On Saturday, the cross-country team traveled to Penn State's Blue and White Golf Courses to participate in one of the largest tournaments of the year. Not only was the tournament one of the largest, it also had some of the best competition in the country, making for a tough weekend for every squad. The lineup included the defending NCAA Champion Villanova, a team that ran four All-Americans from last year on Saturday.
On Saturday night, the men's soccer team not only had to play against the best team in the Mid-American Conference, but they had to deal with the No.1 ranked team in the country. As expected, the Akron Zips (11-0-1, 4-0-0 MAC) bullied the Buffalo Bulls (5-7-1, 1-2-0 MAC) from start to finish in a 4-0 game. Despite the score, Bulls head coach John Astudillo thought the effort from the Zips was top notch. "I think from almost every aspect on the field, Akron was quite a bit better and more efficient than we were," Astudillo said. The Zips came roaring out of the gates, led by freshman forward Darren Mattocks.
The men's tennis team took to the courts this weekend to claim regional supremacy. The USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Championships ran from last Thursday to Monday and showcased top talent from schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Boston College and Dartmouth. With such prestigious names on the schedule, many opponents would be intimidated.
Scouting Northern lllinois 2010 Record: 4-2 (2-0 Mid-American Conference) 2009 Record: 7-6 (5-3 MAC) Last Meeting: September 16, 2006 Northern Illinois 31, Buffalo 16 All-Time Series: Northern Illinois leads Buffalo, 5-1 Three Huskies to watch: RB Chad Spann ? Spann leads the MAC in rushing and ranks 19th nationally with 107 yards per game.
The NBA season is rapidly approaching and The Spectrum is getting you ready for the season with our six-part division-by-division preview. We'll cover everything that has happened over the summer with your favorite teams and let you know what to expect this season. There's no better place to start than LeBron, South Beach, and the center of the media circus. MIAMI HEAT Additions: LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Zydrunas Ilgauskus, Mike Miller, Eddie House, Juwan Howard, Da'Sean Butler, Dexter Pittman Losses: Michael Beasley, Daquan Cook The Heat became the most talked about team in sports once King James announced he would "take his talents to South Beach." The reaction following the shift of power in the Eastern Conference caused a line to be drawn in the sand.
Bradley Parker navigated his way through the crowd, dodging elbows, shoves, and dirty looks while dozens of people waited in line to enter The Northside bar Saturday night on Main Street. According to Parker, a sophomore communication major, the bar was rowdier, hotter and more packed than normal.
The men's soccer team played the first of three-straight road games on Saturday and looked for their first win in over a week. They are still searching for a victory. Buffalo (4-6-1, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) lost 2-0 to the Bowling Green Falcons (4-4-2, 1-2 MAC) to extend their winless streak to three games. The loss also marked the fifth time that the Bulls have been shut out this season. "I think that we played well at the end," said head coach John Astudillo.
With the season slowly slipping away, the volleyball team needed to make a statement. They did just that on Saturday night. For the second consecutive game at Alumni Arena, the Bulls (14-8, 2-4 Mid American Conference) found themselves entrenched in a five-set war.
It wasn't a good weekend for the women's soccer team. The Bulls (1-12-1, 0-5-1 Mid-American Conference) had two chances at home over the weekend to notch their first conference win of the season against Central Michigan (8-3-1, 5-0 MAC) and Eastern Michigan (6-5-3, 3-0-2 MAC). Both attempts came up short as the Bulls failed to score a goal in either game. On Friday night, the Bulls fell 3-0 to the Chippewas and followed that up with a 1-0 heartbreaking defeat against the Eagles. Despite the shutout loss against Central Michigan, Bulls head coach Michael Thomas had nothing but praise for the Chippewas after the game. "Central Michigan is a very good soccer team," Thomas said.
The women's soccer team brought a six-game losing streak into last weekend's games, and after two hard fought matches, they broke the string, barely. After falling 1-0 on Friday night against Northern Illinois, (6-4-1, 2-4-1 Mid-American Conference), the Bulls (1-10-1, 0-3-1 MAC) salvaged the weekend with a 0-0 draw against Western Michigan (6-5-1, 2-1-1 MAC). Sunday's shutout by freshman goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon was the first of her career and the first for the Bulls since October 2009.
The puck drops this Thursday afternoon as the 2010-11 National Hockey League season commences. The new season starts with an original six matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. After taking home the Stanley Cup last season, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to repeat this year.