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Kenosha, Wisconsin – For the first time ever, the Mount Union men’s volleyball program played NCAA tournament volleyball and, despite a good fight from the Raiders, fell to Carthage by a score of 3-0. 

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Springfield continues to check in at #1 with one game to play and will likely head into the NCAA selection show as a twenty-six-win team. The last two weeks have also seen Carthage (#3) and Wentworth (#2) make a jump into the top three. As a result, Vassar (#6) and Southern Virginia (#5) too…

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After a couple week hiatus, the BJB Top 15 is back! The top two spots have remained the same, however the #3-15 slots saw a lot of movement with few teams staying put. The AVCA’s top 15 poll will also be included below my own so the two can be compared. That being said, here is the 3/15/22 u…

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Two seasons ago, the Mount Union Purple Raider men’s basketball team went on a deep NCAA Tournament run only for it to be halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a strong season that resulted in an OAC runner-up finish, the 11th ranked Raiders seemed poised to start another deep tournament ru…

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The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) recently announced their season awards recently with two Raiders receiving distinct honors. Junior guard Emma Cannon earned All-OAC 1st Team honors while her teammate, senior forward Isi Palamone, earned All-OAC Honorable Mention honors. This marked the fir…

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The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) announced their special awards and All-OAC teams on Friday afternoon for the 2021-22 season. Three Raiders, Christian Parker, Ethan Stanislawski and Braedon Poole all earned All-OAC selections for their contributions to Mount Union’s 23-3 season. Parker and…

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After one half of play against the Heidelberg Student Princes on Thursday night at the MAAC, it appeared as though the Mount Union men's basketball team looked to cruise to yet another victory. Leading by double digits at the halftime break, the Raiders seemed certain to advance to the OAC C…

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Adrian, Michigan – Mount Union’s wrestling program traveled up to Adrian over the weekend to compete in the central regional tournament. To qualify on from regionals to nationals, a wrestler had to finish in the top three in their weight class. The Raiders had a trio do so: David Massey (1st…

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Coming off the highs of an incredible upset victory against the Marietta Pioneers on Tuesday night, the Mount Union women’s basketball team attempted to complete yet another upset on Thursday night in the OAC semis. Traveling to Berea, Ohio, the Raiders knew they would be in for a tough batt…

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The Mount Union men’s basketball team ended their season last year with a disappointing upset loss in the OAC quarterfinals to Muskingum at the MAAC. All season long, the Raiders have been motivated to avenge this loss and work towards regaining their spot as an OAC Champion. Facing their ri…

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Tournament time is always the best time to expect the unexpected in terms of upsets. The Mount Union women’s basketball team entered Tuesday night’s game against the Marietta Pioneers as the lower seed (6th compared to Marietta’s 3rd) in the OAC Tournament. Entering as the underdogs, the Rai…

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The regular season has come and gone in the Ohio Athletic Conference and the path towards crowning a conference tournament champion has finally been set in stone. On the men’s side, Marietta came away with the regular season championship, went undefeated (17-0) in conference play, and will h…

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With the regular season winding down in the OAC, every game becomes more crucial to win than the last. The pressure continues to rise as teams across the league battle for seeding in the upcoming OAC tournament. It has not been an easy season for the Mount Union women’s basketball team, but …

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Bexley, OH – The Raiders entered Saturday’s game against Capital looking to rebound from a disappointing loss to Marietta earlier in the week. They needed to battle for most of the game, but the Raiders walked out of the Capital Center with a 73-64 win.  

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After another week of Division III men’s volleyball is in the books and with it comes the latest edition of the BJB Top 15. Springfield continued to hold down the top spot while Nazareth (#10) and Loras (#15) entered the party. The AVCA’s top 15 poll will also be included below my own so the…

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The 10th ranked Mount Union Purple Raiders for one of the few times this season came into Wednesday night’s matchup at the MAAC as the underdog against the 2nd ranked Marietta Pioneers. Both teams came into the matchup riding long win streaks with Mount Union’s sitting at eight games and Mar…

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team entered the MacPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon in search of a way to end a three-game losing streak. The Raiders found themselves in a large hole in the first half against the visiting Wilmington Quakers and seemed as though…

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Going into Saturday’s contest against the Wilmington Quakers, the 11th ranked Mount Union men’s basketball team had won seven straight games.  On a night where senior forward Julian Berry along with student assistants Josh Kain and Ben Johnson-Bowers would be honored prior to the game for th…

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team knew they would be in for a big challenge on Wednesday night as OAC rival Baldwin Wallace traveled to the MAAC as the 12th ranked team in the country. Throughout the night, the Yellow Jackets showed why they are nationally ranked, but the Raiders would…

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Freshman guard Mike Skeriotis has been a strong piece of the 11th ranked Mount Union Purple Raider bench all season long from a defensive standpoint. Not known to be much of a scorer, the freshman was provided with plenty of scoring opportunities against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears on Satu…

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The Mount Union Purple Raiders women’s basketball team started out strong against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears, a team well-known for being strong defensively. With the score being tied at 17 at the end of the first quarter, it looked as though the Raiders would be able to ignore Ohio North…

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Rivalry games always seem to bring the best out of every team, crowd, and player involved. In a rivalry battle with John Carroll on Wednesday at the MAAC, sophomore Christian Parker played his best game in his two-year career for the Raiders. Parker finished with a career high 28 points off …

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Facing a non-conference opponent in the La Roche RedHawks who averages over 80 points per game, the 11th ranked Purple Raiders knew they would need to put points up in a big way. The Raiders did just that easily on Monday night. Led by a trio of Christian Parker, Braedon Poole, and Darrell N…

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The University of Mount Union men’s volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League’s preseason coaches poll (complete results below). The Raiders tallied 56 points (with one first-place vote) and only finished eight points behind defending champion Fo…

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The last time the Mount Union men’s basketball team faced the Muskingum Muskies, they suffered a defeat in the OAC Tournament. On Wednesday night at the MAAC, the Raiders made sure they would not fall once more to the Muskies. Using a strong defensive effort and great offensive performances …

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team fell to the Otterbein Cardinals 59-48 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday at the MAAC. The Raiders struggled offensively all game long, as the team shot 31% from the floor. The Cardinals defense also forced the Raiders into 18 turnovers for the c…

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Coming off their worst loss in recent memory, the Mount Union men’s basketball team was looking forward to getting back to their winning ways. Led by senior Braeden Poole, the Raiders did just that against the Otterbein Cardinals. Poole led Mount Union with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assi…

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Marietta, OH – The Raiders found themselves in a fist fight when they traveled to Marietta on January 12th. Mount Union was able to keep within a possession or two or three for most of the game but were ultimately overwhelmed and fell by a score of 84-59.  

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The Mount Union Women’s Basketball team knew they would be in for a tough battle against the Marietta Pioneers, the 22nd ranked team in the latest D3hoops.com poll. The Raiders were up for the challenge but fell just short to the Pioneers 70-67 at the MAAC. The Raiders found themselves trail…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders found themselves in a dogfight on Saturday when they hosted Muhlenberg in a Division III quarterfinal playoff game. After a slow start, the Raiders’ offense got rolling in the second half and Mount Union walked away with a 35-29 overtime win.  

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Alliance, OH – For the first time in weeks, the Raiders were pushed when they hosted Johns Hopkins University on Saturday in a NCAA Division III second round playoff game at Mount Union Stadium. Despite falling behind early, the Raiders were able to rally and defeat the Blue Jays by a score …

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders faced little resistance as they downed Washington & Lee by a score of 52-0 in their first round matchup in the NCAA Division III playoffs.  

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders dominated in every phase of the game on Saturday in their regular season home finale. Mount Union ended the weekend with a 73-7 win over the Muskies and clinched a share of their 32 Ohio Athletic Conference title in the process.  

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders got more than they bargained for Saturday when they took on Ohio Northern, but ultimately the Raiders managed to come away with a 42-35 win over the Polar Bears.  

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Tiffin, OH – The Raiders entered last Saturday’s game against Heidelberg with sole possession of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. They were met with a good test when they faced off with the Student Princes, and Heidelberg put up a good fight, but they ultimately fell to Mount Uni…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders continued their streak of defensive dominance on Saturday against Capital. Mount Union’s defense got their third straight shutout and didn’t give up a single first down during their 63-0 win over the Comets.  

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Alliance, OH- On a beautiful Friday, Homecoming for Marlington, the Dukes began their night in hopes of upsetting the high-powered Salem Quaker offense. The game became an unexpected defensive battle early, with both defenses playing at an elite level. While the Dukes defense made the game i…

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Wilmington, OH – The Raiders entered October 9th's game against Wilmington fresh off a previous dominating performance against Otterbein. This time the Raiders topped their previous performance in their 63-0 win over Wilmington.  

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University Heights, OH – Mount Union and John Carroll both entered Saturday’s rivalry game with a 1-0 record in Ohio Athletic Conference play. Last week, the Raiders dispatched Baldwin-Wallace (31-7) in their home opener and the Blue Streaks knocked off Otterbein (41-17) on the road. The Rai…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders welcomed the Otterbein Cardinals to town on Saturday and put on a clinic in every phase of the game. The Mount Union defense pitched their first shutout of the year, the offense dropped their first 50-point game of the year, and the Special Teams Unit managed to pi…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders welcomed Baldwin-Wallace to town Saturday for their home (and Ohio Athletic Conference) opener. The Yellow Jackets put up a mighty fight but, were unable to overcome the Raiders and lost 31-7.  

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Alliance, OH - The Aviators entered their week five matchup against Salem with a 1-3 record after a rough go in their nonconference schedule. The lone bright spot in the first four weeks had been the previous week’s 56-6 win over Minerva to open EBC play. On the other hand, Salem entered the…

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The first Mount Union home football game of the season was Saturday, September 18. A successful game at Mount Union consists of everyone on the field, the band, the people in the press box, the fans, and more.

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New Wilmington, PA – The Raiders found themselves in a battle early on in their season opener at Westminster on Saturday but managed to pull away as the game went on and left Pennsylvania with a 48-7 win to open the ’21 campaign.  

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Tuesday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference released the all-conference teams and award winners for the 2021 spring season. The Raiders only had two award winners this spring and they were quarterback Braxton Plunk (Bob Packard Award) and defensive back Jesse Vail (Lee Tressel Award). The …

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Columbiana, OH – The Salem Quakers came into their season opener on Thursday at Crestview with the bitter taste of a 5-6 record from 2020 still in their mouths. However, after two quarters of play and a 35-0 lead, it was clear that Coach Ron Johnson and his troops were ready to wash out the …

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Alliance, OH – The Marlington Dukes entered Friday’s game against the Northwest Indians looking to move to improve to 2-0 to start their 2021 season. The Indians however came into the game hungry for their first win of the season (Northwest lost to Norton 21-7 in week one) and managed to hol…

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Tuesday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference released the all-conference teams and award winners for the 2021 spring season. The Raiders only had two award winners this spring and they were quarterback Braxton Plunk (Bob Packard Award) and defensive back Jesse Vail (Lee Tressel Award). The …

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Springfield continues to check in at #1 with one game to play and will likely head into the NCAA selection show as a twenty-six-win team. The last two weeks have also seen Carthage (#3) and Wentworth (#2) make a jump into the top three. As a result, Vassar (#6) and Southern Virginia (#5) too…

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After a couple week hiatus, the BJB Top 15 is back! The top two spots have remained the same, however the #3-15 slots saw a lot of movement with few teams staying put. The AVCA’s top 15 poll will also be included below my own so the two can be compared. That being said, here is the 3/15/22 u…

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Two seasons ago, the Mount Union Purple Raider men’s basketball team went on a deep NCAA Tournament run only for it to be halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a strong season that resulted in an OAC runner-up finish, the 11th ranked Raiders seemed poised to start another deep tournament ru…

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The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) recently announced their season awards recently with two Raiders receiving distinct honors. Junior guard Emma Cannon earned All-OAC 1st Team honors while her teammate, senior forward Isi Palamone, earned All-OAC Honorable Mention honors. This marked the fir…

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The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) announced their special awards and All-OAC teams on Friday afternoon for the 2021-22 season. Three Raiders, Christian Parker, Ethan Stanislawski and Braedon Poole all earned All-OAC selections for their contributions to Mount Union’s 23-3 season. Parker and…

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After one half of play against the Heidelberg Student Princes on Thursday night at the MAAC, it appeared as though the Mount Union men's basketball team looked to cruise to yet another victory. Leading by double digits at the halftime break, the Raiders seemed certain to advance to the OAC C…

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Adrian, Michigan – Mount Union’s wrestling program traveled up to Adrian over the weekend to compete in the central regional tournament. To qualify on from regionals to nationals, a wrestler had to finish in the top three in their weight class. The Raiders had a trio do so: David Massey (1st…

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Coming off the highs of an incredible upset victory against the Marietta Pioneers on Tuesday night, the Mount Union women’s basketball team attempted to complete yet another upset on Thursday night in the OAC semis. Traveling to Berea, Ohio, the Raiders knew they would be in for a tough batt…

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The Mount Union men’s basketball team ended their season last year with a disappointing upset loss in the OAC quarterfinals to Muskingum at the MAAC. All season long, the Raiders have been motivated to avenge this loss and work towards regaining their spot as an OAC Champion. Facing their ri…

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Tournament time is always the best time to expect the unexpected in terms of upsets. The Mount Union women’s basketball team entered Tuesday night’s game against the Marietta Pioneers as the lower seed (6th compared to Marietta’s 3rd) in the OAC Tournament. Entering as the underdogs, the Rai…

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The regular season has come and gone in the Ohio Athletic Conference and the path towards crowning a conference tournament champion has finally been set in stone. On the men’s side, Marietta came away with the regular season championship, went undefeated (17-0) in conference play, and will h…

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With the regular season winding down in the OAC, every game becomes more crucial to win than the last. The pressure continues to rise as teams across the league battle for seeding in the upcoming OAC tournament. It has not been an easy season for the Mount Union women’s basketball team, but …

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Bexley, OH – The Raiders entered Saturday’s game against Capital looking to rebound from a disappointing loss to Marietta earlier in the week. They needed to battle for most of the game, but the Raiders walked out of the Capital Center with a 73-64 win.  

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After another week of Division III men’s volleyball is in the books and with it comes the latest edition of the BJB Top 15. Springfield continued to hold down the top spot while Nazareth (#10) and Loras (#15) entered the party. The AVCA’s top 15 poll will also be included below my own so the…

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The 10th ranked Mount Union Purple Raiders for one of the few times this season came into Wednesday night’s matchup at the MAAC as the underdog against the 2nd ranked Marietta Pioneers. Both teams came into the matchup riding long win streaks with Mount Union’s sitting at eight games and Mar…

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team entered the MacPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon in search of a way to end a three-game losing streak. The Raiders found themselves in a large hole in the first half against the visiting Wilmington Quakers and seemed as though…

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Going into Saturday’s contest against the Wilmington Quakers, the 11th ranked Mount Union men’s basketball team had won seven straight games.  On a night where senior forward Julian Berry along with student assistants Josh Kain and Ben Johnson-Bowers would be honored prior to the game for th…

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team knew they would be in for a big challenge on Wednesday night as OAC rival Baldwin Wallace traveled to the MAAC as the 12th ranked team in the country. Throughout the night, the Yellow Jackets showed why they are nationally ranked, but the Raiders would…

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Freshman guard Mike Skeriotis has been a strong piece of the 11th ranked Mount Union Purple Raider bench all season long from a defensive standpoint. Not known to be much of a scorer, the freshman was provided with plenty of scoring opportunities against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears on Satu…

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The Mount Union Purple Raiders women’s basketball team started out strong against the Ohio Northern Polar Bears, a team well-known for being strong defensively. With the score being tied at 17 at the end of the first quarter, it looked as though the Raiders would be able to ignore Ohio North…

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Rivalry games always seem to bring the best out of every team, crowd, and player involved. In a rivalry battle with John Carroll on Wednesday at the MAAC, sophomore Christian Parker played his best game in his two-year career for the Raiders. Parker finished with a career high 28 points off …

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Facing a non-conference opponent in the La Roche RedHawks who averages over 80 points per game, the 11th ranked Purple Raiders knew they would need to put points up in a big way. The Raiders did just that easily on Monday night. Led by a trio of Christian Parker, Braedon Poole, and Darrell N…

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The University of Mount Union men’s volleyball team was picked to finish second in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League’s preseason coaches poll (complete results below). The Raiders tallied 56 points (with one first-place vote) and only finished eight points behind defending champion Fo…

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The last time the Mount Union men’s basketball team faced the Muskingum Muskies, they suffered a defeat in the OAC Tournament. On Wednesday night at the MAAC, the Raiders made sure they would not fall once more to the Muskies. Using a strong defensive effort and great offensive performances …

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The Mount Union women’s basketball team fell to the Otterbein Cardinals 59-48 in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday at the MAAC. The Raiders struggled offensively all game long, as the team shot 31% from the floor. The Cardinals defense also forced the Raiders into 18 turnovers for the c…

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Coming off their worst loss in recent memory, the Mount Union men’s basketball team was looking forward to getting back to their winning ways. Led by senior Braeden Poole, the Raiders did just that against the Otterbein Cardinals. Poole led Mount Union with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assi…

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Marietta, OH – The Raiders found themselves in a fist fight when they traveled to Marietta on January 12th. Mount Union was able to keep within a possession or two or three for most of the game but were ultimately overwhelmed and fell by a score of 84-59.  

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The Mount Union Women’s Basketball team knew they would be in for a tough battle against the Marietta Pioneers, the 22nd ranked team in the latest D3hoops.com poll. The Raiders were up for the challenge but fell just short to the Pioneers 70-67 at the MAAC. The Raiders found themselves trail…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders found themselves in a dogfight on Saturday when they hosted Muhlenberg in a Division III quarterfinal playoff game. After a slow start, the Raiders’ offense got rolling in the second half and Mount Union walked away with a 35-29 overtime win.  

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Alliance, OH – For the first time in weeks, the Raiders were pushed when they hosted Johns Hopkins University on Saturday in a NCAA Division III second round playoff game at Mount Union Stadium. Despite falling behind early, the Raiders were able to rally and defeat the Blue Jays by a score …

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders faced little resistance as they downed Washington & Lee by a score of 52-0 in their first round matchup in the NCAA Division III playoffs.  

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders dominated in every phase of the game on Saturday in their regular season home finale. Mount Union ended the weekend with a 73-7 win over the Muskies and clinched a share of their 32 Ohio Athletic Conference title in the process.  

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders got more than they bargained for Saturday when they took on Ohio Northern, but ultimately the Raiders managed to come away with a 42-35 win over the Polar Bears.  

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Tiffin, OH – The Raiders entered last Saturday’s game against Heidelberg with sole possession of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. They were met with a good test when they faced off with the Student Princes, and Heidelberg put up a good fight, but they ultimately fell to Mount Uni…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders continued their streak of defensive dominance on Saturday against Capital. Mount Union’s defense got their third straight shutout and didn’t give up a single first down during their 63-0 win over the Comets.  

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Alliance, OH- On a beautiful Friday, Homecoming for Marlington, the Dukes began their night in hopes of upsetting the high-powered Salem Quaker offense. The game became an unexpected defensive battle early, with both defenses playing at an elite level. While the Dukes defense made the game i…

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Wilmington, OH – The Raiders entered October 9th's game against Wilmington fresh off a previous dominating performance against Otterbein. This time the Raiders topped their previous performance in their 63-0 win over Wilmington.  

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University Heights, OH – Mount Union and John Carroll both entered Saturday’s rivalry game with a 1-0 record in Ohio Athletic Conference play. Last week, the Raiders dispatched Baldwin-Wallace (31-7) in their home opener and the Blue Streaks knocked off Otterbein (41-17) on the road. The Rai…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders welcomed the Otterbein Cardinals to town on Saturday and put on a clinic in every phase of the game. The Mount Union defense pitched their first shutout of the year, the offense dropped their first 50-point game of the year, and the Special Teams Unit managed to pi…

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders welcomed Baldwin-Wallace to town Saturday for their home (and Ohio Athletic Conference) opener. The Yellow Jackets put up a mighty fight but, were unable to overcome the Raiders and lost 31-7.  

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Alliance, OH - The Aviators entered their week five matchup against Salem with a 1-3 record after a rough go in their nonconference schedule. The lone bright spot in the first four weeks had been the previous week’s 56-6 win over Minerva to open EBC play. On the other hand, Salem entered the…

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The first Mount Union home football game of the season was Saturday, September 18. A successful game at Mount Union consists of everyone on the field, the band, the people in the press box, the fans, and more.

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New Wilmington, PA – The Raiders found themselves in a battle early on in their season opener at Westminster on Saturday but managed to pull away as the game went on and left Pennsylvania with a 48-7 win to open the ’21 campaign.  

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Tuesday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference released the all-conference teams and award winners for the 2021 spring season. The Raiders only had two award winners this spring and they were quarterback Braxton Plunk (Bob Packard Award) and defensive back Jesse Vail (Lee Tressel Award). The …

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Columbiana, OH – The Salem Quakers came into their season opener on Thursday at Crestview with the bitter taste of a 5-6 record from 2020 still in their mouths. However, after two quarters of play and a 35-0 lead, it was clear that Coach Ron Johnson and his troops were ready to wash out the …

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Alliance, OH – The Marlington Dukes entered Friday’s game against the Northwest Indians looking to move to improve to 2-0 to start their 2021 season. The Indians however came into the game hungry for their first win of the season (Northwest lost to Norton 21-7 in week one) and managed to hol…

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Tuesday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference released the all-conference teams and award winners for the 2021 spring season. The Raiders only had two award winners this spring and they were quarterback Braxton Plunk (Bob Packard Award) and defensive back Jesse Vail (Lee Tressel Award). The …