Archive for OSU Feature
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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Feb
5

Buckeye Baseball Prepares To Travel, Open – One Door Closes As Another Opens

Raise The Axe!…Nine months removed from their first Big Ten tournament title in a decade, the revamped Ohio State Buckeyes look to fill vital positions lost to graduation and the major league draft. Can new faces and new positions equal last year’s success. Read and see in today’s look at the 2017 baseball Buckeyes.

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Jan
1

Ohio State Decimated By Clemson In Playoffs

Ohio State can’t muster much offense in 31-0 defeat … Barrett rattled by Clemson defense with heavy rush … Tigers hand Meyer first shutout as a coach….The euphoria gone as season comes to a humbling end. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
27

Ohio State Beats Michigan In Game For The Ages

Buckeyes come back to pull out victory in double overtime … Dormant offense comes alive in fourth quarter and extra sessions … Ohio State should be part of College Football Playoffs. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
19

Ohio State Avoids Disaster, Squeaks By Michigan State

Buckeyes’ 17-16 win wasn’t pretty, but they stayed in the playoff race with a 10-1 record … Barrett and passing game leave a lot to be desired … Balance will be a necessity in season-finale against Michigan.

By Doug Harris

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Nov
12

Buckeyes Dominate Terrapins For Second Straight Blowout Win

Barrett looks sharp as Ohio State starts strong and keeps pressure on … Samuel scores three touchdowns as coaches keep him active … Buckeyes building momentum for stretch run. Read about it from Doug Harris in the latest OSU inside feature.

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Nov
6

Buckeyes Shake Doldrums and Dominate Nebraska

Ohio State offense, defense and play-calling all click … Curtis Samuel active early in big win … J.T. Barrett one of country’s top QBs. Read about it from Doug Harris in the latest OSU inside feature.

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Oct
29

Buckeyes’ offensive line woes aren’t solved in win over Northwestern

Take That…The Buckeyes gave as good as they got in hard-fought game with the Wildcats. Ohio State improves to 7-1, but issues up front are obvious … Buckeyes struggle on offense while pulling out 24-20 victory … Barrett would be fine if he had more protection. Read Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
23

Harris: Buckeyes Exposed…Lose At Penn State

Yeah, it slipped through their hands. Offensive line dismal in every phase for Buckeyes … Barrett has no time, and backs have no room to run … Loss can be overcome, but Ohio State will have to win out to make the playoffs. Read about Saturday night’s loss at Penn State from Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
16

Doug Harris: Buckeyes Weren’t Perfect But Pull Out Big Win

After giving up 313 yards in the first half, Ohio State comes alive in second half and overtime … Barrett has gutty performance to lead way for undefeated team … Opponents who have power-rushing attacks give defense problems. Doug Harris writes today’s feature on Press Pros.

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Oct
9

Buckeyes Fall Baseball: All Eyes On New Faces…

The Big Ten champion Buckeyes are playing their fall ‘Scarlet and Gray’ series, looking for early answers to gaping questions for the program made by the major league draft. Celebrate post-season baseball with a good read on local college baseball in today’s inside feature.

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Oct
9

Buckeyes Win Again, But It Wasn’t Pretty

Assistant coach Kerry Coombs (background) was more exciting to watch … Passing game almost non-existent against Indiana … Two-touchdown win stalls momentum for Buckeyes … Closing stretch of schedule suddenly looks a lot more daunting. Read more from Doug Harris in the latest inside feature.

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Oct
1

Buckeyes Improve To 4-0 But Still Have Much To Work On

Ohio State blasts overmatched Rutgers, but offense still needs some fine-tuning … Barrett throws interception but sets record for career TD passes … Are future opponents getting a blueprint for slowing Buckeyes? Read Doug Harris in the latest PPM feature.

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Sep
18

Buckeyes Bag Big Road Win Despite Youth

Just Basic…But the Buckeyes’ defense was more than enough to quiet Oklahoma skeptics. Buckeyes win at Oklahoma to emerge as a playoff contender … Barrett was masterful in leading young offense … Noah Brown pulls off catch of the year late in first half. Impressive, as shared by Doug Harris in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
11

Harris: Buckeyes Still Have Much Work To Do With Tulsa Win

The Played Like ‘Real’ Hurricanes…Ohio State puts away Tulsa but inexperience shows in sluggish first half … Defense comes through with two touchdowns on interceptions … Offense produces just six points in first half. Final assessment from columnist Doug Harris? They’re not man-eaters yet. Read today’s inside feature.

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