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Men’s Basketball

Izzo sees a solid OSU team if, when Lighty returns

The Columbus Dispatch

January 26, 2009

When Tom Izzo started his postgame news conference with the familiar that-is-a-good-team-we-beat-over-there speech, the MichiganState coach made a point of saying how good OhioState will be when David Lighty comes back. Then when asked to explain the Spartans’ 19-4 advantage in second-chance points, he brought up the injured junior forward again.


Also: Toledo Blade: Izzo: Lighty’s legs could help Ohio State


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Home games loom large for Buckeyes
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
Only a third of the way through the conference schedule, Illinois and Ohio State are the only teams yet to lose at home; Illinois is 3-0 and the Buckeyes


Cook lifts struggling Wade for Heat win

By COLIN FLY, AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE(AP) Reserve Daequan Cook wasted no time redeeming himself. A night after teammates questioned if he’d even played in Miami’s win at Minnesota following an 0-for-3 performance, Cook hit his first six 3-pointers en route to a career-high 24 points in the Heat’s 102-99 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.

Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team loses to Michigan State …
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Columbus — Sixty-two seconds after the ball changed hands, Michigan State’s possession ended at last, and the Ohio State Buckeyes may have been relieved to

Buckeyes find out how easy it is to get detoured on road

The Columbus Dispatch

January 21, 2009

When B.J. Mullens was asked if he were surprised his team had played so poorly so soon after such an inspiring road performance at Michigan, he came up almost as empty as his Ohio State basketball team. “Yeah, it’s ” the freshman center paused, scrunched his face and then started again. “Like I said, this gym, there was a lot of energy in it that kind of ” Another pause. Another pained expression. “You know, I don’t really know what to say to that.”


Illinois dominates Ohio State with balanced attack
Chicago Tribune – United States
In holding the Buckeyes to their second lowest point total of the season, the Illini also held Ohio State’s leading scorer, sophomore forward Evan Turner


Poll position doesn’t lighten Illinois basketball team’s load
Chicago Tribune – United States
Ohio State also has a Chicago flavor in the backcourt with junior Jeremie Simmons, a Von Steuben grad who leads the Buckeyes with 3.1 assists per game and


OSU’s big men shut down UM
Detroit Free Press – United States
It happened against Illinois on Wednesday, and Ohio State followed that game plan Saturday, attacking the basket on drives and letting their big men do the


Buckeyes Stun Archrivals in Ann Arbor
Washington Post
January 17, 2009
Late 10-0 spurt helps Ohio State stop No. 25 Michigan, 65-58


Ohio State men’s basketball: Simmons quiets concerns at point
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
By Bob Baptist The night before the Ohio State men’s basketball team played Indiana this week, Buckeyes coach Thad Matta was asked on his radio show how he


Buford getting time to work on defense
The Plain Dealer – – Cleveland,OH,USA
Now let’s talk about 6-5 freshman William Buford filling up the basket for Ohio State, because when his high school coach brought up Buford’s defense,


Big Ten notes Several teams seeking leap to next level
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USA
At Ohio State, the Buckeyes (13-3, 3-2) might have finally caught their bearings after losing junior David Lighty a month ago. The concern for the Buckeyes



Women’s Basketball

Ohio State’s reign likely to continue
Journal and Courier – Lafayette,IN,USA
If Sunday’s performance is any indication, Ohio State is well on its way to a fifth straight title. Who’s going to stop the Buckeyes?

Ohio State 71, Purdue 60: Buckeyes stay cool, shut out the noise

The Columbus Dispatch

January 26, 2009

The players could have used hard hats yesterday in Mackey Arena, and a little cranial protection probably wouldn’t have hurt the fans in the first few rows of seats. The call for helmets never arrived. But that didn’t stop the OhioState and Purdue women’s basketball teams from engaging in an old-school Big Ten brawl that started and ended with hardnosed defensive play.


Lavender Sisters Featured on Big Ten Network: – Lavender makes Illinois blue
Women’s basketball / No. 19 Ohio State 68, Illinois 51. Lavender makes Illinois blue. Buckeyes‘ leader scores game-high 30 points and grabs 12 rebounds. By Rusty Miller Associated Press. Published on Friday, Jan 23, 2009 …

Buckeyes brace for big test
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
The Ohio State women’s basketball team visits Mackey Arena today with the understanding that trips to Purdue seldom have happy endings.

Boilers prep for big battle
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Take a quick scroll down the Big Ten leaders and Ohio State sophomore Jantel Lavender sticks out. She leads the league in scoring (21.6 points) and

Ohio State women down Illinois
Springfield News Sun – Springfield,OH,USA
19 Ohio State 68, Illinois 51: Big Ten scoring and rebounding leader Jantel Lavender had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes (15-3, 6-1) at home.

Buckeyes looking to rebound
Post players didn’t show much in loss to Minnesota
Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2009
Coach Jim Foster didn’t have to pop the hood to explain why the engine of the Ohio State women’s basketball team sputtered to a halt last week during a 59-56 home loss to Minnesota.

Buckeyes left with bad taste after loss
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
The Gophers outrebounded the Buckeyes 34-21 and had a 15-0 advantage on second-chance points. They also limited Ohio State to 16 field goals.


Buckeyes regroup after home loss
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
Ohio State sophomore guard Brittany Johnson leaps toward the basket during the Jan. 15 game against Minnesota. The Gophers won 59-56.

Men’s Hockey

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Michael Arace commentary: Ohio State hockey team shows plenty of …
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
By Michael Arace The Ohio State men’s hockey team, the hottest team in the nation, posted a win and a tie in one game last night. According to their league

Senior has emerged just in time for Buckeyes

Columbus Dispatch January 23, 2009 – For three seasons, Corey Elkins’ OhioState hockey career mirrored his team’s fortunes.  Too often, he was injured. Too often, he underachieved. Now, with not a moment to spare, it’s clicking for Elkins — and the Buckeyes.

WMU motivated by shootout loss to Buckeyes – MI,USA
12 Ohio State its 12th win in its past 13 games. The Buckeyes (16-6-3, 9-5-3-3) are unbeaten during that span. The CCHA, like the NHL, gives two points to


COLLEGE HOCKEY Spartans roll on the road, Wolverines fall at home
Detroit Free Press – United States
OHIO STATE 6, FERRISSTATE 2: CJ Severyn’s goal at 18:26 of the first period was the winner for the visiting Buckeyes. Jordie Johnson and Zach Redmond


Women’s Hockey

Ohio State tips Beavers in shootout
Bemidji Pioneer – Bemidji,MN,USA
win slip away in the final seconds of the third period and Ohio State’s Natalie Spooner scored the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Buckeyes.


Bemidji State women’s hockey: Beavers aim for redemption against …
Bemidji Pioneer – Bemidji,MN,USA
Ohio State is coming off back-to-back sweeps at home to Minnesota and St. CloudState. The Buckeyes are led by freshmen forwards Laura McIntosh and Natalie


Bemidji State women’s hockey: Beavers post win over Ohio State to …
Bemidji Pioneer – Bemidji,MN,USA
The Buckeyes fall to 6-17-3 and 4-14-2 in the conference. BemidjiState has been on fire in 2009, going 5-2-1 in the new year. BemidjiState’s Nicole


Hofstra loses to No. 5 Ohio State in wrestling
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
5 Ohio State, watched his Buckeyes earn a hard-fought 19-13 win over No. 20 Hofstra at the Mack Sports Complex. It was the first loss at home this season



Buckeyes have strong showing at Kent State Open
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
It was truly a successful weekend in Kent, Ohio for the Ohio State wrestling team’s underclassmen. Competing at the 2009 KentState Open, 10 Buckeyes





Buckeyes’ Larimore is quite a masterpiece
Toledo Blade – Toledo,OH,USA
“We didn’t know much about Ohio State at that point.” Recently, Larimore the three-sport high school athlete and Larimore the Buckeyes‘ beast in the middle


WSYX Ch. 6 TV Columbus: Buckeye Lineman Drawing Rave Reviews as Sculptor


OSU’s Freeman leads the way at Senior Bowl

Dayton Daily News

January 25, 2009

FormerOhioState linebacker Marcus Freeman’s performance on the playing field always seemed to go unnoticed while playing for the Buckeyes. He quietly went about his business flying under the radar giving way to highly publicized linebacker James Laurinaitis, who received Rock Star status in Columbus.


With dad behind him — and evaluating him — Robiskie aims to please

By Steve Wyche  |
Senior Writer

This is an interesting pocket of time in father-son relationships as it relates to pro — and soon-to-be-pro — football.


Buckeyes sharp in Senior Bowl practice
Dayton Daily News – Dayton,OH,USA
Former Wayne High School and Ohio State linebacker Marcus Freeman received rave reviews from NFL coaches and scouts for his technique, athletic ability and


Players jump at chance to impress
Columbus Dispatch – Columbus,OH,USA
By Ken Gordon That’s what former Ohio State offensive tackle Alex Boone learned last week in Houston. In the days leading up to the East-West Shrine Game,

Senior Bowl Dish: Raji, Robiskie, Ayers impress

MSNBC January 22, 2009 – Brian Robiskie, WR, OhioState: He had an excellent day Tuesday, the best of any receiver.

Lavelli made the best of what life tossed his way
Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2009
The year was 1943, and OhioState underclassman Dante Lavelli was pulling a back-in-the-day “Beanie” by bolting for greener pastures via the draft. In Europe. – Browns hall of famer Dante Lavelli dies at 85
He received a football scholarship to Notre Dame but turned it down when Brown was hired to coach at Ohio State. Lavelli played in just three games for the Buckeyes before serving in World War II. When the War ended, Lavelli got a phone



January 23, 2009 – ESPN’s Prestige Rankings are a numerical method of ranking the best FBS college football programs since the 1936 season. 3. OhioState Buckeyes. Total points: 1,655. Positives: Dripping with football tradition, OhioState has been a fixture in the Prestige Rankings for the past half-century.

Where do Cardinals rank in state’s top 5?
Arizona Daily Star – Tucson,AZ,USA
The 11-0 Sun Devils, leading the 10-1 Ohio State Buckeyes on a Jake Plummer scramble with 1:40 left, were one defensive stop from possibly winning the


OSU’s Wells among 46 collegians granted NFL draft eligibility
Columbus Dispatch
January 20, 2009
Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells, was among 46 players granted special eligibility for the NFL draft April 25-26.  Other notable players leaving school early are Iowa running back Shonn Greene, Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree and Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez.


Washington pleased with his decision
Indianapolis Star – United States
On Thursday, the final day players with eligibility could declare, the cornerback decided to forego his final season at Ohio State.

Men’s Volleyball

Men’s volleyball match vs. No. 4 Stanford
BallState Daily News – Muncie,IN,USA
The Cardinal outhit the Buckeyes .294 to .287 and had 57 kills – four more than Ohio State. Ohio State, the defending Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball


Four match losing streak snapped with sweep of …
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
14 Buckeyes lost the match 3-0. OSU defeated Division III Juniata 3-0 on Sunday. Ohio State men’s volleyball concluded its first home stand on Sunday with a


Men’s Tennis

Men’s tennis to play No. 1 Ohio State
The Daily of the University of Washington – Seattle,WA,USA
1 Ohio State at home Sunday. “The next step for our program is not just going out there and playing with people or playing against them, but it’s really


Ohio State dominates without Bryan Koniecko
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
1 Ohio State men’s tennis team lived up to its ranking as they opened the 2009 dual season against Butler and Xavier, sweeping them both and improving to


Women’s Tennis

Julie Blackmore, Buckeyes take to the court for …
OSU – The Lantern – Columbus,OH,USA
The Buckeyes will look to continue their success playing at the Ohio State Varsity Tennis Center, where they posted an 11-3 record in 2008.


Women’s Swimming

Ohio State vs. Michigan Women – Phoenix,AZ,USA
A one-two finish on platform by Ohio State divers Bell and Kristen Asman pulled the Buckeyes into the lead, 76.5-73.5, after the eighth of 16 events on the


Men’s Gymnastics

Men’s gymnastics dismisses Big Ten rival Ohio State – Sports
Media Credit: Donald Eggert. Illinois’ Paul Ruggeri performs on the rings at the gymnastics meet at Huff Hall on Saturday. Ruggeri won the all-around, helping the Illini defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Daily Illini –