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April 20-27

Men’s Lacrosse

OSU Lacrosse freshmen laying solid foundation: Buckeyes to play Air Force before big crowd in ‘Shoe The Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Lacrosse

No. 18 Ohio State Rolls Past Detroit Mercy
Lacrosse Magazine Online
Ohio State remained at full strength. The Buckeyes close out the regular season next weekend at John’s Hopkins in Baltimore, Md. Ohio State will face the

Irish Edge Ohio State in Another Close Game
Lacrosse Magazine Online
The Irish out shot Ohio State, 19-9, in the opening 30 minutes but led by just one goal. The Buckeyes took care of that lead just 30 seconds into the second

Men’s Hockey

Osiecki named head coach

The Columbus Dispatch – Mark Osiecki will be the new men’s hockey coach at Ohio State, the university announced today. Osiecki was the top assistant at Wisconsin the past six years.

EPSN: Ohio St. hires Wisconsin’s Osiecki

Osiecki faces daunting challenge at Ohio State
Madison.com
expect at Ohio State, one of a handful of NCAA Division I schools that earns and spends in excess of $100 million annually. The Buckeyes field 35 sports

Football

Stephanie Spielman Halftime Tribute

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State University Athletic Band moved into formation with a breast cancer awareness ribbon inside of the state of Ohio to honor Stephanie Spielman.  Then her family made their way onto the field to receive applause from those in attendance at Ohio Stadium during the “Scarlet, Gray and Pink’ Spring Football game. 

Spring game provides peek for fans

Zanesville Times Recorder – The optimism is warranted with 15 returning starters, including 10 on offense, from an 11-2 team.

 

Spring game guest of honor too ill with cancer to attend

Columbus Dispatch – Coldwater High School football coach John Reed, shown in November, also has dedicated himself to the church he founded.

Ohio State honoring Coldwater’s Reed Dayton Daily News Former Coldwater High School football coach John Reed has been named an honorary head coach for the Scarlet team for Saturday’s Ohio State Scarlet and Gray spring football game.

This year spring game is scarlet, gray … and pink

Toledo Blade – COLUMBUS – With the weather in an especially cooperative mood, last year’s Ohio State spring football game drew a national record crowd of

Ohio State football player returns from skull injury
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
His presence has been reassuring to his teammates and Ohio State’s coaches. On the first day of spring workouts, defensive lineman Dexter Larimore got

Posey hoping to repeat as top target

OSU Lantern – After catching a game-clinching touchdown in the Rose Bowl last season, DeVier Posey has emerged as a top target for quarterback Terrelle Pryor this year. Posey, a junior receiver for the Buckeyes, finished last season with 60 receptions for 828 yards and eight touchdowns, as he filled the void at the position created when Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline left for the NFL a season earlier.

Buckeyes expect O-line triad to turn corner ESPN Before the Rose Bowl, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and head coach Jim Tressel met and discussed how the game marked the halfway point of Pryor’s career. It was a midterm exam, in front of 92,000 proctors. And Pryor aced it. But Pryor isn’t the only member of Ohio State’s decorated 2008 recruiting class to reach halftime in Columbus.

Washington preaching consistency for senior season

OSU Lantern – Taurian Washington could have thrown in the towel or transferred to another school after a disappointing 2009 season during which he didn’t record a single catch. Instead, he has continued to work hard and has been playing wide receiver with the first team offense this spring.

Historic season could await loaded Buckeyes

Mansfield News Journal – It’s been a dozen years since Ohio State has fielded a team as dynamic as the one that will prowl The

OSU opener among three night games The Columbus Dispatch The only night game in Ohio Stadium this season will be the Thursday opener, but as usual, the Buckeyes will play several night games on the road. Ohio State will open its season Sept.2 against Marshall at 7:30 p.m., it was announced today. The game will air on the Big Ten Network. The Buckeyes will have two night games in the Big Ten: Oct.16 at Wisconsin (7:15 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2) and Oct.30 at Minnesota (8 p.m., ABC or ESPN).

OSU’s Homan on the upcoming season ESPN Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan talks about how he improved last season and what the expectations are for the Buckeyes’ defense in 2010 (Video Clip).

Respect brings more passes: Terrelle Pryor says respect and skill bring the ability to throw more passes. The Columbus Dispatch – Video Clip

OSU’s Torrence feeling more football savvy: Buckeyes cornerback grasping system Toledo Blade

Willis broke through football’s barriers

OSU Lantern – As fans do their best to recall the greatest players in Ohio State football history, it is easy for them to bring up the six Heisman winners and the great players of late. The knowledgeable ones could rattle off Art Schlichter or Jim Stillwagon. One player, however, is often overlooked.

Buckeyes put wraps on spring practice, look to fall
Akron Beacon Journal
In a little more than three months, the Ohio State Buckeyes will reconvene en masse, and preparation for the 2010 football

Pryor shows off passing touch in limited play The Columbus Dispatch

New safeties, but same CBs back for Buckeyes
Springfield News Sun
“It’s always a big loss when you lose players like that,” Torrence said during Ohio State’s spring workouts. “They really knew the defense.

St. John’s grad will be part of OSU offensive line rotation
Toledo Blade
After the Ohio State Buckeyes completed spring workouts last weekend, Mewhort was reminded that the next time his team assembles in August,

New backup plan? Quarterback Guiton makes a strong case with two TD passes, including winner in final minute The Columbus Dispatch

Guiton and Washington lead Gray to victory

Toledo Free Press – For a team that has been a early favorite to win the national championship next season, the Ohio State Buckeyes entered its annual Scarlet and Gray spring

Ohio State football: Spring game puts offense in spotlight

Columbus Dispatch 

From scarlet to scarlet: Nebraska’s Bo Pelini recalls his OSU roots at …

Plain Dealer – Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini was the main speaker at a coaches’ clinic Friday in

Steelers draft Ohio State’s Gibson
Boston Herald
By AP PITTSBURGH – Ohio State defensive lineman Thaddeus Gibson has been selected in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the first Buckeyes player

Dolphins draft Ohio State linebacker Austin Spitler in 7th round
Sun-Sentinel
His senior season, Spitler played 13 games and had 38 tackles, five for losses, one sack and an interception for the Buckeyes. “They got a tenacious player,

Ohio State’s Pettrey Inks Free Agent Contract with Carolina
WOWK
He finished the 2009 season first on the Buckeyes in scoring with 72 points. He connected on 14-20 field goal tries in his senior season.

NFL draft notes: Ohio State factory hits lull
Houston Chronicle
It was the first time since 1998 that no Buckeyes went in the first three rounds. This year’s Mr. Irrelevant is wide receiver Tim Toone of Weber State.

Heartbroken: Freeman’s career cut short

OSU Lantern – Marcus Freeman has a big heart. He just never knew that it would cost him his dream. Last April, Freeman patiently waited until the fifth round of the NFL Draft to hear his name called. With a professional career on the horizon, the former Ohio State linebacker had achieved something he had worked toward for years.

Ohio State Buckeyes add yet another FieldTurf Surface | FieldTurf …
The new FieldTurf football field will allow the Buckeyes to practice on the same surface on which they play their home games. Ohio State has played on
www.fieldturf.com/…/ohio-state-buckeyes-add-yet-another-fie…

Softball

Sweep sends Minn. to 11th straight loss

Minnesota Daily – The Gophers lost a close first game, but Ohio State proved to be much too strong in Game 2. For the second straight weekend,

IU drops both games against OSU by 8 runs
Indiana Daily Student
19 Ohio State Buckeyes (28-11, 7-1) in Columbus, OH. But a surge of power helped the No. 19 Buckeyes (28-11, 7-1) easily win both. Ohio State beat IU 8-0 in

Baseball

Ace has staying power

Columbus Dispatch – There were two men on and two outs in the ninth inning, and Ohio State pitcher Alex Wimmers was terrified by what he saw and out of the corner of his right eye. It wasn’t Penn State designated hitter Mario Eramo standing at the plate.

OSU building foundation up the middle

OSU Lantern – All good baseball teams are built up the middle. At any level, the teams who succeed have a strong core built around their catcher, middle infielders – shortstop and second baseman – and center fielder. Managers and coaches openly admit having good defensive players at those key positions is crucial to a team’s success

This blistering pace not to pitcher’s liking The Columbus Dispatch Ohio State right-hander Drew Rucinski began to feel discomfort in the middle finger on his right hand during the early innings against Dartmouth on March23. By the time he left the game after throwing six shutout innings, he had developed something along the lines of the common cold for a pitcher – a dreaded blister.

Miscues doom Buckeyes in loss to Zips
OSU – The Lantern
Buckeyes first baseman Ryan Dew cut the deficit to 4-1 with an RBI single in the bottom of the third. After a based-loaded walk to Ohio State designated

Penn State 14, Ohio State 6: First-place Buckeyes fall flat in finale

Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Basketball

For Matta, resting is rare: Ohio State coach gets most out of players, too The Columbus Dispatch

OSU men’s basketball: Matta adds ex-Tulane coach to his staff The Columbus Dispatch When Thad Matta was hired as Ohio State men’s basketball coach six years ago, he called Dave Dickerson about joining his staff. “I was at my dream job, as an assistant at the University of Maryland, my alma mater,” Dickerson said. “But we did have those preliminary discussions, and those discussions turned into a friendship.” When Matta called again a couple of weeks ago, Dickerson had no job. Now he does.

ESPN: Dickerson joins Buckeyes staff

68 teams, and they’ll all be on TV: CBS, Turner networks will share coverage The Columbus Dispatch