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Ohio State Football: Buckeyes’ greatest positional needs ahead of 2018 recruiting cycle

Since Urban Meyer’s fateful arrival in Columbus nearly six years ago, the Ohio State Buckeyes have become one of the nation’s top recruiting powerhouses. Since 2011, according to 247sports’ team composite rankings, Meyer’s recruiting classes have finished outside the top five only once. Now, after hauling in what looks to be the Buckeye’s best recruiting class ever in 2017...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 12 Ohio State hockey shut out by Michigan, 1-0

The Buckeyes were shut out for the first time this season despite dominating the game otherwise. If you were Ohio State hockey’s coach and were given the option of outshooting your opponent by 19, having your goalie have a .957 save percentage and have the other team limited to one powerplay, you’d take it every day of the week. Coach Steve Rohlik took that option last night...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
8 hours ago

Mitchell helps Ohio State win share of Big Ten title

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 21 points to help No. 12 Ohio State win its first Big Ten title since 2010 with a 73-45 victory over Rutgers on Sunday. The Buckeyes (25-5, 15-1 Big Ten) finished in a tie with Maryland atop the conference, but earned the top seed in the tournament next week by beating Maryland last Monday. It's Ohio State's first conference regular...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State-Rutgers 2017 final score: Women’s basketball clinches share of Big Ten championship with 73-45 win

The Buckeyes claimed their 15th conference title with a big win over the Scarlet Knights The Ohio State women’s basketball team clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season title on Sunday afternoon with a 73-45 win over Rutgers in Piscataway. The Buckeyes, currently ranked No. 12 in the country, finished the conference slate with a 15-1 record, tying Maryland atop the standings...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
8 hours ago

Ohio State and Alabama are easily the top playoff contenders

Surprise! The data suggests that teams have to recruit at a certain baseline to contend for the national title. The blue chip ratio puts that at about 50% -- that is, at least 50% of a team’s roster has to be blue chip talent. Every year, only 10-15 teams have a blue chip ratio over 50%. So despite 128 teams, the champion will likely come from a pretty short list every year....
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
12 hours ago

Ohio State-Utah 2017 final score: Utes best Buckeye baseball 6-4

Despite a comeback effort, Ohio State baseball dropped a close one. Ohio State baseball could have given up on Saturday night against Utah. After getting blasted 12-0 by the Utes on Thursday, the Buckeyes found themselves in a deep hole once again on Saturday night at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge in Surprise, Arizona. Though they didn’t ultimately pull off the comeback, falling...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 day ago

Ohio State 2018 Class: Flood of In-State Recruits Committing Soon?

Is the 2018 Ohio State recruiting class ready to take off? There are only three players committed to the 2018 Ohio State recruiting class at the moment and none of them are home-grown. Will the influx of Ohio recruits joining the class begin March 1st? Westerville South’s Jaelen Gill is set to announce where he […] Ohio State 2018 Class: Flood of In-State Recruits Committing...
Via Scarlet and Game
1 day ago

Scouting Report: FS Malik Hooker, Ohio State

Today we take a look at an elite playmaker in the secondary and one of the top players in the 2017 Draft: FS Malik Hooker. Sometimes, when going through film on prospects, you come across a player that is so impressive that he demands your attention. A player so dominant or so athletic that they distract you from the player you were originally trying to scout. Malik Hooker out of...
Via The Falcoholic
1 day ago

Will Curtis Samuel Be Drafted on NFL Profile or Performance?

As the NFL Combine approaches, one of the more interesting stories concerning the Ohio State players entering the draft is Curtis Samuel’s. If a team only looks at his performance during the 2016 season, Samuel would be a first round draft pick. If they put weight in his draft profile, the team would probably choose […] Will Curtis Samuel Be Drafted on NFL Profile or Performance...
Via Scarlet and Game
2 days ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Safety Malik Hooker

Here is a look at the strengths, weaknesses, and an overall 2017 NFL Draft day prediction for safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State. Malik Hooker may be the best safety in the 2017 NFL Draft.  Hooker was a two-sport star in high school and could’ve played basketball in college.  He was made all-state in only […] 2017 NFL Draft Profile: Safety Malik Hooker - The Jet Press ...
Via The Jet Press
2 days ago

Ohio State Band Member Nails 55-Yard Field Goal to Earn Football Tryout

After an Ohio State marching band practice inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in December, trumpet player Austin Brizee bet his friends that he could make a field goal for a free meal at Chipotle. This was no chip shot; it was from 55 yards out. Of course, no one expected a band member to hit a field goal from such a distance, but Brizee did just that.   One of his friends recorded...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This The Same Ohio State Team That Played Wisconsin Earlier In The Season?

Ohio State  upsets Wisconsin. Watching this game, many people would not think this was the same Ohio State team that lost to Wisconsin earlier in the season by a gnarly 23 points. The Buckeyes were on a 3 game losing streak but ended it with a HUGE win over No. 16 Badgers.         […] Is This The Same Ohio State Team That Played Wisconsin Earlier In The Season? - Scarlet...
Via Scarlet and Game
3 days ago

Jackson scores 18 as Ohio State beats No. 16 Wisconsin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin 83-73 on Thursday night. JaQuan Lyle had 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten), who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat a ranked team for the first time in nearly a year. Bronson Koenig...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Koenig ties career high in Badgers' loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin 83-73 on Thursday night. JaQuan Lyle had 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten), who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat a ranked team for the first time in nearly a year. Bronson Koenig had...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ohio State Football Real Life Wednesdays

Success on the field and in the classroom is always there at Ohio State. But that's not enough. We give our student-athletes the tools they need to be successful when the cheering stops.
Via Ohio State Buckeyes Athletics
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Recruiting Round-Up: Josh Myers

Ohio State offensive lineman Josh Myers. Moving forward with our Ohio State Recruiting Round-Up series, we will look into an Ohio son that has enrolled early. Josh Myers is widely regarded as the second most impressive lineman in this year’s Buckeye recruiting class. Playing time on the offensive line will be at a premium considering […] Ohio State Recruiting Round-Up: Josh Myers...
Via Scarlet and Game
4 days ago

Five to Consider When Replacing Thad Matta as Ohio State’s Head Coach

Will one of these guys replace Thad Matta as Ohio State’s head coach? It’s understandable why some will say coach Thad Matta has earned the right to fix the Ohio State mens basketball program and get it back to national prominence. They make a valid argument with what coach Matta has done for the Buckeyes. […] Five to Consider When Replacing Thad Matta as Ohio State’s Head...
Via Scarlet and Game
4 days ago

No. 12 Ohio State uses hot start to upset No. 2 Maryland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night. Ohio State (24-5, 14-1 Big Ten) scored 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14 for 18 shooting, led by nine at the half and held on as Maryland rallied in second half. The Terps were down by two at the start of the fourth quarter...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska rallies to beat sloppy Ohio State 58-57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Tai Webster scored 17 points and Nebraska rallied in the last minute to edge Ohio State 58-57 on Saturday. The Huskers chipped away in the second half, and Glynn Watson Jr. tied the score at 57 with a layup with 12 seconds left, then went to the line to convert a free-throw for the one-point lead. A desperation shot just before the buzzer by Ohio State's Jae...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardale Jones back at Ohio State to finish his degree

The man who once infamously tweeted about the pointlessness of classes while on a football scholarship is back at school to finish up some of those classes.Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was on campus Wednesday, and he told Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch he was in town for a very specific reason.“I’m here finishing up school,” Jones said. “I’ve got two classes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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