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Bluffton women drop 64-55 decision at Manchester

February 4, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - Manchester University used a 17-5 run to begin the second half to propel the Spartans to a 64-55 victory over the Bluffton women on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The Bluffton loss was a key one in the HCAC standings, as the Beavers slipped to 8-5 and fourth place in the conference. They are 13-7 overall. Manchester improved to 10-10 and 7-6 in the HCAC which ties them for fifth.

Baseball to shave heads on February 25

February 4, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team has once again partnered with Vs. Cancer Foundation—a volunteer organization committed to funding research to help cure childhood cancer—to raise money for childhood cancer research. The baseball players will be shaving their heads in the Marbeck Center Commons on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at noon.                        

Beavers' true IDs revealed at official "beheading"

Bluffton University mascot J. Denny Beaver gained a partner this year in Jenny Beaver. And the pair proved so popular that five Bluffton students were needed to fill their shoes.

The students’ identities were revealed at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Jan. 31, during a ceremony that traditionally marks the only time that college mascots remove their costume heads in public.

Bluffton students to discuss semester off campus

Bluffton University students who studied off campus last fall semester will relate their experiences during campus forums at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10. The talks are free and open to the public.

Seven students who spent the semester in Guatemala will speak at the 11 a.m. session in Founders Hall. Scheduled to present at 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall are Amanda Bartel and Ashley Knippen—both of whom studied at the Washington (D.C.) Community Scholars’ Center—along with Brent “Cody” Cook and Julia Thomas, who were in Northern Ireland and Ecuador, respectively.

Recker named HCAC Player of the Week

February 2, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University junior center Thayne Recker (Arlington) set the HCAC single-game scoring record in the Beavers’ 103-102 triple overtime win over Hanover on Saturday and he has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season. 

Everett named HCAC Field Athlete of the Week

February 2, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Trey Everett (Sidney/Fairlawn) had a record-setting performance in the high jump at the SPIRE Midwest Open Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. 

Beavers' Trey Everett goes 6-11 to break Bluffton indoor high jump mark

By Patrick Brean

The Bluffton Track and Field team divided its efforts between two high-caliber meets and came away with exciting performances from a number of Beaver athletes.

On Friday night, vaulter Terrill Webb (Kenton), and the throws team ventured up I-75 to the University of Findlay. Webb highlighted the proceedings with an indoor PR, a school record, along with an HCAC leading and a 13th placing on the NCAA nationals list with a clearance of 11-7.75.

Recker goes for HCAC and Bluffton record 53 points

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton falls to Hanover women 96-86

By: Adriane Bruner, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team was not able to pull out the victory after Hanover’s impressive display in the second half sent the Panthers to a 96-86 win on Saturday, Jan. 31.  The loss dropped the Beavers to 8-4 in HCAC play (13-6 overall), but Bluffton is just one game back of Hanover and Franklin for second place in the HCAC. The win puts Hanover at 13-6 overall and 9-3 in conference play.