Archive for OSU Feature
May
30

Encore: Ohio State Barges Way Into NCAA Tournament

A crowd of 17,503 watched 7th seed Ohio State pull off wins over Minnesota and Nebraska Sunday to win the 2019 BigTen tournaent title. Andrew Magno, who was voted the tournament’s most outstanding player, clutches the championship trophy. Read Mark Znidar’s encore account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
20

Gene Smith: OSU Could Play Before Reduced Crowds

Athletic director Gene Smith and administration have talked about allowing as few as 20,000 to 22,000 people in Ohio Stadium for football games in order to follow social distancing guidelines.  The hope is not to play in front of empty seats. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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May
19

Ohio State Baseball: Clegg Working Hard Despite Grounding

The Buckeyes’ sophomore outfielder from Toronto, Ohio, had 11 hits in 33 at bats in first full season in college.  Now, he’s lifting weights in a garage and taking sporadic batting practice until the quarantine is lifted.

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Apr
28

What’s Next?: Erwin Working Out To Stay Ready

Sophomore third baseman Nick Erwin has stayed in his off-campus apartment to work out with teammates to be ready for summer ball with Chillicothe Paints. Impressive in his last five games before the Covid-19 virus, he hopes his best is yet to come. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
17

Beals’, Bucks Deal With New World (Pt. II)…Gloves, Masks, Separation

It’s a new world for Ohio State baseball and baseball in the Big Ten – world of masks and gloves and six feet of separation.  And no one can profess to know…what comes next.

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Apr
16

Znidar: Day Says Fanless Football Would Be ”Eerie”

The second-year coach of the Buckeyes said Wednesday that players would return to practice stronger and more closely bonded than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Znidar writes the Buckeyes for today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
14

OSU’s Holtmann Talks Quarantine, Transfers, Future

A ‘nutty’ situation….The Buckeyes have had a lot of roster turnovers with three players transferring out, three transferring in, Andre Wesson graduating, and Kaleb Wesson turning professional a year early. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
11

Buckeyes Baseball: Kean Was Just Getting Started

True freshman right-hander from Springboro High School pitched one inning against Harvard before the season was suspended by virus.  Could the best – his best – be yet to come? Mark Znidar writes for weekend Press Pros.

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Apr
8

How The World Shifted OSU Baseball, And Conner Pohl

What started out as a season of promise for Ohio State baseball has become one of season on hold, then cancelled…raising questions as to what’s next for prospects (like Conner Pohl, below) and potentials alike.  Where do they go from here? Greg Hoard writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
7

Ohio State Basketball: Muhammad Third Player To Transfer

Rising junior off guard started 56 games in two seasons and averaged more than 25 minutes per game, but that apparently was not enough to keep him happy.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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