The Alumni Arena Natatorium was splashing with excitement last Saturday afternoon as the men and women's swimming and diving teams were triumphant in their last regular season meet. The men's team (6-2, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) defeated St.
If you listen to any commentary about the NBA lately, you'd probably think that the playoffs don't matter that much. It seems like the only thing any NBA commentator wants to do is pin down how many teams can win the title ? and try to keep that number as low as possible. When the season started, ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy stated that he believed only four teams could win the title.
True Blue nation has come to know junior forward Mitchell Watt as Mitchell "Swatt." On Tuesday night, Mr. "Swatt" was in strong form, helping the men's basketball team turn in one of its most dominant performances of the season. The Bulls (14-7, 7-3 Mid-American Conference) dismantled Central Michigan (6-16, 3-7 MAC) in every phase of the game and disposed of them 72-43.
In the blink of an eye, a day that started with so much hope ended in disappointment and heartbreak for the wrestling team. After the Bulls (7-7, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) jumped out to an early 9-0 lead over Kent State (12-5, 2-0 MAC), they dropped six of their last seven matches en route to a 19-13 defeat in front of a raucous home crowd at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. Head coach Jim Beichner felt the Bulls failed to take advantage of several key opportunities throughout the meet.
Fans that showed up on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Arena were treated to the women basketball team's best defensive performance of the season. Shooting woes were the story of the game and Western Michigan (6-17, 2-8 Mid-American Conference) shot 22 percent from the field, including 0-for-15 from 3-point territory.
In its last meet, the wrestling team rested its top athletes in preparation for conference play. That decision did not help the team as much as the coaches had hoped. The Bulls (7-6, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) hoped to open up conference play on the right foot against the Ohio Bobcats (7-3, 2-0 MAC) over the weekend.
The Xavier Silas show was supposed to take center stage at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon, but senior guard Zach Filzen stepped in and stole the NBA prospect's spotlight. Buffalo (13-6, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) extended its season-best win streak to five games in a 63-52 victory over Northern Illinois (7-12, 3-4 MAC). Filzen electrified the 2,347 fans in attendance throughout the game with his 3-point shooting.
The men's ice hockey club team does not usually get the attention that it deserves on campus; however, the $50,000 check that it just received suggests that at least one person knows that the club exists. That person is Hamilton, On.
Saturday wasn't a good day to visit Alumni Arena if you were wearing anything other than blue and white. Just days after senior forwards Kourtney Brown and Jessica Fortman made history in a huge win over Central Michigan (12-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), the Bulls (11-10, 4-4 MAC) trampled the Ball State Cardinals (9-12, 4-4 MAC) by a score of 77-61. The Cardinals seemed to be overwhelmed in the opening minutes, when Brown scored nine of Buffalo's first 11 points to put the Bulls ahead.