Author Archive: Hayden Grove

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Review: Michael Bublé caters to all with a clinic of classics

July 27, 2014
If you didn’t know whose name was on the marquee Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center, you wouldn’t have been able to figure it out from the concert-going clientele waltzing around the concourse. Older women, young men and even toddlers, all dressed in any-and-every attire imaginable, filled the halls before making their way down to the dimly lit arena. When the curtain opened and a clean cut, bow tie-clad crooner stood front and center, however, the eclectic audience immediately made sense. From the time the curtain lifted until it came crashing down at show’s end, Michael Buble made a marked effort to cater his versatile vocals to each group of… Read more

Opinion: Paradoxical journeys led LeBron James and me home to Ohio

July 14, 2014
The droplets trickled down my face, falling and creating mini oceans upon the speckled floor of the gym, when he uttered those unforgettable words. With a tank top and the chiseled physique I could only dream of, he walked towards me as the words slid so nonchalantly out of his mouth and into the air. “LeBron’s coming back,” the stranger said. “He’s coming back to Cleveland.” — Quite ironic that the announcement of LeBron’s arrival came amidst a workout, as workout routines were something that I’d never done as a boy in South Florida. Even as a high school football player taught daily the importance of rigorous workout regiments, I… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 8: Ezekiel Elliott

July 8, 2014
With two already listed, the top-10 most important Buckeyes continues as the countdown to kickoff stands at just eight weeks. No. 8 Most Important Buckeyes: Ezekiel Elliott, sophomore running back Amidst a season filled with outstanding offensive output, Carlos Hyde became OSU coach Urban Meyer’s first 1,000-yard back – despite having missed the first three games of the season. Half a year later, Hyde is a member of the San Francisco 49ers and the Buckeyes are looking to fill the 1,521-yard hole that he left. Fortunately for OSU, roaming the sidelines for the Buckeyes during the 2013 season was a former four-star running back prospect, built almost exactly in the… Read more

Opinion: Kyrie Irving’s new contract offers new hope for Cleveland Cavaliers

July 2, 2014
On April 15, 2013, as the final buzzer sounded, he ran toward the locker room and wasn’t seen again for the rest of the evening. It was simultaneously the final game of the 2012-13 season at Quicken Loans Arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers and “Fan Appreciation Night” —  a night dedicated to the thousands of Clevelanders who watched the Cavs put together another atrocious campaign. While many players stood on the hardwood following the game to toss their shoes, uniforms and promotional giveaways into the audience as a sign of their appreciation, Kyrie Irving could not be bothered. All of a sudden, the 21-year-old prodigy, who offered a ray of… Read more

Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross join NBA Summer League

June 27, 2014
The 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night might have come and gone without an Ohio State player being selected, something that last happened in 2006, but two former Buckeyes are already taking the next steps toward their NBA dreams. Forward LaQuinton Ross and guard Aaron Craft have each agreed to take part in the 2014 NBA Summer League – Ross with the Los Angeles Lakers and Craft with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors, according to multiple reports. The NBA Summer League is scheduled to take place in Orlando from July 5 to 11 and in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21, allowing players such as… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 10: Tyvis Powell

June 25, 2014
With the 2014 Ohio State football season quickly approaching, The Lantern is kicking off a 10-week series that will highlight the 10 most important OSU football players heading into the season. The countdown consists of a weekly column and will be based on a list of players compiled by the sports staff at The Lantern Media Group. Each of the staff members put together their own individual list of the 10 most important players going into the 2014 season and upon the completion of each, a final list was made combining the cumulative rankings in a point-based system. No. 10 Most Important Buckeye: Tyvis Powell, redshirt-sophomore defensive back It’s rare… Read more