Found June 19, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
With the NBA draft a little over a week away, Jared Sullinger‘s draft stock could be taking a serious hit. The Ohio State big man was evaluated at the draft combine last week by NBA doctors, and they have reportedly red-flagged the back of Sullinger, who previously missed a pair of games in December for back spasms. ESPN’s Chad Ford has more: A number of NBA team doctors have reviewed the information from the NBA and have told their front office staff that Sullinger’s back issues could shorten his NBA career, and some have advised their teams not to draft him in the first round. Last year, Sullinger was a potential top-five pick. This year, he’s dropped a bit, thanks in part to the influx of other talented prospects also in the draft class, but was recently still projected as a lottery pick. But now he could probably see his stock continue to drop. Naturally, those close to Sullinger, including his father and Ohio State coach Thad Matta, have downplayed the concerns about his back. ...

Doctor’s Concerned Over Sullinger’s Back

Doctor’s Concerned Over Sullinger’s BackJared Sullinger is one of the more prominent prospects in this year’s basketball draft. Well, that was before the breaking news that Sullinger’s problems with his back may be more serious than first speculated.  Reportedly, doctors who looked at Sullinger’s back at the NBA combine might be suggesting that back problems could shorten...

Celtics interested in Jared Sullinger?

The Celtics are in dire need of boosting their frontcourt. The news of the doctors having red flagged the forward given his back troubles will surely make some lottery teams have serious doubts about picking the talented player from Ohio State in next week's draft. Apparently, Danny would likely hope to add Sullinger to our roster: Jared Sullinger has been red-flagged by NBA...

Sullinger red flagged by medical staffs; father, agent say he's fine

He's faced questions about his height, his weight and his mobility. Now former Ohio State big man and projected NBA lottery pick Jared Sullinger has a new concern he'll need to dispel for teams looking to draft him.  According to's Chad Ford, Sullinger was red flagged by NBA doctors because of a bad back. "A number of NBA team doctors have reviewed the...

Jared Sullinger draws praise from Danny Ainge

The Boston Celtics have been rumored to have interest in Jared Sullinger, the 6-foot-10 power forward/center who averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last year as a sophomore at Ohio State. Danny Ainge did nothing to dispel the notion that he likes Sullinger Wednesday during an interview with WEEI, gushing when asked about the prospect.“Sullinger’s been a terrific player everywhere...

In court of law, Ohio State defeats ESPN 7-0

While this was not conducted at any type of athletic venue, Ohio State won today in the court of law by defeating ESPN 7-0 in a unanimous decision. Back in July of last year, the so-called “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” also known as ESPN, sued The Ohio State University...

Book Review: Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus

This book came out in March, but it is never too late for a review. Mark Titus’s claim to fame was through his blog, Club Trillion, which was based around his life as a benchwarmer at The Ohio State University. That is only a small part of his story, which is told in its entirety in Don’t Put Me In, Coach. Titus tells the story of his college years, which saw him go from team...

B1G Schedule Breakdown: Ohio State

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Ohio State gives Urban Meyer $4 Million per, $200K more than Tressel

Ohio State released the information specifics on its contract with Urban Meyer today; it involves discussion on specific requirements for reporting violations of NCAA rules. (More on this coming later) It also is now public that Meyer will make $4,000,000 per year guaranteed with other incentives. That’s $200,000 more than what the Buckeyes paid Jim Tressel. The language regarding...

Supreme Court favors Ohio State in ruling

By Marcus Ohio State emerged largely victorious in a lawsuit it faced from ESPN regarding public records requests. In a unanimous decision Tuesday after nearly a year of legal wrangling, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the university had acted correctly in most cases of shielding records the broadcast giant requested last year in the wake of the extra benefits...

Supreme Court Favors OSU In Ruling

Most of the records ESPN argued should be released by Ohio State in relation to last year's NCAA scandal will remain sealed, per a decision Tuesday morning by the Ohio Supreme Court.

Highlights: Elliott 1-on-1

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