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May 15-20

Track and Field

Owens deserves Ohio’s spot in Capitol The Columbus Dispatch Jesse Owens ran so fast that 74 years after winning four Olympic gold medals – and 30 years after his death – the former Ohio State sprinter still can win the bronze. The Buckeye Bullet is looking to lap the field next month when a state government committee decides who among 10 former Ohioans will be memorialized with a bronze statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

Branch 4th for Bucks at Big Ten track meet
Ironton Tribune
During last weekend’s Big Ten Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens’ Stadium, Branch finished fourth in the shot put for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Baseball

Longtime teammates must soon say goodbye Columbus Dispatch It hasn’t hit Cory Kovanda and Ryan Dew that their long run as teammates is heading into the bottom of the ninth inning.

Ohio State in stretch run of wild Big Ten scramble Columbus Dispatch

Todd chalks up his 900th win at Ohio State The Columbus Dispatch Coach Bob Todd earned his 900th win at Ohio State as the Buckeyes defeated Iowa 11-6 in a Big Ten game yesterday in Iowa City. Ohio State (27-21, 10-11) scored five runs in the first inning and never trailed to salvage one win in the three-game series.

Dew plates 4 to help Ohio State take out Iowa
Big Ten Network
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Ohio State Buckeyes were spurred to an 11-6 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes (23-26) by a strong performance from Ryan Dew on Sunday.

Softball

Split personalities: All-American catcher uses humor, pranks to keep team loose

OSU Lantern – Sam Marder is Ohio State’s all-time home run, RBI and walks leader, but she might be Ohio State’s all-time goof ball as well. Her jabbing jokes, ribbon dancing routines and affable personality do not help her hit home runs, but it is apparent she doesn’t need help with that.

No mercy: Seniors power Buckeyes to victories in regular season series finale

OSU Lantern – The No. 19 Ohio State softball team ended its regular season on a high note, taking both ends of its weekend series against the Northwestern Wildcats. The Buckeyes (37-12) defeated the Wildcats 9-6 on Friday and 16-0 on Saturday. It was an emotional weekend for the Buckeyes, as it was the last home game for seven seniors who have helped OSU to 157 wins, the third-most winning class in program history.

Hillman gives Buckeyes spark at top of order Toledo Blade When the Ohio State softball team wrapped up its regular season yesterday against Northwestern, the Buckeyes switched their attention to the upcoming NCAA tournament, which they expect to participate in. They will find out their fate during tonight’s NCAA selection show. In the NCAA tournament, Ohio State also expects the spark at the top of its lineup to continue to be provided by junior center fielder Dee Dee Hillman from Defiance.

No. 19 Ohio State flattens Northwestern, 16-0
Big Ten Network
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 19 Ohio State Buckeyes were lifted to a 16-0 victory in a game that was ended in the fifth by the eight-run rule over the

Marder drives in two to help Buckeyes take out Wildcats
Big Ten Network
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 19 Ohio State Buckeyes were carried to a 9-6 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats (36-12) by a strong performance from Sam

UK softball headed to NCAA
WYMT
Kentucky’s first matchup is with the host Ohio State Buckeyes who earned an at-large bid and were selected as a host site for the second consecutive season.

Women’s Lacrosse

Stimmel leaves behind lasting lacrosse legacy

OSU Lantern – Sue Stimmel, Ohio State’s women’s lacrosse coach recently resigned from her position, but after a 15-year career coaching the Buckeyes, her name will not soon be forgotten. Stimmel grew up playing lacrosse in middle school, high school and at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

Men’s Golf

Buckeye bears resemblance to golf legend

OSU Lantern – Watch out golf world, there’s another Golden Bear on the prowl.   Growing up as a successful golfer at Upper Arlington High School, and now an All-American at Ohio State, Bo Hoag knows all about the original “Golden Bear.” “I’ve heard people try and say that Jack Nicklaus got his nickname because he had blond hair.

Women’s Golf

Oakwood grad sets sights on pro golf career
Dayton Daily News
By Sean McClelland, Staff Writer 12:56 AM Saturday, May 15, 2010 Emma Jandel (Oakwood) achieved so much as an Ohio State golfer. But she expected more from

Men’s Tennis

OSU beats Michigan to advance The Columbus Dispatch Ohio State freshman tennis player Dino Marcan grew up in Croatia knowing nothing about the Buckeyes’ rivalry with a certain school up north. He was informed of the disdain for Michigan during his recruitment last fall. Yesterday, Marcan was able to put his stamp on the Buckeyes’ rivalry with the Wolverines by clinching Ohio State’s second-round NCAA Tournament victory at the Stickney Tennis Center.

OSU men’s tennis rolls in NCAA opener The Columbus Dispatch Sophomore Devin McCarthy got a rare start, but his win at No.6 singles clinched a 4-0 win for Ohio State over Western Michigan yesterday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Stickney Tennis Center. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (33-1) play No. 26 Michigan (14-10) at noon today in the second round. A win would send Ohio State to the third round Friday in Athens, Ga.

Women’s Tennis

DePaul Falls to Ohio State in the First Round
DePaul Blue Demons
fell to Ohio State 4-1 on Friday at Michigan’s Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes, who were making their ninth NCAA Championship appearance,

Athletics

Making the grade

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Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor–one of 503 Buckeyes recognized as scholar athletes

Click here to listen to football players Terrelle Pryor, Dexter Larimore, and Andrew Moses as well as women’s basketball player Maria Moeller comment on being Ohio State scholar athletes

Ohio State scholar-athletes: Diver, swimmer honored Columbus Dispatch

Record number of athletes to be honored for work in classroom

OSU Lantern – With seasons winding down and another school year coming to a close, athletes will come together to celebrate success, not in their sports, but in the classroom. Today marks the 43rd annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner, an event designed to recognize athletic excellence for those who have achieved a 3.

Big Ten Network gives students hands-on experience behind the camera – and in front of it – On Campus Newspaper – Ohio State University

OSU’s AD: Irish players missing experience ESPN Gene Smith finds himself in a unique position when it comes to Big Ten expansion and Notre Dame. Smith is the athletic director at Ohio State, one of the nation’s largest and most powerful athletic departments. Ohio State has thrived as a member of the Big Ten, especially in recent years and particularly in football, where the Buckeyes have won or shared the last five conference championships.

OSU to manage Schott, Nationwide; ticket prices likely to fall

OSU Lantern – The co-management agreement that will put Ohio State in charge of managing both the Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena could provide opportunities for OSU students. Nationwide Arena is currently run by SMG, a management corporation that handles booking for concerts and other events.

Big Ten ADs already thinking of scheduling possibilities But they admit it’s tough to speculate too much until expansion number known Chicago Tribune At stake is how the league would maintain primo rivalries such as Ohio State-Michigan, Michigan-Michigan State and Wisconsin-Iowa. Another issue: If Michigan and Ohio State are in the same division, they wouldn’t be able to meet in a conference title game. If they’re in different divisions but have an annually protected cross-over game, should it move to October to avoid a potential title game rematch?

Also: ESPN: Big Ten expansion vote ‘months away’

Presidents control Big Ten growth Cleveland Plain Dealer Big Ten expansion isn’t on the agenda for a three-day meeting of coaches and administrators in Chicago that started Monday, but it is still a hot topic. Alvarez said the decision rests with school presidents, not with the league’s athletic directors.

Big Ten looks at Southern exposure Sun Belt’s growing population is a lure, commissioner says The Columbus Dispatch The Big Ten expansion express is chugging along, but how many new passengers, if any, will hop aboard remains strictly a matter of speculation. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany addressed the media for nearly 40 minutes yesterday and said the original timetable set last December of 12-18 months still applies. A decision will not be made, he said, when the league’s university presidents meet next month.

Big Ten trendsetter All eyes on conference commissioner as expansion talk starts to heat up Zanesville Times Recorder For those who think he’s holding the future of college sports in his hands, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has a message — get a grip. He’s seen this all before. “I’ve had a lot of experience with expansion outside of the Big Ten,” he said.

Also: Lancaster Eagle Gazette: Delany has been trendsetter

Don’t overlook academic affiliation side of Big Ten expansion All member schools belong to the Association of American Universities, a group of 63 research leaders that doesn’t include Notre Dame Chicago Tribune Scoff if you must, but Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith insists there’s more to the Big Ten expansion debate than money – i.e. which schools can make a rich conference even wealthier. “The academic piece,” Smith said, “do not underestimate that.”

Big Ten sends message with discipline ESPN The Big Ten came down hard on player conduct last season, suspending three players in as many weeks for various on-field actions. Michigan linebacker Jonas Mouton was suspended for punching Notre Dame center Eric Olsen following a play in a September game. No penalty was called on the field, but the Big Ten disciplined Mouton after reviewing film of the game. A week later, the league suspended Purdue offensive lineman Zach Reckman for a late hit on a Northern Illinois player at the end of the Boilermakers’ loss to the Huskies. Purdue originally suspended Reckman for a quarter, but the league lengthened it to an entire game. Finally, the Big Ten suspended Ohio State safety and co-captain Kurt Coleman for a game following a helmet-to-helmet hit against Illinois’ Eddie McGee during a game in Columbus. Coleman was called for a personal foul on the play.

Football

UM, Ohio State will work to preserve annual rivalry game
The Detroit News
“Playing the Buckeyes every year — that will be part of that process for sure, and us with our rivalry with Michigan State. All those factors have to go in

Keeping The Game alive vital for rivals Columbus Dispatch

Silver bullet reunion: Rams feature quartet of former Buckeye linebackers

OSU Lantern – After failing to live up to high expectations with the Dallas Cowboys, former Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter will now get a chance to salvage his career with the St. Louis Rams. There, he will compete for a starting job, and he’ll do so with three other former Buckeyes who are also looking to prove their worth in the NFL.

Ohio St. coach to speak in Ashland Mansfield News Journal Ohio State University coach Jim Tressel will receive the Ashland University Gridiron Club 2010 Sportsman of the Year Award and be the featured speaker at a dinner on Wednesday at AU’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.