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Feb. 4-5

Athletics

Buckeye fans show support for soldiers
OSU – The Lantern
A suggested listing can be found at ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Malafa said the teams will help box and ship the collections. The goal is to have enough items to

Big Ten celebrates Black History Month

In a continued effort to commemorate the achievements of African-Americans on Big Ten campuses, 22 student-athletes will be recognized on the Big Ten’s Black History Month website throughout February. The website, http://www.bigten.org/ will feature stories on current and former student-athletes from each institution. Representing Ohio State are Brian Robiskie (football) and Regina Oliver (lacrosse). The site also features information on the Big Ten’s contributions through the Advisory Commission, the SCORE program and the C.D. Henry internship. Read more:

Cutting sports not option for OSU Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State trustees to vote on price hikes for football, basketball tickets …

Los Angeles Times – COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State’s Board of Trustees will vote this week on a proposal to raise the price of football and basketball tickets to help offset

Columbus Dispatch:

  • $70 tickets (and higher tuition?)
  • $70 tickets: Cost can’t alter Buckeye love
  • What they cost

Wrestling

For Buckeyes wrestler, it’s all relative

OSU Lantern – It’s more than relative – it’s family – as Reece Humphrey follows in his father’s footsteps.   Tri-captain on the wrestling team, Humphrey is No. 2 in the 141-pound weight class. His father, Jim, was an Ohio State wrestler from 1971 to 1972.

Women’s Basketball

Buckeyes refuse to fold down stretch Columbus Dispatch

Iowa women fall short in upset bid vs. Ohio State Des Moines Register

Also: Chicago Tribune: Johnson scores 13 of her 18 points in second half to rally No. 8 Ohio State past Iowa, 86-82

Senior point guard finally finds her role

OSU Lantern – The name Maria Moeller might not ring a bell with many members of Buckeye Nation. However, the senior has had a great impact on the women’s basketball program and on the young players at Ohio State. Although she started only in her freshman year and a few games in her sophomore season, Moeller now has the most important role on the team: mentor.

Game of the Week: Women’s Basketball vs. No. 8 Ohio State
State College News
8 Ohio State Buckeyes head to the Bryce Jordan Center for a 1 pm tilt having won the last 10 meetings against the Nittany Lions and looking to put a little

Buckeyes regrouping after losses: Ohio State doesn’t want recent flaws to wind up getting out of hand The Columbus Dispatch The eighth-ranked Buckeyes have a two-game lead in the Big Ten standings, a 21-3 overall record and a chance to win an unprecedented sixth straight conference championship. So why is everybody in the latest team photo frowning?

Video: halftime hoopster took too long, but will keep prize

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State student who won free tuition for a year last week during a basketball halftime contest failed to complete all the shots in the required 30 seconds. Austin Hylander, a freshman, won the prize at an OSU women’s basketball game on Jan.

Men’s Basketball

Late three helps OSU hold off upset bid The Columbus Dispatch

Also: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State gets some improbable assistance in outlasting Penn State, 75-62

Also: WHIO TV: Turner Has 27 Points For No. 13 Ohio State

Men’s Volleyball

California dreaming: Freshman from Sunshine State plays major role for OSU

OSU Lantern – Freshman Grayson Overman has been an integral part of the Ohio State men’s volleyball team’s success in the 2010 season. A starter in all of his team’s matches, the 6-foot-7-inch California native has been a key contributor for the Buckeyes since day one.

Men’s Hockey

Vees’ grad Zac Dalpe named CCHA Player of the Month

BCHL – ‎The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced today that sophomore forward Zac Dalpe of Ohio State has been named the RBC Financial Group CCHA Player …

Ferris State’s weekend off
U Weekly
Ferris State hasn’t won 17 games by luck, and in fact beat the Buckeyes twice back in wherever Ferris* is. The first period sees FSU draw first blood. Ohio …

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.

Football

Area Buckeyes await NFL call
Springfield News Sun
The pair of Ohio State Buckeyes (along with defensive end Thaddeus Gibson) appeared at Cardboard Heroes at the Mall at Fairfield Commons on Thursday, Feb.

Pryor’s left knee can handle a dunk The Columbus Dispatch Terrelle Pryor’s knee can’t be injured too badly, judging by the dunk he threw down last night. The football team was honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game. On his way off the court, the Ohio State quarterback leaped and jammed home a dunk to the delight of the crowd.

Photos: Rose Bowl champs honored Columbus Dispatch

Canes Release 2010 Football Schedule
CBS 4 – Miami
This time though, the Hurricanes will be on the road in the Horseshoe against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Outside of the Ohio State game, the only other tough

Coach Jim Tressel likes this problem: 1 ball, 7 running backs Cleveland Plain Dealer

Meet the newest Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

Also: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Jim Tressel on Ohio State’s recruiting class: Video

Also: Toledo Blade: Tressel says OSU’s 18 signees have versatility, maturity

Men’s Track and Field

OSU men’s track team ranked first in region The Other Paper The Ohio State men’s track and field team sits atop the first United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Great Lakes regional rankings, released Feb. 3.

Feb. 3

Women’s Hockey

Hockey’s Hokey skating over competition

OSU Lantern – “Hokey” and “hockey:” words so similar, they’re often mistaken to be same. Despite the discrepancy of one little “c,” among the women’s collegiate hockey world, “Hokey” and “hockey” are becoming synonymous.

Men’s Tennis

Sophomore helps fuel seven-year win streak for OSU tennis

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s tennis team is defending a home winning streak of 93 consecutive matches. The No. 3 Buckeyes added the most recent two victories last weekend after sweeping both New Mexico and Tulsa 7-0 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association national qualifier.

Diving

Ohio State diver hoping for another title The Columbus Dispatch

Fencing

Coach builds fencing program into perennial championship contender

OSU Lantern – Ohio State has had some great coaches over the years; Jim Tressel and Thad Matta come immediately to mind. They might not be at the top, however. Vladimir Nazlymov might be the best OSU has to offer. Ten years ago, fencing at OSU was a joke, to put it bluntly.

Athletics

Big Ten expansion could be felt nationwide The Columbus Dispatch

ESPN: Would Texas ever move to the Big Ten?

Weekly honors The Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Basketball

It’s a breakout season for Buford: Sophomore becomes more complete player The Columbus Dispatch OSU-Penn State preview

Turner, Buckeyes ready for Battle

OSU Lantern – During an ESPN telecast of a Penn State game earlier in the year, Nittany Lion guard Talor Battle was asked about his experience on the 2009 USA World University Games Team. Battle responded by saying that some of the games were pretty difficult because he was the only player on his team that was capable of scoring.

Bucks showing grit, resolve despite adversity Chillicothe Gazette

Also: USA Today: No. 13 Ohio State mirrors 2006 team in toughness

Finale against Illinois will be March 2 The Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Basketball

Lavender among Cleveland Sports Awards Winners Cleveland Plain Dealer

Conference up for grabs in last month
The Daily Collegian Online
Just three days after sharing her opinion about the Buckeyes, Ohio State lost to an Indiana team that had a losing conference record.

Football

TV: Watch Big Ten Network’s Signing Day Special at 4 p.m. ET/ ONLINE: Also at 4 p.m. watch Coach Tressel’s signing day comments live on Buckeye Vision

Decision time for recruits: OSU hopes to add two more for class of 20 The Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State hoping for a big gift when football signing day wraps up on Wednesday

ESPN: Big Ten signing day primer

Toledo Blade: Buckeyes await word on recruits – Top lineman to choose Wednesday

NBC4: SIGNING DAY: OSU 2010 Recruiting Class

Signing Day preview: Buckeyes eye top recruits

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State football team is preparing to welcome a brand new class of Buckeyes.  Wednesday is National Signing Day, the first day in which a recruit can officially sign a letter of intent to the school of his choice. OSU has several top prospects from Ohio and throughout the country already committed, and are waiting on the decisions of a select few.

Coleman, Ballard signing autographs Thursday | Buckeyes Beat
Three former Ohio State football players will be signing autographs at Cardboard Heroes at The Mall at Fairfield Commons on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.. Northmont graduate Kurt Coleman and Springboro grad Jake Ballard will be
Buckeyes Beat – http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/buckeyes/

Feb. 1-2

Women’s Hockey

Hockey player will travel to Haiti for volunteer work

OSU Lantern – “Spring break.” For most college students, the phrase means bikinis and swim trunks, sandy beaches and poolside cocktails. But for second-year Ohio State goaltender Barbara Bilko, it is a volunteer opportunity.

Men’s Hockey

Elkins a King among Monarchs

NHL.com – Manchester Monarchs rookie center Corey Elkins had his marriage proposal all planned out. He was going to pop the question to his girlfriend over the Christmas break, at his home in Detroit. Then real life interrupted. The Los Angeles Kings called him up over the holidays and all of a sudden Elkins had to go to his backup move.

Weekly honors Columbus Dispatch

Basketball

Love and Basketball at OSU OSU Lantern – Ohio State point guards Samantha Prahalis and Evan Turner are what many would call, “Facebook official.”

Men’s Basketball

No rest for the weary: Bench nonexistent in Big Ten play

OSU Lantern – Last week, a reporter jokingly asked coach Thad Matta about the impact that senior walk-on and blogger extraordinaire Mark Titus’ potentially season-ending labrum injury will have on the depth of the Buckeyes’ bench. “Well, you thought when Evan [Turner] went down things were bad,” Matta said light-heartedly.

OSU Insider Columbus Dispatch

Football

Title track

Columbus Dispatch – Former Ohio State player Will Smith hopes to win national championship seven years after his first — this time in Super Bowl

Recruit turns his life around away from home Columbus Dispatch

Signing Day preview: Buckeyes eye top recruits

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State football team is preparing to welcome a brand new class of Buckeyes.  Wednesday is National Signing Day, the first day in which a recruit can officially sign a letter of intent to the school of his choice. OSU has several top prospects from Ohio and throughout the country already committed, and are waiting on the decisions of a select few.

Men’s Volleyball

Ohio State drops to No. 14
Ball State Daily News
In addition, the Buckeyes dropped in the rankings with 42 votes – the same amount of votes it received in last week’s poll. Ohio State enters this match

Jan. 29-31

Men’s Track and Field

ABC TV Ch. 6 Columbus: Jesse Owens Statue Could Find Home at U.S. Capital

Branch 5th at PSU meet
Ironton Tribune
11, Branch was slowly making his way back into shape for the Ohio State Buckeyes indoor track season. Branch was back in form Saturday at the Penn State

Men’s Basketball

Knight, Havlicek, Lucas reunite at OSU
ESPN
AP COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State’s fans showered a half a century of cheers on the 1960 Buckeyes. Led by stars Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek — along with

Ohio State honors members of 1960 national championship team with win over …

New York Daily News – COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Ohio State defeated Cal, 75-55, to win the 1960 national championship. …

ABC 6 TV Columbus: 1960 Reunion Honors Fred Taylor at the Schott 

Fifty years later, OSU NCAA Champions honored

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s basketball team cruised to an 85-63 victory Sunday over Minnesota, but there was more to celebrate at the Schottenstein Center than the series of alley-oops the Buckeyes threw down in the blowout win. Only once has OSU captured the NCAA Tournament title, and that team was recognized Sunday on the 50th anniversary of the Buckeyes’ 1960 championship squad.

Mansfield News Journal: ‘Siggy’ back in the spotlight – Pride of Shelby returns to his element at reunion of 1960 Buckeyes

Turner’s time at OSU ticking away

OSU Lantern – Evan Turner won’t be donning scarlet and gray forever. Don’t expect the junior guard and National Player of the Year candidate, a projected top-five selection in June’s NBA Draft, to suit up for Ohio State next fall. Instead, take the time to watch him now before he wisely bolts to the pros.

OSU 85, Minnesota 63 – Big Ten Network Highlights

Top 25 Capsules
SI.com
Ohio State’s 1960 national championship squad led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek was honored at halftime. Against Minnesota, this year’s Buckeyes shot 73

Anniversary gift Columbus Dispatch – Did the presence of Ohio State’s 1960 NCAA championship team inspire the current Buckeyes?

Players from ’60 team exemplify that staying in school has benefits Columbus Dispatch

Reunited

Columbus Dispatch – Fifty years. It is hard for them to comprehend. The players who were not far removed from adolescence when they gave Ohio State its only basketball national championship in 1960 are now in their 70s, or close to it. One by one, they say they can’t believe five decades have elapsed, even if the mirror indicates otherwise. 1960 champions: 50 years later

50 years after title, coach deserves recognition, too Columbus Dispatch

Heat wave: Hot shooting leads OSU past Gophers

OSU Lantern – As Ohio State honored its 1960 national champion men’s basketball team on Sunday, the day seemed destined to be more about the past than the present. The 2010 Buckeyes didn’t appear to get the memo. Against a Minnesota team that had beaten them just three weeks ago, the Buckeyes shot 63 percent from the field and routed the Gophers 85-63 in one of their best performances of the season.

Ohio State tops Minnesota
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Soon after the school honored its 1960 national championship team, the 20th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes showed they could play a little,

Buckeyes expecting a tussle Columbus Dispatch

Turner’s numbers, impact on teammates put him among college’s all-time best Columbus Dispatch

U men’s gameday: Gophers at No. 20 Ohio State
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Buckeyes know that firsthand: he went 7-for-9 from beyond the arc in Minnesota’s win over Ohio State. Numbers: Minnesota has won once (a 60-56 overtime

Women’s Basketball

Halftime hoops earn student free tuition

OSU Lantern – For Austin Hylander, 30 seconds and four shots turned into a year of free tuition at Ohio State. Hylander won the “Big Shots” contest during a women’s basketball game halftime contest at Value City Arena Thursday night. By sinking four baskets in less than 30 seconds, he won one year of tuition-free education.

 

Trips to Indiana upsetting Columbus Dispatch

Big Ten play becoming big pain for struggling Buckeyes

OSU Lantern – The Big Ten has been a big pain for the Ohio State women’s basketball team this season. Aside from an early loss to Duke, the Buckeyes cruised through their nonconference schedule. However, they have struggled to find their game against teams who know their style of play.

Men’s Hockey

College Hockey: Ohio State Upsets No. 10 Ferris State
USCHO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 29) – Following the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ 5-3 win over the Ferris State Bulldogs on Friday night

OSU men’s hockey falls just short of rare weekend sweep

OSU Lantern – It was a tale of two games. After the men’s hockey team dominated No. 10 Ferris State Friday night, it fell just short on Saturday. Special teams proved to be the difference for the Buckeyes on the weekend. On Friday, the Buckeyes came up with two power play goals, which proved to be necessary for the 5-3 victory.

Women’s Hockey

Hokey pokes in game-winner Friday, Buckeyes fall to Badgers Saturday

OSU Lantern – After a back-and-forth battle Friday between the Badgers and the Buckeyes, freshman forward Hokey Langan’s game-winning goal Friday wasn’t enough momentum for an Ohio State win Saturday. The OSU women’s ice hockey team split a pair of weekend games against defending National Champion Wisconsin.

Decker’s hat trick propels Badgers over OSU
University of Wisconsin Badgers
Freshman Brianna Decker recorded her first career hat trick in Wisconsin’s 3-2 victory over the Buckeyes. COLUMBUS, Ohio – After falling 5-4 to Ohio State …

Football

Griffin’s Heismans set for reunion The Columbus Dispatch – Thirteen years after they went their separate ways, the world’s only Heisman twins are getting back together. At Archie’s place. Archie Griffin, the sole two-time winner of the trophy given to the nation’s best college football player, is making plans to return his second Heisman — awarded in 1975 and displayed in a Columbus restaurant since 1997 — to his Westerville home.

Wrestling

No. 4 Ohio State defeats Purdue, 35-6
Examiner.com
The fourth-ranked Ohio State wrestling team won eight matches en route to a 35-6 win over Purdue University Friday night at Holloway Gymnasium in West

Swimming

Bucks top Penn State, Northwestern, fall to Michigan in quad meet

OSU Lantern – After the men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up its four-team quadrangular meet with Michigan, Penn State and Northwestern on Saturday, coach Bill Wadley said there was not a guy on his team who did not give his very best. Unfortunately for Wadley and the No.

University

OSU to host $10 dinner, proceeds go to Haiti

OSU Lantern – More than 180,000 people have died as a result of the series of earthquakes that struck Haiti in January. The country has been torn and Ohio State has reached out to help. OSU is hosting A Buckeye Benefit Dinner for Haiti at the RPAC at 5 p.m. All proceeds will go directly to Haiti through the Red Cross.