John Hicks Raised the Bar High for Ohio State Linemen

One of the great Ohio State players of all time. John Hicks passed away Saturday following an illness and he will be missed by the entire Ohio State community. During his career, the great Buckeye tackle set the bar high for every lineman who followed. Hicks played in an era when freshmen weren’t eligible to […] John Hicks Raised the Bar High for Ohio State Linemen - Scarlet...
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October 31, 2016

Former Ohio State star John Hicks dead at age 65

The Ohio State Buckeyes family has lost a legend. On Sunday, reports surfaced that former star offensive lineman John Hicks has passed away at the age of 65. Hicks’ wife Cindy confirmed the news to the university. Current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer took to Twitter to honor Hicks. RIP to Buckeye legend John Hicks. First round draft pick, Outland/Lombardi award winner...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 30, 2016

Former Ohio State star lineman John Hicks dead at 65

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) College Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman and former Ohio State star John Hicks has died at age 65. The school announced his death Sunday, saying his wife Cindy had told Ohio State. Hicks won both the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Trophy in 1973 as the nation's outstanding lineman. The right tackle finished second in Heisman Trophy voting that season....
Via Associated Press
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State great John Hicks dead at 65

The lineman nearly won the Heisman Trophy in 1973. Per WBNS-10TV in Columbus, former Ohio State lineman John Hicks is dead at the age of 65. Hicks, a two-time All-American and an inductee of both the College Football and Ohio State Hall of Fames, reportedly died from complications from diabetes. In 1973, Hicks won the Outland and Lombardi trophies and finished second behind John...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
October 30, 2016

Minnesota Twins Needlessly Lost John Hicks to Tigers

Minnesota Twins get sloppy on Hicks roster move Two days ago the news broke that catcher John Hicks had been claimed by the Tiger off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The team was attempting to open up a spot on their 40 man roster by outrighting Hicks. It wasn’t immediately known why and there was […] Minnesota Twins Needlessly Lost John Hicks to Tigers - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
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April 26, 2016

Minnesota Twins Waived John Hicks Who Was Picked Up By Tigers

Minnesota Twins waived John Hicks who was picked up by the Tigers John Hicks was one of the Minnesota Twins’ three catchers on their 40 man roster. Yesterday the news broke that Hicks had been quietly placed on outright waivers and was taken by the Tigers #Tigers claim C John Hicks off waivers from #MNTwins. […] Minnesota Twins Waived John Hicks Who Was Picked Up By Tigers -...
Via Puckett's Pond
April 24, 2016

Detroit claims catcher John Hicks off waivers

The Detroit Tigers have claimed catcher John Hicks off waivers. He was put on the waiver wire by the Minnesota Twins. This is according to Mike Beradino. The Twins originally optioned Hicks to Triple-A Rochester on March 26. He hit .304 this spring for the club, but he did not do enough to beat out John Ryan Murphy for the second catcher spot behind Kurt Suzuki. Basically, placing...
Via Today's Knuckleball
April 23, 2016

Mariner catchers gun for the record books

Let’s get right to the point. It’s not often that I use OPS instead of wOBA or wRC+, but sometimes OPS is just easier, like when you’re relying on the Baseball-Reference Play Index. OPS is the inferior statistic, but the correlation is very strong, so, with that out of the way, here are this year’s worst-hitting catchers, by team: Twins, .591 OPS Marlins, .580 Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks

CHICAGO (AP) The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said the team hopes to bring back Zunino to the big league level at some point. He was hitting .174 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs. ''This is a chance to go down for 10-12 days and take a...
Via Associated Press
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Buckeyes named to FWAA 75th anniversary team

Ohio State football is represented by five all-time greats on the Football Writers Association of America 75th Anniversary All-America team.  Running back Archie Griffin, offensive lineman Orlando Pace and defensive back Jack Tatum made the first team while offensive lineman John Hicks is on the second team and linebacker Chris Spielman is a third-teamer.  Only Nebraska managed...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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