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Belt Loops: Ely tries for 6th year of eligibility, Northern Illinois tries to find lost turtle

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The University of Akron eliminated 213 jobs on Monday, part of a three year plan to save the school more than $40 million.

Ahead of Wednesday's MAC Football Media Day in Detroit, Ball State Cardinals head coach Pete Lembo talked about the leadership of starting center Jake Richard.

According to The Center for World University Rankings, 11 Ohio schools rank among the top 1,000 universities in the world.

Kevin Spacey, John Legend, and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee headline the 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Buffalo.

Central Michigan alum Dick Enberg was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday.

55 student athletes from Eastern Michigan were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes by the MAC on Friday.

Check out how Kent State splits up its athletic budget, and how that budget compares with the rest of the MAC.

Martin T. Meehan, the president at the University of Massachusetts, is working to restore the UMass budget previously vetoed by the governor.

Miami University will pay an outside consulting firm at least $150,000 to find the school's next president.

Two out of every three dollars Ohio University spends on athletics comes from student fees or other help from the university.

Last week we told you that Northern Illinois University lost an endangered turtle. This week we're telling you that $250 is being offered for assistance locating the lost turtle.

Toledo University quarterback Philip Ely is waiting to hear from the NCAA whether or not he will receive a sixth year of eligibility.

Western Michigan hoops legend Shayne Whittington signed a two year deal with the Indiana Pacers on Monday. The first year is fully guaranteed.