• Polar Bears prepared for another postseason plunge
    February 13, 2018
    Ohio Northern's women reloaded with an experienced team. The veterans are hungry for another postseason opportunity and are far from content with their OAC success this season. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Lucas, Johnson team up to raise alopecia awareness
    February 05, 2018
    HCAC opponents, two of the best players in the conference, have something else in common beside prolific scoring abilities. This week, they'll team up for something bigger than basketball. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Wells upholds family tradition
    January 30, 2018
    After starting his college career in Canada, James Wells followed in the tradition of his two older sisters. The sophomore transfer has fit in at Grove City seamlessly, and now shares a spot in the record book with his sister. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Tigers climbing back to the pinnacle
    January 23, 2018
    DePauw's women won the 2013 national championship. This year's squad, at 17-1, has its eyes on the ultimate prize. The Tigers have been building to this moment. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Fresh start pays off for Adrian
    January 16, 2018
    Following a disappointing 2016-17 season, the Bulldogs hit the reset button. The fresh start was just what the program needed, and now Adrian is thriving. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • What rebuild? Unbeaten Wittenberg no longer a surprise
    January 09, 2018
    A 13-0 start was not expected for a Tigers program that graduated four starters. But stingy defense, balanced offense, and instant chemistry have helped Wittenberg take charge in the NCAC. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Doss blazes a trail for his hometown
    January 02, 2018
    Kenny Doss took a long, winding, and at times frustrating path to Manchester. He's sharing his wisdom with Spartans underclassmen, just like he does for the youth in his hometown neighborhood in Chicago. More in Around the Great Lakes.
  • Not Trine to surprise anyone
    December 19, 2017
    Last season the Trine Thunder were one of the biggest surprises, as MIAA champions and NCAA tournament participants. This year the Thunder won't surprise anyone, but they are rolling right into a showdown with the defending champions. Joe Sager has more.
  • Pioneers forge new identity
    December 05, 2017
    When you're a three-time defending conference champion, you don't want to change your identity. But Marietta has had to forge a new path this season following the graduation of A.J. Edwards. Joe Sager explains how the Pioneers' balanced attack continues to produce wins.
  • Polar Bears stay hot
    February 21, 2017
    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.
  • New-look Bearcats back on top of the PAC
    February 13, 2017
    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.
  • Geneva, PAC helping to “Wynn the battle”
    February 06, 2017
    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.
  • Styles change, but culture of winning remains
    January 31, 2017
    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.
  • Locals leading charge for Denison
    January 24, 2017
    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.
  • Offense fuels CWRU women’s turnaround
    January 17, 2017
    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.
  • Lauren's legacy alive at MSJ
    January 10, 2017
    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.
  • Reloaded Tartans building on 2016 success
    January 03, 2017
    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.
  • Strong start puts Marietta coach at ease
    December 06, 2016
    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.
  • John Carroll aims to send Moran off on top
    November 28, 2016
    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.
  • Wooster: Reloaded
    November 22, 2016
    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.
  • Off the bench, into the tournament
    March 01, 2016
    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.
  • Bellhy family tradition continues at W&J
    February 23, 2016
    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.
  • Pioneers surge to top of the OAC pack
    February 16, 2016
    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.
  • A milestone for Morehouse
    February 09, 2016
    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.
  • A barnburner atop the NCAC
    February 02, 2016
    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.
  • Beavers making history
    January 26, 2016
    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.
  • Great Scots! Surprising Alma seizes MIAA lead
    January 19, 2016
    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.
  • John Carroll, Mount Union headed toward OAC showdown
    January 12, 2016
    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.
  • It's crowded at the top
    January 05, 2016
    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.
  • John Carroll starts the season streaking
    December 08, 2015
    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.
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