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March 1


Women’s Basketball


Still something to play for

By the time OhioState tips off against PennState at 4 p.m. today in Value City Arena, the Buckeyes will know whether they need the win to capture an outright Big Ten regular-season championship.

Game preview: Penn State at Ohio State


Lady Lion seniors build strong bond
Centre Daily Times – Centre,PA,USA
They’ll finish off the regular season with the toughest task in the Big Ten, knocking off Ohio State on its home floor. The Buckeyes are 15-2 home this


Men’s Basketball


Big Ten Network Game Highlights – Ohio State at Purdue

Another glaring example of what happens when Turner is left to do too much

ColumbusDispatch: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — When Evan Turner picked up his fourth foul and went to the bench with 10:05 left in the game, a Purdue fan behind press row could be heard encouraging his buddy.

Purdue routs OSU
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes lost to West Virginia by 28 points Dec. 27. Evan Turner scored 14 points for Ohio State (18-9 overall, 8-8 Big Ten), which likely lost ground


Purdue’s defense delivers in drubbing of Ohio State
Chicago Tribune – United States
The 16th-ranked Boilermakers bounced back to shut down Ohio State 75-50 Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue held the Buckeyes to 44 percent shooting and


Defense shuts down key Ohio …
The Exponent – West Lafayette,IN,USA
By Cassie Folck The last time Purdue met Ohio State, four of Ohio State’s players put up 75 points on the Boilers. On Saturday, the same four Buckeyes


Men’s Hockey


OSU’s comeback falls short

Needing a victory or shootout loss against MiamiUniversity last night to secure fourth place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and a first-round playoff bye, OhioState fell 7-5 in front of 9,012 at Value City Arena.


U.S. College Hockey Online :: RedHawks Win Shootout
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Feb. 28) The Ohio State Buckeyes, coming off two consecutive wins against top 10 teams, found themselves with an opportunity for a first bye in the CCHA playoffs and are in a fight for a possible at-large NCAA



Holding steady on salaries

ColumbusDispatch: OhioState won’t give assistants huge pay hikes like some other schools


Hey, Doug! Cleveland Plain Dealer beat writer Doug Lesmerises …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Now that the combine is over, Ohio State‘s pro day on March 13 for NFL scouts, coaches and general managers is the next big showcase for Buckeyes with NFL


Overheard: Bill Belichick on Mike Vrabel



Feb. 28


Men’s Hockey


Soph’s hat trick leads Ohio St.
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
By Pete Conrad OXFORD Ohio State hockey coach John Markell said it has been a difficult season for Buckeyes sophomore forward Kyle Reed.


U.S. College Hockey Online :: Ohio State Stuns Miami
Knapp had just four saves on Ohio State’s seven shots on goal in the second. Reed notched his first career hat trick and the Buckeyes’ first trick of the season at 13:48 of the third when he scored on a rebound that squirted past Knapp.


Hat trick fuels Buckeyes

Columbus Dispatch

Kyle Reed had a hat trick and OhioState defeated MiamiUniversity 6-2 in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game last night in Oxford, Ohio.


Men’s Basketball


Hill’s patience finally pays off


Looking before the season like the odd man out of a two-man rotation, P.J. Hill put on a brave front and said he would get his share of time at point guard, be it a little or a lot.

OSU-Purdue preview


Hummel Key for Boilers Against Ohio State
1070 The Fan – Indianapolis – Indianapolis,IN,USA
If Purdue can’t earn the top spot, a stumbling point it will surely regret is an 80-72 overtime loss at Ohio State (18-8, 8-7) on Feb. 3. The Buckeyes have


Little time for Boilers to brood



Journal-Courier: Purdue’s resolve and stamina will be challenged today when the 16th-ranked Boilermakers face OhioState in Mackey Arena.



Women’s Basketball

ColumbusDispatch – Prahalis helps Buckeyes clinch tie for Big Ten title

Men’s Lacrosse


Ohio State Hosts Fairfield Indoors
Lacrosse Magazine Online – Baltimore,MD,USA
Ohio State‘s student radio station will provide commentary on the games. The Buckeyes were ranked 16th (tied) in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll


Men’s Swimming


Bretscher takes down record as Buckeyes move into second
The Banner-Graphic – Greencastle,IN,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nationally-ranked Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team moved up to second-place after day two of the 2009 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and




Ohio State, Illinois State 2-0 After Friday’s LOC Play
NFCA Home Plate – USA
Marder powered two home runs over the outfield fence in the Buckeyes 7-0 victory over No. 25 Mississippi State. Ohio State went on to defeat Hofstra by a




Feb. 27


Women’s Basketball

Buckeyes take the fifth

Columbus Dispatch – OSU clinches share of Big Ten title thanks to a resurgent offense. A pace that turned into a blur for Wisconsin broke crystal clear for Ohio State last night in Value City Arena.

 Buckeyes clinch share of fifth straight league title
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
The victory assures the Buckeyes (23-5, 14-3) of at least a share of their fifth straight Big Ten title, matching school and conference records. Ohio State …

Win clinches at least a share of Big Ten crown

OSU Lantern – With its sights set on a fifth consecutive Big Ten championship, the Ohio State women’s basketball team seized an early lead and never looked back…

Washington Post: Women’s Roundup Buckeyes Clinch Share of 5th Straight Big Ten Title

Badgers fall to Buckeyes
Daily Cardinal – Madison,WI,USA
Although Wisconsin only gave up 11 turnovers compared to Ohio State’s 14, the Buckeyes scored 15 points off of those turnovers, while the Badgers only …

Buckeyes Champs Again After Rout Of Wisconsin
Buckeye Sports Bulletin – – The women’s basketball Buckeyes ran the Badgers off the Value City Arena floor, but there was no fanfare after the 75-53 blowout Thursday night despite clinching at least a share of a fifth straight Big Ten championship. Time for celebration is later, they said, even after a rousing win.

Quote: Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone on Ohio State
“Ohio State is a great team. It starts with Samantha Prahalis having nine assists to one turnover is impressive. Brittany Johnson is coming in to her own. Little is tough on defense and Trebilcock off the bench is still solid. Star and Jantel inside are strong, powerful and tough to stop.

“One of the things that is lost in the fact that they are the conference’s top scoring team is the fact that they are also a great defensive team. They pressure the ball well and it is tough to get good shots on them.” –


Men’s Basketball

Weekend tip-off: Conference foes battle with byes on the line
USA Today – USA
Ohio State helped its cause with Tuesday’s win against Penn State that ended a three-game skid. Another tough assignment awaits the Buckeyes on Saturday at …




Men’s Lacrosse

Dalgarno, Bucks take on Fairfield

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team won an overtime game against Bucknell Saturday, earning it a tie for the No. 16 ranking by Inside Lacrosse…


Men’s Hockey

OSU men’s hockey: Final series will determine playoff path
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State opened its men’s hockey season against Miami University in October. Seems like eons ago. The Buckeyes are wiser and vastly …

First-round bye on the line

OSU Lantern – Goaltender Dustin Carlson’s words were resolute following Saturday’s 3-2 win against Michigan.
“We still control our own destiny,” Carlson said. “If Alaska wins tonight, big deal, we’ll just go take two from Miami…


Baseball takes undefeated record to Kennel Club Classic

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State baseball team will be trying for its best start since 1991 this weekend as it attempts to go 4-0 in its first game against North Florida tonight in Jacksonville, Fla. The team will be participating in the University of North Florida’s Kennel Club Classic after going 3-0 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge last weekend…


Men’s Volleyball

Bucks hope to spike onference foes

OSU Lantern – Ohio State men’s volleyball is heading into the weekend sitting No. 1 in its conference and No. 15 in the country, but their standing is no insurance as they battle higher-ranked opponents.


All in the family for Loyola volleyball star
Chicago Tribune – United States
Indications are that the match indeed will be worth watching. Ohio State looms as a matchup of strength vs. strength. The Buckeyes are No. …


Men’s Swimming

Brestscher competes at Big Ten Championships
The Banner-Graphic – Greencastle,IN,USA
But believe it or not, Ohio State wasn’t Bretscher’s first choice. He originally signed with Auburn University when he graduated, but found that he didn’t …



Columbus Dispatch – Tyson Gentry has gained movement in both of his legs.  

Potokar’s Road Back

NBC 4 Columbus Blog: Jerod talks about former Buckeye receiver Dan Potokar and his battle with cancer 

OSU Lantern: NFL scouting combine 2009

Jordan Whiting: All-Kentucky linebacker heads north to …
OSU Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Even though the Buckeyes lost two premier linebackers to the NFL, they still have outstanding talent at that position. The Buckeyes return veterans Ross …

Jamie Wood: Local product stays close to home

OSU Lantern – His old junior high wanted a picture as soon as the announcement was made official. The local product, staying home.


Women’s Tennis

Big Ten play opens with Penn State

OSU Lantern – Following a non-conference schedule that included nine ranked opponents, the Ohio State women’s tennis team is returning home to open Big Ten play…


Women’s Hockey

McIntosh, OSU face No. 2 Wisconsin in opening round of conference

OSU Lantern -The Ohio State women’s hockey team will face No. 2 Wisconsin in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs starting Feb. 27 in Verona, Wis…



Feb. 26 


Women’s Basketball


Intent on improving, OSU closes in on title


OhioState coach Jim Foster has stressed tunnel vision to his women’s basketball team all season. The one-game-at-a-time mantra isn’t new to his profession. Even so, a shaft of news occasionally does find a crack in the locker-room blinds and shines brightly onto the floor. OSU-Wisconsin preview 



Big Ten Network Blog – Kudos to OhioState for securing its seventh consecutive 20-win season


Allen, Prahalis receive honors
Columbus Dispatch Blog – With Jantel Lavender in a bit of foul trouble in two road games last week, forward Star Allen came up big in wins for the Buckeyes at Minnesota and Indiana. Prahalis actually didn’t really win anything yet. She was, however, named one of 13 finalists for the annual Nancy Lieberman Award. The award is given out by the Detroit Athletic Club in April and recognizes the nation’s top collegiate point guard.


UW ready for Buckeyes
Daily Cardinal – Madison,WI,USA
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team will play its second to last regular game Thursday against the Ohio State Buckeyes, hoping to upset a top Big Ten game  


Men’s Basketball


Sacrifice boosts Ohio State – Detroit,MI,USA
Maybe this was it, maybe it wasn’t, but the Ohio State Buckeyes had lost three straight in the Big Ten, and something had to change. OhioState dropped from


Diebler, again, larger than life

Dayton Daily News – No. 2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays this morning feature Ohio State guard Jon Diebler in pre-game warm ups before Tuesday’s game against Penn State. After draining a half-court shot, the show cut to Diebler making another, swishing from the mid-court OSU logo.




NFL Combine Photo Album (AP)


Commentary: Evaluating NFL talent isn’t paint by numbers


A synopsis of the NFL combine that just ended in Indianapolis: A bunch of guys ran faster, jumped higher and lifted more weight than a bunch of other guys. That’s it. No word yet on whether the fastest and strongest among them can play football well enough to succeed in the league.

Ohio State football: What the combine did for the Buckeyes

The Plain Dealer – 

23 But maybe Ohio State‘s most interesting story of the combine revolves around the three players who helped themselves the most.

Jenkins pitching self as cornerback

Akron Beacon Journal – On Sunday, OhioState cornerback Malcolm Jenkins wondered how the talk of his playing free safety in the NFL got started. After his workout Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, that might be all he heard.

Ohio State grad headed to Mahoning Valley

OurSports Central (press release) – ‎16 hours ago‎

Following high school Cheatwood moved on to The Ohio State University. In four seasons with the Buckeyes, Cheatwood lined up at Linebacker, Tight End and

Super, not simple Simon

OSU Lantern – Thirty-nine. That’s the number for most 225-pound bench press reps at this year’s NFL combine. John Simon says he can do 48. “Right now I’m just lifting for speed and endurance and things of that sort,” Simon said in an interview with “As far as the most reps, I’ve done 225 pounds for 48 reps…

Newsome joins Marcus Hall coming out of Glenville

OSU Lantern – As teams attempt to quell the speed of spread offenses, more agile high school linebackers are transitioning to defensive end in college. OhioState is no exception, moving former linebackers such as Thaddeus Gibson and Nathan Williams to the defensive line…. 
Women’s Swimming

Buckeyes battle to be best in the Big Ten

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team travels to West Lafayette, Ind., this weekend to compete in the 2009 Big Ten Championships. Six of the 11 teams in Big Ten swimming are ranked in the Top 25. Michigan leads with a No. 4 ranking, followed by Indiana (7), OSU (9), Minnesota (11), Purdue (14) and PennState (20) …
Synchronized Swimming

Buckeyes face two tough competitions this weekend

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State synchronized swimming team hopes to continue its win streak this weekend with both the Scarlet and Gray squads competing in two different invitationals. The Scarlet team travels to Oxford, Ohio, to face MiamiUniversity, while the Gray squad travels to Keuka, N….

Softball has 3-2 Cali trip

OSU Lantern – Whatever doesn’t kill the softball team makes it stronger. The softball team went 3-2 over the weekend in Palm Springs, Calif. In the tournament, the Buckeyes defeated the University of California Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount and No. 19 Nevada. They lost to Hawaii and No. 3 Washington …


Feb. 25 


Men’s Basketball


Ohio State 73, Penn State 59: New look propels Buckeyes


Point guard Jeremie Simmons approached coach Thad Matta on Monday and asked out of the starting lineup. “Jeremie just said, ‘Hey, look, I can play better, I want to play better, and I’d like to try coming off the bench,’ ” Matta said. “It says a lot about him.”


Commentary: Buckeyes pass pressure test, keep NCAA hopes alive


Last night, the OhioState men’s basketball team was presented with something much more elemental than a must-win game.


Big Ten Network Highlights – Ohio State vs. Penn State 



Unselfish at the point, Ohio State gets a much-needed win over Penn State, 73-59

Cleveland Plain Dealer

OhioState (18-8, 8-7 Big Ten) moved into a four-way tie for fourth in the conference with Wisconsin, Minnesota and PennState (19-9, 8-7).


Simmons’s 3s lead Ohio State, 73-59
Forbes – NY,USA
Simmons scored the last five points of the first half to give Ohio State a lead, then hit three 3-pointers as the Buckeyes (18-8, 8-7 Big Ten) took control


Recap: Ohio State vs. Penn State – Penn State Sports | Centre Daily
Jeremie Simmons came off the bench and tallied 14 points to power the Ohio State Buckeyes past the Penn State Nittany Lions, 73-59, in a crucial Big Ten bout at Value City Arena. extra description.

Men’s Basketball: Lion Tamers: PGs combine for 27 in win

OSU Lantern –  In what turned into a game of runs from both teams, OhioState beat PennState 73-59 at home last night. The Buckeyes got out to a quick 19-4 lead that turned into a 23-23 tie minutes before the half … 



Buckeyes grab Combine spotlight – INDIANAPOLIS – Brian Robiskie might have helped his NFL Draft stock by posting a couple solid 40-yard dash times here Sunday. 

NFL scouting combine: One OSU cornerback jumps, another slips


OhioState cornerback Donald Washington might have leaped up the draft boards yesterday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.


Donald Washington jumps through the roof at NFL Combine

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Washington, who gave up his senior year of eligibility to declare for the NFL Draft, jumped better than any of the 300 or so draft prospects at the NFL Combine, according to results posted at


Tressel to speak at Statehood Day luncheon


Jim Tressel, historian, will be the featured speaker at Ohio’s Statehood Day luncheon Tuesday at the Statehouse. Yes, that Jim Tressel will be the featured speaker at the event sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society and other history organizations.

Jenkins-to-safety talk heats up By clocking a 40-yard time that isn’t considered ideal for a cornerback, Malcolm Jenkins could be facing a position switch when he reaches the NFL.

Safety position evolving, thanks to dynamic talents of current stars Some of those traits might not show up on film because certain players, such as OhioState cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, weren’t tested by opponents very often.


Jack Mewhort: Holy Toledo! 6’6″ center joins revamped O-line

OSU Lantern – He’s 6-foot-6 and one of the easiest guys to spot, on or off the field. He’s only 18 years old and an early graduate of St. John’sJesuitHigh School in Toledo, Ohio. Jack Mewhort is one of the largest offensive tackle prospects college football has ever seen, and OhioState coaches are delighted to start molding him into a Buckeye…

Corey Linsley: Shot putter looking for a shot at guard

OSU Lantern – Track and field and football go hand in hand at OhioState. As winter arises, the season on the gridiron winds down. By the time the sun melts the snow and flowers begin to blossom, athletes set down their helmets and pads for shorts and running shoes…

Sam Longo: Recruiting analysts see long wait ahead

OSU Lantern – Chris Watt, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard prospect according to, had an offer on the table from OhioState. The Buckeyes had two spots remaining for linemen, one reserved for five-star Marcus Hall and the second for either Watt or a less-heralded prospect with a long frame…



Women’s Swimming

Buckeyes shatter record books at Big Ten meet

OSU Lantern – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team finished eighth at the Big Ten meet, but it doesn’t mean they were any less than championship caliber. The women broke 12 out of 18 school records during the weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. They shattered the record books and gave fans a preview of what the team is going to be able to accomplish in the coming seasons…

Men’s Tennis


Men’s tennis bouncing back
U Weekly – Columbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes blanked both teams to move to 7-0. The ITA has eluded otherwise wildly successful coach Ty Tucker. Ohio State finished runner-up last season,


Feb. 24


Men’s Basketball


Buckeyes miss 4 who went to NBA early – USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Feeling the frustration of a third consecutive loss on Sunday, Ohio State’s Jon Diebler said when the Buckeyes go over the video of …


Big Ten teams trying to pad NCAA resumes
The Associated Press
Ohio State lost its captain and most experienced player in December (David Lighty) soon after road wins over then-No. 21 Miami and then-No. 7 Notre Dame. …


OSU Insider

ColumbusDispatch – “Is that why one of my daughters asked me if my vein was going to pop out of my head the other night?” — Matta, saying he had not seen a replay of his blowing up in the huddle during a timeout at Northwestern

OSU-Penn State preview


Taking stock of Illinois, Purdue and other Big Ten Conference …
ChicagoTribune – United States
Illinois (22-6, 10-5): The Illini rebounded from a frustrating 38-33 loss to PennState by beating OhioState 70-68 in Columbus to sweep the Buckeyes this …


Ohio State vs Penn St: GameNight – USA
Ohio St. had a strong non-conference run, beating Notre Dame, Miami and Butler, but it hasn’t been very strong in league play. The Buckeyes have lost most …


Two years after Mike Conley left, Buckeyes are still rather dull at the point

Plain Dealer COLUMBUS — If it’s any consolation for the gaping hole he left in the program that has not been filled two years later, Mike Conley Jr. wonders what it would be like if he was still at OhioState.





Buckeyes finish regular season with pair of road victories
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
16 Wisconsin Sunday, the Buckeyes finished the 2008-2009 season 7-1 in the Big Ten and 16-2 overall. Ohio State junior Dave Rella ties up an Illinois




Wimmers shuts out Irish in first of three-win weekend

OSU Lantern – In their first tournament of the year, OhioState’s baseball players went 3-0 against some of the best teams in the Big East. The team played in the Big East Big Ten Challenge in Florida this weekend and went undefeated against Notre Dame, Connecticut and Cincinnati. …




Freeman, Robiskie might reap rewards on draft day


Marcus Freeman yesterday joined Brian Robiskie as OhioState players who likely have made money at the NFL scouting combine.


Destination jobs: The 12 truly premier gigs in college football

Sports Illustrated – With one of the nation’s wealthiest athletic departments at his disposal, OhioState’s Jim Tressel boasts one of college football’s true destination jobs. OhioState. One line from this year’s Equity in Athletics report from the U.S. Department of Education sums up why Jim Tressel and his sweater vest aren’t leaving Columbus anytime soon.

Chicago Tribune: Ohio State’s Jenkins trying to make apprehensive scouts take another look as cornerback 

Jenkins trying to make case he’s better at CB
The Associated Press
But Jenkins, who decided to stay at OhioState for his senior season, seems to be caught in that annual tradition of getting every minute detail picked


Ohio State football: Laurinaitis, Freeman post 40 times

Cleveland Plain Dealer Here are some unofficial 40 times from the NFL Combine, according to the NFL Network, and Ohio State’s James Laurinaitis did not blow away the field. But he did run faster than Rey Maualuga. The official leaders in all the drills are posted at as they become available.

Juniors carry extra burden into NFL draft
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
INDIANAPOLIS — Yesterday at the NFL scouting combine, Ohio State cornerback Donald Washington said a team that drafted him would be getting,


Influx of juniors adds depth to otherwise questionable RB crop

By “all the junior running backs,” Newsome primarily is speaking about Chris “Beanie” Wells from Ohio State, Knowshon Moreno from Georgia, Donald Brown from Connecticut, Shonn Greene from Iowa, Glen Coffee from Alabama and LeSean McCoy from Pittsburgh.


Speed thrills for all but Ohio State’s Beanie Wells …
Ohio State RB Beanie Wells. He ran a 4.59 40-yard dashnot exactly what NFL teams were expecting from a potential top-10 pick. He also looked a little rigid in positional drills, and his hands were just OK.
Honolulu Advertiser – Breaking… –

Storm heading for Columbus

OSU Lantern – Despite losing James Laurinaitis and Marcus Freeman, OhioState football is stacked with young linebackers. Four freshmen players will join a number of returning players next year, all vying to lead the defense. One such freshman, Storm Klein, has potential to take the competition by, well, storm. …

Jackson runs out of Michigan to OSU

OSU Lantern – Speed is the name of the game as OhioState plucks another recruit from that school up north. James Jackson, a native of Grand Ledge, Michigan, will bring his 4.31-second 40-yard dash to the Scarlet and Gray receiving core….



Men’s tennis

Allare, Moneke lead Bucks in sweeps of ND and LSU

OSU Lantern – Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. After losing its first match and No. 1 ranking on Feb. 14, the OhioState men’s tennis team returned home to rebound with perfection….
Women’s Tennis

Successful trip out West precedes Big Ten competition

OSU Lantern – With the Big Ten schedule looming, the Ohio State women’s tennis team had one final weekend to snap a four match losing streak and prepare for the most important portion of the schedule. It took about 5,000 miles of travel, but the team did just that….



Feb. 23


Women’s Basketball


No. 20 Ohio State beats Indiana 79-67 – Big Ten Network
Ohio State
led 63-50 in the second half before Ashlee Mells banked in a 3-pointer and Thomas made another three 11 seconds later to make it 72-67 with a minute left. The Buckeyes made 7 of 10 free throws in the final minute to pull away



Buckeyes dig deep for this one


The Indiana women’s basketball team probably appeared to be in better shape than it actually was yesterday in its Big Ten game against OhioState in Assembly Hall.


IU lets lead slip, loses to No. 20 Ohio State
Indiana Daily Student – USA
The Buckeyes then went on to lead by three at the half. Sunday, the Hoosiers were up seven with 4:34 before halftime, and Ohio State went on a 9-2 run to



Men’s Basketball


Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team loses to Illinois
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus-Illinois coach Bruce Weber claimed to have Ohio State‘s zone defense figured out a year ago, though the Illini lost to the Buckeyes twice while


Big Ten Network Highlights – Ohio State vs. Illinois 


Illinois in zone of its own