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Basketball, Bowl, Big Ten Baseball Tournament and more Buckeye headlines …

Dec. 19-22

Athletics:

Geissman 3-sport star at Ohio State
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – OH, United States
There were no All-American teams at the time, but Geissman was named All-Ohio in his senior season. As a sophomore in 1911, the Buckeyes lost to Michigan …
http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/article/20081218/SPORTS/812180311

Baseball:

Clippers’ park is site of Big Ten tournament
The Columbus Dispatch
December 19, 2008
Huntington Park, the new Arena District home of the Clippers, will play host to the 2009 Big Ten baseball tournament, it was announced yesterday. The six-team, double-elimination tournament is scheduled for May 20-24. It will be the Big Ten’s first off-campus baseball tournament since 1994. http://dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/19/clippers19.ART_ART_12-19-08_C5_RGC9H1G.html’sid=101
Also: Business First of Columbus: Big Ten baseball tournament to make Huntington Park debut
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2008/12/15/daily28.html

Palestra.net story on Big Ten Tournament

Men’s Basketball:

Jamar Butler ready to sign with Turkish team
LimaOhio.com – OH
At Ohio State, he scored 1313 points in his career. He averaged 15 points and six assists a game last season, when the Buckeyes were NIT champions and was … http://www.limaohio.com/news/butler_32285___article.html/ready_sign.html

Ohio State Defeats Iona – Big Ten Network Highlights
New York Times – United States
17 Ohio State to a 71-53 victory over visiting Iona. Jon Diebler added 16 points for Ohio State (8-0), playing its first game without its captain, …
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/sports/ncaabasketball/21sportsbriefs-OHIOSTATEDEF_BRF.html?_r=1

Ohio State wins without ‘security blanket’
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
As the rest of the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball players came to the sideline after losing the lead against Iona two minutes into the second half, …
http://blog.cleveland.com/sports/2008/12/ohio_state_wins_without_securi.html

Broken foot sends Lighty to bench
Forward may return or be redshirted
The Columbus Dispatch
December 19, 2008
Just when the ball started to fall for David Lighty, the other shoe dropped, too. Late in a 21-point scoring effort against Jacksonville on Wednesday night that matched his career high, the junior captain of the Ohio State men’s basketball team suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will be out six to 12 weeks, coach Thad Matta announced in a statement yesterday. http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/19/osu_mbk_lighty_1219.ART_ART_12-19-08_C1_RGC9G8T.html’sid=101

Buckeyes scramble to replace Lighty
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
By Bob Baptist Two years ago, the Ohio State men’s basketball team played with a lineup for seven games that included no one taller than 6 feet 8. …
http://dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/20/osu_mbk20.ART_ART_12-20-08_C1_G9C9S7V.html’sid=101

Lighty’s injury opens up some minutes for other Ohio State men’s …
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises Columbus — There are about 36 minutes of playing time up for grabs now that Ohio State men’s basketball junior forward David Lighty …
http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2008/12/lightys_injury_opens_up_some_m.html

Also: Toledo Blade: OSU’s Lighty could miss season
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081219/SPORTS16/812190296/-1/SPORTS
Also: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Broken foot sidelines Lighty
http://www.cleveland.com/osu/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/1229679111326170.xml&coll=

A primer on fouls, Why Ohio State isn’t on my AP ballot, more
SI.com – USA
If you want to accuse me of undervaluing the Buckeyes’ win over Notre Dame, that is probably fair. As long as they keep winning, Ohio State will probably be … http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/seth_davis/12/18/mailbag/?eref=sircrc

Women’s Basketball:

Ohio State takes Big Ten opener
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio Jantel Lavender scored 26 points, including nine during a 22-0 first-half surge, to lead No. 18 Ohio State past Michigan 70-50 on Sunday. … http://www.cleveland.com/osu/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/1229938326237470.xml&coll=2

Buckeyes beat Michigan 70-50 after early surge
International Herald Tribune – France
18 Ohio State past Michigan 70-50. It was the conference opener for both teams. The Buckeyes are trying to become the first team to win five straight Big …
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/12/21/sports/BKW-Michigan-Ohio-St.php

A Michigan team on upswing meets an up-tempo OSU
Sunday,  December 21
By Jim Massie  – THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has a different look this season, but probably not a different profile in the minds of the rest of the teams in the Big Ten.
http://dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/21/osu_wbk21.ART_ART_12-21-08_C5_5DCA3V4.html’sid=101

Football:

Big hit is the best moment for Laurinaitis
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com – Cleveland,OH,USA
NFL effect: Playing in the same state as the Browns and Bengals, Ohio State players may have a skewed view of the NFL, but the Buckeyes should get some …
http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2008/12/big_hit_is_the_best_moment_for.html

Tressel will tell Buckeyes when it’s time to go
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
By Doug Harris DAYTON Ohio State coach Jim Tressel’s stance on players who are thinking about leaving early for the NFL is that they should go if they’re

… http://www.daytondailynews.com/s/content/oh/story/sports/college/osu/2008/12/21/ddn122108spaudible.html

Graduates prepare for the real world: Senior group faces daunting economy
The Columbus Dispatch
December 19, 2008
Temporarily setting aside their college football careers, Ohio State’s Brandon Smith and Shaun Lane indicated that, for sheer excitement, joy, anxiety and terror, try sitting through graduation ceremony. That’s especially true during the economic recession, when there seems to be more firing than hiring in the real world. http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/19/osufb19.ART_ART_12-19-08_C3_FPC9GME.html’sid=101

Rob Oller commentary: Season’s beatings … a bowl-by-bowl forecast
The Columbus Dispatch
December 19, 2008
http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2008/12/19/oller19.ART_ART_12-19-08_C1_RGC9G8R.html’sid=101

Horns put focus on Buckeyes
San Antonio Express – San Antonio,TX,USA
“Go get excited about Ohio State and the ballgame.” UT concluded the regular season with perhaps the most famous No. 3 ranking in history, and the Longhorns … http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/36422579.html

7 Reasons to watch the Big Ten bowls (part 3)
The Windy Citizen – Chicago,IL,USA
The integrity of Ohio State football is at stake Here’sa recap of the Buckeye’s big non-conference games from the last three seasons. …
http://thebigtenreport.windycitizen.com/2008/12/18/7-reasons-to-watch-the-big-ten-bowls-part-3

Big Ten bowl notes: Seven teams again for the conference
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Ohio State and Penn State kicked off the current streak following the 2005 campaign and both return this season. The Buckeyes also made BCS appearances …
http://bigtennetwork.com/sports/football/story.asp?list_id=1&story_id=3182142

Merry Christmas! Let’s go bowling!
Atlanta Journal Constitution
December 19, 2008
TB’s 10 BEST BOWL STORY LINES 2. Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Texas (11-1) vs. No. 10 Ohio State (10-2)
http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/cfb/entries/2008/12/19/merry_christmas_1.html