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Are Ohio State’s Women Prepared for Purdue?
January 14th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight the Ohio State women's basketball team (10-6) travels to West Lafayette, Indiana to take on the Boilermakers of Purdue (13-2) in their home arena. The 12th ranked Boilermakers will be looking to make a statement with the Buckeyes, and that statement will be a case for higher ranking. It will be difficult....

Ohio State Buckeyes Men’s Basketball Mid-Season Review
January 8th, 2013 at 4:05 PM
The Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team is off to a great start to the 2012-2013 season, going 11-3 in their first 14 games.  It's no surprise that the team is being led by DeShaun Thomas, Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith, Jr., all juniors who have been around some incredible...

Ohio State Women’s Basketball Has Ideal Seed in Big Ten Tournament
February 29th, 2012 at 1:36 AM
Sometimes in life, too much emphasis is put on being first. Whether it is being in first place, being the first to accomplish a feat or being the first child all have some sort of sentimental value attached to them.  ***PHOTO1***  But sometimes its better being second. After all, everyone watches the...

Big Ten Power Rankings: Two Weeks Until the Tourney
February 23rd, 2012 at 10:22 PM
The days are growing fewer and fewer until the Big Ten men's basketball tournament gets underway. Now is as good of a time as any to take a snapshot of the conference and to evaluate which teams fall where in the grand scheme of things. Let's start at the top and...

Ohio State Rolls Over Illinois, 83-67
February 22nd, 2012 at 10:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** With a "we gotta get this" attitute, Ohio State took the floor against Illinois last night ready to play. Within the first 2 minutes, you knew this was going to be a much different game than the first time these two teams met. Ohio State quickly pulled out to a lead...

Ohio State Success Depends on William Buford
February 21st, 2012 at 10:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Ohio State Buckeyes will face off one more time with the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois tonight on ESPN. At 16-11 overall and 5-9 in the conference, it would appear that this game would be a rather mundane walk-through to get Ohio State on to their next opponent. Not so fast. That type of thinking...

Ohio State Women Bounced by Stubborn Illini
February 10th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
The Ohio State women's basketball team traveled to Illinois last night to take on the Fighting Illini on their home turf. The casual Buckeye fan might have thought that this game would be a walk-through for the Buckeyes. All of the television networks must have thought so too, since no one...

Ohio State Buckeyes Women’s Basketball Team Defeats Illinois
January 22nd, 2012 at 8:57 PM
There are lots of ways to describe Ohio State's win against Illinois Sunday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center. However, no one would describe the game as a defensive battle. The Buckeyes and the Fighting Illini combined for 180 points, but it was Ohio State that came out on top with a...

Big Ten Roundup: the Final Week and How They Fared
November 27th, 2011 at 9:41 AM
Yesterday marked the final regular season games for the Big Ten, and history is in the making. There were some upsets and heartbreakers, there were some blow outs and devastation. The Big Ten has had a tight race for the championship game in its inaugural season, and yesterday the fate...

Big Ten Roundup: the Race for the Championship
November 13th, 2011 at 9:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** After yesterday's games, the race for the inaugural Big Ten Championship game became more convoluted instead of clearer. Penn State lost to Nebraska. Ohio State lost to Purdue. Wisconsin beat Minnesota. And that's just the Leaders division. In the Legends division both Michigan and Michigan State won. Nebraska and Penn...

Big Ten Roundup: Mid-Season Update and Rankings
October 23rd, 2011 at 10:17 AM
Yesterday marked week eight of the season and the fourth week of Big Ten conference play. Now that they're over halfway through the season, it's time to take a look at the Big Ten's standings overall and by division. ***PHOTO1*** The Legends division is comprised of Michigan State, Nebraska, Iowa, Northwestern and...

Ohio State DE John Simon Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, TE Jake Stoneburner on Mackey Watch List
October 17th, 2011 at 10:49 PM
Ohio State defensive end John Simon was an absolute monster during the Buckeyes 17-7 over Illinois over the weekend, and the Big Ten took notice. On Monday Simon was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance. ***PHOTO1*** The Youngstown Cardinal Mooney product also gained some notoriety on the...

Ohio State Buckeyes Turn Back the Clock in Win
October 17th, 2011 at 1:31 AM
Watching Ohio State play Illinois Saturday might have led someone not familiar with college football to ask the following question: Since when did Army start wearing scarlet and gray? ***PHOTO1*** The Buckeyes found old-school football to be a recipe for averting disaster on the road against the Fighting Illinois this weekend. On 55...

Ohio State Buckeyes Victory: What Did We Learn?
October 16th, 2011 at 2:21 PM
Yesterday, before Ohio State and Illinois kicked off at 3:30pm, Illinois was undefeated. They were ranked 16th in the nation and looked like a team that would be making a post-season appearance. When the two sides took the field, though, all of that changed. It could be that Illinois was...

Ohio State Buckeyes Defeat Illinois Fighting Illini 17-7
October 15th, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Today, Ohio State Buckeyes fans around the world can breathe a sigh of relief. After last week's debacle against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Buckeye Nation was suffering. Everyone thought that the season was over and while many called for Luke Fickell's head, even more called for senior quarterback Joe Bauserman to...

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Illinois Fighting Illini: Game Preview
October 14th, 2011 at 3:10 PM
Well, until about a week ago, this looked like a sure win for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Now, things are looking up for Illinois and anyone who wears Orange to Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** The roles have reversed since a year ago. In fact, the teams have not been...

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Fighting Illini: Week 7 Keys to Victory
October 13th, 2011 at 9:50 PM
***PHOTO1***  As the Ohio State Buckeyes continue their soul searching in preparation for Saturday's game, the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois are ready to come into Ohio Stadium to rock 'n roll. At 6-0 the Illini are off to the school's best start since 1951, so it takes little effort...

Report: Braxton Miller Listed as Ohio State’s Starter Against Illinois
October 10th, 2011 at 10:25 PM
Ohio State fans were offered a smidgeon of hope Monday afternoon when the Buckeyes released their depth chart. The Dispatch reports that true freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, who went down with an apparent ankle sprain in the third quarter of Saturday's epic collapse to Nebraska, is listed as the starter...

Ohio State Drops in AP Poll, Big Ten Has Rough Weekend
September 12th, 2011 at 10:15 AM
The AP and USA Today Coaches polls are released every Monday. Last week, with Ohio State's big win over Akron, they jumped from 18 to 15 on the AP poll. This week, though, with the way they struggled against Toledo, the Buckeyes dropped back to 17. On the Coaches Poll,...

Ohio State Still Seen as Leaders’ Division Favorite
July 17th, 2011 at 3:53 PM
Just about any Ohio State fan will agree that the Buckeyes are way too close to receiving bad press and way too far away from the kickoff of the 2011 season. But as each slow day turns into the next, that game at Ohio Stadium against Akron inches closer. College...