College basketball: UF’s Gardner begins new chapter

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Austin Gardner came to the University of Findlay as a non-reader. The men’s basketball team was his calling, after all. He’ll finish his graduate studies in the summer as the author of a book inspired by his battle with knee injuries...

Boys basketball: P-G has plenty to be proud of

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER BOWLING GREEN — Pandora-Gilboa’s boys athletic program has a lot to be proud of this season. The Rockets’ football and boys basketball teams put together strong regular seasons and made postseason runs to the regional finals. Now, the...

College Basketball: Ferris St. bounces Oilers in Sweet 16

By ANDY WOLF Staff Writer BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Ferris State’s men’s basketball team reeled off one final run to end the University of Findlay’s tournament run. The Bulldogs used a 9-0 late spurt to put the game away 80-65 and capture the Midwest regional...

College Basketball: UF back in the Sweet 16

By ANDY WOLF Staff Writer The University of Findlay and Ferris State is quietly becoming one of the most thrilling men’s basketball rivalries in Division II. The next chapter is here. The stage is only getting bigger. They’ll meet in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA...

UF basketball: UF men reach D-II Sweet 16

By ANDY WOLF staff writer BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Two Division II men’s basketball powers, each with a national title in the last 10 seasons, met on a neutral court Sunday with a Sweet 16 berth on the line. No. 13 Findlay and No. 4 Bellarmine traded punches all game long....

College basketball: UF men beat Drury 84-65 in NCAA tourney opener

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — As the second half wore on, University of Findlay men’s basketball coach Charlie Ernst saw his team’s tournament experience shine through. The Oilers trailed by four points at halftime Saturday then outscored Drury...

College basketball: UF women fall 76-72 to Drury

By ANDY WOLF Staff Writer ASHLAND — Jim Wiedie couldn’t have asked for a better effort. It was the same kind of hard play the University of Findlay women’s basketball coach has seen all year long. Yet, third-ranked Drury ultimately was too much for the Oilers to...

Boys district basketball: Carey mounts huge comeback, beats Oak Harbor

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER NORWALK — It doesn’t bother Carey senior Cody Luzader when he hears his last name mispronounced wherever he goes. Oak Harbor’s commanding 22-5 start didn’t phase Luzader or his teammates, either. Luzader heated up for 12 of his...

NCAA tournament: UF women had to sweat it out on selection Sunday

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER The University of Findlay women’s basketball team had a lot of time to think about its NCAA tournament fate. Maybe too much time. More than 24 hours passed between their last game, a loss in the GMAC tournament finals Saturday, and selection...

NCAA tournament: Strong nonleague slate has UF men battle-tested

By ANDY WOLF STAFF WRITER Charlie Ernst didn’t need to worry about selection Sunday for a change. The University of Findlay men’s basketball coach knew his team did more than enough to secure an at-large bid. Sure enough, the Oilers did. Findlay (26-4) earned the No....