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 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. (Sarah Stier | Ohio Athletics)
Ohio Bobcats tight end Keith Heitzman runs the ball during the Bobcats' game against Southeastern Louisiana University on September 19, 2015, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats won the game with a score of 35-14.
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.
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. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
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 senior golfer Hailey Hrynewich poses for a portrait at Athens Country Club in Athens, Ohio, on April 5, 2017. Hrynewich placed sixth in the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 2016, and plans to make a career in the LPGA upon graduation.
Ohio Bobcats senior wrestler Cody Walters battles Clarion University wrestler Michael Pavasko to a 9-4 decision win. Walters landed several takedowns, bringing the Bobcats to a 29-0 lead at the meet against Clarion on January 16, 2016, 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 fans celebrate as Elijah Ball scores a touchdown for the Bobcats during the second quarter of the game against Buffalo on November 3, 2016, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats would knock off the Bulls 34-10, putting Ohio up to a two-game lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division.
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 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.
Ohio's Olivia Mayfield competes in her signature event, the Long Jump, at Ohio's annual Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio, on April 1, 2017. Mayfield took fifth place with a 5.14 meter jump.
Ohio Bobcats senior Kenny Kaminski (13) scores two for the 'Cats during the game against Central Michigan on February 7, 2017 in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats followed closely behind the Chippewas, but ultimately lost the game 97-87.
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. (Sarah Stier | Ball State at the Games)
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. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Ohio University softball player Madison Clayton 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.
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.
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)