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Apr
20

Bruce Hooley: Bubba Watson And Life’s Richest Blessing

Bubba Watson thrills the PGA Tour because he’s seen as an everyman, a guy who grew up on a public course, never took a lesson in his life, hits it a mile and then, as Jack Nicklaus once famously said of himself, finds it, knocks it on the green and then knocks it in the hole.

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Apr
4

Bruce Hooley: Doing It The “Browns” Way

If the Browns passing over the Pro Day workouts of prospects like Jadeveon Clowney puzzles you, consider the days when they did show up for Gerard Warren, Tim Couch and Brady Quinn. Nobody does it better, eh?

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Mar
25

Hooley: The Next Chapter For OSU Basketball…?

First came the painful loss to Dayton in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, then the departures of two players with remaining eligibility for the pro ranks and finally the decision by Ohio Mr. Basketball Luke Kennard of Franklin High School to attend Duke in the fall of 2015. What next?

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Mar
21

OSU vs. UD: Good Craft…Bad Craft

The arc of Ohio State’s once-promising season intersected with the last fleeting seconds of Aaron Craft’s career Thursday in an ugly epitaph for both.

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Mar
13

Hooley: Which Buckeyes Do We See In The Tourney?

The tale of the tape on the Buckeyes? Their maddening offensive inconsistencies are always lurking to trump their defensive excellence.

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Jan
24

Hooley: A Win, Finally, But Hardly A Fix…

They broke the five-game losing streak Thursday, but Thad Matta is the first to admit that the Buckeyes are anything but repaired…yet!

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Jan
23

Hooley: Apparently, The Browns Are Billions-Proof…!

Jim Haslam came on like gangbusters and with truckfuls of money. But the firing of Rob Chudzinski, and the halting, ponderous search for his replacement has sucked every last breath out of all but the most ardent optimists.

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Jan
9

Hooley: The Argument For Braxton Miller (One Way Or Another)

What he lacks to make scouts salivate, he’s unlikely to add to his game as the Buckeyes’ quarterback next year. Braxton Miller pretty much is what he is, particularly given the set of blueprints with which he works.

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Dec
13

Hooley: The “Youngstown Boys”

Maurice Clarett has made great strides in recognizing his own culpability for what happened at OSU. But not enough of it does amid the stereotypical, hackneyed portrayal of him by ESPN as some undeserving victim.

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Dec
6

Hooley: Is It “UnAmerican” If The SEC Is Left Out?

What Urban Meyer said once as coach at Florida could come back to haunt him now as coach of the Buckeyes. Or could it?

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