Oiler Golf opens new facility to positive results

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @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 Oilers have had some trouble training during the...

Special Report: Invisible Injuries

Looking into UF’s mental health resources for student-athletes Christensent@findlay.edu 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 cannot see...

Oiler Baseball and Softball looking to alleviate growing pains

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @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 14-25 2021 campaign, while the softball team is hoping...

UF Men’s basketball on consistent path to success

By Kwesi Caldwell caldwellk1@findlay.edu 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 the team has had such success like this either. Over the...

Sports injuries on the sidelines

National Cheerleading Safety Month By Aliza Stahl stahla@findlay.edu 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 grade. Bays’ main role on the cheer...

UF Roughneck Proudlock earns national runner-up honors

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @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...

Oiler Lacrosse projected to finish second in G-MAC

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @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 to this. Fortunately for everyone, cases are going down, and some sense of...

No reason it can’t be us

Men’s Basketball punches their National Tournament ticket for the 16th time By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @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 the G-MAC tournament,...

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 frazierc@findlay.edu @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 nationally ranked. One such is fifth year pole vaulter...

Changes come for NFL fans this season

By: Jeremiah Jackson jacksonj2@findlay.edu @kagelvltv Is this the start of a new era for the NFL? Tom Brady. Eli Manning. Drew Bees. Ben Roethlisberger. Hearing these names strike a chord for many football fans across the nation. A new era for football is on the horizon as the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams move on to Super Bowl LIV (56). Tom Brady, arguably one of the greatest...

Findlay Roughnecks rising to the challenge

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oiler wrestling looking to continue successful season The Findlay wrestling team has made quite the statement this 2021-2022 season, slowly climbing up the national rankings to where they are currently sitting at 9th place. A collective effort to face adversity is a contributing factor to this season. “We got a lot of guys stepping up,”...

Oiler basketball currently in two different directions

Men’s team hopes to keep the streak going, while women’s team hoping to turn things around By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While the majority of Oiler Nation was at home for the holidays, the basketball teams were hard at work for their 2021-2022 campaigns. For the men’s team, it started with a three-game losing streak to Kentucky Wesleyan (84-74), Cedarville (68-66), and...

UF athletes transition from university athletics to the real world

Two senior athletes reflect on their time at UF By Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu Of the approximately 3,000 students who attend the University of Findlay, about 680 students participate in athletics according to the University. These 680 students get the opportunity to continue a sport they have most likely been participating in for many years, while also receiving a degree. Because these...

Ranch Horse Team holds Buckle Show and so much more

By Corinthia Webster websterc@findlay.edu The weekend before Thanksgiving the University of Findlay’s Ranch Horse Team held its Buckle Show at the UF Western barns. The show helped raise money so the team can travel and show their skills at outside shows over the coming months. The show was open to the community and outside entries. It lasted for two days and also offered many classes to help...

Oilers slay Dragons for first G-MAC Championship

Will travel to Shepherd in first round of Playoffs   By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 University of Findlay football team takes on an old foe this weekend in the first round of playoffs. It will take on the Shepherd University Rams in West Virginia Saturday Nov. 20. In 2017, UF also played Shepherd beating them 29-17. The game comes after a tough battle for the...

Lady Oilers drop two exhibition matches, begin regular season

Lady Oilers new and experienced primed for a great season By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Regular season play for the University of Findlay Women’s Basketball team starts tonight in Michigan at Northwood University. The team kicked off its pre-season games on Nov. 3. Even though the season has just kicked off, there is plenty to be excited about this season for the Lady...

Findlay Tennis feeling good, but hungry for more

Finding consistency is key for the Oilers By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 While the majority of the University of Findlay Tennis season does not occur until the spring, that does not mean the Oilers have kept quiet in the Fall portion of their season. If anything, it is an opportunity for them to work on form, which has been going well so far. “I like our well-roundedness...

Findlay-Saginaw Valley State Recap

Both Men’s and Women’s Team Shine By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 This past swim meet, the Findlay Men’s Swim team made school history by defeating 20th-ranked Saginaw Valley State with a final score of 120-117. On the women’s side, they kept it close against the Cardinals before falling with a final score of 128-113. Even with both this great accomplishment and close...

Oiler Swim Team stacked with younger and seasoned swimmers

Makepeace and company ready to pick up where they left off By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53  As the seasons change, more and more Oilers are starting seasons of their own. One such team is the University of Findlay swim team. After a year plagued by COVID-19, Head Coach Andrew Makepeace and the rest of the Oilers are ready for a fresh, safe start. “I think last year with...

Lady Oiler Volleyball looking to continue success

Colchagoff and company ready to improve their 2021 resume By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As the fall season is in full swing, the University of Findlay volleyball team has had a hot start with a 11-3 season. According to Head Coach Wick Colchagoff, the team’s success is not only impressive, it’s historic. “We're doing several things really well that bode well for the...

From Injury to Inspiration

By: Pulse Staff UF football player shares his journey back from horrible injury The legacy of Oiler football is on full display on Homecoming weekend and the grit and perseverance that goes with it is embodied in many players. But junior Uriah Schwemley-Gieseler learned perseverance years ago as a freshman in high school. That’s when Schwemley-Gieseler suffered a gruesome injury during a...

Men’s soccer off to a slow, but progressive, start

By: Collin Frazier   frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Blessings come in many forms to UF soccer team -- including a short offseason With the fall semester up and rolling, the University of Findlay Men’s Soccer team has once again hit the field for their Fall 2021 campaign. Due to COVID-19, the Oilers had a shorter offseason due to a spring season. But to head coach Andy Smyth, this was a...

UF Athletics encouraging, but not mandating vaccinations for student athletes

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 UF Athletic Director Brandi Laurita says they are encouraging athletes to get the vaccine and providing them with factual medical information As the sports season kicks off, Oiler Nation along with the rest of the country are still in the midst of a pandemic, even with vaccinations available. This pandemic can have an effect on student-athletes...

UF cross country strides into the season

By: Lauren Wolters woltersl1@findlay.edu The young group of athletes focuses on growth and experience The University of Findlay’s cross country team placed first at the Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University Sept. 4. Head coach, Eric Wymer, looks forward to his fourth season coaching the men’s and women’s teams. “This season I’m most excited about building off of the growth...

New coaches, same goals

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 2021 Oilers ready for new season with fresh faces and big goals The Oilers football team will once again be making their way on the gridiron for the 2021 season as the fall semester begins. After COVID-19 had postponed the Fall 2020 season to Spring 2021, the team had to make a quick turnaround. With six games finished in the spring, the need for...

Oiler golf primed for a fresh season

Guarnieri and company have one goal: Nationals By Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 As the new semester is starting, the Oiler golf teams, led by head coach Dom Guarnieri, are ready to not only repeat their success of last season, but also to improve. However, due to the ongoing threat of the Delta Variant of COVID-19, the season may look very similar to last season. “With what we...

From JMU to UF: Jake Brown’s story

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53 Oilers gain experienced WR in senior Jake Brown   With the football season in full swing, many Oilers are putting on their pads and jersey for one final go around. Some are putting their Black and Orange for the first time. Take WR Jake Brown, who joined Oiler Nation after transferring from James Madison University. While Brown had good...

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 at the University of Findlay 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...

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. A vaccine is slowly starting to roll out and sports may be here to stay. One of those sports is Women’s Lacrosse. Having her inaugural season as head coach cut short, UF Alumna '18...