UF Athletics limiting spring spectators

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers should expect masks and social distancing for the rest of the semester With the many sporting events going on UF this spring, including some fall sports that were moved to the spring, students, fans, and supporters alike are looking forward to cheering on their Oilers to victory. However, although vaccines are finally available to the...

Wrestler Wimer brings home the gold

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Findlay Roughneck completes perfect season with a national title and G-MAC award During the weekend of March 12, The Findlay Wrestling team concluded their 2021 season with the NCAA Division II. With 23.5 points, the Roughnecks ended in 12th place. Along with that success, senior James Wimer concluded his year with a National Title in the...

The plan for sports in the spring

By: Mitch Nielsen nielsenm@findlay.edu Spring and some fall sports are all playing at the same time during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of Findlay Spring 2021 has been hectic for the University of Findlay Athletic Department. With COVID-19 ruining the regular schedule for fall teams and some of the winter athletics, almost all sports teams will be playing in the spring. Kyle...

UF Track is on track for a successful outdoor season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oiler Track looking to pick up where they left off With the weather starting to warm-up, more teams are making their way outside for the spring sports season. For some teams, like the Findlay Track teams, a portion of their season has already concluded, with the indoor portion of their season accumulating in a Men’s G-MAC championship. “It's...

Lady Oilers Soccer: New coach, same goal

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Lady Oilers looking to surpass historic season under new coach After a historic 2019 season, the women’s soccer team was primed and ready for the next season ahead of them. Unfortunately, that came with a few bumps. Along with other sports around Oiler Nation being halted due to COVID-19, the Lady Oilers also had to part ways with Head Coach...

UF volleyball set for G-MAC tournament

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Spring volleyball performances continue to wow Head Coach Wick Colchagoff The University of Findlay’s volleyball team finished their season 9-2 after a win over Ohio Valley three sets to one. This is a huge improvement over their record last year when the Lady Oilers went 9-20. The team’s very successful regular season excites them for the postseason....

Oiler Lacrosse fired up for a fresh season

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Kelly preaching connectivity and optimism With the spring sports season officially kicking off, many teams had their last season cut short due to COVID-19. Fortunately, a vaccine is slowly starting to roll out and sports are hopefully here to stay. One of those sports is Women’s Lacrosse. Having her inaugural season as head coach cut...

Lady Oilers killing it early

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Volleyball off to an impressive 6-1 start With COVID-19 postponing all contact sports in the fall, many sports teams had to halt their season in order to stay safe. Fortunately, as coronavirus vaccines are being distributed across the country, the sports season for the fall is finally kicking off. One team that has started its season hot is...

Super Bowl Commercials almost as boring as the game

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Despite some bright spots, Super Bowl LV commercials not up to par Like most people in Ohio, my football team was not fortunate enough to make Super Bowl LV (the major difference being that I am a Steelers fan surrounded by Browns fans). With that, watching last Sunday’s 31-9 Tampa Bay victory was not exactly my priority. And for good reason,...

“The Turnover” turns out

By: Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu @l_mac0913 Two UF students followed their dream of hosting a sports podcast— and they found growth within themselves Podcasts can be about anything. Humor, music, news, crime, politics, religion— literally anything that a person can think of can end up as a podcast, including sports (of course). Kelvin Reisenfield and Alex Kerstetter are the hosts of a...
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QB Superstars Face-off in Super Bowl LV

Brady hoping for ring #7 while Mahomes ready to begin his own dynasty By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the sports world being shaken by COVID-19, many were wondering how normal of a sports season 2020-2021 would be. Fortunately, the NFL was able to have both a complete season and postseason, culminating in Super Bowl LV. This year, the 14-2 Kansas City Chiefs, led by rising...

Making a national statement

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Sydney Kin earns USBWA National Player of The Week honors The University of Findlay basketball season has been in full swing since the winter break. The UF men’s and women’s teams showed off their skills and have received various accolades since the season began, including one such individual—Sydney Kin. Carey, Ohio native, Kin received the...

Oiler men’s basketball thriving during winter break

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Coach Ernst is looking to adjust the team for success While the majority of Oiler Nation was relaxing during the holiday season, the Men’s Basketball Team was hard at work, winning six straight games between Dec. 3 and Jan. 8. This successful run had earned the Oilers a sixth-ranked spot in the NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Rankings. Head Coach...

Roughnecks old and young ready to hit the mats

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As with many other sports last spring, COVID-19 ruined chances for teams to reach the top prize: a national title. This applies to the University of Findlay wrestling team and the three athletes that would have competed. Head Coach Shawn Nelson says the situation is sad. “I think it was very disappointing for the three qualifiers, especially our...

UFTV working to keep the community in the game

By Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Croy gymnasium on the University of Findlay campus is known for its “sixth man” presence. It’s legendary. The Findlay community embraces their favorite basketball teams and pack the stands at games. This basketball season that special ingredient will be missing from the Oiler basketball games as COVID-19 restrictions are keeping fans out...

Winter Sports Preview: Swimming

Makepeace and company ready to return to nationals By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the University of Findlay Swimming teams’ seasons just around the corner, Swimming Head Coach Andrew Makepeace is hoping to repeat the impressive feat he and the team had last year before COVID-19 suspended all athletics. The Oilers managed to send 10 of their swimmers to the national...

UF Athletics to Halt Spectators

Laurita says safety of students is top priority By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the cold weather setting in, the risk of COVID-19 spreading has increased drastically. Due to this, and the rise in cases in both Hancock County and the University of Findlay, UF officials have decided to halt all spectators for indoor competition. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita says the...

Student athletes feel the brunt of COVID-19

By Taylor Christensen christensent@findlay.edu Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Emsweller updated COVID-19 numbers Nov. 2 in a UF Update for the week of Oct. 25 to Oct. 31. He said there were 97 positive active cases (three community members were included), 34 pending test results, 73 completed tests that week, and 379 in a 14-day quarantine. Many University of Findlay student athletes...

Seniors make a come back

By: Laura Brito britomorgadol@findlay.edu COVID-19 devastated senior athletes in the spring of 2020 when seasons were cut short or canceled altogether. But now some of those seniors have returned for another year of education and another year of athletics. In fact three student-athletes on The University of Findlay baseball team are back and have taken advantage of the NCAA’s ruling to allow...

Coach Wiedie expecting big things from this close group

Winter Sports Preview: Women’s Basketball By Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 An abrupt end to last season, a less than ideal start this season and the Lady Oilers basketball team has plenty to battle in the 2020-2021 season. Head coach Jim Wiedie says there are a lot of things to consider in building this year’s team: ending so suddenly last season with a loss, the effects of...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Coach Ernst and Oiler Basketball thankful and ready for another season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With COVID-19 having a large effect on colleges nationwide around March, many sports had to cancel the remaining half of their season. One of these sports included basketball. Although the season did not end the way he and the team wanted it to, University of Findlay...

Keeping Oilers safe off the field

UF athletics implementing various ways to keep athletes safe By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Even with low-contact sports being allowed, the presence of COVID-19 is still looming and active. With this in mind, there may still be some concern for the safety of athletics and the University of Findlay as a whole. UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita clarified any possible concerns...

Swinging for history… well at least for UFTV anyway.

By Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 With many of University of Findlay sports in the fall getting delayed until the spring because of COVID-19, there are some sports that the Oilers participate it. One of those sports is golf, both men and women. UFTV has had a light workload this fall in airing sporting events since football and volleyball have been on hold. That was until the...

Helping Students Stay in Shape…and Safe

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  With the stress of being in college, along with the prolonged presence of COVID-19, a way that students hope to alleviate their stress is by working out, and it is a good way of destressing. It allows students to take their mind off of things and allows the body to release endorphins, which make students feel good about themselves. However,...

Young Oilers ready for whatever crosses their path

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the unique sports season slowly starting up, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, despite lacking in experience, is looking to show the G-MAC what Oiler Athletics is all about. Assistant Coach Eric Wymer is pleased with how the new talent is looking. “We have added a lot of new talent to our roster this year,” Wymer explained. “Half of...

Fall sports? High school: Yes. College: No.

By Alana Sundermann @alana_sundy23 sundermanna@findlay.edu On Aug. 18 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) announced a new Ohio Department of Health order to allow high school contact sports to being competition. The list included field hockey, soccer and football. But he student athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played.  The announcement was welcome news to...

Oiler Tennis grateful to be back on the court

By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 With the semester slowly starting up, non-contact sports are getting ready for this unique season ahead of them. When initially hearing about the postponement of contact sports, Douglas Linden, the head coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis programs at the University of Findlay, could only feel sympathy for all the coaches and athletes...

Experience puts Oiler Golf in a comfortable situation

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Although the G-MAC has postponed all contact sports until spring 2021, non-contact sports are still a “go”. One of the sports that will still happen at the University of Findlay during the fall is men’s and women’s golf. While Head Coach Dominic Guarnieri is excited that the season is happening, it goes without saying that there was some...

Sitting on the ball

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 Former University of Findlay basketball player Martyce Kimbrough began his second year playing professional basketball in Spain this year. But his season was cut short on March 11, when President Donald Trump announced travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended. “My first reaction to Trump shutting off travel to Europe was...

A letter to my college athlete in the midst of COVID-19

The battle against COVID-19 is a serious fight. And it's taken some things away from the normalcy of our lives. Of course everyone understands the importance of the measures taken to cancel the spring athletic season, It doesn't make the cancellation any less sad for the athletes and their families, especially the seniors. The following is a letter from Tammy Gould, the mother of senior baseball...

Oiler golf find themselves in familiar territory

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring golf season coming up in a few weeks, both Findlay men’s and women’s teams are finding themselves in a similar situation to the fall season; national rankings. This spring, however, both teams are ranked even higher, with both teams being ranked #2 regionally in the sport. Even with this great achievement, Head Coach Dominic...

Spring Sports Preview: Softball

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With Spring sports in full swing, more teams are starting to showcase their skills. This time, the women’s softball team is the team of interest. With a 24-23 2019 season, Head Coach Danielle Lowe is hoping that the strong bats from last season make their return.    “I liked our hitting. I thought we hit well last year,” said...

Women’s Lacrosse favorites for the G-MAC

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With the women’s lacrosse preseason polls for the G-MAC being posted, the Lady Oilers find themselves in a familiar rank; the very top. Coming off of a G-MAC Tournament Championship last year, the Lady Oilers are ranked #1 alongside Tiffin, with a total of 23 points in the poll, including 3 first-place votes. Interim Head Coach, Allison...

Letting the officials, officiate and the spectators, spectate

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In college, one of the hardest things for most students is finding a way to make money. With all the homework and extracurriculars students have to do, finding time to make money is oftentimes at the bottom of the list. One way to make some extra change that doesn’t require a ton of time is to referee high school sporting events in the...

Coach Walker to take Head Coaching position at BGSU

Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   After a very successful two years that included two freshmen of the year awards, a G-MAC Coach of the Year award, a G-MAC regular-season championship, and making the NCAA D-II Women’s Soccer Tournament, Head Coach Jimmy Walker is moving on from UF to take the same position at Bowling Green State University. With a record of 25-7-4, The...