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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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Dec
4

Hoard: Bengals Back on Track, But It’s a Short Track

But the greater question, the more pressing question is…how does a team play so modestly for over a month, and then come out and play as well as they did on Sunday. Welcome back on board the Bengals’ bandwagon.

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Nov
28

Hoard: Bengals Undone By ‘The Golden Toe'; Time To Kick Lewis To The Curb

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has had his run. He rescued this team from police blotters and show dogs on the sidelines, from the days when the Bengals players got more ink for illegal activity than they did on the sports wires. But now…..!

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Nov
26

Hoard: ‘I Think Mrs. Brady Likes You.’

Good days, and good memories of being there in Tommy Lasorda’s office…and the people you met, like “Mrs. Brady”, in the name of the Dodgers.

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Nov
15

Hoard: The Bengals? It’s Time For Someone To Blow-Up

Going Nowhere….The Bengals lose again, and the business model is to never show a crack in the armor. But when the armor is obviously disassembling wouldn’t it be refreshing for a respected someone (while they have one) to speak up…as if they cared? Greg Hoard writes in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
15

Hoard: The Bengals? It’s Time For Someone To Blow-Up

Going Nowhere….The Bengals lose again, and the business model is to never show a crack in the armor. But when the armor is obviously disassembling wouldn’t it be refreshing for a respected someone (while they have one) to speak up…as if they cared? Greg Hoard writes in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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