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Thursday 01/18/2018
The Purple Raiders Fall to the Fighting Muskies
Posted: January 18, 2018

New Concord, Ohio- The Mount Union comeback falls short against Muskingum as the men’s team drops to 9-7 on the season after a 97-89 loss on Wednesday night

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Sunday 12/17/2017
Mount Union is on Top of the Division III Football World
Posted: December 17, 2017

Salem, Virginia- The Purple Raiders are the National Champions of Division III Football after a 12-0 win over the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders at Salem Stadium.

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Saturday 12/16/2017
The Purple Raiders Rally past the Titans
Posted: December 16, 2017

Oshkosh, Wisconsin- The Purple Raiders overcome a 35-10 deficit to the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans in the NCAA semifinal to advance to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

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Monday 12/04/2017
The Purple Raiders Tame the Bobcats
Posted: December 04, 2017

Mount Union advances to their 23rd straight semifinal after a 70-37 victory over the Frostburg State Bobcats in the NCAA quarterfinal.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
Mount Union Advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 26th Straight Year
Posted: November 29, 2017

The #2 Mount Union Purple Raiders defeated the #16 Case Western Reserve Spartans in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs 45-16.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Mount Union Splashes Past Washington & Lee
Posted: November 22, 2017

The playoffs returned to Alliance as the Purple Raiders hosted the Washington & Lee Generals in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Purple Raiders Continue Winning
Posted: November 20, 2017
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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Mount Union Wins a Thriller in University Heights
Posted: November 15, 2017

University Heights, Ohio- The Purple Raiders got their revenge Saturday against their OAC rival John Carroll Blue Streaks in a 31-27 win at Don Shula Stadium.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Mount Union Punches Their Ticket to the NCAA Playoffs
Posted: November 08, 2017

Mount Union defeated Muskingum on Saturday with a 59-7 win, clinching a post-season berth. This is the Purple Raiders 26th straight year of qualifying for the NCAA Playoffs.

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Mount Union Football Clinches the OAC Title
Posted: November 01, 2017

Alliance, Ohio- The Purple Raiders clinch a share of the OAC Title after a 51-14 rout against the Otterbein Cardinals on Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

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Wednesday 10/25/2017
Fulford Perfect in 66-7 Win in Wilmington
Posted: October 25, 2017

Wilmington, Ohio- No. 2 ranked Mount Union was victorious on the road in Wilmington as they got a tremendous boost from their sophomore quarterback.

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Tuesday 10/24/2017
2017 World Series: What you Need to Know (Along with Predictions)
Posted: October 24, 2017

The World Series matchup has finally been set: The Houston Astros will be taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2017 MLB crown.

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Thursday 10/19/2017
The Purple Raiders Score 51 Unanswered Points in Win
Posted: October 19, 2017

Alliance, Ohio- The Purple Raiders defense stumbles in the opening quarter, surrendering two touchdowns to the Capital Crusaders, but shut out the Crusaders in the next three quarters.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
The Purple Raiders Takedown the Student Princes
Posted: October 11, 2017

Tiffin, Ohio- The Purple Raiders marched into Heidelberg and dominated on the road handing the Student Princes their first loss of the 2017 season.

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Thursday 10/05/2017
2017 ALDS Predictions
Posted: October 05, 2017

The postseason picture has finally been set. But, this year is different than others. The race for the crown is wide open without a clear-cut favorite.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
National League Wild Card Game:
Posted: October 04, 2017

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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The Purple Raiders defeat the Polar Bears at Homecoming
Posted: October 04, 2017

Alliance, Ohio- The No. 2 ranked Mount Union Purple Raiders remain undefeated on the season after a 43-14 victory over the Ohio Northern Polar Bears this past Saturday.

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Monday 10/02/2017
NLDS Preview: Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers
Posted: October 02, 2017

This is one of the more unpredictable series of the Postseason. Baseball is so unpredictable nowadays, it’s making the sport even more intriguing because any team can win over on paper stronger teams. That’s what we have this year out west between divisional rivals.

The Arizona Diamondbacks enter their first divisional series since 2011, where they lost to Milwaukee in the NLDS, 3-2. They were the favorites back then, but this year they are the underdogs having to face the top team in all of baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Diamondbacks reached this series having to go through the Colorado Rockies in the NL Wild Card Game on Wednesday night. It was a doozy of a game, with the Rockies three times trying to comeback, but two big RBI triples by Arizona and clinched their spot in the NLDS with an 11-8 win.

Arizona threw Zack Greinke out on the mound in that game, so he won’t be available likely until Game 3. But Arizona is stacked with their pitching, still, with Patrick Corbin and Taijuan Walker. Walker has posted an ERA of 3.49 and a 9-9 record. That’s not his best, but still has struck out 146 this year and is better than last season. Corbin has a 14-13 record this year with a 4.03 ERA. These two guys have little experience in big games, but they have faced off with Los Angeles a good amount this year being in the same division.

 

Corbin has faced Los Angeles twice, coming out on the losing end both times. Walker has faced the Dodgers three times and is 2-0 in those games. He’s went at least 5 innings in those games and allowed a minimum of an average of 2 runs in those three games. But this is a different Los Angeles team now after a historic season.

The Dodgers have won 103 wins this year, the most in franchise history. Led by Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, rookie Cody Bellinger, and phenom Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers have been explosive all season long, especially in the first half, jumping out to a huge 61-29 record at the break. Turner was hitting .377, Seager was hitting .298, and Bellinger jumped out on the scene hitting 25 first half home runs and a .261 batting average. Los Angeles was rocking the boys in blue, and their pitching was lockdown as well.

Cy Young nominee Clayton Kershaw has had a fantastic season with a 2.31 ERA, second best in baseball behind Corey Kluber. He has an 18-4 record with 202 strikeouts. The nice thing about going up against Arizona for Kershaw is that he is 2-0 this year versus the D-backs. His slider and curveball are so dirty, to go along with his 93 mph four seam fastball. However, he hasn’t thrown so well in the Postseason. He’s 4-7 in October with a 4.55 ERA, and that is where the problem comes into play for the Dodgers.

Los Angeles has been one of the best teams in baseball for a while now since Yasiel Puig took the spotlight out west. But they haven’t been able to make the Fall Classic. Last season they made it to the NLCS but bowed out to the Cubs in six games. In 2015, they were favored against the Mets in the NLDS but lost in five games! In 2014, they barely competed against St. Louis in the NLDS losing in four games. And in 2013, they lost in the NLCS in six games to the Cardinals. So this is an important Postseason for everyone involved out in Los Angeles especially after a record-

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Kan Jam tournament in the quad
Posted: September 27, 2017

Students majoring in sport business created a sports-related event as part of a class assignment to help them enhance their facilitating management skills.

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Mount Union Cruises Past Baldwin Wallace 55-7
Posted: September 27, 2017

Alliance, Ohio- The Purple Raiders put on a clinic against the Yellow Jackets in the M Club Hall of Fame Game. Mount Union passed for 219 yards and rushed for 325 yards.

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Tuesday 09/19/2017
Jared Ruth and a High Powered Defense Dismantle the Pioneers
Posted: September 19, 2017

Marietta, Ohio- The Purple Raiders marched into Don Drumm Stadium on Saturday and put on an offensive and defensive clinic. Purple Raiders powered their way to a 69-3 victory over the Pioneers of Marietta.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
Fulford and Hill Power the Purple Raiders to a 58-0 Victory
Posted: September 06, 2017

Alliance, Ohio- A question coming into the 2017 football season was who would lead Mount Union from the quarterback position? DeAngelo Fulford (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) appears to be the answer for the Purple Raiders.

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Thursday 08/10/2017
The Kevin Love Trade: Three Years Later
Posted: August 10, 2017

In the summer of 2014, the Cavs made a “win now” trade sending number one overall pick, Andrew Wiggins and former first overall pick, Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the then three-time all-star, Kevin Love.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
OAC Media Day
Posted: August 02, 2017

OAC Media Day was held July 27th at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton and previewed every team in the conference.

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Tuesday 07/25/2017
OAC Media Preview Day
Posted: July 25, 2017

Mount Union Football is back, sort of.

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Monday 06/12/2017
The Third Time is not a Charm?
Posted: June 12, 2017

This is the third time the Cleveland Cavaliers have faced the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.  They each have a championship title to their name. 

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Monday 05/01/2017
#11 Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team Captures Eighth Straight OAC Championship
Posted: May 01, 2017

The #11 ranked Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team extended their Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) title streak to eight straight with another dominant victory at the championship meet over the weekend in New Concord, Ohio, where the meet was hosted by Muskingum University.

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Monday 04/24/2017
#17 Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team Wins Five Events on Saturday
Posted: April 24, 2017

The #17 Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team captured wins in five events last Saturday at the Sparky Adams Invitational, hosted by Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
Record Crowd Welcomes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Annual Schooler Lecture
Posted: April 05, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4th, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member, philanthropist and best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was welcomed by a sold out crowd of nearly 5,000 in Mount Union’s McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. Abdul-Jabbar was hosted by Mount Union for the annual Schooler Lecture, which is the highlight of Mount Union’s Lecture Series.

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Tuesday 04/04/2017
Troyer’s Personal Best Leads the Way for #20 Mount Union Men’s Track Team
Posted: April 04, 2017

The No. 20 ranked Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team cruised to another victory over the weekend at the Wooster Track and Field Invitational in Wooster, Ohio. The Raiders defeated their closest opponent by over 100 points, as they continue to ride their indoor season success into the early outdoor season.

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Monday 04/03/2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Best-Selling Author
Posted: April 03, 2017

Professional Basketball Hall of Fame member, author, and philanthropist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at Mount Union’s annual Schooler Lecture on Tuesday, April 3rd. Leading up this event, the Dynamo will be publishing a weekly series about Abdul-Jabbar’s life and achievements, with this final installation covering his career as an author.

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Friday 03/31/2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Life of Giving
Posted: March 31, 2017

Professional Basketball Hall of Fame member, author, and philanthropist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at Mount Union’s annual Schooler Lecture on Tuesday, April 3rd. Leading up this event, the Dynamo will be publishing a weekly series about Abdul-Jabbar’s life and achievements, with this third installation covering his philanthropic efforts.

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Tuesday 03/28/2017
Mount Union Baseball Team picks up home win against Ohio Wesleyan, 10-5.
Posted: March 28, 2017

The Mount Union Baseball Team picked up another home win on Monday in dominant fashion as they defeated Ohio Wesleyan 10-5 at the 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Career of Unmatched Dominance
Posted: March 28, 2017

Professional Basketball Hall of Fame member, author, and philanthropist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at Mount Union’s annual Schooler Lecture on Tuesday, April 3rd. Leading up this event, the Dynamo will be publishing a weekly series about Abdul-Jabbar’s life and achievements, with this second installation covering his basketball career.

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Monday 03/20/2017
Mount Union Baseball wins fourth straight game with back-to-back sweep of Wittenberg
Posted: March 20, 2017

Mount Union Baseball’s team continued its hot start to the season with a back-to-back sweep of Wittenberg on Sunday by winning the opener 6-2 and winning the second game 5-3 in extra innings. The Raiders improved to 9-3 on the early season while extending their win streak to 4, while Wittenberg dropped to 2-6 on the year.

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Mount Union Men and Women’s Track and Field teams kick off outdoor season in Charlotte
Posted: March 20, 2017

The Mount Union Men and Women’s Track and Field teams got their outdoor season off to an excellent start over the weekend at the annual 49er Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: the Beginnings of Greatness
Posted: March 20, 2017

Professional Basketball Hall of Fame member, author, and philanthropist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at Mount Union’s annual Schooler Lecture on Tuesday, April 3rd. Leading up this event, the Dynamo will be publishing a weekly series about Abdul-Jabbar’s life and achievements, with this first installation covering his early life.

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Thursday 03/16/2017
DeAllen Jackson named National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American
Posted: March 16, 2017

Mount Union senior point guard DeAllen Jackson (Akron/Hoban) has yet another accolade to add to his final season as a Raider. To cap a season where the senior led the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in scoring, was named OAC Player of the Year, scored his 1,000th point as a Raider and was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Reese’s Division III All-Star Game, Jackson was named a Third-Team All-American by the NABC.

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Jackson capped his dominant season with an invitation to the Division III All-Star Game.
Posted: March 14, 2017

Jackson capped his dominant season with an invitation to the Division III All-Star Game.

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Senior DeAllen Jackson named to Reese’s Division III College All-Star Game
Posted: March 14, 2017

Despite being defeated in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Basketball Tournament, the season isn’t over yet for Mount Union’s star point guard, DeAllen Jackson (Akron/Hoban). The senior was selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to play in the Reese’s Division III College All-Star game, which will be held as part of the Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship.

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Freshman AJ Digby was an All-American in two events.
Posted: March 14, 2017

Freshman AJ Digby was an All-American in two events. 

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Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team ends season with fifth place finish at Nationals
Posted: March 14, 2017

The Mount Union Men's Track and Field Team finished fifth at the NCAA Divison III Championships 

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Tuesday 02/28/2017
Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team cruises to record 36th Indoor OAC Title
Posted: February 28, 2017

Mount Union Men's Track and Field Team picks up fifth consecutive and record 36th OAC title. 

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Mount Union Women’s Track and Field Team captures sixth straight OAC Championship
Posted: February 28, 2017

Mount Union Women's Track and Field Team picks up another conference championship with the win on Saturday. 

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Sunday 02/26/2017
Senior DeAllen Jackson led the conference in points, and finished top-ten in all other meaningful statistics.
Posted: February 26, 2017

Senior DeAllen Jackson led the conference in points, and finished top-ten in all other meaningful statistics.

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DeAllen Jackson named Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year
Posted: February 26, 2017

Senior Point Guard DeAllen Jackson named OAC Player of the year after a phenomenal season. 

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Saturday 02/25/2017
Mount Union Men’s Basketball Team ends season with OAC Tournament loss to Marietta
Posted: February 25, 2017

The Mount Union Men's Basketball Team finished their season with a road loss to Marietta, 100-78. 

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Mount Union Women’s Basketball team ends season with OAC Tournament loss
Posted: February 25, 2017

Mount Union Women's Basketball Team's season ends with 67-52 defeat on the road in Wilmington. 

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Tuesday 02/07/2017
Johnson leads the way for Mount Union Women’s Track and Field Team at home
Posted: February 07, 2017

Freshman Daijana Johnson led the way for Mount Union Women's Track and Field Team on Saturday at the Jim Wuske Invitational. 

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Mount Union Men’s Track and Field Team showcases a strong performance at home
Posted: February 07, 2017

Mount Union Men's Track and Field team continued to dominate at home this weekend at the Jim Wuske Invitational. 

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