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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
Softball
Western Ontario at 4:00pm
Concordia EST
Western Ontario at Game
Concordia 2
(25) Madonna at 4:00pm
Cleary University EST
Games will be played at Parker Middle School in Howell, Mich.
(25) Madonna at Game
Cleary University 2
Yesterday
Baseball
Indiana Tech at 14
Marygrove 2
Game played at Ilitch Ballpark
GAME NOTES
Indiana Tech at 3
Marygrove 0
Game played at Ilitch Ballpark
GAME NOTES
(RV) Madonna at 1
(16) Northwestern Ohio 9
Senior Day
(RV) Madonna at 0
(16) Northwestern Ohio 3
Aquinas at (9) 9
Concordia 5
Senior Day
Aquinas at 2
Concordia 5
Senior Day
Softball
Aquinas at 3
Lourdes 4
Aquinas at 4
Lourdes 1
University of Saint Francis at 6
Siena Heights 7
University of Saint Francis at 7
Siena Heights 5
Western Ontario at 8
UM-Dearborn 7
Played at Ladywood High School
Western Ontario at (6) 1
UM-Dearborn 9
Northwestern Ohio at 11
Purdue University Calumet 5
Northwestern Ohio at 6
Purdue University Calumet 4
Saturday, Apr 25
Baseball
Cornerstone at (13) 4
Lourdes 5
(7) Davenport at 4
Siena Heights 3
Indiana Tech at (7) 12
Marygrove 1
Game played at Ilitch Ballpark
GAME NOTES
Indiana Tech at (9) 3
Marygrove 2
Game played at Ilitch Ballpark
GAME NOTES
Cornerstone at 3
Lourdes 0
(RV) Madonna at 5
(16) Northwestern Ohio 4
(RV) Madonna at Rain
(16) Northwestern Ohio Out
Aquinas at (9) 7
Concordia 8
Aquinas at 9
Concordia 1
(7) Davenport at 12
Siena Heights 0
Softball
Cleary University at (6) 7
Siena Heights 15
Cleary University at 12
Siena Heights 14
University of Saint Francis at Cncl
Indiana Tech  
Played at Havenhurst Park
Live Audio
University of Saint Francis at Cncl
Indiana Tech  
Live Audio
(5) Saint Xavier University at 2
(24) Davenport 0
(5) Saint Xavier University at 2
(24) Davenport 6
Wednesday, Apr 29
Baseball
Indiana Tech at 1:00pm
Aquinas EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Indiana Tech at Game
Aquinas 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
(7) Davenport at 2:00pm
(RV) Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
(7) Davenport at Game
(RV) Madonna 2
Live Video Live Stats
Softball
Aquinas vs 6:00pm
Concordia EST
WHAC Tournament
Live Stats
Siena Heights vs 6:00pm
(25) Madonna EST
2015 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship (Art Van Sports Complex - Rockford, Mich.)
Live Stats
Lourdes vs 6:00pm
(24) Davenport EST
WHAC Tournament - Rockford, Mich.
Live Stats
Thursday, Apr 30
Baseball
Indiana Tech at 1:00pm
Aquinas EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Indiana Tech at Game
Aquinas 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 1:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at Game
Marygrove 2
Live Video Live Stats
(7) Davenport at 2:00pm
(RV) Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
(7) Davenport at Game
(RV) Madonna 2
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 5:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Siena Heights at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Friday, May 1
Baseball
Lourdes at 1:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at Game
Marygrove 2
Live Video Live Stats
Siena Heights at 2:00pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Siena Heights at Game
Cornerstone 2
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
 
 
 
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