Category Archives: Sports

UF Football puts in hard work during offseason

By Richard Mast and Anthony Johnson, and UF’s football team works on finding the balance between their rigorous training schedule and class work. The football team shared their high hopes for next season and look to make strides in the 2024 offseason with a reloaded roster.  Along with attending classes, the team participates […]

UF soccer set to kickoff

Men’s and women’s soccer teams share excitement about the upcoming season  By Lauren Wolters,  The University of Findlay men’s soccer team kicked off their season with a game at D’Youville University on Thursday, Aug. 31. They started their season strong, winning the game five to zero. The women’s soccer team also began their season […]

UF women’s golf team is hard at work to defend its national title

By Taylor Christensen Being crowned as the National Champions of NCAA Division II in the 2021-22 season, the UF’s women’s golf team is hopeful for another successful season. Currently, women’s golf is ranked sixth in the country, and Coach Dominic Guarnieri is looking forward to continuing the success. “We have high hopes for this year, […]

Track transfer leads to change of pace

By Maddie Alexander University of Findlay junior triple-jumper Jess Hoban transferred to UF from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee this year. And so far she says she’s loving it. “I was the only jumper at my old school and I never had much fun competing there,” Hoban said. “Now, having all these teammates makes […]

Student-athlete burnout and how to recharge

By Kendall Westgate Classes. Practice. Games. Homework. Social life. Early wake ups. Late nights. There is almost always something to be thinking about or doing when it comes to college athletes, which can lead to intense burnout. “I’ve experienced burnout multiple times throughout my athletic career,” University of Findlay sophomore Emma Lynch said. “It […]

Findlay’s Newest Oiler: Michele Durand’s Pursuit of Perfection

Findlay Oilers New Head Women’s Basketball Coach Michele Durand has the experience to lead By Jacob Flaherty Of all the recent coaching hires at the University of Findlay, the recent hire for the Women’s Basketball team seemed very important and pivotal for the future success for the Oilers. Kate Ellis, junior guard from Perrysburg, […]

UF Baseball 2023 Preview

By Hannah Bame Matt Palm is returning as head coach for his second year for the Oiler Baseball program, and he has goals for the season in place in hopes of success. Last season, the Oilers ended with an 18-31 (.367) overall record, being 13-17 (.433) in the G-MAC Conference. This resulted in a […]

Getting out of your shell 

A transfer, international student-athlete describes his experience at UF  By Lauren Wolters  Eisley Swaine is a senior guard for the University of Findlay men’s basketball team. He played his freshman year at Northwest Oklahoma State University before transferring to the UF for the 2018-2019 basketball season. In addition to being a transfer student and […]

Findlay men’s swim team and the key to winning

By Jordan Grimes @Jgrimes29 The University of Findlay men’s swim team has found the key to winning. The proof is five-time back-to-back conference championships. The swim team seems to find its way to the top each year. With the 2022 season still at its beginning the team has already earned a seventh place ranking […]

Volleyball player sets a record for UF athletics

Journey Blevins Named Five Time Consecutive Player of the Week By Ayden Adams University of Findlay sophomore Journey Blevins was named volleyball player of the week for five consecutive weeks in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the North division. Player of the week is based upon the last seven days of playing and […]

Brothers on the field, brothers in real life

By Jordan Grimes @Jgrimes29 Fans of University of Findlay football might think they’re seeing double when reading some jerseys on the field. There are four sets of siblings on the team. It is more likely to see brothers playing together in high school but college is more unique. The most visible is quarterback Jeremy […]

Women’s Soccer Team Crosses the Pond for International Futbol Fun

By Ayden Adams Did you know? In the middle of June, the University of Findlay women’s soccer team traveled to Ireland to compete against international teams while diving deep into the Irish culture. On June 16, the team met at the Chicago O’Hare International airport and took flight to Dublin, Ireland for a nine-day […]

Athlete of the Week: Simone Green

By Jordan Grimes and Pulse Staff University of Findlay track team member Simone Green is a junior Business Administration Major with an emphasis in marketing and she holds a long list of accolades from her time at UF. In the 2021-22 season UF Athletics reports Green has won a number of awards. All-region by […]

UF Athletics setting the standard

University of Findlay Athletics wins the Presidents Cup four years running By Jordan Grimes It seems the University of Findlay Oilers Athletic program has figured out the secret to winning after the May announcement that it won the Presidents Cup for the fourth year in a row for the 2021-2022 school year. Winning the […]

Oiler volleyball looks to underclassman to fill gaps

By Ayden Adams The University of Findlay women’s volleyball team is currently 5-7 with a string of home games coming up. The team is working on rebuilding after losing four of the six starters from last year. Journey Blevins, sophomore, 2021 AVCA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year and AVCA All-American honorable mention says […]

UF Women’s soccer welcomes back one of their own

UF Grad comes back as assistant soccer coach By Clowie Flinner When Sierra Perry, heard the news of an opening coaching position at the University of Findlay she couldn’t resist the opportunity to return home. “Every other place I have been has not had the sense of family I felt at Findlay,” Perry said. Perry […]


UF football team rallies behind teammate   By Lauren Wolters  University of Findlay head football coach Kory Allen is starting his first year as head coach and he’s on a special mission. “[His] name and number on the helmet were a no brainer for us as a staff,” Coach Allen said. “Our team motto is […]

Volleyball team travels to Alaska

By Pulse Staff The University of Findlay volleyball team takes to the skies for a tournament that will take them 3,727 miles from home. The team flies out of Columbus Wednesday for the Denali State Bank Ice Block Classic tournament in Fairbanks, Alaska. Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Athletics Brandi Laurita says […]

Oiler Golf opens new facility to positive results

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53 “I can’t thank enough people for this becoming a reality,” says Head Coach Guarnieri In the past few years, the Oiler Golf team has made its mark in Division II golf. The team works day-in-day-out to improve their craft, with spectacular results. However, because golf is an outdoor sport, the […]

Special Report: Invisible Injuries

Looking into UF’s mental health resources for student-athletes Twitter: taychristensen Instagram: taylorchristensen1 Concussions, broken bones, and life-altering injuries are no secret to a student-athlete. These types of injuries are very common occurrences, and it is normal to see an athlete bandaged up after a big game or a hard practice. But what the eye […]

Oiler Baseball and Softball looking to alleviate growing pains

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53 New and old faces in the Oiler softball and baseball teams come together to achieve common goals As the weather starts to warm up (and cool down, in some cases), both Oiler Baseball and Softball are continuing their 2022 seasons. The baseball team is hoping to improve from their disappointing […]

UF Men’s basketball on consistent path to success

By Kwesi Caldwell The University of Findlay Men’s basketball team recently ended its run in the Division II NCAA Midwest Regional Quarterfinal with an 87-81 loss to Ferris State University. Capping off what looked to be a promising year, the Oilers ended their season with a 19-11 record. This is not the first time […]

Sports injuries on the sidelines

National Cheerleading Safety Month By Aliza Stahl They flip, they lift, they fly. When you think of sports injuries, full contact sports like football probably come to mind. However, cheerleading can also cause many injuries. Kayla Bays is a third-year student and cheerleader at the University of Findlay. She started cheering in the third […]

UF Roughneck Proudlock earns national runner-up honors

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53 While happy, Proudlock unsatisfied with result The University of Findlay wrestling team was well-represented by junior Branson Proudlock at the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championship Mar. 12. Proudlock, representing the 141-lb class, earned All-American honors as well as national runner-up, coming up short against eventual national champion Zeth Brower […]

Oiler Lacrosse projected to finish second in G-MAC

By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53 Kelly and company ready to do even better this spring season The last three years have affected all of us in some way, shape, or form due to COVID-19. Not just students at UF, but student athletes as well, and the University of Findlay Lacrosse team has been no exception […]

No reason it can’t be us

Men’s Basketball punches their National Tournament ticket for the 16th time By: Collin Frazier @Collin_53 After three years of missing the cut, with a pandemic in-between, the University of Findlay Men’s Basketball team will return to the Division II National Tournament for the sixteenth time in school history. Because the Oilers failed to clinch […]

Oiler Track climbing the ranks under a new head coach

Men’s team is currently 11th in the nation while women’s team is 17th By Collin Frazier @Collin_53 As the indoor track season is in full swing, the University of Findlay track team is finding themselves in the national ranks with the men’s team currently in 11th, while the women’s are 17th. Many individuals are […]