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Feb. 22


Men’s Hockey


Buckeyes answer challenge

ColumbusDispatch – OhioState men’s hockey coach John Markell had his say after Friday night’s uninspired loss to Michigan. Yesterday, he told his players it would be up to them to rebound.


No. 15 Buckeyes rally to down No. 3 Wolverines
DetroitFree Press – United States
15 Ohio State, 3-2, Saturday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes‘ CJ Severyn scored the go-ahead goal with 4:20 left in regulation.



U.S. College Hockey Online :: Ohio State Stuns Michigan
Ohio State is in fifth place in the CCHA. The Buckeyes are looking to secure the fourth spot to get the first round bye in the CCHA Playoffs. Alaska has completed their conference schedule and is three points ahead of the Buckeyes for



Men’s Basketball


Turner tries to turn page on turnovers

Columbus Dispatch –Evan Turner is among nine players in Division I men’s college basketball who lead their teams in points, rebounds, assists and steals. He is the only one of the nine whose team, OhioState, has hopes of receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Game Preview: Ohio State vs. Illinois


Illinois, Ohio State meet for Big Ten rematch
RockfordRegister Star – Rockford,IL,USA
Like Illinois — a 38-33 loser to PennState on Wednesday — Ohio State will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing loss. The Buckeyes fell 72-69 at



Women’s Basketball


Lessons learned, executed

Columbus Dispatch – During a timeout Thursday night in a crucial Big Ten game at Minnesota, OhioState coach Jim Foster tried to make himself heard in the huddle over the pounding din of 5,012 frenzied women’s basketball fans in Williams Arena. He looked at the faces closest to him and suddenly realized “that I was talking to a freshman and four sophomores on the floor at the same time.” Game preview: Ohio State at Indiana

ColumbusDispatch: Stokes to red shirt


Men’s Lacrosse


Dalgarno has OT winner as Ohio State defeats Bucknell
Inside Lacrosse (press release) – Baltimore,MD,USA
Bucknell had rallied to tie the game with 40 seconds remaining but Dalgarno’s third goal of the game gave the Buckeyes the win. The victory, Ohio State’s


Lacrosse News
The victory, Ohio State‘s first in five tries vs. Bucknell, moves the Buckeyes to 2-1 this year. The Bison fall to 0-2. Dalgarno, who moves into second place alone in the Ohio State record books with 180 career points, and sophomore





Ohio St., Southern Cal LBs go head-to-head again
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
NFL’s money and run away from Ohio State last year. But he stayed true to his word, playing four years with the Buckeyes and endured the consequences.



Two-minute drill with Brian Robiskie



NFL scouting combine: Middle linebackers lose draft stature



ND names Hart new defensive line coach
WSBT-TV – South Bend,IN,USA
Hart was a 6-foot-2, 234-pound offensive guard at Ohio State, where he played for Woody Hayes and helped the Buckeyes to the 1968 national championship.


Dreaming of Beanie on morning of the NFL combine

ColumbusDispatch blog





Hey, Doug: Doug Lesmerises answers your Ohio State questions
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
I know what you’re talking about — the Buckeyes more often have space eaters at tackle rather than disruptive athletes. No Glenn Dorseys at Ohio State





Baseball Splits Pair To Start 2009
Fighting Irish Insider – USA
The Irish lost a game to Ohio State on Friday before picking up a win against Illinois on Saturday. Notre Dame takes on Purdue on Sunday afternoon.



Women’s Tennis


No. 36 Ohio State Drops Washington State, 5-2
Bob Larson Tennis News – MN,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio The No. 36 Ohio State women’s tennis team (4-5, 0-0 Big Ten) won the first of two weekend matches today against No.




Feb. 21




Humphrey wrestles at new level with Buckeyes
Indianapolis Star – United States
That turned out to be Ohio State, where Humphrey followed his father, Jim, a former All-American and 1972 Big Ten champion before embarking on a stellar



Men’s Lacrosse


Buckeyes Look to Avenge Bucknell Loss
Lacrosse Magazine Online – Baltimore,MD,USA
19 Ohio State fell to No. 12 Navy, 8-6, last Saturday afternoon at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Buckeyes were down 3-0 at the end of the



Men’s Hockey


Disheartening loss puts Buckeyes in urgent mode

Columbus Dispatch – Michigan scored only 75 seconds into the game against Ohio State last night. Given the stakes for the Buckeyes men’s hockey team, that should have been a wake-up call. Instead, Ohio State hit the snooze button and slumbered through a 4-1 loss in Value City Arena.


UM drops Ohio State
Detroit Free Press – United States
Corey Toy spoiled the shutout with a shorthanded goal with 30 seconds remaining for the Buckeyes (18-11-4, 11-10-4-3). Michigan State 3, Bowling Green 2:


UM skates past Ohio State, 4-1 – MI,USA
from above the left circle deflected off an Ohio State player in front of the net, then slid over and bounced off another Buckeye and into the net.


U.S. College Hockey Online Game Recaps –
The Buckeyes went 0-7 on the power play during the game. Ohio State is zero out of their last 17 in power-play opportunities. They have not scored a power-play goal since Feb. 8 against Notre Dame. “Well I think the penalty killing had





LeBron disgusted by Holmes’ Super Bowl fine
USA Today – USA
Us Ohio State Buckeyes, we’re alums, man. We’ve got to stick together.” Holmes was the Steelers’ first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2006.


Columbus Dispatch: Beanie labeled: Handle with care


How will James Laurinaitis test at the NFL …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Doug Lesmerises Even Ohio State linebackers coach Luke Fickell isn’t expecting James Laurinaitis to blow away NFL talent evaluators at the NFL Combine as


Feb. 20 


Men’s Hockey


Michigan presents a speedy challenge for Ohio State


More than 10,000 people are expected to see the OhioState men’s hockey team play third-ranked Michigan in Value City Arena tonight and Saturday. The Buckeyes hope the fans don’t strain their eyes following the puck. Ohio State-Michigan preview


Tough Road Lies between Buckeyes and First-Round Bye – But the Wolverines players and the fans that make the trip may be in for a hopefully-less-vulgar taste of their own medicine, as the combination of a huge football rivalry and rekindled hockey success is bringing fans to Value City Arena in droves.

“There have definitely been more people coming out this year than in the past,” Elkins said. “We always get a great crowd for the big football rivalries. It’s a bit different than Michigan, where Ann Arbor and Detroit are hockey towns, but down here, they bleed scarlet and gray.”


Buckeyes shuffle forward lines with Wolverines coming to town

OSU Lantern: One point out of a first-round bye in the conference tournament with four games remaining, men’s hockey coach John Markell seems poised to pair his top two goal-scorers with No. 16 Ohio State’s point-leader for the first time this season.


Buckeyes a more worthy test than usual
MichiganDaily – Ann Arbor,MI,USA
Ohio State is in a precarious position after its collapse against conference doormat MichiganState last weekend. If the Wolverines sweep the Buckeyes this






Women’s Hockey

OSU faces off with MinnesotaState in regular season finale
OSU Lantern – The Ohio State women’s hockey team concludes its regular season with a two-game series against MinnesotaState Feb. 20-21 at the OSU Ice Rink. The two teams last met Dec. 12-13 when the Buckeyes swept the Mavericks in Mankato. OSU won the second game in a nine-round shootout…




Pucillo v. Herbert, Act I: Nation’s top two at 184 meet for first of likely three epic matches

Cleveland Plain Dealer:COLUMBUS — Tom Ryan’s assistant coach was scouting a wrestler at a summer tournament when he called Ryan with an update.

“How’s he doing?” Ryan asked.

“Well, he’s on the mat right now getting beat by this short, dumpy kid.”

“Who’s the short, dumpy kid?” asked Ryan.

“That was me,” Mike Pucillo said. “I was the fat kid from Ohio.”



Women’s Basketball


Little’s defensive plays loom large in victory


OhioState avenged a bitter loss to Minnesota last night in Williams Arena and kept a share of first place in the Big Ten with MichiganState with three games remaining in the regular season.




Brief Gophers lapse paves way for Buckeyes
MinneapolisStar Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
A four-point halftime lead that should have been larger, with an Ohio State star in foul trouble, quickly disappeared during a 13-0 run.


Gophers lose halftime lead and fall to Ohio State
MinnesotaDaily – Minneapolis,MN,USA
13 Ohio State snapping a 24-game road losing streak with the Buckeyes. The Gophers confidence showed early on, but the second-half showed that the



Men’s Basketball


Quick thoughts on the Northwestern loss

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Thoughts after OhioState’ 72-69 loss at Northwestern, the Buckeyes’ first loss to the Wildcats since 1998.

Buckeyes’ offense more than shooting

Cleveland Plain Dealer OhioState shot 55 percent from the field against Wisconsin on Saturday night, and it wasn’t good enough to win. Why not? For one thing, the Buckeyes took only 38 shots in the game, while the Badgers took 55.


Men’s Tennis


Team set to face No. 3 Ohio State
LSU The Reveille – Baton Rouge,LA,USA
14 LSU men’s tennis team will face its toughest competition of the season when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to face No. 3 Ohio State on Sunday.





Projecting James Laurinaitis in the NFL Draft

Cleveland Plain Dealer – I bet a friend during spring football a year ago that James Laurinaitis would be a top 10 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. I have already paid off that bet.


NFL Scouting Combine: Mindful of his past, Boone tries to improve his future


Boone’s forthrightness could help his cause with NFL scouts and executives who have heard the standard I-made-a-mistake explanation.


Ohio State lineman Alex Boone trying to convince NFL teams he can play and be trusted

Cleveland Plain Dealer:INDIANAPOLIS — Personal rehabilitation for Alex Boone began shortly after his latest bout with alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday. He’s seeing a counselor again. His career rehabilitation begins here.

Profile: Kenny Guiton: Last minute QB from Texas fills out 2009 class

OSU Lantern: When looking for a quarterback in the 2009 recruiting class, OhioState was set on Tajh Boyd, the five-star recruit from Hampton, Va., but Boyd was seeing orange. After Boyd jumped from offer to offer, eventually choosing ClemsonUniversity, OSU had to reevaluate its quarterback search….

Profile: Reid Fragel comes from behind enemy lines

OSU Lantern: There is something a little different about Reid Fragel. It isn’t his 6-foot-8 frame, which is relatively standard for a tight end recruit coming to OhioState. It’s the fact that he is from that state up north, and will be crossing enemy lines to play for the Buckeyes next fall….


Men’s Lacrosse

Bucks take on Bucknell Saturday

OSU Lantern – Saturday provides yet another early test for the OhioState men’s lacrosse team. The Buckeyes suffered a close 8-6 loss to No. 9 Navy (2-0) last weekend, but the Scarlet and Gray (1-1) stayed put at No. 19 on Inside Lacrosse’s Division I rankings. As for the Bucks’ next opponent? No….


Baseball season starts with Big East/Big Ten Challenge

OSU Lantern – Pitching is the name of the game for the OhioState baseball team as it heads to the Big East/Big Ten Challenge in Clearwater, Fla. The team will face Notre Dame tonight, Connecticut tomorrow and Cincinnati on Sunday…

Men’s Volleyball

OSU sweeps Quincy 3-0 in first amtch of weekend

OSU Lantern – OhioState men’s volleyball beat Quincy (3-0) Thursday night in the first of four straight home Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association matches. OSU went into the match ranked first in the MIVA conference, alongside BallState. The Buckeyes dominated in the first game…. 


Feb. 19


Women’s Basketball


Buckeyes intend to do the bullying this time around

ColumbusDispatch – Minnesota left Value City Arena a month ago after hanging a rare Big Ten home loss on the OhioState women’s basketball team. Looking back, the 20th-ranked Buckeyes still have that stale playground feeling of forking over their lunch money to the more physical Gophers in a 59-56 loss. OSU-Minnesota preview


Gophers women-Ohio State preview
MinneapolisStar Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
The Buckeyes lead the conference in scoring (67.9), scoring defense (55.6) and scoring margin (+12.3). The Gophers are 6-1 at home in Big Ten play and 7-0


It all comes down to a four-game season
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
That business starts with a Buckeyes team that has had at least a share of the conference lead from the beginning. The Gophers upset Ohio State Jan.


Battling for Big Ten title, Gophers to do battle with Buckeyes
MinnesotaDaily – Minneapolis,MN,USA
17 Ohio State on Thursday night for the rematch, with more believers on the Gophers side and much more at stake. The Buckeyes (11-3 Big Ten) are one of


Parity makes every Big Ten conference game important

OSU Lantern

One game separates the top four teams in the Big Ten women’s basketball standings. Ohio State and Michigan State sit atop the conference at 11-3, but Purdue (11-4) and Minnesota (10-4) remain directly behind the leaders. There is little room for error during the remaining four games on Ohio State’s schedule if the Buckeyes hope to win their fifth consecutive Big Ten title. …



Men’s Basketball


Northwestern 72, OSU 69: Wildcats win on Shurna’s three

Columbus Dispatch – Twelve points ahead of Northwestern early in the second half in Welsh-Ryan Arena, they let the Wildcats off the hook and lost to them for the first time in 11 years, 72-69 on a three-point basket by freshman John Shurna with 3.3 seconds left.


Recap: Northwestern vs. Ohio State
Kansas City Star – MO,USA
By Sports Network Kevin Coble exploded for 26 points for Northwestern this evening, as the Wildcats took care of the Ohio State Buckeyes, 72-69,


Wildcats Shade Buckeyes / Sports section front
Northwestern had lost 11 in a row to Ohio State going back to 1998. The Buckeyes (17-7, 7-6) lost their second straight, falling into a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference. Jon Diebler scored 28 points and hit eight


Chicago Tribune: Cats claw way back to victory Shurna’s 3-pointer completes revival from 12 points down in the 2nd half


Women’s Hockey

Young Canadians skate together to rebuild Buckeye team
Columbus DispatchOhio State forwards Natalie Spooner and Laura McIntosh spent two seasons as heated hockey rivals in Canada. They opposed each other while playing for two of the best teams in Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Hockey League.

Men’s Volleyball


OSU Lantern: Bucks look to clip Hawks



Women’s Swimming


Buckeyes set to compete in Big Ten Championships

OSU Lantern – Coach Bill Dorenkott said if the women focus in their preparation, they can come out with solid scores





Eagles eye Scouting Combine – USA
But Ohio State running backs coach Dick Tressel countered, telling the publication, “All he accomplished, it’s not a function of being soft or injured a lot


Will the Buck stop here? Browns do their OSU homework at NFL Combine
CantonRepository (subscription) – Canton,OH,USA
The Cleveland Browns do not draft Ohio State Buckeyes. The Browns have made 83 picks in the last 10 drafts. One was from Ohio State (TE Darnell Sanders,


Jenkins leads Buckeyes’ draft hopefuls
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
You get accustomed to a lot of things covering Ohio State, but I must say it was still pretty interesting last week to see so many Buckeyes working out for

Rookies take center stage

Players strive to impress teams – Cincinnati Enquirer INDIANAPOLIS – Sometime around 3:15 p.m. on April 25, the Detroit Lions will officially be off the clock after making their pick to open the NFL Draft. The process of whom the Lions, Bengals and others select in the first round starts today at the scouting combine. OhioState has eight players, led by cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, running back Chris Wells and linebacker James Laurinaitis, who are projected to be first-round picks. 

ColumbusDispatch: OSU’s Boone charged with public intoxication in California incident


OSU Lantern:   Heralded Fellows a growing force on D-line

                        Wide receiver recruit can play on two Fields





The Perfect Fit 

OSU onCampus Magazine

“On both levels, we’re unique in the industry because we constantly understand and think and operate with the understanding we’re part of the university and we’re integrated,” Gene Smith said. “We try not to make decisions in an athletic vacuum.”

Recession forces colleges to find ways to cut spending

USA Today – To cut costs, more college football teams might opt to take buses to games this fall rather than fly. The recession is hitting even big-budget athletic departments such as OhioState’s, which has cut per-diem payments to coaches and staff by $20.

“Eye on Alumni” to Air at 4 p.m. Today on Big Ten Network

Second edition of series focuses on the importance of paying forward, features interviews with Archie Griffin and Stefanie Spielman



Eye On Alumni 102 – Segment 2 from WOSU iMix on Vimeo. Daily media headlines gathered at

Feb. 18 




Pair honor deceased mothers by playing on

ColumbusDispatch – “I could pick out her voice in the crowd,” Cory said. “There would be times she would get pretty loud. She could get excited. She didn’t just cheer for me. She got behind all the players.”



Synchronized Swimming

The Nesbitts: the Mannings of synchronized swimming

OSU Lantern – Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. Any sports fan could tell what these men are known for and why they’re important…  


Wrestling feature on former wrestler J.D. Bergman




Men’s Basketball


Ohio town honors Hall of Famer
USA Today – USA
He led the Middies to 76 straight victories and two state titles. Lucas helped lead Ohio State to a 1960 national championship, and the Buckeyes retired his


Middletown celebrates career of former OSU standout Lucas


Hall of Fame basketball player Jerry Lucas had his No. 13 high school jersey retired during a halftime ceremony in Middletown, Ohio.


Buford benefits from role models


A relative few have a pull-up jumper from somewhere between the arc and the rim. Buford has it, and has his father to thank for it.



Men’s Hockey


Michigan faces another crucial series with Ohio State
The Ann ArborNews – – Ann Arbor,MI,USA
3 in the national polls, face another critical CCHA series this weekend when they travel to play Ohio State. The Buckeyes, who debuted at No.



Women’s Hockey


Minnesota State Finishes 2008-09 Campaign at Ohio State
MSU Mavericks – Mankato,MN,USA
About Ohio State: OSU is coming off a weekend at UMD where they were swept (4-1 and 7-2)…the Buckeyes sit seventh in the WCHA with 16 points and own a





Players to watch as the NFL scouting combine kicks off
USA Today – USA
Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State: The Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s best defensive back last season, the dynamic Jenkins looks to have the skills of a


Ohio State football: Wells trying to show he’s healthy at NFL combine

Cleveland Plain Dealer – Beanie Wells has two things to do at the NFL Combine starting Thursday when the running backs report. He has to talk his way out of his injuries and run his way out of his injuries. I think he’ll do both. 


Prospects feel the need for speed

ColumbusDispatch – A few tenths of a second in the 40 could make big difference for players at scouting combine. Something between a grunt and a shout came from Marcus Freeman’s mouth as the Ohio State linebacker blasted out of a three-point stance in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center recently.

Much involved for players preparing leap into NFL

OSU Lantern – After classes, some students scurry home to hit the books. Others socialize with friends over a cafeteria meal. For aspiring professional football players such as Marcus Freeman or Brian Hartline, typical post-class activities differ far from those of the average student…

Profile: Duron Carter: Like father, like son for Carters: top WR to join Ohio State

OSU Lantern – Just like his father, Duron Carter will be lacing up his cleats for the Scarlet and Gray, with all the intentions of making his own legacy at OhioState…

Profile: Corey Brown: Versatile Brown could play either side of the ball

OSU Lantern – Dre Kirkpatrick, the nation’s No. 1 cornerback prospect, came down with nothing but air. Corey Brown had the ball and six points. Kirkpatrick is headed to Alabama, Brown to OhioState and, in all likelihood, Kirkpatrick’s side of the ball…

Profile: Dominic Clarke a speedster at corner

OSULantern – Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Md., never had a football player earn a scholarship to a Division I school. That changed when Dominic Clarke committed to OhioState…


Family’s values don’t include Michigan
Detroit Free Press – United States
There’s nothing like stoking the Michigan-Ohio State football rivalry in the dead of winter.



Men’s tennis

No. 1 Buckeyes served first loss, claim consolation at ITA Indoors

OSU Lantern – The No. 1 Ohio State men’s tennis team traveled to Chicago this weekend to face the nation’s top programs, and they have the scars to prove it…


Feb. 17




Buckeyes strike chord by venting frustration
ColumbusDispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
“There’s a singular mind and focus of what the job to do here is, and it’s the responsibility of being an Ohio State Buckeye — people expect you to fight


Soph Triggas posts two pins
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
6 Ohio State wrestling team can cross two more Big Ten opponents off its “to beat” list. On Friday the Bucks (14-2, 5-1) beat No.





Built for speed

Columbus Dispatch – OSU pool designed to calm waters, cut times of swimmers

There is a gas that hangs above the water in many indoor competitive-swimming pools, a noxious mixture of chlorine, sweat, saliva and urine.

“These fumes rise at pool level, and swimmers breathe it,” said Bill Wadley, who coaches the men’s swim team at OhioStateUniversity.


Men’s Basketball


Blessed with potential, are Ohio State’s young hoop stars also …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
CLEVELAND — Three more Ohio State basketball players are thinking about turning pro early. None of them is that close to being ready.


Ohio State is a lock in media’s mock brackets
ColumbusDispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
24 OhioState. The road loss did not significantly harm the Buckeyes (17-6 overall, 7-5 Big Ten), who have six games and the Big Ten tournament remaining OSU’s key tournament numbers


Wisconsin basketball team gets hot at right time
ChicagoTribune – United States
OhioState (17-6, 7-5): The Buckeyes‘ scoring has gone down, down, down, down in their last four games, from 93 points in a victory at Indiana to 50 in


Women’s Basketball  




Men’s Lacrosse


Ohio State loses to Navy 8-6
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell to 1-1 on the year with a close loss to Navy Saturday. The No. 9 Midshipmen held the No. 19 Buckeyes to just six