Archive for OSU Feature
Aug
15

Ohio State’s First Scrimmage A Barometer For Progress

Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said he and the staff were not looking for pizzazz in the form of yardage and touchdowns, but fundamentals such as few penalties, ball security and crisp blocking.

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Aug
13

Linebacker a Mystery For Buckeyes With 3 Starters In NFL

There are two seniors in the mix in Dallas Gant and Teradja Mitchell and sophomores Cody Simon and Tommy Eichenberg and freshman Reid Carrico were highly recruited, but big questions are being asked about this group. Mark Znidar writes about linebackers in today’s OSU pre-season report.

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Aug
11

Studrawa Scrambles Ohio State’s Offensive Line

The first day in full pads during preseason practice Tuesday was stunning with only center Harry Miller not changing positions; veteran coach Greg Studrawa was true to his word about getting the best five players on the field.

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Aug
9

Ohio State Starting QB Could Be Named Next Week

Coach Ryan Day must decide among CJ Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord, but it has been hush-hush about which man has the advantage since spring practices.  Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Aug
6

Ohio State: So Far, So Good for Brown After One Practice

The Buckeyes started the preseason Wednesday with the junior cornerback from St. Louis on a “pitch count” because he is coming back from a torn Achilles’ tendon that wiped out all but two games for him in 2020. Mark Znidar writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Aug
3

OSU QB Hopefuls Have Minds On Competition, Not Ewers

Incoming OSU quarterback Quinn Ewers is part unicorn (impossible to find) and part GOAT (given his perfect recruiting ranking), but the thunder of his footsteps suggests he’s a different animal in advance of his eventual arrival. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
2

Raising Funds, And Farewell To Covid, 2021 Season

The putt, like the season, just didn’t go as planned. And on the occasion of their annual summer golf fund raiser, Ohio State coach Greg Beals shared the frustrations of a baseball season where nothing was normal, and spoke of planning for the unknown going forward.

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Jul
28

Warren’s Failures Make OSU’s B1G Membership A Risk

With Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, every member of the Big Ten should be nervous about the future under the leadership of Commissioner Kevin Warren. That includes Ohio State, which may be motivated to react in a way unthinkable. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
24

Big Ten Media Day: Ohio State Responds to Harbaugh

The Michigan coach said his team “will die trying” to defeat the Buckeyes and Michigan State to regain footing in their annual rivalry games.  Ryan Day, though, said it’s first things first, and that’s defeating Minnesota in the opener.

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Jul
12

Lonsway To Giants, Burhenn To Detroit: “Just The Start”

Ohio State pitcher Seth Lonsway bet on himself in passing on last year’s major league draft, counting on a bigger, and more lucrative 2021 college season. Through Sunday’s first round he came up a couple of cards short.  And by the time the call came on Monday (San Francisco, 6th round), he was more convinced than ever that baseball is never easy!

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Jul
6

Summer Of Discontent: Bucks’ Okuley Seeks The Fix

Playing Prospect League baseball in Springfield this summer, the Buckeyes’ Mitchell Okuley is looking for a solution to a month-long slump that saw his Big Ten average, and his confidence, plummet.  But he’s confident that time away and a return to routine is just the fix he needs. Read more in Wednesday’s Press Pros.

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Jul
5

Liddell Returns To OSU, And All That Comes With It…!

E.J. Liddell listened to what the scouts said and will return to Ohio State for his junior season, which raises the stakes for the Buckeyes on the court and establishes a test case for the value of an OSU basketball player in a football-obsessed market. Bruce Hooley writes for Monday’s Press Pros.

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May
31

Buckeyes Planning On 2022 After Missing Out On NCAAs

This team had more than a few chances to make a run at a post-season berth, but it never got into a rhythm to make a serious run; Now, the work begins to make sure this doesn’t happen next season.

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May
30

Have Burhenn, Lonsway, Dezenzo And Pohl Done Their Last For The Buckeyes?

The four most likely Buckeyes to be taken in next month’s upcoming MLB draft suit up for the last time in 2021 with Sundays season finale with Northwestern.  The bigger question:  Will it be the last time ever?

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May
30

Ohio State: Burhenn (Who Else?) Anchors Another Win

The junior right-hander struck out 11 and gave up one run.  But it was his bulldog effort in getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning that highlighted what could have been his final college start for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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May
28

Dezenzo Hits Two Three-Run Homers In Buckeyes’ Win

Neither wind, or rain, or the lack of post-season motivation was enough to discourage shortstop Zach Dezenzo. His pair of home runs and six RBIs assured the Buckeyes of at least a .500 season Friday in a 13-10 win over Northwestern. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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May
28

Conner Pohl: One Dream Over…Another On Course?

As they embark on the final weekend of the 2021 season, the Buckeyes as a group try to finish with a smiling reminder…that baseball giveth, and baseball taketh away.  While senior Conner Pohl has one last shot at making a case for himself in next month’s MLB draft.

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May
25

Coupet, Murphy Stand Out In Ohio State Loss To Indiana

Coach Greg Beals and his staff had no choice than to have a bullpen game when Griffan Smith was scratched, and the ploy gave the team a chance to win. Mark Znidar writes for Tuesday’s Press Pros.

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May
24

Buckeyes Bounce Back Behind Burhenn Masterpiece

After Nebraska clinched the league title in game one of a Sunday doubleheader (below), Ohio State ace Garrett Burhenn stunned Indiana, battling for an NCAA bid, with a sparkling 7-hit shutout and a 3-1 Buckeye win. Mark Znidar writes in Monday’s Press Pros.

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May
22

Buckeyes Take Gut Punch From Huskers…What Next?

Leading 9-2 as they went to the seventh inning, the Buckeyes’ season continued to be a model of consistency through inconsistency.

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