When Loyola built its softball park in 1997, it was very traditionally surfaced with dirt infields and grass outfields. Throughout the last 10 years, the university has been converting the infield and the outfield to artificial turf. Last year, Loyola completed the process, which has taken the field’s unpredictability out of practices and games, according to head coach Jeff Tylka.
In 2012, Erik Hoops was finishing his senior season on the Loyola men’s golf team and Carly Schneider was coming off her sophomore campaign on the women’s team.
Amid reports of Wichita State University planning to leave the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) to join a conference with a bigger national spotlight, Loyola Athletic Director Steve Watson thinks that move will be a mistake for the Shockers and the MVC.
The Loyola softball team (17-10, 0-6) came out of the gates strong. After going 10-0 in their first two tournaments, the Ramblers traveled to beat North Carolina A&T State University and Alabama State University to push the winning streak to a program-record 14 games. But they might have built a start they couldn’t continue.
For graduate student and Loyola mid-distance runner Jake Mazanke, it’s his last shot. After he sat out the last spring season with pneumonia, Mazanke returned to Loyola to finish his last season of NCAA eligibility. And this time, he’s not holding back.
After falling short against Bradley University in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) tournament on March 9, the Loyola women’s basketball team’s (2-28, 1-17) rough season came to an end.
The Loyola men’s basketball team (18-14, 8-10) knew it had its work cut out for itself going into this season. The Ramblers had just lost three of their top four scorers to graduation and had brought 11 newcomers to the scene.
The Loyola men’s basketball team’s season ended in a disappointing game against the Southern Illinois Salukis.