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Athletic Hall of Fame inducts new members

Blubaugh Moran, Wesson and Lescalleet brothers recognized

>  The Muskingum University Athletic Hall of Fame added four new members on Saturday Oct. 12. Being added this year were Nicole Blubaugh Moran, Dan Wesson, and Ryan and Adam Lescalleet.   The ceremony began with head softball coach Kari Winters presenting her former teammate and hitting partner, Blubaugh Moran. Full story

Raining on their parade

Muskies look for 500th win at Wilmington’s Homecoming game

> If there is any game the Muskies could circle on the schedule the past few years, it’s the matchup against the Wilmington Quakers.  Something will have to give this year as both teams come in to the Homecoming contest at Wilmington looking for their first win of the season. Full story

Let the good times roll

Muskie bowling debuts in Columbus

> The Muskingum University bowling team made its debut at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference tournament on Sept. 28 at Palace Lanes in Columbus, Ohio.  The Muskies line up in the lanes next to players from schools such as Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Akron and Toledo as part of joining the AHIBC. Full story

Women’s Soccer

> The lady Muskie’s had a tough battle against Wilmington on Saturday, Oct. 5, and they came up short losing the game 3-0.    The lady Muskie’s went down 1 to 0 early in the game. A little later in the first half the lady Muskie’s found themselves on the wrong side of the scoring sheet again giving up another goal. Full story

Muskies welcome Joshua Rohrbacher to campus

Wilmington College product aims for OAC titles as a Muskie

> Muskingum University has added a new coach to the athletic department.  Joshua Rohrbacher has been hired as the new head coach of women’s golf and as assistant coach to the women’s basketball team for the upcoming season.  Graduating from Wilmington College in 2006, Coach Rohrbacher comes to Muskingum with several years’ experience coaching at both high school and college level. Full story

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Football Scrimmage Against Wittenberg Tigers

> Our real first look at Muskie football took place tonight at McConagha Stadium as they hosted the Wittenberg Tigers for a scrimmage.  Sophomore Desmond Waden made the play of the game on a 58-yard touchdown run, breaking three tackles along the way. Full story

Muskies voted seventh at OAC Media Day, excited to prove voters otherwise this fall

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When it was all settled at OAC Football Media Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 6, 
the Muskies were predicted to be the seventh best team for the upcoming season.
Though the decision didn’t sit well with some of the athletes, Head Coach Al Logan understood 
the decision, and knows his team had the chance last season to prove they were better than a 
seventh place pick.
 
“We finished seventh, [so] we’re going to be picked seventh, and that’s okay,” said Logan. “[If] 
you look at last year’s games and the close games, Baldwin-Wallace who was nationally ranked 
at the time [and] losing on the last play to Ohio Northern. I think if you beat those two teams, 
you’re probably not ranked seventh. It’s a lot of what you did last year [that determines] how 
you’re going to be picked this year.”
 
Logan definitely has a point. The Muskies had their fair share of close contests in last season’s 
3-7 campaign which included the 13-7 overtime loss to then tenth ranked Baldwin-Wallace that 
Logan alluded to.
 
As Logan said, winning those two games doesn’t make the Muskies a seventh place team. In 
fact they make the Muskies a .500 team, a mark they haven’t seen in Logan’s tenure as head 
coach.
 
But this may be the year the Muskies eclipse what has been the insurmountable 5-5 record. 
There is a ton of optimism pouring out of the Muskie locker room, and rightfully so.
“Offensively, this is the best we’ve come into camp since I’ve been here,” said Logan.
Logan’s offense is led by two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and Second Team 
All-Ohio award winning lineman, Denny Ardman.
 
With Ardman anchoring the line, the Muskies averaged 130 yards per game on the ground.
Alongside Ardman, Muskingum returns youth on the offensive line. Sam Lucas played every 
game as a first-year and will be looked on to contribute again this season. Another sophomore 
who will add a push to the line is second-year center Zac Snively.
 
Returning at quarterback is CJ Snider, who played the majority of snaps as a first-year. With 
inexperience, Snider dazzled at times and, at other times, played like an inexperienced first-year 
would. Snider finished last season throwing for 820 yards with four touchdowns and six 
interceptions. Snider also danced around or ran through defenders for 455 yards on the ground to 
lead the team in rushing.
 
In the backfield, Shane Dotson will look to shoulder the load at running back. Dotson rushed for
381 yards in his third season with two touchdowns.
 
One of the Muskies’ biggest offensive weapons is senior James Washington at receiver. 
Washington racked up 666 yards last season, giving him 1,523 for his career. Washington will 
only need 473 yards this season to tie Muskingum’s all-time leader in receiving yards, current 
Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell.
 
On the defensive side of the ball, the Muskies took a hit losing Jake Antolak, Steve Stooksbury
and Logan Ladd to graduation. At media day, Logan said that what the defensive line lost, he 
feels his linebackers make it up.
 
Erik Hall will be looked on to lead the linebackers this season. Hall, a senior, finished second on
the team last season with 56 total tackles and one sack.
 
Hall will be aided by second year linebackers Chaney Fulton and Steven Vinson. Fulton led the 
team in tackles as a first-year last season with 67 and four sacks. Vinson contributed 34 tackles 
and one sack as a first-year.
 
Two of the team’s three captains play in the secondary in Darell Jones and Hank Smith.
Jones finished last season tied for the team lead in interceptions with Drew Davis, who each hadfour picks. Jones also racked up 33 tackles and 10 pass break-ups.
 
Smith notched 27 tackles and three break-ups. Logan feels his team is on the verge of really taking the conference by surprise this season.
 
“I think we’re real close to being one of the better teams in this conference,” said Logan. “We 
feel like we have a great group of upperclassmen, but we also think we have a good group of 
young guys, too.”
 
The Muskies open their season on Sept. 7 at Waynesburg and host their first home game on 
Sept. 21 against the defending National Champions, Mount Union Purple Raiders.
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Raven Francis

Women’s soccer seeks OAC improvement this season

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Muskingum University Girls Soccer Team Preview. 

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Muskingum University soccer programs donate to those in need

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  The Muskingum University men’s and women’s soccer programs recently helped equip a new soccer academy in Antigua by donating old uniforms.

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Hrach n’ roll!

Muskingum’s Hrach named OAC Women’s Golfer of the Week

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  The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced that Muskingum University senior Elizabeth Hrach was named the OAC Women’s Golfer of the Week.

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Muskie softball returns from spring break Florida trip with 9-3 win streak

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  The last time the Muskingum University softball team returned from its annual Florida trip with a record near 9-3 was in 2006 when the ladies returned 10-2. The team also finished third in the country that year.

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Hannah Nelson named second team All-OAC

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  Nelson led the Muskies in field goal percentage (47 percent), rebounds per game (7), blocks (17) and points per game (16.7).

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Lockhart named OAC Wrestler of the Week on Monday, second team All-OAC on Tuesday

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  The 184 pounder’s 16-6 record on the year was good enough to land him on the Ohio Athletic Conference’s second team.

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Muskies look to be competitive in tough OAC

Muskies kick season off with difficult schedule in Florida

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The Muskingum University Baseball team enters the 2013 season with high expectations for a very successful finish.

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OAC women’s basketball tournament:

Muskies shock Crusaders on Monday, fall to Quakers on Tuesday

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At the beginning of this basketball season, head coach Beth Fox said the Muskies were looking to shock the world.

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Softball starts journey back to postseason:

Muskies look for first postseason appearance since 2008

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   With spring break quickly approaching, the Muskingum University softball team is in full preparation for their upcoming season.

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basketball

Brown’s hot shooting performance not enough as Heidelberg downs Muskies

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  The men’s basketball team lost a close game against Heidelberg University on Saturday Feb. 9. The Muskies lost 79-72 in a hard fought game. 

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Indoor track and field All-Ohio Championships:

Addy wins pole vault on men’s side, 4x200 meter team lead women at Ohio Wesleyan

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Two articles looking at the Men's and Women's Track and Field teams' performance at the All-Ohio Championships.

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Two wins in one night:

Women’s basketball comes from behind to stun Marietta, all while raising money for a great cause

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  On Jan. 30, the Muskingum University Women’s basketball team came from behind to pick up a big win over rival Marietta 62-57 in the Hoops for the Cure game. After trailing at halftime, the Muskies stepped up in crunch time to shock the Pioneers. The Muskies finished the last eight minutes on a 25-7 run.

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Chasing a championship

Nationally ranked in the pole vault, Muskingum senior Chase Addy eyes a National Championship

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    Muskingum University senior Chase Addy has high expectations for the current indoor track season and upcoming outdoor track season after being named All-OAC in last year’s Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

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John Carroll streaks past Muskie basketball

Men still looking for first OAC win

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  Muskingum’s men’s basketball team lost a tough league game against John Carroll on Jan. 26 at home, and the score was 78 to 64 in favor of the Blue Streaks.

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Muskie wrestling loses home opener

First-year grappler Lockhart picks up lone Muskie win in dual with Student Princes

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  The Muskingum University wrestling team had a disappointing loss on Tuesday, Jan. 22 against a tough opponent Heidelberg University, who beat Muskingum 47-3 in their second OAC match up this season.
  This loss puts Muskingum at 0-11 and 0-2 in the OAC.

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Muskie lacrosse to debut in spring 2015

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  Muskingum University is proud to announce that it will be adding lacrosse to its list of varsity sports in the spring of 2015 in both men’s and women’s categories.

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Christian Keller gives Muskie basketball a glimpse of the future:

First-year guard emerges as team leader

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About the athlete: Christian Keller

  • Class: First-year
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Height: 6’0
  • Hometown: Newark, Ohio
  • Major: Undecided
     

Keller's Season Stats:

  • Points Per Game: 8.2
  • Assists: 20
  • Season-high: 25 points scored on Jan. 12 against Baldwin-Wallace.
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Indoor track and field teams ready to start off on the right foot

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  The indoor track and field teams will open their season on Jan. 19 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Down but not out:

Wrestling team battles through season

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  The Muskingum University wrestling team continued their season this past weekend at the 

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Kenyon sharpshooters Hirt Muskies

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  The Muskies (3-3; 0-1) rebounded the ball well, didn’t have a lot of turnovers and shot well from the free throw line. The thing they didn’t do well: guard Maureen Hirt.

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Muskie football lands three on All-Ohio team

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  Muskingum University junior offensive lineman Denny Ardman, senior punter Danny Snively and senior defensive back Andrew Davis were named to the 2012 OhioCollegeFootball.com All-Ohio Teams.

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Second half dooms slumping Muskies

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  With Kenyon College starting the game on a 7-0 run, head coach Gene Ford used an early timeout. Upset with the early start from the Muskies, Ford was able to light a spark in his team to give the Muskies a 16-13 lead 10 minutes into the half.

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Women’s basketball looks to shock the world this winter

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  Coming off of a season that head women’s coach Beth Fox calls disappointing, members of the Muskingum University women’s basketball team are looking to the future and putting last season out of their memories.

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Men’s basketball granted gift of size, depth from transfer players

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  When asked on his impression of his basketball team last week, head men’s basketball coach Gene Ford said he was “cautiously optimistic.”

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New faces lead Muskie wrestling into a new season

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 As fall sports come to a close, the winter sports teams are already in preparation for their upcoming seasons. One of those teams here at Muskingum is the wrestling team.

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From 100 players to 10: Muskies get the win on Senior Day

Muskies get the win on Senior Day

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 Senior Day for 10 seniors meant the last time playing football at home here at Muskingum University.

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From 100 players to 10: Muskies get the win on Senior Day

Muskies get the win on Senior Day

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 Senior Day for 10 seniors meant the last time playing football at home here at Muskingum University.

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Fighting Muskies v. Pioneers

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  A change in scheduling this year moved the much-anticipated rivalry game with Marietta from early in the season to the last game of the season.

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Snider, Muskies showing promise for bright future

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  If first-year quarterback CJ Snider is reading this article on Friday night, he’s probably reading it before or after watching “Friday Night Lights” and craving his grilled chicken sub from Subway that he’ll eat before Saturday’s game against Capital; two of Snider’s pregame rituals.

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Fighting Muskies v. Crusaders

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  Saturday marks senior day at McConagha Stadium for Fighting Muskie footballers. More importantly, the Muskies take on Capital in OAC action with only two games remaining.

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Muskies looking for goals, regulation victories

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  The Muskingum University men’s soccer team lost to Wilmington College last weekend in overtime by a score of 1-0. It was the fifth overtime game the Muskies have played this season, and the third overtime game in a row for the squad.

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Necessary roughness?

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  Flag football may not be a contact sport like varsity football, but the hype, aggression, and competitiveness are all still present. A few incidents this season with these factors caused this year’s men’s intramural flag football league to be canceled at Muskingum University.

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Fighting Muskies v. Cardinals

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  It’s strange the similarities between the Muskies and Cardinals going into Saturday’s matchup. The Cardinals of 2012, much like the Muskies of 2011, are off to a 4-0 start, and 3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Otterbein opened the season with a win that not many people took into consideration, a 15-0 win over Galluadet; the 2011 Muskies opened with a 24-7 victory over Defiance.

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tennis court

New tennis courts served up at Muskingum:

Courts get much needed face lift

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The tennis courts on campus have recently been repaired, repainted, and updated due to cracks and uneven playing surfaces. The main reason for the repairs was  safety for students on campus. The tennis courts had become unsafe due to cracks and uneven playing surfaces.

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Muskie volleyball hosts Wilmington for second home match of season

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  The Lady Muskies volleyball team dropped its opening match against at the OAC/HCAC Challenge at Transylvania University last weekend. The Lady Muskies now stand at 10-9 after a 10-2 start on the season.

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Fighting Muskies v. Quakers

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  One team will get its first win of the season on Saturday at McConagha Stadium; whether that team is the Muskies or the Quakers is up in the air.

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Fighting Muskies v. Yellow Jackets

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  For the second time in three games, the Fighting Muskies (0-2) will square off against the Yellow Jackets (2-0); this time it’s the Jackets from Baldwin-Wallace

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Are you ready for some (flag) football?!

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*Editor's note: Flag football has been canceled

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soccer

Men's soccer drops historic opening game at McConagha Stadium

Sept. 5 game review

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 The men of the Muskingum University soccer team faced off against Case Western University on Sept. 5 at McConagha Stadium.

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Rec Center

Rec Center floor update

Under construction

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   The Rec Center Gym floor is currently under construction after a mishap involving glue from the new roof installment. The mishap occurred after the gym floor was already varnished and ready to go for the new school year.

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Fighting Muskies vs. Purple Raiders

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Tomorrow night, the Fighting Muskie football team will travel to a place that hasn’t been kind to the opposing teams in the past. The Muskies will take on Mount Union Purple Raiders in Alliance to start the OAC season for them.

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Yellow Jackets sting Muskies

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  A meltdown in the fourth, giving up 20 points by the defense and a lack of production from the offense, led the Muskies to win the battle but lose the war at the end by the score of 34-23.

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New equipment coming to the Chess Center

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  The Chess Center is updating its workout equipment during Fall Break because the yearly lease is coming up for renewal. The Chess Center provides students with a state-of-the-art workout facility. In order to keep the center up to date, the cardio equipment is leased.

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Muskies look to get off to a fast start on new track

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  The new track required a total reconstruction, with everything down to the subsurface being replaced. 

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alumni soccer

Muskies of present beat Muskies of past

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  The women’s soccer team ended their preseason agenda with a win at the annual Alumni Match at McConagha Stadium last Sunday. 

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Little Muskies

Little Muskies open season with route of Barnesville

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John Glenn High School Little Muskies started their season with a victory.

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