Share

Sep 6, 2013

Ohio State Marching Band alumni to march for 40th year of women in band
Lantern
September 6
This year marks the 40th anniversary of women first joining the Ohio State Marching Band, and alumni from the band are set to join their successors on the field Saturday to perform the iconic Script Ohio formation ­— times four.

FIELD HOCKEY

Women’s field hockey set for 2013 Buckeye Classic
Lantern
September 6
After splitting a pair of road matches to start the season, losing 4-1 to Temple and beating New Hampshire 3-2, the Ohio State field hockey team returns home to host Missouri State.

MEN’S GOLF

Ohio State men’s golf team tees off season at Northern Intercollegiate
Lantern
September 6
The Ohio State men’s golf team will be looking to improve on last season’s fourth place Big Ten finish when it tees off at the Northern Intercollegiate Golf Tournament in Sugar Grove, Ill. First round play begins Friday, and the squad is looking to make its mark against the field of 15 teams who are scheduled to compete on the par 72 course at Rich Harvest Farms.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Women’s volleyball heads to Florida for Seminole Invite
Lantern
September 6
The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team is set to travel to Tallahassee, Fla. this weekend for its second early season tournament in the Sheraton Seminole Invitational.

MEN’S SOCCER

Ohio State men’s soccer ready for Tulsa Classic
Lantern
September 6
The men’s soccer team takes confidence with it as they head to the University of Tulsa Classic this weekend. “We’ve got a little bit more (confidence) in ourselves now,” coach John Bluem said.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

BC stuns NO. 21 Ohio State
September 6
New England Soccer News
Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Sophomore McKenzie Meehan scored the only goal of the match in the 80th minute to lead the Boston College women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over No. 21 Ohio State Thursday night in front of 657 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State football: Nickel back Powell learned as redshirt
Columbus Dispatch
September 6
Tyvis Powell has risen from a redshirt season to become the starting nickel back for Ohio State, and it is largely because older teammates did not treat him like a forgotten soul last year.

Buckeyes abound with H-backs for Saturdays game
Lantern
September 6
After the injury to then-senior running back Jordan Hall before the 2012 season, Ohio State was in crisis mode.
The assumed starting H-back, a hybrid wide receiver running back player in coach Urban Meyer’s offense, was out and no one knew who was going to step up and take over.

Memories of San Diego are sunny
Columbus Dispatch
September 6
Ohio State might want to ask San Diego State how to secure a second straight undefeated season. After all, the Aztecs have enjoyed perfect seasons every year since the football program’s inception in 1921. Summer? Perfect. Fall? Perfect. Winter? Perfect. Spring? Perfect. Repeat.

The starter and the finisher — how Ohio State’s Guiton and Fields saved each other
Plain Dealer
September 6
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The starter and the finisher are roommates. At Ohio State, their shared dreams were bigger than anything they realized for a long time. As the Buckeyes prepared to face San Diego State on Saturday, it was clear that the two have been resurrected together, after years of neglect and competitive inconsequence in two different coaching regimes.

Joe Blundo commentary: Attendance of Ohio State fan perfect since 1943
Columbus Dispatch
September 5
Neither snow nor sore knees nor out-of-town weddings can keep John Crawford from an Ohio State home football game. His attendance streak entered its 71st year at the Buffalo game on Saturday. He has been at every home game since Ohio State beat Illinois on Nov. 13, 1943.

Incredible transformation: Ohio State senior Bryant serves as defense’s spark
Plain Dealer
September 5
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Christian Bryant has long solidified himself as the biggest hitter on the back end of Ohio State’s defense, but he has been prone to missed tackles. He is an efficient defender, but he hasn’t had enough interceptions. And he’s an Ohio State captain, but he is one of eight.

Returning Roby gives OSU new look
ESPN.com
September 5
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The man-to-man plan wasn’t scrapped just because the top cover guy was missing. Reflecting on the assignments and the play-calling, the players that were available to cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs were in one-on-one matchups over half the time in Ohio State’s first game of the season.

 

Sep 5, 2013

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Women’s volleyball tops Dabrowa 3-2
Lantern
September 5
The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team won a five set exhibition match against Polish professional team, Dabrowa.OSU looked like the stronger team in the first set, winning 25-22 Wednesday, but Dabrowa stormed back with a 25-6 statement in the second set before the Buckeyes dropped the third set and finished off the fourth and fifth.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s soccer ready for first road trip of the season
Lantern
September 5
After winning its first three games at home to open to the season, the Ohio State women’s soccer team hits the road with matches in Massachusetts against Boston College and Northeastern. The No. 21 Buckeyes are currently riding a school-record 15 match unbeaten streak after playing to a scoreless tie with Arizona Sept. 1.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State football notebook: Offense prepares for another three-man front
Columbus Dispatch
September 5
It’s another week, and it’s going to be another 3-3-5 defense for the Ohio State offense, especially the line, to decipher with San Diego State visiting Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Right guard Marcus Hall said there is a benefit to the back-to-back challenge.

San Diego State coach says Miller is ‘leading candidate’ for Heisman Trophy
Plain Dealer
September 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It is a sentiment likely to be shared by many opposing coaches this season. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller did not post eye-popping numbers during the Buckeyes’ 40-20 victory against Buffalo in Week 1. Still, San Diego State coach Rocky Long … said he sees some hardware in Miller’s future.

Meyer says Barnett set to start, no decision on Roby
Lantern
September 5
The Ohio State football team was missing two returning starters in its secondary for the season opener versus Buffalo, but at least one of them is set to be back for this Saturday’s game against San Diego State.

Ohio State football: Hall says he’s not resting on career day
Columbus Dispatch
September 5
Jordan Hall could have done a victory lap of sorts after his career-best day on Saturday. He didn’t. He could have crowed about overcoming injuries to emerge as the main man in a crowded Ohio State backfield. He didn’t.

Former Buckeye Brian Hartline has home-coming of sorts in game versus Cleveland Browns
Plain Dealer
September 5
BEREA, Ohio – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline knows a sure thing when he looks in the mirror. “If I’m going to bet on anybody, I’m going to bet on myself,” said Hartline, a Canton native who returns close to home Sunday when the Dolphins open against the Browns in First Energy Stadium.

Ohio State LB Grant’s requirements vs. San Diego State: Confidence, tackling, “crazy mentality”
Plain Dealer
September 5
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Middle linebacker Curtis Grant had an idea on the first day of full contact during Ohio State’s preseason camp. “I came through on a blitz and whoever had the ball, I just wanted to kill. That was kind of crazy on my part, but at the same time you need that crazy mentality to play middle linebacker,” Grant said Wednesday.

Players well aware of pecking order at position
AP/Olympian
September 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio — What’s brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes … BUCKEYES BUZZ: It’s not just the fans or reporters who notice who does or doesn’t play right away in games. Rest assured, the players, who have the most at stake, are paying close attention.

Despite performance last weekend, San Diego State ready for Buckeyes
Lantern
September 5
Whether the Ohio State football team plays in the BCS National Championship Game at the end of the season could be determined in part by the strength of its non-conference schedule. San Diego State’s season-opening 21-point loss to Eastern Illinois won’t help the Buckeyes in that capacity.

 

Sep 4, 2013

Buckeyes ranked No. 1 for Facebook followers
Columbus Business First
September 3
The Ohio State University Buckeyes are the most-popular college football team in the country, at least on Facebook, USA Today reports.

Related:

Silverman’s artistic talents promote Ohio State football
Youngstown Vindicator
September 3
The Ohio State University brand is as powerful as any in America, making the campus a very attractive destination for many of the nation’s top high school athletes. Youngstown native Sam Silverman, 23, has pioneered his own career niche to make sure it remains that way.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Women’s volleyball hosts Polish professional team Dabrowa in exhibition match
Lantern
September 4
The Ohio State women’s volleyball team is set to challenge an international opponent this week. The No. 23 ranked Buckeyes are scheduled to host Dabrowa, a Polish professional team, coming off a tournament championship at the NIU Invitational, where they beat Liberty, Green Bay and Northern Illinois.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Ohio State basketball: New training facilities exceed expectations
Columbus Dispatch
September 4
“Anytime you design a facility and get the architectural plans and all the concepts, it’s hard to visualize what it’s actually going to look like,” athletic director Gene Smith said. He stood in the new men’s practice gym yesterday and smiled at the reality of the nearly finished $19 million project.

Related:

LeBron James has a locker in the Ohio State basketball locker room
Plain Dealer
September 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State likes LeBron James. That’s a reality. The OSU players like him. The OSU coaches like him – Urban Meyer said he was a great leader … James didn’t go to Ohio State, but his relationship with the school,which wears his gear, is almost like that of a former player.

FOOTBALL

Ohio State football: Meyer puts extra emphasis on special teams play
Columbus Dispatch
September 4
Urban Meyer has an affinity for special teams, an appreciation for what a strong kicking and return game can mean, and a special place in his heart for those who dive wholeheartedly into being on one of those squads.

Ohio State coach Meyer: ‘We’re the hunter’
Plain Dealer
September 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consider Ohio Stadium as a 100-yard plot of woods, filled with scarlet and gray predators rummaging for some poor, vulnerable victim. On the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stressed that his team — ranked No. 2 in the coaches’ poll and No. 3 in the Associated Press poll — is a “hunter,” not “the hunted.”

Related:

Buckeyes cornerback Roby eager to return
AP/WCPO
September 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby thought long and hard last winter about whether he wanted to jump into the NFL draft or come back for his fourth season with the Buckeyes … Now the All-Big Ten performer is back with the Buckeyes as they prepare for Saturday’s game against San Diego State.

Ohio State showed depth against Buffalo
Lantern
September 4
As the temperatures climbed and the game against Buffalo dragged on, the Ohio State football team began to feel the effects of the heat. Many, including junior quarterback Braxton Miller and junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, were forced out of the game because of cramping and dehydration.

Fields hopes fast start to 2013 season results in consistent role throughout year
Plain Dealer
September 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The vote of confidence was nice, but Chris Fields wasn’t quick to believe Urban Meyer when Ohio State’s head coach named him a starting wide receiver at the end of the team’s spring practices in April.

A second look: Ohio State Buckeyes beat Buffalo Bulls (PHOTOS)
Plain Dealer
September 3
Here’s a second look at the Ohio State Buckeye victory over Buffalo Saturday with a gallery of Marvin Fong images that did not make it into initial slideshow.

Buckeyes won’t look past struggling Aztecs
Toledo Blade
September 3
COLUMBUS — The dog-eat-dog perfectionist in Urban Meyer wishes Ohio State’s opener had made every whopping preseason declaration for his team seem like an understatement. Practically speaking, the Buckeyes coach is glad it did not.

Sep 3, 2013

MEN’S SOCCER

OSU men’s soccer finishes second in Wolstein Classic
Lantern
September 3
The Ohio State men’s soccer team took second in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic over the weekend, finishing behind undefeated UNC Wilmington and going 1-1 in the tournament as it opened regular season play.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s soccer plays to scoreless tie with Arizona
Lantern
September 3
For the second time in three matches, the No. 24 Ohio State women’s soccer team played into overtime, this time finishing in a scoreless draw with Arizona at the Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes were led by the play of their goalkeepers, sophomore Jillian McVicker, who had three saves, and senior Rachel Middleman, who tallied two.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

OSU women’s volleyball takes home NIU Invitiational title
Lantern
September 3
The No. 23 Ohio State women’s volleyball team took home the NIU Invitational championship with a 3-0 victory against Liberty Friday and a pair of 3-2 wins against Green Bay and Northern Illinois Sunday.

FOOTBALL

All Hall, all the time for Ohio State against Buffalo
Lantern
September 3
Heading into Ohio State’s 2012 season, it was widely expected that then-senior running back Jordan Hall would be the featured back in the first year under new coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State football notebook: Roby must earn starting spot, Meyer says
Columbus Dispatch
September 3
Bradley Roby is back, but despite being an all-Big Ten cornerback who was on many preseason All-America teams this year, his starting spot is not assured, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said.

Meyer ready for Roby’s return
Lantern
September 3
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was pleased with the effort that his shorthanded defense put forth Saturday in the Buckeyes’ 40-20 win against Buffalo, but he knows the unit still has some growing up to do.

Buckeyes with room for improvement following Saturday’s win
Columbus Dispatch
September 3
For months, they had heard how great they were. A No. 2 spot in the rankings served as validation that the Ohio State Buckeyes were an elite team. They looked well on their way to confirming that status by jumping to a 23-0 lead against Buffalo on Saturday. Then Buffalo outscored Ohio State over the final three quarters.
It was everything that a coach fears — yet secretly loves in a season opener.

Ohio State Buckeyes won’t let heat, upcoming opponents cramp their style
Plain Dealer
September 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The most essential elements for the Ohio State defense the next two weeks might be hydrogen and oxygen. The late-August heat forced four Buckeyes from Saturday’s season-opening win against Buffalo, including quarterback Braxton Miller

Ohio State Buckeyes won’t let heat, upcoming opponents cramp their style
Plain Dealer
September 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The most essential elements for the Ohio State defense the next two weeks might be hydrogen and oxygen. The late-August heat forced four Buckeyes from Saturday’s season-opening win against Buffalo, including quarterback Braxton Miller