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Parker emerges as scoring threat PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:54
Spencer Parker is emerging as a scoring threat for the Bowling Green State University men's basketball team.
A 6-foot-7 sophomore, Parker is coming off a career-high 20-point performance in BG's 74-62 win over Western Kentucky Monday. The Falcons, 3-4, play at Xavier Saturday at 2 p.m.
"He was always going to be a confident guy, who was going to be aggressive and attack (the basket),'' BG head coach Louis Orr said. ''He has a knack of getting to the basket, and scoring around the rack.
''In this day and age, he's an attack guy, so he's going to draw fouls,'' he continued. ''He's a guy who has a lot of confidence in his ability to score.''
Parker leads the team with 45 free-throw attempts, and he was 9-of-12 from the line against WKU.
Also in the win over WKU, Parker scored the first seven points of the second half, to expand BG's lead from two to nine points in less than two minutes.
With Chauncey Orr sidelined with a knee injury, Parker has started the last six games.
Falcon women happy to be home (12-6-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:54
While the NFL tends to dominate on Sundays at this time of the year, Bowling Green State University women's basketball fans have a month full of Sunday games to enjoy in December.
The Falcons opened December last Sunday with a 71-48 win over Monmouth in the finale of the four-game Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge.
This Sunday the Falcons, 7-1, play at home for only the second time this season, hosting UW-Milwaukee. BG also hosts Massachusetts on Dec. 15 and St. Francis (Pa.) on Dec. 29 while playing at Purdue on Dec. 22.
''It's nice to be back in Bowling Green after having seven of eight games on the road. It's nice to return to the friendly confines of the Stroh Center,'' BG head coach Jennifer Roos said. ''We have become some tested road warriors.
''Overall, I'm pleased with where we stand,'' Roos added.
BG's Truss thrives on challenge of playing cornerback PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:50
The boundary cornerback is the loneliest player on the football field.
He’s out on an island in the secondary, usually matched against the opposition’s top receiver.
While some would shy away from the stress, Cameron Truss thrives on the demands of the position.
Truss is a fifth-year senior for the Bowling Green State University football team who has made 42 starts in his Falcon career.
‘‘There is a lot of pressure being there, but it’s a challenge and I love competing,’’ Truss said. ‘‘I love being there on the island, and knowing that the coaches have faith in you.’’
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 09:51
Lynch is kingpin of NIU offense PDF Print E-mail
Written by By JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:51
There’s no question that Jordan Lynch is the engine that drives the Northern Illinois football team.
A Heisman Trophy candidate, Lynch has put together back-to-back outstanding seasons helping the Huskies go 24-2 overall in that span.
Northern Illinois, 12-0 this season, faces Bowling Green, 9-3, in the Mid-American Conference championship game Friday at Detroit’s Ford Field. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.
It’s the fourth straight year NIU has played in the MAC championship game. In the last four seasons, the Huskies went 31-1 in the MAC and is 46-8 overall. NIU is looking for its third straight MAC title on Friday.
In the 26 games over the last two years, Lynch has rushed for 3,590 yards and 39 touchdowns, and is 449-of-723 passing for 5,595 yards with 47 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
BG football still wants more (12-05-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:28
File photo. BG's Bryan Baird (99) sacks Ohio quaterback Derrius Vick (15). (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
In 2012, Bowling Green was satisfied with having a winning record and getting to a bowl game.
This year, the football Falcons want more.
BG, 9-3 overall, faces Northern Illinois, 12-0 and No. 16 in the AP poll, in the Mid-American Conference championship game Friday. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. at Detroit's Ford Field.
Last season, the Falcons lost to Kent State in the next-to-last game of the regular season, finishing 8-5 overall.
''Last year when we played Kent State we were just enjoying the moment. We were just happy to be in that game, not really caring if we won or lost, just happy to be there,'' BG's Alex Bayer, a fifth-year senior, said.
It was different this season, as BG went into the Buffalo game last Friday, ready to take the next step. The Falcons beat the Bulls, 24-7 to win the MAC East and advance to the title game. BG finished 7-1 in the MAC.
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