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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

Ohio State field hockey set for matchup with Rutgers

October 10, 2014
Ohio State field hockey (4-7, 0-3) is coming off a win against third-ranked Virginia on Sunday, and the team is looking to continue to roll Friday in Piscataway, N.J., against Big Ten-newcomer Rutgers. The win against Virginia got OSU back on track after a 6-0 loss to Maryland two days earlier. Freshman midfielder Morgan Kile scored two goals against Virginia, including the game-winner in overtime. She said the team is beginning to play for the good of the group and that principle should carry over for the rest of the season. “The difference between our (Maryland) game and our (Virginia) game was we just went in with the attitude that… Read more

Ohio State field hockey upsets No. 3 Virginia, falls to No. 2 Maryland

October 5, 2014
With just minutes to play, the Ohio State field hockey team got a goal form freshman midfielder Morgan Kile to take down No. 3 Virginia in overtime. OSU won, 4-3, after Kile’s goal put the team ahead for good, capping a 1-1 weekend for the squad. The Buckeyes (4-7, 0-3) completed a late second-half comeback against the Cavaliers (10-3) when junior forward Peanut Johnson connected on a goal with less than 10 minutes to play to tie the game at three. Freshman forward Annabel Sams found Johnson on a penalty corner to send the game to an extra session. Virginia is the highest-ranked team OSU field hockey has defeated since… Read more

Ohio State field hockey to take on two top-3 teams

October 2, 2014
Ohio State field hockey is set to embark into unknown territory. OSU (3-6, 0-2) is scheduled to begin a three-game road trip Friday at 3:30 p.m. in College Park, Md., against the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins before a matchup with another top-three team on Sunday. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she’s excited about going on the road with her young team and bonding with her athletes. “I’m looking forward to it actually,” Wilkinson said Sunday. “I’m looking forward to getting on the road with this team.” Maryland (7-2, 2-1) has been ranked in the top five of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Coaches’ Poll in 16 consecutive weeks dating… Read more