Tag: Buckeyes


Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 7: Doran Grant

July 16, 2014
With three down and seven to go, The Lantern continues its rundown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes as their 2014 kickoff is less than two months away. No. 7: Doran Grant, senior cornerback Looking back at the Ohio State football team’s 2013 campaign, it is easily apparent that the team’s achilles heel was located at the cornerback position. Even though he was supposed to be OSU’s shutdown corner last season, former Buckeye Bradley Roby had a number of slip-ups in covering the opposition. Journeymen receivers like California’s Chris Harper and Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis each had 100-plus yard games against Roby, who consistently gave up big plays throughout the… Read more

Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith unsure if arrests can be completely eliminated

July 9, 2014
At least one high-ranking Ohio State athletics official is unsure if there will ever be a time when a year will pass without a student-athlete finding him or herself in trouble with the law. On the heels of former Buckeye football player Tracy Sprinkle’s arrest, OSU vice president and athletic director Gene Smith said in an interview with The Lantern Tuesday he doesn’t know if “we’ll ever get to that utopia.” “It’s been like this for almost 30 years now, every year there’s something,” Smith said. “You know, people put themselves in positions where they just shouldn’t be, and they need to learn that.” Sprinkle was arrested early Saturday following… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 8: Ezekiel Elliott

July 8, 2014
With two already listed, the top-10 most important Buckeyes continues as the countdown to kickoff stands at just eight weeks. No. 8 Most Important Buckeyes: Ezekiel Elliott, sophomore running back Amidst a season filled with outstanding offensive output, Carlos Hyde became OSU coach Urban Meyer’s first 1,000-yard back – despite having missed the first three games of the season. Half a year later, Hyde is a member of the San Francisco 49ers and the Buckeyes are looking to fill the 1,521-yard hole that he left. Fortunately for OSU, roaming the sidelines for the Buckeyes during the 2013 season was a former four-star running back prospect, built almost exactly in the… Read more

OSU football player Tracy Sprinkle dismissed from team

July 7, 2014
Tracy Sprinkle is no longer a member of the Ohio State football team, an OSU spokesman confirmed to The Lantern Monday afternoon. Sprinkle was arrested in Lorain County early Saturday morning and charged with rioting, failure to disperse, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia following a bar fight. According to the spokesman, Sprinkle’s status with the team will be re-evaluated at the end of the legal process. Sprinkle, who was set to be a defensive lineman for the Buckeyes, plead not guilty to all charges Monday morning, according to multiple reports. Sprinkle, who had yet to see the field in his time in Columbus, was a 2012 Associated Press first… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 9: Devin Smith

July 3, 2014
With nine weeks to go before the kickoff of the 2014 Ohio State football season, The Lantern is in its second week of a 10-week series to highlight the 10 most important OSU football players for the upcoming season. No. 9 Most Important Buckeye: Devin Smith, senior wide receiver Smith, who is most notable for his speed and athleticism as well as his gravity-defying acrobatics and one-handed catches, returns to lead OSU’s receiving corps into 2014. Smith’s highlight reel began rolling in 2011 when the 12th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers led Ohio State 29-26 with 30 seconds left on the clock. Then-freshman quarterback Braxton Miller scrambled out of the pocket and delivered… Read more

Ohio State assistant men’s golf coach resigns

July 1, 2014
Ohio State assistant men’s golf coach Ryan Potter has resigned after four seasons. Potter resigned to “pursue other professional opportunities” in intercollegiate athletics, an OSU press release said. He joined OSU’s staff in 2010 after spending two years at University of Mississippi as an assistant coach. “I want to thank (coach Donnie Darr) for the opportunity he gave me four years ago,” Potter said in a released statement. “I have learned so much at Ohio State and I truly enjoyed working together to help our student-athletes both on and off the golf course.” Potter earned a base salary of $44,587 in 2013. Darr said in a released statement he was … Read more

Aaron Craft, LaQuinton Ross join NBA Summer League

June 27, 2014
The 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night might have come and gone without an Ohio State player being selected, something that last happened in 2006, but two former Buckeyes are already taking the next steps toward their NBA dreams. Forward LaQuinton Ross and guard Aaron Craft have each agreed to take part in the 2014 NBA Summer League – Ross with the Los Angeles Lakers and Craft with both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Golden State Warriors, according to multiple reports. The NBA Summer League is scheduled to take place in Orlando from July 5 to 11 and in Las Vegas from July 11 to 21, allowing players such as… Read more

Former Ohio State tennis player loses to Andy Murray at Wimbledon

June 25, 2014
A midweek clash of tennis titleholders saw a former Buckeye get international exposure playing in all-white instead of scarlet and gray. The gentlemen’s singles draw of the Wimbledon Championships produced a second-round matchup between Ohio State product Blaz Rola and the Grand Slam tournament’s defending champion, Great Britain’s Andy Murray. Murray won the match, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0, Wednesday morning. Rola, who became OSU’s first-ever NCAA singles champion in 2013, has since moved on to the professional circuit and faced the third-seeded Murray at the All England Club in London. Rola, representing his native Slovenia, is currently ranked No. 92 worldwide in the ATP Rankings and competing in his first Wimbledon… Read more