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Player compensation, staying out of trouble highlight end of Big Ten Media Days

July 29, 2014
CHICAGO –– According to Ohio State’s Michael Bennett, everybody wants money, but that doesn’t necessarily mean college athletes need it. “Yeah, I would like more money, but who wouldn’t?” Bennett asked. The senior defensive lineman said you can’t simply say college athletes need more money without further explanation, at which point it’s important to look more into what how student-athletes spend their money. “I think it’s kind of hard to just say they need more money, because then you have to say, ‘well, for what?’” He said. “That’s when you start getting into the details and stuff.” Bennett said it’s important to learn how to manage your money as a… Read more

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Urban Meyer has “worries” about College Football Playoff

July 29, 2014
CHICAGO –– Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer expressed his concerns with the new College Football Playoff system during day two of the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Meyer said Tuesday that while he believes the new system will be “great,” he worries about “fan fatigue, student-athlete fatigue and student-athlete family fatigue.” “We were talking about that at dinner last night,” Meyer said. “If I am (OSU senior defensive lineman) Michael Bennett’s family, and we go on a nice run, you can plan on spending $20,000 going to the Big Ten Championship Game, going to the semi-final game and going to the championship game.” Meyer said he was worried… Read more

Past losses bring camaraderie, fuel for Ohio State football team

July 29, 2014
CHICAGO –– Coming off back-to-back losses to close out the 2013 season, the 2014 Ohio State Buckeye football team is excited to get back to work. OSU senior tight end Jeff Heuerman said the losses to Michigan State and Clemson that finished what was shaping up to be a historic season have become lessons learned. “You just got to learn from your mistakes,” Heuerman said. “You can take a positive out of any situation. We have the experience now that we didn’t have last year going into the Big Ten Championship Game and that we didn’t have going to a BCS bowl.” OSU coach Urban Meyer said he hopes his… Read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 5: Dontre Wilson

July 29, 2014
With the first five already accounted for, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season. No. 5: Dontre Wilson, sophomore H-back Ever since the Southeastern Conference began to dominate the college football landscape in 2007, fans from other regions of the country have been reminded that their favorite teams don’t possess enough quickness to beat schools from the SEC. When coach Urban Meyer took the reins at OSU in November 2011, he made it clear that he intended to change that: the Buckeyes were going to get a lot faster. After an undefeated campaign in 2012, the puzzle of… Read more

R. Kelly pulled from Fashion Meets Music Festival lineup after backlash

July 28, 2014
R. Kelly has been pulled from the lineup of Columbus’ inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival following negative reaction from both bands and sponsors in regard to the R&B artist’s headlining spot on the bill. Kelly was scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 in Nationwide Arena. After the festival announced Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kennedy, as the headliner, two Columbus-based rock bands, Damn the Witch Siren and Saintseneca, announced that they would no longer perform at the festival. Damn the Witch Siren withdrew from FMMF July 3, while Saintseneca withdrew July 23. “We feel (R. Kelly’s) selection as a performer ignores his very serious allegations… Read more

2014 Big Ten Media Days: Urban Meyer talks question marks, defensive line a bright spot for Ohio State

July 28, 2014
CHICAGO –– To start his time at the 2014 Big Ten Media Days, Urban Meyer was ready to answer the first question before it was ever asked. “Our quarterback –– I know we’ll get asked that question –– is ready to go,” the Ohio State coach said during his opening statement. “He’s full speed, in the best shape of his life.” That quarterback, senior Braxton Miller, came in ninth in the 2013 Heisman Trophy voting before injuring his shoulder during OSU’s Orange Bowl loss to Clemson in January. Miller’s status heading into 2014 has been a lingering question mark, and the Buckeyes are without former-backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, who set… Read more

Rivalries, expansion, rule changes headline first day of 2014 Big Ten Media Days

July 28, 2014
CHICAGO –– It may only be July, but the Big Ten football season is already heating up. The discussion of rivalries in the realigned Big Ten Conference was a point of emphasis Monday as a coach from each of the 14 teams took to the podium, and the coaches from the top two Big Ten teams from last year did not agree on what constituted a rivalry. Reigning Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said he believes the rivalries within the East Division will make for a competitive 2014 season. “Great games and a lot of games, a lot of teams that have built-in rivalries.… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State officials acted unfairly in firing marching band director

July 27, 2014
Letter to the editor: While I do not officially represent the views of the Ohio State University Marching Band or the TBDBITL Alumni Club, I believe I can speak for a very large and unified group of  former band members and their families, friends and supporters that feel that officials from the Ohio State University have acted harshly, unfairly and without just cause in terminating its director, Jonathan Waters. Many of us personally know Jon Waters, and many of us happen to have been former band members who have spent time under Jon’s leadership as assistant and head director. We want to state loud and clear that, while we do… Read more