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January 15, 2019

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Who’s in the Suit at Bluffton University?

J. Denny and Jenny Beaver identities revealed on Saturday

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On Saturday, Jan. 19, between the women’s and men’s games against Transylvania University, Bluffton University will reveal which students are in the J. Denny and Jenny Beaver suits. The women’s game starts at 2 p.m. in the Sommer Center. 

The mascots routinely cheer on student-athletes at sporting events, but they are also active at admissions, advancement and community events.

Men's bball: Beavers move to 12-3 with latest win

The Bluffton University men's basketball team won a defensive showdown against HCAC-leading Rose-Hulman, 55-49, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Despite the Beavers holding an 11-point lead at the break, the Engineers made a late surge and cut their deficit to one when Craig McGee hit a layup with 4:23 left in the game. The Beavers responded with eight straight points to secure the victory. Bluffton improved to 12-3 overall and tied for first at 6-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Rose-Hulman slipped to 10-5 overall and 6-2 in the HCAC.

Women's bball: Rose-Hulman overpowers Beavers

The Bluffton University women's basketball team dropped a 63-34 decision to Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Bluffton falls to 5-10 on the season (3-5 HCAC), while Rose improved to 10-5 and 7-1 in the conference.

Bluffton women defeat that other purple school

It’s Beavers 66 - Defiance 48

The Bluffton University women's basketball team downed the Defiance College Yellow Jackets in dominating fashion on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, by the score of 66-48. The win helped Bluffton improve to 5-9 on the year (3-4 HCAC). Defiance fell to 3-11 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

It’s Beavers over ‘Jackets 85-77

Bluffton men improve to 11-3

By Joseph Watkins, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University men's basketball team went on the road and knocked off arch-rival Defiance College, 85-77, on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Bluffton had three players crack double digits in the win over Defiance. The Beavers improved to 11-3 overall and 5-2 in the Heartland Conference. Defiance slipped to 2-12 overall and 0-7 in the HCAC.

Women’s bball: Brianna Gillig career-high 22

Not enough as Anderson wins

The Bluffton University women's basketball team was defeated by Anderson University, 76-69, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The loss dropped the Beavers to 4-9 on the season (2-4 HCAC), while Anderson improved to 7-6 (3-3 HCAC).

The Beavers got off to a quick 4-0 start after freshman guard Brianna Gillig (New Riegel) hit two layups to begin the game. Anderson would finish the first quarter with a flurry as they tallied the last eight points for a 16-8 advantage at the end of one.

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