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Men’s basketball: Oilers ink recruit from Japan

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Charlie Ernst gets a minimum of 75 emails every day from high school players reaching out to be recruited.
Something personal about Matt Ashley’s email stood out to the University of Findlay men’s basketball coach.
It wasn’t just his game film.
Ashley, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward, played his high school basketball at Kubasaki High School, a United States Department of

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Softball: Oilers hoping for strong showing in GLIAC tourney

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

A new standard is being set.

The University of Findlay’s softball team is making its fourth straight conference tournament appearance today, fifth ever, and is one of four teams in the eight-team Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament field that has done so.

It’s also the first under first-year coach Danielle Lowe.

“That right there is huge moving forward,

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Football: Friday night lights for the Oilers

By ANDY WOLF
SPORTS WRITER

The University of Findlay football team is springing back into action both figuratively and literally.

The Oilers will close out their spring practice period with tonight’s 7 p.m. spring game at Donnell Stadium.

The game, normally held on a Saturday afternoon, will be the first on a Friday night with Rob Keys as head coach.

The move was made

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Football: Oilers wrapping up spring practices

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

When Rob Keys began his first-ever spring practices in 2011 he had 47 players finish.

The sixth-year coach of the University of Findlay’s football team has nearly doubled that number and is dressing around 86 guys every practice.

During the practice period the NCAA allows a maximum of 15 spring practices.

The Oilers not only compete within their own positions

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Football: Serving community is important to Oilers

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Even after a win, Rob Keys rarely is guilty of bragging.

Instead, the University of Findlay football coach looks for ways for his team to improve its performance on the field. It’s what his players do off the field that makes him boastful. That includes making sure his players take part in community-service activities.

In his sixth year as

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Softball: Lowe, Oilers ready to make home debut

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Coaching softball at the University of Findlay had always been a goal for Danielle Lowe.
She’d even consider it her dream job.
Her dream came true when she accepted the head coaching job July 27, nearly two months after 13-year coach Ron Ammons, her former coach and mentor, announced his retirement May 3.
Ammons exits as the winningest coach in

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Men’s basketball: Oilers ousted from GLIAC tourney

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER
Any heartbreaking loss in March can prompt several “shoulda, coulda, woulda” moments. None are enough to create any regrets for University of Findlay men’s basketball coach Charlie Ernst, even after Ferris State’s Drew Cushingberry’s game-winning jumper with 0.7 seconds left stunned the Oilers 62-61 on Tuesday in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament opener at Croy

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GLIAC Tournament: Home sweet home for Oilers

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Be it the regular season or postseason, there’s been no place like home for the University of Findlay men’s basketball team.

As strong as the Oilers have been at Croy Gymnasium during the regular season, they’ve been even better when it matters most.

Findlay begins its postseason journey 7 p.m. today by hosting Ferris State as the No. 3

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Men’s basketball: UF rips Wayne State in regular season finale

By ANDY WOLF
staff writer
Charlie Ernst characterized the first 15 minutes against Wayne State as a hard-fought, typical Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference battle.
Through that span the University of Findlay men’s basketball team led 20-19.
The remaining 25 minutes belonged entirely to the Oilers.
UF closed out its regular season slate by posting a lopsided 82-55 win over the Warriors on Thursday in

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Basketball: Staley an emotional leader for Oilers

By ANDY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Charlie Ernst is confident John Staley leads the conference in floor burns earned by the way he throws his body around the basketball court.

The University of Findlay senior forward does top the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in one category — field goal efficiency.

Staley is shooting a league-best 73.1 percent while averaging 10.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and

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