Found March 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
By Marcus Ohio State's matchup with Cincinnati in the East Regional semifinals Thursday night represents not only a chance for the Buckeyes to advance to the Elite Eight but also extract revenge some five decades in the making. The Bearcats, the No. 6 seed, own a 2-0 all-time record against the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes in NCAA Tournament play, but the state of Ohio's two major conference teams have not played in such a setting since 1962. Both of the previous meetings resulted in Cincinnati knocking off favored Ohio State teams to bring home the national championship. The first came in 1961 when the Bearcats used a dynamic defensive game plan to battle the top-ranked Buckeyes to a 61-all tie in regulation before knocking off the defending champions in overtime by a final of 70-65. Jerry Lucas, Ohio State's All-America center and the national player of the year, scored 27 points, but only guard Larry Siegfried joined him in double figures with 14...

Ohio State Buckeyes Are Favorites to Emerge From Boston With Chance to Play in Final Four

The NCAA tournament field of 68 is down to the Sweet 16, with play set to resume on Thursday night in Boston and Phoenix and on Friday night in Atlanta and St. Louis. Of the four East Region teams set to play Thursday night at TD Garden, the second-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes are the 11-10 favorites at Bovada to land in the Final Four. OSU is the only No. 2 seed favored to win its...

And here’s Urban Meyer’s new $1.45 million home in Columbus

There it is boy and girls. That’s where Urban Meyer will spend maybe one or two hours a day while he’s the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.For the details about bedrooms, bathrooms, and everything else one would want to know while watching HGTV, we turn to The Columbus Dispatch.The home features seven bedrooms, four full baths and four half baths on nearly 2 acres overlooking...

Florida up next for top-seeded Baylor women

The Florida women were a motivated bunch when they faced Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament, feeling overlooked against the Buckeyes. After winning that game, the Gators will face perhaps the nation's most formidable team in round two Tuesday night. Florida (20-12) meets top-seeded Baylor (35-0) in the Des Moines Regional. Center Azania Stewart has the difficult...

OSU Hopes To Get Past Sweet Barrier

The Ohio State basketball has been to the last three Sweet 16s, an accomplishment only the Buckeyes and Kentucky have accomplished. Thad Matta has made progress with the program, but tonight's game against Cincinnati isn't about progress. It's about overcoming the recent past and advancing deeper in the NCAA Tournament.

Talking Ohio State with Chris from Eleven Warriors

With the Cincinnati-Ohio State sweet 16 showdown lingering later on today, I thought it would be a good idea to talk to someone very familiar with the Buckeyes. What a novel idea. I know. I'm a leader of blogs for a reason. Original ideas no one else ever thought of. Anyway, that brings us to the great Ohio State blog Eleven Warriors. I did a Q&A over there that will be up...

Ohio is better than your state

At least when it comes to getting teams into the Sweet 16 this year.  Ohio State, Ohio, Xavier and Cincinnati all advanced to the Sweet 16 over the weekend, making them the only state with more than two teams in the Sweet 16 this year and the only state to have four teams in the Sweet 16 ever.  Kentucky was close to having three teams but only got Kentucky and Louisville after...

Ohio Teams in NCAA Tournament Giving Buckeye State a Special Taste of March Madness

This year's NCAA Tournament has had its share of close games, big upsets, and instant classics, but perhaps no state is enjoying the madness more than Ohio. The Buckeye State has four teams in the Big Dance this year, and all have made it to the Sweet Sixteen: Ohio State, Ohio, Xavier and Cincinnati. The people of Ohio won't have to do much choosing among the four since they...

Leadership Development: Winners Manual

We all know how things ended at Ohio State for Coach Tressel.  In the end, the iconic coach was found guilty of not following through on his own message of trust, accountability, and honor.  And while we can all make our own judgements about Coach Tressel as a coach and as a man, I suggest that we not be too quick to “throw the baby out with the bathwater.” The truth is, that...

OSU-UC Makes For Historic Matchup

Ohio State and Cincinnati face each other Thursday night in a renewal of acquaintances 50 years in the making, The last two times the teams met in the postseason, the Bearcats came out on top in upsets that cost the top-ranked team in the land a claim to the national title. We take a look at both.

NCAA Tournament Day 7 Features Michigan State, Syracuse, Ohio State In Sweet 16 Showdowns

While the NCAA tournament has been crazy so far, the best is yet to come, as Thursday kicks off the first set of Sweet 16 matchups. A pair of number one seeds will try and avoid the upset bug, and several other big name programs try and punch their ticket to the Elite Eight. Here are the games to look out for on Thursday, March 22. Be sure to check out our in-depth Associated Press...

The Replacements: Linebacker

With Ohio State spring practice ready to begin next week, positions will be up for grabs -- especially those with a hole left by a departed senior. That's the case at one of the starting linebacker spots after Andrew Sweat finished second on the team in tackles in 2011. Ryan Shazier leads the cast vying to step in.
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