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Before the 2014 season began, nobody knew of running back A.J. Ouellette, or linebacker Quentin Poling.

Now, both players are household names.

Ouellette and Poling led their respective units to a 36-24 home-opening victory for Ohio (2-2, 1-0) over the Idaho Vandals (0-3).

The Ohio Bobcats will host the Idaho Vandals in the 2014 home opener at Peden Stadium on Saturday.

There is no place like home.

That’s what the Ohio Bobcats (1-2) are thinking this week, as they finally prepare for their first home game of the season after playing three-straight on the road to begin the season.

The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes dropped River Valley for the Raiders’ first loss on the season Friday night, as the Buckeyes used two second-half touchdowns to pull away from the Raiders and win by a final of 28-7.

Ohio University announced plans Wednesday for a new “state-of-the-art” academic center that will be located behind the north end zone at Peden Stadium, as well as a fundraising campaign to finance the project.

The NFL and NFL Players Association announced a new drug policy on Wednesday afternoon, and it has some implications on some former Bobcats.

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The NFL and NFL Players Association announced a new drug policy on Wednesday afternoon, and it has some implications on some former Bobcats.

The first quarter of the season is over and the race to the top of the MVL is a tight one. The defending league champion Tri-Valley Scotties sits atop of the conference for now but don’t blink just yet.

The leaves are beginning to fall off the trees, the sun is going down sooner and the Friday night’s wind is growing the baby teeth to winter’s harsh bite. It’s football season and three weeks in, the power players in West Virginia are beginning to show themselves.

Ohio libero Meredith Ashy was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

In Ohio football’s recent bowl run, continuity in the coaching staff has been a key to the Bobcats’ success. As the ‘Cats battle through 2014 to make their sixth-straight bowl appearance, two more familiar faces patrol the sidelines as coaches.

Ohio Bobcats field hockey has quickly turned the season around after beating the Longwood Lancers at home in a penalty shootout, 0-0 (3-2).

The Ohio University volleyball team took the title of the Millennium Hotel Invitational with a 3-1 win over Syracuse University (25-22, 25-15, 16-25, 25-13) on Saturday in Cincinnati.

After a 42-7 thrashing last season at the hands of West Jefferson, the Jackson Ironmen sought out revenge on their home turf Saturday night as they shutout West Jefferson 28-0.

On Saturday afternoon, Rakeem Cato was hungry. 

Over his three years as Marshall’s quarterback, Cato has proved himself as one of the nation’s best passers, averaging 3,392 yards and 30 touchdowns per season and racking up 22 career wins as the starting quarterback.

Ohio freshman Megan Silveira scored her first career goal off the bench in the 51st minute to push the Bobcats ahead of rival Ohio State on Friday. Ohio held on to win, 1-0.