The tenth-year coach of the Buckeyes has been texting, having conversations with players about staying in competitive shape by themselves in order to come back strong for fall practice. Mark Znidar writes today's Press Pros feature.

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OSU Baseball: Beals Works Phone During Shutdown
Apr
2

OSU Baseball: Beals Works Phone During Shutdown

The tenth-year coach of the Buckeyes has been texting, having conversations with players about staying in competitive shape by themselves in order to come back strong for fall practice. Mark Znidar writes today’s Press Pros feature.

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Ohio State Football: Tight Ends To Play Faster In ’20
Apr
2

Ohio State Football: Tight Ends To Play Faster In ’20

Tight ends Jeremy Ruckert (below) and Luke Farrell combined to catch 21 passes for six touchdowns in 2019, and the goal is for them to have a lot more success downfield in 2020. Mark Znidar writes about football…in the absence of football…for today’s Press Pros.

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Transfers Aid Ohio State Football, Hoops Like Amazon
Mar
29

Transfers Aid Ohio State Football, Hoops Like Amazon

Buckeyes add running back Trey Sermon and Seth Towns to plug gaping holes in their lineups brought about by injury and transfers. Demario McCall (pictured) has switched positions for now and being given a serious look at slot receiver. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Bucks Baseball: Lonsway Plans To Stay In Game Shape
Mar
27

Bucks Baseball: Lonsway Plans To Stay In Game Shape

There’s no baseball these days for redshirt sophomore left-hander, but he’s prepared to either resume the Big Ten season…or get ready for Major League Baseball draft. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Football: Linebackers Thinking Versatility
Mar
26

Ohio State Football: Linebackers Thinking Versatility

Pete Werner is being tested on the inside and Baron Browning is going from the inside to the outside as position coach Al Washington looks for his men to be able to play everywhere.  In the absence of spring football…Mark Znidar shares some insight on Buckeye football.

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Ohio State: Don’t Blame Carton For Seeking Fresh Start
Mar
22

Ohio State: Don’t Blame Carton For Seeking Fresh Start

Buckeye point guard enters transfer portal after part of one season with Buckeyes…probably as a life choice rather than an attempt to get to the NBA faster…Coach Chris Holtmann must scramble for a replacement. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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OSU Basketball: Carton Enters Transfer Portal After One Season
Mar
20

OSU Basketball: Carton Enters Transfer Portal After One Season

Four-star freshman point guard from Bettendorf, Iowa, left team to take care of mental health issues shortly after game against Northwestern on January 25 and never returned; Team could be adding Harvard forward Seth Towns as graduate transfer. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Ohio State Football: No Spring Ball Means No Repetitions
Mar
19

Ohio State Football: No Spring Ball Means No Repetitions

Second-year coach Ryan Day said participating in play-after-play in off-season conditioning…and spring practice…ripens players for the games that count. Cites quarterback Justin Fields as a case in point. Mark Znidar spells it out in today’s Press Pros feature on Buckeye football.

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Former Buckeye Dawson Ready for Triple-A With Astros
Mar
17

Former Buckeye Dawson Ready for Triple-A With Astros

Former Buckeye and Astros center fielder is back in central Ohio looking for a batting cage, a gym to work out and stay sharp,  while the coronavirus runs its course. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Greg Beals’ Weekend…Virus Impact One Step Higher
Mar
14

Greg Beals’ Weekend…Virus Impact One Step Higher

Like so many other competitive activities, sports at the next level (Buckeyes baseball) is another casualty of the coronavirus.  All dressed up for the home-opener weekend, Greg Beals (below) and his team has no game to play. Read today’s Press Pros feature.

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Big Ten Cancels Tournament Because Of Coronavirus Threat
Mar
13

Big Ten Cancels Tournament Because Of Coronavirus Threat

Ohio State sees its season end hours after the ammouncement…NCAA says there won’t be any March Madness.. Mark Znidar has supplied the latest updates to this story.

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Failed Opportunities, Sketchy Pitching Cost Buckeyes Florida Finale
Mar
12

Failed Opportunities, Sketchy Pitching Cost Buckeyes Florida Finale

Buckeyes drops road trip finale to North Florida, come home for opening day, and weekend homestand with Liberty University.

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Big Ten Tournament: No Fans for Ohio State-Purdue Quarterfinal
Mar
12

Big Ten Tournament: No Fans for Ohio State-Purdue Quarterfinal

The Big Ten Conference will limit observers to game personnel and news media because COVID-19, or corona virus, has become pandemic, according to World Health Organization. Read Mark Znidar.

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Dingler 5, North Florida 2…Bucks Catcher Powers OSU To Third Straight Win
Mar
11

Dingler 5, North Florida 2…Bucks Catcher Powers OSU To Third Straight Win

Dillon Dingler crashes three home runs to put the rest of the batting order in a hitting mood.  Bucks win third straight with Tuesday win over North Florida. Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Bucks’ Bats Rally Once More, Fuel Second Straight Win
Mar
9

Bucks’ Bats Rally Once More, Fuel Second Straight Win

Buckeyes win second straight game on east coast of Florida, face tougher opponent in North Florida before coming north for next week’s home opener against North Florida. Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Ohio State Football: Teague’s Injury Thins Out Backfield Even More
Mar
8

Ohio State Football: Teague’s Injury Thins Out Backfield Even More

Third-team All Big Ten tailback Master Teague is out indefinitely and Steele Chambers is the lone healthy scholarship tailback on the roster during spring practice. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Buckeyes football feature.

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Bucks Hold A Party At The Plate, Clobber Harvard
Mar
7

Bucks Hold A Party At The Plate, Clobber Harvard

The Buckeyes rebound from recent hitting woes with 15 hits, a couple of long-awaited home runs, and a brilliant starting performance by sophomore Garrett Burhenn. Greg Hoard writes Buckeye baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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Here’s How Ohio State Basketball Picked Itself Off The Ground
Mar
7

Here’s How Ohio State Basketball Picked Itself Off The Ground

The Buckeyes lost 6 of 7 games at one point, but many players have stepped up to put team into position for an at-large NCAA tournament bid.  Mark Znidar shares how they did it.

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Bucks Fall To Stetson, Bats Fail Again, And the Pitching…?
Mar
7

Bucks Fall To Stetson, Bats Fail Again, And the Pitching…?

The Buckeyes misfire on day one of the Stetson Invitational tourney…Lonsway roughed up in short outing…bats continue to lag as team struggles to score. Greg Hoard writes for Press Pros.

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Ohio State’s Second Half Defense Locks Down Illinois
Mar
6

Ohio State’s Second Half Defense Locks Down Illinois

Buckeye royalty…The greatest Buckeye basketballer of them all, Jerry Lucas, is framed by the 1960 national championship trophy as the team was honored at halftime Thursday night. And oh, yeah…the current-day Buckeyes beat Illinois, too, for their fourth straight win. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros feature.

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