In an afternoon press conference, All-American former Ohio State basketball player D’Angelo Russell declared for the NBA draft. The former guard spent only one year in Columbus before deciding to pursue the June draft. Lantern TV attended today’s press conference where he spoke about his decision to leave the Buckeyes for the NBA.
Also this week, the second finalist for the position of the Ohio State Marching Band director dropped out of the running. Corey Spurlin who is currently the marching band director at Auburn University withdrew his name from consideration. This comes after Barry Houser of the University of Illinois withdrew his name earlier this month. Ohio State originally said the search process for a new director was supposed to wrap up by mid-February but an email sent to Athletic and Marching Band students said the search committee will reconvene in order to decide how to move forward. The previous director, Jonathan Waters, was fired after an Ohio State investigation found a sexualized culture in the band.
In other news, the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ohio state has been suspended from campus until 2017. The Greek organization received a two-year suspension after a hazing incident that occurred earlier this year. An investigation by the Office of Student Life found that the Beta Nu chapter violated the Student Code of Conduct and failed to comply with sanctions in a cease and desist letter they received in early March. At the end of the suspension, the chapter will have the opportunity to petition reinstatement.
We also bring you more on campus puppies, arcade games at the Ohio Union, and your weekly weather roundup in this week’s episode of Buckeye News Now.