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Sloat enjoying time with BG hockey (01-31-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Friday, 31 January 2014 10:28
Jake Sloat's last two seasons at Bowling Green have been frustrating.
But the senior has remained a positive influence on the Falcon hockey team.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder missed BG's final 40 games last season after breaking his ankle during the team's Canadian exhibition Oct. 7.
This season, Sloat has played in just two games as the Falcons' depth on defense has increased.
Sloat, recruited as a walkon by former head coach Dennis Williams, played regularly his first two seasons. He had two goals and 14 assists in 75 games.
"Every second of my experience here has been great, very positive, and I wouldn't trade it for the world," Sloat said.
Although Sloat isn't guaranteed to play tonight and Saturday against Michigan Tech in the Ice Arena, he still works hard every day in practice.
The Colorado native had an assist and blocked three shots in BG's 6-2 win over Lake Superior last Saturday.
(updated 6:20 a.m.) BG women rally to down Ohio, 78-62 PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:50
Ohio’s Quiera Lampkins is surrounded by BG’s Jill Stein (40), Jillian Halfhill (11), and Miriam Justinger. (Photo: Louis Fish/The Athens Messenger)
ATHENS — Bowling Green took Ohio’s best shot, and came out swinging in the second half on the way to a 78-62 victory in a Mid-American Conference women’s game Thursday.
Ohio trailed by 10 at one point in the first half, but fought back to take a 35-31 lead into the break.
‘‘They played extremely well in the first half,’’ BG head coach Jennifer Roos said about the Bobcats. ‘‘We gave up the most points, and the highest field-goal percentage to date.
‘‘Even though we shot over 50 percent, we found ourselves down four at the half,’’ she added.
Ohio penetrated to the basket, and made  four 3-pointers to key its first-half success.
‘‘There were a lot of things we talked about at halftime,’’ Roos said, including rebounding and free throws.
Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 10:34
BG faces another key series (01-29-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:34
Bowling Green faces its next most important series of the season this weekend.
The Falcons host Michigan Tech as both teams attempt to improve their position in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
BG is third in the WCHA with 23 points, trailing first-place Ferris State with 28 and second-place Minnesota State with 24. The Falcons have played two more games than Ferris and MSU.
Although Tech is in a three-way tie for seventh in the 10-team league with 16 points, it only trails fourth-place Alaska-Anchorage by five points.
The top eight teams in the league qualify for the playoffs, with the first four hosting first-round series.
"This is the time of the year where preparation gets old for the guys because it's fairly consistent," BG coach Chris Bergeron said. "They know what to expect each day. You have to really rely on your older guys that they're staying upbeat and positive for practice."
The Falcons are 5-1-1 in their last seven games overall and 5-1-2 in their last eight league games.
"What we're preparing for is a huge series against a team that is really, really good," Bergeron said.
(updated 10:45 p.m.) EMU downs BG men, 69-57 (1-29-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 21:58
YPSILANTI, Mich. — There were too many negatives for Bowling Green’s men’s basketball team to overcome Wednesday night at Eastern Michigan.
The end result was a 69-57 EMU victory.
‘‘We have to do a better job with the hustle stats,’’ BG head coach Louis Orr said.
Eastern Michigan scored 24 points off BG’s 17 turnovers, and the Eagles got 18 offensive rebounds and scored 25 second-change points. EMU also held a 36-22 scoring edge in the paint, a 14-5 advantage on fast-break points, and a 28-2 edge in bench scoring.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:45
Bios on the new football coaching staff at BGSU (1-28-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 18:00
Bowling Green State University Football Coach Dino Babers has announced his coaching staff. Babers has retained secondary coach Nick Monroe from 2013 MAC Championship team, while bringing the remainder of his coaching staff with him from Eastern Illinois.
Babers has appointed co-offensive coordinators in Sterlin Gilbert and Matt Mattox. Gilbert spent two seasons as offensive coordinator at EIU, earning Coordinator of the Year honors from FootballScoop. Mattox, who played for Art Briles at Houston, was the offensive line coach at Eastern Illinois a season ago.
Kim McCloud will come to Bowling Green as the defensive coordinator after serving in the same position at Eastern Illinois under Babers during the past two seasons. Tom Kaufman will serve as special teams coordinator for the Falcons next season.
Mike Lynch, Sean Lewis and Tom Freeman will also join Babers’ staff from Eastern Illinois, where all three served as assistant coaches last season.
Sean Edinger, Director of Strength and Conditioning, and Roy Wittke, Director of Football Operations, will be members of the support staff at Bowling Green. Both of them served in the same capacity at Eastern Illinois.
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