🔊 Season 3 | Episode 1: Buckeyes at the 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics and Name, Image and Likeness
To kick off Season 3 of the Gene Smith Podcast, the Ohio State Senior VP and AD welcomes Buckeye men’s swimmer Hunter Armstrong who recently gained a spot on the 2020 U.S. Olympic team set to compete in July in Tokyo. The group also discusses the Name, Image and Likeness rulings and Ohio State’s The Platfom initiative to assist student-athletes.
🔗 Buckeyes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 6: Capping the 2020-21 athletics season and discussion with women’s volleyball team
In the latest episode Gene wraps up the 2020-21 athletics campaign and welcomes the women’s volleyball team who capped a successful first season under new head coach Jen Flynn Oldenburg
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 5: Buckeye Club Modernization and Football Ticket Announcement and more
In the latest episode Gene welcomes Assoc. AD for Annual Giving & the Buckeye Club Jordan Birkemeier, to discuss changes to the ticketing structure for upcoming football seasons.
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 4: Sports return to competition, staying vigilant with protocols, virtual events and more
Ohio State VP/AD talks about numerous fall and winter sports returning to competition, converting athletics venues into COVID-19 vaccination centers and introducing virtual sporting events.
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 3: Return from the CFP, the 2020 football season, NIL, transfers and more
We visit with Gene upon his return from the 2021 College Football National Championship game and discuss the journey that was 2020 for the Buckeye football team. We also dive into recent Name, Image and Likeness, transfers and postseason tournament developments.
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 2: Reaching the CFP, Flexible Scheduling and Return to Competition
In the latest episode, Smith expounds on football team reaching college football playoff, an ever-flexible athletics landscape and the return to competition for Olympic sports.
🔊 Season 2 | Episode 1 : Navigating Athletics Competition during COVID-19
In the latest episode, Smith discusses the current state of OSU Athletics in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s impact on the college football landscape, and the department has dealt with the challenges it has faced.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 9: Department Operations during COVID-19
In the latest episode, Smith discusses how Ohio State Athletics has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic to this point, the national discussions he’s had pertaining to this crisis, and what life has looked like for him and his family while staying at home.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 8: Buckeyes and Beyond — International Competition
Gene speaks with Kathrin Demler (Women’s Swimming) and Myles Martin (wrestling) about their preparation to represent Ohio State in international competition.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 7: Business Partnerships, Budgeting and Scheduling
Diana Sabau, deputy director of athletics, joins Gene to offer an inside look at the business operations side of the department as well as discuss the football scheduling process.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 6: Day’s Transition and Preparation
In the latest episode, Smith begins a series that highlights the excellent work of staff members at OSU by talking with Head Football Coach, Ryan Day, about the transition to his new role and how he prepared for this opportunity throughout his career.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 5: Leadership and Life Skills
Smith discusses the programs OSU has developed to help prepare student-athletes for life outside of the competitive arena with Director of Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute, Maddy McIntyre and former Buckeye Men’s Ice Hockey student-athlete, Christian Lampasso.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 4: Name, Image and Likeness
Crossover season between the fall and winter sports has arrived. In this episode, Smith discusses student-athlete name, image and likeness regulation.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 3: The Ohio State Athletics District
Smith discusses the Ohio State Athletics District, facility upgrades and expansion. He is joined by Izzy Rodriguez of the Buckeye women’s soccer team and Kollin Moore of OSU wrestling to speak about the impact of facility upgrades and expansions.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 2: Student-Athlete Mental Health
Smith discusses student-athletes and expanded emphasis on their mental health and well-being.
🔊 Season 1 | Episode 1: The Gene Smith Podcast Introduction