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(updated 5:20 p.m.) Babers named new BGSU football coach (12-18-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 17:59
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Eastern Illinois University's head football coach Dino Babers, center, reacts as EIU plays Jacksonville State at O'Brien Field in Charleston, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (Photo: Journal Gazette/ Times-Courier, Kevin Kilhoffer)
Dino Babers is the new head football coach at Bowling Green State University. The announcement was made this afternoon, and a press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday. “We are so proud to have Dino and his family join Bowling Green State University,” BG athletics driector Chris Kingston said. “Dino brings with him an incredible resume of successful experiences that absolutely fit the Falcon football program. He is a proven winner who is in the business of developing young men who desire success on the field, in the classroom and in the community. His ability to maximize talent through skill development is unmatched.”
Babers, 52, was the head coach at Eastern Illinois of the Ohio Valley Conference the last two seasons.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 19:54
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Falcon icers .500 at midway point of season (12-18-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:20
Bowling Green's hockey team entered the season with high expectations.
Now that Falcons are at the midway point of the season, they're still in a good spot in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
But it's been a difficult first half for the Falcons, who have survived three major injuries, a difficult schedule, five long road trips and ineffective play from some key veterans.
"If you would have said to me on Sept. 1 that we would be .500 with all of those things, and those are things all teams have to deal with, I probably would have taken it," BG coach Chris Bergeron said.
BG is 8-8-4 overall and 6-6-2 in the WCHA, good for a tie with Bemidji State for third place in the 10-team league.
The Falcons and Bemidji State each have 14 points to trail Ferris State with 22 points and Minnesota State with 18. Ferris and MSU each have played two fewer games.
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(updated 5:25 p.m.) Holmes helps Falcon men rally for 67-61 win over Morehead State PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 17:13
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Richaun Holmes scored Bowling Green’s final nine points of the game as the Falcons’ men’s basketball team rallied for a 67-61 win over Morehead State Sunday.
The Falcons are now 5-5 overall, having won three of their last four games.
‘‘Richaun started slow, but he picked it up in the second half, and made some big free throws for us,’’ BG head coach Louis Orr said. ‘‘Richaun takes a lot of pride in his free-throw shooting.’’
The road win was the first non-conference road win for Bowling Green since a 61-53 win at Florida International on Dec. 22, 2011. It’s the first overall road win for the Falcons since last season, a 57-41 win at Northern Illinois on Feb. 6, 2013.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 07:22
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(updated 6:30 p.m.) Falcons end football practice with Ay Ziggy Zoom Bowl (12-15-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JACK CARLE, Sentinel Sports Editor   
Sunday, 15 December 2013 18:44
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File. BG's Travis Greene (13) scores a touchdown during the Mid-American Conference championship game against Northern Illinois this month at Detroit's Ford Field. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Adam Scheier threw in a wrinkle to end Sunday’s practice by the Bowling Green Falcon football team.
The Falcons practiced Saturday and Sunday at Perry Field House, and the final session of Sunday’s practice featured the No. 3 offense against the No. 3 defense in a full-contact scrimmage.
‘‘We finished with our first-ever annual ‘Ay Ziggy Zoom Bowl’ with the threes out there in a live scrimmage,’’ said Scheier, BG’s interim head coach.  ‘‘The ones and twos were on the side, half coaching them up, and half rooting them on. It was a good way to end practice.
‘‘It was a chance to reward them, a chance to shine in front of the ones and twos. It was a great opportunity for them,’’ Scheier added.
For most of the season, the third team players run the plays of the opponent for the Falcons’ offense, defense and special teams.
‘‘That’s the future of our program,’’ Scheier said about the third team players. ‘‘You have always got to develop those guys, You can’t wait until spring ball to develop your threes. They are getting developed with their Red Dawn lifts that they do on Friday mornings. They are getting developed as scout players by going against the ones and the twos; that makes them better.
‘‘Any opportunity you have to get them in the limelight, and give them a chance to perform certainly adds to their development.’’
Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 12:24
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Updated 11:25 p.m., Falcons rally late to earn tie at Michigan Tech (12-14-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 14 December 2013 22:52
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BG’s Jose Delgadillo (8) ties up Michigan Tech’s Brent Baltus as the Falcons’ Tommy Burke makes a save. (Photo: David Archambeau/The (Houghton) Mining Gazette)
HOUGHTON, Mich. — Bowling Green rallied from a two-goal deficit with less than three minutes remaining Saturday to earn a 4-4 overtime tie against Michigan Tech in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game.
The Falcons trailed 3-1 and 4-2 in the third period, but tied the game on extra-attacker goals from Ben Murphy with 2:28 remaining and Bryce Williamson with 1:02 left. BOX SCORE
Williamson and Dajon Mingo both had one goal and one assist, and Mark Cooper scored BG’s other goal.
Tommy Burke had 43 saves for BG, including two point-blank saves as the game ended.
The Huskies held a 47-39 edge in shots for the game.
The Falcons, who were 3-2 winners Friday, are 8-8-4 overall and 6-6-2 in the WCHA. Tech is 6-9-5, 4-4-4.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 14:41
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