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Mar
11

Hoard: OSU Falls To .500 With Loss To Western Carolina

Opposite emotions…Western Carolina celebrates in the background as OSU’s Nate Romans walks away after his line drive out that ended Sunday’s 8-5 loss to the Catamounts. Read Greg Hoard’s account of the game on Press Pros.

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Mar
10

Hoard: Sparty’s Mokma Makes Short Work Of Buckeyes

Spartans scored early, and often…OSU catcher Brent Todys is late on his swipe to cut down Michigan State’s Reese Trahey in Saturday’s 7-1 loss at Greenville, North Carolina. Read more on the game from Greg Hoard, as the Buckeyes drop to 7-6.

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Feb
21

Hoard: New Look, New ‘Feel’ Buckeyes Head To Texas

The Buckeyes are in Texas with a four-game win streak and a new air of difference in how they’ve played so far. So far, so good, but is there any reason that they can’t continue? Read more from Greg Hoard.

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Jan
13

Hoard: Does the NFL Need a Clean-Up Crew?

I’m so tired of professionals who embarrass themselves, their team, and their family…I’m convinced that the Colts spent more time preparing to act badly Saturday than they did to play good football.

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Jan
1

A Look Back And Ahead On The Day Lewis And The Bengals Part Ways

There were questions as to who was in charge when he started, as there were in the end…more questions that answers. Such will be the coaching legacy of Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati. Read more from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros New Years day feature.

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Nov
29

Hoard: Beating A Dead ‘Cat’ and The Greatest Loss of All

Like a recurring dream – the image of losing and frustration and hopelessness that is Bengals football. And the dream (nightmare) goes on as other franchises figure it out and take their vengeance out on a helpless scenario. There is no ‘Who Dey’? Not any longer. Read Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
14

Hoard: A Tale of Traveling and Turning It Over

It doesn’t look right. It doesn’t fit. You know something’s wrong. It’s somewhat obvious, just like you don’t have to be a chef to know that when there’s smoke in the kitchen, something isn’t kosher. Columnist Greg Hoard talks about the epidemic of “traveling”…in basketball.

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Oct
28

Hoard: What I’d Change? And Bring Back Street and Smith’s…Man, How I Miss It!

The things I’d change about contemporary sports? Some addiction by subtraction in one particular area, but if I had my way I’d bring back a favorite publication missing from the days of my youth.

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Oct
15

Greg Hoard: How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That’s how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face…the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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Sep
9

Hoard On NFL Opening Day: Walking Away From ‘The Shield’

For years the NFL had a good thing going and then simply took it too far. They ran their stick in the ground and broke it off. Announcers who fear silence, and factoids with no bearing. Try to understand. I’m just tired of it all.

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Aug
9

Greg Hoard: Harry Caray…Live!

To know him was to love him…unless you had to interview him. Greg Hoard shares one of his absolute best memories of his thirty years covering baseball, and baseball nostalgia. His one and only (un)forgettable moment with the one and only Harry Caray…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
19

Hoard: A Duke Snider Ballcard And A Big Assist

If you grew up with baseball cards, the story will bring a smile to your face. Once upon a time, in the heyday of Topps, Bowman and Fleer, the competition for cardboard talent at the local store and ball diamond was as intense as the pennant race. Classic baseball card nostalgia from columnist Greg Hoard.

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May
13

OSU, Woodby ‘Flip The Switch’ On Purdue To Claim A 16-6 Win

First ‘Granny’, first as a Buckeye…The dugout exploded to greet Noah West, who’s first OSU home run – a grand slam in the eight – was the cherry on top of the Buckeyes’ comeback win over Purdue. Read more on the game from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
12

Beals’ 500th Win Ends Purdue’s 13-Game Win Streak

This one had about everything: a hallmark win for Coach Greg Beals, a new record for closer Seth Kinker and some things you just generally don’t see. The Buckeyes snap Purdue’s nation-leading win streak and there were fireworks…all kinds of them. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature on the baseball Buckeyes.

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May
9

OSU Falls Behind Campbell Early And Late, Loses 13-8

This time they could not find a way to climb back in a game…and an uncharacteristic performance by Ryan Feltner made it all the more difficult and all the more worrisome. The Buckeyes drop their final tune-up game before Purdue in questioning fashion. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
9

Bucks Ride ‘Pen’ And Opportune Play To Down Big South Leader, Campbell

Ohio State got a shaky performance from reliever-turned-starter Griffan Smith, but rode home on the sturdy performance of its bullpen…Kyle Michalik…Austin Woodby…and then Seth Kinker.

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Apr
29

The Bucks’ Late Life Salvages Finale Against #21 Minnesota…Gladly!

They looked dead on arrival entering the ninth, trailing Minnesota by three runs. But Noah McGowan’s mad dash and dive for home plate with the winning run salvaged the day and prevented the Buckeyes being swept in the series. Read more about the exciting finish from Greg Hoard…in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
28

A Glitch Here, Another There, And OSU Drops A Second Straight To Minnesota

Mistakes cost the Buckeyes another loss and tarnished a solid start by Ryan Feltner. Now, an effort to salvage a win in Sunday’s finale against a very tough Minnesota team. Read more from Greg Hoard in our latest Press Pros Buckeyes update.

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Apr
28

No.21 Minnesota Pops Ohio State, ‘But It’s Just One Game’

Minnesota came out to have one of their best nights of the season…while the Buckeyes had one of their worst. In the end, an 11-1 defeat in game one of the weekend series. But, “It’s only one game.” Read more in the latest Buckeyes baseball update on Press Pros.

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Apr
22

OSU Makes It A Statement Weekend…Bucks Take Series From #8 Indiana

Cluster of Buckeyes…They mobbed Noah McGowan (center, right) after his 12th inning double scored Kobie Foppe with the winning run to take the weekend series from #8 Indiana. Read more about the surging Buckeyes in today’s Press Pros inside feature by Greg Board.

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