Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mount Union Football Reaches NCAA Division III Final, Again; Faces Wisconsin-Whitewater, Again

NCAA Football Championship
Division III

National Semifinal, Dec. 13
Mount Union 70, Wesley (Del.) 21 at Alliance, Ohio

National Championship Game
Mount Union vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater, 7 p.m. at Salem, Va.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mount Union Defeats John Carroll, Reaches 20th Consecutive NCAA Division III Football Semifinal

NCAA Football Championship
Division III

National Quarterfinal, Dec. 6 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 36, John Carroll 28

National Semifinal, Dec. 13
Wesley (Del.) vs. Mount Union, 12 noon at Alliance, Ohio

NAIA Soccer: UNOH Women Lose in Championship Game, Men Ousted in National Semifinal

Women's Championship 

First Round
Northwestern Ohio 4, William Woods 0 at Lima, Ohio
Cumberland (Tenn.) 5, Rio Grande 0 at Lebanon, Tenn.

Subsequent rounds at Orange Beach, Ala.

Second Round, Dec. 1
Northwestern Ohio 2, The Master's College (Calif.) 1

Third Round, Dec. 3
Northwestern Ohio 1, Concordia (Ore.) 0

National Semifinal, Dec. 5
Northwestern Ohio 1, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 0, 2 OT

National Championship, Dec. 6
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3, Northwestern Ohio 0



Men's Championship 

First Round, Nov. 22
Northwestern Ohio 3, Georgia Gwinett 1 at Lawrenceville, Ga.
Rio Grande 4, Baker (Kans.) 1 at Rio Grande, Ohio

Subsequent rounds at Delray Beach, Florida

Second Round, Dec. 1
Northwestern Ohio 1, Missouri Valley College 1
(UNOH advanced on penalty kicks, 6-5)
Northwood (Fla.) 3, Rio Grande 2, OT

Third Round, Dec. 3
Northwestern Ohio 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 1

National Semifinal, Dec. 5
Texas-Brownsville 3, Northwestern Ohio 1

Eventual Champion Tufts Eliminates Ohio Wesleyan in NCAA Men's Division III Semifinal

NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship

Semifinal, Dec. 5 at Kansas City, Mo.
Tufts 3, Ohio Wesleyan 0

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ohio Wesleyan Men's Soccer Blanks Kenyon, Reaches National Semifinal


Men's Soccer

NCAA Division III Tournament

Third Round, Nov. 23
Postponed from Nov. 22 by weather
Ohio Wesleyan 2, Kenyon 0 at Gambier, Ohio

Quarterfinal, Nov. 24
Ohio Wesleyan won on penalty kicks, 4-2

National Semifinal, Dec. 5
Ohio Wesleyan vs. Tufts (Mass.), 2:30 p.m. EST at Kansas City, Mo.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Three AICUO Members Still Alive in NCAA Football Playoffs

John Carroll, Mount Union Face Off Saturday in Division III Quarterfinal

Ohio Dominican Returns to Colorado in Division II Quarterfinal

NCAA Football Championship

Division II

First Round, November 22

Second Round, November 29

National Quarterfinal, December 6
Ohio Dominican vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 2 p.m. EST at Pueblo, Colo.

Division III

First Round, November 22
John Carroll 63, Centre (Ky.) 28 at University Heights, Ohio
Mount Union 63, Adrian 3 at Alliance, Ohio

Second Round, November 29

National Quarterfinal, December 6
John Carroll vs. Mount Union, 12 noon EST at Alliance, Ohio

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NCAA Division II and III Football: Three AICUO Members to Host Division III First-Round Games


Beyond the new big-money Division I "College Football Playoff" being inaugurated this year, the NCAA has long sponsored actual football tournaments in Divisions I-AA, II, and III, and AICUO members are well represented once again this year. In fact, all Division III qualifiers will be hosting first-round games this weekend. In the mean time, the travel news is not so good in Division II, as the one team in the tournament from Ohio plays two time zones away.

In the non-scholarship Division III, Mount Union and John Carroll from the Ohio Athletic Conference and Wittenberg from the North Coast Athletic Conference play first-round games on their home fields on Saturday. Mount Union, last year's runner-up and 11-time national champion, plays Adrian (Mich.) at 12 noon. John Carroll returns to the tournament with a home game against Centre (Ky.), also at noon. Wittenberg, two-time national champion, hosts Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) with kickoff also at noon.

The Division II tournament also begins Saturday, with Ohio Dominican returning to postseason play but with a 1,274-mile trip to play Colorado School of Mines, starting at noon.

No AICUO member is participating in the NAIA football tournament. 

NAIA Soccer Tournament Includes Both Men's and Women's Teams at Rio Grande and UNOH

The National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics, the NCAA's competitor for small-college sports, opens its soccer tournaments this weekend, and two AICUO members — the University of Rio Grande and the University of Northwestern Ohio — qualified both their men's and women's teams for this postseason.

Rio Grande's men are the no. 1 seed in the entire NAIA tournament: they play their first-round game at home against Baker (Kans.) on Saturday. UNOH's men travel to Georgia-Gwinett (outside Atlanta) for a first-round match, also on Saturday. Subsequent rounds in the NAIA tourney take place starting Dec. 1 at Delray Beach, Fla.

In women's play, UNOH has home-field advantage, playing William Woods (Mo.), also on Saturday, while Rio Grande travels to Cumberland (Tenn.) for a first-round game. After the first-round is complete, the remaining women's teams travel to Orange Beach, Ala., for all remaining games, also beginning Dec. 1.

NCAA Soccer Tournament Results: Ohio Wesleyan, Kenyon Men to Face Off in 3rd Round Saturday

Division II

Women
1st Round, Nov. 14
Saginaw Valley 1, Ohio Dominican 0 at Somers, Wis.
West Virginia Wesleyan 1, Notre Dame 0 at East Stroudsberg, Pa.

Men
1st Round, Nov. 15
Drury 1, Tiffin 0 (OT) at Quincy, Ill.
Notre Dame, bye

2nd Round, Nov. 16
Mercyhurst 1, Notre Dame 0 at Erie, Pa.

Division III

Women
1st Round, Nov. 15
Capital 0, Gettysburg (Pa.) 0 (Capital won on penalty kicks, 5-4) at Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Kenyon 1, Emory (Ga.) 0 at Crestview Hills, Ky.

2nd Round, Nov. 16
Messiah 5, Capital 1 at Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Thomas More (Ky.) 2, Kenyon 1 at Crestview Hills, Ky.

Men
1st Round, Nov. 15
Ohio Wesleyan 3, Penn State-Behrend 2 at Holland, Mich.
Kenyon 3, Heidelberg 0 at Gambier, Ohio

2nd Round, Nov. 16
Kenyon 0, Thomas More 0 (Kenyon won on penalty kicks, 3-0) at Gambier, Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan 1, Calvin 1 (Ohio Wesleyan won on penalty kicks, 4-2) at Holland, Mich.

3rd Round, Nov. 22
Ohio Wesleyan vs. Kenyon, 11 a.m. at Gambier, Ohio


Thursday, November 13, 2014

NCAA Soccer, AICUO Members a Strong Combination in 2014

Members of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio are well represented in this year’s NCAA Division II and III soccer tournaments. Notre Dame in Division II and Kenyon in Division III qualified both their men’s and women’s teams for postseason play; and a 2011 national champion and 2013 national semifinalist return this fall.

In Division III, men’s North Coast Athletic Conference champion Kenyon will host first- and second-round games this weekend. On Saturday, Kenyon faces fellow AICUO member Heidelberg, tournament champion of the Ohio Athletic Conference, in a first-round match. The other AICUO member in the men’s tournament is Ohio Wesleyan, national champion in 2011, which plays a first-round match against Penn State-Behrend on the campus of Calvin (Mich.) on Friday.


No AICUO member received the opportunity to host in the first weekend of the women’s tournament. Last year’s national semifinalist, Capital, won the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament and earned an automatic bid; they travel for a first-round game Saturday against Gettysburg (Pa.) on the campus of Messiah (Pa.). Kenyon’s women, like their men, won their conference tournament; they make a shorter trip for a first-round game Saturday afternoon against Emory (Ga.) on the campus of Thomas More (Ky.).

In the Division II women’s tournament, Notre Dame, regular season and tournament champions of the Mountain East Conference, earned an automatic bid to its tournament. They will face conference foe West Virginia Wesleyan on Friday in the first round at East Stroudsberg (Pa.). Also qualifying was Ohio Dominican, which faces Great Lakes Conference foe Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) in a first-round match Friday on the campus of Wisconsin-Parkside.

In men’s play, Notre Dame, runner-up of the Mountain East Conference, received a first-round bye and will play a second-round match atMercyhurst (Pa.) on Sunday. Tiffin, a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, also received an at-large bid to the tournament; its first-round match against Drury (Mo.) takes place Friday, with the winner facing the Central Region’s top seed, Quincy (Ill.), Saturday on its home field. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Your Vote, Your Voice

It is election season again and Your Vote, Your Voice 2014, higher education’s National Campus Voter Registration Project, has officially launched.  Our campuses are full of voting-aged adults that may, or may not, know the proper steps to ensuring their voice is heard.

In 1998 Congress Congress mandated that all colleges and universities make a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all degree- or certificate-seeking students attending class on campus.  To help our campuses with this effort  the National Campus Voter Registration Project launched Your Vote, Your Voice.

The website, yourvoteyourvoice.org, is the centerpiece of a voter registration campaign that will run until Election Day, November 4, 2014.  This website includes:
  • Registration deadlines by state (First state registration deadlines are Oct. 4)
  • State-by-state links to election offices and regulations
  • Link to the U.S. Vote Foundation’s Voter Registration/Absentee Voter web portal
  • 2014 Project Organization Handbook
  • Customizable campaign poster for use on campus
  • Website widget for your student pages linking to the Voter Registration/Absentee Voter web portal
  • Twitter #yourvote2014
Please share information on Your Vote, Your Voice with your key student, faculty, and administrative leaders.  Then use the website’s resources -- not just to organize a voter registration effort, but as the starting point in establishing your institution as a place for the deliberations, debate, discussion, and participation that are the very heart of a democratic society.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

With Today's Graph of the Week: Ohio Governors Since McKinley and Their Colleges


As promised with today’s AICUO Graph of the Week, here is the list of governors of Ohio, beginning with William McKinley, and the colleges they attended, if any.

Governor
Term(s)
College Attended
Sector
McKinley
1892-1896
Allegheny (Pa.)
Independent
Bushnell
1896-1900
none
Nash
1900-1904
Oberlin
Independent
Herrick
1904-1906
Oberlin
Independent
Pattison
1906
Ohio Wesleyan
Independent
Harris
1906-1909
Miami Univ.
Public
Harmon
1909-1913
Denison
Independent
Cox
1913-1915, 1917-1921
none
Willis
1915-1917
Ohio Northern
Independent
Davis
1921-1923
none
Donahey
1923-1929
none
Cooper
1929-1931
National Normal (Ohio)
Independent
White
1931-1935
Princeton
Independent
Davey
1935-1939
Oberlin
Independent
Bricker
1939-1945
Ohio State
Public
Lausche
1945-1947, 1949-1957
Marshall Law (Ohio)
Independent
Herbert
1947-1949
Case Western Reserve
Independent
Brown
1957
none
O'Neill
1957-1959
Marietta
Independent
DiSalle
1959-1963
Georgetown
Independent
Rhodes
1963-1971, 1975-1983
Ohio State
Public
Gilligan
1971-1975
Notre Dame (Ind.)
Independent
Celeste
1983-1991
Yale
Independent
Voinovich
1991-1998
Ohio Univ.
Public
Hollister
1998-1999
Kent State
Public
Taft
1999-2007
Yale
Independent
Strickland
2007-2011
Asbury (Ky.)
Independent
Kasich
2011-
Ohio State
Public

A couple of notes on the list:

It wasn’t that long ago that a bachelor’s degree was not required for admission to law school, and that the first degree in law was not considered advanced but just another bachelor’s degree. Such was the case for Governor Frank Lausche, whose first degree earned was an LL.B. at what at the time was the independent nonprofit John Marshall Law School in Cleveland, which became part of Cleveland State University in 1969; and also for Governor Thomas Herbert, who attended only Case Western Reserve Law School.

National Normal University, which Governor Myers Cooper attended, was a teacher’s college located in Lebanon; it closed in 1917.

Happy Fourth of July!


—rpb