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Buckeye field hockey prepares for Michigan on Senior Day

October 31, 2014
Four Ohio State field hockey players are set to see their final career home games during Senior Day at Buckeye Varsity Field. Emotions are likely be running high as OSU (6-10, 1-6) faces its rival, No. 14 Michigan (11-6, 5-2) on Sunday with a spot in the Big Ten Tournament on the line. Eight teams make it to the Big Ten Tournament out of the nine conference members. OSU is currently in a three-way tie with Indiana and Rutgers for the last spot in the conference. It would mean the world for OSU to get a win for its seniors and continue on to the Big Ten Tournament, coach Anne… Read more

Anne Wilkinson still going strong after 300 career victories

October 30, 2014
As junior forward Peanut Johnson was darting in front of the net to score a game-winning overtime goal, Ohio State field hockey coach Anne Wilkinson went on as if nothing special was happening. Johnson’s goal gave OSU its first Big Ten win of the season against Indiana, and — more importantly — gave Wilkinson her 300th career victory. “That’s all we were thinking about,” Johnson said. “Just win for Anne. We’re really happy we got to be a part of her 300th.” Wilkinson, a West Chester, Pa., native, became the 15th coach in Division I field hockey history to reach the mark. Wilkinson’s assistant coach Homero Pardi picked her up… Read more

Ohio State field hockey falls to No. 9 Northwestern

October 26, 2014
A pair of Northwestern goals in each half was enough to take down Ohio State field hockey, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in OSU’s final road game of the regular season. With the victory, the No. 9 Wildcats (12-5, 6-1) stayed tied with Maryland atop the Big Ten standings with one game remaining in the regular season. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson stressed in recent weeks that the Buckeyes need to get out to a fast start against top ranked competition, but OSU (6-10, 1-6) fell behind early to Northwestern. A little more than two minutes into the game, Northwestern forced a penalty corner against OSU’s defense. Sophomore midfielder Dominique Masters capitalized, scoring… Read more

Ohio State field hockey gearing up for No. 9 Northwestern

October 23, 2014
The Ohio State field hockey team is set to play its final road game of the season against a top-10 opponent. OSU (6-9, 1-5) is scheduled to travel to Evanston, Ill., on Saturday to take on No. 9 Northwestern at 1 p.m. The Wildcats are coming off a 5-2 victory against Michigan State on Sunday, which helped them regain a share of first place in the conference. Northwestern (11-5, 5-1) used its speed and set plays to take down the Spartans, connecting on two penalty corners to help put Michigan State away. The Wildcats could pose some problems for OSU in the midfield as they boast two of the top… Read more

Opinion: State of Mississippi dictating college football landscape

October 20, 2014
With all due respect to Buckeye nation, college football lives in the Magnolia State in 2014. The newest Associated Press Top 25 Poll shows that the state of Mississippi holds all the cards in the first-ever College Football Playoff. The Mississippi State Bulldogs remain No. 1 in the poll after making a meteoric rise to the top. The Bulldogs became the first team in the AP Poll’s history to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks. Their rivals from Oxford, Miss., are the only team that can match Mississippi State’s impressive résumé, consisting of wins against three top-10 opponents. Ole Miss stands at No. 3 in the country… Read more

Ohio State’s Anne Wilkinson picks up 300th career win

October 19, 2014
Ohio State field hockey coach Anne Wilkinson became the 15th Division I field hockey coach to win 300 games Friday when OSU took down No. 18 Indiana in overtime on the road. Junior forward Peanut Johnson scored unassisted four minutes into the extra session to send OSU (6-9, 1-5) and Wilkinson home happy. Afterward, the team showered Wilkinson with an ice bath to celebrate the occasion. “They were more excited about it than I was,” Wilkinson said of her young team. “I think they were also excited for us to win on the road. They just worked so hard for it. They played as a team.” The Buckeyes fell behind… Read more

Ohio State field hockey set for No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers

October 17, 2014
The road has not been kind to Ohio State field hockey so far this season, but the team is looking to clean things up when it travels to Bloomington, Ind., for a 3 p.m. showdown with the No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers on Friday. The Buckeyes are 1-5 on the road this season and have yet to pick up a Big Ten victory. The team understands the importance of the late conference games and how it can use them as a stepping-stone to the Big Ten Tournament, junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “I think we take, especially Big Ten games, very seriously,” Johnson said. “And each one, we wanna come out… Read more

Opinion: Adrian Peterson’s downfall a sad sight

October 13, 2014
A perfect public image often can  be manufactured, but beneath all the smiles might be something much darker. In the case of Adrian Peterson, a star running back for the Minnesota Vikings, the darkness has begun to rise to the top. Peterson’s personal life has been splattered all over major media outlets in recent weeks. On Sept. 12, Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County, Texas, on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. The case stemmed from an incident where Peterson disciplined his son by hitting him with a branch known as a switch. Whether or not you agree with his idea of parenting and discipline, it’s clear… Read more

Ohio State field hockey splits weekend slate

October 13, 2014
Two first-half goals from freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey propelled Ohio State field hockey to a 3-1 victory against the Kent State Golden Flashes Sunday afternoon. Humphrey opened the scoring with a breakaway finish one-on-one with Kent State sophomore goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart just a little more than two minutes into the game at Buckeye Varsity Field. Three minutes later, she struck again, scoring on a rebound from junior back Emma Royce’s penalty corner shot. The early lead gave OSU (5-8, 0-4) the confidence to stay aggressive throughout the game against Kent State. Buckeye coach Anne Wilkinson said the team fed off the energy of Humphrey’s early goals. “They’re not playing like… Read more

Key and Peele explain method behind their word play, high kick for Ohio State crowd

October 11, 2014
Keegan-Michael Key’s high-leg kick whipped through the air of the Archie Griffin Ballroom at Ohio State, sending the crowd into a constant frenzy. It was no longer Key on stage, but the character Coach Hines from one of his famous sketches on the comedy show MADtv. “We were almost called ‘Word Play and High Kicks,’” Jordan Peele, co-creator of the Peabody award-winning sketch comedy series “Key & Peele,” said after Key’s reenactment. OSU welcomed Key and Peele with frequent laughter and open ears Friday night at the Ohio Union in the Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored event. The duo spoke about the process going from students of comedy to some of… Read more