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Athletes of the Week
• Running back Dan “Boom” Herron topped 100-plus yards rushing for the third time in four games with 175 yards in the 37-7 win over Michigan. He scored on a 32-yard touchdown rush on Ohio State’s first possession of the second half to extend Ohio State’s lead to 31-7 – also extending his consecutive games with a TD to 11. He also had a school record-tying 89-yard rush later in the third quarter. The run tied Gene Fekete’s 68-year-old school record for longest play from scrimmage. Herron broke the 1,000-yard effort for the season and the 2,000-yard mark for his career. He now has 1,068 yards in 2010 – the 27th time an OSU back has topped 1,000 yards for a season – and he has 2,107 career yards to rank 20th all-time in school history.

• Lauren Beachy, a senior defender on the women’s soccer team, scored her first career goal in NCAA quarterfinal vs. Georgetown Nov. 26 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The goal, scored on a first-half penalty kick, proved to be the game-winner in the 2-0 victory advancing the Buckeyes to their first NCAA College Cup appearance.

No. 2 Men’s Basketball (5-0)
Head coach: Thad Matta
• Jon Diebler scored 20 points in a 64-45 win vs. Morehead State Nov. 23. Then David Lighty scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half of his 100th Ohio State victory, leading the Buckeyes past Miami University, 66-45 Nov. 26.
• Jared Sullinger earned his second straight Freshman of the Week award and his first Player of the Week honor after scoring a career-high 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Buckeyes’ 93-75 win at Florida.

No. 7 Women’s Basketball (5-0)
Head coach: Jim Foster
• The Buckeyes came away with an 80-47 victory against East Tennessee State Nov. 22. Samantha Prahalis had 18 points and eight assists while Jantel Lavender had her 60th career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
• Lavender scored 25 points and Prahalis had 21 points and 11 assists, leading Ohio State to an 88-69 win over UNC Wilmington Nov. 28.

Women’s Cross Country
Head Coach: Karen Dennis
• Senior Ellen Birmingham and freshman Meredith Wagner represented the Ohio State Nov. 22 at the 2010 NCAA Cross Country Championships, hosted by Indiana State University’s 6k Wabash Valley Family Sports Complex.

No. 7 Field Hockey (18-5, 5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• Junior Aisling Coyle was named a First Team NFHCA All-American, while sophomore Berta Queralt was a Third Team selection, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced Nov. 22. Coyle is the seventh Buckeye in program history to earn the First Team All-American honor, while Queralt was on the third team for the second straight year.

No. 6 Football (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• Ohio State defeated Michigan, 37-7, Nov. 27 before 105,491 fans in the 107th edition of “The Game” to win a share of its sixth consecutive Big Ten Conference championship and in the process extend its winning streak over its rival to seven straight wins.
• Senior co-captain Brian Rolle, who topped the hit charts in Ohio State’s 20-17 come-from-behind win over Iowa Nov. 20 in Iowa City, was the Big Ten Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week released Nov. 22.
• Luke Fickell, co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, was named AFCA FBS Assistant Coach of the Year, the American Football Coaches Association announced Nov. 23. One assistant coach from the five divisions of college football was selected for their dedication to their teams and communities.

No. 25 Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Therese Hession announced Nov. 23 she has signed two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. The Buckeyes welcome Kendall Prince of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Chantakan Chanpalangsri of Bangkok, Thailand, next season.

Men’s Hockey (5-6-0, 2-4-0-0 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• Junior Danny Dries scored twice, including an extra attacker tally with just 10 seconds remaining, and netted the only shootout goal as Ohio State skated to a 3-3 tie and shootout win with No. 14 Alaska Nov. 26 in Nationwide Arena.
• Ohio State then lost to No. 14 Alaska, 5-2, Nov. 27 in Nationwide Arena. The Buckeyes led, 1-0 after the first and 2-1 after the second period, but the Nanooks tied the game at 5:36 of the third and then scored twice in a 34 second span to pull away, sealing the win with an empty-net goal.

No. 9/10 Women’s Hockey (8-6-2, 4-6-2-2 WCHA)
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Laura McIntosh scored with 3:36 left in regulation and Natalie Spooner tallied a shootout goal as Ohio State tied Bemidji State 2-2 in overtime and won the shootout 1-0 Nov. 26 at the OSU Ice Rink.
• Junior assistant captains McIntosh and Spooner then had a goal and assist apiece and freshman goaltender Lisa Steffes stopped 34 of 35 shots faced as the Buckeyes defeated Bemidji State, 3-1, Nov. 27.
• Jackie Barto signed six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent she announced Nov. 24. The Buckeyes welcome an Ohio native (goalie Stacy Danczak) as well as a pair of twins from Michigan (defensemen Kari and Sara Schmitt) and players from Minnesota (forward Taylor Kuehl), Ontario (forward Danielle Gagné)and Texas (forward Kayla Sullivan).

Men’s Soccer (11-6-3, 4-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
• Ohio State fell to top-seeded Louisville, 2-1, in the third round of the NCAA Championship Nov. 27 at Cardinal Park in front of 4,251 fans. Austin McAnena leveled the score at one in the 52nd minute, but the Cardinals’ Austin Berry netted the eventual game-winner late in the 63rd minute of action to seal their first berth in the round of eight.

No. 17 Women’s Soccer (17-4-2, 8-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
• No. 3-seed Ohio State will continue its run to the NCAA College Cup next weekend after knocking off Georgetown, 2-0, in the quarterfinals Nov. 26 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes advance to their first Final Four in program history. Goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner recorded her fourth shutout of the season with four saves in the win.

No. 21 Women’s Swimming and Diving (4-0)
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
• Sophomore Megan Detro was named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after her five wins last weekend at the Purdue Invitational. Her efforts helped the Buckeyes finish in third-place at the event. Detro won the 50 and 100 freestyles and finished second in the 200 freestyle. She also swam on three victorious relays, leading off the 400 freestyle relay that won in a school record time of 3:19.25 and anchoring the winning 400 medley and 800 free relays, respectively.

Women’s Volleyball (22-11, 10-10 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlson
• Ohio State earned its second-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division I Championship and will face Lipscomb (24-6) Friday at 6 p.m. in the University of Dayton’s Frericks Center in a first round match.
• Ohio State dropped a 3-1 decision (25-19, 25-10, 21-25, 25-22) at No. 15 Minnesota Nov. 26 in the Sports Pavilion. Emily Danks tied for the match-high with 14.5 points each. Danks collected 11 kills (.435), two ace serves and three assist blocks.
• The Buckeyes won 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18) over Iowa Nov. 27 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Danks posted a match-high 20 points with 17 kills (.304), one ace serve and four assist blocks.
• Geoff Carlston announced the signing of three recruits Anna Faul, Erin Sekinger and Taylor Sherwin to National Letters of Intent to play for the Buckeyes beginning in 2011.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Nov. 29-Dec. 12

Nov. 30
Men’s Basketball at Florida State, 7:30 p.m.
Tallahassee, Fla.

Dec. 2-3
Men’s and Women’s Swimming at Miami Invitational, TBA
Oxford, Ohio

Dec. 2
Women’s Basketball vs. Virginia, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 3
Women’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame, 4 p.m. (NCAA Semifinal)
Cary, N.C.

Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 4
Women’s Volleyball vs. Lipscomb, 6 p.m. (NCAA First Round)
Dayton, Ohio

Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 5
Women’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma, 6 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 9
Men’s Basketball vs. IUPUI, 7 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Dec. 10-11
Men’s Track – Kent St. Early Bird, TBA
Kent, Ohio

Dec. 10
Women’s Hockey at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Hockey at Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.
Bowling Green, Ohio

Dec. 11
Women’s Basketball at Syracuse, 1 p.m.
Syracuse, N.Y.

Women’s Hockey at Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Hockey at Bowling Green, 7:05 p.m.
Bowling Green, Ohio

Dec. 12
Men’s Basketball vs. Western Carolina, 2 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Wrestling at Edinboro, 2 p.m.
Edinboro, Pa.