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OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
20-11, 6-6 Big Ten
vs.
OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES
10-22, 7-1 Mid-Continent

April 19, 2006 * 6:35 p.m.
Bill Davis Stadium (Capacity: 4,450)
Columbus, Ohio

Series History: Ohio State leads 6-2

PROBABLE OSU PITCHER
Josh Barrera (LHP) or Dan Barker (RHP)

RADIO
AM 920 WMNI

OHIOSTATEBUCKEYES.COM
GameTracker and Streaming Audio

Last time Ohio State played in Columbus it won its 20th game of the season. That was last Wednesday when the Buckeyes beat Central Michigan 8-5 at Bill Davis Stadium. Ohio State has been stuck with 20 wins after getting swept in a four-game series this past weekend at Michigan. The four-game slide is the longest of the season. The Buckeyes, who had not lost more than two in a row prior to this past weekend will be trying to get back on the winning path Wednesday vs. Oakland.

That might not be as easy it Buckeye fans might think. The Golden Grizzlies handed Ohio Sate a 6-5 loss the last time the team met. That was just last season on April 5 at Bill Davis Stadium. This year, Oakland is 10-22 and has won nine of its last 11 games. It is 7-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference.

The Buckeyes head back on the road in conference play, heading to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend for a four-game series vs. Indiana. The Hoosiers split four games at home against Purdue this past weekend. Northwestern leads the conference at 9-3 followed by Michigan at 8-4. Purdue is third at 7-5 and then the Buckeyes are tied with Minnesota and Michigan State with 6-6 records.

The Oakland game will be broadcast on the new home for Ohio State baseball, AM 920 WMNI in Columbus. Randy Rhinehart and Frank Fraas will call the action. The game will be available to Ohio State All-Access subscribers at ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The web site also will offer GameTracker for all four games.

ABOUT THE BUCKEYES
Ohio State has lost four games in a row after Michigan swept the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor this past weekend, It is just the third time in Bob Todd’s 19 years at Ohio State, the Buckeyes were swept in a four-game series. Minnesota swept the Buckeyes in 1990 and Illinois did it last year in Champaign the opening weekend of league play. Michigan won 14-3 on Friday and then took 7-1 and 2-1 wins to claim both ends of a doubleheader before prevailing 5-4 in the series finale.

The Buckeyes, now 20-11 overall and 6-6 in the Big Ten, took a .343 batting average into Ann Arbor, but left with a .334 average after batting .269. Ohio State did not hit the ball all that poorly, but it did not get the timely hitting it had displayed entering the series. The pitching staff also showed vulnerability allowing Michigan to hit .368 for the weekend as it outscored the Buckeyes 28-9. The Buckeyes, which had led the Big Ten with a 3.29 ERA before the series, had an 8.28 ERA in the four games. Dan DeLucia and Cory Luebke the starters in the first two games allowed uncharacteristic nine and seven earned runs, respectively. Even J.B. Shuck, who had allowed only five earned runs all year, allowed three in the series finale. Jake Hale pitched well in his 7.1 innings in the third game of the series despite getting the loss.

Centerfielder Matt Angle led the Buckeyes at the plate in going 6-for-14 (.429) at Michigan. He drove in two runs and scored twice and was 1-for-2 in stolen bases. Jedidiah Stephen was 5-for-15 (.333) and Jonathan Zizzo was 4-for-13 (.308) as he continues to get playing time in left field. Angle now leads the team with a .403 batting average. He has 48 hits, including four doubles and a triple and has driven in 14 runs while scoring a team-high 41 runs. Ronnie Bourquin continues to lead the team with 49 hits despite only getting one hit at Michigan. Eric Fryer has 36 RBI to lead the team, one more than Bourquin. Stephen is second on the team in batting average (.388) and has 47 hits with 14 doubles, three triples and three home runs as well as 26 RBI.

The Buckeyes are projected to start either Josh Barrera, a freshman left-handed pitcher, or Dan Barker, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, who has won the previous three home Wednesday games. Barrera is 1-1 with a 4.30 REA and has 21 strikeouts in 23 innings, while Barker is 4-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 23 innings.

LAST WEDNESDAY:
OHIO STATE BEATS CMU FOR 20TH WIN

Ohio State shortstop Jedidiah Stephen homered twice, including a three-run shot in the first inning as the 24th-ranked Buckeyes won for the 20th time this season with an 8-5 victory vs. Central Michigan Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes had built an eight run lead on eight hits and rode the arm of midweek starter Dan Barker, who kept the Chippewas hitless through his five innings of work. But Central Michigan scored one in the sixth, three in the seventh and added a run in the eighth. Closer Rory Meister walked two and gave up a hit to load the bases in the top of the ninth, but he got a line out and struck out Tyler Stovall to end the game.

Central Michigan outhit Ohio State 10-9 in a far from stellar fielding effort by either team. The Buckeyes committed five errors to four by the Chippewas. Stephen led the Buckeyes with two hits and four RBI, while the team also had RBI from Eric Fryer and Ronnie Bourquin.

TWO HOMERS IN A GAME
Buckeye shortstop Jedidiah Stephen hit two home runs in the 8-5 win over Central Michigan Wednesday. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning and then followed with a solo shot to lead off the third. It was the first two-homer game by a Buckeye since he hit two in a 2004 game at Michigan State. It also was the first time an Ohio State player had hit home runs in consecutive at bats since Drew Anderson hit home runs in the third and fifth innings of the 10-8 victory over Clemson in the opening game of the 2003 NCAA Auburn Regional.

AT HOME ON WEDNESDAY
Ohio State improved to 3-0 in non-conference home games after the 8-5 victory over Central Michigan. The Buckeyes also have beaten Toledo (8-5) and Miami (9-2). The Buckeyes have hit .336 in the three games and are led by Eric Fryer, who is 8-for-12 with six runs scored. He was 4-for-4 vs. Toledo, 3-for-4 vs. Miami and was 1-for-4 vs. Central Michigan this past Wednesday. Jedidiah Stephen is 6-for-12 with a pair of home runs and a team-best seven RBI. Dan Barker has all three wins in home midweek action and has not allowed a run on seven hits with nine strikeouts in 10 innings.

ABOUT OAKLAND
Oakland is 10-22 overall and 7-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference and has won nine of its last 11 games. In league play the team swept a four-game series vs. Chicago State and won 3-of-4 this past weekend against Western Illinois. The Golden Grizzlies will play at Eastern Michigan Tuesday before coming to Columbus on Wednesday.

Justin Wilson leads Oakland with a .381 batting average. He has 37 hits and has driven in 14 runs while scoring 30 of his own. He has three doubles and five home runs, the highest total on the team. Bryan Maruli is second on the team with a .364 batting average. Kevin Carkeek leads the team with 26 RBI and has six doubles and four home runs. He has 33 hits and a .284 batting average. Oakland is batting .277 as a team. On the mound, Brad Noel has 25 strikeouts to pace the staff. He is 3-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 31.2 innings. Oakland has an 8.03 ERA and is allowing opponents to hit .327.

Dylan Putnam, who played at Michigan State (2002), is in his first year as coach of the Golden Grizzlies.

AGAINST THE GOLDEN GRIZZLIES
Ohio State leads the series with Oakland 6-2, but the Golden Grizzlies beat the Buckeyes 6-5 last year in Columbus. Ohio State won the first meeting 11-9 in 1999 and won the next two games before Oakland won 10-5 in 2002. The Buckeyes won three more games before Oakland’s upset last year.

Series vs. Oakland (OSU leads 6-2)

Date W/L Score Site
5/5/1999 W 11-9 H
4/5/2000 W 12-2 H
4/11/2001 W 8-2 H
4/10/2002 L 10-5 H
4/9/2003 W 2-1 H
4/9/2003 W 2-0 H
4/7/2004 W 14-4 H
4/6/2005 L 6-5 H

LAST YEAR VS. OAKLAND
Ohio State could not make anything out of four Oakland errors, two passed balls, a hit batsman, seven walks by Oakland pitching and left 15 base runners on base as Oakland upset the Buckeyes, 6-5, at Bill Davis Stadium, April 5. The Buckeyes rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, but in the top of the ninth, a two-out bases loaded double by Oakland centerfielder Will Tollison gave the Golden Grizzlies a 6-4 lead, putting the pressure back on Ohio State. The Buckeyes scored on a sac fly in the bottom of the inning and Oakland eliminated the tying run at the plate on a fielder’s choice and got a ground out to end the game.

IN THE BIG TEN
Ohio State slipped into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Big Ten standings by virtue of getting swept at Michigan last weekend. The Buckeyes are tied with Minnesota and Michigan State with 6-6 records. Northwestern, which won three of four games at Illinois, remained in first place with a 9-3 record, while Michigan is in second place at 8-4. Purdue is third at 7-5. This weekend, Ohio State is at Indiana, Minnesota is at Michigan State, Michigan is at Purdue, Penn State is at Northwestern and Iowa is at Illinois.

BIG TEN STATS
Ohio State still leads the Big Ten in team batting average at .334. Purdue is second with a .320 batting average, while Michigan State (.315), Illinois (.309) and Michigan (.302) all are above .300. With the rocky weekend at Michigan, Ohio State’s team ERA slipped to second in the league. The Buckeyes have a 3.86 ERA and trail only Minnesota, which has a 3.66 ERA to lead the Conference. Ohio State ranks eighth with its .954 fielding percentage.

Individuall, Jacob Howell has the top batting average in the Big Ten. Despite having not played since April 5 vs. Miami (Ohio), Howell’s .416 average is the top. He leads Purdue’s Mitch Hilligoss, who has a .413 batting average. Other Buckeyes ranked in the Top 10, include Matt Angle (fourth, .403), Jedidiah Stephen (sixth, .388), Ronnie Bourquin (eighth, .380) and Eric Fryer (ninth, .377). Bourquin (49), Angle (48) and Stephen (47) are 2-3-4 in hits, while Angle is tied with Hilligoss for the conference lead in runs scored with 41. Fryer (36) and Bourquin (35) are 1-2 in RBI.

J.B. Shuck continues to lead the league with his 1.50 ERA. Chris Fetter from Michigan joins him as the only other player in the conference with a sub-2.00 ERA. Fetter has an ERA of 1.85 in 34 innings compared to Shuck, who has pitched 48.0 innings. No other Buckeye pitcher is ranked in the Top 10 in individual ERA. Dan DeLucia leads the Big Ten with his 58 innings pitched, while he and Shuck continue to pace the conference with five wins. Shuck is 5-1, while DeLucia is 5-2.

SHUCK DOES IT ALL FOR THE BUCKEYES
When J.B. Shuck started in left field in the second game of the Illinois series, it was the third position the Buckeye freshman has played. He has made seven starts as a pitcher, 13 at first base and three in left field. He was an outfielder in high school and had not played in the infield until OSU coach Bob Todd asked him to share responsibilities at first base at the start of the season after the departure of three-year starter Paul Farinacci.

Shuck’s exploits as a pitcher have been well documented, earning mention on the College Baseball Foundation National Honor twice this season. The first time came after he earned the win over then-No. 12 Missouri in his first collegiate start the opening weekend of the season. The next time, April 4, after he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 15-1 victory over Iowa to clinch the series.

Despite losing for the first time this season in the series finale at Michigan, he leads the Big Ten with five wins (5-1) and sports a 1.50 ERA, which leads the Big Ten, and has a team-high 38 strikeouts in 48 innings. In his 16 starts at first and in left field, he boasts an admirable .344 batting average with 22 hits in 64 at bats with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. He has a hit in all but three of the 19 games he has batted, including his first six games to start the season and again in seven straight. In his first collegiate at bat, as a pinch hitter in the season opener vs. Wake Forest, he had a single.

CRACKING THE TOP 10 IN APPEARANCES
Ohio State reliever Trey Fausnaugh has made seven appearances this season, including a 2.2-inning outing Friday in the series opener against Michigan. That appearance was the 63rd of his career and he now ninth in school history. The all-time record for appearances is 96 held by Cory Cox (1998-2001). He needs one more appearances to tie Justin Fry for eighth.

SPEED YIELDING MORE TRIPLES
Ohio State has already hit 16 triples this season, which ranks 10th all-time. Jedidiah Stephen and Jacob Howell each have three to lead the team. Jason Zoeller has two and six other players each have one. The school record for three-baggers is 25 set in 1991 and the team already has matched last year’s total with 16.

SPEED ALSO WORKING ON BASE PATHS
Buckeye center fielder Matt Angle has stolen 16 of 19 bases this season after going 1-for-2 at Michigan. Jacob Howell and Wes Schirtzinger, the other two outfielders, also are a threat to steal. Howell is perfect in six attempts, while Schirtzinger has been thrown out once on seven tries. The team is 36 for 44 in stolen bases this season. Howell has 30 career stolen bases and is tied for 17th on the career list, while Angle has stolen 29 bases and needs one to get ranked on the school’s all-time list.

DELUCIA MOVES INTO CAREER RANKINGS
Dan DeLucia has pitched 198.2 career innings. When he topped 175 career innings on the team’s spring break trip, he reached the stat minimum for several career pitching stats. DeLucia has allowed 197 hits, the ninth lowest total by a Buckeye. He has walked just 58 batters, which is the third fewest by an Ohio State pitcher. He has allowed 106 runs (eighth lowest) and 91 earned runs (eighth lowest). DeLucia is 14-10 with a 4.12 ERA and 116 strikeouts, though this year he is 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA and has 37 strikeouts.

BUCKEYES WIN THREE VS. ILLINOIS
Ohio State improved to 19-7 after winning three of four games at home vs. Illinois. After getting rained out Friday night, Ohio State and Illinois were forced to play two doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday, playing the series in order with a nine-inning and a seven-inning game Saturday followed by a seven-inning and a nine-inning game Sunday. Ohio State won 4-1 and 5-1 on Saturday. Down 6-0 in the first game Sunday, the Buckeyes tied the game in the bottom of the sixth before allowing two runs in the top of the ninth in an 8-6 extra-inning defeat. The Scarlet and Gray clinched the series with a 9-1 triumph in the nightcap.

For the series, the team batted .331 and was led by center fielder Matt Angle, who was 7-for-15 (.467) with a pair of doubles and four runs scored. Shortstop Jedidiah Stephen batted .462 and third baseman Ronnie Bourquin batted .429, while J.B. Shuck, who had one start at first and two in left field, batted .400. Shuck, also a freshman pitcher, went the distance to pitch his first career complete game in the series clinching victory on Sunday. He allowed only one run on seven hits and struck out five. Catcher/first baseman Eric Fryer batted .389 with six RBI and seven runs scored.

Six pitchers combined for a 2.12 ERA and struck out 30 Illini batters in 34.0 innings pitched and limited Illinois to a .203 batting average. Dan DeLucia and Cory Luebke joined Shuck in pitching complete games. DeLucia allowed one run on six hits with a career-high tying nine strikeouts, while Luebke allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts in his 7.0-inning complete game.

BUCKEYES EARN BIG TEN WEEKLY HONORS
Four players have earned Big Ten Player or Pitcher of the Week honors this season, including Cory Luebke (pitcher, March 7), Matt Angle (player, March 14), Ronnie Bourquin (player, March 20) and Eric Fryer (player, April 11).

BUCKEYES OPEN LEAGUE PLAY 3-1 AT IOWA
Ohio State won three of four games from Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, March 31-April 2. Ohio State won the first, third and fourth games of the series by respective scores of 12-5, 6-4 and 15-1, with the only blemish of the week coming in game two, a 7-1 loss. The most dominating win was the 15-1 series clincher on Sunday that kept the Buckeyes on top of the Big Ten standings.

While the offense pounded out 17 hits, it was the pitching that grabbed national headlines as freshman pitcher J.B. Shuck took a no-hitter into the eighth inning before giving up a solo home run to the lead-off batter that inning. It was the only hit allowed by Buckeye pitching. Shuck struck out eight batters in the game and turned the game over to Dan Barker, who pitched the ninth without a hit.

The team outscored the Hawkeyes 34-17 while 15 of the team’s 44 hits were for extra bases. The team had nine doubles, two triples and four home runs after entering the weekend with only three round-trippers the first 17 games of the season. Ronnie Bourquin batted .438 in the four games, going 7-for-16 with three doubles, a home run, five RBI and six runs scored. He had an .813 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage. He did not strikeout in the series and drew two walks. Jason Zoeller also had a strong series, batting .417.

SHUCK MAKES NATIONAL HONOR ROLL
For the second time this season freshman pitcher J.B. Shuck made the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll April 4. Shuck, a left-handed pitcher from Galion, Ohio (Galion), took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 15-1 victory in the series at Iowa. The Hawkeyes broke it up with a solo-home run to lead off the eighth inning, but he retired the next three batters to get out of the inning and handed the game over to a reliever who did not allow a hit in the ninth. The two pitchers combined to allow only the one hit. Shuck struck out a season-high eight batters, equaling the most by a Buckeye this season, and did not issue a walk.

Shuck also started the midweek game against Toledo, but pitched only three innings after allowing one earned run on five hits in the short start. After beating Iowa, Shuck improved to 4-0 and boasts a 1.12 ERA, the lowest in the Big Ten. Opposing hitters are batting just .161. He has allowed only four earned runs this season and also holds his own at first base, where he has made eight starts. Shuck is batting .400 in 12 games (14-for-35) with 10 RBI.

The multi-position player also made the honor roll after his first win of the season, a 4-2 win over Missouri the opening weekend of the season, when the Tigers were ranked No. 12 in the nation.

BUCKEYES MAKE NATIONAL HONOR ROLL
Four different Ohio State players have been named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll, which recognizes the top national performances each week in college baseball. Dan DeLucia and Jake Hale were mentioned March 21 after getting the Buckeyes off to a strong start on the spring trip with solid pitching performances against UMass and Cornell. Eric Fryer gained mention last week (April 11) after leading the team vs. Illinois. Pitcher/first baseman/left fielder J.B. Shuck is the only Buckeye to have appeared more than once on the list, gaining mention Feb. 28 after he beat then-No. 12 Missouri in his first college start and again April 4 after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 15-1 victory vs. Iowa.

DELUCIA, HOWELL & STEPHEN ARE CAPTAINS
Junior left-handed pitcher Dan DeLucia, junior outfielder Jacob Howell and senior short stop Jedidiah Stephen will serve as tri-captains for the 2006 baseball team. DeLucia, a third-team All-Big Ten pick last season, led the Buckeyes with a 2.92 ERA, 95.2 innings pitched and 55 strikeouts to go with a 6-5 record in 15 starts. Howell was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2004 and made 31 starts in 39 games last season after missing 12 games because of a shoulder injury. Howell ended up batting .270 with 31 hits and 16 RBI in 2005 after batting .336 in 58 starts as a freshman. Stephen is one of three seniors on the squad. Stephen batted .305 last season with 52 hits, including 13 doubles, two triples and five home runs to go along with 46 RBI, the second best on the team.

In addition to their on-field exploits, all three captains have excelled in the classroom as well. DeLucia is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2005, while Howell is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Stephen has been named an Academic All-Big Ten selection and an OSU Scholar-Athlete each of the last two years.

OSU AMONG BEST ALL-TIME CWS TEAMS
Ohio State has been named one of the top College World Series teams of all-time in a story that appeared in the Omaha World-Herald last summer. Ohio State was listed No. 22 in the Top 25 rankings. The Buckeyes have made four appearances in the College World Series, winning the national championship in 1966 after a runner-up finish in 1965. Southern California was ranked as the top CWS team of all time.

As for Ohio State, the World-Herald said, “(Steve) Arlin was selected as one of the two pitchers on the CWS’ 50-year anniversary team for his work in the 1965 and 1966 tournaments. Arlin still holds the CWS career record for ERA (0.96), and his four victories and 47 innings pitched are tied for the all-time lead. In leading the Buckeyes to the 1966 title, Arlin finished all five of their wins – two on complete games. His most memorable performance might have come the year before, when he pitched a 15-inning, 1-0 victory over Washington State after lasting just one-third of an inning in his first CWS start against Arizona State.”

The 1966 national championship is the last won by a team in the Big Ten.

BUCKEYES HAVE 15 TRUE FRESHMEN
Ohio State welcomed 15 true freshmen to the roster this season. Six players are pitchers: Taylor Barnes, Josh Barrera, Eric Best, Jake Hale, Brad Hays and Jake Weber; three are catchers: Shawn Forsythe, Justin Miller and Nick Steponovich; four are infielders: Matt Curran, Seth Sanders, J.B. Shuck (also a pitcher) and Ben Toussant; and two are outfielders: Chris Griffin and Zach Hurley.

Add to that a group of three red-shirt freshmen – pitcher Matthew Selhorst, catcher Josh Hula and infielder Michael Arp – and the Buckeyes have 18 players who have not played college baseball before this season. Ohio State is believed to be among the national leaders in number of freshmen on 2006 rosters. Arkansas and Auburn also have 15 true freshmen on their rosters.

But as many new faces on the Ohio State roster, the total is not as high as it was in 1993 when Todd welcomed 19 true freshmen and another four redshirt freshmen for a total of 23 freshmen. The Buckeyes went 44-19 overall and 19-9 to finish atop the Big Ten regular season standings.

10TH SEASON AT BILL DAVIS STADIUM
This year marks the 10th season of Ohio State baseball at Bill Davis Stadium. One of the best college baseball stadiums has been quite an advantage for the Buckeyes, who have a 171-67 (.718) overall record there. The venue has played host to two Big Ten tournament championships (1999 and 2001), two regional championships (1999 and 2001) and two super regional championships (1999 and 2003).

BUCKEYES LEAD BIG TEN IN ATTENDANCE
Ohio State baseball led the Big Ten in attendance in 2005 by welcoming an average of 2,570 in 18 home dates at Bill Davis Stadium, NCAA attendance figures released last November revealed.

The Buckeyes welcomed a total of 46,266 fans to Columbus last season which was the 36th best overall figure in the NCAA. The 2,570 average ranked 23rd among NCAA institutions.

No other Big Ten team ranked in the Top 50 either in total or average attendance. Notre Dame averaged 1,991 fans to rank 28th and drew a total of 43,798 fans for the season to rank 38th. No school in the Mid-American Conference or other Ohio school cracked the Top 50. LSU led in both categories, drawing a total of 270,300 fans over 36 dates for an average of 7,508. The Buckeyes’ drew a season-high crowd of 5,128 for the doubleheader against Minnesota the final series of the regular season. That weekend, Ohio State drew 10,876 fans over three dates, outdistancing previous weekends of 7,782 vs. Indiana, 7,370 vs. Purdue and 6,839 vs. Michigan State.

OHIO STATE BASEBALL ON WMNI-AM IN 2006
Ohio State baseball games will be broadcast this season on WMNI Radio (920 AM), Gene Smith, Ohio State athletics director, announced March 9. The station will carry a minimum of 27 regular-season games and any postseason games the team could play in 2006, including the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.

Games one, three and four of six Big Ten series – Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota and Penn State – as well as two games of the series at Indiana and Michigan State will be available on WMNI. The station also will carry five home midweek evening games against Miami (Ohio), Central Michigan, Oakland, Eastern Michigan and Pittsburgh.

The WMNI broadcast schedule begins Friday, March 31 at 7:05 p.m. when the team opens a four-game series at Iowa, and continues through the regular season, which ends Sunday, May 21 against Penn State. Any postseason games the team would qualify for also would be carried by the station.

WMNI has a long-standing history of sports coverage since it went on the air in 1958 and that has included Ohio State basketball, football, men’s hockey and now baseball.

In addition, the complete WMNI broadcast inventory of OSU baseball games also will be available on the Internet at the official web site of the Ohio State athletics, ohiostatebuckeys.com.

ALL-ACCESS PASS THE KEY TO ONLINE AUDIO, VIDEO COVERAGE
The official web site of Ohio State athletics, ohiostatebuckeyes.com, in conjunction with College Sports Television, is offering subscription coverage for streaming audio and video of select Buckeye baseball games this spring.

For $6.95 per month, fans can receive streaming audio for a minimum of 27 regular-season baseball games that will be carried on the radio in the Columbus market at AM 920 WMNI. The station also is committed to all of Ohio State’s postseason games and those, too, would be available to subscribers of the CSTV All-Access pass. All Ohio State programming is included in the monthly subscription price, not just baseball coverage.

Included in the CSTV All-Access package is streaming video for nine Ohio State home games.

Available Games in Streaming Video

March 29 Wed. Toledo 2 p.m.
April 5 Wed. Miami (Ohio) 6:35 p.m.
April 9 Sun. Illinois 1:05 p.m.
April 26 Wed. Cleveland State Noon
April 28 Fri. Purdue 6:35 p.m.
April 30 Sun. Purdue 1:05 p.m.
May 12 Fri. Minnesota 6:35 p.m.
May 14 Sun. Minnesota 1:05 p.m.
May 19 Fri. Penn State 6:35 p.m.
May 21 Sun. Penn State 1:05 p.m.

Bob Todd RADIO SHOW
The Bob Todd weekly radio show, hosted by Skip Mosic on WBNS Radio 1460 The Fan, will run each week for 10 weeks with the final program broadcast on Monday, May 22. The nights of the show vary this year because of station conflicts with either Columbus Blue Jackets or Cleveland Indians broadcasts. Six shows will be broadcast on Monday with two shows each on Tuesday and Thursday. Each of the remaining 30-minute shows will begin at 7 p.m. To participate, dial (614) 821-1460.

Bob Todd Radio Show Remaining Schedule
Monday, April 24 @ 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 2 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 11 @ 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 @ 7 p.m.
Monday, May 22 @ 7 p.m.

UP NEXT FOR THE BUCKEYES
Ohio State heads to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend for a four-game Big Ten series at Indiana. The series begins Friday at 4:05 p.m., EDT and continues Saturday with a doubleheader at 2:05 p.m. The series concludes Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Games three and four of the series will be broadcast on AM 920 WMNI and on ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The next home game for the Buckeyes is next Wednesday when they welcome Cleveland State to Bill Davis Stadium at noon for Columbus Public Schools Day.