2010-11 Men's Basketball News

  • Ernst Named New Head Men's Basketball Coach
    March 30, 2011
    Charlie Ernst, an assistant men’s basketball coach at The University of Findlay for the past 20 years, was named the Oilers new head coach on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 as he replaced the recently retired Ron Niekamp. Ernst, who has served as the associate head coach in each of the past five years, becomes the program’s 15th different head coach since 1902 and only the fourth since 1947.
  • Niekamp Retires After Successful 26-Year Run
    March 28, 2011
    Ron Niekamp, the all-time leader in basketball victories at The University of Findlay, announced his retirement as men’s basketball coach on Monday, March 28, 2011 after 26 seasons at the helm of the Oilers program. Coach Niekamp will remain at UF however and serve as a full-time faculty member next fall in the department of Health and Human Performance.
  • Hyde Named All-American
    March 21, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was selected as a 2011 State Farm NCAA Division II All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Monday, March 21. Hyde becomes the fourth Oilers player to receive the honor, joining two-time selection and 2009 NCAA Division II Player of the Year, Josh Bostic as well as Frank Phillips (2007) and Dustin Pfeifer (2006).
  • Hyde To Play In Reese's DII All-Star Game
    March 21, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team will become the third Oilers player to participate in the Reese's Division II College All Star Game, which will be held on Friday, March 25 at 7pm in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • Hyde Named 1st Team All-Region By NABC
    March 16, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde was named First Team All-Midwest Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday, March 15. Hyde, who was a First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) selection this year, earned first team all-region honors by the organization last year as well.
  • Hyde Named 2nd Team All-Region By Daktronics
    March 09, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was named First Team All-Midwest Region by Daktronics on Wednesday, March 9. Hyde, who was a First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) selection this year, earned second team honors from the organization last year as well.
  • Oilers Fail To Qualify For NCAA Tournament
    March 06, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, who has made a trip to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament nine consecutive times, will have their streak of appearances snapped this season as the Oilers failed to secure a top-eight seed in the region. The Oilers, who sport a 24-4 record, had their season conclude with a 73-64 loss to Wayne State University in the semifinals of the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) on Saturday, March 5 in Big Rapids, Michigan.
  • Warriors Top #9 Oilers 73-64 in Semfinals
    March 05, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked ninth in the nation, fell 73-64 to Wayne State University on Saturday, March 5 in the semifinals of the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament. The loss gives the Oilers a 24-4 record on the season.
  • Hyde, Caiola Named 1st Team All-GLIAC
    March 04, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde and junior guard Kyle Caiola were both named First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) on Friday, March 4 as the league office released their annual postseason awards.
  • #9 Oilers Defeat Lakers, Advance In Tourney
    March 02, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked ninth in the nation, defeated Lake Superior State University 73-56 on Wednesday, March 2 in the first round of the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 24-3 record on the season.
  • Caiola Named GLIAC Player of the Week
    February 28, 2011
    Junior guard Kyle Caiola of The University of Findlay men’s basketball team was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division Player of the Week on Monday, February 28 after averaging 17.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game in a pair of victories.
  • #10 Oilers Defeat Lakers 70-56
    February 26, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked 10th in the nation, came away with a 70-56 victory over Lake Superior State University on Saturday, February 26 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 23-3 record on the year as they end the regular season with a 16-3 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #10 Oilers Defeat #16 Chargers, 64-53
    February 24, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked tenth in the nation, claimed at least a share of their ninth Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division title with a 64-53 win over #16 Hillsdale College on Thursday, February 24 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 22-3 record on the season with a 15-3 mark in the conference.
  • Bulldogs Bite #3 Oilers 84-66
    February 19, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked third in the nation, dropped their second straight game as they fell 84-66 to Ferris State University on Saturday, February 19 in Big Rapids, Michigan. The loss gives the Oilers a 21-3 record on the season with a 14-3 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #3 Oilers Fall At GVSU
    February 17, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked third in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, dropped a 72-66 decision to Grand Valley State University on Thursday, February 17 in Allendale, Michigan. The loss gives the Oilers a 20-2 record on the year with a 14-2 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #3 Oilers Hold Off Panthers For 64-58 Win
    February 12, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked third in the nation, escaped Columbus, Ohio with a 64-58 win over Ohio Dominican University on Saturday, February 12. The win gives the Oilers a 21-1 record on the season with a 14-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #3 Oilers Defeat Dragons 83-67
    February 10, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked third in the nation, defeated Tiffin University by a score of 83-67 on Thursday, February 10 in Croy Gymnasium. The victory gives the Oilers a 20-1 record on the season with a 13-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #4 Oilers Rout Wildcats 86-65
    February 05, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked fourth in the nation, defeated Northern Michigan University by a score of 86-65 on Saturday, February 5 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 19-1 record on the year with a 12-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • 100 Points, 100 Home Wins For #4 Oilers
    February 03, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked fourth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Michigan Technological University by a score of 100-60 on Thursday, February 3 to run their regular season home winning streak to 100 games. The victory gives the Oilers an 18-1 record on the year with an 11-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #5 Oilers Defeat Eagles 70-58
    January 29, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked fifth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Ashland University 70-58 on Saturday, January 29 in Ashland, Ohio. The win gives the Oilers a 17-1 record on the season with a 10-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #5 Oilers Use Big Run To Pull Away From Storm
    January 27, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked fifth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, overcame a sluggish first half to defeat Lake Erie College by a score of 63-41 on Thursday, January 27 in Painesville, Ohio. The win gives the Oilers a 16-1 record on the season with a 9-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #6 Oilers Knock Off #11 Chargers 77-68
    January 20, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked sixth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated #11 Hillsdale College 77-68 on Thursday, January 20 in Hillsdale, Michigan. The win gives the Oilers a 15-1 record on the season with a 8-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • Hyde Named GLIAC South Player of the Week
    January 18, 2011
    Senior guard Nathan Hyde was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) South Division Player of the Week on Tuesday, January 18 after leading the Oilers to a pair of wins against Lake Erie College and Wayne State University.
  • #8 Oilers Hold On For 73-71 Win Over Warriors
    January 15, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked eighth in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, won 73-71 against Wayne State University on Saturday, January 15 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 14-1 record on the season with a 7-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #8 Oilers Calm Storm 76-53
    January 13, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked eighth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Lake Erie College by a score of 76-53 on Thursday, January 13 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 13-1 record on the season with a 6-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • Warriors Rock #1 Oilers
    January 08, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, the top ranked team in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, fell behind early and never recovered as they fell 91-68 to Wayne State University on Saturday, January 8 in Detroit, Michigan. The loss gives the Oilers a 12-1 record on the season with a 5-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #1 Oilers Hold Off Ashland
    January 05, 2011
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, the top ranked team in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, overcame a rough first half to defeat Ashland University 72-58 on Wednesday, January 5 in Croy Gymnasium. The win gives the Oilers a 12-0 record on the season with a 5-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • #2 Oilers Smash Southwestern 88-49
    December 29, 2010
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked second in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Southwestern College by a score of 88-49 on Wednesday, December 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. The win gives the Oilers an 11-0 record on the season.
  • #2 Oilers Blast Panthers
    December 18, 2010
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked second in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, defeated Ohio Dominican University 91-72 on Saturday, December 18 in Croy Gymnasium to run their record to 10-0 on the year with a 3-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
  • Kahlig, Samsel Come Up Big In Oilers Overtime Win
    December 16, 2010
    The University of Findlay men’s basketball team, ranked second in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, needed overtime to put away Tiffin University as they defeated the Dragons 93-85 on Thursday, December 16 in Tiffin, Ohio. The win gives the Oilers a 9-0 record on the year with a 3-0 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
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