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Mar
27

Stars Gone, But Ohio State Linebacker Coach Washington Returns

The University of Tennessee threw big bucks at him to become defensive coordinator, but the timing wasn’t right for him to make the jump because of family, coach Ryan Day and his role with perennial national power.

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Mar
26

Buckeyes Singing Sweet Home Bill Davis Stadium

Back in the friendly confines…Mitch Okuley (below, left) homered, Garrett Burhenn pitched a gem, and the Buckeyes returned to Bill Davis for the first time in two years Friday with an 8-2 win over Iowa. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
23

Ohio State Dietician Aids Players In Properly Fueling Up

Caila Olson even goes on grocery trips with players to make sure the candy bars and potato chips stay on the shelves.  This is point of spring practice where everyone is taught to prepare and recover. Mark Znidar reports from spring practice.

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Mar
22

Murphy Stops Rutgers, Helps Buckeyes Salvage Series

Graduate transfer from Marshall, by way of Canton Central Catholic, pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief, and his best work was getting out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the fifth. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
21

Ohio State Can’t Figure Out Rutgers Lefties Once Again

Seth Lonsway and Joe Gahm limited Rutgers to one hit, but the Buckeyes got only five hits of their own and fumbled two scoring opportunities to lose Game 2 of series 2-0.

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Mar
20

Charitable Donations Help Rutgers Dump Ohio State In 11 Innings

Buckeyes took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning, but a combination of hit batsmen, wild pitches, errors and a passed ball spelled doom in Game 1 of a three-game series in Piscataway, New Jersey. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
20

OSU Football: It’s Baby Steps For Ohio State During Spring Practice

The Buckeyes were all that last season in losing only to Alabama in national championship game, but questions abound at quarterback, offensive line, linebacker and in the secondary. Also, even last year’s freshman class is playing catch-up after fractured 2020 season. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
14

Ohio State Puts On Climbing Gear, Defeats Nebraska

The Buckeyes got into an 0-2 hole in a four-game series in Minneapolis, but they received solid pitching, played nearly flawless defense and got three two-run home runs to get a weekend split. Mark Znidar writes.

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Mar
14

Buckeyes Get Stink Off With Victory over Iowa

Mitchell Okuley had a three-run double in five-run fifth inning, and the bullpen of Bayden Root and TJ Brock turned out the lights to erase memory of two-loss day on Friday. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
13

Dog Day Afternoon: Ohio State Gets Bullied by Iowa, Nebraska

The Buckeyes managed two hits against the Hawkeyes in wasting a solid start by Seth Lonsway; Game 2 was over quickly with the Cornhuskers jumping starter Garrett Burhenn six earned runs in five innings.

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Mar
7

Ohio State Gets Whacked, But Take 3 Out Of 4 From Illinois

Game 4 of the weekend series turned out to be a stinker of an 8-0 loss, but the opening weekend of the Big Ten schedule showed the Buckeyes have a lot of possibilities…if they continue to grow. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
6

Buckeyes Take Two from Illinois By Showing More Grit

The baseball ‘protocol’ for the weekend has been big arms, supported Saturday by big bats. Greg Beals (below) and the Buckeyes swept two from the Illini to go 3-0. Read Mark Znidar.

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Mar
5

Ohio State Hangs Tough To Defeat Illinois 6-3 In 13 Innings

Junior Bayden Root (below) nailed it down out of the bullpen, but senior catcher Brent Todys was 0-for-5 when he stepped to the plate and drove in the go-ahead run with a double down the left field line to beat Illinois in Friday’s opener. Mark Znidar writes.

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Feb
27

Tri-Village Rolls Despite Getting Hiccups in 3rd Quarter

Justin Finkbine nets career high 23 points and Sarver and Suggs 21 and 17, respectively, as Patriots defeat Legacy Christian Academy to get shot at first district championship since 2015. Mark Znidar writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
3

Ohio State Promotes Barnes, Fleming On Defensive Staff

Coach Ryan Day decided to replace retired co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison in house; Barnes is moving from special teams coordinator to the secondary, and Fleming from quality control solely to special teams. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
23

Day Must Replace Mattison, Indoctrinate Freshmen, Find a QB

It has been only two weeks since Ohio State was defeated by Alabama in national championship game, but third-year coach is more concerned about getting his staff, players recharged mentally in time for spring football.

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Jan
12

Ohio State No Match for Alabama From Get-Go in Title Game

Good as advertised…Alabama’s DaVonta Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone, as the Crimson Tide punished Ohio State 52-24 in the CFP title game and coach Nick Saban claims his sixth national title with Alabama. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
10

Ohio State-Alabama Ready To Go After All The Talking

Top-ranked Crimson Tide boasts enough award winners for an entire conference, including Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith, going into the national championship game; Buckeyes are 7 1/2-point underdogs Columbus – Ohio State has put a pretty good football team on the field this season. It is undefeated, the Big Ten champion for the fourth […]

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Jan
9

Sermon Comes Alive Just in Time For Ohio State

Oklahoma transfer overcame LCL injury and finally adapted to new surroundings in running for team record 331 yards against Northwestern in Big Ten championship game and another 193 against Clemson in College Football Playoff. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
5

Day Says Fields “Expected To Play” Against Alabama

With national media focused on his availability to play, the Buckeyes’ redshirt junior quarterback and his back injury was the hot topic during Ohio State’s news conference leading to the College Football Playoff national championship game. Mark Znidar writes.

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