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Ohio State men’s basketball announces Big Ten slate

August 21, 2014
Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta announced the Buckeyes’ 2014-15 Big Ten Schedule in a Thursday evening press release. A new-look OSU roster — now without Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr., LaQuinton Ross and Amedeo Della Valle — will open its conference schedule against the Iowa Hawkeyes Dec. 30 at the Schottenstein Center. “The roster this year is one I’m anxious to see blend together over the course of the season,” Matta said in the release. “We have leadership and experience in a senior class that has continued to improve over the years and a freshman class that has proven itself at the high school level. “I believe our… Read more

Ohio State confident in J.T. Barrett after losing Braxton Miller to injury

August 20, 2014
When a team loses its best player, not many expect the days following to be very positive. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said that was not the case following the news that senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the entirety of the 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday. “It would be hard to say it wasn’t — maybe the best practice we’ve had since our staff has come to Ohio State,” Meyer said Wednesday. “High energy, especially for practice 20. Really impressed.” On Saturday, Meyer announced redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett had earned a slight edge on redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones for the backup quarterback position. With Miller out for the… Read more

Most Important Buckeyes for 2014 — No. 2: Taylor Decker

August 20, 2014
With less than two weeks until Ohio State kicks off against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, The Lantern countdown of the most important Buckeyes enters its final stages. No. 2: Taylor Decker, junior offensive lineman On an offensive line littered with competition and unknowns, one bastion of the block stands tall. When he first arrived on campus in 2012, the 6-foot 7-inch, 315-pound behemoth was described by coach Urban Meyer as glossy-eyed and unsure of his place in the OSU football program. Now, Meyer uses words like “captain” and “leader” in reference to No. 68. In what will be his first season as the premier pass-blocker on the… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball set for home-and-home series with Connecticut

August 20, 2014
The Ohio State men’s basketball team is scheduled to play a home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut, coach Thad Matta announced Wednesday via a press release. OSU’s matchup with the Huskies is set to begin Dec. 12, 2015 when the Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Connecticut. The Huskies are then scheduled to visit Columbus Dec. 12, 2016 at the Schottenstein Center. According to the release, the 2015 game will take place in one of two locations: the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn., or the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. The Buckeyes hold a 3-1 all-time record against Connecticut, with the most recent matchup coming in 1992 when OSU… Read more

Ohio State football may turn to “a good one” in J.T. Barrett following Braxton Miller injury

August 19, 2014
With the start of its season less than two weeks away, the Ohio State football program may need to turn to its bench before the opening kickoff. If senior quarterback and potential Heisman Trophy candidate Braxton Miller’s shoulder injury is significant, the Buckeyes will likely rely on redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett to lead the offense during Miller’s absence. Throughout the spring and into fall camp, it was redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones who was the front-runner to backup Miller, but according to coach Urban Meyer, Barrett has overtaken that position. “(Barrett) has moved slightly ahead of (Jones) in the quarterback derby,” Meyer said Aug.16. “That is because of his opportunities…he has grown up… Read more

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller reportedly out for season

August 19, 2014
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after re-injuring his shoulder Monday, according to a Tuesday afternoon ESPN report. Miller, expected to be a Heisman Trophy candidate this season, re-injured his throwing shoulder at practice Monday afternoon, a source close to the team told Lantern TV. According to the source, the team had not yet been informed of Miller’s status as of early Tuesday afternoon. He originally injured the shoulder last season in OSU’s loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Miller was held out of spring practice and limited through the first portion of fall practice. OSU… Read more

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Tom Herman experienced coaching backup quarterbacks

August 19, 2014
With senior quarterback Braxton Miller’s health status in doubt after he re-injured his shoulder on Monday, Ohio State football fans won’t have to look far to see how the current coaching regime does when a signal-caller goes down. Coach Urban Meyer and co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman were both around just last season when Miller missed two full games, and the majority of another, after injuring his knee. Miller was first injured on OSU’s opening drive against San Diego State Sept. 7, 2013. Then-backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, who has since graduated, entered the game and passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-7 victory. Guiton’s success… Read more

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder

August 18, 2014
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller has re-injured his shoulder at practice after saying he was “100 percent” Monday morning, a source close to the team told The Lantern TV Monday evening. According to the source, Miller is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. The severity of the injury, as well as how long Miller will be out, was not yet clear as of Monday night. Miller, who missed two full games and most of another in 2013 because of a knee injury, initially injured his shoulder during OSU’s season-ending loss to Clemson in the Orange Bowl. He underwent offseason shoulder surgery before sitting out all of spring practice.… Read more