December 21, 2014


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Fox TD named HCAC Play of the Year

GREENWOOD, Ind. - Bluffton University running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) was voted as the HCAC Play of the Year. The senior earned the title after voting took place on the HCAC social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter.

Fox's winning play was a five-yard touchdown reception on 4th and goal with a leap into the end zone to knot up the score at 7-7 in Bluffton's 20-14 win over Hanover College.

Bluffton women win fourth straight over Kalamazoo

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team found a way to earn a sloppy victory over Kalamazoo College on Saturday, Nov. 29, by a score of 69-56. The Beavers led from wire-to-wire, despite shooting just 31 percent from the floor and committing 12 turnovers on the afternoon. Bluffton improved to 4-1 on the season following its fourth straight victory, while the Hornets fell to 2-2.

Beavers move to 2-2 with 75-63 win over Ohio Midwestern

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton University presents Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 7

Bluffton University will present its 119th performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken.

Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music and director of choral activities at the university, will conduct the oratorio for the 13thtime at Bluffton, where he has taught since 2000. The 20-member orchestra includes faculty and community members, while students, faculty, staff and community members comprise the 66-voice chorus.

Women take down Heidelberg for 3rd straight win


TIFFIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's basketball team continued its winning ways on Tuesday, Nov. 25, with an 82-69 victory at Heidelberg University. The Beavers improved to 3-1 with their third straight win, while the Student Princes slipped to 1-2 on the young season.

Ferguson 'years in the making' says Bluffton professor

The aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, hasn’t surprised Dr. Walter Paquin, a Bluffton University faculty member.

“This is an event 20-plus years in the making,” says the assistant professor of social work. Paquin lived and conducted research in the area as a graduate student at Washington University in neighboring St. Louis, and revisited his study of black suburban neighborhoods this summer.

Recker named HCAC Player of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University center Thayne Recker (Arlington) earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. 

Bluffton men fall at North Central 77-61

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Despite another big night from Thayne Recker (Arlington), the Bluffton University men’s basketball team fell to host North Central College on Saturday, Nov. 22, by a final of 77-61. Recker scored 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting while adding five boards to follow up his 25-point, 11-rebound performance in Friday’s loss. The Beavers fell to 1-2 while the Cardinals are now 2-0 early in the season.

Beavers down Wooster 81-64 in home opener

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Men battle before falling to #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater

November 21, 2014


NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team was looking to slay a giant, #1 ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, when the Beavers traveled to North Central College for game one of the Chicago Marriott Naperville Tip-Off Tournament on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Beavers were within striking distance, down 51-44, with less than five minutes to play before the Warhawks found their stroke, pulling away for a hard-fought 67-46 victory.