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April 3


Female baseball legend recalls her playing daysUSA Today – GARDNERVILLE, Nev. She collected a hit off of the legendary Satchel Paige. She’s traveled to Japan with Joe DiMaggio and dined with Penny Marshall. Ohio State University calls her one of the finest and most versatile athletes to ever play for the Buckeyes. At $800 a season, she was the highest paid rookie to ever come through the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, memorialized in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.” Last week, Alice “Lefty” Hohlmayer took some time while visiting her niece in Gardnerville to sit down with some of her niece’s childhood baseball teammates.

Helping future Buckeyes
Zanesville Times Recorder – Zanesville,OH,USA
By BRANDON HANNAHS Staff Writer April 3, 2009 ZANESVILLE – The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Muskingum County has been providing future Buckeyes

Men’s Golf

Brown drives golf’s success OSU Lantern  – For the last 36 years, coach Jim Brown has led the men’s golf team to countless victories. As the Buckeyes prepare for the height of their spring season, he and the players know this season will be his last. Brown, who is the most winning active coach in NCAA golf, won a national title in 1979 and 17 Big Ten championships during his time here….


Women’s Gymnastics

OSU hoping to end NCAA dry spellThe Columbus Dispatch – The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team hasn’t qualified for the NCAA championships since 1990. A strong performance in front of a home crowd could end that dry spell. The 17th-ranked Buckeyes are seeded third Saturday in the Central Region championship in St. John Arena. The top two teams will qualify for the national championships in Lincoln, Neb., in two weeks. The Buckeyes’ toughest competition figures to come from No. 5 Louisiana State and No. 8 Oregon State, but coach Carey Fagan is optimistic.

OSU to host NCCA Central Region championships
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
17 Ohio State women’s gymnastics team has been selected to compete and host the 2009 NCAA Central Region Championships 6 pm Saturday at St. John Arena.

Men’s Gymnastics

Gymnasts set to travel to Big Ten meet OSU Lantern  – The No. 7 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team is set to compete in the Big Ten meet today and Saturday at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. Leaders for the Buckeyes include seniors Eddie Hay and Jake Bateman and sophomore Brandon Wynn. Hay was the 2007 Big Ten floor champion and the last member of the team to win an event title at the conference championships….


Women’s Lacrosse

Buckeyes embrace challenge Columbus Dispatch – A year from now, Kristen Gilwee might be analyzing every word coming out of a G-20 summit, considering she soon will graduate from Ohio State with a degree in international studies: world economy. At the moment, though, the senior goalkeeper is busy breaking down North Carolina and Maryland.

Buckeyes take on UNC, Maryland in ALC/ACC Challenge OSU Lantern  – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is off to a banner year with a record of 9-1. But if the Bucks want to improve that statistic, they will need to be at their best this weekend as they host the American Lacrosse Conference/ Atlantic Coast Conference Challenge….


Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s laxers take on Bellarmine OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team heads to Louisville, Ky. to take on conference foe Bellarmine Saturday. The Bucks (5-4, 1-0 GWLL) hope to transform their winless road record by defeating Bellarmine (6-3, 0-1 GWLL) and increasing their Great Western Lacrosse League record to 2-0….



Slimmed-down former infielder is thriving in outfield  Columbus Dispatch The new and improved Michael Arp walked into the interview room carrying a quart bottle of electrolyte drink and a ripped body that had weight room written all over it. It was what Arp was not carrying that caught more attention. The Ohio State left fielder is 20 pounds lighter thanks to a workout and dietary regimen that borders on the fanatical. How fanatical? He has been known to smuggle his own tuna in to buffets to avoid fattening toppings.

Baseball takes on Gophers OSU Lantern  – The Ohio State baseball team split its first two home games of the season at Bill Davis Stadium against Xavier and Marshall. The Buckeyes defeated Xavier 9-7 Tuesday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium in their home opener. OSU trailed 7-5 after the Xavier half of the seventh….


Gophers baseball faces Buckeyes in three games at the Dome
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Ohio State won two out of three at Penn State. The Timberwolves will play the Toronto Raptors in a preseason game at 7 pm on Oct. 23 at the Sioux Falls (SD)

Siebert opener postponed as Gophers host Ohio State at the Dome
Minnesota Daily – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The Gophers and Buckeyes each have midweek losses to shake off. Ohio State was drubbed 14-3 by Marshall Wednesday night while Minnesota was narrowly beaten


Reeder’s undefeated conference record on the line OSU Lantern  – The No. 17 Buckeyes look to take the momentum of a doubleheader sweep of the Ball State Cardinals into this weekend’s Big Ten match-up against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday and Sunday. Ohio State (26-6) will attempt to spoil Minnesota’s home opener at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium as the team visits the Twin Cities for the first time since April 27, 2008….



BuckeyeXtra podcast: A look at changes among the Buckeyes as they begin spring football drills Columbus Dispatch

Big Ten Network: Jim Tressel Spring Preview Clip


Men’s Volleyball

Conference-leading OSU faces Loyola-Chicago, Lewis
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes are nationally ranked 14th and will have a tough weekend against No. 15 Loyola and No. 11 Lewis. Ohio State sophomore John Klanac bumps the

Men’s Tennis

Wolverines face Penn State and Ohio State in must-win weekend
Michigan Daily – Ann Arbor,MI,USA
51 Penn State and No. 5 Ohio State at the Varsity Tennis Center, returning home for the first time since dropping a 6-1 decision to then-No.

Women’s Golf

Weather unkind to women’s golfers
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
The spring season has begun for Ohio State women’s golf, but because of inclement weather, the Bucks have yet to fully see the extent of their progress from


Buckeye rowers to face stiff competition in Big Ten/ACC Challenge OSU Lantern

After coming out of a 3-6 meet last weekend in the Pac-10 Challenge in Redwood City, Calif., the No. 12 Ohio State rowing team hopes to redeem itself as a top-10 team this weekend in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. “Virginia is one of our top competitors,” coach Andy Teitelbaum said.

Men’s Track and Field

Distance runners impress in San Francisco

OSU Lantern – The men’s distance runners at Ohio State started off their outdoor season before the rest of the track and field team last weekend in San Francisco. Although the Buckeyes only had athletes competing in two events at the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival, the athletes who ran displayed a strong performance, led by John Ealy….


April 2 


Ohio State faces lots of questions this spring – Wire Services …
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Jim Tressel tries to avoid prematurely judging his Ohio State teams. Ohio State faces lots of questions this spring …. The Buckeyes have 15 workouts planned, capped by the annual intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio Stadium on April 25. They open the season Sept. 5 at home against Navy before hosting Southern California on Sept. 12.

Spring is the season to bloom Columbus Dispatch Thirty-one players left after the team’s Fiesta Bowl loss in January — 28 seniors and three juniors. While those players helped accomplish a lot, they also acted as a tarp of sorts over most of the youngsters in the recruiting classes of 2007 and 2008.

OSU notebook: Tressel won’t risk injury with two QBs Columbus Dispatch Ohio State’s depth at quarterback is lacking this spring, which is why coach Jim Tressel will allow Terrelle Pryor and Joe Bauserman some hands-off protection, starting today.

Commentary: Extra research won’t change a vested leopard’s spots Columbus Dispatch Ohio State sent 14 of its football staff members to the Research Triangle area of North Carolina during the offseason to study how other programs conduct business, including how they run their offenses.  Spring schedule

It will be hands off Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
COLUMBUS — Terrelle Pryor will be surrounded by invisible electric fencing during Ohio State’s spring practices. Naughty defenders will be zapped with an

Tressel expects biggest leap from Pryor this seasonCleveland Plain Dealer – Of course, one of the most popular topics today was Jim Tressel’s sophomore quarterback. Everyone anticipates Terrelle Pryor and this sophomore class emerging as the leaders on a team that lost 28 seniors and three juniors, and Tressel can see how that could happen.

Spring practice starts for OSU, minus 31 playersToledo Blade – The 2009 Ohio State Buckeyes start to take shape today, when spring football practice begins for what will be a new-fangled team in a number of ways.

Ohio State notebook of April 1
Canton Repository – Canton,OH,USA
Tressel said he’s never checked in on Carroll’s updates, but may do so the week the Buckeyes play the Trojans. Ohio State has to replace 28 seniors and

Tressel previews ’09, spring practice begins

OSU LANTERN Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel answers questions from members of the media during a press conference on Wednesday. Football spring practice begins today. Coach Jim Tressel says he tries to never prematurely judge his Ohio State teams. With 31 players missing from last year’s squad heading into the start of spring practice on Thursday, it would be difficult to do anyway. “I’ve never really walked into a season and said, ‘Well, this is a rebuilding year. Full Story

Ohio State faces lots of questions this spring
Zanesville Times Recorder – Zanesville,OH,USA
The Buckeyes have 15 workouts planned, capped by the annual intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio Stadium on April 25. They open the season Sept.

WSYX TV Ch. 6 Columbus: Beanie Wells On The Blue Jackets Bandwagon


Marder, OSU sweep Ball State
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State junior Sam Marder touches home plate after hitting a home run during the second game of a doubleheader against Ball State Wednesday. OSU won 4-0.

Softball Falls At No. 17 Ohio State Wednesday – Ball State Athletics
Milian then walked her fourth batter to give the Buckeyes a 2-1 advantage as all runners moved one base. A hit to left center field gave Ohio State a comfortable 4-1 lead as two more runners scored. A popup to Alicia Barkley stopped the

Women’s Track and Field

Women’s track: Bucks set records in first outdoor meet
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State sophomore Jordan Jennewine runs during last year’s Jesse Owens Classic. Jennewine took first place in the 1500-meter run during last weekend’s


Despite injuries, Buckeyes take second at nationals OSU Lantern


Herd goes to Columbus, pounds Buckeyes 14-3
Huntington Herald Dispatch – Huntington,WV,USA
Theron Minium (0-2) lasted three innings for the Buckeyes. Ohio State collected 11 hits including two apiece by Ryan Dew and Tyler Engle.

Herd Baseball Crushes Ohio State
WTRF – Wheeling,WV,USA
The Buckeyes crossed the dish in the bottom of the fifth stanza when Matt Streng reached second on an error before Engle walked to give Ohio State two on

Men’s Basketball

State’s tourney problems begin at high school level
Macon Telegraph – Macon,GA,USA
OHIO!! The partisan crowd pulled for the Buckeyes of Ohio State to fend off a rally by tiny Siena, but the Saints had their (feast) day.

April 1


Laurinaitis, Robiskie among 36 athletes who graduated in Winter  OSU Lantern With majors ranging from textile and clothing to Italian to zoology, 36 student-athletes representing 15 different sports received their diplomas at the Winter Commencement ceremonies March 22 at St. John Arena. After contemplating a leap to the NFL following their junior seasons on the gridiron, James Laurinaitis and Brian Robiskie opted to return for one final shot at a BCS Championship….

Women’s Basketball

AP All-America: OSU’s Lavender on second team Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State sophomore center Jantel Lavender was one of three underclassmen to be awarded a spot yesterday on the Associated Press All-America women’s basketball team.

Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender named second-team All-American in women’s college basketball

Associated Press/Cleveland Plain Dealer– Whether or not she delivers a national championship, Courtney Paris will leave Oklahoma with quite a legacy: the only four-time All-American in women’s college basketball.

Flashy New York point guard becomes a fan favorite in her first year as a Buckeye  OSU Lantern It was an unexpected loss, the kind that is embarrassing, humbling and maddening all at once. The Ohio State women’s basketball team had never lost to Minnesota on its home court, a perfect 23-0. But on Jan. 15 the Golden Gophers were able to eke out a 59-56 victory and put a blemish on OSU’s previously flawless record againstthem in Columbus….


Rupert, Dew have key RBI as Ohio State rallies past Xavier Columbus Dispatch – Corey Rupert’s seventh-inning RBI triple capped a comeback from an early 4-0 deficit as No. 18-ranked Ohio State (21-4) defeated Xavier in its home opener in Bill Davis Stadium.

Men’s Basketball

Commentary: OSU fans should be glad Matta wasn’t on UK radar Columbus Dispatch  

Matta’s strategy solid despite defections  Dayton Daily News -There isn’t much not to like about Thad Matta. The Ohio State men’s basketball coach is entertaining, smart, friendly. He wins games. Makes the NCAA tournament.


Marcus Freeman King for a Day Dayton Daily News Blog – The good people at ESPN The Magazine, my favorite magazine for recognizing talent, selected five NFL prospects to come to New York City and give them the royal treatment. Marcus Freeman, Boise State running back Ian Johnson, Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, Rice wide receiver Jarett Dillard and Iowa defensive tackle Mitch King were all made kings for a day.

OSU set to meld a new offense Columbus Dispatch – Spring is in the air. So is change, it seems, for the Ohio State offense.



March 31

Synchronized Swimming

OSU captures 25th national title
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State’s synchronized swimming team has dominated at all but one competition this season, and that hard work has paid off – again.



Don’t try this at home … unless it’s the bathtub Columbus Dispatch Blog – There is impressive. There is spectacular. And then there is just plain ridiculous. Our go-to guy, Alex Picazo, who oversees strength and conditioning for the OSU wrestling team, qualifies in the third category. I have to admit I’ve never seen this done. It can’t be easy, unless you’re a frog.

Once again, wrestlers are a breed set apart from the rest. And nice camera work by two-time NCAA champion Tommy Rowlands, by the way…



Jaggers with a J Columbus Dispatch Blog – Let’s get “it” out of the way straight away. It’s J Jaggers. No J. Not Jeff.


Softball team digs new digs

OSU Lantern – When Linda Kalafatis became coach of the softball team in 1997, she immediately noticed the need for a better stadium. In her first few years at Ohio State, she saw the construction of the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Bill Davis Stadium and Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium….

Men’s Swimming

Swim coach: Fahrbach could be ‘Terrelle Pryor’ of the pool

OSU Lantern – Rated by as one of the top-20 swimmers of all time in the 50 freestyle, Ohio State swimmer Lincoln Fahrbach has a lot to live up to. OSU swim coach Bill Wadley said he expects Fahrbach to become a team leader and set team records. “One day down the road he will be our Terrelle Pryor,” he said….

Men’s Basketball

Griffin leads All-America first team
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Ohio State sophomore Evan Turner received honorable mention. The Ohio State athletic department has tightened its belt a bit this fiscal year after seeing


Big Week for Marshall Baseball
WTRF – Wheeling,WV,USA
Ohio State, ranked 18th nationally, has won 11 of its last 13 games and is 20-4 on the season, 2-1 in the Big Ten heading into midweek action. The Buckeyes

Herd visits UK in baseball
Huntington Herald Dispatch – Huntington,WV,USA
Ohio State (20-4, 2-1 Big Ten) has won 11 of its last 13 games. The Buckeyes own a 16-0 record against the Herd and posted an 8-1 win in last season in

Men’s Hockey

Building For The Future
USCHO – Chanhassen,MN,USA
by Dave Starman/National Columnist MANCHESTER, NH (March 30) The end of the line came for Ohio State Saturday night. However, for the Buckeyes,


‘Coop’ speaks at Smoker
Zanesville Times Recorder – Zanesville,OH,USA
By BRIAN GADD Staff Writer March 31, 2009 ZANESVILLE – Ohio State Buckeyes fans are apt to bring up the negatives like years of futility against . … The


OSU athletics deal is future-focused Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State University’s deal to sell its athletics programs’ multimedia marketing rights won’t plug a budget shortfall this year, but it could keep the department from running in the red in future years.

OSU announces marketing/media deal with IMG

Cleveland Plain Dealer COLUMBUS — The Ohio State athletic department has tightened its belt a bit this fiscal year after seeing some downturns in fundraising and attendance and concessions, though no major operations have been affected. Still, announcing a 10-year deal for $128 million is a nice boost for Buckeye sports.

This Week’s News
Sports Business Journal
(subscription) – Charlotte,NC,USA
Ohio State’s local TV rights for live events are tied up by the Big Ten Network, for which the Buckeyes will receive an additional $6.4 million this year.

AD: Expanded IMG deal done for long-term $tability OSU Lantern – The Ohio State Department of Athletics’ new marketing and licensing partnership with IMG, worth around $128 million over 10 years, was largely a result of the unstable economic climate and the current deficit the department faces, athletics officials say. “We already had an existing partnership with IMG and RadiOhio, and now we’ve just expanded that….

Men’s Lacrosse 

Myers, laxers remain winless on road  OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team finished a series of Spring Break games with a conference win over Quinnipiac Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium


March 28-30 


OSU getting richest multimedia contract Columbus Dispatch The Buckeyes’ athletics program is the nation’s biggest, and so is its deal: IMG College and RadiOhio will pay OSU $110 million over the next 10 years in the largest multimedia-rights guarantee in collegiate sports.

Athletics, IMG reach 10-year, $128M dealOSU Lantern – The Ohio State Department of Athletics will announce today it has agreed to a partnership with IMG College, a marketing, licensing and media company, that will produce nearly $128 million for OSU over 10 years. It is the largest deal of its kind in collegiate sports history….

Ohio State Sells Sports Media Rights for $110M AP via New York Times – Ohio State University says it has sold the media rights for its sports programs in a 10-year deal guaranteeing the school $110 million. The university said Monday that its partnership with IMG College and RadiOhio gives the companies the rights to manage and market publishing related to Ohio State sports, as well as radio game play-by-play and coaches’ shows. The contract also covers television not included in Big Ten Conference and NCAA contracts.


Men’s Basketball

Loss to Buckeyes jolted Spartans
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
So that loss to Ohio State may have been just right. “You never realize it,” fifth-year senior Marquise Gray said. “It’s a lot easier for someone else to

Like it or not, it’s best to pull for Mullens
Lancaster Eagle Gazette – Lancaster,OH,USA
Everyone, it seems, had an opinion on the Ohio State center’s decision. Jason, a caller into a Columbus sports talk show who has ties to Canal Winchester,

Women’s Basketball

 OSU made strides in athletic department Columbus Dispatch – The Buckeyes had shown increased versatility, depth, heart and hustle — several areas in which the program improved this season.

Prahalis showing everyone her game is huge
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
“It doesn’t affect me that much,” Prahalis – the former Commack star who now plays point guard for Ohio State – said of her size. “I go out to play.

Stanford center lifts Cardinals past Ohio State and into Elite Eight
Ohio State’s star post presence, Jantel Lavender, picked up her fourth foul with 13 minutes left, and that left the Buckeyes almost helpless inside.

When lead got small, Stanford came up big
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
By Mark Purdy Saturday night with 5:17 left in Stanford’s NCAA tournament game against Ohio State, an 11-point Cardinal lead was slipping away. The Buckeyes

Stanford tops Ohio State
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Facing a wounded Ohio State team last night, the Cardinal ruthlessly attacked the Buckeyes‘ weakness and put away OSU, 84-66, in an NCAA regional semifinal

Stanford to face run-happy Ohio State in Sweet 16
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
If any team can bring disorder, Ohio State certainly would qualify. The Buckeyes are led by one of the country’s most exciting newcomers in Prahalis.

Buckeyes kicking back, enjoying visit to California Columbus Dispatch

Men’s Hockey

Terriers unleashed in rout
Boston Globe – United States
4 Ohio State at the Verizon Wireless Arena last night, the Terriers and their coaching staff said all the right things. They talked about the Buckeyes

OSU Lantern – Senior co-captain Zach Pelletier made the most of his second chance, but his team’s result was no different. A freshman on OSU hockey’s previous NCAA tournament team, Pelletier didn’t play in the 2005 3-2 loss to Cornell. The lone Buckeye returning from that team, Pelletier scored against No….

Pelletier, men’s icers season ends in NCAA 1st round OSU Lantern

Pelletier comes ‘home’
Kennebec Journal – Augusta,ME,USA
BY BILL STEWART, Staff Writer 03/28/2009 TOURNAMENT DEBUT: China native Zach Pelletier, left, and his Ohio State Buckeyes will take on No.

Terriers eager for a change
Boston Globe – United States
4 Ohio State this afternoon in the NCAA East Regional at the Verizon Wireless Arena, it will mark the first time the Terriers (31-6-4) will play the

Terriers begin tourney road vs. Buckeyes
Boston Herald – United States
4 seed Ohio State (23-14-4) in a Northeast Regional game at Verizon Wireless Arena today. BU and Ohio State have played twice previously with the Terriers

Men’s Volleyball

Ball State men’s volleyball falls to MIVA foe Ohio State
Muncie Star Press – Muncie,IN,USA
Ohio State notched a gaudy .410 hitting percentage in the fourth set and proved even better in the fifth, hitting an even .500. Three Buckeyes totaled

Ohio State Rallies Past No. 14 Men’s Volleyball – Ball State Athletics
Ball State Daily News – Klein paced the Buckeyes with 11 digs, to complete a kill-dig double-double, while Kehoe netted 10 digs for an assist-dig double-double. OSU’s John Albertson paced all players with nine total blocks, as Ohio State out-blocked Ball State


Buckeyes fall victim to pitching problems  Columbus Dispatch

Tough Eighth and Ninth Innings Doom Nittany Lions in 12-2 Loss to … – USA
Following a 5-2 setback yesterday, the Penn State baseball team earned its second straight loss on Saturday in 12-2 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.


Spring’s no break
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
The two-car garage of Hall’s — he’s not the former Ohio State receiver but a longtime Jeannette High School assistant who recently was promoted to coach


Tough Sixth Inning Gives No. 15 Ohio State Win Over Iowa
KCRG – Cedar Rapids,IA,USA
Ohio State strung together some hits and that was the difference. We need to come out focused tomorrow for another tough road game.” The Buckeyes scored

Offense Paces Iowa in Upset Over No. 15 Ohio State
KCRG – Cedar Rapids,IA,USA
15 Ohio State Sunday at Buckeye Field. The Hawkeyes picked up their first win over a ranked opponent this season and move to 27-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big

Iowa bats erupt in win over Ohio State – Big Ten Network
15 Ohio State Sunday at Buckeye Field. The Hawkeyes picked up their first win over a ranked opponent this season and move to 27-7 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten. “It was great to see our offense come out firing,” Head Coach Gayle

Men’s Tennis

Ohio State Takes Big Ten Unbeatens Battle – Minneapolis,MN,USA
A battle of Big Ten unbeatens went to Ohio State on Sunday as the Buckeyes took a 7-0 victory from Minnesota in Columbus, Ohio. Both teams entered the match

Women’s Lacrosse

Strong Second Half Leads No. 16 Ohio State Past Women’s Lacrosse – Buffalo,NY,USA
Columbus, Ohio The 16th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes outscored the Canisius College women’s lacrosse team 8-3 in the second half to earn a 15-9 victory on

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