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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
Baseball
Cleary University at 4
Aquinas 5
Cleary University at 13
Aquinas 4
Grace College at Ppd
Lourdes  
Grace College at Ppd
Lourdes  
Rochester College at 4
Indiana Tech 5
Rochester College at 9
Indiana Tech 7
Spring Arbor University at 4:00pm
Siena Heights EST
Indiana Tech at Cncl
Taylor University  
Men's Tennis
(23) Indiana Wesleyan University at 3:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Played at Wildwood Racquet Club
Women's Tennis
(14) Indiana Wesleyan University at 3:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Played at Wildwood Racquet Club
Ferris State University at 5
(18) Davenport 4
Women's Golf
Indiana Tech vs 1st of 9
Day 2 - MSC Spring Championship (Prestonburg, KY)
Men's Lacrosse
Aquinas vs 7:00pm
Western Michigan University EST
Women's Lacrosse
Robert Morris College at 4:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Rescheduled from 3/25
Today
Baseball
Cleary University at 4
Aquinas 5
Cleary University at 13
Aquinas 4
Grace College at Ppd
Lourdes  
Grace College at Ppd
Lourdes  
Rochester College at 4
Indiana Tech 5
Rochester College at 9
Indiana Tech 7
Indiana Tech at Cncl
Taylor University  
Women's Tennis
Ferris State University at 5
(18) Davenport 4
Women's Golf
Indiana Tech vs 1st of 9
Day 2 - MSC Spring Championship (Prestonburg, KY)
Yesterday
Softball
Northwestern Ohio at 5
Aquinas 2
Game to be played at Gainey
Northwestern Ohio at 5
Aquinas 2
Game to be played at Gainey
Cleary University at (5) 1
Madonna 11
Cleary University at (5) 5
Madonna 13
Women's Golf
Indiana Tech vs 1st of 9
Day 1 - MSC Spring Championship (Prestonburg, KY)
Sunday, Mar 29
Baseball
Lourdes at (7) 3
(6) Davenport 16
Lourdes at Cncl
(6) Davenport  
Live Audio Live Stats
Siena Heights at 5
Aquinas 11
Siena Heights at Cncl
Aquinas  
Concordia at (8) 0
Indiana Tech 10
Concordia at Rain
Indiana Tech Out
Marygrove at 5
(25) Northwestern Ohio 17
Marygrove at 0
(25) Northwestern Ohio 6
Softball
Indiana Tech at Ppd
Aquinas  
Siena Heights at 1
Madonna 7
Siena Heights at 1
Madonna 2
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Lourdes  
(15) Davenport at Ppd
Lourdes  
Indiana Tech at Ppd
Aquinas  
Concordia at Rain
UM-Dearborn Out
Played at Ladywood High School
Concordia at Rain
UM-Dearborn Out
Played at Ladywood High School
Wednesday, Apr 1
Baseball
Lourdes at 2:00pm
(25) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at Game
(25) Northwestern Ohio 2
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Siena Heights at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Concordia at 3:30pm
(15) Davenport EST
Live Video
Concordia at Game
(15) Davenport 2
Live Video
Women's Lacrosse
Aquinas at 1:00pm
Lourdes EST
Match played at Legacy Center (Brighton, MI)
Live Stats
Friday, Apr 3
Baseball
(25) Northwestern Ohio at 12:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
(25) Northwestern Ohio at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video Live Stats
(6) Davenport at 2:00pm
Marygrove EST
Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex
Live Video Live Stats
(6) Davenport at Game
Marygrove 2
Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
(15) Davenport at 1:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
(15) Davenport at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Men's Lacrosse
DePaul University at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Saturday, Apr 4
Baseball
(25) Northwestern Ohio at 1:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
(25) Northwestern Ohio at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video Live Stats
(6) Davenport at 1:00pm
Marygrove EST
Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex
Live Video Live Stats
(6) Davenport at Game
Marygrove 2
Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Aquinas at 1:00pm
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
Aquinas at Game
Lourdes 2
Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 1:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
 
 
 
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