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Urban Meyer praises Larry Johnson hire, breaks down keys to Penn State matchup

October 21, 2014
Four days before the Buckeyes are scheduled to take the field against Penn State, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer took to the Big Ten teleconference to discuss a quality coaching addition, keys to the Penn State matchup and the development of some young Buckeyes. OSU (5-1, 2-0) is set to take on the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2) after beating Rutgers, 56-17, last weekend. Meyer said losing Mike Vrabel to the NFL was like losing a key player. “You can’t replace him with a lesser quality coach.” He added that he “pinpointed” Larry Johnson when he first got to OSU, and brought him in after Vrabel left. “He’s done a great… Read more

Former Nittany Lion Larry Johnson fully invested in Ohio State

October 20, 2014
As the Ohio State Buckeyes prepare to return to State College, Pa,. for the first time since 2012, one particular OSU coach is returning to a place he called home for nearly two decades. OSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson is set to return to Beaver Stadium for the first time since leaving Penn State for a job with the Buckeyes in January. After nearly 20 years as a Nittany Lion assistant, Johnson said returning to Beaver Stadium will be an unusual experience. “It will be different. First time. You spend 18 years at one place for a long time, then you walk back in there, different sideline, place you’ve… Read more

From class clowns to the ‘class president,’ Ohio State’s wide receivers are a tight-knit group

October 20, 2014
More than any other position group in football, wide receivers have a reputation for being divas. At Ohio State, that reputation might not be lost when stepping into wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s room. “We definitely have divas, yes, we have divas,” redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall said Monday. “I can’t tell you their names ‘cause they’re my brothers, but we have divas in the wide receiver room.” But earlier on Monday, Smith rejected the idea of there being any divas in the room. “Certainly not here,” he said. “That’s elsewhere, everywhere else.” But for the Buckeyes — while that diva attitude might be present depending who you ask — the… Read more

University registrar: Old class scheduling processes time consuming, cumbersome

October 20, 2014
With a little less than three months until the start of Spring Semester, the pressure on Ohio State students to begin sorting through courses and creating class schedules might seem overwhelming. But the current process is much less time-consuming than those used in OSU’s past, said Brad Myers, the university registrar executive director in enrollment services. “Could we do it in a shorter period of time? Sure,” Myers said. “(It’s) a purposeful decision just to make it (function) as smoothly and efficiently as possible.” Myers said that prior to the independent student scheduling web-based software used today, students were once required to schedule over the phone using touch-tone requests. “It’s… Read more

Students from Texas have mixed reactions about going home with threat of Ebola

October 20, 2014
After at least three cases of the Ebola virus were diagnosed in Texas recently, some Ohio State students from the Lone Star state have mixed reactions about going back. “I kinda didn’t want to go back (home) for Thanksgiving break, so we’re going to go to Virginia, but I think I’m still going to go back for Christmas,” said Chris Estridge, a second-year in chemical engineering. Estridge is from Rockwall, a suburb east of Dallas. Others like Tory Berryman, a first-year in chemistry who is also from Rockwall, have said they are not too concerned about the virus. While she said she will be flying home for Halloween and Christmas,… Read more

Activist Juan Gonzalez: US could fix its immigration problem

October 20, 2014
The United States might be the cause and the solution for Latin American immigration issues, one activist said. That’s the argument Juan Gonzalez, a reporter and a columnist for the New York Daily News and an activist for Latino rights, made on Monday to about 30 students and faculty in Hale Hall as part of a series for the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Gonzalez, who has written two books on immigration policy and underprivileged groups, “Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America” and “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media,” argued not… Read more

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s use of ‘sexist,’ Beyonce’s new bangs both a little bold

October 20, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Taylor drops the ‘S’ bomb Set to release her new album, “1989,” next Monday, Taylor Swift is (finally) retaliating against all those wild and wacky critics who label her as a whiney, boy-crazy looney tune who uses her past relationships as her own personal piggy banks. “That’s a very sexist angle to take,” Swift preached on Australian radio show “Jules, Merrick and Sophie” — and she’s right. “No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes,… Read more

Ohio State students take Quidditch from fantasy to field

October 20, 2014
Logistically, the Harry Potter series’ magical flying sport does not make sense for Muggles — or nonmagical people — to play. But where there is a will, there is a way. “When I’m suiting up for a match or practice, there is definitely not ‘Harry Potter’ running through my head,” David Hoops, a four-year member of Ohio State’s Quidditch team, said. Including OSU’s team, there are more than 300 collegiate Quidditch teams in North America, Australia and Europe under the organization US Quidditch — nonprofit that saw its beginning in 2010. However, there are a few things about the way US Quidditch collegiate teams operate that don’t directly match the… Read more

Despite offensive explosion, Urban Meyer believes Buckeyes can play better

October 20, 2014
Following a 56-17 shellacking of Rutgers on Saturday, the Ohio State football team is looking ahead to its next challenge, a night game in State College, Pa., against Penn State. The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) are set to play just their second true road game of the season against the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2). OSU coach Urban Meyer met with the media Monday to discuss the upcoming game and recap the Rutgers win. Meyer made a point to thank the OSU fans for continuing to come out in big numbers. Ohio Stadium ranks first in the country in average attendance thus far in 2014. Meyer said he was pleased with the… Read more

J.T. Barrett picks up 2 more Big Ten weekly awards

October 20, 2014
Fresh off a 56-17 shellacking of Rutgers, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett picked up his fifth and sixth Big Ten weekly awards of the season. The redshirt-freshman quarterback from Wichita Falls, Texas, was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the week for the second time and added his fourth Freshman of the Week award of the season. He connected on 19 of 31 pass attempts — including completing his first nine throws — for 261 yards and three touchdowns against the Scarlet Knights. Barrett also led the Buckeyes with 107 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, doing so on just seven carries. Barrett has led the Buckeyes to a 5-1… Read more