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The Sports Bank:
Time to cue up the Allen Iverson “PRACTICE?? We’re talking about practice man.” rant. 3,100 people showed up to watch the Ohio State football team practice indoors today.
Think about it: Ohio State had 3,100 fans show up for a practice that had a change-of-venue within an hour of its start.
Seriously, Central Ohio must be sorely lacking in entertainment/recreational activities.
And remember this spring college football practice, not the fall during actual football season. This is baseball season or Stanley Cup Playoffs season or NBA season or analyzing the NFL Draft season.
Ohio State fans aren’t just nuts, they’re BUCKNUTS! At one point the crowd started chanting and clapping “UrbanMeyer… UrbanMeyer… UrbanMeyer.”
Meyer wanted to bring the students closer to his team, and his team closer to students, and that was achieved with a live field goal drill with hundreds of fans on the field surrounding the action.
I think I need to invest in developing an entertainment complex and cult...
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A hard rain chased everybody indoors, but didn't put a damper on Ohio State students' enthusiasm as more than 3,000 showed up to watch the Buckeyes go through drills Saturday.
The workout was shifted from Ohio Stadium to inside the Woody Hayes football facility. Those with an Ohio State student ID were permitted to sit on the field while the Buckeyes scrimmaged. During placement...
Sophomore forward J.D. Weatherspoon has notified Ohio State that he will seek a transfer and leave the Buckeyes.
Weatherspoon, a high school teammate of NBA-bound former Buckeye Jared Sullinger and Michigan point guard Trey Burke, played in 25 games last season as Ohio State went 31-8, shared the Big Ten regular-season title and made it the Final Four before losing to Kansas, 64...
The 10th spring practice of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State was open to the media as well as students, faculty and staff. Our staff was there to check out the action and filed this report.
Urban Meyer really is playing up the whole “Circle of Trust” thing. On Saturday, the Ohio State football team scrimmaged in front of more than 3,000 fans (their spring game will be played this upcoming weekend), and tested out a new pressure scenario for kicker Drew Basil. The fans surrounded Basil on the field, who [...]
By Jeff Svoboda
COLUMBUS - Drew Basil arrived in the training room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 8:30 a.m., an hour and a half before the bus was supposed to leave for Ohio Stadium for todays student-filled open practice.
That he was there so early was a testament to how excited Basil was to perform in front of as many members of the student body who were...
Ohio State opened its doors so fans and students could have a unique experience Saturday morning at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. More than 3,000 took advantage to watch an OSU practice and mingle with players afterward.
By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Nnemkadi Ogwumike is excited to be staying in California.
The Stanford senior was picked No. 1 in the WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday.
"I'm grateful for the L.A. Sparks for picking me," Ogwumike said. "It means a lot and it's one of the highest accolades I've ever received. I'...
If this doesn’t prepare Basil for clutch kicks, nothing will.H/T Dr. Saturday via @GerdOzone
Via @GerdOzoneI’ve never seen this done before. Over 3000 people attended Ohio State’s practice this weekend and Urban Meyer let them stand around his kicking unit to troll them. Smart move Urban. Urban did similar tactics at Florida when he was the head coach at Florida.
Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has a distinct coaching style, and fortunately for the Buckeyes and their fans, it is one that fits his new players well. Read on to see how Coombs and his CBs are a match made in heaven.
Ohio State sophomore forward J.D. Weatherspoon's intentions to transfer out of the program were confirmed on Monday afternoon. For the full story on Weatherspoon's decision, check inside.
Last season was not a great year to be a wide receiver at Ohio State. This past winter might not have been too pleasant, either, after new head coach Urban Meyer arrived and declared the position to be lacking playmaking ability, but the young Buckeye receivers are working to change his mind this spring.