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March 4

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes hope best is yet to come

CNATI ‎- COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio State guard Evan Turner stood atop the scorer’s table, he hoisted the Big

Ohio State’s Turner, player of year? ESPN – Video

 

Turner takes command in POY poll

ESPN – Just this morning I wrote about the reception Evan Turner received on the big show last night — SportsCenter trotted out just about every

Who’s the best player in the country this season – Ohio State’s Evan Turner or …

Dayton Daily News – Since the Naismith Award – given to college basketball’s best player – was first handed out in 1969, no player from Ohio State or Kentucky has won it.

Final media poll gives nod to Ohio State’s Evan Turner for player of the year …

The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Evan Turner of Ohio State! In the fourth and final media straw poll conducted by college basketball reporter Mike Rothstein of AnnArbor.com, the Buckeyes

Buckeyes’ Turner running away in latest POY poll

Columbia Daily Tribune (blog) – Ohio State junior Evan Turner already got his hands on the Big Ten title. He might have a few more trophies coming his way as

Ohio State fans want one more year from Evan Turner

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Turner setting a new standard at Ohio State
News-Herald.com
COLUMBUS – Hanging high above the court at Value City Arena, home of the Ohio State men’s basketball team, is a large white banner,

Ohio State puts pressure on Michigan State
Detroit Free Press
That’s because Ohio State beat Illinois on Tuesday night, pushing the Buckeyes‘ conference record to 14-4. MSU is 12-4 with home games left tonight against

Club Trillion and Why Mark “The Shark” Titus is the Coolest Basketball Player …
ChicagoNow (blog)
Mark Titus is 15th man for this year’s Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team. By 15th I mean he is the last guy off the bench in every situation,

Women’s Basketball

Big Ten tourney: Wide-open affair offers hope for all

The Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State (27-4, 15-3) earned the No.1 seed in the tournament by winning its sixth consecutive regular-season championship. Coach Jim Foster is not a fan of these postseason conference gatherings.

Wrestling

OSU revved up for fast start at Big Ten meet

The Columbus Dispatch – The sting from a loss to No.1 Iowa still hurts Ohio State’s wrestlers and coaches today as much as it did the day it happened. Coach Tom Ryan is glad it does. He wants the 32-3 loss on Feb.19 to spark the fourth-ranked Buckeyes as they prepare for the Big Ten tournament Saturday and Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Football

Men’s Lacrosse

News Wrap: Penn State Sports (3/3/10)
State College News
Men’s Lacrosse: Penn State (0-2, 0-0 CAA) heads to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1) in its second straight road game.

 

 

March 3

Men’s Basketball

Big Ten banner day

Columbus Dispatch Four players score in double figures to help OSU clinch at least a share of conference championship

Sometimes overshadowed, conference titles still meaningful Columbus Dispatch

Watch Big Ten Network Game Highlights  

Big Ten champs: Buckeyes knock off Illini on senior night, win conference crown

OSU Lantern – The night started with tears dripping down the face of senior Mark Titus. It ended with a floor full of Buckeye nuts celebrating Ohio State’s first Big Ten Championship since the 2006-07 season. Behind a barrage of 3-pointers by junior Jon Diebler, the No.

Did Turner clinch player of year?

msnbc.com – ‎Evan Turner turned in another fine game – 16 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists – in Ohio State’s 73-57 win against Illinois. It wrapped up at least a share of

Good thing Matta didn’t jump The Columbus Dispatch Coach Thad Matta said after the Buckeyes clinched a share of the Big Ten championship last night that he thought about jumping off his hotel room balcony after the Buckeyes started the conference season 1-3 in January. We assume he was joking. “That day at Purdue,” Matta said, “I was on the eighth floor of the hotel and we had a balcony, and I stood out there for about 20 minutes and I thought about jumping. I said, ‘My luck, it wouldn’t do what I wanted it to do.’

About those Turner rumors … don’t count on them, Buckeye fans

Big Ten Network – ‎Throughout the season, I’ve compared Evan Turner to NFL-bound quarterback Tim Tebow. No, Turner isn’t nearly as intrusive or obnoxious as Tebow,

Ohio State cuts down the net to celebrate a Big Ten basketball title: Videos
Plain Dealer (blog)
The Plain Dealer Ohio State clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with Tuesday night’s 73-57 win over Illinois.

Ohio St. 73, Illinois 57

USA Today – Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Evan Turner scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and five assists, as sixth-ranked Ohio State pulled away down the stretch in a

Ohio State blows out Illinois

Chicago Tribune – COLUMBUS, Ohio – Illinois did not have to face much of Ohio State’s 1-3-1 zone on Tuesday and the outcome was fairly similar to the first time

Illinois Fighting Illini kicked by Ohio State Buckeyes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Illinois coach Bruce Weber expected Ohio State to open in a zone defense after the Buckeyes used a 1-3-1 to stymie the Illini in Champaign two weeks ago.

No. 6 Ohio St. clinches share of Big Ten title – College …
Jon Diebler once again lit up Illinois from behind the arc, hitting seven 3-pointers for 21 points, to lead No. 6 Ohio State to a 73-57 victory on Tuesday night that assured the Buckeyes of at least a share of the Big Ten title.
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Men’s Volleyball

OSU volleyball seeking revenge against rival No. 7 Penn State

OSU Lantern – When the No. 13 Ohio State men’s volleyball team first faced No. 7 Penn State earlier this season in Hawaii, it turned from a luau into a nightmare. The Buckeyes are seeking revenge as they welcome the Nittany Lions into St. John Arena tonight.  Ohio State (10-6, 5-1) steps away from conference play as they face what coach Pete Hanson calls one of their toughest opponents of the season.

Football

Pryor working on being ready for start of Ohio State’s spring practice
USA Today
Three weeks after his knee surgery, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is slowly working his way back to being 100% in time for the start of spring

Injured Coleman waiting to run 40 for pro scouts Columbus Dispatch  

March 2

Women’s Track and Field

A diary from the Big Ten Indoor Championships

OSU Lantern – Junior Letecia Wright, who competes in sprints and hurdles for the Ohio State women’s track and field team, shares her perspective from the Big Ten Indoor Championships at Penn State this past weekend. For the past two years of my college career, my team has been ninth at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Men’s Basketball

Win over Illini would give Buckeyes Big Ten title SI.com

Madsen reshapes body, career

Columbus Dispatch – Evan Turner remembers his first introduction to Kyle Madsen. Turner, a high school senior, was visiting the Ohio State campus. The 6-foot-9 Madsen was newly arrived from Vanderbilt, where during a redshirt season he had been transformed into a Peterbilt truck.

 Legacy important to Turner Columbus Dispatch

Will tonight be Evan Turner’s grand finale at home?

OSU Lantern – From the very first day he set foot on campus, Evan Turner dreamt of leaving Columbus for the fame and fortune of professional basketball. But those dreams were quickly put on hold. “Once you get here it’s so tough,” Turner said. “I had the roughest time ever here and I wasn’t sure I could play at this level.

Buckeye briefs for Mar. 2

OSU Lantern – Buckeye guard Evan Turner earned another Big Ten Player of the Week award, his seventh of the season. He shared the honor with Michigan State’s Raymar Morgan. Turner scored 25 points in a 75-67 win at Penn State and had 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 66-55 victory over Michigan.

Driven to leave a mark on OSU basketball, Evan Turner prepares for possibly …

Plain Dealer – For Evan Turner, staying for his junior season was an easy call, even if the NBA beckoned

Illinois at Ohio State
Chicago Tribune
The Illini remember well when Ohio State’s Evan Turner Tweeted that the Buckeyes‘ 72-53 victory on Feb. 14 was a “Valentine’s Day massacre.

Purdue loss brings chaos to Big Ten lead
ESPN (blog)
Ohio State and Purdue likewise split at 1-1. And Michigan State and Ohio State only played once, a seven-point win for the Buckeyes in East Lansing.

Ohio State basketball team one game from title; Purdue moves on without Robbie …

AnnArbor.com – The Ohio State basketball team is one win from winning the Big Ten regular-season title and the reaction from Buckeyes’ coach Thad Matta isn’t exactly the

NCAA – Illinois hits road to take on Ohio State on WJBD

WJBD Online – ‎1 hour ago‎

Duke is fourth followed by Kansas State, Ohio State and Purdue. Binghamton is pulling its troubled men’s basketball program out of the America East

Illinois notebook: Illini need big wins to secure berth in NCAA Tournament Kewanee Star Courier

Women’s Basketball

The best still better Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State’s Lavender Named Big Ten Player Of Year For Third Straight Year
10TV
COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State junior Jantel Lavender was named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the third straight season, the conference announced Monday.

Cleveland’s Jantel Lavender named Big Ten’s best women’s player for third …

Plain Dealer – Associated PressOhio State’s Jantel Lavender won her third consecutive Big Ten women’s player of the

OSU’s Lavender is Player of the Year, again Dayton Daily News

Lavender highlights All-Big Ten teams

Big Ten Network – ‎PARK RIDGE, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference office announced on Monday the 2010 All-Big Ten women’s basketball teams and individual award winners.

Men’s Hockey

Buckeyes host Irish in CCHA tourney opener
Columbus Other Paper (blog)
The Ohio State men’s hockey team will open the 2010 Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament this weekend, hosting Notre Dame in a first-round,

Women’s Hockey

Lone ranger: Sole Ohioan took different route to OSU

OSU Lantern – Of the 23 players on the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team, senior forward Michele Tonnessen is the only Buckeye born and raised in Ohio. The other 22 members hail from dominant hockey domains like Minnesota, Wisconsin and Canada. The Gahanna native has been ice skating for as long as she remembers, but didn’t start playing hockey until she was 10 years old.

Football

Buckeyes get mixed results at NFL combine Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State will face Navy at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium in 2014
USA Today
Ohio State is quintessential college football,” said Mark Burdett, vice president of corporate sales and development for the Ravens told the Baltimore …

Combine is not for everybody
dallasnews.com – Jim Cordle has attended the Ohio State pro days since he was a junior in high school seven years ago. He has watched as 49 Buckeyes closed the deal on their NFL draft selections, including 13 in the first round.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor: ‘A lot of things …
ESPN.com Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor said a routine surgery to strengthen a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament three weeks ago turned into a more

Sports in Brief: Surgery slows Buckeyes’ QB | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/02/2010

Philadelphia Inquirer – ‎Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor has not rejoined Ohio State’s workouts after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery three weeks ago.

Pryor eager to return from injury

OSU Lantern – Fewer questions surround the Ohio State Buckeyes and quarterback Terrelle Pryor as they head into spring football after their triumphant Rose Bowl win. One question that remains, however, is in regards to the health of the Rose Bowl MVP. During media sessions heading into the bowl game, Pryor let the world in on the secret that he had been nursing a torn PCL in his knee.

Feb. 27-March 1

Men’s Swimming

Ohio State Men Win First Big Ten Title in 54 Years
CollegeSwimming.com
Ohio State is the 2010 Big Ten swimming and diving champion! Saturday before a raucous and packed McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion crowd, the Buckeyes of swimming

Ohio State ends 54-year drought, swims to Big Ten Championship

OSU Lantern – Four years ago, Ohio State men’s swimming coach Bill Wadley told his current seniors that one day soon OSU would win the Big Ten Championships, something the Buckeyes had not done since 1956. On Saturday, Wadley’s squad, along with some help from the OSU divers, made him a prophet.

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes closing in on another football/basketball sweep: Big Ten Insider
Plain Dealer
Thanks to Michigan State’s 53-44 win over the Boilermakers, Ohio State is looking to repeat some rare conference history. The Buckeyes are the only team to …

OSU Insider Columbus Dispatch

Turner does everything for No. 9 Ohio State
SI.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Watch 30 seconds of highlights from an Ohio State game and you’d think the Buckeyes had four guys who wear No. 21. Need a rebound? …

Tourney seedings on the line in the best games of the week
USA Today
Illinois at Ohio State: The hot Buckeyes host the desperate Fighting Illini. Texas-El Paso at Marshall: UTEP can clinch the top spot in Conference USA.

Buckeyes tough it out Columbus Dispatch – Buford scores 24; defense puts clamps on Wolverines in second half

Watch Ohio State vs. Michigan game highlights – courtesy BigTenNetwork.com

Ohio State fends off Michigan, takes over first place in Big Ten

OSU Lantern – With March approaching and a highly contested Big Ten race about to reach its climax, the Buckeyes needed to keep winning. They did again, 66-55, on Saturday against rival Michigan at the Schottenstein Center, avenging a loss to the Wolverines in Ann Arbor earlier in the season without junior guard Evan Turner, when Ohio State was arguably at its lowest point, starting 1-3 in conference.

Who knows if Turner will go, but imagine if he stays … Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State 66, Michigan 55 Buckeyes beat Wolverines

Detroit Free Press –  William Buford had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Evan Turner chipped in 18 points and 11 rebounds as Michigan lost to No. 9 Ohio State, 66-55,

Buckeyes’ slow start fades into history Columbus Dispatch

Michigan faces three strong opponents in eight days
Detroit Free Press
Ohio State (today at noon in Columbus) is a half-game behind Big Ten leader and suddenly vulnerable Purdue. Minnesota (Tuesday in Ann Arbor) is on the

Olympic Hockey

American Ryan Kesler says US showed they belonged in Olympic overtime hockey …

Winnipeg Free Press – Centre Ryan Kesler says Sunday’s epic 3-2 overtime thriller made a statement even though the US lost. “We proved that it’s not just Canada’s game,” said

2010 Winter Olympics — U.S. finds success with Ryan Kesler

ESPN – VANCOUVER, British Columbia — At some point, David Backes and US teammate Ryan Kesler are going to have a chat about some of the things Kesler has

City to honour Olympians Johnston, Bonhomme

Sudbury Star – The City of Greater Sudbury is planning a special homecoming for Tessa Bonhomme and Rebecca Johnston when they return from the Vancouver 2010 Winter

Men’s Hockey

Shootout win helps Bucks salvage split with Miami

OSU Lantern – Led by its defense, the Ohio State men’s hockey team bounced back to take two points from No. 2 Miami (Ohio) and secure home ice in the playoffs. After being mauled in Oxford, Ohio, Friday night, the Buckeyes bounced back from the 6-2 loss to get a shootout victory Saturday in Columbus.

Ohio State Clinches Home Ice with Scoreless Tie Against Miami
USCHO
27) – The Ohio State Buckeyes knew that a point was all they needed to clinch the No. 8 spot in the CCHA for home-ice in the first round of the conference

Women’s Hockey

OSU knocks off defending champs, advances in conference playoffs

OSU Lantern – It was a tale of two overtimes as the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team defeated defending national champion Wisconsin in the first round of playoffs this weekend in Madison, Wis. With two Badger goals in the first period, Ohio State trailed at the first intermission.

Fresh start turns sour as Badgers get swept
UW Badger Herald
hockey team had its season ended in tear-jerking fashion Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes did not allow the Badgers a single win in the postseason.

Spooner’s hat trick rallies Ohio State
Wisconsin State Journal
The Ohio State forward scored three goals, including the game-winner 2 minutes, 30 seconds into overtime, to rally the Buckeyes from a two-goal deficit for

Baseball

No. 13 Ohio State thumps Notre Dame
Big Ten Network
13 Ohio State jumped out to an early lead on Notre Dame in capturing a 10-2 victory on Saturday at Bright House Field in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.

Softball

No. 17 Buckeyes top No. 19 Fresno State
Big Ten Network
17 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 4-1 victory over the No. 19 Fresno State Bulldogs (9-2) on Friday at Wrigley in the Cathedral City Classic.

Men’s Lacrosse

Ohio State overcomes last-minute opponent switch, dominates Detroit

OSU Lantern – Mother Nature tried to stop Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse team, but she was unable to control them. The Buckeyes were scheduled to play the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, but because of inclement weather, the Minutemen were unable to make the trip.

Gymnastics

Buckeyes top Penn State in Big Ten dual

The Daily Collegian Online – Before this weekend, the higher-ranked team in every Penn State men’s gymnastics dual meets this season backed it up by winning.

Men, women top Penn State in co-ed gymnastics meet

OSU Lantern – With a vocal and almost twice the normal-size crowd in St. John Arena Saturday, the Ohio State men’s and women’s gymnastics teams won their annual co-ed meet against Penn State. The women’s team swept three of its four events while the men edged out No.

Football

Terrelle Pryor eager to get back into workout regimen after knee surgery: Ohio …
Plain Dealer
COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor hasn’t yet returned to working out with his teammates since having arthroscopic surgery on his left

M&T Bank Stadium to host 2014 Ohio State-Navy game
Baltimore Sun
AP COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State will open the 2014 football season against Navy on the Baltimore Ravens’ home field. The game, held on Aug.

Navy, Ohio State to kickoff 2014 season in Baltimore
Bizjournals.com
Buckeyes fans have a history of traveling in big numbers, with as many as 30000 heading to road games, Ravens executives say. “Ohio State is quintessential

NFL combine: Past a plus for Gibson Columbus Dispatch

After bowl bonanza, Big Ten aims higher
ESPN (blog)
Ohio State played suffocating defense in 2009, and the Buckeyes want maintain their effectiveness without key contributors like Kurt Coleman,