Men’s basketball captains help keep team’s sights on ‘3/14’

December 11th, 2019 | Comments Off on Men’s basketball captains help keep team’s sights on ‘3/14’ | Posted in The Rockets

By Steven Easton Following two extremely successful seasons, Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk and his Rocket Basketball program are thirsting for more. Toledo has won 48 games the past two seasons en route to capturing a pair of Mid-American Conference West Division titles and earning an at-large bid to the 2019 NIT Tournament. Even more impressive […] Read more »

Toledo looks for second MAC crown in past four years

December 11th, 2019 | Comments Off on Toledo looks for second MAC crown in past four years | Posted in The Rockets

By Brian DeBenedictis Toledo women’s basketball has restocked its roster and will look to secure another Mid-American Conference championship in 2019-20. “Post-season play is our expectation every year,” said Head Coach Tricia Cullop, who last year became the winningest coach in program history. “I’m proud of the fact that we’ve held our own against some […] Read more »

Toledo’s Luke Knapke stands tall as center, but also hits net from perimeter

December 11th, 2019 | Comments Off on Toledo’s Luke Knapke stands tall as center, but also hits net from perimeter | Posted in The Rockets

Don’t let looks deceive you. Luke Knapke is not your typical seven-footer. Yes, he swats away opponents’ shots with regularity, holding Toledo’s record for career blocks (162). And true, he has been one of the Rockets’ leading rebounders throughout his career, something you would expect from someone who stands 6-foot-11 and weighs 245 pounds. But […] Read more »

Coach Cullop and Rockets bring Mariella Santucci home

December 11th, 2019 | Comments Off on Coach Cullop and Rockets bring Mariella Santucci home | Posted in The Rockets

By Brian DeBenedictis Back in 2017, Tricia Cullop brought up an intriguing idea to a newcomer to the Rockets’ program. The Toledo women’s basketball coach asked then-freshman Mariella Santucci how she felt about the possibility of the Rockets taking a trip to Santucci’s home country of Italy. Coach Cullop explained that teams can take a […] Read more »

Expectations High for the Rockets

August 14th, 2019 | Comments Off on Expectations High for the Rockets | Posted in The Rockets

Toledo picked to finish first in MAC West Division By Paul Helgren If recent history has any bearing, then UToledo Head Football Coach Jason Candle should be fine with where some media predictions are placing his Rockets to finish this season. Members of the media contingent of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference have […] Read more »

Top Rocket Kaayla McIntyre is a finisher

December 11th, 2018 | Comments Off on Top Rocket Kaayla McIntyre is a finisher | Posted in The Rockets

By Brian DeBenedictis Toledo women’s basketball senior Kaayla McIntyre is a finisher. The 6-foot-2 center knows how to play in and around the basket with sheer precision. She currently ranks second in Mid-American Conference history with an overall 62.4 field-goal percentage, making 470 of 757 of her shots from the floor. “I have a lot […] Read more »

Top Rocket Nate Navigato shooting his way into record book

December 11th, 2018 | Comments Off on Top Rocket Nate Navigato shooting his way into record book | Posted in The Rockets

By Steve Easton When asked to describe senior Nate Navigato on the basketball court, the first word that most Rocket fans would probably use would be “shooter.” The 6-foot-8-inch, 225-pound forward has definitely earned that reputation as he inches closer to becoming the top three-point shooter in University of Toledo history. Navigato entered the 2018-19 […] Read more »

Women’s basketball preview

December 11th, 2018 | Comments Off on Women’s basketball preview | Posted in The Rockets

Toledo made its seventh post-season appearance in 10 years under head coach Tricia Cullop in 2017-18, advancing to the second round of the Postseason WNIT. The Rockets will look to build off last year’s postseason run in 2018-19 and seek to capture their second Mid-American Conference championship in the last three years. “Every year, our […] Read more »

Men’s basketball preview

December 11th, 2018 | Comments Off on Men’s basketball preview | Posted in The Rockets

After winning 23 games and advancing to the Mid-American Conference Championship Game last season, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tod Kowalczyk and the Rockets’ goal for the 2018-19 campaign is simple: Win the conference title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. “I think we took some huge steps as far as establishing the culture and character […] Read more »

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