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DeSalvo rewarded for consistency (01-10-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Friday, 10 January 2014 09:21
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File photo. BGSU's Dan DeSalvo. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Dan DeSalvo is being rewarded for playing consistently well this season.
The Bowling Green junior center is tied for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association scoring lead entering this weekend's series against the University of Alaska.
The 5-foot-8, 170-pounder has 22 points to tie Alaska's Cody Kunyk and Ferris State's Garrett Thompson.
DeSalvo has played in all 24 games, totaling six goals and a league-best 16 assists. He also has an on-ice rating if plus-8, third best on the team.
"I'm going out there with confidence," DeSalvo said. "Improving my consistency is something the coaches and I have talked about, and that's been a focus for me.
"I try to play my best every time I'm out there."
DeSalvo's success has helped BG survive the season-long injury absence of Ryan Carpenter, the team's No. 1 center and of the league's best players. DeSalvo's ice time has increased significantly in Carpenter's absence.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:46
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Gates to play in NFLPA all-star game PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Friday, 10 January 2014 09:06
CARSON, Calif. — Bowling Green’s Jerry ‘BooBoo’ Gates has been selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game is Jan. 18 at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills
A safety and kick returner, Gates is playing for the American team.
Gates finished this season with 81 total tackles, including 45 solos, and two interceptions. He returned a fumble 11-yards for a touchdown against Miami.
He returned 10 kickoffs for 306 yards, including a 94-yard return for a touchdown in the Little Caesars Bowl.
Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014 02:13
 
(updated) Monroe, McDaniel to stay with Falcons PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 16:06
Nick Monroe and Larry McDaniel have been retained on the Bowling Green State University football staff by new head coach Dino Babers.
Monroe has been BG’s secondary coach for the last five seasons helping develop all-conference performers Jerry ‘BooBoo’ Gates and Cameron Truss.
A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Monroe coached as Allegheny College and Colgate University before coming to Bowling Green.
McDaniel has coached BG’s defensive line for the last four years. In that time he has helped develop All-American Chris Jones, now with the New England Patriots, and all-conference performer Ted Ouellet.
A graduate of Indiana University, McDaniel has been an assistant coach for 15 years at Mid-American Conference schools, including Kent State and Ball State.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:11
 
Updated 6:25 a.m.. 1-10-14, Falcon women beat Kent State, 58-39 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:38
KENT — A strong second half helped the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team beat Kent State, 58-39 Thursday.
After a slow first half, the Falcons were 11-of-24 (45.8 percent) from the field, and 12-of-12 from the free-throw line in the second half, while scoring 38 points.
‘‘I knew we would be rusty. The big key was I wanted to have patience, and I wanted them to have patience as well because I didn’t know if shots would fall. It took a while for them to start falling,’’ BG head coach Jennifer Roos said. ‘‘The best formula for that is to get out and run, and we got some easy fast-break points, and second-chance points in the second half and that made a big difference.’’
Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:27
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(updated 11:30 p.m.) EMU downs Falcon men, 56-51 (1-8-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 22:34
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BG's Spencer Parker (middle) hovers over the ball as Eastern Michigan's Raven Lee (left) dives for it. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
The 2-3 zone defense has been used by the Bowling Green Falcon men's basketball team to frustrate opponents on numerous occasions during Louis Orr's tenure as head coach.
On Wednesday night, Eastern Michigan threw its version of the 2-3 zone at the Falcons, and it wasn't pretty for Bowling Green.
In the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams, the Falcons struggled to score and the Eagles were able to carve out a 56-51 victory.  PHOTO GALLERY
''The zone was tough. They have such a small, athletic team with a 7-footer to protect the paint, and it's hard to get easy looks,'' BG's Richaun Holmes said. ''At the same time, I feel like we had a few shots that we just didn't convert on.
''They play really good half-court defense. I'll give them credit for their zone, but most of it is on us for not knocking down the shots we had.''
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:29
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