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**Look for men’s volleyball Buckeye John Klanac spiking a point in a photo spread in the latest edition of ESPN the Magazine**

May 12-14

Softball

Power source: Marder is Buckeyes’ best softball slugger ever Columbus Dispatch

“The Lantern VS.” – OSU Softball

Evan of The OSU Lantern sees how he matches up against 17-year-old pitcher Kacie Kelly of the OSU softball team.

Baseball

Having fun lifts Buckeyes out of funk Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State holds off MAC-leading Ball State
Big Ten Network
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Zach Hurley led the Ohio State Buckeyes to an 8-4 victory over the Ball State Cardinals (24-24) on Wednesday.

Buckeyes struggle without Wimmers
U Weekly
With the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ baseball team unable to count upon a steady Friday victory with the absence of star junior starting pitcher Alex

Men’s Tennis

Tennis transformer: OSU went from laughingstock to powerhouse under superstitious, hardworking coach Ty Tucker The Columbus Dispatch Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel stood inside a crowded Stickney Tennis Center on a recent Sunday watching the Buckeyes run their Big Ten winning streak to 65 matches. Tressel is arguably the most recognized figure in central Ohio. But in the eyes of the serve-and-volley community, the man behind the sweater vest wears the second-most distinctive coaching garb on campus.

PM Ohio State Buckeyes links: Pressure’s on Pryor; love match with OSU tennis
Plain Dealer (blog)
Cleveland, Ohio — Terrelle Pryor has been the yin and the yang of Ohio State football in his tenure in Columbus. Even before the chill of an everlasting

Track and Field

Track and field teams ready for Big Ten Championships

OSU Lantern – Ohio State’s track and field team will compete this weekend in the Big Ten Conference Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Events begin today and continue through Saturday and Sunday. The men’s track and field team is coming off of an impressive performance in the Billy Hayes Invitational, which was also held at Indiana University.

Football

Pryor ready to lead Ohio State to national title Sports Illustrated Many dubbed the then-sophomore quarterback’s 338-yard day in the Buckeyes’ 26-17 victory over Oregon as his “coming out party.” For a variety of reasons, Jim Tressel and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman chose the bowl game as their opportunity to unleash a Pryor-centric game-plan for the first time since Pryor’s midseason debacle at Purdue. The result: career highs in pass attempts (37), completions (23) and passing yards (266). In the two games immediately prior to the Rose Bowl (against Iowa and Michigan), Pryor was limited to just 17 attempts in each.

Buckeyes have deep cast of characters who could take on leading role in 2010
OSU – The Lantern
Last season, Ohio State elected a trio of defensive seniors as captains, the first time since 2002 that only defensive players represented the team.

Spitler receives a hero’s welcome at Bellbrook
Dayton Daily News
Staff photo by Ron Alvey Austin Spitler, who played football at Bellbrook and at Ohio State, was taken in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Miami

From freshman fumbler to OSU icon
OSU – The Lantern
If Ohio State was to construct a Buckeye-inspired Mount Rushmore on its Columbus campus, only one question would be asked. Would Archie Griffin sport the

Men’s Basketball

Lighty suffers fracture in foot: Guard is expected back before preseason practice

The Columbus Dispatch The first time the bone broke in David Lighty’s left foot, it could not have happened at a worse time. If it had to happen again, there might not have been a better time. Then again, finding a point guard to replace Evan Turner next season just became a little more difficult for the Ohio State basketball team. An X-ray yesterday revealed that the fifth metatarsal in Lighty’s foot – the same bone broken in December 2008 – was fractured again Tuesday when Lighty stepped on the foot of another player during a pickup game in the Schottenstein Center’s auxiliary gym.

Ohio State forward David Lighty refractures bone
Defiance Crescent News
COLUMBUS — Ohio State forward David Lighty has refractured a bone in his left foot and will undergo surgery. Coach Thad Matta said Wednesday that Lighty

Lightning strikes twice: Lighty breaks foot again

OSU Lantern – Ohio State forward David Lighty broke a bone in his left foot Tuesday, the same injury the junior suffered in December 2008, the team announced in a press release Wednesday. Lighty took a medical redshirt that season, missing the Buckeyes’ final 25 games.

Pipeline: Florida State Seminoles vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN
The last two, in particular, represents what Florida State has developed that an Ohio State hasn’t: fast, powerful defensive linemen.

Ohio State basketball to play at Florida State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Plain Dealer (blog)
Ohio State will play at Florida State as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, a rematch of last season’s victory by the Buckeyes in Columbus. …

Women’s Basketball

Ohio State assistant finalist for Vermont job Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Lacrosse

Ohio State’s Stimmel (Boyertown, Temple) resigns as head women’s …
PhillyLacrosse.com – http://phillylacrosse.com/
Stimmel has served at the helm of the Buckeyes the last 15 seasons and is the only head coach in the program’s history. She compiled a 122-111 record at Ohio State and holds a career coaching record of 198-130 after six seasons at

Athletics/University

What’s next for St. John Arena? The Columbus Dispatch Ohio State University likely will tear down St. John Arena eventually, but it probably won’t happen for years, officials said yesterday. “We’re talking about something that, at the earliest, is probably 10 years or more out from now,” athletics director Gene Smith said. “It’s not of the highest priority. It’s just part of a long-range plan for the university.”

Also: Columbus Business First: OSU considering demolition of St. John Arena

May 5-11

Men’s Hockey

Jackets player hitting the books, not the puck

OSU Lantern – Missing the playoffs for the eighth time in the Blue Jackets’ brief nine-year history was a disappointment the team, but R.J. Umberger is using his break to head back to school. With time off, the former Buckeye All-American is back at Ohio State in pursuit of the college degree he began working toward nearly 10 years ago.

Rohlik leaves UMD for Ohio State pucks post
Duluth News Tribune
He made $70000 last season, but is expected to earn considerably more with the Buckeyes. Rohlik interviewed at Ohio State on Monday and Tuesday with

New coach wants NHL talent for Ohio State The Columbus Dispatch – When Mark Osiecki told his father he had been named Ohio State hockey coach, the Minnesota high school coaching legend gave his son a sound piece of advice. “Slow down,” Tom Osiecki said. Then Mark relayed the news to Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais and Minnesota coach Don Lucia, two of his mentors.

Also: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio State Buckeyes men’s hockey coach Mark Osiecki

Men’s volleyball

Buckeyes eager to grab elusive title The Columbus DispatchThe Ohio State men’s volleyball team can raise NCAA Tournament banners with the best programs in the nation. The crowded rafters inside St. John Arena on game days symbolize the school’s consistency – 16 semifinal appearances in the tournament’s 40-year history.

Men’s Tennis

Ohio State men’s tennis to open up NCAA tournament at home
OSU – The Lantern
As the Ohio State men’s tennis team came together in a room at the indoor Varsity Tennis Center eagerly waiting to see where and who they play in the first

Men’s Lacrosse

ECAC Announces Weekly Men’s Honors
Lacrosse Magazine Online
His fifth goal came at 3:04 of the second quarter to give Ohio State a two-goal edge (10-8). His final two goals came in the last 4:17 of the third quarter.

No. 4 North Carolina Rallies to Defeat Ohio State in Shootout
LaxPower
The Tar Heels improve to 12-2 heading into the NCAA Tournament while Ohio State sees its season end at 7-8. The Tar Heels will now await their NCAA

Women’s Lacrosse

Buckeye junior reaps rewards by sticking to goal The Columbus Dispatch – Before this season, when she became one of the best goalies in college lacrosse, Ohio State junior Annie Carruthers had started in just four games. She wasn’t certain of her spot in goal, having played only in the event of an injury or a big margin of victory.

W. lax finishes season, defeats Ohio Buckeyes
Johns Hopkins News-Letter
Off to a slow start, the Ohio State Buckeyes weren’t going to give up that easily. Kelly Haggerty set a strong precedent in her visit to Homewood field

No. 17 Penn State Holds off Ohio State in ALC Semifinals
LaxPower
Ohio State traded goals with Penn State over the first eight-plus minutes of the game until Markwordt broke a 2-2 tie to give the Buckeyes what would prove

Baseball

Ceremony helps OSU find its mojo
Columbus Dispatch
Upon walking into the clubhouse before yesterday’s game against Illinois, Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd was as astonished by what he was

Senior infielder on the upswing after subpar session in ’09

OSU Lantern – On April 25, third baseman Cory Rupert belted a pitch off Penn State pitcher Ryan Ignas over the left-field wall for a home run. Rupert’s long ball was one of six runs the Buckeyes scored in the loss, but it was also a snapshot of how Rupert does everything in his power to help his team win.

End of an era: Todd to leave program he built up, players that followed him

OSU Lantern – Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd announced he would be retiring at the end of the season last Wednesday. Todd, who has been at the helm the past 23 years for the Buckeyes, broke the news to his players after Wednesday’s game against Louisville.

Ohio State trying to give Todd one final hurrah Slumping Buckeyes must get hot to reach NCAA Tournament The Columbus Dispatch In the 23 years Bob Todd has been the Ohio State baseball coach, he and his staff have strived to smooth over the everyday drama such as girlfriend problems, whining over lack of playing time and squabbles among players that can eat away at a team from the inside. The even-keel culture of the Buckeyes will be put to the test like never before in the final three weeks of the Big Ten regular season.

Todd calls it a day: Ohio State’s longtime baseball coach will retire at end of the season  The Columbus Dispatch The first time Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd thought about retirement came in March during the team’s annual spring break trip to sunny Winter Haven, Fla. It would have seemed that Todd was living life large. It was his 23rd season as Buckeyes coach, he was in the first year of a lucrative three-year contract and his team was star-studded.

 ‘The Daily Hunter’ blog: Justice would be College World Series appearance for retiring Todd The Columbus Dispatch

  • Also: WBNS 10TV: Ohio State Baseball Coach Bob Todd To Retire
  • Also: Big Ten Network: OSU’s winningest coach announces retirement

Just Dew it: Senior leads scuffling Buckeyes past Illini to avoid series sweep

OSU Lantern – Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season. Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series. Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney.

Good and bad: Ohio State in big trouble
Yahoo! Sports
The Buckeyes really need their All-American pitcher the final couple weeks of the regular season. Ohio State dropped a 5-2 decision to Illinois on Saturday

Illinois 6, Ohio State 3: Missed opportunities send Buckeyes to defeat Columbus Dispatch

Softball

Softball drops last game at Nittany Lion Field
The Daily Collegian Online
Nittany Lions pitcher Lisa Akamine cruised through the first inning with no trouble, setting down the Buckeyes in order. However, Ohio State tacked on one

Football

Six Buckeyes earn academic honor The Columbus Dispatch – Six players from the 2009 team were named today to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society. The society, in its fourth year, honors players who were starters or significant substitutes who maintained at least a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average.

From freshman fumbler to OSU icon

OSU Lantern – If Ohio State was to construct a Buckeye-inspired Mount Rushmore on its Columbus campus, only one question would be asked. Would Archie Griffin sport the short hair he has now or the classic afro he had while becoming the nation’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner? His relationship with OSU has spanned decades, first as a player and student, then assistant athletic director and now the president and CEO of OSU’s Alumni Association.

OSU’s Cameron Heyward has a simple goal: ‘The most dominant who ever played’
Plain Dealer
COLUMBUS, Ohio — With spring football behind them and national title hopes ahead, the Ohio State Buckeyes have three months to work out and gameplan before

Tressel displays humor on latest Dayton visit Dayton Daily News – When Jim Tressel was introduced this week at a fundraising dinner at the Nutter Center, the Ohio State football coach walked onto the stage and in front of the white stool under a spotlight. “I don’t know if I’m tall enough to get on this stool,” Tressel said to a round of laughter. During his visit to the Dayton area, Tressel again underlined one of the traits that makes him so good with crowds and recruits: He truly can be a funny guy.

Tressel recalls soft side of Hayes at area fundraiser: The Buckeyes coach of today tells how a visit from Woody cheered his terminally ill father Dayton Daily News Jim Tressel had a personal story to share about Woody Hayes. As he sat on a stool under a spotlight on Tuesday, May 4, Tressel began talking about his father. Lee Tressel was a football coach at Baldwin-Wallace College, and after winning a Division III national championship in 1978, he was diagnosed with cancer and deteriorated.

Tressel expects big things from area Buckeyes in NFL: Ohio State coach talks with area players attempting to make NFL teams Dayton Daily News – Jim Tressel is already getting the early reports on his recent players. “I’ve talked with the (Miami) Dolphins since they’ve had minicamp,” said Tressel, the Ohio State football coach, when asked about former Bellbrook High School and OSU linebacker Austin Spitler. “They were really pleased. They know he could be one of those tough (strong-side) linebackers. He’s going to be a great special teams guy. He’s a big guy. He can run.

Long road to recovery for injured Ohio State LB Mansfield News Journal – Possibly the darkest moment of Tyler Moeller’s 22 years came when a doctor told him he’d never play football at Ohio State again. It came not long after he had been punched in a Florida bar last summer while on vacation with his family. He had a fractured skull and a serious brain injury. At least one specialist said it was the end of his playing days.

Also: ESPN: Ohio State spring wrap

Giants signee Ballard thrills fans in Springboro
Dayton Daily News
They lined up to get an autograph or a picture with one of their own – former Panthers and Ohio State Buckeyes‘ star tight end Jake Ballard.

The Top 50 Ohio State Football Players in Buckeye History-Latest Jim Marshall …
New York News Today
Ohio State football is one of the most historically successful programs in college sports. The traditions they have are some of the most well known in the

Pipeline: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
ESPN
But when it comes to total body of work, Ohio State has been more relevant and productive in the NFL. Take any chunk of time during the NFL’s history,

PM Ohio State Buckeyes links: Taking inventory of the tight ends; pro pipelines
Plain Dealer (blog)
The Buckeyes will have a new starting tight end in 2010.Yes, Jake Ballard had a big catch for Ohio State in its Rose Bowl win over Oregon in January,

Men’s Basketball

2010-11 NCAA men’s basketball preview

OSU Lantern – Now that the deadline has passed for players to declare early for the NBA Draft, rosters are just about set for the 2010-11 college basketball season.  Here’s a premature look at which teams could begin the season ranked near the top. 

Rebuilding after Turner: Coach Thad Matta talks about rebuilding after losing player Evan Turner to the NBA. The Columbus Dispatch – Video Clip

Women’s Hockey

Ohio State Announces 2010-11 Women’s Hockey Schedule – WCHA …
WCHA.com – Jackie Barto’s Ohio State Buckeyes Open Regular Season Play Oct. 8-9 at Robert COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s hockey team released its 2010-11

University/Band

Avon Lake graduate to lead Ohio State band as drum major
The Morning Journal
The 19-year-old freshman at The Ohio State University has been chosen to lead the university’s marching band as the drum major for the 2010 football season.