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Mar
16

Hoard On OSU: Bucks Come Home 8-8 And Baggage In Tow

Ohio State comes home for the Big Ten schedule with both questions and answers…and the reality that they can play with the mighty and handle the pack.

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Mar
12

Hoard On OSU: Bucks Manage One Against No. 24 FGCU

After coughing one up on Friday, and a Saturday spanking, the Buckeyes regrouped to play with ‘resolve’, winning the final game in their weekend series with Florida Gulf Coast.

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Mar
11

OSU: Bullpen, Errors Sink Buckeyes Against 24th Ranked FGCU

The Buckeyes’ failure to “put it away” in the bottom of the ninth cost them a sparkling win…with an agonizing loss…to 24th-ranked Florida Gulf Coast in their weekend opener.

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Mar
5

Hoard On OSU: A Turning Point? Buckeyes Take The Campbell Series…

Tre’ Gantt and the Buckeyes put their game together to salvage the swing game in their series with Campbell….JUCOs make a big contribution…Pavlopoulus returns to the pen to anchor the win. Read Greg Hoard’s latest post on Buckeye baseball.

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Mar
5

Hoard On OSU: A Turning Point? Buckeyes Take The Campbell Series

Tre’ Gantt and the Buckeyes put their game together to salvage the swing game in their series with Campbell….JUCOs make a big contribution…Pavlopoulus returns to the pen to anchor the win. Read Greg Hoard’s latest post on Buckeye baseball.

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Mar
4

Hoard On OSU: Post And Power Surge Drops Campbell

The Buckeyes show some “gumption” after Friday’s disappointing loss, evening their series with Campbell with a 7-1 win. Read Greg Hoard in the latest update.

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Mar
4

Hoard: No Soup For Buckeyes At Campbell

A lot of base runners, but no hits to drive them in. A cold night in Carolina turned the Buckeyes’ bats absolutely frigid in opening loss to Campbell. Read Greg Hoard in the latest Buckeye update.

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Feb
19

Hoard On OSU: Weaknesses Exposed, Buckeyes Settle For Split In ‘Classic’

The Florida Sunshine Classic wasn’t all clear skies and balmy breezes for the Buckeyes. Ohio State left here Sunday afternoon forced to settle with a split in the four-game event and the full realization that much needs to be done.

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Feb
19

Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Soar, Then Go ‘Thud’

There were five home runs, two by Zach Ratcliff; and three grand slams, one each by Brady Cherry and Noah McGowan… It was literally a career day for Ratcliff. The redshirt senior had a career high in hits (four), runs scored (four), home runs (two) and RBI (six). Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
17

Hoard on OSU: Buckeyes Open With A Solid Win Over K-State

The Buckeyes turned six hits into six runs, scoring three in the third and three in the fourth, and took it to the house on the strength of a premium pitching performance by Adam Niemeyer. The Buckeyes open the season hitting on all cylinders. Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
16

Hoard on OSU: Time To Go, It Starts With K-State

Recruiting, fall practice, and anticipation is over. The Buckeyes open this weekend in Florida with purpose…to see if talent, plus chemistry, can equal early wins.

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Feb
14

Hoard On OSU: In 2017, Washington Plays Pivotal Role

The yellow fingernail polish stays on the shelf. It’s bright, bright like a screaming caution light. It was one means of communicating with his pitchers and the middle infielders. Now, ‘shortstop’ Jalen Washington focuses on new ways to communicating his value to a program that will depend on his leadership.

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Feb
12

Hoard On OSU Baseball: The Wait Ends, The Proof Begins

The at-large view is that they’ll finish somewhere in the middle of the pack. But what you can’t know about Ohio State, or any college baseball team, is how someone responds when the opportunity is at hand…like last year. Read more on the Buckeyes’ opening week from Greg Hoard.

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Jan
2

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

The true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week. That’s the way it is and will always be. With the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait!

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Jan
1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week…with the Bengals’ win in Sunday’s finale, we’re in an all-too-familiar position. Once again…we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest inside feature.

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Dec
25

Happy Holiday: Hoard…The Bengals Need a Man Like Their Founder

It came down to a fourth-and-four with a 1:25 left against the leagues best defense minus J.J. Watt. They got that and more, setting up a 43-yard field goal attempt by Randy Bullock. He missed it, wide right! Coal in your stocking (again) from the Bengals…on Christmas Day!

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Dec
18

Hoard: Same Old, Same Old; Steelers Drop The Bengals…Again

The Bengals are done, playoff-wise, but the questions remain as to how they’ll finish the season…ones management must consider quite seriously. And will anybody be watching? Will anybody care?

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Dec
16

Hoard: In Homage to Maris, Baseball’s Tragic Hero

Roger Maris once said about his historic home run achievement: “Do you know what I have for 61 home runs? Nothing. Exactly nothing.” It describes the irony of recognition that he never enjoyed as one of baseball’s best players.

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Dec
13

Hoard: Bengals Down Browns; Still Dreaming Playoffs

Ever wonder why Hue Jackson left to coach the Browns? Perhaps in his two tours of duty he never found the answer to the Bengals’ most vital deficiency. Why can’t they play good football when it really counts? Read more on Sunday’s win over the Browns in today’s inside feature from Greg Hoard.

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Dec
11

Hoard: Bengals Down Browns; Still Dreaming Playoffs

Ever wonder why Hue Jackson left to coach the Browns? Perhaps in his two tours of duty he never found the answer to the Bengals’ most vital deficiency. Why can’t they play good football when it really counts? Read more on Sunday’s win over the Browns in today’s inside feature from Greg Hoard.

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