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Jan. 29

Men’s Hockey

Dalpe nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Brant News – ‎Paris’ Zac Dalpe is one of 50 NCAA players with a chance of winning the Hobey Baker Award. The 20 year old is in his sophomore year as a hockey player with

Men’s Hockey plays tonight and Saturday vs. No. 10 Ferris State.

Puck drops at 7 p.m. both nights at Value City Arena.

Tickets available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Watch the game live on BigTenNetwork.com.

Vote to get Dalpe on list for top award

Brantford Expositor – The Paris resident and Ohio State Buckeyes’ forward has been put on a 50-player list in the first step of the Hobey Baker Award voting.

Pistol

Women of pistol shoot for back-to-back championships

OSU Lantern – Of all the sports teams defending a national championship, there’s one that Ohio State students may not know exists: women’s pistol. Comprised of four eligible shooters in the 2009-10 season, the OSU women’s team has gone undefeated for the last two-and-a-half years.

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes celebrate their 1960 national title

SI.com – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – By and large, they were an odd mix, a grab bag of smart small-town and savvy city kids who liked each other as much as they liked

Checking in on 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes

SI.com –Mel Nowell, 6-foot-2, sophomore, Columbus (East HS), Ohio. An All-Ohio selection as a senior in high school, Nowell ended up as the Big Ten’s

Also:Chillicothe Gazette: OSU to celebrate its 1960 national title on Sunday

Also:Canton Repository: Buckeyes celebrate their 1960 NCAA basketball title

Ohio  State Buckeyes’ 1960 NCAA Championship basketball team reuniting this …
Plain Dealer
This weekend Ohio State’s 1960 NCAA Championship basketball team will reunite, the 50-year reunion culminating with a ceremony at the Buckeyes’ game with

Ohio State star Evan Turner recovered quickly from broken back …
SportsIllustrated.cnn.com Ohio State star Evan Turner broke his back on a dunk attempt on Dec. 5. Buckeyes said Turner would miss at least 12 games, but he was out just six

Women’s Basketball

ESPN: Prahalis nears triple-double as Ohio State rolls over Minnesota 

New York Times:Prahalis Scores 23 Points for Ohio State in Win

Prahalis bounces back big, makes Gophers pay Columbus Dispatch

Prahalis has 23 points, 10 assists for No. 4 Ohio State in 81-58 win over …

Los Angeles Times – Samantha Prahalis had 23 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to lead No. 4 Ohio State to an 81-58 victory over Minnesota on

Duo’s effort helps Buckeyes club Gophers

OSU – The Lantern – Double-doubles by Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahlis fueled Ohio State past Minnesota as the Buckeyes torched the Gophers 81-58 Thursday

Football

Archie Griffin to visit Perrysburg Toledo Blade – Archie Griffin, Ohio State’s two-time Heisman Trophy winner, will be the keynote speaker at a dinner Tuesday in Perrysburg for the Ohio Regional Training Center. The Columbus-based nonprofit training center provides training opportunities for Olympic hopefuls in freestyle

Jan. 28

Women’s Hockey

 

Men’s Volleyball

Senior sizes up opponents for Buckeyes’ net gain The Columbus Dispatch While playing a volleyball game last season at Loyola University Chicago, Ted Schoenfeldt of Ohio State heard two familiar names being shouted from the stands.

Women’s Basketball

Alive & Unedited: Kim (Wilburn) Joyce

Columbus Dispatch/Alive Section Ohio State basketball fans knew her as Kim Wilburn, a quick and feisty guard who was named the 2006 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Now Kim Joyce is a rising neo-soul star pushing “Head Games,” a great new single from Eleven, out March 27.

Buckeyes say upset loss makes them take notice Columbus Dispatch OSU-Minnesota preview

Climbing up the freshman hill

OSU Lantern – Freshman Tayler Hill and the women’s basketball team will try to right the ship against Hill’s home-state team of Minnesota tonight at the Schott. Hill was one of the most sought after high school recruits in the country after setting the Minnesota high school state scoring record with 3,894 points.

U women’s gameday: Gophers at No. 4 Ohio State
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Preview: Fourth-ranked Ohio State (20-2, 8-1) remains the cream of the Big Ten crop, and the Buckeyes figure to be pumped up after suffering their first Big

Minn. travels to face No. 6 Buckeyes

Minnesota Daily  – Rarely does the transitive property ever play out in sports. The Minnesota women’s basketball team hopes it can hold true this weekend. No.

For Gophers women, that’s opportunity knocking again tonight at Ohio State

Pioneer Press – Pam Borton realized how important last season’s upset at Ohio State was to her University of Minnesota women’s basketball team getting

Wrestling

Ohio State vs. Purdue Preview – BigTenNetwork.com

 

Men’s Basketball

Lighty helps rally OSU in second half Columbus Dispatch

Iowa men’s basketball: Ohio State rallies past Hawkeyes DesMoinesRegister.com

Ohio State’s Evan Turner is frontrunner for national Player of the Year … Plain Dealer (blog)

Thad Matta – Jan 27, 2010 – SI.com: “I think [Evan] is probably one of the most ultracompetitive kids I have ever coached,” Matta said. “Winning is very, very important to him. He’s just the type of the guy in practice that he needs a score, he needs time on a clock. There’s got to be a prize at the end, and I think that’s what great players all seem to have.”

Game pace a difference-maker UI The Daily Iowan

Fed up with limited opportunities from beyond the arc, Diebler ventures inside

OSU Lantern – With a player like Ohio State’s Evan Turner on the court, there may be a tendency for the opposition to divert all of its attention in his direction. Unfortunately for Jon Diebler, however, that has not been the case. Since the start of Big Ten play, the Buckeye junior has found that, even with Turner on the court, teams are not exactly willing to let him run free.

Checking in on 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes
SI.com
Ohio State asked him to return as a freshman basketball and baseball coach in 1953. He guided the Buckeyes basketball team as head coach for 18 years,

Checking in on 1960 Ohio State Buckeyes – Associated Press …
An updated glimpse at the 1959-60 Ohio State national champions:

Buckeyes Will Celebrate 1960 National Title
WHIOtv.com
The 1959-60 Ohio State Buckeyes were built around a group of “Super Sophs” featuring the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Jerry Lucas, and a perpetual-motion machine

Men’s Hockey

Sluggish start a distant memory for Ohio State hockey team

OSU Lantern – Consistency and composure have been key for the resurgence of the men’s hockey team. Through their first 20 games, the Buckeyes fell short of lofty pre-season expectations, and the team stumbled into winter break searching for answers. But given a chance to recharge the batteries, the Buckeyes returned to practice with a renewed vigor.

 

Jan. 26-27

Swimming

Ohio State swimmer plunges down under

OSU Lantern – Leaving home to travel across the state or country is nothing new for athletes. Some athletes, however, travel a little further than most. Some, like Luke Stirton, a member of Ohio State’s men’s swimming team, cross half the globe to pursue their passion.

Wrestling

Pressure fueling Buckeye’s fire on wrestling mat

OSU Lantern – Colt Sponseller feels the pressure from all angles. At 165 pounds he earned his 18th win on the season in a 4-2 decision over Dan Vallimont of Penn State. Sponseller is a three-time Ohio High School Division II State Champion as well as National High School Seniors Wrestling Champion.

Men’s Basketball

Three of four NBA scouts are in love with Turner The Columbus Dispatch

Watch: COURTSIDE WITH SETH DAVIS on CBSCollegeSports.com – Evan Turner and Mark Titus featured in latest edition

2010 Draft class looks weak beyond big three SportsIllustrated.com

Added the fourth scout: “He has personality, charisma, he’s a big guard who has no fear driving to the basket. He has to improve his outside shot, but he can do anything on the floor.”

Evan Turner: Player of the Year?

OSU Lantern – “And the winner of the National College Player of the Year is…” Evan Turner? “That’s a privilege and I’m blessed to be considered amongst the top players      in the country but I’m not really thinking about it,” Turner said.

No better choice for Player of the Year than OSU guard

OSU Lantern – Come April, Ohio State junior point guard/forward/jack-of-all-trades Evan Turner will be named college basketball’s Player of the Year. Not only will he win, but he should win. Last season, Turner led the Buckeyes in points, assists, rebounds, steals, field goals made, free throws attempted, free throws made and he led the Big Ten in scoring.

Turner rivaling production of OSU legends

OSU Lantern – Over the past two-and-a-half years, Evan Turner has thrown his name into the history books. Where exactly he ranks in the history of Ohio State men’s basketball, however, is another thing. To many, the best player in OSU history is Jerry Lucas. In three years at OSU, Lucas was a three-time All-American.

Player of the Year not the right award for Turner

OSU Lantern – Evan Turner will not win the Naismith Player of the Year award. The college basketball award is not equivalent to the NBA Most Valuable Player award, which is why Ohio State’s junior guard will not win. There is no doubt that Turner would be on a short list for an MVP award.

Ohio State’s bench players sit and wait … and wait Columbus Dispatch OSU-Iowa preview

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
Plain Dealer
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Too often in the previous two seasons, Ohio State’s fate was determined by whether the Buckeyes were hot or cold from

Ohio St.-Iowa Preview
CBSSports.com
The 20th-ranked Buckeyes look to rebound from another road loss as they take on an Iowa team that’s playing its best ball of the season. Ohio State (14-6,

Disappearing act: Questions surround Simmons’ bench time

OSU Lantern – It has been a puzzling season for Jeremie Simmons. After averaging more than 22 minutes a game last season, the senior guard expected to play a big role for the Buckeyes in his final season in Columbus. However, for one reason or another, that has not been the case.

Former Buckeye sets sights on potential NBA career

OSU Lantern – High School McDonald’s All-American, Big Ten Champion, NCAA Basketball Runner-Up and Ohio State Alumnus are all titles held by former Buckeye Ivan Harris. NBA player is one he hopes to soon add to the list. “Playing in the NBA is my dream,” Harris said.

OSU’s Titus becoming famous for blogging Chillicothe Gazette Mark Titus seldom even gets into a game for No. 21 Ohio State. How many stars have a blog that has had more than 2.1 million visits?

Women’s Basketball

Luck runs out for Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

USA Today: Purdue hands No. 4 Ohio State first Big Ten loss of season

Athletics

Big Twelve? Conference expansion could have implications for Ohio State

OSU Lantern – Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee voiced his support for the Big Ten conference’s investigation into the benefits of adding a 12th team in a meeting with Lantern editors earlier this month. “I’ve made very clear that I am supportive of asking the question [of how the Big Ten would benefit from adding a team],” he said.

University

Sports illustrated: Provocative exhibit puts a new spin on male athletics The Columbus Dispatch – Be a sport and visit the Wex. That’s the message that central Ohioans will hear in promotional announcements from Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith and two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. They’ve all recorded spots to lure patrons to the Wexner Center for the Arts, where a provocative exhibit on male athletes and how they’re perceived by the public and themselves will open Saturday for a 10-week run.

 

Jan. 23-25 

Women’s Basketball

Reserves’ experience comes in handy Columbus Dispatch OSU-Purdue preview

Purdue takes its shot against Big Ten’s best West Lafayette Journal Courier

Game slowing down for Purdue freshman guard West Lafayette Journal Courier

Coach’s humor infects OSU basketball squad

OSU Lantern – It takes a lot to make the Ohio State women’s basketball team: speed, size, talent and apparently a sense of humor. Coach Jim Foster and players on the team agree that having a sense of humor helps the team in a variety of ways, including keeping the team loose and relaxed.

University/Pop Culture

Ohio’s own Rascal Flatts celebrates 10 years of hit-making
Toledo Blade
What hasn’t changed in LeVox’s life is his love of the Buckeye State. His aunts and uncles, cousins, and father still live in the Columbus area. …

Wrestling

Buckeyes too much for PSU
Centre Daily Times
Notes:The Buckeyes trimmed the Nittany Lions’ lead in the all-time series to 13-11. Ohio State coach Tom Ryan, who replaced Russ Hellickson after the …

Palmer sets tone for Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch Photos: Ohio State-Penn State wrestling

Buckeyes pin Penn State

OSU Lantern – Surrounded by more than 3,000 fans, the No. 3 Ohio State wrestling team took down the No. 13 Nittany Lions of Penn State in a 21-14 decision Sunday afternoon in St. John Arena. “We expect to win all of the Big Ten duals,” captain Lance Palmer said.

Men’s Hockey

Buckeyes get back at Spartans
Detroit Free Press
EAST LANSING — Patrick Schafer snapped a 2-2 tie when he scored a wraparound goal with 1:07 remaining in regulation to send Ohio State to a 4-2 victory

Women’s Hockey

Hokey’s historic night gives OSU hockey split

OSU Lantern – Even with freshman forward Hokey Langan’s record-tying Friday night, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team ended the weekend with a split against Bemidji State. Senior co-captain Rachel Davis said the Buckeyes’ first goal by Langan Friday caused a momentum shift where, “you could just see the other team sink back a little bit.

Men’s Volleyball

Not a cliffhanger: Ohio State beats Grand Canyon with ease
OSU – The Lantern
13 Ohio State men’s volleyball team was facing Grand Canyon for the first time as conference opponents, OSU by no means felt obligated to be gracious hosts

Men’s Basketball

Matta deserves more appreciation

OSU Lantern – Parents always tell their children to appreciate the little things people do: hold the door open for a stranger, say “please” and “thank you,” don’t underestimate the power of a smile. It’s time for Ohio State fans to start appreciating the little things that men’s basketball coach Thad Matta does for the OSU program.

OSU Insider Columbus Dispatch

The week that was
Big Ten Network
Ohio State’s Jon Diebler, on Evan Turner after the Buckeye star flirted with another triple-double Tuesday. Bold prediction for the week ahead: Evan Turner

Buckeyes’ Titus famous for NOT playing
SI.com
Ohio State’s prized big-man recruit, Greg Oden, had an injured wrist and a couple of other players had hurt their ankles. The Buckeyes didn’t have 10 guys

Turner turns into mere mortal in loss Columbus Dispatch

West Virginia 71, Ohio State 65: Buckeyes zone out Columbus Dispatch

WVU proves power against Ohio State
Daily Mail – Charleston
21 Ohio State by 18 points in the second half and held All-America candidate Evan Turner without a basket. A balanced effort from the starting lineup and a

Let us count the reasons WVU win was big
Charleston Gazette
MORGANTOWN – Many in the press corps believed West Virginia had Saturday’s Top 25 basketball matchup with Ohio State in the bag at halftime.

short takes: Jan. 23
Minneapolis Star Tribune
21 Ohio State’s Evan Turner to explode when the country gets a chance to see him in the Buckeyes’ nationally televised matchup against No.

Football 

Smith, Saints to franchise’s first Super Bowl NFL.com

Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor speaks after serving as wrestling captain: Video
Plain Dealer (blog)
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor served as the honorary captain for the Ohio State wrestling team as the Buckeyes …

Heyward picks fun over big paycheck Columbus Dispatch

PM Ohio State links: Would-be high NFL draft pick Cameron Heyward happy to …
Plain Dealer (blog)
Ohio State. The Buckeyes have never been as dominant in the Big Ten as they are now, thanks to coach Jim Tressel, who arrived for the 2001 season. …

Big Ten’s bowl wins warm the winter days Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Lacrosse

Inside Lacrosse previews its No. 21 team: Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN
The Ohio State Department of Athletics Senior Jimmy Green will headline the offensive midfield for OSU. A year later, the Buckeyes face a new slate of …

 

 

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