Athletes of the Week
• Dan Herron rushed for a career-high 190 yards and scored the first TD of the game for the Buckeyes in their come-from-behind 38-14 win over Penn State. Herron gained 121 of his yards in the second half when the Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions, 35-0. His terrific day included a key reception early in the third quarter on Ohio State’s first possession. He caught an 11-yard pass on third down for a first down deep in Ohio State territory to keep alive a 96-yard scoring drive. Herron capped the drive with a five-yard TD run that made the score 14-10. He had a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter to keep alive the Buckeyes final TD drive of the day. His 190 yards was the most by a Buckeye since Chris Wells had 222 vs. Michigan in 2007. He tied Tim Spencer for 21st on Ohio State’s all-time single game rushing list. And his touchdown run marked the ninth consecutive game he has scored a TD.

• Women’s soccer goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner recorded a pair of shutouts last weekend, the second and third of her career, to help the Buckeyes advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second time in program history. In a 1-0 double overtime win over St. Francis (Pa.) in the first round, Baumgardner made a pair of saves in over 105 minutes then came back and made two more saves as the Buckeyes advanced, 4-2, on penalty kicks against Dayton. The junior from Sterling, Va., made the save on the Flyers final PK to wrap up the win for Ohio State. Baumgarnder has not given up a goal in her past 328 minutes of play, including 215 minutes in NCAA tournament play last weekend.

Head coach: Greg Beals
• Four high school seniors from four states comprise the first wave of recruits for Ohio State first-year baseball coach Greg Beals and his staff: Aaron Gretz, a catcher from Apple Valley, Minn., and Apple Valley High School; Eric Haase, a combo 3B/C from Westland, Mich., and Divine Child High School; Matt Panek, a LHP from Cary, Ill., and Cary-Grove High School; and Matt Wisler, a RHP from Bryan, Ohio, and Bryan High School.

No. 4 Men’s Basketball (1-0)
Head coach: Thad Matta
• Deshaun Thomas stole the spotlight in his college debut, coming off the bench to score 24 points to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 102-61 victory over North Carolina A&T Nov. 12 at Value City Arena in the Global Sports Invitational.
• Ohio State signed three to National Letters of Intent Nov. 10: Shannon Scott (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton), Sam Thompson (Chicago/Whitney Young) and Trey McDonald (Battle Creek, Mich./Battle Creek Central).

No. 7 Women’s Basketball (2-0)
Head coach: Jim Foster
• Four prospects signed National Letters of Intent Nov. 10. All four are eligible to compete for the Buckeyes beginning next season. The class of 2011, ranked No. 8 in the country by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, includes ESPN Top 100 prospect Raven Ferguson, a 5-11 guard from Columbus, Maleeka Kynard, a 5-7 guard from Toledo, Ohio, Kalpana Beach, a 6-1 forward from Westlake, Ohio, and Shelbi Honeycutt, a 5-10 center from Siloam Springs, Ark.
• Jantel Lavender had a career-high 37 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 84-75 win over the Owls on Nov. 12 in the season opener for both teams.
• The Buckeyes then got 26 points from Lavender and three others in double figures Nov. 14, allowing them to pull away from Eastern Michigan for a 74-62 win.

Men’s Cross Country
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Ohio State finished in fourth place Nov. 13 at the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes regional championships, hosted by the University of Oakland’s 10k Katke-Cousins Golf Course.
• Junior Adam Green was the Buckeyes leader for the first time this season, posting a 14th-place finish in 30:41.

Women’s Cross Country
Head coach: Karen Dennis
• Ohio State finished in fourth place Nov. 13 at the 2010 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. Meredith Wagner and Ellen Birmingham finished one-two for the Buckeyes and seventh and eighth overall on the University of Oakland’s 6k Katke-Cousins Golf Course, earning all-regional honors.

No. 7 Field Hockey (18-4, 5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• Down 1-0 in the final minutes of regulation, Ohio State rallied to defeat No. 15 Albany, 2-1, Nov. 13 in overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Penn State’s Field Hockey Complex in State College, Pa. Freshman Paula Pastor-Pitarque scored both goals for the Buckeyes, tallying the first score with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and followed with the gamewinner in overtime.
• From seven yards out, junior co-captain Aisling Coyle punched the Buckeyes’ ticket to its first NCAA Final Four in program history as Ohio State defeated No. 4-seed Syracuse, 3-2, in overtime Nov. 14 at Penn State. The Buckeyes next face top-seed Maryland in the NCAA semifinal in College Park, Md.

No. 8 Football (9-1, 5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• Head coach Jim Tressel and former director of military appreciation Bob Tucker were recognized at press conference Nov. 9 for their significant contributions to the Ohio National Guard.
• Ohio State reeled off 35 unanswered points in the second half to come back from an 11-point halftime deficit and secure a 38-14 win over Penn State Nov. 13 before 105,466 fans at Ohio Stadium.

Men’s Hockey (5-6-0, 2-4-0-0 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• Three unanswered goals, capped by freshman Alex Szczechura’s overtime winner, led Ohio State to a 4-3 OT win over No. 16 Michigan State Nov. 12 in Munn Ice Arena. The Buckeyes trailed 2-1 after the first and 3-1 after the second but had goals from freshman Chris Crane and senior Shane Sims in the third to deadlock the score. Szczechura had the winner for his second goal of the game.
• Ohio State left East Lansing with a series split after dropping game two of its series with Michigan State, 4-0, Nov. 13. The Buckeyes were in a hole early, trailing 3-0 after the first period, and couldn’t rally for the second-consecutive game as they were shut out for the first time this season.
• After recording five points in a sweep of Alabama-Huntsville, junior forward Danny Dries was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Nov. 8.

No. 9 Women’s Hockey (6-5-1, 2-5-1-1 WCHA)
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Sophomore forward Hokey Langan scored twice for the Buckeyes, but Minnesota State rallied with three goals in the third period to pull away for the 5-3 victory over Ohio State Nov. 12 at the OSU Ice Rink.
• Ohio State then fell to Minnesota State by a score of 4-3 Nov. 13 to give the Mavericks all six points in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series. Down 3-0 after the first, the Buckeyes chipped away at the score over the next two periods to tie the game before MSU scored the winner with less than four minutes left.

Men’s Soccer (10-5-3, 4-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: John Bluem
• Second-seeded Ohio State battled No. 7-seed Wisconsin to a scoreless draw in the Big Ten quarterfinal Nov. 11 at Jeffrey Field, but the Badgers came away with a 5-4 penalty kick advantage to advance to the semifinal round.

No. 17 Women’s Soccer (15-4-2, 8-2-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Lori Walker
• Headlined by Offensive Player of the Year Paige Maxwell, Defensive Player of the Year Cassie Dickerson and Coach of the Year Lori Walker, Ohio State also placed six players on the 2010 All-Big Ten teams announced Nov. 10. Along with Maxwell and Dickerson, Tiffany Cameron garnered first team laurels while Danica Wu, Megan Fuller and Rachel Middleman made the All-Freshman team. Lauren Beachy was Ohio State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship award honoree.
• Behind a goal by Danielle Scoliere in the 106th minute, the Buckeyes topped St. Francis (Pa.), 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA tournament Nov. 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
• Ohio State then advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2, over Dayton Nov. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Moving on after playing to a scoreless draw, No. 3-seed Ohio State advances to the NCAA round of 16 to play No. 2 seed Virginia next weekend.
• Junior goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following a 1-0 shutout victory over Michigan State Nov. 5, clinching a share of the first Big Ten championship in program history.

No. 8 Men’s Swimming & Diving (5-0)
Head coach: Bill Wadley
• Ohio State defeated Miami University, 144-79, and then followed with a nail-biting win vs. No. 15 Tennessee, 151-149, in a doubleheader Nov. 12 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
• The Buckeyes won nine of the 13 events vs. Miami and finished 1-2 in seven events. There were 11 Ohio State swimmers that picked up their first wins of the year.

No. 21 Women’s Swimming & Diving (4-0)
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
• Ohio State cruised to a 213-87 victory over Ohio University Nov. 12 at the University Aquatic Center in Athens, Ohio. The Buckeyes won 12 of 13 swimming events with Angela Severn touching first in three individual events, plus Bianca Alvarez took first on both the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions, to spark the Buckeyes.

Women’s Volleyball (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten)
Head coach: Geoff Carlson
• Seniors Katie Dull and Anna Szerszen were named ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV second team.
• Ohio State dropped a 3-1 decision (25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 27-25) to ninth-ranked Illinois Nov. 12 in St. John Arena. Kelli Barhorst led the Buckeyes with 16 points with 13 kills (.571), one ace serve, one solo and two assist blocks.
• Ohio State overcame a 2-1 match lead by Wisconsin to win 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-22, 19-16) over the Badgers Nov. 14 in St. John Arena. Katie Dull posted a match-high 29.5 points in the victory with a match-high 24 kills (.250), one ace serve, one solo block and seven assist blocks.

No. 12 Wrestling
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• Sophomore Ian Paddock was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week the conference announced Nov. 9. It is the first weekly laurel for the native of Warsaw, N.Y., after winning the 133-pound division at the UB Open in Buffalo, N.Y.


Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Nov. 15-28

Nov. 16
Men’s Basketball at Florida, 6 p.m.
Gainesville, Fla.

Nov. 17
Women’s Volleyball at Penn State, 7 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Women’s Basketball at LSU, 8 p.m.
Baton Rouge, La.

Nov. 19
Women’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Field Hockey vs. Maryland, NCAA Semifinal, TBA
College Park, Md.

Men’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 7 p.m.
Duluth, Minn.

Nov. 20
Football at Iowa, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Women’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Swimming at Purdue Invitational, 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Hockey at Minnesota Duluth, 7 p.m.
Duluth, Minn.

Men’s Basketball vs. UNC Wilmington, 8 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 21
Rifle vs. Morehead State, TBA
Columbus, Ohio

Wrestling vs. Pittsburgh/Nebraska, 11:30 a.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 22
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country at NCAA Championships, Noon
Terre Haute, Ind.

Women’s Basketball vs. East Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 23
Men’s Basketball vs. Morehead State, 7 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 26
Men’s Hockey vs. Alaska, 1:45 p.m.
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Basketball vs. Miami (OH), 4 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Volleyball at Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Women’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State, 7 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 27
Football vs. Michigan, Noon
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State, 7 p.m.
OSU Ice Rink, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Volleyball at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Hockey vs. Alaska, 8:05 p.m.
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Nov. 28
Women’s Basketball vs. UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio