Archive for OSU Feature
Jan
22

Buckeyes Baseball: Pfennig Banks On What He Knows…

He’s spent three years pitching in near anonymity.  Now a senior, the man with the second most innings and experience of all Buckeye pitchers is ready to prove that his investment in time and patience can pay some valuable dividends. Read the latest in our pre-season profiles on the baseball Bucks.

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Jan
18

Buckeyes’ Backups Take Center Stage In Rout Of IUPUI

It was a night for everyone to feel good about themselves…everyone in an Ohio State uniform anyway, as IUPUI proved no match for E.J. Liddell and the Buckeyes, who soared above the Jaguars (Photo courtesy of Ohio State).

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Jan
17

Buckeye Baseball…The Best Surprise Is No Surprise

Hoping to bounce back from a disappointing year offensively – and something better than the middle of the pack – Greg Beals and the baseball Buckeyes will turn to a proven commodity to help show the way. Read our latest pre-season baseball installment.

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Jan
16

OSU’s Win A Thing Of Beauty, To Holtmann, At Least

E.J. Liddell’s 19 points were enough, just enough, for Ohio State to outlast an outmanned Penn State roster without its leader scorer Sunday at Value City Arena (Photo courtesy of Ohio State).

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Jan
13

Timid Start Dooms Buckeyes To Rough Road Treatment

Justin Ahrens and his OSU teammates had little success from three-point range and thus found it hard to keep pace with No. 13 Wisconsin in a 10-point loss to the Badgers in Madison.

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Jan
12

Day Has Acted Quickly, Decisively To Renovate Buckeyes

There was a lot of slipping and slip-ups in 2021, and the head coach has always said that losing a game isn’t tolerated.  He’s backing up those words quickly as 2022 and spring practice looms.

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Jan
10

Liddell Returns To Life, Leads Buckeyes, Absent Holtmann

It’s fun when it’s falling…OSU’s EJ Liddell returned to form to score a career-high 34 points and the Buckeyes improved to 10-3 with a 95-87 win Sunday over Northwestern at Value City Arena. Bruce Hooley writes the game for Press Pros.

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Jan
9

If They Play…Buckeyes Poised To Make It interesting

The ever-present cloud of uncertainty persists as Covid could again cast its shadow across college baseball? But if they play, the Buckeyes appear talented enough (with the right experience) to make 2022 a turnaround year.

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Jan
7

There Is Churn, But Day Will Bring Back Buckeyes

The head coach already might have hired a big winner in defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, so finding a top-notch offensive line coach to replace Greg Studwara should be expected, too. Mark Znidar writes the football scuttle for weekend Press Pros.

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Jan
6

Buckeyes Wilt Under Duress In Lopsided Loss To IU

Hesitant from the start and lethargic down the stretch, No. 13 Ohio State suffered the embarrassment of a 16-point beating at Indiana amid a second straight subpar performance from E.J. Liddell, who shot 2-of-13 and got thoroughly outplayed by IU’s Trayce Jackson-Davis.

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Jan
3

Branham’s 35 Points Rescue OSU in OT Win At Nebraska

Freshman Malaki Branham exploded for 35 points and the Buckeyes needed every one of them to outlast Nebraska in overtime on Sunday night and win their fifth straight game.

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Jan
1

OSU Wins Wild, Record Rose Bowl Over Utah

Records were set, CJ Stround and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (below) left a lasting impression on the record books, and the Buckeyes overcame their worst defensive effort in years to overtake Utah and win the 108th Rose Bowl on a last-second field goal. Mark Znidar writes the story for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
30

Opt-Outs Force Ohio State To Make Major Personnel Changes

Senior Thayer Munford was back at left tackle and backup Matthew Jones was at left guard Wednesday during a practice for the Rose Bowl. Not having Olave and Wilson has made Smith-Njigba the No. 1 receiver and punt returner.

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Dec
30

Just Because Everyone Does It Doesn’t Mean It’s OK

Ryan Day doesn’t dare say anything bad about the players who are choosing to sit out the Rose Bowl or opponents will use it against him in recruiting, but it’s impossible to believe any coach smiles inside when players prioritize self over team. (PressPros File Photos)

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Dec
27

Olave, Wilson, Petit-Frere, Garrett Opt Out Of Rose Bowl

Ryan Day’s world has been rocked since late November…first with his initial Big Ten loss at Michigan, and now with the opt-outs of four players whose decision to sit out the Rose Bowl will inspire much conversation before the Saturday kickoff against Utah.

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Dec
27

OSU Cancels Another Game, Hopes To Play Sunday

Ohio State parlayed a win over then-No. 1 Duke into a four-game winning streak and a move into the middle of the Top 25, but the COVID door slammed shut on the Buckeyes and has now claimed the end of the non-conference schedule with the cancellation of a third straight game. 

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Dec
27

No question, Ohio State Offensive Line Has Been a Dud

The group failed to convert on third down, was heavily penalized and hot and cold when it came to protecting quarterback CJ Stroud when hit in the mouth by Oregon, Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan.

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Dec
25

Ohio State Defense Hopes To Avoid Another Scary Tale in Rose Bowl

Things got off track for the unit from the get-go, and a change in coordinator, a widespread use of true freshmen and a slight scheme change hasn’t made a difference. Mark Znidar writes about the Buckeyes preparation for the Rose Bowl.

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Dec
23

Buckeyes’ Smith-Njigba Ponders Life After Olave, Wilson

Nothing has been said by Olave or Wilson about opting out of the Rose Bowl against Utah, but Smith-Njigba is preparing himself to be the leading man in the receivers room. A Mark Znidar pre-Rose Bowl profile in today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
22

Henderson Has Backed Up the Hype With Ohio State

The true freshman was the No. 1-ranked running back in his class and a five-star, but he didn’t play football as a senior and had one season of experience at the position. Mark Znidar writes for Wednesday Press Pros.

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