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April 17


Big Ten race heats up  – OSU Lantern –  The race for the Big Ten crown is heating up as the Ohio State baseball team looks to improve its conference record this weekend. The Buckeyes (26-8, 6-3 Big Ten) are looking to rebound from a narrow loss to Kent State Wednesday by traveling to West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Volleyball

Senior Night against No. 7 PSU OSU Lantern

Read a Volleyball Mag feature on Buckeye libero Mik Berzsins at the PDF link above

Men’s Gymnastics

Best ready to compete at NCAA Championships OSU Lantern

NCAA gymnastics: Gophers fall short of advancing

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎The Buckeyes edged the Gophers for third place at the Big Ten championships two weeks ago, outscoring them 349.9 to 348. Ohio State opened with their …

Oklahoma, Illinois Move On, OSU edges Gophers


Pryor out to eliminate his freshman mistakes Columbus Dispatch – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor made it clear yesterday that last season was not good enough, both personally and as a team. Talking tough at times, the sophomore said he was disgusted when he watched film of his debut season and saw how much he did not know about coverages and defenses.


* Watch more of Pryor’s media session at the link above and check out on YouTube

OSU notebook: Boren impressing his quarterback Columbus Dispatch – After nine practices this spring, quarterback Terrelle Pryor can sense one thing that new left guard Justin Boren will bring to the Ohio State offensive line. “Fire, man. He’s nasty,” Pryor said.

Buckeyes’ Pryor adds muscle

The Plain Dealer – – ‎The top recruit from the Class of 2009 will be Ohio State’s sophomore quarterback in the fall. So what will fans see from that Pryor?

Pryor happening for Bucks

The Morning Journal – COLUMBUS Thrust into the starting quarterback role at one of the most prestigious college football programs in the nation last season,

Pryor growing up much too young

Canton Repository – ‎There are two things you notice about Terrelle Pryor. First, his size. Quarterbacks shouldn’t be this big. Pryor looks like he could Draft discussion: How do you value CB Malcolm Jenkins? – Malcolm Jenkins is widely considered a first-round talent and is viewed as both a cornerback and a safety. More: Top 5 Corners

For Robiskie, even NFL Draft is academic

Cleveland Plain Dealer What if NFL coaches scoured report cards or called marketing professors for draft advice? Maybe Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie, who graduated early and in the top 2 percent of his business school class in March, would be under consideration as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on April 25. “Brian was an excellent student, and he did it in an amazingly difficult …

Ohio State’s James Laurinaitis inherited some traits from Dad and Mom

Cleveland Plain Dealer Here’s a fun story about Ohio State’s James Laurinaitis, one of college football’s all-time great linebackers and a potential first-round pick in next weekend’s NFL draft. Laurinaitis’ father, Joe, is the famed wrestler, “Road Warrior Animal.”

OSU notebook

Canton Repository – ‎Torrence looked good against the pass Thursday and deflected a Terrelle Pryor bomb intended for DeVier Posey inside the 5. Ohio State is looking for a

Women’s Basketball

Buckeyes land top guard Hill Columbus Dispatch

South basketball star Tayler Hill chooses Ohio State

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎Minneapolis South basketball sensation Tayler Hill will announce at 2 pm that she will play college basketball for Ohio State. She chose the Buckeyes over …

Minnesota prep star Hill chooses Ohio StateUSA Today MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Two-time AP Minnesota High School Player of the Year Tayler Hill announced on Thursday that she will play basketball at Ohio State.

Recruit’s brother also plays for OSUColumbus Dispatch

Hill chooses Buckeyes, friends get last laugh – ‎Her selection, the Ohio State Buckeyes, is a curious one, but it came after her friends spelled “Ohio State” backward. “They’re goofy,” Hill said, …

Basketball star chooses Ohio State Austin American-Statesman

Mpls. South’s Tayler Hill picks Ohio State

Men’s Tennis

Badgers to take on Ohio State, Penn State

UW Badger Herald – ‎Sunday’s opponent, Ohio State, is a completely different story. The Buckeyes sit atop the Big Ten standings and are within striking distance of the national


Buckeyes set to host back-to-back regattas OSU Lantern

Women’s Golf

Bucks host 29th Lady Buckeye Invitational OSU Lantern


Lowly Badgers next up for red-hot Reeder, OSU OSU Lantern




Badgers hope to halt losing streak against Buckeyes

Daily Cardinal – ‎In addition to the Buckeye offense, Wisconsin will face a solid Ohio State pitching staff. Juniors Megan Miller, Lindsay Bodeker and senior Kim Reeder have

Badgers hope to get back on track against Buckeyes UW Badger Herald

Men’s Lacrosse

Men’s laxers hope Colorado isn’t a rocky trip OSU Lantern

Women’s Lacrosse

Another ranked opponent on tap OSU Lantern

Men’s Track and Field

Room for improvement as Bucks head to Louisville OSU Lantern


Operation: Buckeye Pride OSU Lantern – An American flag that was raised by two Ohio State alumni over Joint Base Balad, Iraq, was sent to OSU and re-raised Thursday in front Bricker Hall on the Oval. Col. Sal M. Nodjomian and Staff Sgt. Brandon Boos arranged for a flag, which was flown during a combat mission, to be sent to OSU and re-flown at the university.


April 16


Ohio State athletics officials like semesters idea Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio State’s plan to switch from a quarter system to semesters by 2012, which was approved by trustees earlier this month, was enthusiastically backed by the athletic department.


Notebook: Pryor makes grade as student, leader Columbus Dispatch – Pryor said the No. 1 quarterback should be perceived as a leader in all aspects.

“If the team is seeing me not stand up then that’s a problem, the way I look at it,” he said. “You know, ‘Why is our starting quarterback not standing?’ Maybe they’re not thinking that, but that’s the way I think.”

Primetime TV schedule for 2009 football

Big Ten Spring Football guide – The Buckeyes (10-3, 7-1) can become only the third Big Ten team to win five conference titles in a row this fall. To do that, they’ll have to do a major rebuild — replacing top TB Chris “Beanie” Wells, the two top WRs, two offensive linemen, All-American LB James Laurinaitis and stellar CB Malcolm Jenkins.


What can a healthy Brandon Saine do?
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
… good enough in pass protection that Ohio State running backs coach Dick Tressel could see the Buckeyes putting them on the field together in the fall.

Mewhort chosen to play in Junior World Championship
Toledo Blade – Toledo,OH,USA
“It’s great that a couple of Ohio guys and Buckeyes will be able to represent their country in such a competition,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said.

Russell, OSU secondary trying to ‘move on’ OSU Lantern  – The image of Texas receiver Quan Cosby sprinting past the Buckeyes’ secondary to a Fiesta Bowl-winning touchdown still replays in the minds of many Ohio State football fans. To officially dispose of that everlasting memory, OSU’s secondary and its coaches have preached “moving on” as a central theme during spring practices, said senior safety Anderson Russell.

Storm Klein belongsCleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort will play for the U.S. junior national team in Canton in an international championship at the end of June, so the players came out to talk with reporters on Tuesday.


Big Ten football notes: Buckeye fans eye Sept. 12 USC game Bloomington Pantagraph

Ohio State, other Big Ten teams all unbeaten and full of hope Dayton Daily News


Narrow victory extends win streak to nine OSU Lantern – The No. 15 Ohio State softball team extended its winning streak to nine games Wednesday night, defeating the Evansville Purple Aces 2-1. The Buckeyes (33-6) faced a one run deficit to Evansville (10-26) on a rain-soaked Buckeye Field in the first inning but played catch-up to stir a win and keep the Purple Aces winless on the road….


OSU drops back-and-forth game to Kent State

Men’s Gymnastics

Kingsport’s Bateman Leads Ohio State Into NCAA Gymnastics Meet – ‎In 11 seasons, Ohio State head coach Miles Avery has produced one national championship team and four national runner-up squads. The Buckeyes are seeking …

Conference Freshman of the Year Onorato, Buckeyes headed to NCAA’s OSU Lantern – The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team is headed to the 2009 NCAA Championships at the University of Minnesota this weekend. There will be 12 teams competing: Stanford, Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, California, OSU, Minnesota, Penn State, Nebraska, Illinois-Chicago, Iowa and Navy….

Women’s Gymnastics

Big Ten women gymnasts ready for NCAAs

Women’s Lacrosse

Women’s lacrosse trying to improve defense – Sports
The Diamondback – – Against Ohio State on April 5, the team squeaked by with a one-goal win after the Buckeyes managed to shoot 70 percent. As long as the Terps continue to inundate their foes with shots and keep opposing teams’ opportunities to a minimum. 

Men’s Basketball

Assistant Archie Miller to follow brother …

The Plain Dealer – – ‎Looks like Ohio State basketball is losing its top assistant for the second straight year. After last season, John Groce left his post as …

April 15



Hurley takes the lead  OSU LANTERN Ohio State junior left fielder Zach Hurley connects on a swing during the April 8 game against Morehead State. OSU won the game 12-0. The Buckeyes have won their last four games. Junior leftfielder Zach Hurley has been the leadoff hitter for the Ohio State baseball team since the beginning of the year, but he’s taken the word “lead” to a whole new level. Hurley needed surgery on a torn left labrum (shoulder) late last summer, which kept him out of fall practices.

Buckeye baseball comes up big
U Weekly – Columbus,OH,USA
By Eric Burch The Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team came up with four big wins this week, three in Big Ten Conference play, finishing off a spectacular

Kent State Tops Rival Youngstown State 5-3
Kent State University Athletics – USA
Kent State returns to action tomorrow when it travels to Columbus, Ohio to take on the nationally-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. First pitch is scheduled for …


Eight-game win streak at stake against Evansville OSU Lantern – The Ohio State softball team takes a break from its tough Big Ten schedule today to take on the Evansville Purple Aces at 5 p.m. at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes are 32-6 for the season after a weekend sweep of the Illinois Fighting Illini, and are tied with Big Ten powerhouse Northwestern for first place in the conference at 9-1…


Tressel impressions halfway through spring Columbus Dispatch
Anyone who has the chance to watch spring drills at Ohio State comes away with impressions. For example, it seems every three or four snaps when he’s in there, linebacker Brian Rolle is making a play. Wide receivers Lamaar Thomas and DeVier Posey look incredibly fast, playing…

OSU-Indiana will be at night, on Big Ten Network Columbus Dispatch

The Big Ten Network has tapped Ohio State’s game at Indiana on Oct. 3 for a prime time telecast starting at 7 p.m., the network announced this morning.

Ohio State Buckeyes’ Chimdi Chekwa needs help at the other cornerback position Cleveland Plain Dealer Columbus- Three starters return in Ohio State’s secondary, but the search for a second starting cornerback is as crucial as any competition the Buckeyes have going this spring. And truly, finding a third corner matters almost as much.

Ohio State football: Russell puts Texas TD in past
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
“Y’all got to get used to it,” the Ohio State senior safety said yesterday. It’s not as if he is trying to go incognito because of his last play of last …

Secondary proving to be a primary focus for Buckeyes, looking to …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
COLUMBUS — Three starters return in Ohio State’s secondary, but the search for a second starting cornerback is as crucial as any competition the Buckeyes …


OSU notebook: Cornerback depth growing Columbus Dispatch

Will Ohio State Buckeyes’ running game survive without Beanie Wells?
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
by Starting Blocks Despite the injuries, Beanie Wells will go down as one of the best running backs in Ohio State history. Now that Wells has moved on to

Big Ten football notes: Buckeye fans eye Sept. 12 USC game
Bloomington Pantagraph – IL, USA
But whenever Ohio State Buckeyes fans gather, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to zero in on what will happen on Sept. 12. That’s when Southern Cal

Men’s Lacrosse

Conference hopes still alive with three games to play OSU Lantern – Eleven games into the season, the players on the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (6-5, 2-0 GWLL) finds themselves at the crossroads between championship hopes and just another one for the books. After stomaching a rough 12-11 loss to former coach Joe Breschi’s No….

Women’s lacrosse

Beard, No. 13 Buckeyes Pounce on Detroit
Lacrosse Magazine Online – Baltimore,MD,USA
COLUMBUS, OhioOhio State women’s lacrosse moved to 11-3 on the season with a 21-4 road win at Detroit Tuesday afternoon. The Buckeyes, 2-0 in the


Women’s Track and Field

 Volunteer Classic next test OSU Lantern – Rain kept the women’s track and field team inside Tuesday, but it didn’t dampen their spirits about the upcoming meet this weekend. During practice at the indoor track at the French Field House, the team prepared for the Volunteer Classic meet at the University of Tennessee, where OSU will compete Friday and Saturday….

Men’s Track and Field

Men’s Track vs Michigan 4.11.09 OSU Lantern Photo Gallery


Jaggers goes out a winner, notches second national title
U Weekly – Columbus,OH,USA
Side note: Wrestling head coach Tom Ryan won the Rev Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, after getting his Ohio State Buckeyes to place second

April 14


Hale goes in and out of bullpen role  OSU Lantern One simple question has mystified Ohio State baseball coach Bob Todd for the past four years: Is 6-feet-6-inch flamethrower Jake Hale better suited as a starting pitcher or a closer? “If I had my choice, I’d be a starter,” the senior pitcher said. “I like to be in the game a lot.

Illinois, Indiana and Ohio State Earn Weekly Honors – Illinois’ Matt Dittman, Indiana’s Eric Arnett and Ohio State’s Alex Wimmers take home weekly accolades.

Swisher homers, pitches scoreless inning

USA Today – ‎It was such a blowout that the Yanks had 1B/OF Nick Swisher pitch the eighth inning. (Photo by Steve Nesius, AP) On this occasion, the hitter-turned-pitcher Also:Swisher pitches scoreless inning as Yanks fall, 15-5 Newsday  and Nick Swisher and his 0.00 career ERA The Star-Ledger –





 Wilson copes with another comeback Columbus Dispatch Lawrence Wilson has worked like crazy to rehabilitate his injured knee, but it’s his mind that really matters. Through those long hours of stretching, lifting and grunting, questions run through an athlete’s head: Will I ever be the same? Will the leg (arm, back, etc.) hold up? Can it happen again?

Early comparison to Brown put pressure on Ohio State’s Wells

Kansas City Star – ‎Wells, 6 feet 2, 237 pounds, had a distinguished three-year career at Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes to appearances in the 2006 and 2007 BCS national …


Ohio State fares well at first home regatta OSU Lantern – The Ohio State rowing team kicked off its home season at the Griggs Reservoir at Scioto River Saturday, facing Brown, Notre Dame and Indiana. The Buckeyes won six of their races. OSU’s first varsity eight led the way for the Buckeyes, winning both of their races….

Women’s Lacrosse

Buckeyes head north to take on Detroit Mercy team in its first year OSU Lantern – The No. 15/16 Ohio State women’s lacrosse team will be in action today, looking to follow up their 15-13 victory on Sunday against No. 10/11 Vanderbilt with another win to add to an already great season. The Buckeyes play Detroit Mercy tonight in Detroit, Mich….

Wrestling (D1CW) has released its 2008-09 National …
Wrestling in America | The Open Mat –
For the second consecutive season Tom Ryan led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 2nd place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Buckeye wrestlers were able to peak at the right time of the season after finishing 6th at the Big Ten …


April 11-13 

Men’s Volleyball

Bucks win third straight MIVA conference crown OSU Lantern

IPFW loses to Ohio State
News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
11 Ohio State (13-9, 9-1 MIVA) Friday night as the Buckeyes downed IPFW 3-0 (30-20, 30-19, 30-25) at Ohio State. Duckworth paced all players Friday with 18 …

Buckeyes sweep Mastodons
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Led by 14 kills by Ted Schoenfeldt, 11th-ranked Ohio State swept IPFW 30-20, 30-19, 30-25 in a MIVA men’s volleyball match Friday in Columbus in front of …

Men’s Track and Field



Men’s Tennis

Buckeyes take over on trip to Illini country – ‎Despite hundreds of loud, orange-clad fans discouraging their every move, the Ohio State men’s tennis team managed to dominate the Fighting Illini to the …

Nevolo notches Illinois’ only point in 6-1 drubbing of Ohio St. Daily Illini


Best improves to 6-1, OSU sweeps MSU  OSU LANTERN – Ohio State junior lefthander Eric Best throws a pitch during Sunday’s game against Michigan State. OSU won 6-1 on Sunday and swept the Spartans over the weekend. The Ohio State baseball team completed the series sweep of the Michigan State Spartans with a 6-1 win Sunday. It is the first series sweep for the Buckeyes this season. “Bragging about winning series is not good enough,” coach Bob Todd said. “Eight losses in the league are not going to give you a chance to fight for a championship.

Pitchers lead sweep, will take BP

Columbus Dispatch – ‎For the pitching staff, it will be batter up after the Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 6-1 yesterday for a sweep of their three-game Big Ten series in Bill


Wimmers baffles Spartans hitters Columbus Dispatch

Wimmers throws two-hitter, OSU wins 6-1
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
With the win the No.28 Buckeyes are 24-7, and 4-3 in the Big Ten. The Spartans fall to 11-19, and 3-4 in the Big Ten Eric Best and four other Ohio State …




Win streak reaches eight after 17-15 win over Illinois OSU Lantern


Softball falls to No. 16 Ohio State
Daily Illini – Champaign,IL,USA
After three scoreless innings, Ohio State’s Alicia Herron hit a three-run home run to put the Buckeyes ahead. Ohio State added two runs in the fifth. …



The Big Ten Quad – Catch it tonight

Tonight on “The Big Ten Quad” at 9 p.m. ET: Watch Eddie George chat up Big Ten names including Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, former Northwestern player Tim Doyle, and former Iowa basketball player Roy Marble.





Gibson raising his game
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Defensive end Thaddeus Gibson, chasing Illinois quarterback Juice Williams, led the Buckeyes with five sacks last season. When Ohio State …

Pettrey has foothold in race to be No.1 kicker Columbus Dispatch – It’s not just that Aaron Pettrey is the No. 1 kicker at Ohio State this spring. It’s more that, finally, everyone else on the team seems to know it.

Buckeyes armed with good kickers
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
AJ Trapasso is the only four-year starter Ohio State is replacing, so Jon Thoma and Ben Buchanan are names Buckeyes fans need to get to know. …

Sunday Special: Griffin has heard it all before about the size factorCanton Repository As long as I can remember, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club never has had as dynamic a speaker as Archie Griffin. The two-time Heisman Trophy winner was captivating and spun a story as well as anyone during his visit to the legendary club Monday. But Archie won’t be the only Griffin being mentioned at his household in years to come. His son, Adam, is a junior at Columbus St. Francis DeSales High School and is being mildly recruited. But when Griffin was coming out of high school, he wasn’t a prized recruit, either. In fact, he used it as motivation when fans told him he was too small to play for Woody Hayes.

Ohio State Buckeyes Terrelle Pryor and rest of rushing game to …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus — Beanie Wells was best at going straight ahead, so that’s the way the recent Ohio State run game went often and went effectively. …

Pryor ends practice with wrap on throwing arm
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Terrelle Pryor’s practice ended a little earlier than the other Ohio State quarterbacks on Friday. The rising sophomore starter sat out …

Jenkins to work out for Browns next Friday
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Malcolm Jenkins’ workout with the Browns will be next Friday, the former Ohio State cornerback said at the Buckeyes’ special teams …

Scouting the Draft: Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins
Providence Journal – Providence,RI,USA
But though he was a premier shutdown corner in college, Jenkins’ disappointing 40-yard dash time at the Combine (he was even a hair slower at the Buckeyes’ …

At corner or safety, Jenkins ready to tackle NFL challenges

USA Today – ‎”I think I really, really can excel there,” says Jenkins, who primarily played cornerback at Ohio State. The 6-0, 204-pound defender has the cover skills to

NFL draft preview: Wide receivers
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
Brian Robiskie has received NFL-caliber coaching during the last four years at Ohio State but not from the Buckeyes staff. And not from someone who needs …

Rating wrs for the NFL draft
Press-Enterprise – Riverside,CA,USA
Brian Robiskie has received NFL-caliber coaching during the last four years at Ohio State — but not from the Buckeyes’ staff. …

2009 draft field analysis: running backs
Minneapolis Star Tribune – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Ohio State running back Chris (Beanie) Wells has size, speed and quickness, but he often was injured during his three years with the Buckeyes.

Men’s Golf

Buckeyes’ Wright takes Kepler championshipColumbus Dispatch Brad Wright of Ohio State shot a 5-over-par 76 in the final round to win the 40th annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at the par-71, 7,455-yard Ohio State Scarlet Course.  The Buckeyes shot 55-over 907 for the tournament to finish fifth, 15 strokes behind winner Northwestern.Wright finished at 5-over 218 to become the first Buckeyes golfer to win the event since Matt Minister in 1996.

Wright wins, OSU team places fifth at Kepler Intercollegiate OSU Lantern

Nittany Lions Wrap Up Final Round of Kepler Intercollegiate – ‎The Nittany Lions placed 11th at the 40th annual Robert Kepler Intercollegiate tournament, hosted by the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Lions carded three rounds

Women’s Lacrosse

Victory against No. 10 Vandy on Senior Day keeps women lax undefeated in conference OSU Lantern

Ohio State defeats Vanderbilt

Inside Lacrosse (press release) – ‎The Buckeyes conclude the regular season with road matches at Detroit Mercy (Tues., April 14), Penn State (Sun., April 19) and No.

Vanderbilt has winning streak snapped InsideVandy

Men’s Lacrosse

Breschi and Myers stay close despite different addresses after UNC …
IL Blog Central –
The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior at Ohio State each season with this year’s recipient being Scott Matthews, the Buckeyes’ four-year starter at close defense. Since moving to UNC, a different Myers serves as the offensive …

Bitter Leads No. 10 North Carolina Past Ohio State

LaxPower – ‎COLUMBUS, Ohio Buckeye senior Joel Dalgarno had five goals and seven points but the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was clipped by No.

Dalgarno’s five goals not enough against UNC OSU Lantern

Women’s Hockey

Sudbury’s Bonhomme to battle Ohio State teammate for gold in …
The Sudbury Star – COLUMBUS, Ohio Former Buckeyes Tessa Bonhomme with Team Canada and Lisa Chesson with Team USA will face each other with the top two teams in international women’s hockey competition battle for the gold medal in the 2009 IIHF World.

Women’s Tennis

Illinois women’s tennis downs Buckeyes
Daily Illini – Champaign,IL,USA
43 Ohio State, 5-2, in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday. The Orange and Blue won five of six singles matches, four of which were decided in the third set,


OSU roundup: The Dual goes to MichiganColumbus Dispatch Michigan defeated Ohio State 105-98 in The Dual track and field meet yesterday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.


One price of OSU winning: higher salaries for coaches Columbus Dispatch

An ‘arms race’ for the top football and basketball coaches pushes up pay for all  …In the decade following 1998, salaries for some coaches and department administrators doubled and, for others, tripled, in inflation-adjusted terms. The pay raises were funded not by tax dollars, but largely by revenue surpluses in the football and men’s basketball programs.

Read last week’s Buckeye in the News headlines …