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Coronavirus Causes G-MAC to Cancel Spring Athletics

by Abigail Hintz Sports around the world are coming to a standstill, and collegiate athletics are next in line. The G-MAC announced this morning that spring athletics would be cancelled as a result of the global pandemic, COVID-19 (coronavirus). The official statement is below. Updated official #GreatMidwest Statement regarding #Covid_19 https://t.co/2WRJDXriq4 pic.twitter.com/kgxNuRe2Rb— Great Midwest (@GreatMidwestAC) March 13, 2020 The announcement comes just two days after ...

Lady Jackets Season Over as NCCAA Cancels National Tournament

by Tim Miller The NCCAA announced yesterday that it has canceled its women's basketball national tournament. The tournament, that was supposed to take place next week, included the Cedarville Lady Jackets. The cancellation, to no surprise, is due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In a release, the NCCAA said it hopes to "mitigate the further spread of COVID-19." Cancellations are sweeping the nation in light of the outbreak, as professional leagues are suspending play and college ...

Team Effort Leads to Cedarville Win in NCCAA Midwest Regional Game

by Tim Miller Homecourt advantage will likely be a moot aspect of basketball for the coming weeks with the spread of the coronavirus. Luckily for the Cedarville Lady Jackets, they didn't need fans as they beat Roberts Wesleyan in an empty gym to open the NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament on Wednesday evening, 92-62. The Lady Jackets took control of the game in the second half, blowing out Roberts Wesleyan 65-25 in the final 20 minutes. The game took place in front of zero ...

Cedarville Forbids Fans at NCCAA Regional Tournament Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

by Tim Miller Cedarville University tonight announced the NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament it is hosting tomorrow (and Thursday if necessary) will be played without fans in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In an email sent to Cedarville University staff, faculty, and students, the athletic department revealed the decision was made in response to a recommendation made by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. While the university understands it may upset students and parents of players, ...

Ruhlman and Niemiec Compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

By Abigail Hintz Cedarville alumni Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. Only the top three men and women qualified for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, and neither alum qualified. However, they both put up impressive performances. The weather added some difficulty to the course. Though temperatures were in the upper 40s, winds got up to 20 mph. Niemiec finished with a time of 2:27:50. He placed 123rd out of 175 runners ...

Mader Arrives at Cedarville Due Only to Prayer

Sophomore never gave up on her dream to play for the Lady Jackets By Tim Miller Women’s basketball player Allison Mader had a fantasy from a young age to attend Cedarville University and play for the Lady Jackets. Growing up just 45 minutes from campus, she said she knew of the school and knew she wanted to be here. “That was always a dream of mine,” said Mader, a sophomore. “Cedarville was where I wanted to go from the very beginning.” But although her dream likely included a ...

CU Alumni Qualify For Olympic Marathon Trials

Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman will compete in the trials on Feb. 29. By Abigail Hintz Most people participating in the Olympic trials have been pursuing such a dream since childhood. For marathoners Katie (Lanphier) Ruhlman and Joe Niemiec, the dream is a recent one. These Cedarville alumni both qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 19. Ruhlman, a 2012 graduate of the university, didn’t run her first marathon until fall of 2015, while ...

Buzzer-Beater Stifles Cedarville’s 20-Point Comeback

by Tim Miller "It's the lesson that everybody talks about and you always hate to learn. It's not the first shot that beats you, it's the second one." That's what head coach Pat Estepp said after the Cedarville Yellow Jackets (17-10, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a heartbreaking loss to Findlay, falling 77-75 on Wednesday night. While the Yellow Jackets fought back from a 20-point deficit to cut the lead to zero, a Findlay buzzer-beater ended up counting after being reviewed, which handed the Yellow ...

Oilers Spoil Senior Night For Cedarville

By Abigail Hintz The Cedarville Lady Jackets (19-7, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a second heartbreaking loss to Findlay (16-11, 12-5 G-MAC) 64-56 on Wednesday night which was Senior Night for the seniors. In the two team’s last meeting this season, Cedarville fell just 70-67. The result moved Findlay up to fourth in the G-MAC standings, while Cedarville remains at third.  Junior guard Stevie Johnting had a game she will likely remember for the rest of her career with a career-high 26 points, ...

Yellow Jackets Upset No. 22 Walsh to Gain Ground in G-MAC

by Tim Miller The Cedarville Yellow Jackets avenged their Jan. 11 30-point loss to Walsh on Saturday evening, delivering an upset win to the Cavaliers to the tune of 74-64. Though the Yellow Jackets suffered a slow start and No. 22 Walsh enjoyed a furious finish, the bulk of the game was dominated by Cedarville. "That loss at Walsh kinda turned our season around," head coach Pat Estepp said after tonight's win. "It woke us up and made us realize we weren't as tough as we thought we were ...