entering play on Jan. 6. More in Around the Great Lakes.

December 8, 2015 John Carroll starts the season streaking The Blue Streaks are on a tear, opening the season 7-0. It's hard to beat a team averaging over 97 points per game. More on arguably the hottest team in the nation in Around the Great Lakes.

November 24, 2015 Back for more Thomas More opened its title defense without reigning National Player of the Year Sydney Moss. The Saints still looked like the top team in the nation, led by a pair of sophomores. That and more in Around the Great Lakes.

November 18, 2015 Playing for a purpose The NCAC/OAC Challenge took on an even bigger meaning this year. The games raised awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while Capital coach Damon Goodwin is battling leukemia. More in Around the Great Lakes.