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Ohio State field hockey prepares for Ohio University, Ball State

September 11, 2014
Fresh off its first win of the year, the Ohio State field hockey team is set for two matchups on two different campuses in Ohio this weekend. OSU is looking to build off its first win of the season — a 3-2 victory against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 5 — when it hits the road Friday to take on Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and again at home when it takes on Ball State on Sunday. The Buckeyes haven’t taken the field since their win against the Redhawks. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said the team has gotten some good rest and is ready to strike against the Ohio Bobcats on… Read more

Ohio State goalkeeper excelling after early jitters

September 11, 2014
Full of jitters, freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro made her Ohio State field hockey debut Aug. 29 against fifth-ranked Syracuse. Just a few months earlier, she was a senior at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown, Pa., barely less than an hour away from Philadelphia. But said she always wanted to go to a Big Ten institution at a large campus. Tamburro said when she first visited OSU’s campus her reaction was: “Oh my gosh. This is the school for me.” Her conversion into the college game was tough, she said, but it was something she adjusted to before the start of the season. “I feel like the preseason was… Read more

6 Ohio State women’s track team members hospitalized, released

September 9, 2014
A member of the Ohio State women’s track team was hospitalized on Friday, but has been released, an OSU athletics spokesman told The Lantern. He said others on the team were also treated after being evaluated. Spokesman Dan Wallenberg sent a statement that said one member of the team reported not feeling well Friday and was evaluated. After that, medical staff looked at the rest of the team for similar symptoms, and an additional five members were referred to the hospital for testing. They have since been released, though the statement also noted “one student-athlete was admitted and is responding well to treatment.” The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday the track… Read more

Freshman Maddy Humphrey shines as Buckeyes pick up 1st victory of 2014

September 7, 2014
On her parents’ 33rd wedding anniversary, Ohio State freshman forward Maddy Humphrey scored the first two goals of her OSU career and assisted on another to lead the OSU field hockey team to its first win of the season. The Buckeyes won, 3-2, against Miami (Ohio) on Friday behind Humphrey’s brace and a goal from junior back Emma Royce. “Those two (goals) are for them,” Humphrey said about her parents in attendance. OSU picked up the win despite being outshot, 15-2, by the Redhawks in the second half. “It feels awesome. I love this team more than anything,” Humphrey said. “We’re just a family, and I’ll do anything for them.… Read more

Ohio State field hockey aims to turn around 0-2 start

September 4, 2014
The Ohio State field hockey team could not pull out a victory over its opening weekend, but some players said they are still full of confidence heading into Friday’s scheduled face-off with Miami (Ohio). “I think we’re all determined to come out hard after this (last) weekend,” junior forward Peanut Johnson said. “I have a sour taste in my mouth after this weekend so I’m definitely going to come out hard.” The Buckeyes (0-2) are looking to bounce back after being shutout, 4-0, by the Albany Great Danes on Monday afternoon. Much of the team’s woes may have come from a lack of posession. In all, the Buckeyes were outshot… Read more

Ohio State field hockey falls short in opening Labor Day weekend

September 1, 2014
Ohio State field hockey opened its 2014 campaign with a pair of tough losses against No. 5 Syracuse and unranked Albany. The Buckeyes hung tough with the Orange at home Friday, losing 3-2 in overtime following a fierce comeback. They couldn’t rebound Monday, however, as they were shutout, 4-0, on the road in Albany, N.Y. After trailing for most of the game Friday, the Buckeyes scored two goals within nine minutes to force overtime against the Orange. Syracuse junior forward Emma Russell then sealed the game with a shot from close range off a rebound in overtime. OSU appeared outmatched early, but managed to fight back late behind its veteran… Read more

Ohio State field hockey prepares for No. 5 Syracuse

August 28, 2014
A team of new talent is about to head to the field for its first test. The Ohio State field hockey team is set to begin its season Friday at 3 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field against fifth-ranked Syracuse with 12 freshmen and one sophomore transfer on a team that finished 6-13 in 2013. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she believes the fresh faces can help improve the program. “It’s a challenge I like to have,” said Wilkinson, who is entering her 19th season at OSU. “They came in with some strong fitness and they’re really working hard to fit into our system.” Wilkinson said she asked a lot of… Read more

Ohio State football alum tackles shoe, streetwear business

June 4, 2014
Dionte Johnson had dreams of becoming a professional athlete like many who have come through Ohio State’s football program. Instead, he found himself in another field. Johnson, a former OSU fullback who played from 2004 to 2007, owns streetwear store Sole Classics, located at 846 N. High St. in the Short North. After graduation, where he received a degree in marketing in 2008, Johnson attended the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp as a rookie in the NFL but was waived before the season began because of an ankle injury. He realized he needed to begin transitioning away from the game he loved. “(I) ended up getting hurt in camp my first… Read more

Public Enemy’s Chuck D kicks off United Black World Month at Ohio State

February 5, 2014
One member of hip-hop group Public Enemy came to Ohio State in promotion of something more important than music. Rapper Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known as Chuck D, spoke Monday night at the Ohio Union Performance Hall as a part of OSU’s opening celebration for United Black World Month. Ridenhour is a rap activist best known for his work in Public Enemy. A crowd of approximately 200 gathered to see and hear Ridenhour speak about America’s youth, specifically those aged 18-24, and how they can change the world around them. “We’re at a time where we’ve used youth as an excuse. Youth is not excuse,” Ridenhour said. He added that… Read more

Album review: DJ Rashad’s ‘Double Cup’ provides party anthems

October 22, 2013
DJ Rashad is an electronic music legend from Chicago who has been instrumental in the evolution of Chicago Juke music as well as the sub-genre of footwork music. Rashad’s newest LP, “Double Cup,” is his debut for the label Hyperdub and is being touted as one of the best representations of the footwork genre to date. DJ Rashad, whose real name is Rashad Harden, does a great job of mixing the fast-paced sounds of electronic music with some great samples that make it sound like it could be a hip-hop instrumental tape. The high-powered bass catches your ear right off the bat with the song “Feelin.” This track almost eases… Read more