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Topic:  My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
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Obc2
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  Message Not Read  My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/9/2022 11:54:33 AM 
I lived in the Convo my freshman year.

I saw two future nba players play for the Bobcats that season. Snoop and Jamerson.

I have seen my Bobcats win a first rd ncaa tournament game in person. Nashville.

I have seen my Bobcats take #1seed UNC to overtime in a sweet sixteen game in person.

I drove to lexington to see our guys led by gary trent play uk. I did not prepurchase tix. I wound up seeing game at a bar due to sold out.

Got a ncaa chair used by team from nashville and stl.

Half a piece of the court from convo. Thinks its 46'. Its still wrapped from day we drove it home.

Ive only met saul and jeff in person, no other Ohio hoops HC.

I almost always fly wearing bobcat gear. Almost always get comments.



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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/9/2022 1:18:57 PM 
Awesome!
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BSC 91
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/9/2022 2:32:30 PM 
Odd? More like "really cool!"

You have me beat by a mile:

I have a similar piece of the Convo floor

Met Clark Kellogg when his son was playing in one of our games at Bowling Green

Met Larry Hunter - my dad played against him in high school

My dad played on Ohio's freshman team back when that was a thing, then worked on the construction crew that built the Convo (and the one that built Alden Library). His accomplishments, not mine, but I gotta brag on him.
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Obc2
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 10:06:14 AM 
I was going to make this much more detailed but typing on a cel at work caused me to shorten things considerably.

Im looking forward to if some of my peers have hoops idiosyncracies also!
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Mike Johnson
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 11:34:43 AM 
I got to know Larry Hunter quite well - well enough to lunch with him in Athens and with his wife to participate in some pre-game events that I organized during my term as head of the Akron-Canton Alumni Chapter at Akron, Kent and Cleveland State. I enjoyed his company.


http://www.facebook.com/mikejohnson.author

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 12:19:17 PM 
Waiting for someone to start one on the Football Board.

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FearLeon
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 12:28:49 PM 
Obc2 wrote:
I was going to make this much more detailed but typing on a cel at work caused me to shorten things considerably.

Im looking forward to if some of my peers have hoops idiosyncracies also!


This has a chance to be the greatest BA thread of all-time. When I get some time this weekend, I'll drop my odd relationship with Ohio Hoops stories. Well done Obc2.



#BleedGreen #TrentIsGOAT

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GoCats105
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 3:01:16 PM 
I weirdly didn't start getting into the basketball team until my Junior year. I'm not really really sure why, but I think I didn't know you could go to the games for free or something. Or I was too busy learning how to play XBox with other students across campus through the LAN (this was before internet gave us XBox live so we had to coordinate via telephone when we'd be online and WOW does that feel weird to type).

And I love ball. I played and was recruited to an NAIA school out of high school. Once I did start going to the games though, I was all in. I fondly remember wearing my O Zone shirt during my shifts at Shively Dining Hall then walking over to the Convo on many cold winter nights. I can still feel the crispness of the air and the crunch of the snow while walking through Emereti Park. Coming home off a big win and traversing the cat walks on "New" South Green was also a fond memory. Sigh, can we go back?

The most memorable games for me personally were the wins over WMU (Ben Reed), Miami (Mason, Horace, St. Clair, Peavy, Hausfeld) and Buffalo (Fears hit six threes) at home during our 2005 run. The Buffalo game was especially awesome because it was a midweek game and the crowd was awesome, though I don't remember how big.

Looking back at that schedule, SO MANY awesome weekend games. Holy heck bring this back.

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/ohio/2005-sc...

Last Edited: 6/10/2022 3:03:08 PM by GoCats105

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Jeff McKinney
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/10/2022 5:46:57 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
I weirdly didn't start getting into the basketball team until my Junior year. I'm not really really sure why, but I think I didn't know you could go to the games for free or something. Or I was too busy learning how to play XBox with other students across campus through the LAN (this was before internet gave us XBox live so we had to coordinate via telephone when we'd be online and WOW does that feel weird to type).

And I love ball. I played and was recruited to an NAIA school out of high school. Once I did start going to the games though, I was all in. I fondly remember wearing my O Zone shirt during my shifts at Shively Dining Hall then walking over to the Convo on many cold winter nights. I can still feel the crispness of the air and the crunch of the snow while walking through Emereti Park. Coming home off a big win and traversing the cat walks on "New" South Green was also a fond memory. Sigh, can we go back?

The most memorable games for me personally were the wins over WMU (Ben Reed), Miami (Mason, Horace, St. Clair, Peavy, Hausfeld) and Buffalo (Fears hit six threes) at home during our 2005 run. The Buffalo game was especially awesome because it was a midweek game and the crowd was awesome, though I don't remember how big.

Looking back at that schedule, SO MANY awesome weekend games. Holy heck bring this back.

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/ohio/2005-sc...



Great post. I have similar memories, but from an earlier era.

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Bobcat61
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/11/2022 10:16:21 PM 
There are no former Bobcats -only loyal Bobcats
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Cellis033
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/12/2022 9:32:11 PM 
I quickly was drawn into Ohio hoops with the 2021 Tourney run and win against Virginia, and the only reason I watched was my girlfriend had just been admitted to OU that fall and was still deciding between a few colleges including OU. Quickly was hooked, enrolled, was accepted and attended nearly every game this last year, and I have made it a goal of mine to rebuild a solid foundation for the O-Zone to prosper for many years. I hope this next year will be amazing for OU hoops and a starting point for a prosperous decade.

Last Edited: 6/12/2022 9:41:45 PM by Cellis033


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Bringing the noise!

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Kent read, Kent write, Can't be a state!
Bowling Green isn't a state either.

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/13/2022 6:39:43 AM 
Bobcat61 wrote:
There are no former Bobcats -only loyal Bobcats


My 2 favorite Ohio Tees:

A. Once a Bobcat
Always a Bobcat

B. Students then
Alumni Now
Bobcats Forever
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M.D.W.S.T
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/13/2022 3:01:50 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Bobcat61 wrote:
There are no former Bobcats -only loyal Bobcats


My 2 favorite Ohio Tees:

A. Once a Bobcat
Always a Bobcat

B. Students then
Alumni Now
Bobcats Forever


"You'll Remember This Walk Forever"

Those new signs around campus hit me right in the feels every time.
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Obc2
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/15/2022 2:35:32 PM 
Way to go Cellis!!!

I live 90 mins southeast of Indy and it hurt not being to see the Bobcats play a tourney game in person. But i had tons of fun at home ... is that not the winning team chant might have confused my wife.


Cellis033 wrote:
I quickly was drawn into Ohio hoops with the 2021 Tourney run and win against Virginia, and the only reason I watched was my girlfriend had just been admitted to OU that fall and was still deciding between a few colleges including OU. Quickly was hooked, enrolled, was accepted and attended nearly every game this last year, and I have made it a goal of mine to rebuild a solid foundation for the O-Zone to prosper for many years. I hope this next year will be amazing for OU hoops and a starting point for a prosperous decade.


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HeHateMiami
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  Message Not Read  RE: My odd relationship with Ohio Hoops
   Posted: 6/16/2022 2:02:45 PM 
Obc2 wrote:

I saw two future nba players play for the Bobcats that season. Snoop and Jamerson.


Snoop and Jamerson were both before my time, but I did get to see Marin Bota play while I was an undergrad, who of course had NBA skills, so there's that.

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