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D’Angelo Russell double-double leads Ohio State past No. 23 Indiana, 82-70

January 25, 2015
The script was the same, and for the second game in a row it was a happy ending for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The Buckeyes started slow, trailing 9-2 in the opening minutes, but fought back at home to upset the visiting No. 23 Indiana Hoosiers, 82-70, on Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. Senior guard Shannon Scott said the recent success by opposing teams in the early going against the Buckeyes has been frustrating. “For some reason everyone starts out hot on us,” Scott said after the game. “I think we did a great job of not getting frustrated about that. I think we did a great job… Read more

45K celebrate homecoming of national champions

January 24, 2015
About 45,000 fans cheered for the Ohio State football team at Ohio Stadium on Saturday in what was the Buckeyes’ second public celebration at OSU after winning the National Championship in Texas. The first welcome event, meant to be just for students, was held at the Ohio Union on Friday. The event at Ohio Stadium included an appearance from the OSU Marching Band, crowd cheers and speeches, including Mayor Michael Coleman announcing in a video message that a street sign will be placed at Lane Avenue and High Street, naming it “The Undisputed Way.” Andrew Ginther, president of the Columbus City Council, presented the sign to Coach Urban Meyer at… Read more

Fire reported on North Campus construction site

January 20, 2015
A construction vehicle caught on fire at a North Campus construction site Tuesday evening. No one was hurt, said Lt. Pete Dragonette of University Police, and the only damage was to the construction vehicle itself. The vehicle was near a building under construction, but there was no structural damage to the building, he said. The construction vehicle, a boom crane, was a “total loss,” Dragonette added. Dragonette said the police department did not have a cause of the fire yet. “The construction workers were done for the day, and the vehicle just caught on fire,” Dragonette said. Students and staff walking by saw columns of smoke and white steam as… Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated with march and service

January 19, 2015
Nearly 47 years after his death, Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered at Ohio State for his support of nonviolent expression and the changes he helped bring about during the Civil Rights movement. About 25 students gathered at the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march of remembrance. Participants marched to the Ohio Union, where university buses transported them to the King Arts Complex, a cultural and educational center located on the near east side of Columbus. From there, they marched to the Lincoln Theatre, a performing arts space situated in Columbus’ King-Lincoln district, and joined the City of Columbus’… Read more

Podcast: Ohio State football post-season wrap-up

January 16, 2015
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In this episode, Colin Hass-Hill and Dan Herbener take a look back at the Buckeyes’ National Championship season. They begin by discussing Ohio State’s victory in Dallas over the Oregon Ducks, focusing on the impressive play by Ezekiel Elliot and the offensive line. Then, the hosts give their thoughts on how this impacts Oregon, Ohio State and the Big Ten before giving early predictions for the 2015 Ohio State football season.… Read more

Rev. Al Sharpton calls on students to continue civil rights ‘struggle’

January 15, 2015
Civil rights figure Rev. Al Sharpton called on today’s young generation to continue the activism for civil rights and carry on “the struggle” in a dialogue and discussion event presented to Ohio State students at the Ohio Union on Wednesday night. “In this time, with these challenges, do what Dr. (Martin Luther) King (Jr.) did in his challenges,” Sharpton told The Lantern in an interview after the event. “Do what Dr. King did…and lead to real change and lead to lasting change.” The college-age generation, Sharpton added, “has come into its own and we’re counting on them to continue to the struggle.” Sharpton earlier talked on stage to Jamal Watson,… Read more

Ohio State campus weddings the perfect marriage of fandom, meaning

January 13, 2015
Dressed in all white, the bride-to-be walked hand in hand with her fiancé through the Oval, nostalgic with Buckeye memories. “My husband and I are both Ohio State fans and have a huge affinity and passion for the university, so it couldn’t have been more perfect,” Ciana Krymskiy, OSU Alumni Association associate director of stewardship, recalled of her wedding. Krymskiy and her husband, a 2005 OSU alumnus, were married on June 8, 2013, at the Browning Amphitheater with a view of Mirror Lake. The ceremony was followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing in the Performance Hall and Potter Plaza of the Ohio Union. Surrounded by friends and family,… Read more

Goal posts torn down, tear gas used, several arrested after National Championship win

January 13, 2015
While confetti rained down on the national champions in Arlington, Texas, tear gas filled the air in Columbus. Columbus Division of Police used pepper spray and a SWAT team deployed tear gas on High Street as Ohio State fans swarmed the campus area — High Street, Mirror Lake and Ohio Stadium in particular — in a celebration over a national title victory. OSU won against Oregon, 42-20, to win the National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. According to a Tuesday press release from Columbus Police, approximately 200 people were involved in a break-in at Ohio Stadium, which resulted in damage to an entrance gate and a goalpost being… Read more

In wake of National Championship win, campus life, classes carry on

January 13, 2015
After Ohio State won the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, for the most part, classes went on as normal Tuesday morning. “People need to remember that most of us did come to play school,” said Becca Freeman, a second-year in psychology and pre-dentistry, talking about celebrations on High Street after the Oregon game that were broken up by police. “I was actually surprised by how many people showed up to my 8 a.m.,” Freeman said. “It was only half-full, but organic chemistry wasn’t probably the first choice of students who had just watched Ohio State win the national title.” Others students, like Kevin Branco, a second-year… Read more