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WHAC - Fri, Jan. 27, 2012
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) is making history by adding bowling and lacrosse for both men and women as conference sports effective the fall of 2012.
 

The WHAC is the first conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to offer the sports as a conference championship sport. The conference, which expands to 12 schools in the fall, now offers 22 conference sports for its members in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Although the NAIA does not offer a national championship in either sport, the WHAC will benefit from the inclusion of the sports. "It's a great opportunity to provide athletic competition to a larger group of student-athletes," said WHAC commissioner Rob Miller. "Athletic competition provides a unique college experience from which student-athletes learn dedication and leadership."

Seven schools currently offer men's and women's bowling as a varsity sport: Aquinas College, Concordia University, Davenport University, Indiana Tech, Lawrence Tech, University of Northwestern Ohio, and Siena Heights University. The WHAC seasons will start in October and culminate with conference championships in the spring. The last time the NAIA held a national championship in bowling was 1978. Currently, 36 NAIA schools sponsor men's bowling at the varsity level and 35 sponsor a women's team.

Lacrosse is a new sport to the conference and national organization and a handful of NAIA members offer the sport. The NAIA does not yet conduct national championships for the sport as only 27 schools have a men's team and 20 field a women's team. In the WHAC, four schools sponsor varsity teams for women's lacrosse: Aquinas, Davenport, Indiana Tech, and Siena Heights. Lawrence Tech, Marygrove University, and University of Michigan-Dearborn join those four in sponsoring a men's team. The lacrosse season will play a fall schedule with the conference championship in the spring.

"The sport expansion allows more student-athletes to consider our schools and the NAIA," Miller said. "We hope the fact that the WHAC will offer conference championships in bowling and lacrosse inspires other conferences to add the sports."

 
Today
Men's Soccer
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 2
(3) Lindsey Wilson 1
Women's Soccer
Rochester College at 0
Siena Heights 3
Softball
Northwestern Ohio vs 12:00pm
Kalamazoo Valley CC EST
Game at Owens CC
Northwestern Ohio at 2:00pm
Owens CC EST
Women's Golf
Lourdes at 6th of 11
John Carroll Invitational
Indiana Tech vs 9:00am
DePauw University Small College Classic (Sept. 20-21)
Northwestern Ohio at 10:00am
Defiance College Invitational
Men's Bowling
Northwestern Ohio at 3rd of 15
Racers Classic
Women's Bowling
Northwestern Ohio at 3rd of 12
Racers Classic
Today
Men's Soccer
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 2
(3) Lindsey Wilson 1
Women's Soccer
Rochester College at 0
Siena Heights 3
Women's Golf
Lourdes at 6th of 11
John Carroll Invitational
Men's Bowling
Northwestern Ohio at 3rd of 15
Racers Classic
Women's Bowling
Northwestern Ohio at 3rd of 12
Racers Classic
Yesterday
Men's Soccer
Robert Morris College at 0
Madonna 3
(RV) Cardinal Stritch University at 1
Concordia 2
Marian University at 3
Lawrence Tech 0
Aquinas at 0
Bethel College 4
Cornerstone at 2
Goshen College 0
Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 2
Siena Heights 1
Huntington University at 1
(21) Davenport 8
Women's Soccer
Indiana Wesleyan University at 0
Aquinas 1
Cleary University at 0
Lawrence Tech 2
(20) Ashford University at 0
Indiana Tech 2
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 5
(10) Robert Morris College 0
(7) Davenport at (2OT) 0
(3) Lindsey Wilson 0
Volleyball
University of Windsor at 1
(9) Madonna 3
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
(RV) Cornerstone vs 3
(14) Grand View University 2
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
Concordia at 1
Marygrove 3
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
University of Waterloo at 0
(9) Madonna 3
Can-Am Classic (hosted by Madonna University - Livonia, Mich.)
Concordia vs 0
Rochester College 3
Rochester College at 3
Marygrove 0
Marygrove CRAM Tri-Match
(RV) Cornerstone vs 0
(RV) Trinity Christian College 3
Olivet Nazarene University Tournament
Men's Cross Country
Indiana Tech vs 3rd of 20
Indiana Intercollegiates (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Lawrence Tech at 3rd of 7
Otterbien University Invitational
Women's Cross Country
Indiana Tech vs 7th of 20
Indiana Intercollegiate (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Lawrence Tech at 10th of 10
Otterbien University Invitational
Softball
TBA at
Cornerstone
Aquinas Tournament
Men's Tennis
Lawrence Tech at Cncl
Olivet College  
Monday, Sep 22
Men's Soccer
Grace College at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 4:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Tuesday, Sep 23
Women's Soccer
St. Mary-of-the-Woods College at 3:30pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, Sep 24
Women's Soccer
Huntington University at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Siena Heights at 7:00pm
(9) Madonna EST
Live Stats
(24) Davenport at 7:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Concordia at 7:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lawrence Tech at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Friday, Sep 26
Volleyball
Lawrence Tech at 7:00pm
(9) Madonna EST
Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 7:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Marygrove at 7:00pm
(24) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Saturday, Sep 27
Men's Soccer
Lawrence Tech at 3:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Madonna at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 7:00pm
(21) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Women's Soccer
(7) Davenport at 12:30pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Marygrove at 12:00pm
(9) Madonna EST
Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
Live Video
Indiana Tech at 1:00pm
(24) Davenport EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Sunday, Sep 28
Women's Soccer
Northern Michigan at 12:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Monday, Sep 29
Women's Soccer
Rochester College at 3:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
 
 
 
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