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May 15 

Women’s Track and Field

Favours sets sights on winning 400M in final conference meet OSU Lantern – “I’m gonna miss her,” head coach Karen Dennis said. “There’s only a few people that you know are gonna show up and put points on the board, and she’s one of them. I just wish I had one or two more Aryizanna Favours.”

Women’s track competes in Big Tens

UI The Daily Iowan – ‎The Iowa women’s track and field team will leave for Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the outdoor Big Ten

 

Men’s Track and Field

Football players get up to speed
Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State football players Lamaar Thomas and Chimdi Chekwa helped the 4×100 relay set an NCAA regional qualifying time of 40.51 seconds

Bucks ‘ready to go’ on home track  OSU Lantern – “We have a good tradition of really stepping it up,” coach Robert Gary said. “Many of our [personal records] are at championship races.”

 

 

Baseball

Stephens hits homer to aid quest for title

Columbus Dispatch – ‎Center fielder Michael Stephens told Ohio State coaches after he transferred from Fullerton Community College last year that his only

Buckeyes cruise to 13-4 win over Iowa – Big Ten Network 

COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State hitters supported the 12-strikeout, no-run performance of Alex Wimmers with a nine-run second inning and the Buckeyes cruised to …

 

Sports Briefs

UI The Daily Iowan – ‎The Iowa baseball team didn’t have an answer for No. 27 Ohio State Thursday night.

Feature Photo: Baseball OSU LANTERN – Ohio State sophomore pitcher Alex Wimmers follows through on a pitch during Thursday’s game against Iowa. Go to thelantern.com for a full recap of Thursday’s game.

 

Softball

Ohio State roundup: Softball team opens tournament with win Columbus Dispatch – Kim Reeder’s school-record-tying 11th shutout of the season helped the Ohio State softball team beat Canisius 3-0 in an opening-round game of the NCAA Tournament yesterday in New Buckeye Field.

Feature Photo: Softball OSU LANTERN – Ohio State third baseman Rebecca Schultz makes a catch near home plate Thursday night in Ohio State’s first round NCAA Tournament game against Canisius.

Canisius falls to Ohio State in softball
Buffalo News – NY, United States
No. 11 Ohio State in the opening game of the NCAA Columbus Regional at New Buckeye Field. Canisius (26-24) will play Kentucky at 5 today in an elimination game. …

 

Men’s Tennis

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State won its 26th straight match with a 4-0 win over Boise State to move to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships for the fourth straight year.

Men’s tennis season comes to an end
Idaho Press-Tribune – Nampa,ID,USA
“Ohio State has been in the cage a lot,” Patton said of the Buckeyes, who made their sixth Sweet Sixteen apperance. “Hopefully this experience will make us …

Bittersweet ending for Boise State men’s tennis | Sports | Idaho …
3 singles.” Feeder, Cristian Hodel and Blane Shields were engaged in competitive singles matches that were left unfinished when Ohio State earned its fourth point, clinching the match. The Buckeyes play No. 6 Baylor in the Elite Eight. … IdahoStatesman.com Entertainment – http://www.idahostatesman.com/

UT, Baylor advance, Aggies fall in NCAA tennis
The Bears will take on third-seeded Ohio State on Saturday in the quarterfinals. The Buckeyes crushed the Bears in early March at Ohio State. “They beat us 7-0, so we’re the clear underdog,” Baylor coach Matt Knoll said. …
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Men’s Golf

Columbus Dispatch – Sophomore Bo Hoag of Upper Arlington shot a 1-under-par 71 to help Ohio State to ninth place after the first round of the NCAA Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky.

 

Men’s Basketball

Columbus DispatchWith the Ohio State men’s basketball team reportedly tipping off the first permissible night of the season — Nov. 9 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic against Florida International and new coach Isiah Thomas — coach Thad Matta apparently is planning some extra practice time…

May 14

Softball

Buckeyes host Canisius in NCAA opener
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Ohio State is making its sixth appearance in the NCAA tournament and third as host of a regional. The Buckeyes are 7-10 at the regional level and are … VIDEO

OSU softball team lives up to its pledge Columbus Dispatch – The Ohio State softball banquet was not as festive as usual last year. A season of much promise had evaporated with a second-half swoon.

 

Bucks take on Canisius in round one of NCAA tourney OSU Lantern – The No. 11 Ohio State softball team takes on Canisius College today in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Buckeye Field. OSU (44-9, 16-4 Big Ten) finished the season second in the conference and won 20 of its last 23 games. Senior captain Kim Reeder led the pitching staff with a 23-5 record and a 1….

 

 

Baseball

Buckeyes keep title chances in proper focus Columbus Dispatch -Ohio State goes into its final Big Ten series of the season tonight against Iowa in a four-team race for the championship. But coach Bob Todd wants the Buckeyes focused on the Hawkeyes and not what other contenders are doing.

Wimmers, OSU take on Iowa in final regular season series  OSU Lantern – A Big Ten Championship and a possible NCAA tournament berth may be riding on this weekend’s regular season finale for the Ohio State baseball team. The Buckeyes will host their last three-game set at Bill Davis Stadium against the Iowa Hawkeyes. “Every time we play Iowa they’ve been a very scrappy ball club, they have a couple kids that can hit and they’ve got good starting pitching,” coach Bob Todd said.

 

 

Women’s Track and Field

Coach: Who’s gonna step up? OSU Lantern – The Ohio State women’s track and field team will be hosting the Big Ten Championships this weekend. Very few members of the team have had the chance to compete in the conference meet at home, said coach Karen Dennis. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for us,” she said….

 

Men’s Tennis

Broncos face tenacious Buckeyes
Idaho Press-Tribune – Nampa,ID,USA
In college tennis, consider the Ohio State Buckeyes that team. “They’re mean dogs on the court,” Boise State coach Greg Patton said. …

Heat could cool off OSU’s aspirations Columbus Dispatch – Third-seeded Ohio State (33-1) will play Boise State at 4 p.m. today in College Station, Texas. The forecast is 90 degrees and sunny. Similar weather is expected throughout the tournament, which concludes Tuesday. NCAA men’s tennis tourney at a glance

Illinois, OSU men one of 16 left in NCAAs
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
The appearance marks the sixth time in program history Ohio State will compete in Round-of-16 action at the NCAA Championships, as the Buckeyes look to …

 

Men’s Golf

Buckeyes aim for top-five finish at NCAA Central Regional The Lantern – The Ohio State men’s golf team will try to qualify for the national championship this weekend at the NCAA Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky. If the Buckeyes want to continue playing this season, they must finish in the top five to continue on to the NCAA Championships.

 

Football

Orlando Sentinel – Michigan marks 2000 days of shame against rival …
What is today? Its Day 2000 of Michigan held hostage. Thats right, Michigan fans. It has now been 2000 days since your beloved Wolverines have defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Ohio State football posters tell the story, especially another win against Michigan The Cleveland Plain Dealer  – 1934 Ohio State-Michigan poster’s handshake did not stop the Buckeyes from dishing out a 34-0 shellacking. Since Thursday marks the 2,000th day since Michigan has defeated Ohio State in football, it’s time to celebrate by delving into the storied…

Columbus Dispatch: Buckeye Extra – Days since Michigan’s last victory over Ohio State in football: 2000

May 13

Men’s Track and Field

Murdaugh outpaces competition OSU Lantern – In Autumn Quarter 2008, freshman Thomas Murdaugh ran a personal best of 48.99 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Two quarters later, he has cut his time to 46.58, and is still improving. “It was my first time [running under 47 seconds]. I was happy with that,” he said….

 

Men’s Hockey

NHL playoffs: OSU’s Steckel helps keep Capitals in hunt for Cup

Columbus Dispatch – ‎The Ohio State product has become an unlikely Stanley Cup playoff hero with three goals in the Capitals’ entertaining series against the Pittsburgh Penguins

 

Steckel Steps Up

Washington Post – ‎Important chunks of David Steckel’s life gathered around the 65-inch, high-definition television in the family room of Curt and Ellen Steckel …

 

 

 

A closer look at Capitals-Penguins Game 7

USA Today – ‎9 hours ago‎

Unsung hero: Washington’s Dave Steckel. He’s among the NHL’s best at faceoffs and had the overtime winner in Game 6. History: Pittsburgh is 7-1 in playoff …

 

Caps’ Steckel’s stock soars in Game 1

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – ‎Often overlooked but never unappreciated by his coaches and teammates, Capitals center David Steckel was worth watching in Washington’s 3-2 victory in Game …

 

Steckel: ‘We Can’t Always Start Behind the Eight Ball’ Washington Post Blogs

 

Softball

 

OSU softball single-minded entering postseason

U Weekly – ‎16 hours ago‎

Ohio State will move one step closer to that goal this weekend in the regionals of the NCAA tournament. In addition, the Buckeyes will have the advantage of …

 

Six Big Ten teams prepare for NCAA tourney BigTenNetwork.com

  

Football

Buckeyes’ gift of football bliss

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Thursday’s sunrise will be the 2,000th since OSU lost to Michigan … Somewhere out there is a 5-year-old, born late in the afternoon of Nov. 22, 2003. She can write her name, maybe read a word or two, ride a bike without training wheels and run a lemonade stand (although correct change might be iffy). She’ll enter kindergarten in the fall.

10 stellar commencement addressesUSA Today 10. Woody Hayes, football coach, Ohio State University, 1986. You’ll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never.

 

Athletics 

Summer bummerColumbus Dispatch Going away to camp has become one more victim of the economy … To combat lagging enrollment numbers at Buckeye Sports Camps, Ohio State University offered early-bird discounts and shorter sessions at a lower cost (most camps run about $100 a day).

Still, camps director Mark Wilson — whose summer programs can accommodate about 9,000 kids combined — expects turnout to be 10 percent lower this year than last.

 

Men’s Tennis

On the cusp of history

U Weekly – ‎16 hours ago‎

The Ohio State Buckeye tennis team is in the middle of its second postseason tournament, the all-important NCAAs – and it hasn’t lost yet.

  

Baseball

 

Big Ten baseball gets crazy heading into final weekend 

U Weekly – ‎16 hours ago‎

… standings at 15-5, just a half game up on two second place teams: the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Ohio State Buckeyes, who faced off this weekend. …

 

Gulliver’s two home runs send Eastern Michigan past OSU Columbus Dispatch

 

Eastern Michigan baseball team shocks Ohio State, 9-5

MLive.com – ‎COLUMBUS, OHIO – Jim Gulliver hit two more home runs Tuesday as the Eastern Michigan University baseball team stunned Ohio State, 9-5,

 

Arm-not-so-strong: OSU pitcher lit up by E. Michigan  THE LANTERN Ohio State senior third baseman Justin Miller attempts to tag out a baserunner during Tuesday’s game against Eastern Michigan. OSU lost 9-5. Andrew Armstrong lost his second game in a row.

May 12

Baseball

OSU to play final non-conference game today

OSU – The Lantern – ‎9 hours ago‎

The Ohio State baseball team will play its last non-conference game at noon Tuesday against Eastern Michigan. The game serves as a tune-up for the Buckeyes

 

Ohio State hosts Columbus sixth graders

Columbus Dispatch

May 11, 2009

More than 3,000 sixth-grade students from nearly 30 Columbus schools will visit Ohio State University tomorrow to learn more about college and to watch a baseball game. Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College are joining forces with Columbus City Schools for “Baseball Day.”

  

Gurley takes over the Power

The Desert Sun – ‎4 hours ago‎

During Gurley’s stint at Ohio State, they were best in the Big Ten in team ERA and the Buckeyes had their first 10-game winner since 1999.

 

Men’s Tennis

Buchanan settles in with Buckeyes

Columbus Dispatch – ‎3 hours ago‎

6 singles spot when Ohio State plays Boise State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Dotting the ‘eye’ … on all things Ohio State Chase

 

Boise State Set to Face No. 3 Ohio State in NCAA Round of 16 on …

Boise State University Broncos – ‎14 hours ago‎

1 Ohio State, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the ITA Team Indoor Championships in February. Boise State and the Buckeyes begin their NCAA Championship final

 

Softball

Canisius Softball Heads to Ohio State

WIVB – ‎May 10, 2009‎

They will open against the tenth-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio on Friday. The bracket also includes BYU and Kentucky. Ohio State is 44-9 this season.

Softball Selected for First NCAA Tournament Bid UKAthletics

Softball To Meet Ohio State in NCAA Tournament GoGriffs.com

UK softball earns NCAA bid Kentucky.com

 

Football

2009 Spring Game Attendance Numbers

Fanblogs – ‎15 hours ago‎

Although there is a growing tendency towards hyped & inflated numbers, there’s little doubt that the Buckeyes had a huge turnout. The Ohio State University

 

May 9-11  

 

Men’s Tennis

 

OSU, Illini men move on in NCAA tourney BigTenNetwork.com

 

Big Ten Men’s Tennis: NCAA roundup – Big Ten Network
3-seed Ohio State men’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the 2009 NCAA Championships with a 4-0 win against Xavier Friday at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. The Buckeyes (32-1; 10-0 Big Ten) face No.

 

 

Women’s Golf

OSU advances OSU Lantern – After a less than stellar start to the weekend at the NCAA Regionals, the Ohio State women’s golf team improved several standings to secure a spot in the NCAA Championships. Ohio State sat in 10th place after the first round on Thursday at its home Scarlet course….

 

Purdue, 2 others off to NCAA Championships

Big Ten Network – ‎The ninth-ranked Purdue women’s golf team finished in second place at the 2009 NCAA Central Regional. The Boilermakers fired a 312 in the third round for a

 

Softball

 

Big Ten teams make NCAA tournament BigTenNetwork.com

 

 

 

Football

 

Five questions for Terrelle Pryor
SportingNews.com USA – When Terrelle Pryor committed to Ohio State last year, big things immediately were expected from the dual-threat quarterback from Pennsylvania.

 

The only corner back Columbus Dispatch – Buckeyes need Chekwa to be like predecessors Turning the corners

 

 

Men’s Track and Field

Q&A with football, track stars Chimdi Chekwa & Lamaar Thomas OSU Lantern  – The Ohio State men’s 4×100-meter relay team had been on the cusp of the regional marks all season when Lamaar Thomas and Chimdi Chekwa joined for the Jesse Owens Track Classic. After no more than five days of team practice, they helped the team run a regional qualifying time of 40….

 

 

Baseball

 

Bucks stay in Big Ten hunt

OSU – The Lantern – ‎They started out with a tough loss, but the players on the Ohio State baseball team rebounded and finished strong, taking two out of three from Illinois

Ohio State roundup: Buckeyes’ bats alive in 12-7 win

Columbus Dispatch – ‎Ohio State moved a half-game out of first place in the Big Ten baseball standings after defeating Illinois 12-7 yesterday in Champaign, Ill. The Buckeyes

Ohio State roundup: Baseball team ends 4-game skid

Columbus Dispatch – ‎Ohio State scrambled the Big Ten baseball standings by defeating Illinois 10-7 in the second game of a three-game series in Champaign, Ill., yesterday.

Ohio State evens series with Illinois baseball
Daily Illini – Champaign,IL,USA – Ohio State (35-14, 14-6) trails the Gophers by 1 1/2 games. The Illini led the Buckeyes 3-1 after three innings, but a three-run fourth by Ohio State gave …

 

 

College roundup: Illini rally past Buckeyes for 5214

Peoria Journal Star –  Illinois sophomore left fielder Casey McMurray finished off a record-setting night at Illinois Field by slapping an RBI single to cap

Record crowd turns out for Illinois-Ohio State baseball matchup

Rockford Register Star – ‎ Illinois set a single-game school record with 5214 fans for a Big Ten Conference baseball game against Ohio State on Friday, May 8, 2009.

Illini baseball rallies late, defeats Ohio State

Daily Illini – ‎The Illinois baseball team defeated Ohio State 5-4 on Friday night with a furious ninth-inning comeback. The Illini trailed 4-1 before scoring a run in the

 

Men’s Lacrosse

UMBC lacrosse star faces ex-mentor in UNC matchup

Baltimore Sun – ‎UMBC lacrosse star Peet Poillon says he once thought he would be a graduate assistant of former coach Joe

 

Women’s Tennis

Cats Nab 4-0 Victory Over Ohio State; Advance to NCAA Second Round
UKAthletics – EVANSTON, Ill. – It was a fitting finish as Columbus, Ohio, native junior Christine Johnston clinched the match for Kentucky over the Ohio State Buckeyes.

 

Men’s Volleyball

Bucks swept by top-seeded UC Irvine in NCAA semifinals OSU Lantern  – The men’s volleyball OSU Lantern – eam lost in straight sets on Thursday to UC Irvine, 25-30, 25-30 and 26-30. The Buckeyes were playing in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in Provo, Utah. The Buckeyes were ranked No. 10 going into the game, while UC Irvine was ranked No….