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Aug. 12, 2011

Attention Buckeye Nation! Looking for more ways to stay up-to-date with the latest Ohio State happenings? Check this out! Every Friday, OhioStateBuckeyes.com will feature one of the many Ohio State athletic Twitter accounts to check out. Preseason practices have already begun for a handful of fall sports and with an Aug. 17 exhibition on the horizon, this week’s focus is Ohio State men’s soccer: OhioState_MSOC.

The Buckeyes return to the pitch this season ranked No. 15 in the NSCAA preseason poll following a third-round appearance at the 2010 NCAA Tournament. A total of 24 student-athletes were active on the first day of camp Wednesday, 21 field players and three goalkeepers. Under the direction of 15-year head coach John Bluem, Ohio State faces eight teams from last year’s NCAA Tournament, including defending national champion Akron, national runner-up Louisville and national semifinalist Michigan, all in a nine-day span.

The Scarlet and Gray takes on Wright State in a 7 p.m. exhibition match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Aug. 17.

Note: The Ohio State men’s soccer Facebook page is on the verge of breaking 1,000 likes. Check it out at facebook.com/OhioStateMensSoccer 

STATS
Site: twitter.com/OhioState_MSOC
Followers: 386
Tweets: 758 

OhioState_MSOC in 140 characters…
Official Twitter for OSU men’s soccer … 15-yr head coach John Bluem … 24-man roster includes 7 newbies … No. 15th in NSCAA preseason poll.