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Wannstedt quits under pressure at Pittsburgh

Dave Wannstedt (photo courtesy of Pittsburgh athletics)

Dave Wannstedt is very popular with alumni, fans and the University of Pittsburgh’s administration. He had a record of 42-31 record in six seasons on the sidelines.

But Wannstedt suffered upset losses to Ohio University and Bowling Green and he never was able to lead the Panthers to a Bowl Championship Series game and that did not sit well with athletics director Steve Pederson who said despite the record, the program was underachieving.

Wannstedt resigned recently after a disappointing season with a 7-5 record and qualified for a minor bowl on January 8 against Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama at Legion Field. Pederson felt that with the Big East being somewhat weak this year, the Panthers should’ve won it instead of finishing in a three-way tie with Connecticut and West Virginia. The Panthers were favored to win the conference during the preseason.

Wannstedt is expected to stay on with the school in a non-coaching position.

Most sports fans might not know, but Wannstedt is a Pittsburgh grad and former offensive lineman who blocked for Heisman Trophy winning running back Tony Dorsett in the 1970′s.

Pederson decided to make a change at the head coaching position before the bowl games because all of the top candidates would be gone after the bowl games end. Also, he wants a coach in place due to recruiting and the national letter-of-intent signing day.

compiled from staff & Pittsburgh athletics

Marshall beats Ohio in basketball action

(courtesy of WPClipart)

The Marshall Thundering Herd upped their record to 5-2 as they beat Ohio University, 65-57.

DeAndre Kane scored 18 points and the Thundering Herd made 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch to ice the game.

Marshall led 37-27 but the Bobcats went on a 16-6 run to tied the game at 43.

The Herd went up 51-45 but Ohio rallied to tie it at 55 with 3:35 to play.

From there, it was a matter of free throws which Marshall won.

Ohio drops to 4-3.

compiled from staff & Marshall athletics

Ohio Bobcats lose to #6 Kansas, 98-41

Ohio's D.J. Cooper (file photo)

The Kansas Jayhawks are now 5-0, after blasting Ohio University, 90-41.

Kansas opened up a 43-20 halftime lead in routing Ohio in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

D.J. Cooper led the Bobcats with 16 points.

Ohio drops to 3-2 on the season.

compiled from staff & Ohio athletics news

Doug Martin resigns as football coach at Kent State

Kent State head football coach Doug Martin has resigned his position, effective after the team’s final game Friday against Ohio University.

Doug Martin (courtesy of Kent State athletics)

The Golden Flashes are 4-7 this year, leaving Martin’s record at 28-53 in seven years in Kent, Ohio.

He joined the staff in 2003 as the offensive coordinator under Dean Pees before being promoted to head coach in 2004.

compiled from staff & Kent State news

Ohio Bobcats beats Louisiana-Lafayette, 38-31 to go to 6-3

Terrence McCrae had a good day against La-Lafayette (file photo WAXXTV.com)

Boo Jackson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Ohio University beat Louisiana-Lafayette in a non-conference game played at Pedan Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

Jackson completed 16 of 22 passes for 240 yards but suffered four interceptions. He rushed for 74 yards on 11 carries and scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter.

The Ragin’ Cajuns, who fell to 2-6, led at one time 14-7 in the second quarter.

Ohio retook the lead for good in the fourth quarter when Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Terrence McCrae on a 13-yarder to put the Bobcats up 24-17.

compiled from staff & Ohio Bobcats news

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