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Ohio State men’s basketball tops James Madison for 5th straight win

November 28, 2014
The Ohio State men’s basketball team missed back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, but the Buckeyes never relinquished their lead after Marc Loving connected from deep on their third possession. Loving — a sophomore forward — made another long ball less than three minutes later before the Buckeyes (5-0) opened up an 11-point lead just over five minutes into their 73-56 win against James Madison (4-2) on Friday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU led by double digits for the final 34:57 of the contest. But despite the perpetual lead, the Buckeyes allowed the Dukes to move within 10 at the half and struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game… Read more

Urban Meyer issues statement asking for help in search for Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge

November 28, 2014
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer released a statement Friday afternoon praising the hard work of senior defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge — who was reported missing Thursday morning — and asking for anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts to come forward. “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Kosta Karageorge and we pray that he is safe and that he is found soon,” Meyer said in his statement. “He is a young man who joined the football team in August and was a hard worker on the field and pleasant off the field. He has been an important player in practice for us, right up until the time… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey set for post-holiday tournament

November 28, 2014
Steak N’ Shake doesn’t serve turkey patties, so three years ago Ohio State men’s hockey forward Nick Schilkey celebrated Thanksgiving with a thin slab of beef and blended ice cream. Schilkey’s experience, while seemingly unorthodox, was not unusual for a hockey player in the United States Hockey League. “It was good, but not your typical thanksgiving meal,” Schilkey said. “We always had games so it wasn’t like I could go home for the weekend.” On Thursday, the Buckeyes reveled in a similar experience.  The team ate Thanksgiving dinner on the road before it plays in the Shillelagh Tournament in South Bend, Ind. “I haven’t been home for seven years for… Read more

OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge reported missing

November 27, 2014
Two days before the 2014 edition of “The Game” between Ohio State and Michigan, an OSU football player has been reported missing. Senior walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge, who also was a member of the OSU wrestling team for three years, was reported missing by his parents on Thursday morning. According to a Facebook post from Karageorge’s mother, Karageorge has been missing since 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, and the family filed a missing persons report hours later. The post also explained that at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Karageorge’s phone was pinged in the Grandview area of Columbus. Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge is missing, per his… Read more

Balanced Ohio State downs Campbell, 91-64

November 26, 2014
For five minutes, the Campbell Camels kept it close. But five minutes later, the No. 16 Ohio State men’s basketball team held a 20-10 lead after going on an 11-2 run. The Buckeyes (4-0) held a 45-22 lead at halftime, but only outscored Campbell (1-3) 46-42 in the second half on their way to a 91-64 win Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Sophomore forward Marc Loving said there were portions of the game — particularly in the second half — when the Buckeyes were lacking in energy. “We relaxed at times,” Loving said after the game. “Spurts in the game we needed to regroup and we didn’t. Definitely take… Read more

Buckeye men’s basketball looks to improve new-look defense against Camels

November 26, 2014
While the competition might not be as strong for the Ohio State men’s basketball team early on, the Buckeyes are looking to work on the changes that have come with a new season. The Buckeyes are working four freshmen into a lineup that has just three regular season basketball games under its belt. With a game against Campbell looming Wednesday night, OSU coach Thad Matta said he wants to see his team improve on one particular thing. “Movement defensively, the reads of where we are supposed to go. I think that is probably the biggest thing we took out of Sunday night’s game,” Matta said Tuesday. “We did a lot… Read more

Ohio State women’s volleyball set for final home game on senior night

November 26, 2014
Looking for its 20th win of the season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team is set to play Minnesota in its final home game of the year Wednesday night. The No. 20 Buckeyes (19-11, 10-8) are looking to send their senior class out with a win against the Golden Gophers (18-11, 8-10). There are four seniors on this year’s women’s volleyball team: middle blocker Anna Faul, outside hitter Erin Sekinger, setter Taylor Sherwin and defensive specialist Alyssa Winner. Sekinger, who is from Columbus, said that the she’ll miss the atmosphere inside St. John Arena. “I’m just really excited to play my last home game at St. John Arena,” Sekinger said.… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball set for 3 games in 3 days in Virgin Islands

November 26, 2014
Following a three-game home stand, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to travel to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam tournament. The Buckeyes are 2-2 for the season after a 96-86 win at home against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday. OSU is now set to play in three games over a three-day span while in the Virgin Islands. Coach Kevin McGuff said he wants the team to experience the toughness that comes with playing in a tournament. “I want our players to get a feel for that,” McGuff said. “It is a bit challenging physically and mentally and I want them to have to go through… Read more

Noah Spence’s Ohio State career ends; ruled ineligible for Big Ten play

November 25, 2014
Noah Spence’s career as an Ohio State Buckeye has officially ended. After multiple failed drug tests stemming from the end of the 2013 season to September, former OSU defensive end Spence has been ruled permanently ineligible for athletic competition by the Big Ten Conference, OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said in a released statement Tuesday night. Smith said that Spence appealed his permanent ineligibility, but was ultimately denied. “The Ohio State University Department of Athletics had assisted Noah and his family leading up to an appeals process that took place today,” Smith said. “While we are disappointed in the outcome, we are pleased that Noah has come… Read more

Ohio State remains at No. 6 in College Football Playoff rankings

November 25, 2014
The Ohio State football team remained at No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings which were announced Tuesday evening. Staying at No. 6 marked the first time the Buckeyes did not jump in the rankings since they opened up the inaugural CFP rankings at No. 16 after a 31-24 double overtime win against Penn State Oct. 25. OSU remains the highest ranked team in the Big Ten as Wisconsin fell in at No. 14 after escaping Iowa 26-24 while the Michigan State Spartans came in at No. 10 after routing Rutgers 45-3. The Minnesota Golden Gophers rounded out the Big Ten teams in the rankings coming in at No.… Read more