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Ohio State professor David Steigerwald urges grads to push past clichés at Autumn Commencement

December 21, 2014
Drawing inspiration from advice he received from students, Ohio State history professor David Steigerwald addressed approximately 2,332 graduates at OSU’s Autumn Commencement Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. “I looked for help by reading dozens and dozens of previous commencement addresses,” Steigerwald said of preparing his commencement speech. “One thing was missing — they all seemed directed to students rather than drawn from them.” To break out of this pattern, Steigerwald said he asked students to share with him what they wished to hear. Many answered that they were tired of clichés and wanted Steigerwald to “make (the speech) real,” he said. “You are so past clichés,” Steigerwald said. “I am… Read more

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

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

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

Ohio State women’s basketball comes up short, falls to Pittsburgh 78-74

December 3, 2014
In a back-and-forth matchup, the Ohio State women’s basketball team lost at home to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The first half saw both teams trading scores with neither able to gain a sustainable edge over the other. With the game tied at 22 apiece, the Buckeyes (4-4) went on an 11-6 run to take a five-point lead with a little more than three minutes left in the half. The Panthers (5-2) closed out the final minutes of the half with an 8-4 run to cut the deficit to one. In the second half, the teams continued to match each other with the lead changing and the game tying several times.… Read more

Missing Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge found dead

November 30, 2014
A body found near East Sixth and Courtland avenues has been identified as that of a missing Ohio State football player, Columbus Police Sgt. Richard Weiner said. Redshirt-senior defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge’s body was found Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. in a dumpster. Tattoos confirmed his identity. It was unclear how long his body had been there, Weiner said. Karageorge appeared to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A handgun was found near the scene. Weiner said the body will be taken to the Franklin County morgue for more tests. Karageorge had been missing since Wednesday at about 2 a.m. His sister, Sophia Karageorge, told The Columbus Dispatch on… Read more

Barrett injured as Ohio State comes from behind to top Michigan, 42-28

November 29, 2014
With Ohio State holding just a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter against Michigan, a record crowd at Ohio Stadium fell nearly silent. Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — thought by many to be a Heisman Trophy candidate — was down on the field with trainers huddled around him. Barrett wound up being carted off the field after sustaining what appeared to be a right leg injury. After the game, OSU released a statement saying Barrett’s injury is a fractured right ankle that will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the season. The release said he is scheduled for surgery on Sunday. Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said… Read more

Columbus protesters respond to Ferguson decision, demand change from Columbus police

November 26, 2014
A sensory overload had developed on the streets of Downtown Columbus Tuesday night in the name of Mike Brown and the Ferguson, Mo., uprising. Lights from police cars flashed as the cruisers blocked then-busy Broad Street, Columbus protesters initiated their first Ferguson-influenced action hollering “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” or “No Justice, no peace! No racist police!” The event was led by several organizers, beginning with some statements near the Franklin Park Amphitheater. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson during the day in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed. Wilson said Brown had been uncooperative after he suspected Brown had stole… Read more

Mirror Lake jump draws 14K Ohio State fans

November 26, 2014
With GoPro cameras strapped to foreheads and shoes duct-taped to feet, approximately 14,000 Ohio State fans crowded into the Mirror Lake area for the annual Mirror Lake jump between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. About 14,000 people attended throughout the night, though “a maximum of 100 students were in the water at any given time,” Administration and Planning spokesman Dan Hedman said in an email. Preliminary numbers indicated there were four medical transports and five arrests for disorderly conduct at Tuesday’s jump. Jumping in Mirror Lake the week before the OSU football game against Michigan is a fan tradition. This year was the second year of increased regulation at… Read more