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Jan. 15

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Hockey

Buckeyes host U.S. under-18 team Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Basketball

Ohio State 72, Illinois 61: Moeller’s clutch shots key Columbus Dispatch

Prahalis scores 24, Moeller’s 3s help No. 5 Ohio State hold off Illinois 72-61
Los Angeles Times
5 Ohio State past Illinois 72-61 on Thursday night. Jantel Lavender, averaging 22 points, was limited to 12 for the Buckeyes (18-1, 6-0 Big Ten).

At No. 5 Ohio State 72, Illinois 61 – ‎Samantha Prahalis scored 24 points and reserve Maria Moeller hit two key 3-pointers for the Buckeyes. Jantel Lavender, averaging 22 points, was limited to

Women’s basketball plays No. 5 Ohio State tough but falls short

Daily Illini – ‎The Illinois women’s basketball team took the court on Thursday looking like a completely different team than it did in its last meeting against Big Ten

IU gets another character test with top-ranked OSU
Indiana Daily Student
The Hoosiers turn around for arguably their toughest test of the season thus far when they travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on No. 5 Ohio State at 2 pm

Buckeye women add biggest win of young season
U Weekly
With a week to prepare for possibly the biggest game of the regular season, the Ohio State Buckeyes women’s basketball team showed resolve and


Buckeyes still alive in Super Bowl chase

OSU Lantern – The list of former Buckeyes still in pursuit of a Super Bowl ring is dwindling after the wild card round of the playoffs. The second round presents a Buckeye-on-Buckeye matchup between Vikings corner Antoine Winfield and Cowboy’s linebacker Bobby Carpenter.

Football on a Thursday? No surprise these days Columbus Dispatch

Women’s Gymnastics

Beavers Headed for Midwest Showdown with Ohio State
OSU Beavers
Saturday’s event will be the home opener for the Buckeyes and will be webcast via “Buckeye Vision” ( for a fee. LAST TIME .

Jan. 14

Women’s Basketball

Illini should expect plenty of pressure Columbus Dispatch OSU-Illinois preview

UI women-Ohio State preview The

Supporting cast giving Buckeyes best act

OSU Lantern – Opposing teams might be afraid of Ohio State’s combo of Jantel Lavender and Samantha Prahalis, but it is actually the other players on the team they should be cowering from. Lavender has been a mainstay at center for OSU for nearly three seasons.

Men’s Basketball

Starting Five: Singing the praises of Ohio State’s Turner college basketball columnist Mike DeCourcy analyzes five hot topics of the week in his sport. 1. What was more impressive to you in the Ohio

After upset over Purdue, Ohio State’s season rests in Turner’s hands

Comeback at Purdue vaults Bucks into conference title talk

OSU Lantern – Rewind to last week, in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Ohio State men’s basketball team had just seen a second-half lead disappear in the wake of an 11-0 Wolverine run that left the Buckeyes down ten points. On the road in the Big Ten, trailing late in the second half, OSU needed someone to step up.  

20 years since Buckeyes had this big a road win

The Columbus Dispatch – You can argue that if Evan Turner had been back for the start of the Big Ten season, the Buckeyes would have been competitive at Wisconsin, might have won at Michigan and would not have fallen out of the top 25. The fact is, though, that they did, which made Tuesday night’s win at Purdue all the more rare.

Mark Titus may be the greatest basketball player to ever live

USA Today (blog) Mark Titus has made the most out of sitting on the end of the bench for Ohio State. His Club Trillion blog just went over the two million hits mark.


Cook blog: Bracing for tougher competition in 2010
PGA Tour
An 11-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Cook talks about his offseason, his goals for 2010 and being on hand as his Ohio State Buckeyes’ defeated Oregon in this

Men’s Track and Field

Roberts, Baisden making impact for OSU track

The Newark Advocate – COLUMBUS — A pair of former local track and field standouts are members of the Ohio State men’s track team. Heath’s Aaron Roberts and Watkins Memorial’s


Buckeyes to kick off 2010 season on weeknight | Buckeyes Beat
Ohio State’s last non-Saturday regular season home game was in 1997, a season-opening 24-10 win over Wyoming that also was played on a Thursday evening. Kickoff time and television plans will be announced at a later date.
Buckeyes Beat –

** TV: Watch the Big Ten Network’s Bowl Wrap Up Show tonight at 10 p.m. ET **

OSU football to open on a Thursday Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State moves opener to Thursday

ESPN (blog) ‎That’s why it was nice to see Ohio State move its 2010 opener against Marshall from Saturday, Sept. 4, to Thursday, Sept. 2. It will mark Ohio State’s first

Ohio State’s 2010 opener moved to Thursday night

Buckeye football to kick off 2010 season with Thursday night game

OSU Lantern – Ohio State will open its 2010 regular season against Marshall on Thursday, Sept. 2, the OSU athletic department confirmed shortly after a source reported the story to The Lantern. “This change to a Thursday night opener offers a number of positives for Ohio State,” Ohio State associate vice-president and director of athletics Gene Smith said through a press release.

Four Buckeyes headed to all-star games

The Columbus Dispatch – Four Ohio State football players have been invited to play in postseason all-star games, the university announced today.

Big Ten memorable moments from 2009
ESPN (blog)
Barclay kick comes up roses: The pseudo Big Ten championship between Ohio State and Iowa went to overtime before Buckeyes backup kicker Devin Barclay,

Upon further review: 2009 Ohio State defense was better than the sum of its … Plain Dealer

A super-early look ahead to 2010 Big Ten football Big Ten Network

Final Big Ten power rankings

ESPN (blog) The 2009 football season is in the books, so let’s take one final look at the Big Ten power rankings. No major surprises here,

Delany: Strong bowl record key first step

ESPN (blog) “The reports of our demise are probably overstated,” the Big Ten commissioner told me this week. Two BCS bowl wins and four bowl

Cornerback from Georgia commits to Buckeyes Columbus Dispatch

Jan. 13

Men’s Basketball

Buckeyes derail Boilermakers with second-half resurgence

OSU Lantern – Evan Turner and Robbie Hummel have more in common than a history of back injuries. Hummel tied a Purdue record by nailing eight 3-pointers in the first half, but Turner torched the Boilermakers down the stretch, fueling the Buckeyes to a 70-66 win Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

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Zero to hero: Lack of hype hasn’t kept Turner from exceeding expectations

OSU Lantern – Since Thad Matta took over as coach at Ohio State, no player has asserted himself as the face of the program quite like junior Evan Turner. Although Greg Oden can be considered the most recognized Buckeye under Matta, Turner is pushing to be the most successful during Matta’s tenure.

Road reversal: Buckeyes rally Columbus Dispatch – Stirring win caps rough Big Ten stretch with a championship feel

Turner one-ups Hummel on showcase night Columbus Dispatch

Evan Turner’s sizzling finish propels Ohio State to Big Ten upset of No. 6 … Plain Dealer

Ohio State Hands Purdue 2nd Loss After Hot Start

New York Times – ‎AP Evan Turner scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and Ohio State rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue, 70-66,

Turner, Ohio St. rally to upset 6th-ranked Purdue Chicago Tribune

Dallas Lauderdale’s defense major part of Buckeyes’ biggest road win in 19 … Plain Dealer (blog) 


Why Matta stuck so long with the 1-3-1

The Columbus Dispatch – A glance at the Purdue statistics explains why Ohio State opened in a 1-3-1 zone defense last night.

Men’s Track and Field

OSU sprinter named Big Ten Athlete of the Week

The Columbus Dispatch So a big congrats to Thomas Murdaugh, who has been named Big Ten Athlete of the Week for his season-opening performance at the Buckeye Classic over the weekend. The sophomore sprinter from Dublin, who is a 2009 All-American, won the 400 meters in 48.25 seconds (qualifying him for the NCAA meet), which was nearly a full second faster than the second-place finisher.

Men’s Hockey

Defenseman puts NHL career on hold for Olympic opportunity

OSU Lantern – Winning championships for a professional franchise in sports is often an athlete’s ultimate goal, but a select few get a chance to achieve even more. Come February, former Buckeye Ryan Kesler will attempt to win a gold medal with the U.S. men’s ice hockey team.


Sitting not fun, but beneficial for Ohio State football player

Toledo Blade – ‎”It was unreal – we got the star treatment everywhere we went,” Mewhort said about the recent Ohio State Rose Bowl experience in greater LA That OSU star

College Football Nation: 2009 bowl overview 011110

ESPN (blog) – Crimson Tide became only the second national champion in major college football history to finish a season 14-0. Ohio State also did it in 2002.


Jan. 9-12 

Men’s Basketball

The best friendships never die

CNN – Larry Siegfried, Jerry Lucas, and John Havlicek were college championship teammates who were photographed October 17, 1963, in the Cincinnati Gardens as members of pro basketball teams.

In 1960, the three had been teammates on The Ohio State University basketball team that won the national collegiate championship. It was quite a squad; the coach was Fred Taylor, the two other starters were Mel Nowell and Joe Roberts, and there was a sharpshooting forward who came off the bench, a rather intense young man by the name of Bobby Knight.

Later this month, in Columbus, the living members of that championship team will gather for a series of 50th anniversary celebrations.

Purdue knows all about Ohio State
Indianapolis Star
Ohio State attacks the rim a lot more, and they are so much bigger.” Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said balance is the key. “It’s big to keep everybody involved

Ohio State vs. Purdue offers showdown between Team USA teammates Robbie Hummel …
Plain Dealer
The guy the Buckeyes are waiting on is sixth man Jeremie Simmons, who made 51 percent of his 3-pointers in Ohio State’s first 12 games, six times scoring in

OSU knows road is full of detours Columbus Dispatch OSU-Purdue preview

Leading man Turner needs more from supporting cast Columbus Dispatch

Road-worn Buckeyes head to land of limited opportunity

OSU Lantern – The last two weeks have been brutal for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The Buckeyes are in the midst of a skid, losing three of their first four conference games, with a lone win against the Indiana Hoosiers. Tonight’s game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.

Titus, Peters lay foundation for basketball managers

OSU Lantern – Mark Titus and Danny Peters are players on the Ohio State men’s basketball team not known for filling statistic columns. Still, even in their final seasons with the Buckeyes they have not forgotten how far they have come. Both Titus and Peters started out as basketball managers.

OSU Insider  Columbus Dispatch

Big Ten road games test OSU Columbus Dispatch

Gophers’ second-half press wears on Buckeyes

The Columbus Dispatch – The Buckeyes went home with their third loss in four Big Ten games because they couldn’t handle the heat.

Overdosing on the BTN
Gary Post Tribune
Game two of my basketball marathon featured two midwest thrillers in Ohio State’s Evan Turner and Minnesota’s Blake Hoffarber. Turner’s recovery from a

Women’s basketball

Prahalis pours in points as OSU drops Spartans No. 6 Ohio State 65, No. 19 …
Detroit Free Press
Point guard Samantha Prahalis and center Jantel Lavender combined to score every OSU point over the final 17 minutes as the Buckeyes downed Michigan State,

Duo of Prahalis, Lavender too much for MSU
MSU State News
Coming into Saturday’s game with Ohio State, the MSU women’s basketball team was focused on stopping two Buckeyes …

Prahalis teams with Lavender to quiet down noisy crowd Columbus Dispatch

Size doesn’t matter: Prahalis outshines pair of tall centers

OSU Lantern – The spotlight was on the 13 feet and 1 inch of All-American candidate centers in the Ohio State-Michigan State women’s basketball game Saturday, but 5-foot 7-inch Samantha Prahalis stole the show in the Buckeyes’ 65-62 win. Allyssa DeHaan, at 6 feet 9 inches, and Jantel Lavender, at 6 feet 4 inches, didn’t have much of a battle in the paint like anticipated.

Buckeyes find games in Big Ten are slower Columbus Dispatch

Jantel Lavender and Ohio State offer tough test for Spartans
6 Buckeyes to an unprecedented sixth conference title. Ohio State, off to its usual fast start at 16-1 (4-0 Big Ten), suffering its lone loss against Duke.


Buckeyes finish third in National Duals Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State takes third …
Plain Dealer
In Division I, third-ranked Ohio State (11-1) finished third after defeating No. 5 Minnesota, 26-12, on Sunday. The Buckeyes rebounded from a semifinal loss

No. 2 Iowa State upends No. 3 Ohio State
Big Ten Network
2 Iowa State Sunday in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Buckeyes will face No. 5 Minnesota for third place in a

Men’s/Women’s Hockey

Clean slate: Buckeyes begin new year with weekend sweep of Bowling Green
OSU – The Lantern
The Ohio State Men’s Hockey Team was victorious in a game against Bowling Green Saturday night. Final score was 4-3 Ohio State.

Bishop scores twice for OSU The Columbus Dispatch – Hunter Bishop scored two goals and C.J. Severyn had a goal and two assists, leading Ohio State to a 7-2 win over Bowling Green last night in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game in Value City Arena. Bishop, Severyn, Matt Bartkowski and Taylor Stefishen had goals as the Buckeyes (8-12-1, 6-8-1-1) scored four unanswered goals in the third period to pull away. Bartkowski, Stefishen, Mathieu Picard and Devon Krogh each had a goal and an assist. Tommy Dee scored two goals for Bowling Green (3-16-2, 2-11-2-2).

Pair of former Buckeyes reach Olympic stardom

OSU Lantern – While many athletes dream of gold, few earn the chance to compete for it. Joining the ranks of the few is former Ohio State defenseman Lisa Chesson, a four-year letter winner for the OSU women’s hockey team from ’05-’08. The 23-year-old Plainfield, Ill.


The BCS title picture: Who could be next?
The Star-Ledger –
By Tom Luicci/The Star-Ledger Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/MCTTerrelle Pryor’s Ohio State Buckeyes could be looking at a 12-0 year.

Way-Too-Early Top 10 for 2010

New York Times 7. Ohio State – Terrelle Pryor will be atop most Heisman lists after he capped an uneven season with a dazzling Rose Bowl performance.

Emerging Pryor could lead Ohio State Buckeyes to next year’s BCS … – Now that we know Ohio State’s plans for 2010 — pushed by the tailwinds from the Rose Bowl spanking of Oregon — this might be a good time to take a long

Winter of content

Columbus Dispatch – Positive vibe permeates for Buckeyes this offseason

Buckeyes win, and look pretty darn classy doing it The Columbus Dispatch – Letter to the Editor

No. 1 in 2010? It’s a no-brainer
You also will hear a lot of buzz about Ohio State as a 2010 title contender. The Buckeyes don’t lose much — but they still lose more than the Broncos,

Bowl season helps jump-start Big Ten
Then this: Three teams – Ohio State, Iowa and Penn State, all 11-2 – finished in the top 10 in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls.’s Ivan Maisel breaks down five things to watch for in 2010
Ohio State, which had been the sport’s punching bag in recent seasons, debuts at No. 2 in 2010. BCS busters Boise State and TCU aren’t going away anytime …

Former Buckeyes’ running back Joe Montgomery files lawsuit against Ohio State
Plain Dealer (blog)
AP – Former Ohio State running back Joe Montgomery during his playing days.Montgomery filed a defamation complaint in

OSU – It’s not all about football Marion Star – Friendships that last decades are the ones that grow roots and texture and are good. Many of our personal friendships throughout the years have centered around and included the excitement of following The Ohio State Buckeyes.


The Wright stuff: Ohio State swims past Raiders

OSU Lantern – Not even the frigid outdoor temperatures could cool off the Ohio State swimming and diving teams Sunday as both the men’s and women’s teams soundly defeated Wright State University. The men’s team, ranked No. 12 in the nation, beat the Raiders 205-82 to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Men’s Volleyball

UH men sweep Ohio St.
Lihue Garden Island
The Garden Island LIHU’E – The University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball squad won a 3-0 match over the Ohio State Buckeyes, Thursday night in …