Ohio University has seven varsity
sports teams or squads gearing up this fall season that aren't football,
with games and matches rapidly approaching. The Athens NEWS sat
down with coaches from women's field hockey, soccer and volleyball to
get their takes on their teams' upcoming seasons, plus included a short
preview of men's and women's golf and cross country.
Ohio University is known for many
traditions, although the school's outstanding hockey program is often taken for
granted. Hockey began play at OU in 1958, and Bird Arena has seen its
fair share of talented and successful coaches make their way through
Athens over the years.
The landscape of major college sports is changing. Already, juggernaut programs (think Scarlet and Gray) bring in massive revenue in men's basketball and especially football, while the majority of programs below the top tier (think Green and White) lose money.
Ohio University athletics released its annual report on Thursday, a
16-page booklet that runs down a list of accomplishments in terms of
performance, marketing, academics, compliance, ticket sales and more.