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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
Women's Soccer
(19) Davenport at 1
Concordia 2
Volleyball
Siena Heights at 7:00pm
Adrian College EST
Men's Basketball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 84
(10) Bethel College 113
Maple City Hoopfest
Concordia at 8:00pm
(RV) Grace College EST
Grace Tournament
Live Video
Marygrove at 8:00pm
(19) Cincinnati Christian University EST
Tip-off Classic - Hosted by Cincinnati Christian University
Indiana Tech at 8:30pm
(RV) Olivet Nazarene University EST
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 67
Cincinnati Christian University 95
Tip-off Classic - Hosted by Cincinnati Christian University
Indiana Tech at 94
Olivet Nazarene University 139
Today
Women's Soccer
(19) Davenport at 1
Concordia 2
Men's Basketball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio vs 84
(10) Bethel College 113
Maple City Hoopfest
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 67
Cincinnati Christian University 95
Tip-off Classic - Hosted by Cincinnati Christian University
Indiana Tech at 94
Olivet Nazarene University 139
Yesterday
Men's Basketball
(11) Cornerstone at 80
Grace Bible College 59
Women's Basketball
(12) Cardinal Stritch University at 57
(4) Davenport 70
Rochester College at 77
Lourdes 87
Wednesday, Oct 29
Men's Soccer
Concordia at 2
Aquinas 1
Madonna at 1
Marygrove 0
(11) Northwestern Ohio at 0
(14) Davenport 1
Cleary University at 0
Cornerstone 4
Siena Heights at 2
Indiana Tech 3
Lawrence Tech at 0
UM-Dearborn 2
Volleyball
UM-Dearborn at 0
Lourdes 3
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 0
Aquinas 3
(17) Madonna at 3
Siena Heights 2
Cornerstone at 0
(15) Davenport 3
Indiana Tech at 1
Lawrence Tech 3
Marygrove at 2
Concordia 3
Men's Basketball
Lawrence Tech at 57
Calumet College of St. Joseph 50
Game time at 7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST
Women's Basketball
Aquinas at 49
Calumet College of St. Joseph 64
Tuesday, Oct 28
Women's Soccer
Saint Xavier University at 0
Cornerstone 2
Men's Basketball
UM-Dearborn at 34
Rochester College 56
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Women's Basketball
UM-Dearborn at 59
Rochester College 75
Played at Rochester High School
Monday, Oct 27
Men's Soccer
Indiana Tech at (2OT) 1
University of Saint Francis 1
Men's Cross Country
UM-Dearborn vs 31st of 35
At Gracewil Golf Course in Grand Rapids, MI
Women's Cross Country
UM-Dearborn vs 26th of 35
At Gracewil Golf Course in Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday, Oct 26
Men's Tennis
Northwestern Ohio at
TBA
University of Louisville Winter Invitational
Women's Golf
Indiana Tech vs 3rd of 16
NAIA Fall Preview (Savannah, Ga.) (Oct. 26-28)
Men's Bowling
Indiana Tech at 11th of 22
Boilermaker Classic (Oct. 25-26)
Today
Men's Basketball
Concordia at 8:00pm
(RV) Grace College EST
Grace Tournament
Live Video
Saturday, Nov 1
Men's Soccer
Cleary University at 2:00pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Marygrove at 3:00pm
(11) Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
(14) Davenport at 4:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Stats
Indiana Tech at 7:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
Women's Soccer
Madonna at 12:30pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Stats
(21) Siena Heights at 4:30pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Stats
(9) Northwestern Ohio at 7:00pm
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Volleyball
Cornerstone at 10:00am
Lourdes EST
Live Stats
(17) Madonna at 10:00am
Indiana Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
(15) Davenport vs 12:00pm
Marygrove EST
WHAC Crossover - Played at Lawrence Tech
Live Stats
Aquinas at 12:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
Cornerstone vs 2:30pm
UM-Dearborn EST
Live Stats
Aquinas vs 3:00pm
Marygrove EST
WHAC Crossover - Played at Lawrence Tech
Live Stats
(15) Davenport at 3:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Tri-Match
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 4:30pm
Lourdes EST
WHAC Crossover - Lourdes University
Live Stats
Siena Heights at 4:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
Indiana Tech Crossover
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Men's Basketball
Kuyper College at 3:00pm
(11) Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 3:00pm
Goshen College EST
Maple City Hoopfest
Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 3:00pm
Spring Arbor University EST
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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