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April 17, 2014

TRACK & FIELD

Meet a Buckeye: Sprinter relishes opportunity to follow in Owens’ footsteps
Columbus Dispatch
“It means the world to me that I get to represent this great university in the same sport as such an important figure. Jesse Owens is the epitome of Ohio State excellence — an American icon and pioneer”

Ohio State ‘on track’ heading into Jesse Owens Track Classic
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The Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams are set to pay tribute to legendary runner Jesse Owens as the team debuts at its only home outdoor meet of the season.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Ohio State men’s lacrosse preparing for high-flying game against Air Force
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In a clash of the only remaining unbeaten teams left in ECAC play, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (5-6, 2-0) is scheduled to host the Air Force Falcons (8-3, 3-0) inside Ohio Stadium Saturday with first place on the line.

MEN’S TENNIS

Ohio-raised tennis players putting stamp on Ohio State men’s tennis
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The game of tennis ranges all across the globe. No one country stands above the rest. In fact, five different countries are represented in the top 12 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association men’s singles rankings.

FOOTBALL

Buckeyes’ Elliott seeks to fill Hyde’s shoes
ESPN.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ezekiel Elliott never has to go too far to be reminded of the tradition he’s hoping to uphold. Inside the Ohio State running backs meeting room are pictures of legends like Archie Griffin, Eddie George and Chris “Beanie” Wells.

Ohio State football looking for confidence from young linebackers
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…  the Buckeyes have a hole to fill on defense, but coach Urban Meyer watched the future OSU linebackers Saturday at the 2014 Spring Game, saying he liked what he saw …

Ohio State football: Defense responds to aggressive approach
Columbus Dispatch
There was an unmistakable air about the Ohio State defense coming out of spring practice. Call it a renewed confidence.

Ohio State football pass defense improved in spring practice
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Something had to change … Gone are former starters Bradley Roby, Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett, as well as Corey “Pitt” Brown, who filled in after Bryant broke his ankle against Wisconsin Sept. 28. Gone is the leadership the departed players provided.

 

April 15, 2014

Top Story

College notebook: Ohio State’s Aaron Craft, Allison Elber receive Big Ten Medal of Honor
April 15, 2014
Columbus Dispatch
Basketball player Aaron Craft and rower Allison Elber were named the Ohio State recipients of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

 

Men’s Hockey

Ohio State men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik reflects on 1st year
April 14, 2014
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For being such long endeavors, it’s odd that sports seasons are supposedly defined by their end results.

Football

Student Malcolm Branson ‘had the burners’ in Ohio State football’s fastest student race
April 14, 2014
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Amid the hype surrounding the 2014 Ohio State football Spring Game, the fastest student race stole the show at Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State has wealth of running backs to fill void left by Carlos Hyde
April 14, 2014
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March Madness will have upsets, Cleveland fans will always have something to complain about and the Ohio State football program will have a talented stable of running backs.

Nobody played more in Ohio State’s spring football game than Buckeyes’ offensive lineman Antonio Underwood
April 14, 2014
The Plain Dealer
You want to earn a starting spot? When you find yourself in a game, don’t just play for one offense – play for both.

 

April 14, 2014

Synchronized Swimming

Ohio State synchronized swimming team wins 2014 US National Championship
April 13, 2014
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Routines based on the elements of fire and ice solidified the Ohio State synchronized swimming team as national champions.

 

Softball

Ohio State softball loses weekend series against Purdue despite season-high attendance
April 13, 2014
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A season-high 1,598 fans packed themselves inside Buckeye Field to watch the Ohio State softball team try and win its third Big Ten series of the season.

 
Men’s Tennis

Ohio State men’s tennis earns hard-fought wins against Purdue, Tulsa
April 14, 2014
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The nation’s top-ranked men’s collegiate tennis team keeps on rolling.

 
Men’s Volleyball

Ohio State men’s volleyball drops regular season finale, 3-1, against No. 1 Loyola (Chicago)
April 14, 2014
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The Ohio State men’s volleyball team couldn’t muster a win in its last regular season game.

 
Baseball

Ohio State roundup: Dezse homers twice in baseball team’s win
April 14, 2014
Columbus Dispatch
Josh Dezse hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead Ohio State to a 12-6 win over Penn State in a Big Ten game at Bill Davis Stadium

Ohio State baseball takes 2 of 3 in weekend series against Penn State
April 14, 2014
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The Ohio State baseball team (21-15, 4-8) got back on track with a weekend series victory at home against Penn State.

 
Football

Ohio State football wraps up spring practice in 2014 Spring Game, Gray defeats Scarlet, 17-7
April 12, 2014
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Spring brings new beginnings, which was exactly the case in Ohio Stadium as many young Buckeyes got their first game experience as the Gray defeated the Scarlet in the annual Ohio State Spring Game, 17-7.

Ohio State spring game gets families to ‘Shoe
April 13, 2014
Columbus Dispatch
Sure, there was a football game, but 6-year-old Mekhia Lampkins was there to see Brutus Buckeye. 

 

Urban Meyer names Cardale Jones Ohio State backup quarterback, despite ‘disappointing’ Spring Game performance
April 12, 2014
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The most publicized position in all of sports is arguably the quarterback position, and at Ohio State, even the backup spot is a point of emphasis.

Ohio State sideline: Defense shows improvement in coverage
April 13, 2014
Columbus Dispatch
Just because the ball is flying doesn’t mean the day is going to be exciting.

Urban Meyer focuses on individual play in Ohio State Spring Game
April 14, 2014
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To Urban Meyer, the 2014 Ohio State Spring Game wasn’t about statistics, which intrasquad team won or lost, or which side played better as a unit.

Ohio State notebook: McMillan quickly proves himself at linebacker
April 13, 2014
Columbus Dispatch
Freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan came to Ohio State as the highest-ranked member of this year’s recruiting class, but he promised that he would take nothing for granted in trying to gain playing time this fall.