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10 things to look for at 2014 Big Ten Media Days

July 23, 2014
With kickoff just a little over a month away, the best players from the Big Ten are set to join their coaches for a media frenzy in Chicago scheduled for July 28 to 29. There will be plenty to talk about as the players and coaches take the podium, but here are 10 of the top storylines to look for during the 2014 Big Ten Media Days. 10. Player unionization The topic of player unionization has been discussed throughout the past year with former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter leading the charge for the players. While the discussion of player unionization has died down over the past few months, look for… Read more

7 Ohio State football players on preseason awards watch lists

July 23, 2014
The Heisman Trophy is arguably the most prestigious and recognizable trophy in college football, but seven Ohio State football players have been named to preseason watch lists for other notable awards. Senior quarterback Braxton Miller, who has earned the distinction as Big Ten Offensive Player and Quarterback of the Year for the past two seasons, has been named to the watch lists for the Maxwell Award, the Davey O’Brien Award and the Walter Camp Trophy. The Maxwell Award recognizes the college player of the year as voted on by members of the Maxwell Football Club, coaches and sports writers. The Davey O’Brien Award is presented to the nation’s best quarterback,… Read more

55 students waitlisted for Ohio State housing; officials expect to accommodate all

July 23, 2014
Some Ohio State students looking for on-campus housing have found themselves on a waitlist. Fifty-five students who applied for residence hall housing were on the waitlist as of Friday, Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said. He added, though, that this has happened in past years and “we fully expect to be able to accommodate everyone.” “What we do with the waiting list is, as prospective students cancel, then we move people from the waiting list into those rooms,” he said. He added the cancellation rate this year has been consistent with previous years. According to Student Life Housing, Isaacs said, 10,882 students applied for housing for this school year. Of… Read more

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says individual changes can key Big Ten rise

July 23, 2014
As the Big Ten expands to 14 teams with the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, Gene Smith thinks improvement across the conference will come down to individual schools making changes. The Ohio State vice president and athletic director said in a July 7 interview with The Lantern the Big Ten is already doing its part to boost competition levels. “The conferences is doing its job with the national exposure that we get to the Big Ten Network and all the other contracts,” Smith said. He added this income gives the coaches and programs at Big Ten schools the resources to recruit highly-rated athletes and improve their own teams. Smith also… Read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No. 6: Jeff Heuerman

July 23, 2014
As we rapidly close in on the top five, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season. No. 6: Jeff Heuerman, senior tight end Every season since Ben Hartsock’s 2003 departure, Buckeye fans across the state have been saying “this is the year” an OSU tight end becomes a key part of the passing game. Over time, after repeated underwhelming displays of production from the position, that statement has become a question. Is this the year? After years of failure, 2013 was a step in the right direction. In 2004 and 2005 it was Ryan Hamby’s chance. He’s best… Read more

Ohio State hires Title IX, Clery Act coordinator

July 22, 2014
Ohio State has a new Title IX and Clery Act coordinator. Kellie Brennan, formerly of Columbus State Community College, will be taking on the role, according to an OSU release. She is set to replace Andrea Goldblum, who was named to the position in April 2013. OSU spokesman Gary Lewis was not able to immediately provide details regarding when and why Goldblum is no longer in the position, what Goldblum’s salary was and what Brennan’s salary is set to be. In her new role, Brennan will monitor OSU’s efforts to curb and support victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence, in addition to overseeing OSU’s compliance with the Clery Act.… Read more

Ohio State graduates introduce mix of jazz, orchestral violin concertos in tour of Ukraine

July 22, 2014
When Ohio State alumni and childhood friends Douglas Droste and Christian Howes reunited in February to perform an unconventional orchestral piece, neither musician imagined the international attention a single YouTube recording would garner. “I was kind of shocked and really excited,” said Howes of his initial reaction to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine’s offer to sponsor the musicians’ involvement in an ongoing cultural exchange. Both Columbus natives, Droste and Howes grew up playing together in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra and went on to study under the same violin teacher at OSU, Howes said. A classically-trained violinist who has been playing since the age of 5, Howes graduated from OSU… Read more

Review: New melodic mold awakens in Rise Against’s latest effort

July 20, 2014
Fans of Chicago outfit Rise Against eager to listen to the band’s latest record will be welcomed by a mix of the band’s edgy, older sound, a newly minted blend of backup vocal harmonies and guitar harmonics. “The Black Market,” the punk rock band’s seventh studio album and first since 2011, was released Tuesday and features 12 new tracks. The instrumental work is what has always made Rise Against’s brand of hardcore tick fundamentally, but lead singer Tim McIlrath’s vocal delivery has been the calling card that has differentiated the band from other crowd-rousing modern takes on punk rock. But “The Black Market” could be a sign that points to… Read more

Summer Commencement speaker selection involved students, set to cost $78K

July 18, 2014
Unlike Spring Commencement, students were involved in the speaker selection process that unanimously chose former Interim President Joseph Alutto to speak at Summer Commencement. In addition, Summer Commencement is set to cost nearly $78,000, while Spring Commencement totaled about $420,000, an Ohio State spokeswoman said in an email. This time around, a newly configured Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee composed of three students, four staff members and six faculty selected the speaker rather than a group of top-ranking OSU officials. The three students each represented one of OSU’s student government organizations —Undergraduate Student Government, the Council of Graduate Students, and the Inter-Professional Council. They were selected by the leadership of each… Read more

Joseph Alutto to give Summer Commencement Address

July 17, 2014
Students graduating at the end of Summer Term can expect to hear from former Ohio State Interim President Joseph Alutto, who is set to give the commencement speech. The selection of Alutto came after a unanimous decision by OSU’s new Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee, according to a Wednesday release from OSU. Alutto will speak to an audience of about 9,000 including 1,800 anticipated graduates on Aug. 10 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Alutto will receive an honorary Doctor of Higher Education during the event. “We are honored to have Joseph Alutto address our graduates and their families at the university’s 407th commencement ceremony,” President Michael Drake said in the release.… Read more