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Feb. 11-12

Hockey

OSU siblings to refresh Alaskan roots

OSU Lantern – When the Ohio State men’s hockey team takes on Alaska this weekend, forward Hunter Bishop will be facing off against some familiar faces. The opportunity to play against his hometown team might provide just the spark Bishop needs. The Fairbanks, Alaska native is highly anticipating this weekend’s series.

OSU lends international flair to Olympic hockey

Columbus Other Paper – Former Buckeyes Tessa Bonhomme, Lisa Chesson and Emma Laaksonen will take the ice alongside current Buckeye Minttu Tuominen. “It’s a tremendous honor for

Mark Johnson hopes his women’s hockey team will make its own memories

Los Angeles Times – He’s a great teacher,” said defenseman Lisa Chesson of Plainfield, Ill. “I just enjoy every practice with him because he makes it fun and always has

The life of the party

Sudbury Star – It is a week away from her ultimate dream of playing in the Olympics, but Sudbury’s Tessa Bonhomme is calm, relaxed and having fun. Sudburians will do well at Olympics Sudbury Star

Lacing up for the Olympics

NorthernLife.ca – Rebecca Johnston (left) and Tessa Bonhomme are headed to the Olympics as part of the Canadian national women’s hockey team. Photo by Laurel Myers.

A passion for hockey Sudbury Star

Women’s hockey team among first wave of Canadians to arrive for 2010 Olympics

The Canadian Press – ‎”I was trying not to think too much,” said defenceman Tessa Bonhomme of Sudbury, Ont. “Mostly just enjoying a movie and enjoying everybody’s company and

Westmount students sending support to local Olympian

NorthernLife.ca – Tessa Bonhomme, a member of the Canadian national women’s hockey team, was a former student at Westmount Avenue Public School. Photo by Jeff Vinick,

Let the Games begin

Joliet Herald News – She is leaving for Vancouver, Canada, to watch her daughter Lisa Chesson compete in the the Winter Olympics. Second-graders Sarah Kirkwood (left) and Erica

Madison.com’s Olympic women’s hockey preview

Madison.com – ‎Longtime national team star defender Emma Laaksonen should prove to be a valuable asset in guiding the younger players. Goal scoring.

US drops Finland in final Qwest Tour game

USA Hockey – ‎Defenseman Lisa Chesson stops the puck with her body as a Finnish player closes in. The Colorado Springs crowd was pumped up to cheer on the US squad.

Women’s Basketball

Win with attitude

Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State’s Brittany Johnson defends against Purdue’s Ashley Wilson. The Buckeyes kept the Boilermakers scoreless for 13 minutes,

 

Bucks claim revenge against Purdue, clinch share of conference title

OSU – The Lantern – The Ohio State women’s basketball team demolished Purdue in every possible way Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center, clinching the

Ohio State routs Purdue women

Journal and Courier – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seventh-ranked Ohio State quickly claimed a share of the program’s sixth straight Big Ten women’s basketball title with a convincing 75-45

Buckeyes dominate Boilers

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – ‎AP Ohio State’s Sarah Schulze, left, steals the ball Thursday from Purdue’s Samantha Woods during the first half in Columbus, Ohio.

Win over Purdue clinches sixth straight Big Ten title for Ohio State women’s …

Plain Dealer – Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender, right, is fouled by Purdue’s Sam Ostarello

No. 7 Ohio St. 75, Purdue 45

ESPN – ‎AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — No team, men’s or women’s, had ever won six straight Big Ten basketball titles until Ohio State (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No.

The Columbus Dispatch: Buckeyes want more than a share of title

Boilermaker women lean on freshmen
Journal and Courier
The trio likely won’t surprise the seventh-ranked Buckeyes tonight when the two teams meet at Value City Arena. Ohio State can clinch a tie for a record

Men’s Basketball

The North Carolina Tar Heels and Ohio State Buckeyes will be well represented …
ESPN
The 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game will feature a pair of future Ohio State Buckeyes playing on their future home court as well as three players bound

McDonald’s All-American Game in Columbus to feature two Ohio State recruits …
Plain Dealer (blog)
Two Ohio State recruits and two local coaches will share the stage when the McDonald’s All-American Game takes place in

Top of the Big Ten a five-team jumble after all seemed clear just a couple of …

Los Angeles Times – CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Less than two weeks ago, Michigan State had its hands firmly locked on the Big Ten lead. The Spartans had a two-game edge on their

Buckeyes tied atop Big Ten: Lauderdale, Madsen produce career nights

The Columbus Dispatch – With its do-it-all point guard saddled with two fouls, Ohio State nonetheless built a 14-point halftime lead and never relinquished control in a 69-52 victory over Indiana that gained the Buckeyes a share of first place in the Big Ten.

Also: Indianapolis Star: Buckeyes thump dispirited Hoosiers – ‘We ran out of air,’ Crean says of IU after 5th consecutive loss

Buckeyes overwhelm Hoosiers, 69-52

Detroit Free Press – ‎On a night when Buckeyes star Evan Turner was held in check, William Buford scored 21 points, Dallas Lauderdale matched his career high with 14 and No.

No. 13 Ohio State Routs Indiana 69-52

New York Times – ‎(AP) — William Buford scored 21 points and Kyle Madsen had a career-high 11, leading No. 13 Ohio State to a 69-52 victory over

Silver linings hard to find in Indiana loss
News Sentinel
The Hoosiers drove and got nothing. The Buckeyes drove and got points. Ohio State ended the half on a 12-0 run for a 34-20 halftime lead. More boos.

Dead heat
U Weekly
former Northwestern guard and current analyst on the Big Ten Network, but I had to hand it to him today when he said that the Ohio State Buckeyes

Football

Ohio State adds Griffin’s son to 2010 class
ESPN (blog)
By Adam Rittenberg Ohio State has added one more player to its 2010 class, and he’s a very familiar name for Buckeyes fans. Adam Griffin, the son of former

Another Griffin becomes a Buckeye Columbus Dispatch

Terrelle Pryor of Ohio State Buckeyes undergoes right knee surgery
ESPN
Team spokeswoman Shelly Poe confirmed to ESPN.com that Pryor had a routine arthroscopic procedure and should make a speedy recovery.

Men’s Lacrosse

Lacrosse team prepared for new season in new conference

OSU Lantern – The men’s lacrosse team seems to never stop.  When they aren’t practicing at 7:30 a.m., they are hitting the streets and serving the community. The team has already shattered its first goal of the season, earning more than 515 hours of community service.

Women’s Lacrosse

Buckeye looks to rebound after missing season with injury

OSU Lantern – In the first week of last year’s season, the Ohio State women’s lacross team lost their leading goal-scorer to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Brittney Zerhusen was looking to improve upon a great sophomore season, but with a torn ACL those hopes ended.

 

Feb. 9-10

Athletics/University/Community 

Ohio State athletes give back to the community

OSU Lantern – Last year, Ohio State’s 36 varsity teams, consisting of more than 1,000 student-athletes, gave back to the community with almost 6,496 hours of community service, according to a Sept. 2 online press release from OhioStateBuckeyes.com. “We’re role models and representatives of Ohio State,” said Jackie Barto, women’s ice hockey coach. 

Hard Targets fuses athleticism and art in exhibit at Wexner Center

OSU Lantern – Most people see former Ohio State basketball star Greg Oden as many things, but not as a work of art. The artists whose work is being displayed at a new Wexner Center exhibition would beg to differ. “Hard Targets” is a multimedia exhibition that explores masculinity and sports.

Men’s Hockey

Dalpe building off All-Rookie campaign

OSU Lantern – Zac Dalpe was told to report to practice early last week. “I knew something was up, because I don’t usually come in that early,” he said. When Dalpe arrived, he was greeted with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Player of the Month award.

Hockey standings, schedule; weekly honors Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Basketball

Prahalis named Big Ten player of the week The Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Basketball

OSU begins Big Ten road test Columbus Dispatch OSU-Indiana preview

OSU Insider
Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State’s Evan Turner breaks Big Ten record with latest weekly award Cleveland Plain Dealer – Evan Turner set a Big Ten record today while sharing an honor with one of his best friends.

McCamey, Turner players of week
ESPN

Surprise! Big Ten a race again
Gary Post Tribune

Big Ten notes: Conference title chase heats up
Big Ten Network

OSU walk-on, blogger makes return to Assembly Hall

Indiana Daily Student – “I’ma benchwarmer on the Ohio State basketball team that has a blog that’s more successful than it ever should have been,” Titus said.

Showdown night in the Big Ten as Ohio State prepares for Indiana trip: Video Plain Dealer (blog)

Bucks benefitting from home haven

OSU Lantern – In a conference as difficult as the Big Ten, wins can be hard to come by. As each week brings more and more challenges, and as the race for a Big Ten championship heats up, it becomes increasingly important to collect wins when you have an opportunity to play on your own floor.

Indiana trying to buck recent losing trend Bloomington Herald-Times – There’s sort of a pattern developing here. In the first two weeks of the Big Ten season, Indiana alternated steps …

IU’s Rivers prepares for challenge IndyStar.com

Matta, Buckeyes not bothered by shaky road results

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s basketball team has been a dominant force at home and has an opportunity to go undefeated at the Schottenstein Center this season. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament are away from OSU.

Diving

Buckeye divers wrap up trials

OSU Lantern – For five Ohio State divers, The week of Feb. 1 through 8 was full of trials. OSU’s men and women divers competed in the 2010 USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials starting Feb. 1 in the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. From preliminary to semifinal to final events, the Buckeyes were constantly performing and refocusing for multiple events.

Soccer

Fuller will play college soccer at Ohio State
DesMoinesRegister.com
3 to play soccer at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. “I went on visits to other places but when I visited (Ohio State) it felt like home” Fuller,

Feb. 6-8 

Men’s Basketball

Turner provides wake-up call for Buckeyes

Columbus Dispatch – In Evan Turner’s opinion, a trip to Waffle House is the only thing worth waking up for at 7:45 a.m.

Turner’s 32 lift No. 13 Ohio State | NCAA Sports News
It was Ohio State’s second win over the Hawkeyes in 12 days. The Buckeyesfinished strong in Iowa City to win 65-57 on Jan. 27. The Buckeyes moved to 15-0at home this season, where they are shooting 54 percent from the field and NCAA Sports News – http://www.ncaadaily.com/

Ohio State 68, Iowa 58 – BigTenNetwork.com Game Highlights      ESPN.com Highlights

 

Buckeyes Turn(er) Over Hawkeyes

DesMoinesRegister.com (blog) – Columbus, Ohio -Cully Payne was in 6th grade the first time he saw Evan Turner’s deadly crossover dribble. “He was good way back then,” said Iowa’s freshman

Ohio State big-time basketball star Evan Turner covets Big Ten title Cleveland Plain Dealer

Turner lights up Iowa men in career effort

Gazette Online (blog) – COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s Evan Turner’s world, and Iowa’s men’s basketball team just occupied space in it on Sunday. Turner recorded his 20th career 20-point

Evan Turner puts on another show as surging Ohio State tops Iowa, 68-58

Plain Dealer – COLUMBUS, Ohio — Evan Turner Moment No. 1: On the way to Sunday’s 68-58 win over Iowa, Ohio State’s lead is seven points with 17:30 to play when Turner

Ohio State’s Evan Turner should lead all Player of the Year debates

SI.com – Ohio State coach Thad Matta has coached a national Player of the Year before, so when he quickly compares current Buckeyes star Evan Turner to former Xavier

Turner leads Ohio State’s turnaround
Quad City Times
Now a junior, Turner leads the Buckeyes in scoring, rebounding and assists and has rescued the Buckeyes from a 1-3 start in Big Ten play. Ohio State is

OSU Lantern: Bucks blow by Iowa, move toward top of standings

Dog days wear on Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

Sharp attendance decline for men’s basketball catches OSU’s attention Cleveland Plain Dealer With a shot at the Big Ten title and a leading national player of the year candidate in Evan Turner, Ohio State is headed toward its lowest average attendance in the 12-year history of Value City Arena.

Springfielder enjoys reunion with 1960 OSU championship team
Springfield News Sun
It had been a half-century since the 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes national championship men’s

Women’s Basketball

OSU turns to threes to fuel comeback Columbus Dispatch

Deeper Big Ten is giving OSU trouble, Foster says The Columbus Dispatch The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (22-3, 10-2) do have a three-game lead in the conference standings heading into the game today at Penn State (15-7, 7-5). Something, however, feels different in the Big Ten as Ohio State’s 86-82 struggle to put away an 11-11 Iowa team on Thursday in Value City Arena showed.

No. 8 Ohio St. 86, Penn St. 73
ESPN
AP STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Ohio State’s 3-pointers kept falling and the Buckeyes shot past Penn State. Samantha Prahalis scored 26 points and the Buckeyes (No

Walker makes most of senior season

OSU Lantern – Senior Andrea Walker has seen it all in her four years playing basketball at Ohio State, but this season has been her most productive yet. Walker has already matched or surpassed her highest career output in rebounds, points and assists with six games still remaining, but her stat line won’t be compared with the best players in the nation.

Size creates issues for PSU
The Daily Collegian Online
Ohio State eventually picked up on the Lions’ zone defense sagging a bit into the lane, and that opened up the corners for the Buckeyes‘ shooters.

Wrestling

Bucks pull trigger on pair of Big Ten wins

OSU Lantern – The No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team added two wins in Big Ten action after defeating both Michigan and Northwestern this weekend. The Buckeyes fell to Michigan in 14 consecutive matches from 1994-2007. However, the Buckeyes have turned the tables on the Wolverines, taking the past three matches.

No. 4 Buckeyes Win Third Straight against Michigan with 29-9 …
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fourth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team improved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten following a 29-9 win against Michigan Friday evening in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes, who at one point had dropped OpenMat News – http://news.theopenmat.com/

Women’s Gymnastics

Ohio State shakes off injuries, maintains high hopes

OSU Lantern – Dream big and reach far. Despite injuries, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team is still pursuing its goal of winning the Big Ten Championships this year and qualifying to compete at Regionals. With 11 meets scheduled this season, only four are against conference teams.

Diving

Diving results Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Hockey

Mavericks Edge Ohio State 4-3
WOWT
UNO played the comeback kids for the second night in a row, erasing two two-goal deficits to earn a 4-3 win over Ohio State Saturday night at Qwest Center

Women’s Hockey

Women’s hockey: Perkins, Sioux dominate Ohio State
In-Forum
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Holly Perkins scored two goals for the University of North Dakota during its 7-2 win over Ohio State in a women’s Western Collegiate Hockey

Ohio State on tap for women
UND The Dakota Student
This weekend the Sioux women will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Buckeyes of The Ohio State University. When UND met the Buckeyes back in November,

Football

Saints’ Jenkins making a habit of playing in title games

Augusta Daily Gazette – In high school, Malcolm Jenkins played for three New Jersey high school state championship teams. In college, he helped Ohio State reach

Breaking down Saints’ Super Bowl win

National Football Post – ‎ Manning got away with an out route earlier in the drive that was almost picked by Malcolm Jenkins, and all Porter had to do was sit at seven yards and drive

Utica’s Smith helps Saints win Super Bowl

Utica Observer Dispatch – But at the end of the day, the team’s president, Devin Warmack, said it’s the example of Smith’s work ethic that will be most valuable to the Bulldogs’

Will Smith: Anything Is Possible

Saints Insider (subscription) – ‎Saints defensive end Will Smith understands that it will be hard to stop the Peyton Manning and the Colts, but has confidence that with Drew

Smith quietly shines for Saints

Opelousas Daily World – It seems to be an unknown in some NFL circles and among many fans, but Saints defensive end Will Smith finished fifth in the NFL in the regular season with

Saints DE Will Smith vs. Colts O-line

Denver Post – That’s the big challenge for the Saints’ defensive front, including defensive end Will Smith, who has a team- high 13 sacks, to see if they can find a way

Smith adds Super Bowl to resume

Utica Observer Dispatch – Smith, the former Thomas R. Proctor High School standout who starred for an unbeaten Ohio State University team that won a national

Saints’ Smith lone one from OSU title team to make Super Bowl
Canton Repository
After all, 27 members of Ohio State’s national championship roster – the Buckeyes outlasted Miami (Fla.) in double overtime, 31-24 – wound up as NFL draft

What can you expect to see in the Super Bowl on Sunday? LeCharles Bentley goes …
Plain Dealer
Colts’ offensive line: Former Ohio State Buckeyes DE Will Smith could potentially solidify himself as a premier defensive player in the league with a big