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March 27 

Men’s Hockey

OSU is up for challenge Columbus Dispatch – To provide some extra motivation, Markell enlisted the help of Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock. The Buckeyes practiced Wednesday in Nationwide Arena, and Hitchcock gave the boys a pep talk before they took the ice.

 

Top-seeded Terriers, Buckeyes to clash in second …
Laconia Citizen – Laconia,NH,USA
The Buckeyes finished fifth in the CCHA with a 13-11-4 record (with three shootout wins). This will be the first time in Markell’s tenure that Ohio State

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s Basketball

Emotional reunion Columbus Dispatch – Former OSU coach VanDerveer to face Buckeyes on Saturday

“Sweet 16” on Palestra.net …

 

Baseball

Buckeyes eager for Big Ten play Columbus Dispatch – Five victories in six games, including a stunning 7-1 upset of second-ranked University of Miami in Coral Gables, let Big Tens teams know Ohio State might not be the pushover it was in 2008 when conference play begins today.

Penn State begins conference play against OSU
The Daily Collegian Online – University Park,PA,USA
This weekend, the Penn State baseball team (13-8) will host the No. 28 Ohio State Buckeyes (18-3) at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to open the Big Ten season

Bad day for Indians’ Lewis revives old questions – Cleveland Plain Dealer – Former Buckeye was 4-0 as a big league starter in 2008.

Men’s Lacrosse

Live Video Available For Saturday’s Men’s Lacrosse Game At Ohio State
Quinnipiac Bobcats – CT,USA
The Buckeyes have defeated Detroit, Bucknell, Fairfield and Robert Morris this season, while also falling to nationally-ranked Navy and Penn State.

Football

Chat with James Laurinaitis
ESPN – USA
Jonathan (Westerville, Ohio): What’s your best memory of Columbus and Ohio State in your four years as a Buckeye and would coach Tressel ever allow you to

Cleveland Browns to host workouts for local products Hoyer, Massey, Boone

Cleveland Plain Dealer Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer, Michigan tight end Mike Massey and Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone are among a handful of local players who will work out for the Browns April 14 in Berea.

Men’s Basketball

Ohio State’s Mullens jumping to NBA
The Associated Press

OSU’s Mullens heads to NBA Columbus Dispatch – B.J. Mullens gave Ohio State University fans only a hint of his basketball potential this season.

OSU scholars vs. NBA dollars Cleveland Plain Dealer – Last year when the Ohio State NFL prospects decided to pass up the pros for their senior seasons, Thad Matta asked Jim Tressel how he got the players to come back. Tressel said it wasn’t him – it was the school.

March 26

Women’s Basketball

OSU women’s basketball: Point guard’s passion has dramatic effect Columbus Dispatch – What happened on the Ohio State women’s basketball team this season seems to violate the basic rules of chemistry.

Washington: Big Ten overlooked in NCAA tournament – The Daily …
The Daily Collegian – “And for us — as a team we competed with Purdue, we competed with Ohio State and Michigan State.” The Buckeyes easily advanced to the regional semifinals last weekend, while the Boilermakers and the Spartans pulled off double-digit

Big Ten Network: Women’s teams in the NCAA Tournament  

Is parity slipping into women’s basketball?

The Associated Press – ‎I think it’s exciting. You’re looking at the future of women’s basketball. Of course, as long as Stanford’s in there, I like it.

Duke’s loss opens the door for Stanford women San Jose Mercury News

Baseball

Lewis, Reyes earn spots in Indians’ rotation

USA Today – ‎(AP) Former Ohio State Left-hander Scott Lewis and right-hander Anthony Reyes will open the season as the Cleveland Indians’ fourth and fifth starters.

Scott Lewis wins a spot in rotation for Indians Akron Beacon Journal

Cleveland Indians decide on left-hander Scott Lewis to fill out … The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com

Men’s Soccer

Wizards will have to play without Espinoza Kansas City Star – Former Buckeye Roger Espinoza, in his second year with the Wizards, will be part of the Honduras national team that plays Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday night in a World Cup qualifier. Honduras also plays another World Cup qualifier April 1 against Mexico.

Men’s Basketball

Wrapping up a 22-11 Buckeye season
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
The Rating Percentage Index was right on regarding Ohio State. It ranked the Buckeyes 32nd, basically on the border of making it to the second round. …

March 25 

Baseball

Hurricanes’ bats subdued by Buckeyes
MiamiHerald.com – Miami,FL,USA
Ohio State limited the University of Miami to one hit, and the Buckeyes handed the seventh-ranked Canes their fifth loss of the season,

Ohio State hurlers lead upset over No. 2 Miami
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
A trio of Ohio State pitchers, led by starter and winner Alex Wimmers, one-hit No. 2 Miami and the Buckeye bats did more than enough to secure a 7-1 victory …

Lewis, Reyes earn spots in Indians’ rotation
AP: Former Ohio State Left-hander Scott Lewis and right-hander Anthony Reyes will open the season as the Cleveland Indians’ fourth and fifth starters.

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 18 Buckeyes Still Rolling; Beat Cal
Lacrosse Magazine Online – Baltimore,MD,USA
This was the sixth-consecutive win for Ohio State. The Buckeyes took a 9-3 lead over the Bears into halftime; Kelly Haggerty had five goals and Rachel Hawes

California Falls to No. 16 Ohio State; Buckeyes Go 8-1
LaxPower – Philadelphia,PA,USA
The Golden Bears’ record fell to 4-7 after losing their fourth straight game and dropping to 3-4 in the all-time series with Ohio State. The Buckeyes

Men’s Lacrosse

Ohio State Downed by No. 17 Colgate
LaxPower – Philadelphia,PA,USA
The game opens Great Western Lacrosse League play for the Buckeyes. Ohio State opened the scoring early in the first quarter before Colgate went on a

Men’s Basketball

Hayward’s wayward foot brings back ’71 faux pas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USA
Marquette fans might recall a similar circumstance in the tournament in 1971, when the Golden Eagles played Ohio State on March 18, 1971, in the semifinals

Football

Pomp and circumstanceColumbus Dispatch -So, take a bow, James Laurinaitis, Brian Robiskie, Marcus Williams and Andrew Moses, for earning your degrees after winter quarter.

Two QB system possible | lansingstatejournal.com | Lansing State …
All eyes on: The Buckeyes struggled at times on offense last year, and that was when they had star TB Chris “Beanie” Wells. With Wells leaving early for the NFL, Ohio State must find a replacement, possibly third-leading rusher Dan

 

March 24

Women’s Basketball

Hello, Sweet 16  Columbus Dispatch “It’s been very good. It was a good, solid crowd; the Nationwide Arena crew did a great job, and the Ohio State staff has been on top of everything.” Rick Nixon, NCAA tournament rep

Made-over Buckeyes now flashier under Foster Jackson Clarion Ledger – “They are an athletic team up and down the floor,” MSU coach Sharon Fanning said. “I don’t think you can find a point guard anywhere in the country that can push it and find people any better than (Prahalis).”

Making some noise

Big Ten Network – Big Ten champion Ohio State advanced to its first Sweet 16 since 2005 with a close win over Mississippi State, while Purdue is also headed to the regional semifinals after upsetting North Carolina on Monday night.

Even in wake of past upsets, Foster, Buckeyes coolly go about business Columbus Dispatch “It’s a way to keep your mind off things. Really, that’s why we play sports. We’re a diversion from reality.” Jim Foster.

OSU’s pressure gets to MSU late Columbus Dispatch The game was a full-court, full-speed encounter between two fast, athletic teams. In the end, the Buckeyes proved a tick faster

Photos: OSU women advance to Sweet 16 Columbus Dispatch

Defense down the stretch helps Ohio State women end their NCAA slump, reach Sweet 16  Cleveland Plain Dealer  COLUMBUS — Point guard Sammy Prahalis jumped in the air, center Jantel Lavender caught her and that, Ohio State, is what you do when you’ve made the Sweet 16.

Four things Doug Lesmerises thinks about the NCAA Women’s Tournament Cleveland Plain Dealer  1. I told Ohio State women’s coach Jim Foster recently that B.J. Mullens should come to his practices to watch Jantel Lavender in action. He said a lot of the men’s players actually stop by on a regular basis, and his players watch the men practice, too. He said they all appreciate good basketball. So, reminder to the men, more women’s practices to watch this week.

Columbus crowd watches Ohio State advance
Sports Network – USA
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Jantel Lavender posted 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the third-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes to a 64-58 victory over the

(11) Mississippi State 58, (3) Ohio State 64

ESPN – ‎It wasn’t easy, but impressive performances by a pair of young stars helped Ohio State find a way to reverse its recent trend of surprising first-round

BERKELEY BRACKET: OHIO STATE 64, MISSISSIPPI STATE 58: Defense …
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
But the Buckeyes ran off the game’s final 10 points. “[It was] the little things down the stretch,” Mississippi State coach Sharon Fanning said.

Palo Alto Online – Palo Alto,CA,USA – The victory set up an interesting contest between the Cardinal and third-seeded Ohio State in the Berkeley Regional at Haas Pavilion on Saturday. VanDerveer coached at Ohio State before venturing west, and Buckeyes’ freshman guard Samantha Prahalis played on the USA Women’s U18 National Team with Ogwumike and Boothe.

Men’s Hockey

OSU hockey thrilled by second chance; preparing for Boston U. in NCAA tourney

Cleveland Plain DealerCOLUMBUS — It’s a second chance for a team that left Alaska the previous weekend after losing in the quarterfinals of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament thinking its bubble had burst.
Next game: OSU vs. Boston University at Manchester, N.H., Saturday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2

Baseball

Rollins upsets No. 23 Ohio State; ULM gets by Harvard; USD beats Brown
College Baseball Insider – Richmond,VA,USA
In Winter Park, Fla., Bryan Bennett belted a two-run homer in the first to spark Rollins past Ohio State at Alfond Stadium. Bennett finished with three hits

Men’s Basketball

OSU insider Evan Turner finished as one of nine players in NCAA Division I to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals, shot 50.3 percent from the field and ranked 26th nationally in free throws made.

March 23

Athletics 

Football Stars Among New OSU Graduates

WBNS-TV Football players James Laurinitis and Brian Robiskie were among the more than 1,800 Ohio State University students graduating at Winter Quarter ceremonies on Sunday.

WCMH-TV:New Graduates Enter “Real” World 

Women’s Basketball

This star is part of a constellation Columbus Dispatch – To someone looking in from one of those boxcar-big observatory telescopes, Jantel Lavender probably resembles the sun in the Ohio State women’s basketball universe with 11 tiny teammates orbiting around her. Game preview: Ohio State vs. Mississippi State

Bulldogs’ trio sticks together  Columbus Dispatch  

Mississippi State no charity case
Boston Herald – United States
the third-seeded Buckeyes (28-5) to an easy win against the No. 14 Pioneers (25-8) in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State will play Mississippi State tomorrow in

Men’s Hockey

NCAA Update: Road to the Frozen Four & More | vees:blog
Zac Dalpe and Cory Schneider will see tournament play in their rookie seasons as the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked #4 (of 4) in the Northeast Bracket. Schneider has to overcome a mid-season injury and fight his way back into the

Tough schedule helps Buckeyes garner NCAA bid Columbus Dispatch – The Ohio State men’s hockey team waited a week to learn if it would get a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Its chances were diminished after losing a playoff series to Alaska on March 15, but a tough schedule and some quality wins gave the Buckeyes hope that they would be rewarded.

Terriers top dogs in experts’ eyes
Boston Globe – United States
It would be easy to assume that the Terriers will roll past the Buckeyes (23-14-4) given that BU has one loss in its last 21 games (17-1-3) and Ohio State

Wrestling

Peers name Ohio State’s Ryan national wrestling coach of year Columbus Dispatch  

Baseball

Sunday’s Big Ten baseball recap – Big Ten Network
OHIO STATE 9, HARTFORD 8: No. 22 Ohio State won its ninth consecutive game with a 9-8 win over Hartford on Sunday at Chain of Lakes Field. Ohio State (17-2) starting pitcher Ross Oltorik pitched a career-long five innings, allowing just one run off six hits to Justin Miller led the Buckeyes offensively with four hits and three RBI. The senior captain recorded his 55th career multi-hit game and his three RBI represented the 35th time he has had multiple RBIs in a game.

Baseball Falls 9-8 to Ohio State in Sunshine State Finale
Hartfordhawks.com – CT,USA
in Florida with a 9-8 loss to Big Ten foe #22 Ohio State on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks fall to 1-10 in 2009, while the Buckeyes stand at 17-2 overall.

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes await word from Mullens, look ahead
SportingNews.com – USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a quick knockout in the NCAA tournament, for the third year in a row the big question surrounding Ohio State’s program is: Will

 

March 22

Wrestling

OSU second to Iowa Columbus Dispatch

Title eludes grasp of Buckeyes The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com

Defending champ blocks ODU’s Williams from title bid

The Virginian-Pilot – ‎As it turned out, both the atmosphere and the opponent – Ohio State star J. Jaggers – were overwhelming. Williams’ thrilling run finally ended with a 10-4

Iowa takes second straight title | HonoluluAdvertiser …
The Buckeyes had three finalists, most in the field, but lost to unbeaten top seeds at 133 and 184 pounds. Top seed Franklin Gomez (27-2) of Michigan put an early dent in Ohio State’s title hopes with a 5-4 decision at 133 over Reece

Favored Iowa repeats as NCAA wrestling champ  AP J Jaggers repeated as champion at 141 for Ohio State, which led after the first two rounds …

Women’s Gymnastics 

Women’s Basketball

Freshman leads Ohio State in NCAA women’s opener
The Detroit News – Detroit,MI,USA
Ohio State’s dynamic freshman point guard scored a career-high 23 points to go with seven assists and lead the Buckeyes past Sacred Heart 77-63 on

Fearless Prahalis boosts Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

Prahalis’ swagger makes her hard to miss Columbus Dispatch

Moeller responds to setbacks Columbus Dispatch

Photos: Women’s NCAA Round 1 at Nationwide Arena Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Basketball

OSU men need talent as well as continuity
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
For Ohio State fans looking for something to cheer about it, that is about as good as it gets. Assuming Turner and Buford return, the Buckeyes will not only

Little mistakes led to loss Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State men’s basketball team gets schooled in the class of …
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
Dayton- Every Ohio State men’s basketball player should plop in front of the television to watch No. 1 Pitt meet No. 8 Oklahoma State today and consider it

Buckeyes can’t close the deal, lose in double overtime to Siena, 74-72
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
The key stretch: Ohio State chose to inbound to 56 percent free throw shooter BJ Mullens ahead four points with 56 seconds to play in regulation.

Buckeyes lose when the foul never comes
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
AP HEADLINES by Doug Lesmerises Ohio State coach Thad Matta was calling for a foul after OSU point guard PJ Hill made two free throws with 9.1 seconds left

Men’s Gymnastics

Michigan crushes Buckeyes in first road win since 1977
Michigan Daily – Ann Arbor,MI,USA
For the first time since 1977, Michigan beat Ohio State in Columbus, 357.60-349.70. Michigan not only got its highest overall score of the year but

Athletics

Your Ohio State questions answered
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
Rick Shoemaker, New Carlisle, Ohio. Aey, Rick: With no seniors on the roster, the Buckeyes wouldn’t have a scholarship available for next season unless

Buckeye booster eyes NCAA basketball tournament; Stow City Council …
Stow Sentry – Stow,Ohio,USA
Being a Buckeye fan was rarely better than it was in 2002 when Ohio State won the national championship in football, defeating the University of Miami in

 

March 21

Wrestling

OSU puts three in finals, leads Iowa Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes hold lead in NCAA wrestling championships Columbus Dispatch

Jaggers, four other Buckeyes advance

The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – ‎St. Louis- He’s known throughout the country as a big-stage performer, and Ohio State senior J Jaggers showed Thursday in the opening rounds of the NCAA

Ohio State poised to make title run at NCAA Division I wrestling …

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ‎Buckeyes senior J. Jaggers (27-7) will try to defend his title at 141, taking on Old Dominion’s Ryan Williams (39-3). Jaggers placed seventh in 2007.

14-second pin highlights quarterfinals

The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – OSU wrestlers continued to put on a show at the Scottrade Center as senior and defending national champ J. Jaggers (141) stunned Iowa State junior Nick

Fencing

PSU leads OSU after four rounds

The Daily Collegian Online – ‎ The first day of the 2009 NCAA Fencing Championships saw the Penn State fencing team get out to a hot start and end up in an enviable

5 questions for NCAA fencing champion Andras Horanyi

Colorado Daily – ‎Horanyi, 22, arrived at Ohio State in 2005 as one of the nation’s most heavily recruited junior fencers. He chose the Buckeyes over two other fencing powers

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes fall hard to relentless Saints Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes get burnt by Siena
Toledo Blade – Toledo,OH,USA
Siena prevailed 74-72 in double overtime, handing the Buckeyes their first defeat in the NCAA’s opening round since Ohio State lost to Utah State 77-68 in

Siena pressure proved Buckeyes may need …
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
Up 41-30 with 14:30 to play, Ohio State turned it over eight times in the next six minutes as Siena rallied, the Buckeyes several times unable to advance

Turner had the shots to make a difference
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
I’m kind of in disbelief,” Turner said after the loss in the Ohio State locker room. As the Saints made their run, Turner did his best to keep the Buckeyes

Women’s Basketball

OSU sees no need to revisit the past Columbus Dispatch

Sacred Heart Plays Ohio State In ncaas
Hartford Courant – United States
The Big Ten champion Buckeyes are led by forward Jantel Lavender, the Big Ten player of the year, who averages 21.1 points and 10.9 rebounds. Ohio State is

Sacred Heart recognizes uphill task
International Herald Tribune – France
10 team in the nation in Ohio State, but they have to do it in the Buckeyes‘ hometown. “We’re the 14th seed, playing the No. 3 seed,” Pioneers forward

Baseball

Friday’s Big Ten baseball roundup

Big Ten Network – ‎OHIO STATE 2, INDIANA 0: Alex Wimmers pitched his second consecutive gem, going the distance, striking out 14 and not walking a batter, and Ohio State

 

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