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March 6, 2014

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Ohio State women’s basketball has ‘nothing to lose’ in Big Ten Tournament
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As the Ohio State women’s basketball team (15-17, 5-11) fired up their final practice shots before heading to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament, the atmosphere seemed tense.

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WRESTLING

Wrestling with a bitter lesson
Columbus Dispatch
The wrestling giant, all 5 feet 5 of him, had been toppled, and now the loser slumped in a hallway deep in the bowels of Rec Hall on Penn State’s campus. Logan Stieber’s shoulder ached.

 

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Past experience helping Driss Guessous produce on court for Ohio State men’s volleyball
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Driss Guessous went from redshirting his first year at Ohio State to starting every match and becoming one of the most influential players on the men’s volleyball team the next and is far from your average freshman athlete.

 

BASEBALL

Ohio State baseball’s Trace Dempsey a different guy on and off the mound
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Baseball coaches often talk about pitchers having the “mentality of a closer.” It takes a lot of nerve to step on the mound with the game on the line day in and day out and not every player is cut out for it.

Meet a Buckeye | Baseball
Hard-throwing right-hander likes curved bill cap, low pants
Columbus Dispatch

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr. winding down careers for Ohio State men’s basketball
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A class of six, whittled down to just two stalwarts. Ohio State’s 2010 basketball recruiting class was one for the ages — six players ranked in the Rivals.com top 150, including three in the top 50.

Ohio State, UNC among NCAA tournament sleepers from multi-bid leagues
SI.com
Maybe no team will be picked against more in the first and second rounds, because few teams with as much talent have such a difficult time scoring as the Buckeyes do. But a defense ranking second nationally with 89 points allowed per 100 possessions, per kenpom.com, can startle some teams.

 

FOOTBALL

New year, new faces for Ohio State football
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One inevitable thing in college athletics is change. Every player must leave eventually and be replaced with a new face on the roster. The Ohio State football team is no different.

Change already evident in Ohio State secondary
Fox Sports Ohio
The new Ohio State secondary passed the eye test on day one of spring football practice in Columbus. OK, sure, it was only day one. And it was only spring practice, And they were not wearing pads. We’ll concede all that.

Cap camera is Braxton Miller’s study aid for spring
Columbus Dispatch
Quarterback Braxton Miller, recovering from surgery on his right shoulder, has been made to stand and watch — though wearing a video camera on his cap — as Ohio State dives into spring practice.