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Report: Former Alabama offensive lineman Chad Lindsay to transfer to Ohio State

April 22, 2014
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said he was not pleased with where his offensive line sat following spring practice. However, he appears to have taken a step in further bolstering that unit for his team. Alabama redshirt-junior transfer Chad Lindsay is set to sign with the Buckeyes, according to a report from CBS National college football writer Jeremy Fowler Tuesday. Lindsay, who is listed as 6-foot-2-inches tall and 302 pounds on Alabama’s official roster, is available to suit up right away for the Buckeyes as he has already graduated from Alabama. Lindsay participated in eight games last season for the Crimson Tide, starting four. An OSU spokesman told The … Read more

Ohio State football set to take on Cincinnati in 4th scheduled night game of 2014

April 22, 2014
For the first time in program history, the Ohio State football team is scheduled to play four regular season night games. According to an OSU press release, the Buckeyes’ game against Cincinnati Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium is set to kick off at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The game is slated to be the third night game played in Columbus during the 2014 season, as the Buckeyes will also host Virginia Tech Sept. 6 and Illinois Nov. 1. Those two games are scheduled to start at 8 p.m. The three scheduled night games in Columbus are also a program first. OSU is… Read more

Ohio State 2013-14 athletics: Year in review

April 21, 2014
Some seasons end in championships. Others, losses that make you scratch your head. Some teams show pure dominance in their sport. Others fight just to finish with a winning record. Ohio State sports dabbled in a bit of each of these during the 2013-14 season, as the men’s tennis, men’s lacrosse, pistol and synchronized swimming teams captured at least a share of a conference or National Championship, and redshirt-junior Logan Steiber captured his third-consecutive NCAA wrestling title in addition to senior Joe Totts winning his second individual pistol title. Other squads, like the football, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams, all started hot and won at least 12 straight contests… Read more

Chris Ash, Kerry Coombs, Luke Fickell forming working bond on defensive staff

April 21, 2014
A Buckeye, a Badger and a Bearcat walk into a coaches meeting and have to find a way to work together to save the Ohio State football team’s defense. There’s no punch line for the joke, because it hasn’t had time to be written yet. With the addition of co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash to coach Urban Meyer’s staff — the aforementioned Badger because of a two-year stint with Wisconsin, before spending last season with the Arkansas Razorbacks — to the OSU coaching staff in January, there were bound to be some things that had to be figured out in the coach’s room. Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach… Read more

With added personnel, Thad Matta looking for more production from low post for Ohio State men’s basketball

April 21, 2014
For a time early in Thad Matta’s career as the Ohio State men’s basketball coach, his teams were built around the center position. Terence Dials, Greg Oden, Kosta Koufos, B.J. Mullens and Jared Sullinger were all standout post presences that helped carry the Buckeyes under Matta. But over the last two seasons — since Sullinger left for the NBA after two seasons in Columbus — the Buckeyes have had a bit of a crisis in the post. With junior centers Amir Williams and Trey McDonald — who averaged a combined 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season — trading time down low, the Buckeyes have been forced to… Read more

Evelyn Carrillo winding down career of destiny for Ohio State softball

April 21, 2014
Choosing which college to attend while still in high school can be an unnerving experience for any student-athlete. Location, facilities, education and family all factor into a decision that is going to impact the rest of their lives. For one Ohio State softball player, the decision became more personal than she could have ever imagined. Buckeye first baseman Evelyn Carrillo started playing softball at the age of 5 when her dad, Jose, bought her a bat and ball, and she has been hooked on the sport ever since. At Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif., Carrillo was a four-year captain. College softball coaches across the country began taking notice… Read more

After taking a looser approach, Ohio State baseball set for stretch run

April 21, 2014
With the most treacherous part of the Ohio State baseball team’s schedule already in the books, the Buckeyes are left with a severe limp. After midweek losses at West Virginia and at home against Ball State, OSU sat only four games above .500. The team’s preseason goal of making the NCAA Tournament was quickly slipping away. But the coaching staff lightened the downtrodden mood of the team with a wiffle ball contest before its weekend series against the Murray State Racers, which might have helped the team pick up a pair of wins. “I know we’ve been grinding lately and, obviously, losing isn’t fun. That was really nice to do,”… Read more

Ohio State men’s tennis claims 9th straight Big Ten regular season crown

April 21, 2014
For the ninth consecutive season, the No. 1-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team took home the Big Ten’s outright regular season title and finished the conference season unbeaten. Playing at home in their final two regular season matches, the Buckeyes (27-3, 11-0) defeated Iowa 7-0 Friday to clinch the title, then defeated Nebraska, 6-1, Sunday to finish the conference season unscathed and give redshirt-senior Peter Kobelt a win on Senior Day. “It was tough (at first) being the only senior on a team full of freshmen, essentially,” Kobelt said Sunday after the match, holding the Big Ten Championship trophy tightly. “To be able to go out of here with a… Read more

Ohio State baseball wins weekend series against Murray State

April 21, 2014
In the midst of a slump on the field, the Ohio State baseball team decided to loosen things up in order to get back on track. The Buckeyes were playing tight in their losses to West Virginia and Ball State earlier in the week, redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse said. So to loosen players up and help boost team morale, the coaches decided to have the team play wiffle ball during practice Thursday, which Dezse said helped against Murray State this weekend. “It was nice to just have fun all of us together, I know we’ve been grinding lately. Obviously losing is not fun so that was really nice to… Read more