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Feb. 11-12




Ohio State’s Jenkins on verge of NFL dream – USA
Just getting noticed by Ohio State was a huge first step. “A lot of guys don’t get recruited. We just got on the map when I came out of high school,”


Ohio State football: Linebacker projections
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises Marvin Fong/ The Plain DealerBrian Rolle, left, and Ross Homan, right, are two of the linebackers coming back for Ohio State next season.


Men’s Basketball


Credit Turner for igniting surging Buckeyes
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Ohio State was coming off losses to Illinois and MichiganState and seemed to be dead in the water. Then Evan Turner rolled up


Buckeyes’ rising fortunes tied to shooting …
ColumbusDispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Surprisingly, it has elevated the Buckeyes into second place in the Big Ten and into position to make the NCAA Tournament. Ohio State is shooting 50.1

Ohio State – Team Notes

USA Today – OhioState has the week off and won’t play again until traveling to Wisconsin on Feb. 14. The players — particularly Turner — are tired and in need of the break. But the Buckeyes are playing their best basketball of the season, having won four straight league games for the first time all season.

Big Ten Insider: No place like home for Illinois, Ohio State
Daily Northwestern – Evanston,IL,USA
The Buckeyes (17-5, 7-4 Big Ten) began by snapping the Boilermakers’ (17-6, 6-4) six-game winning streak with an 80-72 overtime win in Columbus. Ohio State


Spartans struggling to stay healthy
Gary Post Tribune – Gary,IN,USA
Ohio State sophomore Evan Turner was the conference’s Player of the Week for the second straight time, and third time this season.


Women’s Basketball


Hawkeyes focus on finishing strong
Gazette Online – Solon,IA,USA
First up is a showdown with Big Ten-leading and 18th-ranked Ohio State (19-4, 10-2). The Buckeyes are the only Big Ten team in the Associated Press Top 25

Defenses take tough approach to Lavender

Columbus Dispatch – The rap on Big Ten women’s basketball is that games within the conference are as delicate and pretty as a bone bruise.

Heading into OhioState’s game tonight at Iowa, Buckeyes sophomore center Jantel Lavender knows not to expect a tea party atmosphere when she enters the low post.

Men’s Hockey Petovello to keep his newfound scoring touch
Compared to his rookie season, Petovello hasn’t had a lot of problems this season for the Nanooks, who are tied for fourth place with the Ohio State Buckeyes heading into a Central Collegiate Hockey Association series against Western


Synchronized Swimming


Synchronized Swimming: Ohio State takes first place at Jessica …
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State’s synchronized swimmers have a lot to celebrate after the third annual Jessica Beck Memorial Meet Saturday. In addition to taking first place,



Economy taking big hits at major college programs

AP via International Herald Tribune – StateU. is seeing red, as the sagging economy begins to pull down athletic departments, including some of the largest and most prestigious programs in the nation. Among the latest developments:_ OhioState disclosed it is bracing for a rare $1.2 million budget shortfall in athletics this fiscal year.


Ohio State Athletics Headlines Feb. 7-10


Men’s Golf


OSU men’s coach, Nicklaus receive industry honors


OhioState men’s golf coach Jim Brown received the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by E-Z-GO in cooperation with The PGA of America and the Golf Coaches Association of America in Orlando, Fla.




Department Recognizes Coach Jim Tressel; WATTS Moving Forward   

Former Youngstown State Football Coach Jim Tressel was honored as the 2009 Penguin of the Year at the Penguin Club’s 19th Annual Scholarship Ring Banquet on Sunday evening at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Watson and Tressel Training Site – Oklahoma City, OK Jenkins Receives Thorpe Award
The Ohio State player was honored tonight at a banquet in Oklahoma City with the Thorpe Award, which recognizes the nation’s best defensive back. After four years and two BCS championship game appearances with the Buckeyes,


Jim Thorpe Awards: The hot corner – Oklahoma City,OK,USA
Malcolm Jenkins spurned the NFL and returned to school, in part, for this moment. He was a semifinalist for the Thorpe as a junior, and last year, when he announced he would return to Ohio State for his senior season, he had three reasons.




Draft Spotlight: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State Buckeyes
KFFL – Escondido,CA,USA
Ohio State running back Chris Wells has decided to forgo his senior season as a Buckeye and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1, 237-pound projected


Coaching Legend Jim Tressel Visits SBU
SBIndependent – Stony Brook,NY,USA
By Chris Monahan Last Saturday, Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel spoke with Stony Brook athletes and faculty about his novel, “The Winners Manual:


High expectations aside, Klein just getting started


LickingValley’s Storm Klein, right, is one of four members of Jim Tressel’s 2009 class to enroll early at OhioState.

For fans of football player nicknames, OhioState’s signing of Storm Klein could be a godsend.


Buckeyes to host USC at night
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises DLThis guy, and everyone else, will have about 11 hours to tailgate before Ohio State plays USC on Sept. 12 Ohio State announced today


Secondary projections
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises In 2005, Malcolm Jenkins came in as a true freshman and took over as Ohio State’s nickelback and started three games at corner when Tyler


Men’s basketball

Buckeyes back in top 25

The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State has returned to the top 25 for the first time in six weeks, ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press poll of media voters. The Buckeyes missed making it into the USA Today-ESPN coaches’ top 25 by seven points.

Credit Turner for turnaround

Chicago Sun Times

Look out, Illini — former St. Joseph star has ignited surging Buckeyes


Turner Named Big Ten Player Of The Week



Field goals, victories piling up for Buckeyes
Quad City Times – Davenport,IA,USA
Matta sees growth as he watches a backcourt that has led Ohio State to a 17-5 start. “I think early on, we’d hit the panic button and shoot questionable


Buckeyes back in rankings
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
The 17-5 Buckeyes are one of four Big Ten teams in the AP poll, behind No. 9 Michigan State, No. 20 Purdue and No. 22 Illinois. Ohio State is off for the


Ohio State Buckeyes down Minnesota Golden Gophers in men’s college …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
This time, the Buckeyes did it with defense. For the first time since their win over Iona on Dec. 20 – a stretch of 14 games – Ohio State made fewer than


Video: Big Ten Network Highlights Ohio State-Minnesota


Turner relishes chance to play point
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State had four double-figure scorers against Purdue and at Indiana last Saturday. The Buckeyes shot better than 60 percent in each game and scored 173


Turner, Ohio State Top Minnesota For Fourth Straight Win
Channel 4000 – MN,USA
Ohio State grabbed the rebound, Turner sank two more from the line, and the Buckeyes held on for the victory. It took nearly three minutes for either team


BJ Mullens a solid sixth man for Ohio State Buckeyes
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus — BJ Mullens vanished a week ago, washed away in a crimson wave at Indiana, and Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta wasn’t surprised.


Tubby finds worth in loss to Buckeyes
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Gophers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith saw plenty of reason not to be disappointed about Saturday’s road loss to Ohio State, only the team’s second loss


No. 19 Gophers at Ohio State
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Key players: Turner, who is averaging 17.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, has led Ohio State to three victories in a row, as junior David Lighty has


Women’s Basketball


Misfiring offense scuttles Buckeyes
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Even though MichiganState committed two turnovers in the first 1:44 of the game, Ohio State missed its first five shots. The Buckeyes fell behind 4-0 and




Michigan State upsets No. 14 Ohio State, 52-46
International Herald Tribune – France
After going more than 4 minutes without a point, Michigan State built a 49-44 lead with 3:20 left. Despite giving the Buckeyes plenty of chances with 20


Spartans’ defense frustrates OSU women
Detroit Free Press – United States
14 Ohio State before a raucous crowd of 10403 fans in the BreslinCenter. This was a shocker because the Spartans (17-7, 10-3), now within a half game of


Buckeyes ratchet up defensive pressure

OSU still unbeaten in Big Ten games away from home


By this time last season, the OhioState women’s basketball team had earned a not-so-good reputation for its play away from Value City Arena.


Men’s Hockey


OSU bounces back from tough loss


The OhioState men’s hockey team already had a fractured psyche, the result of losing Friday to second-ranked Notre Dame after being one second from a win.Falling behind against the Irish early yesterday might have crumbled the young Buckeyes’ spirit. It almost happened. 
 :: U.S. College Hockey Online
By J. Justin Boggs, USCHO Arena Reporter
6) The Notre Dame Fighting Irish scored two goals in a span of less than one minute to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes, 4-3, in overtime in front of 6571 in Value City Arena Friday night. More: Box Score


Buckeyes face tough road in playoff quest


Trips home are rare for Hunter Bishop. Home is Fairbanks, Alaska, a mere 3,800 miles from Columbus. So the sophomore forward for the OhioState hockey team was understandably excited to make the trek to Alaska last weekend for a two-game series.


OSU hockey must turn foolish penalty into learning tool


College hockey’s regular season runs through February. Then come conference tournaments, then the NCAA Tournament — which features an exclusive field of 16. This is worth mentioning because Notre Dame is in town to play OhioState, and the Irish are ranked No. 2 in the nation and the Buckeyes are No. 15.


Women’s Hockey


Ohio State sweeps Sioux
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
While trying to catch the fourth-place team in the league (St. CloudState), fifth-place UND was swept by the sixth-place team, Ohio State. The Buckeyes


Buckeyes come alive in third to sink Sioux
Grand Forks Herald – Grand Forks,ND,USA
The game marked Ohio State’s first win since December 12, when the Buckeyes defeated Minnesota State-Mankato 6-5 on the road. It was Ohio State’s first win




Ohio State Sweeps West Virginia – Somers,WI,USA
The wins kept coming for Ohio State, which ended up winning 12 of the 14 races on the evening. Other victorious Buckeyes included Lincoln Fahrbach (50




Ohio State trips up Purdue, 28-10
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Although Purdue’s Carson Beebe earned a 9-0 major decision over Buckeye Owen Schaefer at 133 for the Boilermakers, Ohio State jumped right back into it at


No. 22 Penn State falls to No. 6 Ohio State
Big Ten Network – Chicago,IL,USA
Penn State once again wrestled with out All-American Bubba Jenkins (Virginia Beach, Va.), who was still nursing an injury at 149. The Buckeyes also won the


Buckeyes roll past Lions – Sports | Centre Daily
Penn State’s Matt Dodds, foreground, tries to fight off his back against Ohio State’s Mike Pucillo during their 184-pound bout on Friday. Pucillo won by fall as the Buckeyes rolled to a 33-7 win. Ohio State won eight


Men’s Lacrosse


Ohio State opens with lopsided win over Detroit-Mercy
Inside Lacrosse (press release) – Baltimore,MD,USA
In all, the Buckeyes got points from 18 players as 41 total Ohio State players saw action vs. the Titans (0-1), who were playing the first game in program




Rams softball drops final tournament game to Buckeyes – Denver,CO,USA
LAS CRUCES, NM – The Colorado State softball team (3-3) concluded the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces Classic with an 11-2 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on


Women’s Tennis


Women’s tennis beats Ohio State
By Matt Costello, CT sports staff writer
Women’s tennis beats Ohio State. by Matt Costello, CT sports staff writer. Monday, February 9, 2009; 10:15 PM. Over the weekend, the women’s tennis team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, and proceeded to topple No. 31 Ohio State by a 4-3 tally, The Buckeyes (3-3) took an early lead over the Hokies after Angela DiPastina won the first singles match 6-2, 6-2, over Johnson at the No. 5 position. After later trailing 2-1, Tech came back and won three straight matches.