Tuesday, November 30, 2010

House and Senate Leadership Teams Complete

Rep. William Batchelder (R-Medina) was selected as speaker;
Rep. Lou Blessing (R-Cincinnati) is speaker pro tem;
Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) is majority floor leader;
Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) is assistant majority floor leader;
Rep. John Adams (R-Sydney) is the majority whip;
and Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) is the assistant majority whip.

Rep. Armond Budish (D-Beachwood) is minority leader;

Rep. Matthew Szollosi (D-Toledo) is assistant minority leader;

Rep. Tracy Heard (D-Columbus) is minority whip;

and Rep. Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) is assistant minority whip.

Sen. Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) is Senate president;
Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina) is president pro tem;
Sen. Jimmy Stewart (R-Albany) is majority floor leader;
and Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) is majority whip.

Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) is Senate minority leader;
Sen. Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) is assistant minority leader;
Sen. Edna Brown (D-Toledo) is minority whip;
and Sen. Jason Wilson (D-Columbiana) is assistant minority whip.

Notre Dame Advances, Rio Grande Falls in NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship

NAIA Men’s Soccer Tournament
at Orange Beach, Ala.

Second Round, Nov. 29

Third round, Dec. 1
Notre Dame vs. Grand View (Iowa), 12 noon CST

— Bob Burke

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Sports Tournament Results Through Nov. 21


NCAA Division I
First Round, Nov. 18: West Virginia 4, Xavier 2

NCAA Division III
Third Round, Nov. 20: Ohio Wesleyan 1, Johns Hopkins 0
Quarterfinal, Nov. 21: Lynchburg 2, Ohio Wesleyan 0

Second Round, Nov. 29 at Orange Beach, Ala.: Noon, Rio Grande vs. Bethel (Tenn.); 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Vanguard (Calif.)


NCAA Division III
Quarterfinal, Nov. 21: Otterbein 1, Denison 1 (Otterbein won on penalty kicks, 3-1)
Semifinal, Dec. 3, time TBA, at San Antonio, Texas: Otterbein vs. Hardin-Simmons (Texas)


NCAA Division III

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fall Sports Tournaments: Some Begin, Some Continue

A quick look at fall sports tournament action featuring AICUO member campuses:

Soccer, Men’s: Xavier begins play in the NCAA Division I tournament this Thursday evening at West Virginia. In the NCAA Division II tournament, Ashland, champion of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, lost in the first round to Missouri S&T on Nov. 12 at Highland Heights, Ky. In Division III, Ohio Wesleyan has advanced to the third round, defeating Catholic (D.C.) 2-0 in the first round and Kenyonfirst-round victors over York (Pa.)by the same score in the second round. The Bishops’ next game, Saturday against Johns Hopkins, will be at Delaware, Ohio, as OWU is the site of both the third and quarterfinal rounds. Ohio Northern also qualified for the Division III playoff, but lost in the first round to Calvin, 2-0.

Two AICUO members qualified for the NAIA men’s soccer tourney. Top seed Rio Grande, boasting a 21-0 record, hosts Bethel (Ind.) on Saturday, while Notre Dame, also unbeaten and the fourth seed in the 30-team playoff, plays Davenport (Mich.) on its home pitch.

Soccer, Women’s: Two AICUO members have reached the third round of the NCAA Division III playoff, and each travel this weekend for games at Dubuque, Iowa. On Saturday Denison, after defeating Penn State-Altoona 1-0 and Illinois Wesleyan 2-0 at Granville, plays Wisconsin-Stevens Point, while Otterbein, which eliminated Calvin 1-0 and Washington-St. Louis 2-0, takes on Loras, the host school. The winners play Sunday afternoon for a space in the tournament’s final four.

In the NCAA Division I tournament, Dayton won its first-round game 3-0 over Virginia Tech, but lost on penalty kicks to Ohio State after a scoreless regulation and overtime in Columbus.

Football: Three AICUO members qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament beginning this Saturday, and two play each other. Ohio Northern, runner-up in the Ohio Athletic Conference, hosts North Coast Athletic Conference champion Wittenberg. Mount Union, OAC champion and last year’s national runner-up, welcomes St. Lawrence (N.Y.) for a first-round game. Starting time for both games is 12 noon.

No AICUO member qualified for the NCAA Division II or NAIA tournament.

—Bob Burke

Thursday, November 4, 2010

AICUO Art Awards Coordinator Featured in CCAD Magazine

Noel Ang, AICUO Art Awards Coordinator and senior at the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), was recently featured in CCAD’s Image magazine. For more information about Noel and what inspired him to pursue a career in art, check out the feature here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Movember is Here - Gentlemen, Start Your Growing!

When I was asked 3 years ago to shave my mustache for charity, I balked. I had taken a lot of time and effort to perfect my 'stache and here I was being asked to shave it, just to re-grow it during the month of November. In the end, I decided that this cause was well worth it considering I could be diagnosed and affected and the money raised could be the money that finds a cure. I shaved it and will continue to shave and re-grow every Movember, the month formerly known as November.

Movemeber started in 2003 in Australia with 30 guys who wanted to grow mustaches, but apparently none were man enough to grow them without a little support from others. The next year, they decided to raise money along with their growing efforts. Since they were all men, the logical charity is prostate and testicular cancer. Now, 7 years later, Movember has raised over $42 million across the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, the Netherlands and Finland.

Please click here to donate and help raise awareness for these important issues. I mean, I did shave my 'stache for this...

- Dustin A. Holfinger