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Ohio State professor: History has well written the dangers of climate change

December 18, 2014
Turn on the news, open your laptop: A resounding sense of calamity and crisis — foreboding headlines of climate change, terrorism and that fear-mongering favorite, Ebola — will greet you like a swift slap to the face. And yet against this backdrop of increasingly global, ever-urgent crises, Ohio State professor and acclaimed historian Noel Geoffrey Parker looks to the past — to eerily similar parallels in history. His most recent work, “The Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century,” was recently awarded the British Academy Medal, an annual recognition of “landmark academic achievement” by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The book, which… Read more

Booze, books and the balance: When drinking goes too far

December 17, 2014
When he came to college, Michael Langley spent so much time drinking alcohol that he recalls failing every class his first semester and eventually getting kicked out of school. He said he thinks he got a 0.0 GPA when he was a freshman at the University of Akron, but he didn’t realize that he had been drinking so heavily. He didn’t start consuming alcohol until that first semester, but said once he did, it just felt right “I was an athlete in high school and I was pretty straight-edged, didn’t do anything wrong. I remember drinking for the first time with friends (in college) and just really feeling like I… Read more

Ohio State’s Joey Bosa named 1st team AP All-American; J.T. Barrett, Michael Bennett make 3rd team

December 16, 2014
Individual awards kept rolling in for the Buckeyes on Tuesday as one player was named a first team Associated Press All-American and two others picked up third team honors. Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa was named to the first team while senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett and redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett each garnered third-team honors. The first team All-American selection for Bosa adds to an already successful awards season, as Bosa was a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik — given to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player — and the Rotary Lombardi Award for the top lineman or linebacker in the country. Bosa was also named the Big Ten Defensive… Read more

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman named head coach at Houston

December 15, 2014
Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has officially been named the next head coach at Houston, the school announced Tuesday. Herman is set to be introduced at Houston in a Friday press conference, the school announced in a press release. His contract spans five years and is worth $6.75 million. The release said Herman will stay with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff until OSU’s run in the College Football Playoff comes to an end. “This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to come back to Houston and lead one of the top programs,” Herman said in the release. “I am looking forward to working with… Read more

Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett finishes 5th in Heisman Trophy voting; Oregon’s Marcus Mariota wins

December 13, 2014
Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting after a record-setting season as the Buckeyes’ starter. Barrett — who fractured his ankle in OSU’s regular season finale against Michigan — led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record as a starter and set school records for total touchdowns, total yards and passing touchdowns in a season. His 45 total touchdowns also set a new Big Ten single-season record, breaking the mark previously held by current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native finished behind Heisman winner and Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper, Wisconsin redshirt-junior running back… Read more

No. 12 Ohio State tops Morehead State, 87-71, in Thad Matta’s 500th career game

December 13, 2014
In his 500th game as a collegiate head coach, Thad Matta led the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team to a 16-point victory over Morehead State for his 385th career win. Matta is 282-84 in his 11 seasons at OSU and 385-115 overall. He’s just 15 wins away from tying Fred Taylor for the most wins in program history. After the game, Matta said he feels like he’s coached even more than those 500 games over his career. “Yes it does, maybe a 1,000,” Matta said. “I didn’t know that (it was 500 games) until yesterday. I was joking when I gave the pregame speech today, I walked out… Read more

Ohio State women’s volleyball NCAA Tournament run comes to an end against Wisconsin

December 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky., — After advancing into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team’s came to a sour end. The No. 18 Buckeyes (23-12) lost to Big Ten foe No. 2 Wisconsin for the third time this year. Despite the loss, the Buckeyes’ still managed to do something they couldn’t in two matches against the Badgers during the regular season by winning two sets. Wisconsin swept OSU on Sept. 28 and then again on Nov. 21 before the Buckeyes took its 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 12-15) loss in Louisville, Ky. After the loss, OSU coach Geoff Carlston said the match was sloppy as neither… Read more

Ohio State student dies in collision

December 12, 2014
An Ohio State student died Friday. Stephanie Fibelkorn, 21, whose major was listed as mechanical engineering in an OSU directory, was killed in a crash downtown at Broad and High streets. A Columbus city engineer, Bill Lewis, was in critical condition at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center from the collision, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Fibelkorn was an intern from Lewis’ office. The two were crossing Broad Street when a truck and a school bus crashed into one another at about 10 a.m. “We are so saddened by the loss of Stephanie, and our hearts are heavy for her family, friends and loved ones. The support and services of the university… Read more

Braxton Miller’s father reportedly says quarterback plans on returning to Ohio State

December 12, 2014
Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller intends to return to the Buckeyes next season, his father said, according to a Friday article in The Columbus Dispatch. “Unless something drastic changes, that’s his plan, that’s why he went to Ohio State,” Kevin Miller said, according to The Dispatch. “He loves Ohio State. So right now that’s what the plan is, to come back and do whatever he can do to help the team make it to the playoffs again next year and win the title.” Braxton Miller was widely considered to be a Heisman Trophy candidate coming into the season, but tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp.… Read more