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Good-bye BCS and Hello NCAA Football Playoff System
June 21st, 2012 at 7:57 AM
News released late yesterday indicating that the current BCS system for determining a national champion in college football is about to be eliminated and replaced with an actual playoff system - of sorts. Commissioners from all of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conferences announced last night that they have reached...

Ohio State Buckeyes Still Foster Pride in Fans
May 11th, 2012 at 10:46 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's a great time to be a Buckeye fan. That's right. In spite of the bumps that the school has come across in recent years, in spite of the overwhelmingly negative publicity and comments that have been made about Ohio State sports teams or players or coaches, in spite of...

Ohio State Buckeyes Learn Lesson of Youth
April 2nd, 2012 at 1:25 AM
Curiosity might have killed the cat, but what led to the Buckeyes' exit from the NCAA Tournament? ***PHOTO1***  A large part of it was the team's inability to close out the game and Kansas' resiliency in the final minutes. Deshaun Thomas getting into foul trouble certainly did not help matters very much, and...

Ohio State Buckeyes Fall to Kansas Jayhawks, Miss 2012 Championship Game
April 1st, 2012 at 9:09 AM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight, the Ohio State Buckeyes fell to the Kansas Jayhawks 64-62 in the Final Four of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. It was a tale of two teams on both sides of the ball as the second half appeared to be a separate game from the first half. Ohio State got...

Ohio State Takes on Kansas in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Final Four
March 31st, 2012 at 2:51 PM
Tonight, the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Final Four. The game will be a rematch of the two teams December 10 meeting with one exception: The Buckeyes have Jared Sullinger back on the court. ***PHOTO1*** In their initial meeting, the Jayhawks defeated the Buckeyes 78-67....

Ohio State’s Aaron Craft Recognized for Academic Excellence
March 30th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the midst of all of the hype surrounding the Buckeyes making it to the Final Four comes a major accomplishment that should be recognized by all who understand the difficulties of maintaining grades as a student athlete. Aaron Craft has been awarded the NCAA's prestigious Elite 89 Award for basketball...

Ohio State Buckeyes Arrive at the Threshold
March 29th, 2012 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's taken a while to get back here. Since Thad Matta's 2006-2007 Buckeye team made it to the National Championship game, all those watching Ohio State's men's basketball program have predicted similar seasons each year for the Buckeyes. Each year, the actual results have fallen well short of expectations. The year after Ohio State played...

Buckeye Fans Will Flood High Street to Send Off the Ohio State Basketball Team When It Heads to New Orleans
March 27th, 2012 at 4:00 PM
  As the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team gears up to touch down in the Big Easy, New Orleans, Louisiana, for there Final Four showdown with the Kansas Jayhawks, Buckeye Nation will fill High St. to send them off in style. ***PHOTO1*** The university has planned for its students and fans to fill...

Ohio State Buckeyes Still Have Work to Do
March 25th, 2012 at 1:48 PM
After six months of basketball, another few weeks of preparations and years of high expectations, the Buckeyes are finally back to the Final Four.  ***PHOTO1***  With a win against top-seeded Syracuse Saturday night in Boston, Ohio State picked up its fourth win in a row and won the East Regional. The Buckeyes...

Ohio State Buckeyes Headed to Final Four
March 24th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After tonight's 77-70 victory over the Syracuse Orangemen, the Ohio State Buckeyes are headed to the Final Four for the first time since 2007. That was the year they lost to the Florida Gators in the NCAA Championship game. No chance of Florida ruining the Buckeyes dreams this year...

Ohio State to Meet Toughest Challenge Yet
March 24th, 2012 at 6:24 PM
***PHOTO1***   ***PHOTO2***     THE Ohio State University Buckeyes made it through the sweet 16 the other day, and now stand one game away from the Final Four. Today they play Syracuse in a game that is bound to be hard, fast, physical and close. While they didn't have too difficult of a time against Kansas State, the Syracuse Orangemen struggled...

Two Ohio Teams, One Big Ten Team Play Sweet 16 Tonight
March 23rd, 2012 at 4:43 PM
For the first time in the history of the NCAA Tournament, four teams from the same state have made it to the sweet 16. Two of them played last night, and as luck would have it, they had to play each other. Ohio State dominated Cincinnati last night, and earned...

Ohio State Buckeyes Advance to Elite Eight with Convincing Win
March 23rd, 2012 at 1:04 AM
Other than the opening five minutes of the second half, the Buckeyes were in total control against Cincinnati Thursday night and earned a trip to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2007. ***PHOTO1*** Ohio State took a double digit lead into the locker room at halftime, but Cincinnati stormed back...

Ohio State Buckeyes v Cincinnati Bearcats: Only One Moves Forward
March 22nd, 2012 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1***  ***PHOTO2*** It happens once in a blue moon that these two teams play each other. The in-state rivalry between Ohio State and Cincinnati festered below the surface for many years, but no one would even consider putting the two teams on the same regular season schedule. Not since 1962. Oh sure. They...

Ohio State Ties Help Ohio Bobcats in the Big Dance
March 21st, 2012 at 11:43 AM
A common phrase is that a person is the product of his or her experiences. That is especially true for the Ohio Bobcats, the team that many agreed was the least likely to make the Sweet 16 field in this year's NCAA Tournament. ***PHOTO1***  But a closer look at the Bobcats reveals...

Could Ohio State and Michigan State Be Destined to Meet Again?
March 19th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
As I sat down last Thursday to start watching the NCAA Tournament, I was prepared for another year of the higher seeds taking everything as they pretty much have for the last few years. I'm always hopeful for an upset or two. I think that when an underdog can pull...

Ohio State Lady Buckeyes Fall to Florida 70-65
March 18th, 2012 at 7:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** After receiving a No. 8 seed from the NCAA for the 2012 women's tournament, the Ohio State Lady Buckeyes wanted to prove everyone wrong. They wanted to make a statement and show the nation that their season was more deserving than not only of their seed, but the group they...

Ohio State Women Tip Off Against Florida Today
March 18th, 2012 at 11:12 AM
It starts. The gauntlet was thrown down. The challenge was issued. The NCAA, in their selection of the 64 teams to fill in the tournament brackets, made it clear to the Ohio State Buckeye women that they had not earned the respect of the selection committee. No one really knows why, but for some reason the Ohio State women's basketball team who finished the...

Ohio State Buckeyes Headed to Sweet 16, Down Gonzaga 73-66
March 17th, 2012 at 6:03 PM
It was a hard fought battle, but the Ohio State Buckeyes managed to pull off a 77-63 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The win in Pittsburgh sends the Buckeyes to their third consecutive Sweet 16. ***PHOTO1*** The Buckeyes struggled early in the game, as they have in recent games. Gonzaga got out...

Ohio State Set to Take on Gonzaga
March 17th, 2012 at 11:43 AM
***PHOTO1***After blowing past Loyola of Maryland on Thursday, the Ohio State Buckeyes are set to take on Gonzaga today at 2:45pm on CBS. Ohio State struggled early against Loyola, but came back in the first half to take the lead and never looked back. Gonzaga took on West Virginia last night...