2016-17 Around the Great Lakes

February 21, 2017 Polar Bears stay hot Ohio Northern completed an unblemished regular season. The Polar Bears know that they have unfinished business after consecutive years of disappointment in the OAC tournament. For the ONU ladies, 25-0 is just the start. More in Around the Great Lakes.

February 13, 2017 New-look Bearcats back on top of the PAC St. Vincent graduated eight players from last year's roster. Despite winning four straight PAC tournaments, the Bearcats were picked to finish second this year. Once the newcomers jelled with the handful of returning players, the Bearcats played their way back to a familiar position.

February 6, 2017 Geneva, PAC helping to “Wynn the battle” Geneva coach Lori Wynn made an uplifting return to the sidelines on January 28. The coach's spirits have been lifted by the outpouring of support from throughout the PAC. Everyone wants Lori to #WynnTheBattle. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 31, 2017 Styles change, but culture of winning remains Over his 21 seasons, Brian Morehouse has learned how to adapt to the roster he has each year. This season's Hope squad is fast and deep. The one constant over the years: finding what it takes to win. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 24, 2017 Locals leading charge for Denison The Big Red are in the top ten, led by a pair of Granville natives. Four starters are local products and summer league teammates, creating an atmosphere of excitement and chemistry around and within the program. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 17, 2017 Offense fuels CWRU women’s turnaround Veteran leaders and an infusion of young talent have led the Spartans to a more explosive offensive output this season. The increased scoring has also led to wins. Now, Case Western Reserve returns home with sights set on a UAA crown.

January 10, 2017 Lauren's legacy alive at MSJ Two years later, Lauren Hill's presence lives on through her coach and former teammates. The Lions are struggling this season, but have perspective thanks to their guardian angel. More in Around the Great Lakes.

January 3, 2017 Reloaded Tartans building on 2016 success Carnegie Mellon's women turned heads with a Sweet Sixteen run last season. Despite being hit hard by graduation, the Tartans reloaded and are playing up to heightened expectations this year. More in Around the Great Lakes.

December 6, 2016 Strong start puts Marietta coach at ease The Marietta Way calls for reloading. Despite graduating three starters and facing a grueling early-season schedule, the Pioneers are off and running. Joe Sager has more in Around the Great Lakes.

November 28, 2016 John Carroll aims to send Moran off on top Mike Moran's reign as Blue Streaks head coach will come to an end after a quarter century. His final squad wants to make sure he goes out on a high note. More in Around the Great Lakes.

November 22, 2016 Wooster: Reloaded The Fighting Scots made a surprising run to the Elite Eight last year. With 11 returning players, Wooster will not sneak up on anybody this year, and the internal expectations are even higher. Joe Sager has more in Around the Great Lakes.