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Jan
6

Buckeyes Fight Back Against “The Wall,” And Maryland

Buckeyes seek to battle back from consecutive losses, ‘freshmanitis’, and the spectre of negative history in Tuesday’s clash with Maryland.  They NEED a win! Mark Znidar writes a preview of the Terrapins.

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Jan
4

Wisconsin Leaves OSU, Full House, Dumbstruck With 61-57 Win

Another frustrating night for the Buckeyes as Wisconsin was able to take OSU out of its comfort zone and leave a packed house speechless as it watched. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
29

Take Me Home…West Virginia Gets Physical In Buckeyes Loss

The Buckeyes played like they had a collective case of appendicitis (Kyle Young actually did have it), thanks to West Virginia’s suffocating defense.  Bob Huggins’ Mountaineers took them to the woodshed for their second defeat of the season.

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Dec
22

Vegas Odds 1-5…Ohio State Dumps Kentucky In CBS Classic

Vegas odds on the Buckeye vs Wildcats were 1-5 for the Buckeyes?   The Buckeyes rolled their dice, played most of their cards right, and came away with a win over Kentucky heard ’round the country. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
19

Buckeyes-Kentucky…Big Challenge On The Big Stage

The back story to the Buckeyes meeting Kentucky this weekend in Las Vegas.  Chris Holtmann grew up in the shadows of Lexington, so yes…this is front-page news down home, and a really big deal on the national stage of Big Ten basketball.

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Dec
17

Bucks’ Second Half Explosion Sinks SEMO

After a sloppy start Ohio State kicked it in gear in the second half and pulled away from Southeast Missouri in front of 13,000 (plus) at Value City Arena. Mark Znidar shares the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
16

Buckeyes Drop First In Minnesota…Suffer First Loss

The Buckeyes suffer a stunning loss (their first) on the road at Minnesota…in a game where there was never a point that suggested that Ohio State could win. Mark Znidar shares the details in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
7

Znidar: Buckeyes Blast Penn State To Go 9-0

Ohio State continues to flex its muscle, and depth, hitting the century mark against Penn State for its latest impressive win. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Dec
6

Buckeyes Face Early Big Ten Test With Penn State

Ohio State celebrates its national TV win over North Carolina with a critical Big Ten matchup Sunday with the 7-1 Penn State Nittany Lions at the Schott.  And make no mistake.  This is not the Penn State you remember. Mark Znidar previews the game for Press Pros.

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Dec
5

Buckeyes’ Impressive Half Buries North Carolina…Take BIG/ACC Challenge

The Buckeyes stayed unbeaten, spread the wealth, showed their depth, and made a statement for the Big Ten by beating North Carolina (at home) to take the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

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Dec
4

Buckeyes Face North Carolina In Big Ten – ACC Challenge

The Buckeyes go on the road for the first time, and it’s a doozy – Roy Williams and North Carolina in the ‘Dean Dome’, trying to break an ignominious streak.  They’ve lost five straight in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Mark Znidar previews the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
26

Buckeyes Return To St. John To Clip Kent State…

Kent State proved to be more major than ‘mid’, but the Buckeyes kept their record clean with a 71-52 win Monday night in St. John Arena. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros

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Nov
23

Buckeyes Win Fifth Straight With Blowout Over Purdue-Fort Wayne

The Buckeyes continue to make the most of their ‘probationary’ schedule, winning their fifth straight Friday night by 39 over Purdue-Fort Wayne. Columnist Mark Znidar reports.

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Nov
19

Buckeyes Hand Stetson Its Hat…Ohio State Now 4-0

An Eye For Defense…Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell got all ball and treated Stetson’s Mamahadou Diawara to one of his four blocks in Monday’s Buckeye blowout win. Now 4-0, Mark Znidar explains how it happened in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
17

Znidar: New-Look Flyers Take Care of Charleston Southern

Obi Toppin put on an individual show…and the Dayton Flyers rallied behind him to put on a collective one, blasting Charleston Southern in a tune-up for the upcoming Maui Invitational tournament. Mark Znidar subs for Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
14

Znidar: Buckeyes’ Hot Shooting Throttles ‘Nova…

The Buckeyes got double figures scoring from five players, led by Duane Washington (pictured) with 14 points on four three-pointers. The game was, well, a slam dunk. Ohio State had six of them. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
10

Buckeyes Basketball: Wesson, Carton Lead Win Over UMass

Four Buckeye freshmen play major minutes in the Buckeyes tuneup win over UMass Lowell.  Next…Villanova comes calling. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros in today’s inside feature.

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Nov
7

Znidar: Buckeyes Win Rematch, Slugfest Over UC

For the first time since 1921 UC came to play in Columbus, and found the Buckeyes (and Andre Wesson, below) play defense, too. Ohio State survives cold shooting and a hard, physical game to come away from Wednesday’s in-state showdown with a toughd 64-56 win over Cincinnati. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: Rematch With Cincinnati Blind Man’s Bluff for Holtmann

New-Look Bearcats as first-year coach John Brannen has brought in five freshmen, three graduate transfers, and two other transfers.  Read Mark Znidar’s preview of UC vs. the Buckeyes on Press Pros.

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Nov
5

Ohio State Basketball: New Faces Should Bring Lots of Smiles

Four highly-rated freshmen and Florida State transfer C.J. Walker inject the Buckeyes’ roster with fresh talent…and a fresh competitive profile for the program. Mark Znidar preview to the 2019-20 Buckeyes in today’s Press Pros.

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