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Feb. 5-6


Men’s Hockey


Buckeyes face tough road in playoff quest
Columbus DispatchColumbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes rebounded Saturday by scoring five first-period goals during a 6-2 win. Fifteenth-rankedOhio State will need to mimic Saturday’s effort in its


Buckeyes want to make Irish green see scarlet red on …
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State sophomore John Albert skates to a loose puck during the Jan. 23 game against Western Michigan. OSU won 3-2 in a shootout.


Women’s Basketball


Lavender leads No. 14 Buckeyes, 59-47
International Herald Tribune – France
AP COLUMBUS, Ohio: Jantel Lavender had 19 points and 13 rebounds and No. 14 Ohio State pulled away from a halftime deficit Thursday night to beat Purdue

Buckeyes hope for a repeat of strong start

Columbus Dispatch: Jantel Lavender knows how it feels when the OhioState women’s basketball team is in sync.

Buckeyes get ugly win

Columbus Dispatch: The beauty of youth showed last night for OhioState in Value City Arena with a shrug and a sigh. Sophomore Jantel Lavender scored the 1,000th point of her career in the first half of a major Big Ten encounter with Purdue and greeted the event without a hoot or a holler. Freshman point guard Samantha Prahalis, meanwhile, ended on 0-of-8 start from three-point land with something beyond a major make late in the second half and put the moment in perfect perspective.

Men’s Basketball

Lucas will be in town to see his jersey retired

Journal-News: Fifty-one years after Jerry Lucas the greatest high school basketball player in Middletown history, if not the state, or country took off his basketball uniform, his number is being retired. No one has worn Lucas’ No. 13 jersey his coach, Paul Walker, refused to issue it since he graduated from MiddletownHigh School in 1958. But, his jersey never was “officially” retired. Until now. Consider that nine years ago, Ohio State, which Lucas led the Buckeyes to a 1960 NCAA championship, retired his No. 11 jersey, and in 1980, Lucas was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

New basketball coach brings lots of intensity to Athens

The Columbus Dispatch: OhioState fans would recognize many parts of this basketball drama. An assistant coach scribbles instructions on a grease-board and flashes it for OhioUniversity players to see. The coaching staff huddles for a brief strategy session before talking to the players at every timeout. The head coach hurriedly paces the sideline like a man late to his own wedding. 


Ohio State-USC will be under the lights

Columbus Dispatch: OhioState’s football game against Southern California this season will be a prime-time matchup. The Sept. 12 game in Ohio Stadium will kick off at 8 p.m. Eastern and be televised by ESPN, OhioState announced today.

Ohio State tops Big Ten recruiting rankings

Chicago Tribune


Ohio State Buckeyes’ recruiting class 25 strong
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus- Ohio State didn’t sign a recruiting class on Wednesday as much as hatch one. Of the 25 players the Buckeyes brought in to a class ranked No.


Grand Ledge’s Jackson happy to be a Buckeye
Lansing State Journal – Lansing,MI,USA
That Grand Ledge’s James Jackson signed a letter of intent with Ohio State wasn’t a surprise. The senior receiver said he’d do so last May.


AROUND THE NATION LSU, ‘Bama, Buckeyes attract top talent
Detroit Free Press – United States
Scott Kennedy of ranked Ohio State ahead of LSU and Alabama for the top recruiting class. Rivals ranked Alabama with the top class. The Buckeyes


He’s destined to be Buckeye
Detroit Free Press – United States
By 7:35, his letter of intent to become a Buckeye at Ohio State was traveling through the fax machine. And within moments, coach Jim Tressel was on the




Ohio State gets Eisenhower QB after others pass
Houston Chronicle – United States
Guiton got lucky by picking up an offer from Prairie View in January and was set to become a Panther until Ohio State came calling.


Buckeyes signee should be at home in ‘Shoe
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Like someone who just quit smoking cold turkey, Duron Carter is a staunch Buckeye. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that his leap from Michigan to Ohio State


Ohio State mines more WPIAL gold
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Pittsburgh,PA,USA
But you would have trouble convincing Ohio State that there wasn’t much talent in the district’s senior class. The Buckeyes struck it rich in the WPIAL.


Dayton Daily News: The mysterious Kenny Guiton

Columbus Dispatch: OSU notebook: Gateway duo extends trend to tap Pa. talent

Columbus Dispatch: The Pryor effect  Buckeyes have to look far and wide to find quarterback willing to wait for his chance 

Toledo Blade: St. John’s Mewhort already showing leadership at OSU

Tressel wants earlier signing day
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Boren Buckeyes: The Boren family started with one son playing Michigan football and now has two sons at Ohio State, after Justin Boren famously transferred


Ohio State’s Jim Tressel: All’s fair in recruiting in Big Ten
Detroit Free Press – United States
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel had 25 players sign with his program on National Signing Day, but many will point to the one that got away.

Buckeyes gain 25, but one slips away

Columbus Dispatch: Losing player to Illinois part of recruiting game, Tressel says

What drew a shout of protest a year ago came through this recruiting season loud and clear: There is no gentlemen’s agreement among Big Ten football coaches about staying away from players who have already committed.

Women’s Tennis


Close matches becoming the norm
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
31 Buckeyes (3-3, 0-0) traveled to Durham, NC, to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Qualifier. Ohio State junior


Men’s Lacrosse


Breschi livens up Tar Heels lacrosse
BaltimoreSun – United States
At Ohio State, Breschi was 92-63. He shared the Great Western League title in 1999, 2003 and 2008 and won it outright in 2004. The Buckeyes made the NCAA





Feb. 4


Men’s Basketball


Ohio State upsets Purdue
Baltimore Sun – United States
leading Ohio State past No. 12 Purdue, 80-72, last night to end the visiting Boilermakers’ six-game winning streak. The Buckeyes (16-5, 6-4 Big Ten) won


Ohio State 80, Purdue 72 (OT): Big Big Ten win for OSU

Turner, Buford make difference in a tight one

The Columbus Dispatch

This was supposed to be the game when OhioState’s torrid shooting ended. No. 12 Purdue isn’t defensively challenged like Michigan and Indiana, the two opponents OhioState beat last week by shooting a combined 60 percent from the field. The Boilermakers pride themselves on defense.


Big Ten Network Highlights – Ohio State 80, Purdue 72


Ohio State Buckeyes knock off No. 12 Purdue Boilermakers in overtime
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Ohio State’s leading scorers combined to make 19 of 29 shots in the Buckeyes‘ best win since losing David Lighty to injury Dec. 17. The Boilermakers (17-5,


Roller-coaster season takes an upturn, at least for a day

The Columbus Dispatch

February 4, 2009

You could almost feel OhioState’s season teetering on a fulcrum, tipping back and forth between success and failure. Purdue jumps out to a 10-2 lead. The Buckeyes come charging back and take a five-point lead.



Women’s Basketball


The Ohio State Buckeyes women’s basketball team came up with two …
U Weekly – Columbus,OH,USA
A staple of the Buckeye offense, getting to the free throw line, was held in check with just one free throw attempted in the first 20 minutes. Ohio State





Santonio Holmes Disney World Parade

Walt Disney World News Online


DaytonDailyNews: Dayton, Ohio, news and information
Some are wondering this week following Roethlisberger’s second Super Bowl victory with the Pittsburgh Steelers what he could have done if he had played for Ohio State. In a Buckeyes uniform, some say, he might’ve elbowed





Feb. 3


Men’s Tennis


WSYX Ch. 6 Columbus: Buckeye Mens Tennis Ranked #1


Men’s Hockey


WSYX Ch. 6 Columbus: R.J. Umberger Inspires Current Hockey Buckeyes


Men’s Basketball

Purdue’s defense presents real test

Columbus Dispatch

The OhioState men’s basketball team has shot better than 50 percent in six of its past seven games. Making it 7 of 8 tonight against No. 12 Purdue in Value City Arena would be quite a feat. Such is the task for any team facing the Boilermakers’ rugged defense.

Purdue playing up to predictions, but the game’s not over

News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA

Hopefully we can keep it going, but we know we have a tough game against Ohio State.” The Buckeyes were too tough in Columbus last year.




OSU athletics tightens belt

Basketball ticket prices cut to boost turnout

Columbus Dispatch

Buckeye fans’ passion for football and men’s basketball might not have waned, but their financial support has dropped as they contend with a deepening recession. That has left OhioStateUniversity’s athletics department aggressively trying to boost revenue and cut expenses to make up for an expected $1.2 million budget shortfall this fiscal year.

Ohio State To Raise Ticket Prices $1 – Columbus,OH,USA

Every year, tens of thousands of fans pack Ohio State’s football and men’s basketball games, cheering on the Buckeyes and paying anywhere from $16 to $60 or





OSU coach Hazell cheers his one-time student’s success after struggles

Columbus Dispatch

On a shelf in Santonio Holmes’ locker at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ headquarters are two OhioState bobble-head dolls: Troy Smith and Eddie George, two Heisman Trophy winners. “I’m proud to be a Buckeye,” Holmes said, glancing up at them as he sat in front his locker 11 days before the Super Bowl. His own bobble head might even be in the works, because he became the first former Buckeye to be named MVP of a Super Bowl. Of his nine catches, four came on the frenetic final drive that he capped with a toe-tapping grab of a 6-yard Ben Roethlisberger pass for the winning touchdown against Arizona. Back in Columbus, his former position coach Darrell Hazell leapt out of his chair to cheer.

Tressel forges on despite critics

International Herald Tribune France (AP)

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith went to Tressel last summer and offered to bump the coach’s salary $1 million to make him the highest-paid coach in



Former Ohio State Buckeyes tackle and possible NFL draft pick Alex …

The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA

Boone, the former All-Big Ten tackle at Ohio State and star at St. Edward, was arrested late Sunday night in Aliso Viejo, Calif., after a drunken outburst




Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 




Ohio State football: Holmes the Super Bowl’s greatest Buckeye

Plain Dealer

February 2, 2009

Santonio Holmes is the 19th OhioState player to play in and win a Super Bowl, the first Buckeye to be named Super Bowl MVP, and, in his third NFL season … the greatest Super Bowl Buckeye ever.


Pro Football

Six called to Hall; Former Buckeye Carter left out

Columbus Dispatch

February 1, 2009


Men’s Basketball


OSU’s Turner named Big Ten player of the week

The ColumbusDispatch

OhioState’s Evan Turner has been named the Big Ten Conference’s men’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season.


OSU Insider

The ColumbusDispatch


Ohio State wins despite 9 3-pointers by Indiana’s Roth
IndianapolisStar – United States
ThreeOhio State players scored more than 20 points, and the Buckeyes shot 63 percent from the field. Evan Turner led the Buckeyes (15-5,


Ohio St. pulls away from Indiana 93-81
ChicagoTribune – United States
But with Indiana in foul trouble, Ohio State took over. The Buckeyes regained the lead on Jeremie Simmons’ four-point play, then made it 59-54 when Diebler


Lighty’s X-rays don’t clear up return date
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises Columbus — Ohio State junior forward David Lighty had his broken right foot X-rayed Thursday. And nothing else changed.


Fans better get used to life without Lighty
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Michigan suspended Zack Novak for one game for the elbow he threw to the jaw of Ohio State‘s PJ Hill in the final two minutes of the Buckeyes‘ win Wednesday


IU-Ohio State scouting report
The Herald-Times (subscription) – Bloomington,IN,USA
Indiana knows precisely how the Buckeyes will try to play. Ohio State can work inside-out but will also set plenty of high screens and try to generate


Women’s Basketball




Buckeyes get by with Star power



OhioState center Jantel Lavender has grown accustomed to the crowd that always seems to collect around her in the low post. Claustrophobia, however, is never a problem as long as Star Allen remains close enough to poke holes in the human picket fence du jour.


Women’s basketball can’t steal 1st from Buckeyes
Indiana Daily Student – USA
But the next two and a half minutes weren’t as kind to the Hoosiers the Buckeyes went on a 7-0 run, and they continued to apply pressure. Ohio State went


Players perspectives across women’s basketball
International Herald Tribune – France
Just three days after that we had to play Ohio State but we never gave ourselves a chance against the Buckeyes because we went down by 20 points in the




Sponseller seals Ohio State 18-16 victory
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
A crowd of 1473 watched the Buckeyes and the Hoosiers battle through four lead changes before Colt Sponseller scored an 8-3 decision for Ohio State in the


Ness lifts U wrestlers over Ohio State
MinneapolisStar Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
5 Ohio State, in Columbus, Ohio. The Gophers (13-4, 3-0 Big Ten) won the final four matches to rally from a 16-6 deficit. The Gophers were trailing 16-15


Unexpected loss for Ohio State

Minnesota rallies after trailing by 10

The ColumbusDispatch

OhioState can usually count on victories from five wrestlers in every dual match. If those five “studs,” as coach Tom Ryan calls them, win, most likely the Buckeyes win. OhioState had lost once in 11 duals before yesterday.


Men’s Hockey


Bishop finds a home at Ohio State
FairbanksDaily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA
to Ohio State University, but NCAA transfer rules prevented the native of Fairbanks from playing last season for the Buckeyes of the Central Collegiate


Concord native Albert is second on OSU hockey team in scoring

In the summer of 2007, Concord Township native John Albert already had his future in collegiate hockey set with a verbal commitment to Ohio State.


Nanooks turn games into block parties
FairbanksDaily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA
But during the weekend at the CarlsonCenter, the Nanooks saw that the Ohio State Buckeyes are passionate, too, about blocking shots.


Buckeyes get rolling early, cruise past Nanooks
FairbanksDaily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA
By Danny Martin FAIRBANKS The Alaska Nanooks gained a big win Friday over Ohio State, but when Saturday night’s rematch came, the Buckeyes proved they


Nanooks get jump on Buckeyes with 4-1 victory
FairbanksDaily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA
Alaska rolled to a 4-1 victory over the 14th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, who before Friday had averaged 3.58 goals per game. That output led the CCHA and  




Ohio State Men In Second of Big Ten Quad, Women Trail Penn State – Somers,WI,USA
Scoring points for the Buckeyes with a second-place finish was senior Ryan Stoneburg, who swam a personal-best time of 9:13.78. LeadingOhio State in the


Big Ten Quad Saturday Coverage – Somers,WI,USA
In front of a crowd of 511 fans, the Buckeyes defeated No. 19 Penn State, 258-76, and Northwestern 270-64, but fell to No. 2 Michigan, 180-151. Ohio State


Men’s Gymnastics


Gymnast picks Ohio State
IndianapolisStar – United States
He has led the Buckeyes to a national championship and five Big Ten titles in his 11 years at the helm. Monks also was considering Oklahoma, PennState and


Men’s Track and Field


OSU great, three-time Olympic gold medalist Glenn Davis dies
ColumbusDispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Former Ohio State track star Glenn “Jeep” Davis died Wednesday in Barberton, near Akron. He was 74. Davis ran track for the Buckeyes from 1956 to 1959.




OSU athletic director says sports dept. in red
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The scarlet and gray will soon be in the red. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith confirmed Sunday the Buckeyes‘ athletic


OSU athletics department likely will face budget shortfall, Smith says

Columbus Dispatch

The OhioState athletics department is likely headed for a loss this fiscal year, athletics director Gene Smith said yesterday.

Although the Buckeyes aren’t recession-proof, Smith said the situation doesn’t compare with Stanford, which expects to fall $5 million or more short over the next couple of years and is contemplating cutting several sports.

Story appeared in over 100 media: all 114 news articles 



Jan. 30





Schottenstein Center hosts Ohio State wrestling for …
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
After three tedious but successful weekends on the road, Ohio State wrestling is ready to face it’s first Big Ten competition at home. This weekend, the No.



Women’s Basketball

Buckeyes weather sluggish start

The Columbus Dispatch

Late steal by Little, three by Johnson provide needed spark

Lavender leads No. 15 Ohio State past Michigan – MI,USA
15 Ohio State held off Michigan 52-44 Thursday night. Star Allen added 11 for the Buckeyes (17-3, 8-1 Big Ten), who overcame 20 turnovers to hold onto their


Ohio State uses defense late to stymie Michigan
LansingState Journal – Lansing,MI,USA
Jantel Lavender scored 17 points and Johnson added 13 for the Buckeyes. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Mara Freshour scored 21 points and FloridaState upset Duke in



Men’s Basketball

USA Today: Ohio State – Team Notes


Men’s Hockey


Nanooks face Buckeyes in key CCHA series
FairbanksDaily News-Miner – Fairbanks,AK,USA
The night before, the teams tied 2-2 before Ohio State won the shootout 2-1. “We were scoring goals and outcompeting teams and outskating them,” OhioState



Women’s Hockey


No.1 Wisconsin hosts Ohio State
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes are coming off a two-game split with BemidjiState. OSU is 6-17-3 overall and 4-14-2 in conference. The Buckeyes snapped a four-game losing


Men’s Track and Field


Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
He holds the Ohio State University record for the outdoor 50-yard hurdles (6.1 seconds) and was an eight-time Big Ten champion while competing for the





Flashback: Larry Foote on Ohio State and Michigan State: He’d …
Detroit Free Press – United States
I’d rather lose to WayneState and beat OhioState. So we gotta beat OhioState, I don’t care what we do. So Rich Rodriguez, go 0-10, but beat the Buckeyes.

Fans flock to meet Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells

Zanesville Times Recorder

Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells was a force for opposing defenses to stop on the football field. But the former OhioState running back slowed himself down enough to make a stop in Zanesville and met with Buckeye fanatics at Cardboard Heroes in the Colony Square Mall Wednesday night. The store sold over 100 tickets for the event. Plenty of OhioState supporters managed their way through the treacherous weather conditions to get pictures with and autographs from the two-time 1,000-yard rusher.

Bob Hunter commentary: Rumblings


Several Web sites have lauded OhioState defensive lineman Nader Abdallah for his strong practice sessions at the Texas vs. The Nation all-star game, to be played Saturday in El Paso, Texas.


Jan. 28-29


Men’s Track and Field

GLENN ‘JEEP’ DAVIS 1934 – 2009

Akron Beacon Journal

Olympic idol races into eternity Barberton legend, greatest athlete in local history, remembered as humble, gracious and inspirational


Women’s Track and Field


Former Hartley, OSU standout Diggs headed for track hall


Former Hartley and OhioState standout Theresa Diggs will be inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame during its annual banquet Friday at the Hilton at Easton.



Women’s Hockey


Erika Vanderveer’s Blog: Keeping the dream alive

The Hockey News

Returning this season to play in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, when the time came to get my skates sharpened, I was lost. In Ohio, all I had to do was write my number on the white board and they would be done for me that day.



Men’s Basketball


OSU 72, UM 54 Smashmouth game goes to Bucks
Detroit Free Press – United States
UM got its signature win of last season against the Buckeyes at Crisler Arena, but OSU swept this season’s games. OhioState coach Thad Matta is 9-1 against

Ohio State 72, Michigan 54: Buckeyes answer call from Matta, get tough

Columbus Dispatch: OSU keeps up intensity, makes sure hot start isn’t squandered

Hill takes one on the chin, helps OSU get key win

Columbus Dispatch

Michael Arace commentary


Men’s basketball: Buckeyes make do with Wolverines fan
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Evan Turner had little doubt an official got it wrong 11 nights ago when Ohio State guard PJ Hill was called for goaltending at Michigan.


Ohio State coach Thad Matta sticking with zone defense since
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus — If anyone didn’t like Ohio State’s 3-2 zone defense in the second half against Michigan State on Sunday, OSU men’s basketball coach Thad Matta



Women’s Basketball

Defensive standout Little set to pester Wolverines

Jim Massie – The ColumbusDispatch

Shavelle Little drew a charging foul last week against Illinois and, from her seat on the Value City Arena court, flashed the delighted smile of a kid opening the one present that she really, really wanted on Christmas morning.



Jenkins gives back to OSU fans
Zanesville Times Recorder – Zanesville,OH,USA
By BRANDON HANNAHS Staff Writer January 27, 2009 And the Ohio State senior defensive back fought his way through the weather to meet fans and sign

Steelers’ Santonio Holmes: I turned to football only after selling drugs

Chicago Tribune

After high school ball, he starred at Ohio State for three seasons before being the Steelers’ first-round draft pick in 2006. Holmes has been one of their key offensive players this season, making 55 catches for 821 yards and five touchdowns. He has two touchdowns in two postseason games. On Super Bowl media day, Holmes told a different story about his childhood.