Tag: Buckeyes


Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson added to Ohio State men’s basketball roster, to sit out 2014-15 season

April 18, 2014
Seniors Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. might be gone, along with junior LaQuinton Ross and sophomore Amedeo Della Valle, but Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta is not wasting any time filling those vacancies. After announcing that former-Temple redshirt-junior forward Anthony Lee would transfer to Ohio State last month, Matta has secured another inside presence in Trevor Thompson. Thompson, who spent his freshman season with Virginia Tech, can start playing for the Buckeyes beginning in 2015-16 after sitting out for a season per NCAA transfer rules. Thompson tweeted his excitement in joining the Buckeyes on April 13, a day after attending the 2014 Spring Game at Ohio Stadium.… Read more

Ohio State baseball looks to end 2-game losing streak in weekend series against Murray State

April 17, 2014
In order to finish out the final month of the regular season the way it wants to, the Ohio State baseball team needs to regroup in a series away from conference play. “It’s very good for us right now, we need to have some non-Big Ten play,” OSU coach Greg Beals said. After losses at West Virginia Tuesday and at home against Ball State the following day, the Buckeyes (21-17, 4-8) are scheduled to continue their non-conference slate with a three-game series against Murray State (16-18, 9-9) over the weekend at Bill Davis Stadium. Senior pitcher Greg Greve agreed with his coach and said the Buckeyes have to use this… Read more

Ohio State football looking for confidence from young linebackers

April 17, 2014
It was the final night in Ohio Stadium for the Ohio State football team’s senior class. Players like Jack Mewhort, Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde and Corey “Philly” Brown were set to step on the field as players for the last time in the ‘Shoe. One player who, at the time of the game, was thought to be coming back and continuing his Buckeye career was junior linebacker Ryan Shazier. But Nov. 23 against Indiana, Shazier had his most memorable — and final — performance at home. In the 42-14 win, Shazier tallied 20 tackles, the first time a Buckeye did it since A.J. Hawk in 2004. Less than two months… Read more

Ohio-raised tennis players putting stamp on Ohio State men’s tennis

April 17, 2014
The game of tennis ranges all across the globe. No one country stands above the rest. In fact, five different countries are represented in the top 12 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association men’s singles rankings. With the sport being prominent throughout the world, college rosters are littered with players from all over the globe. While the No. 1 Ohio State men’s tennis team is no different, with players on the roster from Croatia, Finland and Germany, what gives them a more “hometown” feel is how three of their starters grew up and played high school tennis in the greater Columbus area. Redshirt-senior Peter Kobelt, redshirt-junior Kevin Metka and redshirt-sophomore Chris… Read more

Much maligned Ohio State football pass defense improved in spring practice

April 17, 2014
Something had to change. After allowing an average of 268 yards per game through the air in 2013 — including getting torched for an average of 377.6 yards in its final three games of the season — the Ohio State pass defense needed a facelift. Gone is former safeties coach Everett Withers, who is now the coach at James Madison University. Gone are former starters Bradley Roby, Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett, as well as Corey “Pitt” Brown, who filled in after Bryant broke his ankle against Wisconsin Sept. 28. Gone is the leadership the departed players provided. Buckeye fans might be wondering who is left to pick up the… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse preparing for high-flying game against Air Force

April 17, 2014
In a clash of the only remaining unbeaten teams left in ECAC play, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (5-6, 2-0) is scheduled to host the Air Force Falcons (8-3, 3-0) inside Ohio Stadium Saturday with first place on the line. Getting hot at the right time, the Buckeyes have won four of their last five after starting the season 1-5, including a convincing win over archrival Michigan in front of more than 17,000 fans last Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. However, OSU coach Nick Myers said the team has put the Michigan game behind them and they are now focused on taking an Air Force squad that is currently one… Read more

Ohio State baseball drops 4th game in last 6, falls to Ball State, 8-6

April 16, 2014
It seems like nothing can go right for the Ohio State baseball team. After falling on the road to West Virginia Tuesday, the Buckeyes (21-17, 4-8) lost their second game in as many days, losing to Ball State 8-6 Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. After the loss to Ball State (25-12, 9-2), where OSU’s coach Greg Beals was in charge for eight seasons prior to coming to Columbus, Beals had nothing positive to say about OSU’s performance this week. “They need to play baseball … we had a poor secondary lead, we had a guy on deck who didn’t tell the guy to slide, we had a guy running to… Read more

Report: Ohio State football redshirt-freshman safety Jayme Thompson to transfer

April 16, 2014
According to multiple reports, Ohio State redshirt-freshman safety Jayme Thompson has been granted his release from the school and will transfer. An OSU spokesman was not able to confirm the release of Thompson, however. “I have not been informed by coach (Urban) Meyer that there has been a change in status with regard to Thompson,” the spokesman told The Lantern in an email Wednesday. Thompson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, redshirted the 2013 season after suffering a broken ankle prior to the start of the season. He never appeared in a game for the Scarlet and Gray. A four-star recruit out of high school, Thompson was also ranked as a… Read more

Inexperienced offensive line has big shoes to fill for Ohio State football

April 15, 2014
At any level, success running the football begins with the offensive line. Even the most talented running backs can only do so much if the big guys in front aren’t making space for them to operate. Those big guys on Ohio State’s offensive line did more than their fair share of space-making in 2013, paving the way for two 1,000-yard rushers in then-senior running back Carlos Hyde and then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller en route to helping the Buckeyes tally 4,321 yards on the ground in a 12-2 season. But that unit had four senior starters — Andrew Norwell, Jack Mewhort, Marcus Hall and Corey Linsley — who all returned from… Read more