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Opinion: Numbers prove Heuerman’s statement regarding Miller and LeBron correct

August 27, 2014
As he sat a front an assortment of reporters at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman nonchalantly answered a hypothetical question with a hypothetical question of his own. “How important is it for Braxton Miller to stay healthy?” a reporter inquired.  “How important is it for Cleveland to keep LeBron (James) healthy?” Heuerman retorted. While the answer lead to laughs, little did Heuerman, or anyone else standing in that room at the Hilton Chicago, understand just how important that seemingly insignificant back-and-forth would become.  As the news of Miller’s torn labrum in his throwing shoulder spread through the Internet like wildfire a week… Read more

From England to the Bahamas, current and former Ohio State athletes had an active summer

August 27, 2014
As the roar of students on campus fell to a whimper with the Columbus spring turning into summer, the decrescendo was certainly not felt by the many Ohio State athletes who continued their endeavors into the summer months. While some Buckeyes graduated and took the next steps in their individual athletic careers, others competed for championships and still more traveled the world, representing OSU. Men’s basketball One of the teams that had a busy summer, though their season officially ended in the spring, was the OSU men’s basketball team. The summer began for the men’s basketball team with the announcement that the Buckeyes, along with North Carolina, UCLA and Kentucky,… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 — No. 2: Taylor Decker

August 20, 2014
With less than two weeks until Ohio State kicks off against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, The Lantern countdown of the most important Buckeyes enters its final stages. No. 2: Taylor Decker, junior offensive lineman On an offensive line littered with competition and unknowns, one bastion of the block stands tall. When he first arrived on campus in 2012, the 6-foot 7-inch, 315-pound behemoth was described by coach Urban Meyer as glossy-eyed and unsure of his place in the OSU football program. Now, Meyer uses words like “captain” and “leader” in reference to No. 68. In what will be his first season as the premier pass-blocker on the… Read more

Opinion: Braxton Miller’s chance to cement legacy potentially ruined by injury

August 19, 2014
When he announced in early January that he would be returning to Ohio State for one final ride along the banks of the Olentangy, Braxton Miller had a chance. A chance to rush or pass for the 505 yards he needed to become OSU’s all-time leader in total offense. A chance to win 11 games to become the all-time winningest quarterback in OSU’s history. A chance to throw for the six necessary touchdowns to own the record for total passing touchdowns as a Buckeye. A chance to pass for the 2,256 yards he needs to become OSU’s all-time passing yards leader. A chance to score the single touchdown he needed… Read more