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Arkansas senior deputy AD named Ohio AD

Cromer becomes first female AD in school history

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Julie Cromer
ATHENS - University of Arkansas Senior Deputy Athletics Director Julie Cromer was named the Ohio University atheltic director, and will become the first female to hold the position when she begins Aug. 31.

Cromer also served as associate vice chancellor and senior woman administrator for the Razorbacks. In addition, she serves on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and on the board of directors for Women Leaders in College Sports.

"We're excited to welcome Julie to my leadership team at Ohio University," Ohio President M. Duane President Nellis said. "Her talent, vision and passion for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience will only serve to elevate our athletic program and our university."

Cromer was introduced... <Read More>

Schaus stepping down as Ohio AD after 11 years

Dean named interim AD

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Jim Schaus
ATHENS – After more than 11 years at the helm, Jim Schaus is stepping down June 30 as Ohio University athletic director in order to take a position as the Southern Conference commissioner.

Schaus was hired by former President Roderick McDavis on April 7, 2008.

“It has been an amazing 11 years as athletic director at Ohio,” Schaus said in a press release. “We have accomplished much and had a lot of fun doing it thanks to a great team of people on and off our campus who are committed to Ohio University.”

Amy Dean was named the interim director of athletics effective July 1. Dean was named deputy athletic director in 2016 and began working at Ohio University in 1998.

“Amy has provided strong leadership to Ohio athletics throughout her tenure... <Read More>

Ohio graduate Boals announced as men's basketball coach

Stony Brook coach comes to Athens to replace Phillips

Click to Enlarge ImageATHENS – Former Ohio team captain Jeff Boals has been named the men’s basketball coach, the university announced Sunday.

A 1995 graduate of Ohio University, Boals has spent the last three years as the head coach at Stony Brook, leading the Seawolves to a 55-41 record.

"I am incredibly grateful and honored to return home to my alma mater as the head men's basketball at Ohio University," Boals said in a press release. "My family and I are thrilled to see my coaching career come full circle with this opportunity. Sincere thanks to (President) Dr. (Duane) Nellis and to (Athletic Director) Jim Schaus for their confidence in me to lead the young men of Ohio both on and off the court."

Boals replaces Saul Phillips, whose contract was not renewed... <Read More>

Buffalo's 3-point shooting, offensive boards carry it to MAC women's basketball title

Bobcats hope to get into NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection

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CLEVELAND – Buffalo used a barrage of first-half 3-pointers and pounded the offensive boards throughout to take a 77-61 victory against Ohio in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference women’s basketball tournament Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

With both teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble, the Bulls clinched their spot for the second straight year while the Bobcats will sweat out the selection show Monday hoping to earn their first spot since winning the MAC in 2015.

Buffalo knocked down 9 of 17 3-pointers before halftime, building a 43-28 lead at the break, and led by Summer Hemphill’s MAC Tournament record 21-rebound performance, it finished with a 46-29 advantage on the boards. Ohio trimmed a 21-point second-half deficit... <Read More>

Northern Illinois' hot-shooting start carries it past Ohio

Bobcats bounced in first round of MAC tourney to finish 14-17 again

DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois shot 62.1 percent in the first half – including 8 of 10 from 3-point range – to build a 16-point lead and then coast to a 80-61 victory against Ohio in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday night at The Convocation Center.

The No. 7 seed Huskies (16-16) led 44-28 at halftime and advanced to Cleveland to face No. 2 seed Toledo in the quarterfinals.

Eugene German led Northern Illinois with 23 points and five rebounds, Dante Thorpe added 18 points, and Lacey James had 14 points and five rebounds.

"The game plan was to rely on getting Eugene German to pass and drive and have bodies in behind him," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "I didn't think we did a good enough job of making him... <Read More>

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