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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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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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ALLIANCE, OH: The Purple Raiders have now won 31 OAC titles in football after taking down Heidelberg 64-14 on Friday night. 

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St. Louis, Missouri – The Raiders traveled down to St. Louis last weekend to compete in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League tournament for the first time ever.  

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The Raiders were challenged by Baldwin-Wallace but still came out of Saturday afternoon with a pair of 3-1 wins.  

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ALLIANCE, OH: The Purple Raiders have now won forty in a row against Marietta after taking down the Pioneers, 20-3 on Friday night. 

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The Raiders entered Wednesday’s game against Wilmington with a wave of momentum behind them and kept it rolling in a 17-2 win over the Quakers. This game was one of the four games for the Purple Raiders this spring that will not count in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings.  

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The Mount Union women’s soccer team entered Sunday’s game against Otterbein looking to end a three-game losing streak against the Cardinals. Unfortunately for the Raiders, they fell to Otterbein by a score of 2-0 and have yet to win against Otterbein in over a decade.  

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Alliance, OH - Mount Union came into Saturday’s game looking to improve to 2-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and after sixty minutes of play, they did just that. The Raiders downed Marietta to secure an 11-9 win over the Pioneers.  

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ALLIANCE, OH: The Purple Raiders extended their season opener win streak to 33 games with a 51-15 victory on the road against Muskingum. In the Purple Raiders first game since November 30, 2019, they awarded new head coach Geoff Dartt with his first win. 

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders entered Sunday’s doubleheader versus Trine with the chance to extend their win streak to eight and they capitalized on it. Mount Union extended their win streak to eight games with a sweep in the first game and a 3-1 win in the second game against Trine.  

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders found themselves in a battle of the winless on March 6th when they hosted Muskingum at Mount Union Stadium. Both teams entered the game after dropping their season openers (a 10-7 loss vs Baldwin-Wallace for Mount Union). However, Mount Union quickly put that loss …

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Alliance, OH – The Raiders extended their win streak to six games when they swept Mount Vernon Nazarene University on March 3, 2021. Despite not dropping a set all night, the Raiders had to fight for each set win (25-22, 25-21, 25-21).  

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The Raiders started off the opening ten minutes slow but gathered steam as the afternoon went on and walked away with a 20-3 win in their home opener over Heidelberg on February 27th. Mount Union came into the game fresh off a 14-10 win over Baldwin-Wallace the previous Wednesday in their se…

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Marietta, OH - For the second straight night the Purple Raiders walked off the court disappointed following a 93-89 loss to Marietta. For the Purple Raiders it is the first time they lost back-to-back games since a pair of early season losses to Adrian and Trine during the ’19-’20 season.  

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Tiffin, OH - After a disappointing loss the previous night, the Purple Raiders rallied to knock off Heidelberg by a score of 67-61 and regained control of their destiny in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title race.  

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Alliance, OH - It was business as usual for the Purple Raiders on Saturday night when they hosted Otterbein in the friendly confines of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.  

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The Mount Union Raiders will have their first Track and Field meet in almost a year this Saturday. The past two indoor track meets have been cancelled for the Raiders due to Covid-19. With anticipation for the first meet the Raiders received news Wednesday night that the National Championshi…

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Although many in the Division III community from coaches and players to fans and administrators had been holding out hope that somehow, there would be an NCAA tournament to look forward to. Unfortunately, the Division III Management Council arrived at the decision to cancel all winter champi…

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Alliance, OH: Sixteen years ago today, the Mount Union men’s basketball team traveled to University Heights to take on conference foe John Carroll. John Carroll was ranked #15 nationally and sat atop the OAC standings with a 15-2 record and was 10-2 in conference play. Mount Union was lookin…

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Alliance, OH - The Raiders’ woke up Friday without any games for the weekend but, by the time they went to bed that was no longer the case. On Friday, Mount Union picked up a game against Ohio Northern University after the Polar Bears’ games with Otterbein were cancelled. Despite the short n…

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Alliance, OH - The adrenaline of opening night had the Raiders flying high but, on Saturday they came back down to earth as fatigue from the previous night set in. Despite being exhausted from their performance not even a full day previously, the Raiders managed to hold on for an 89-80 victo…

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The 2021 Women’s Basketball team is entering the season with a lot of young depth on its roster. They only return three seniors, Elena Rauhe, Bri Gassman, and Sarah Turley. Much of this year’s offense will come from both Rauhe and Gassman and a strong contingent of freshmen.  

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After a 311 day hiatus that felt like an eon, the Purple Raiders finally got to play meaningful basketball again for the first time since defeating York 90-77 in the second round the NCAA tournament when they traveled to Baldwin Wallace to open their season against the Yellow Jackets on Janu…

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On the morning of December 22, 2020, the University of Mount Union released a statement providing an update on the current state of athletics for the Purple Raiders.

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association has finally unveiled the 2020 All-Northeast Inland District teams. The Northeast Inland District is comprised of schools from Summit, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Stark, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashland, and Mahoning counties.  

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Just like how in the late summer we started to see football programs and conferences call off for the season, the same pattern is beginning to emerge in regards to Division III basketball and winter sports in general.  

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This winter whenever the Mount Union Purple Raiders take the court to begin the 2020-2021 season, they will have six new faces among them. The newest Raiders are mostly incoming freshmen with the exception of Ethan Stanislawski who is a transfer from Ohio Wesleyan University. 

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Over in Division II, Region 7 there are a pair of Canton area teams that are still alive heading into the Region 7 final. Massillon Perry won a tight game with Lewis Center Olentangy by a score of 14-10 on Friday to advance to the regional final. Perry was led by a huge defensive effort espe…