MACwood Squares is our summer reading series on the best athletes in Mid-American Conference sports history. This week features Toledo. Looking for your MAC school? Consult our schedule for other teams.
Well, it's all over. Much was learned about the 13 schools and their standouts. And just like that, football season's almost here. What a nifty little way to pass the time, hiding from the 90-degree sun, friends, family, obligations, and the mob.
Chuck Chuckovits (basketball)
His name is Chuck Chuckovits, people. He was also one of the first great Rockets athletes.
Tami Johnston (softball)
One of the most accomplished pitchers in MAC history: 71 career wins, 842 strikeouts in 789 innings, and a 0.58 career ERA.
Kim Knuth (women's basketball)
All-American and two-time MAC Player of the Year who holds the school scoring record with 2,509 points, better than any man or woman Rocket.
Mel Long (football)
Anybody who they let into the College Football HOF we'll make room for in this collage.
Chuck Ealey (football)
This was a no-doubter Center Square selection. Maybe not a perfect player, but perfect results.
Mitch Maier (baseball)
You know him as the Royals center fielder (or perhaps pitcher). Before that, Maier played catcher for UT, and in 2003 he nabbed a whole bunch of All-American honors, including first team by Baseball America.
Steve Mix (basketball)
His name's synonymous with the program, and he remains a presence in the Toledo area.
Chester Taylor (football)
Great college career, perhaps a better NFL one.
Greg Wojciechowski (wrestling)
Perhaps one of the greatest wrestlers in the state ever. Wojo claimed the NCAA heavyweight title in 1971 and earned runner-up honors the previous and following years.