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Feb. 19

Wrestling (watch No. 4 Buckeyes vs. No. 1 Hawkeyes at 11 p.m. on Big Ten Network)

Big Ten powers Iowa, Ohio State to collide

Big Ten Network – The Big Ten dual meet championship hangs in the balance as two Big Ten wrestling powers collide tonight. No. 1 Iowa hosts No. 4 Ohio State

Wrestling to host No. 4 Ohio State UI The Daily Iowan

Hawk wrestlers brace for senior night Quad City Times

Men’s Gymnastics

Israeli gymnast finds home at OSU

OSU Lantern – Life was different for Shachar Tal in Israel. Tal took pride in his mandatory responsibility to serve as an Israeli soldier just as his father had. He served his country, but devoted his spare time to the passion that led him to the U.S. Tal has been a gymnast since he was old enough to attempt stunts in his house and attend the limited number of open gyms in Israel.

Olympic Hockey

Olympic magic for local athlete’s parents

Plainfield Sun – VANCOUVER, British Columbia–Plainfield’s Lisa Chesson is playing her best hockey ever … according

USA women shut out Finland 6-0, face Sweden in semifinals rematch USA Today

US women’s flurry of goals dooms Finland, 6-0

Los Angeles Times – ‎Hockey: Jessie Vetter records another shutout, Natalie Darwitz sets an American record for points in a single Olympics. US defenseman Angela Ruggiero

USA-Canada showdown set

Calgary Herald – Team USA’s Ryan Kesler gets pinned to the boards by Anders Bastiansen of Norway, during Thursday’s

U.S. men discover scoring touch against Norway Montreal Gazette

Home away from home for Yankee Kesler’s crew The Province

World hockey chief says women’s tournament staying

American Chronicle – Yet Finnish defenseman Emma Laaksonen was encouraged by Thursday’s 6-0 loss to the US, before another loud, nearly full house of 5398 at UBC.

Canada’s Olympic women’s hockey team bonds with dog tags

CTV.ca – “We had a couple of the criers go up at the beginning because they didn’t want to be a blubbering mess at the end,” said defender Tessa Bonhomme of Sudbury,

Women’s Basketball

Buckeyes turn back scrappy Badgers Columbus Dispatch

UW women’s basketball: Buckeyes outgun Badgers

Madison.com – ‎Wisconsin’s Rae Lin D’Alie (left) and Ohio State’s Tayler Hill vie for a rebound during the second half of the Buckeyes’ 83-78 victory at the Kohl Center on

Buckeyes utilize charity stripe, walk away winners
UW Badger Herald
7 Ohio State Buckeyes (26-3, 14-2), the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (18-8, 8-7) struggled to complete several late comebacks en route to an 83-78 loss

Upset-minded Badgers fall just short of beating Ohio St. at home

UW Badger Herald – UW senior guard Rae Lin D’Alie had 12 points and a game-high eight assists in the Badgers’ unsuccessful upset bid of Ohio State. Simply use your browser’s

Badgers Women Fall Short Of Upset At Kohl Center

WISC Madison – MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Badgers women’s basketball team fell short of an upset, losing 83-78 to No. 7 Ohio State, the best team in the

Prahalis scores 25, Lavender adds 23 to lead No. 7 Ohio State past Wisconsin …

Los Angeles Times – ‎(AP) – Samantha Prahalis scored 25 points and Jantel Lavender had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 7 Ohio State in an 83-78 victory

Men’s Basketball

Turner presents difficult matchup
Lansing State Journal
Draymond Green, asked if he was rooting for Ohio State to beat Purdue on Wednesday: “I wasn’t rooting for anyone. You know, we control our own destiny from

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo still seeks triple threat

Detroit Free Press –  year ago, Michigan State sat atop the Big Ten standings at 10-3. MSU had just lost — convincingly — at Purdue. The Spartans were trying

Spartans’ Kalin Lucas making run at defending Big Ten player of year title

MLive.com – Since returning from an ankle injury, Michigan State point guard Kalin Lucas, center, has made a push to

Spartans, Buckeyes prepare for key Big Ten battle

MSU State News – Nearly two weeks ago, Breslin Center played host to arguably the most pivotal game of the MSU men’s basketball

MSU holds bench, frontcourt edge vs. Buckeyes

MSU State News – Ohio State’s loss to Purdue on Wednesday night didn’t change anything for the MSU men’s basketball team.

Feb. 18

Women’s Basketball

Bucks not satisfied with six straight titles

OSU Lantern – Six Big Ten titles in a row would be enough for almost any school, but not Ohio State. Since coach Jim Foster’s third season at OSU, his women’s basketball teams have consistantly won the Big Ten title, but often do not play well in the postseason.

OSU expects few surprises Columbus Dispatch The formula for slowing down the Ohio State women’s basketball team is as simple as understanding that H2O means water. Wisconsin coach Lisa Stone told a news gathering in Madison this week that “it’s imperative that our transition defense is spot on,” when the Badgers play host to the Big Ten champion Buckeyes tonight.  OSU-Wisconsin preview

Wrestling

Upset-minded Ohio State eager to face Iowa Columbus Dispatch

Baseball

Buckeyes appear loaded on offense Columbus Dispatch

Baseball season preview: Bucks rely on outfield of dreams

OSU Lantern – As the Ohio State baseball team prepares to head to Jacksonville, Fla., where they open play Friday, all eyes are on the outfield. Senior Zach Hurley thrives off the pressure and the chance to lead the defending Big Ten champions. “We live off that.

Men’s Volleyball

No place like home: Ohio State volleyball continuing to spike visiting competition

OSU Lantern – The mantra of “Home Sweet Home” has been the theme for several Ohio State athletic teams that have enjoyed the most success playing on university grounds. The Ohio State men’s volleyball team has been no different. It has made its home at St.

Men’s Basketball

Turner now PoY front-runner

msnbc.com – The Ohio State junior broke two bones in his lower back in early December. He missed just six games. The Big Ten features deeper, more balanced teams (like

Turner takes top spot in POY voting

ESPN (blog) – Today, AnnArbor.com’s panel of 49 journalists (who serve as panel members for the real player of the year awards), submitted their votes

In latest media poll, Ohio State’s Evan Turner overtakes Kentucky’s John Wall …

The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – US PresswireOhio State’s Evan Turner has taken the lead amongst voters for national college basketball

How Evan Turner elevates the Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN
This edition focuses on the Ohio State Buckeyes hosting the suddenly red-hot Purdue Boilermakers this evening. Thad Matta had to suffer through six games …

Purdue 60, Ohio State 57 – Big Ten Network Highlights

Boilers finally win at Ohio State, but juniors thinking bigger
ESPN
That was the case here against Ohio State as well — the Buckeyes were all over Hummel, holding him to four quiet points, and made Moore work hard for his …

A day in the life of Evan Turner

OSU Lantern – Homework. It’s the common denominator among all college students, whether they are dedicated biophysics majors or rising athletes. It’s instrumental in the progress of a determined chemistry student. It’s not so critical for a guy like Evan Turner, a star athlete with no doubts about his professional future

Purdue 60, Ohio St. 57

USA Today – ‎Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – JaJuan Johnson finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, as fourth-ranked Purdue held on for a 60-57 victory over No.

Questions linger with loss Columbus Dispatch

Defeat is hard to bear, but hardly unbearable Columbus Dispatch

Buckeyes can’t quite get over the hump as comeback bid fails in home loss to Purdue Cleveland Plain Dealer

No deja vu: Second-half comeback fails for OSU

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 15-game home win streak and nine-game conference win streak came to an end Wednesday night after a 60-57 loss to No. 4 Purdue. The story of the game was Purdue’s first-half dominance. In front of the first sell-out crowd of the season at the Schottenstein Center, the Boilermakers jumped out to an early lead and led for all 40 minutes of Wednesday’s game.

Men’s Lacrosse

Bucks launch life in new lacrosse league

OSU Lantern – The title of “champion” often instills a sense of excitement, passion and determination in athletic teams competing in major tournaments. With the new final four tournament approved by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Lacrosse League for 2011, the winner will not only earn the title of league champion, but also an automatic bid to the Division I NCAA Tournament.

 

Feb. 16-17

Men’s Basketball

Little turnover for these Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

Diebler’s wrist OK; he’ll play tonight Columbus Dispatch

OSU arena, Turner challenge Boilers

South Bend Tribune – COLUMBUS, Ohio – The date was Feb. 7, 1998. The Purdue basketball team’s starting lineup included future NBA players Brad Miller and Brian

College Basketball – LaRue Cook: How Evan Turner elevates the Ohio State Buckeyes

ESPN – Thad Matta had to suffer through six games minus double-double machine Evan Turner — and it takes just a quick glance at the stat sheet to know it had to

Can Purdue’s stars thwart Ohio State’s Turner?

Indianapolis Star – One of the top five shooting guards and one of the top five centers in college basketball. In short, tonight’s Big Ten showdown between No.

Previewing Wednesday’s Purdue-Ohio State game

Big Ten Network – How great was Ohio State-Purdue the first time around? So good the Buckeyes’ 13-point comeback last month at Mackey Arena might go down as the game of the

Iron Buckeyes: Ohio State opens showdown week (Purdue, MSU) with faith in its …

Plain Dealer – Jon Diebler averages just 2 1/2 minutes of rest a game during this Big Ten campaign

Boilermakers get 2nd chance at Buckeyes star

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette –  AP Ohio State junior Evan Turner leads the Big Ten in rebounding (9.4 per game) and is second in scoring (19.0) and assists (5.8).

Boilers, Buckeyes taking one game at a time

Journal and Courier – COLUMBUS, Ohio — Purdue’s Matt Painter and Ohio State’s Thad Matta understand why fans and

Purdue swimmers have high hopes for Big Ten meet

Journal and Courier – Caitlin Hamilton has been preparing a long time for a meet as big as the Big Ten Conference

Purdue, Ohio State battle for first place

News Sentinel – In the big picture, it means nothing that Purdue seniors Chris Kramer and Keaton Grant win where they’ve never won before, but that’s not

Sports Digest: Purdue meets Ohio State tonight with first place on the line

nwitimes.com – By Times Staff | Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:00 am | Loading… ROSE LEADS BULLS IN ROUT: Derrick Rose made it look easy despite a bruised right

Purdue going for rare 3 road wins

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – The last time Purdue won at Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State in the same season, Matt Painter was 6 years old, Gene Keady was an assistant coach at

Boiling point: OSU, Purdue ready for Big Ten heavyweight bout

OSU Lantern – My, how things have changed. The last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team played Purdue, the Buckeyes were fighting to sustain what seemed like long-shot Big Ten championship hopes. The Buckeyes arrived in West Lafayette, Ind., at 1-3 in conference play.

Veterans take center stage in Purdue-Ohio St game

Chicago Tribune – AP COLUMBUS, Ohio – For three years in a row, Ohio State coach Thad Matta started each season building a team from scratch.

Purdue improves since last meeting with Ohio State

Purdue Exponent – Purdue is now in the midst of a seven game winning streak, rather than a losing streak. Keaton Grant is coming off the bench and Kelsey

Purdue in solid spot

Gary Post Tribune – This race for the Big Ten title seems as if it’s going to go down to the wire. With less than three weeks left in the regular season,

OSU Insider Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State #9 In AP Basketball Poll
WHIO Dayton
The Buckeyes are in two of this week’s six games between ranked teams, hosting Purdue on Wednesday and traveling to Michigan State on Sunday.

Ohio State Honors Flight 3407 Crash Victims
SportingNews.com (blog)
And just as he rallied the Buckeyes on Sunday, he did the same thing with the Bobcats in 2005. He arrived at Ohio University hours prior to tip-off of an

Matta seeks challenges to prepare team for postseason

OSU Lantern – When fans of the Ohio State men’s basketball team look at the team’s schedule and see several tough stretches on it, they have to wonder if they’re prepared or tested enough to win those games. Pundits look at OSU’s early non-conference schedule against teams such as Presbyterian, Alcorn State and Lipscomb and contend that there are too many non-challenges.

Twin towers: Madsen gives OSU sizeable advantage at center

OSU Lantern – When Kyle Madsen arrived at Ohio State, he made an interesting first impression. “He was a little bigger and had long, floppy hair,” junior David Lighty said. “When I first saw him, he looked like Shaggy [from] ‘Scooby-Doo.'” Three years removed from his first season in Columbus, however, Madsen has changed a lot.

Women’s Basketball

Women’s basketball finds valuable depth, hopes to finish strong
UW Badger Herald
After defeating the Hoosiers, the Badgers will play host once again Thursday night, when seventh-ranked Ohio State visits the Kohl Center.

Baseball

Ohio State hopes to carry northern banner
Yahoo! Sports

Athletics

Ticket-price hike to boost surplus, OSU now says Columbus Dispatch

Weekly honors Columbus Dispatch

Football

Happy Birthday Woody!
SportingNews.com (blog)
To me, he was simply one of the best. He is the “tradition” that makes us proud to be Ohio State Buckeyes. Woody coached Ohio State from 1951 to 1978. …

Training day: Buckeyes prepare for NFL draft

OSU Lantern – The senior leaders on the Ohio State football team ended their careers at OSU with a triumphant Rose Bowl win, but their work isn’t over. Several of the top seniors and junior Thaddeus Gibson have spent their time after the bowl victory not by celebrating but by preparing for the next step of their football careers.

Ohio State trainer supplies the demand Columbus Dispatch

Feb. 13-15 

Football

Tressel reflects on decade of success Columbus Dispatch

Wrestling

On Senior Day, No. 4 Ohio State beats Michigan State, 30-6
Examiner.com
4 Ohio State celebrated Senior Day with a 30-6 win over Big Ten rival Michigan State in front of 1100 fans at St John Arena in Columbus. The Buckeyes won …

Ohio State dominates Illinois wrestlers

Daily Illini – ‎John Dergo puts his hand on his opponent’s head in a match against Ohio State on Friday. The Illini lost and fell to 3-4 in the Big Ten. The No. …

Women’s Basketball

Six in a row: Buckeyes clinch another conference crown

OSU Lantern – Purdue rolled over to allow the OSU women’s basketball team a share of the Big Ten title, but Minnesota was not giving the outright title to OSU so easily. The Buckeyes (25-3, 13-2) withstood a valiant first-half effort by the Golden Gophers (12-13, 5-9) before pulling away for a 64-59 victory.

No 7 Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 59
ESPN
The Buckeyes took their first lead on Sarah Schulze’s 3-pointer with 13:50 to play during the decisive 18-6 Ohio State run that ate up 10 minutes of the …

OSU women chalk up another Big Ten title

Plain Dealer By AP sports staff View full sizeMinnesota’s Jackie Voigt, right, defends as Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis shoots in the second half of an NCAA college …

Women’s basketball: Buckeyes use drives to clinch Big Ten title

Columbus Dispatch – MINNEAPOLIS — Minutes into yesterday’s game in Williams Arena, Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis took a deep breath. …

Buckeyes outlast struggling Gophers at the Barn

Minnesota Daily – Minnesota sophomore guard Kiara Buford drives against Ohio State freshman guard Tayler Hill on Sunday at Williams Arena. The Gopher’s lost against the Big …

Ohio State makes Big Ten history

Knoxville News Sentinel – ‎AP Tayler Hill knows plenty about expectations, which is why she’s assimilated so well as a freshman for No. 7 Ohio State. In front of a throng of family …

Even Tayler Hill has some learning to do on the court
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Former Minneapolis South star is expanding her game at Ohio State. By KENT YOUNGBLOOD, Star Tribune Tayler Hill arrived at Ohio State last fall with a lot …

Men’s Basketball

Ohio State dominates Illinois 72-53

Chicago Tribune – CHAMPAIGN — Illinois has made plenty of comeback this season, but they never had to try and mount one against Ohio State, who dominated the …

Video: Big Ten Network Game Highlights

Orange crushed: Bucks continue to roll, stomp Illini

OSU Lantern – It was a Valentine’s Day massacre. The No. 13 Ohio State men’s basketball team ventured to hostile Champaign, Ill., Sunday and came away with a 72-53 blowout win. OSU (20-6, 10-3) and Illinois (17-9, 9-4) entered the contest tied for first in the Big Ten with both Purdue and Michigan State at 9-3.

Lesson learned

Columbus Dispatch – David Lighty guards Dominique Keller as part of a defense that held Illinois to 29 percent shooting in the …

Bob Hunter commentary: OSU’s ‘whoa’ effort brings woe to Illinois

Columbus Dispatch – CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Anyone who has been watching this Ohio State team has seen flashes of basketball brilliance, flashes so bright that even a …

Smacked around: Buckeyes stop Illini streak at 5

Herald & Review – Illinois’ Bill Cole (30) reacts after missing a shot against Ohio State during the …

Turner has turned tables on prep rival Columbus Dispatch

Old friends Turner, McCamey renew rivalry

Chicago Tribune – CHAMPAIGN – Before Evan Turner and Demetri McCamey were teammates at St. Joseph High School, the two friends used to face …

St. Joseph’s alum ready to take on McCamey, Illini
ESPN
Ohio State’s Evan Turner is averaging 19.2 points a game with 9.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists this season.

Ohio State at Illinois
Chicago Tribune
… it could prove difficult, despite the Illini’s improvement defensively. Ohio State is 9-1 in Big Ten play since getting Turner back from a back injury.

Women’s Hockey

UMD winning streak broken
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Ohio State’s 6-3 victory also prevented UMD from gaining a share of first place in the league. The Buckeyes (15-13-4 and 12-12-2 WCHA) took a 1-0 lead after …

Surging UMD women beat Ohio State
Duluth News Tribune (registration)
Minnesota Duluth stretched its Division I-leading unbeaten streak to 12 games Friday night by the smallest of margins, edging Ohio State 5-4 in overtime in …

Olympics | Women’s hockey: U.S. tries not to pile it on Chinese Columbus Dispatch

Sunday’s Olympic results

San Jose Mercury News -7, US, Lisa Chesson (Gigi Marvin, Julie Chu), 3:46. 8, US, Jocelyne Lamoureux (Karen Thatcher), 19:39. Third Period-9, US, Meghan Duggan (Gigi Marvin, …

  • United States 12, China 1 ESPN
  • USA dominates China Kansas City Star

Bonhomme, Johnston shine against Slovakia

Sudbury Star – ‎Greater Sudbury’s Tessa Bonhomme and Rebecca Johnston did their share in helping the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team defeat Team Slovakia 18-0 Saturday …

Canada romps in women’s hockey opener CBC.ca

Finland beats Russia 5-1 in women’s hockey

Washington Post – AP VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Even after a rough-and-tumble first period, Emma Laaksonen and Finland still had plenty of time to fix …

Men’s Hockey

Shaky goaltending leads to Alaskan nightmare for OSU

OSU Lantern – Inconsistent goaltending continues to plague the Ohio State men’s hockey team. Before this past weekend’s series with Alaska, coach John Markell had a conversation with his two goaltenders, in which he was quite frank with them. “I told them that I wanted to run with a hot goalie.

Women’s Gymnastics

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 20 William & Mary Edges 16th-Ranked Ohio State
LaxPower
Although Ohio State tallied the first goal of the second half just 36 seconds into the stanza, W&M then held the Buckeyes scoreless for nearly a 15-minute …

Athletics

Big Ten: Trying to hook ‘Horns? Columbus Dispatch