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Published February 22, 2024

Eddy’s Desk

From the Editors Desk: College Basketball serves important purpose

By Bobby Gorbett and Robert Keegan III | For The Post

In 2023, March Madness reached new heights in Women’s College Basketball. With 9.9 million viewers tuning in to watch Caitlin Clark take on Angel Reese, the Women’s National Championship was the most viewed college basketball game ever on ESPN. College Basketball is on its way to being the first sport to break through to mainstream popularity with both Men’s and Women’s coverage.

In other words, college basketball, especially now that March is approaching, has never been more important.

A mid-major program like Ohio has had more than its fair share of postseason success in the last 15 years. Since 2010, Ohio has won 10 tournament games, six on the women's side and four for the men's team.

Ohio hasn’t made it back to the “big dance” since 2021, but it has maintained one of the most consistent and competitive programs in the MAC. With a plethora of young playmakers on both men’s and women’s teams, there is plenty of optimism toward the remainder of the 2023-24 season and for many seasons to come.

In this issue, you’ll find the stories of those young players – both men and women alike.

In terms of success, Ohio has one of the best overall basketball programs at the mid-major level.

That cohesion between the men's and women’s teams at Ohio is a big reason why we maintain the yearly tradition of putting this issue together. In sports, it is often uncommon to see both men and women share the spotlight for a common game, and that is what makes basketball a beautiful sport.

Each basketball program has its own history, its own stories to tell and its own goals to achieve, but at the end of the day, Ohio’s basketball players will always be Bobcats.

No matter how each season ends for Ohio, the futures of the two programs are brighter than ever before.

AUTHOR: Bobby Gorbett and Robert Keegan III

EDITOR: Tate Raub

COPY EDITOR: Addie Hedges