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No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball rolls to 97-55 win over North Carolina A&T

December 17, 2014
A change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season. Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night. The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a  three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.… Read more

After Cinderella Season, OSU Women’s Volleyball falls to Wisconsin in NCAA Tourney

December 15, 2014
The Ohio State Women’s Volleyball team started off the 2014 season unranked. They managed to pull together a 21-11 record by the end of the regular season and made it to the 3rd round of the NCAA tournament where they faced off against the Big Ten champs in the Wisconsin Badgers. In a close match, Ohio State lost to Wisconsin in five sets by a final score of 15-12 on December 12, 2014 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky.… Read more

Podcast: Ohio State football recap, analysis

December 10, 2014
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In this episode, Colin Hass-Hill and Dan Herbener discuss the Buckeyes’ 59-0 win in the Big Ten Championship Game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Then they talk about the final College Football Playoff rankings and comment on the controversial teams left out of the final four.… Read more

Booze, books and the balance: How does alcohol play into the college culture?

December 9, 2014
On a recent Saturday in Columbus, bars opened before 6 a.m. to accommodate for the gameday ahead. That’s how early some Ohio State fans started drinking in anticipation of the noon football game against the University of Michigan. Earlier that week, about 14,000 people had flocked to Mirror Lake for the annual tradition where fans jump into the lake to show — in some way — their disdain for Michigan and love for the Buckeyes. Many of the people who jumped were intoxicated, and four medical transports and four arrests were made at Mirror Lake that night, according to the University Police log. It’s events like those of Beat Michigan… Read more

About 200 people rally on Ohio State’s campus to protest Ferguson decision, police brutality

December 9, 2014
“From Ferguson to Columbus, we demand justice!” protesters chanted on the Oval. A group gathered at the green space at 4:30 p.m. on Monday to rally in protest of the Ferguson decision and other instances of police brutality. Organizers estimated there were about 200 people in attendance. “I’m really glad the OSU community came out so strong today,” Timothy Singratsomboune, a fourth-year in ethnic studies, said. “We want to show the Columbus P.D., the OSU campus P.D. and the city government that the whole community takes this issue very seriously and it’s not just one or two of us.” Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally shot by… Read more

First Glance: Super Smash Brothers for Wii U

December 8, 2014
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Super Smash Brothers for Wii U is the newest version of Nintendo’s fighting game series Super Smash Brothers. It was developed by Bandai Namco Games and directed by the series creator Masahiro Sakurai. Another version was released for the Nintendo 3DS, and both are rated for ages 10 and up. Super Smash Brothers for Wii U is a fighting game for up to eight players. Unlike other fighting games, the object of Super Smash Brothers is not to deplete the opponent’s energy. Instead, you must batter the opponent until they are fatigued and can be knocked out of the fighting arena. The cast is a composite of 50 different characters… Read more

Situations at Florida State, North Carolina a reminder of potential campus emergencies

December 7, 2014
It was gut-wrenching. The bangs didn’t register as gunshots — until a frantic librarian was heard calling 911. That’s how Sarah Evans, a fourth-year in sport management at Florida State University, described her growing fear as she realized her life was in danger. Evans was just 30 feet around the corner from an entrance to Strozier Library when an armed gunman opened fire in the library on Nov. 20. In the midst of attempting to discern what was happening, she saw a man bleeding on the ground behind a desk. “I was just standing there, frozen kind of … and that’s when I was like, ‘Holy crap, I gotta get… Read more

Second half surge propels Ohio State women’s basketball to win over Winthrop, 66-52

December 7, 2014
After a lackluster first half, the Ohio State women’s basketball team swung the momentum to defeat visiting Winthrop (S.C.), 66-52, on Sunday. Coach Kevin McGuff said a renewed intensity allowed OSU to take control of the second half. “We really attacked a lot better in the second half,” McGuff said. “We got more stops, more turnovers (that) allowed us to play in transition a little bit more, and overall generated more quality shots.” The Buckeyes (5-4) opened the game with a 9-3 run in the first five minutes of the half. Winthrop (4-3, 1-0) rallied back, though, and score 10 unanswered points to take the lead. The Eagles continued to… Read more

Buckeyes blank Wisconsin, 59-0, to win Big Ten Championship Game

December 7, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — With a quarterback making his first collegiate start under center, the Ohio State football team shut out Wisconsin, 59-0, to lock up its first-ever Big Ten Championship Game victory. At the 9:24 mark in the third quarter, redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones found senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a 42-yard touchdown. The play — which was the third scoring connection between the Buckeyes’ duo — extended OSU’s lead to 45-0 and cemented the win, keeping the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff hopes alive. Jones was under center after redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was ruled out for the season after fracturing his ankle against Michigan last week. A day after… Read more

The Campus Chimes: Big Ten Championship

December 5, 2014
Grant Miller is joined by Geoff Hammersley to talk about whether or not the Ohio State football team can win its first conference championship in four years. Matt McGreevy drops by to give an update on OSU men’s hockey, while the women’s volleyball team readies itself for the NCAA tournament. … Read more