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Urban Meyer announces April 11 as date for 4th annual Student Appreciation Day

February 27, 2015
After winning its eighth national title in school history, the Ohio State football team and coach Urban Meyer are set to show their gratitude yet again. In an email to students Friday, Meyer announced that OSU will host the fourth annual Student Appreciation Day on April 11, one week before the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. In the email, Meyer said more details will be released “in the coming weeks” regarding the event, which in years past has been held at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Olentangy River Road where the Buckeyes traditionally practice. Meyer added in the email that, “There will be opportunities to take pictures with the… Read more

Phil Jackson could face fine over comments about Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell

February 27, 2015
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson could face a tampering fine from the NBA for making comments about Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, according to multiple reports. Jackson was on hand at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night to watch Russell and his OSU teammates dispatch Nebraska, 81-57. According to Cleveland.com, Jackson made comments about Russell as he was leaving the arena. “He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.” The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, meaning they will likely have a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in June. Russell is currently projected to be among those top five picks. Multiple reports… Read more

Jae’Sean Tate ‘a truck’ in Ohio State’s blowout win over Nebraska Cornhuskers

February 26, 2015
An NBA coaching legend was in Columbus to likely scout a freshman from Louisville, Ky., but it was a native son who stole the show for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. Freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate scored a career-high 22 points in an 81-57 drubbing of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night. The Pickerington, Ohio, product scored 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting in the first half alone, finishing from all over the floor, including a 3-pointer. Tate, who has become known for his relentless effort on the court, earned high praise from his coach after the game. “There’s not a selfish bone in him,” OSU coach… Read more

Russell exits early as Ohio State routs Nebraska, 81-57, with Phil Jackson looking on

February 26, 2015
With arguably the greatest basketball coach in recent memory watching courtside, the Ohio State men’s basketball team got back on track at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) bounced back from back-to-back losses in emphatic fashion, defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 81-57, Thursday night. Playing in OSU’s first home game in more than two weeks, freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate said it felt good to be back in front of a home crowd. “It definitely feels good to be home. It feels like we haven’t been home in forever. But I just think the team buckled down,” he said. “We needed this win and we just came together and started playing… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse to put 3-game win streak on the line vs Bellarmine

February 26, 2015
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has its sights set on a Big Ten title for the first time ever. Fighting to fulfill that aspiration, the team is now four games into its non-conference schedule before the inaugural Big Ten season. The Buckeyes (3-1) have tallied three straight wins, but earned individual recognition for outstanding performances by senior midfielder Jesse King, senior defenseman Evan Mulchrone and freshman midfielder Trevor Hodgins. The trio won the Big Ten Offensive, Defensive and Freshman Players of the Week, respectively. Currently the third-highest scorer in the Big Ten, King brought his season goal tally to 12 by scoring a total of 10 in his last… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey aims to block shots on way to wins

February 26, 2015
Blocking shots is considered to be a game tactic by some, and desperation hockey by others. That seems to have been the dilemma throughout the NHL recently, and now the topic has found its way into the world of college hockey. According to the the website SportingCharts.com, a blocked shot is “an attempted shot on net that is prevented from reaching the net due to being blocked or deflected by an opponent.” For the Ohio State men’s hockey team, blocked shots have always important. Last season, the Buckeyes ranked seventh in the NCAA with 15.54 blocks per game. Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple said for a shooter to get the puck… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball trying to right the ship before postseason play

February 25, 2015
With just four regular season games remaining before tournament play takes over the college basketball landscape, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is limping back to Columbus. Having played eight of its last 12 games on the road, the Buckeyes have lost three of their last five games including back-to-back losses to Michigan and Michigan State. The good news for OSU is that three of its last four games are set to be played at the Schottenstein Center, with the last road game coming against Penn State next Wednesday. OSU coach Thad Matta said he knew months ago that the current stretch of road games could make or break the… Read more

Buckeyes aim to continue Cornhusker lockout

February 25, 2015
Most top-tier basketball teams have the luxury of coming home to a state of the art locker room nowadays. While the same can be said for the Ohio State men’s basketball team as they return home after suffering back-to-back road losses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t seen their lockers in days. After a 74-46 drubbing from Iowa on Sunday, Nebraska coach Tim Miles banned his players from the friendly confines of the Cornhusker facilities. While some might think that style of motivation is drastic, OSU coach Thad Matta said it doesn’t surprise him. “You would be shocked at how many coaches do that. You hear coaches talk about doing that all… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball looks outside the roster for practice competition

February 25, 2015
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has found that the best way to improve in its craft might not be to simply practice against itself. The Buckeyes have composed their own practice team of male players to scrimmage against on a daily basis because coach Kevin McGuff said he believes it is the best way for his players to get better. “I have always done it,” McGuff said. “The boys can push and challenge our kids and make it a tough environment, I like that.” The male opponents are typically OSU students brought in by the coaches. Those coaches then leave it up to these men to find more players… Read more

Ohio State men’s tennis set for start of Big Ten play

February 25, 2015
Coming off of one last win before its first Big Ten match, the Ohio State’s men’s tennis team has its sights set on more familiar opponents, possibly in unfamiliar conditions. Eleven of the No. 8 Buckeyes’ final 15 matches are part of Big Ten play, with the first conference match coming Friday against Penn State in State College, Pa. “All the teams are really used to each other because they’ve played so many times,” redshirt-junior Chris Diaz said. “It’s definitely a different atmosphere (than non-conference play).” Winning the Big Ten Championship is a primary goal for OSU, and the Buckeyes are ready for the fight it will take, Diaz added.… Read more