Ohio Bobcats senior linebacker Jacob Koons (46) participates in the team's pump-up cheer prior to the Bobcats' homecoming game against Central Michigan on October 7, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats suffered a heartbreaking 26-23 loss to the CMU Chippewas.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne and his crew celebrate their win with a Mountain Dew shower at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Kahne's win came well-deserved after a grueling race with a rain delay, a record 14 cautions and 7 lead changes.
Ohio's Doug Taylor (45) puts it up for two points despite blocking attempts from Coppin State's Lucian Brownlee (21) and Karonn Davis (10). The 'Cats swept Coppin 79-37 on December 1, 2017, in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio University football players Jalen Fox (21), Dorian Brown (28), Corey Quallen (26), and Seth Myers (11) take a moment to prepare themselves for their game against Toledo on October 27, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. The Bobcats would defeat the Rockets 31-26 for the first time since 1988.
Shortstop KC Serna celebrates in the background as Dylan Cozens slides into home, winning the game for the Phils during the Fightin' Phils' baseball game against the Akron Rubberducks at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA, on June 23, 2016.
Ohio Bobcats outfielder Jack Longo slides back into first base after attempting to steal second during the Bobcats' intrasquad scrimmage on September 27, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. Longo earned his team one run, giving them the win.
Ohio's Kade Kowalski takes on Eastern Michigan's Kyle Springer during the team's matchup in Athens, Ohio, on January 5, 2017. Kowalski won the duel, helping Ohio to a 21-17 win over EMU.
Ohio runners compete in the 100-Meter Hurdles event at Ohio's annual Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio, on April 1, 2017. The runners finished first and second in their heat.
Ohio's Lizzie Stephens (left) and Carley Remmers celebrate earning a set point against the Georgia Bulldogs volleyball team on September 1, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats dropped the match to Georgia, 3-1.
Seniors Casey Sayles (44) and Kurt Laseak (99) hug one another after the Bobcats' 28-23 loss in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on December 23, 2016. "It's tough going out like that, you set goals and stuff. It is what it is," said Sayles after the game.
Ohio Bobcats' outside hitter Stephanie Olman winds up to launch the volleyball over the net during the Cats' game against High Point on September 2, 2017, in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio's Taylor Smith competes in the High Jump event at the Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio, on April 1, 2017. Smith placed third in the event with a 1.60 meter jump.
Ohio University sophomore Taylor Saxton high-fives her teammates as she is introduced before the Bobcats' game against Western Michigan on March 26, 2016, in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats won the three-game series that weekend.
Ohio University junior Addy Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio) prepares to start her 100-yard backstroke race at the Ohio University Women's Swimming and Diving meet against Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Ferguson would go on to win the event, gaining the Bobcats valuable points at the meet on February 7, 2015 at the Ohio University Aquatic Center in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio Bobcats quarterback Nathan Rourke sprints past two Central Michigan defenders, making it into the end zone and putting more points on the board for Ohio during the 'Cats' game against the Chippewas on October 7, 2017.
Schuylkill Valley's Joe Mundell during the shot-put event at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships in Shippensburg, PA, on May 28, 2016. Mundell delivered a throw of 60-3.5 to win gold in the event and help lead Schuykill Valley High School to its second team title. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Ohio University volleyball player Ali Lake jumps to spike the ball onto Miami University's side of the court during Ohio's game against the RedHawks on September 29, 2017, in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio University field hockey players Kendall Ballard (#9), Clarissa Leickly (#13), and Kristen Buchanan (#7) celebrate after the Ohio Bobcats scored a goal against Ball State at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio, on October 16, 2015. The Bobcats ousted Ball State 4-1, contributing to their eight wins of the 2015 season.
Children play soccer in the favela that they live in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. The favelas are considered the slums of Rio.
Right-fielder Aaron Brown bats at the Fightin' Phils game against the Erie Seawolves at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA, on June 28, 2016. Brown hit a series of foul balls.
Ohio University softball player Madison Claytor tags out an Ohio State player sliding into home base during the Bobcats' game in Athens, Ohio, on April 19, 2016. Though the Bobcats dropped the game 1-0 against Ohio State, they did have a record crowd in attendance.
A player shoots the ball despite the guarding tactics of another player at the games held by the BlackTop Basketball League at Centre Park in Reading, PA, on July 18, 2016. The BlackTop Basketball League is an inner-city basketball league intended to keep kids off the streets during the summer months. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Junior offensive lineman Jake Pruehs celebrates an Ohio touchdown during the game against Toledo at Glass Bowl Stadium in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Bobcats' victory over Toledo was the first since 1988.
Ohio Volleyball's Tia Jimerson puts the ball over the net scoring a point for the Bobcats against Bowling Green on September 30, 2017, in Athens, Ohio.