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Jan
16

Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Surprising Road Upset

Twenty-four points off the bench, a career-high in scoring from E.J. Liddell and more timely three-pointers from Justin Ahrens lifted Ohio State to its third straight victory, and second win in eight days over a Top 15 opponent. Bruce Hooley writes it for Press Pros.

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Jan
16

Buckeyes’ Depth Delivers Another Road Upset

Twenty-four points off the bench, a career-high in scoring from E.J. Liddell and more timely three-pointers from Justin Ahrens lifted Ohio State to its third straight victory, and second win in eight days over a Top 15 opponent. Bruce Hooley writes it for Press Pros.

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Jan
14

Ahrens’ Three-Pointer Spares OSU A Colossal Collapse

Flushed…Kyle Young got his usual double figures with emphasis (below) in Wednesday’s win against Northwestern. But Ohio State escaped trouble when Versailles product Justin Ahrens delivered a welcome three-pointerin the nick of time. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
9

Bucks’ Balance Overcomes Injury Woes, No. 15 Rutgers

A sustained rally spanning the late first half and early second half gave Ohio State enough separation to withstand a shrinking point-guard supply…and some late adventures. Bruce Hooley shares the details of the Buckeyes’ latest basketball win.

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Jan
3

Buckeyes Search For Answers In Lopsided Loss to Minnesota

Ohio State struggles to integrate new players with holdover talent to form a consistent product game-to-game. The Buckeyes (and Kyle Young, below) fell Sunday to #21-ranked Minnesota, 77-60. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
30

Nebraska Can’t Keep Pace With Red-Hot Ahrens, Buckeyes

Justin Ahrens game-high 18 points highlights a victory Ohio State needed after letting a win slip away Saturday at Northwestern.

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Dec
26

Abysmal Shot Selection Late Dooms OSU In One-Point Defeat

Leading by seven points most of the last 10 minutes, and by five with 3:29 to play, Ohio State came unhinged down the stretch and handed what should have been an easy victory to Northwestern on Saturday. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
23

Bucks’ Comeback Powers Provide Another Rescue

The offense came alive in the second half and the defense clamped down. The Buckeyes wiped out a 16-point lead to beat 11th-ranked Rutgers. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
19

OSU’s Freshman Prove Capable Despite Lack of Hype

Freshmen Zed Key and Eugene Brown didn’t inspire the optimism of Chris Holtmann’s previous headline recruits, but they came up big for the No. 20 Buckeyes in a 77-70 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

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Dec
17

Lineup Changes Throw A Wrench Into OSU’s Plans

The penalty for coming apart down the stretch is a loss that could have been a highly-prized road win over a team likely to finish near Ohio State in the same group seeking NCAA Tournament recognition a tier below the Big Ten’s best.

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Dec
15

Mr. Spielman Returns to Detroit For Such A Time As This

There’s a difference between being drafted and being selected, between being ready and being equipped. That’s the distinction between Chris Spielman’s arrival in Detroit as a rookie linebacker in 1988 and his arrival as a newly-hired team executive. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
8

Ahrens Keeps OSU Close Until Liddell’s Late Rescue

An impressive road win in front of a limited crowd at Notre Dame won’t give Ohio State a perfect dress rehearsal for the challenges of the Big Ten, but it will still look good on the Buckeyes’ resume come Tournament time. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
3

It Was A Squib Kick, And Nothing More, No Matter What They Tell You

Equality must mean something different than it used to, given the fawning esteem lavished on a Vanderbilt women’s soccer player’s modest kickoff.

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Nov
29

OSU’s Survival Of UMass-Lowell More Than Expected

It was no Sunday afternoon pick-up game…UMass-Lowell led by as much as five points during the second half before Duane Washington, Jr.’s 21 points (below) spurred the Buckeyes to an eventual 74-64 win. Bruce Hooley writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
23

Coldwater Finds A Way In The Last Second Of Title Thriller

In the middle, and in the books…Brady Klingshirn’s 26-yard field goal split the uprights with no time remaining to give Coldwater a 38-35 win over New Middletown Springfield in the Division VI title game – the Cavaliers’ seventh title in school history. Bruce Hooley writes the game for today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
21

Kirtland Sprints To Third Straight Div. V Title

A rematch of the 2019 Division V state championship proved more of a mismatch, with Kirtland flexing its dominance over the past decade in an 38-0 takedown of Ironton. Bruce Hooley writes the latest Press Pros update from the state tournament.

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Nov
19

New Bremen’s Title Quest Puts Muscle In An Old Adage

They’ve interrupted the plans of more than one traditional football power (Marion Local, below) on their way to tomorrow’s OHSAA Division VII title game. But how have they done it, and can New Bremen do it one more time? Bruce Hooley shares their remarkable story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
16

Thrill Of Victory-Agony Of Defeat…Every Parent’s Crisis

The fulfillment of watching sons and daughters achieve provides a mom and dad untold pleasure, but doesn’t spare them the somersaults of emotion that come with watching from the stands.  And no parent, regardless of personal experience, is immune. Bruce Hooley writes the story of the Hoying family in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
10

If You Wonder Why Something Did Or Didn’t Happen, Try This All-Purpose Answer

There’s a lot of what’s-good-for-thee-isn’t-good-for-me going around these days.  It’s almost as if we’re all getting either a lot dumber or a lot less tolerant. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
8

Opportunities To Reconnect May Seem Unlimited, But Time Is Not

Friends aren’t supposed to die at age 61, so it wasn’t on my radar that the best friend of my post-college years, Jim Witmer, would pass away before I acted on the urge I’d long put off to reconnect with him. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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