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Ohio Northern downs Bluffton in straight sets

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

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BLUFFTON, Ohio - Quick starts in all three sets propelled Ohio Northern to a convincing sweep of the Bluffton University volleyball team on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Bluffton (8-1) fell from the ranks of the undefeated, while Ohio Northern improved to 7-2 on the season following the big rivalry win.

Bluffton University in top third of regional colleges: U.S. News

Bluffton University remains in the top one-third of Midwest “regional colleges” in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The 2015 edition of the magazine’s Best Colleges guidebook ranks Bluffton 28th among 95 comparable institutions in 11 Midwest states. Now listed in the U.S. News rankings for 17 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently been ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

In addition, in one of the rankings criteria—percentage of classes under 20 students—the university’s percentage rose to 64 percent, which no institution in the top five bettered.

Bluffton University in top third of regional colleges: U.S. News

Bluffton University remains in the top one-third of Midwest “regional colleges” in U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The 2015 edition of the magazine’s Best Colleges guidebook ranks Bluffton 28th among 95 comparable institutions in 11 Midwest states. Now listed in the U.S. News rankings for 17 consecutive years, Bluffton has consistently been ranked in the top tier of Midwest colleges.

In addition, in one of the rankings criteria—percentage of classes under 20 students—the university’s percentage rose to 64 percent, which no institution in the top five bettered.

Eric Fox leads NCAA D3 in rushing

NCAA D3 rushing ranking

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A career day for Bluffton senior running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) has the standout Beaver at the top of the nation in rushing yards for NCAA Division 3 after a masterful performance in Salzman Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. Fox wowed the opening-day crowd with 221 yards on just 26 carries (8.5 yards per carry), two of which went for touchdowns.

University president offers perspectives on the start of Bluffton's 115th year

Dr. James M. Harder, president of Bluffton University, will present the annual President’s Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Harder will offer perspectives on the start of a new academic year—Bluffton’s 115th—and describe several institutional initiatives for the year.

Bluffton moves to 8-0 with sweeps at La Roche

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Waynesburg stats  I  La Roche stats

PITTSBURGH, Penn. - The Beavers returned to La Roche College to face the final team in their pool, Waynesburg, on Saturday, Sept. 6. Bluffton was able to get everyone in for all three games in their defeat of the Yellow Jackets, 25-14, 25-14 and 25-23.

Beaver volleyball moves to 6-0 with sweeps at La Roche

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

W&J stats  I  Pitt-Greensburg stats

Beavers drop home opener 40-20 to OWU

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant

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BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Beavers opened up the 2014 football season at home against the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops. The visitors outscored the home team 13-0 in the third quarter en route to a 40-20 victory to start their season 1-0 as the Beavers stand 0-1.

Wilmingon downs Bluffton women 3-0

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

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WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team traveled to Wilmington College to take on the Quakers on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 as they fell 3-0. The Beavers slipped to 0-3 on the season while Wilmington earned their first win, climbing to 1-3.

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