Ohio State Center Amir Williams Is Gross, Don’t Sit Behind Him In Class, Buckeye Students

Amir Williams, at 6-foot-11, 250 pounds, is a very large human being, so big that he likely blocks the view of everyone who is behind him. If you’re sitting at the rear of the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s starting center, you probably won’t be able to see the professor or what’s on the board.  So, Buckeye students, don’t sit behind Williams in class.  Today, Williams...
Via College Spun
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye basketball picks up big man

America's birthday became happier for Thad Matta on Friday when coveted 2015 center Daniel Giddens gave a verbal commitment to play for Ohio State. Giddens, a four-star prospect from Marietta, Ga., and the No. 64 prospect in the country according to, picked the Buckeyes over Indiana, Arizona, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Kansas, telling Scout national recruiting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State lands Temple transfer Anthony Lee

After an early exit in the NCAA tourney, and seemingly losing players everyday, the Ohio State mens basketball team finally had some good news on Saturday. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report that former Temple forward Anthony Lee will transfer to Ohio State. Lee stands at 6'9 230 pounds and is a graduate transfer so he will be able to play immediately for the Buckeyes...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Ohio State Was Upended By Dayton

Ohio State just never looked in sync against Dayton and their careless approach cost them (via megasportsnews) The opener of the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament turned out to be a tough one for Ohio State fans across the nation; the 11-seed Dayton Flyers upset the 6-seed Buckeyes in a classic that will not be forgotten in the state of Ohio for some time. A number of things went...
Via Grandstand University
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern and Ohio State scuffle; ten straight free throws ensue (VIDEO)

via BTN During Wednesday’s Northwestern-Ohio State tilt in Columbus, Wildcats forward Nikola Cerina and Buckeyes forward Amir Williams got tangled, there were a few tough guy shoves and then a little bit of heck broke loose. After the reigns were snapped, Northwestern and Ohio State combined to shoot ten straight free throws. Ohio State got four for two technicals for Cerina. Northwestern...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2 players ejected from No. 24 OSU vs. Northwestern

Two players were ejected after a scuffle broke out late in No. 24 Ohio State's home game against Northwestern. Big men Amir Williams of the Buckeyes and the Wildcats' Nikola Cerina exchanged shoves during a scrum under the basket with 5:24 left and Ohio State leading 66-50. Officials quickly stepped in, but not before the Buckeyes' LaQuinton Ross also traded shoves...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State hangs on for tough 59-58 win at Wisconsin

The No. 24 Ohio State basketball team earned a much-needed win on the road on Saturday afternoon, knocking off No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58. The Buckeyes, who came into the game having lost five of their previous six, survived with the narrow win after Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker missed a three-pointer from the top of the arc as time expired. Traevon Jackson, the son of Ohio State great...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

OSU commit D’Angelo Russell to play in McDonald’s All-American Game

2014 guard D’Angelo Russell will be playing his college ball next season at The Ohio State University under head coach Thad Matta. He has plans he would like to accomplish before first stepping foot down in Columbus. Russell was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago on April 2. Russell, returning from a torn meniscus in his knee, is looking to show...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Buckeyes named McDonald's All-Americans

The 2014 McDonald's All-America teams were unveiled Wednesday night with Ohio State able to boast of representatives on the boys' and girls' squads. D'Angelo Russell, a shooting guard from Louisville playing at Montverde (Fla.) Academy this season, was selected on the boys' side with point guard Kelsey Mitchell of Cincinnati Princeton picked for the girls'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Newbill's late OT jumper lifts PSU over No. 24 OSU

D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 victory over No. 24 Ohio State and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes. Newbill, who led the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) with 25 points, hit a 3 that forced overtime. Brandon Taylor added 19 points and Graham Woodward had 11 as Penn State ended Ohio...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Newbill's late OT jumper lifts PSU over No. 24 OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 victory over No. 24 Ohio State and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes. Newbill, who led the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) with 25 points, hit a 3 that forced overtime. Brandon Taylor added 19 points and Graham Woodward had 11 as...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Recruiting: Myles Turner

In this fast-paced world of college recruiting, every player comes to their college decision in their own time.  It gives them the chance to commit and de-commit as they please, most times ensuring the best choice for the player.  While most have already committed to a school, Myles Turner is thinking long and hard about which school will gain his services. Turner, a 6-foot-11...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers' Eliason quickly proves faith in naming him captain

MINNEAPOLIS -- Elliott Eliason was genuinely shocked when Gophers head coach Richard Pitino named him a team captain before to Minnesota's win over Ohio State on Thursday. His disbelief isn't surprising, given his unassuming and sometimes self-deprecating nature. Pitino talked earlier this year about Eliason's confidence -- or lack thereof -- in himself. So despite turning...
Via Fox Sports North
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers 63, Ohio State 53

I had really hoped the Gophers would manage to snag one win out of this brutal four game stretch, and here it is - so now I hope they can get two.  Sure, this win loses a little bit of luster since it was Ohio State's third straight loss, but they're going to be fine and this will still end up as a big time signature win at the end of the year.Once again, 10 things I liked...
Via Down with Goldy
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Opposition Opinion: A Q&A with Buckeye Banter

Matt Barker of Buckeye Banter graciously agreed to answer a few questions about the Ohio State Buckeyes, the first top 10 team to come to The Barn since Indiana last season. We answered some questions too, and we'll put a link here when they are available. FTB: We all know that Ohio State has one of the best defenses in the country. What makes them so good? Please mention something...
Via From The Barn
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Gophers vs. Ohio State

The Buckeyes are reeling, having lost two straight - on the road at Michigan State and at home to Iowa.  With some coaches/teams you might say that this is a great time to play them, when they might not be sure what's going on with them and perhaps their confidence is shot.  But this is Ohio State and Thad Matta, a team that's 15-2 and has won at least 29 games each of...
Via Down with Goldy
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' mistakes down stretch end in 84-74 loss

Ohio State started the week with 15 consecutive wins and ended it with consecutive losses. Now the third-ranked Buckeyes think it might be time to circle the wagons. LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points, Amir Williams had 11 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. 10 but the Buckeyes watched No. 20 Iowa make all the big plays down the stretch of an 84-74 victory Sunday. The loss followed the Buckeyes...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

One loss….And I am officially sold

  Last night was an eye opening evening in my favorite sport. As I laid in my bed with a wicked sore throat, I had a few moments of clarity as conference play began all over the country. Iowa State, which is one of the five remaining unbeaten teams, is to me the clear front runner in the Big 12, a league that has been won by Kansas nine consecutive years. The SEC is easily the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope You Didn’t Change The Channel: Buckeyes & Spartans See Overtime

Craft diving after a loose ball in 2013. For the first 33 minutes of the game, Michigan State, outmuscled, outhustled and outworked the Ohio State Buckeyes. Sparty was up 17 with 7 minutes left and then the Buckeyes thawed out. The Buckeyes put together another valiant rally but came up short in overtime 72-68. Ohio State put together a 20-3 run in the last seven minutes to send...
Via Buckeye Empire
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

O-verrated? The different yet familiar Bucks stay unblemished

The Ohio State basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the nation, and some are wondering why. It’s a fair argument. Much of their early season slate has been less than spectacular in terms of difficulty. Their leading scorer averages less than 14 points per game. Last night didn’t alleviate very much of that head-scratching with a hard-fought 76-64 victory at The Schott where the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ohio St. forward Amir Williams almost says “dick” on live TV

Amir Williams put up a 12-9-6 in Ohio State’s complete destruction of low-low-major Bryant Wednesday night. After the game, former Buckeyes legend Jim Jackson, now with Big Ten Network conducted a quick post game interview of Amir Williams on the Value City Arena court. When asked why he is playing so well as of late (specifically his progression over the last four games) Amir...
Via The Sports Bank
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryant can't keep up with No. 3 Buckeyes, 86-48

Bryant coach Tim O'Shea used to coach at Ohio University, about 80 miles from the state's dominating presence, Ohio State. From that neighborly acquaintance with Buckeye mania, he knew what his team was in for when it went up against the country's third-ranked team. ''For our level, we're a good team,'' O'Shea said. ''We'll contend...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Five cagers score in double figures as Buckeyes shoot down Ospreys, 99-64

Five Buckeyes scored in double figures led by junior center Amir Williams’ 18 points as No. 7/6 Ohio State easily defeated North Florida, 99-64, at Value City Arena in Columbus […]
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-prized recruits live up to billing as Buckeyes top American U.

Amir Williams and Shannon Scott were McDonald's All-Americans in high school. For most of their Ohio State career, however, they have been merely side orders. Just in time, they're stepping into the spotlight for the eighth-ranked Buckeyes. Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Scott added 13 and matched a personal best with nine rebounds to lead Ohio State to a 63...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU Overcomes Second Straight Sloppy Start

Behind a career-high 16 points from center Amir Williams, No. 8 Ohio State managed to beat American University by a score of 63-52 on Wednesday. Shooting struggles, however, remain an issue for the Buckeyes, who had trouble putting the ball in the basket for the second consecutive game.
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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