The Bobcats left plenty to smile about in 2016-2017. After revealing the five worst sports moments Tuesday, here's a breakdown of Ohio's top five moments this past year.
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In comparison, Ohio athletics tend to be some of the best programs across the Mid-American Conference. But that doesn't mean the Bobcats don't have setbacks. And often times, they lose at the most unfortunate times. Here's a list of the five worst Ohio sports moments in 2016-17. (Don't worry, the top five moments story will be published tomorrow.)
With John Groce returning to the Mid-American Conference, the pressure surrounding Saul Phillips just rose a little higher.
Former Ohio forward Maurice Ndour made his first career NBA start Tuesday night for the New York Knicks in a 100-91 win over the Chicago Bulls.
CLEVELAND — The man who typically has so many words sat in silence Friday night.
CLEVELAND — Jaaron Simmons pounded the scorer’s table. Gavin Block raised arms over his head in disarray. Kenny Kaminski held his waist, his eyes glued to the floor.
CLEVELAND — Thursday night Kenny Kaminski’s late shot saved Ohio. Friday night, Jaaron Simmons was never able to get the shot off.
CLEVELAND — Kenny Kaminski walked into the stands and embraced his family. An hour before, he stood on the sideline hugging Jason Carter, screaming with overflowing emotion.
An hour after the final buzzer, Kenny Kaminski and Drew Crabtree were still on the floor, appreciating their final moments in The Convo.
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November was a simpler time for Ohio basketball.
Everything seems to revolve around Jaaron Simmons, at least in Athens.
In his first and only collegiate postgame interview, Sam Frayer wanted to say something that would be remembered.
Jaaron Simmons leaned forward in his chair and scratched his chin in satisfaction. He answered every question asked, but his mind was on another press conference.
In a season of uncertainty, Ohio vs. Eastern Michigan has one cemented aspect: When those teams match up, the basketball is ugly.
Under McDavis, Ohio University saw a resurgence in athletics that has in turn transformed OU into becoming one of the winningest schools in the Mid-American Conference.
After hitting a long jump shot to only trail by three, Jaaron Simmons waved his arms, urging The Convo to get louder. On the following possession, Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene made an even deeper 3-pointer, he put a finger over his mouth and silenced the arena once more.
Jaaron Simmons stood alone in a silent arena. The crowd stood in awe.