Written by Buckeye House Call | 21 June 2017


"We're going to build a program here with men that you'll be proud of on the field, in the classroom, and in the Bowling Green community."

Sound familiar?

Meyer_BGSUIn November of 2000 Bowling Green State University handed over the keys to their 2-9 football team to a 36 year old Notre Dame wide receivers coach named Urban Meyer. Quite a leap of faith for a struggling program who hadn't seen a winning record in six seasons, but Meyer would prove them wise and he didn't waste any time doing it.

Just two short weeks after taking the job, Meyer called all of his new players to the on-campus fieldhouse for a 6 A.M. meeting, one in which they were told that if you didn't show up to not bother to ever come back. It would be known simply as "Black Wednesday."

Sound familiar?

Reports had Meyer carrying a binder with him at all times that he used to keep track of who missed classes or study tables. Those that made the list were put through running drills like no other. From former BGSU running back John Gibson:

"Coach locked the doors, brought out the trash cans for those who had to vomit...and there were plenty, and set the tone for what he would be looking for from us, which was accountability."

When "Black Wednesday" and all of the dust settled from the running drills, approximately 25-30 players or more had left the program. If accountability wasn't your thing, Urban Meyer wasn't your guy. Now with a depleted roster, allbeit the one Meyer preferred, the 3-8 Falcons from a season ago would become the 8-3 Falcons of 2001. It wasn't good enough for a MAC Championship or even a bowl invite, but those eight wins included victories over the BCS's Missouri Tigers and Northwestern Wildcats. Those may not sound "epic" to most, but coming off a season that saw Bowling Green win just 18% of their outings, those two victories meant everything to a football program moving in the right direction.

A year later, with his spread offense now engrained into the minds and bodies of his roster, Bowling Green started 8-0 en route to a 9-2 season that saw them beat the likes of Missouri (again) and Kansas.




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Written by Todd Moore | 02 February 2017

B10_LogoTM_620Ohio State starts out the Big Ten being the favorite to win the championship. Without a top 10 team or a team even close to the amount of proven players Ohio State has, on paper the Buckeyes are a shoe in. The Buckeyes have the best player in the Big Ten, the best perimeter defender, probably the best wing player, and this doesn’t even include Des\Shaun Thomas, who won Big Ten Player of the Week last week. Ohio State isn’t a proven road team yet, so their schedule consisting of 5 away games against ranked opponents is a concern.  

Not only does Ohio State play tough road games but half of their opponents in the Big Ten schedule are currently ranked, as you can see in the college basketball betting lines. That should tell you something about the state of the conference, the depth of quality teams is the best amongst the nation. So, with Ohio State having an extremely tough conference and Wisconsin having a relatively easy schedule, the Big Ten title isn’t necessarily a given. Wisconsin plays 7 ranked teams, 3 of which are on the road, the least amount of ranked games in the Big Ten. Anyway, there are unknowns. What will the rotation be? Who is going to be coming off the bench? My best guess is we’ll see Sibert and Ravenel often with sprinkles of Williams, Thompson, Scott and Ross.

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Written by Chad Cartwright | 22 January 2017

As with anything in life, trends changed and what was popular yesterday may not be popular today. The same applies to the gambling industry. Of course, the old-school games will always be on trend. Things like roulette and blackjack are always going to be around. However, when it comes to slot machines, the variety is so diverse.

It seems a new slot machine comes out every day. Bigger and better, brighter lights, more sound, anything to attract the customer. Slot machines accepting various denominations of money are also more and more prevalent. Perhaps it is in a bid to keep patrons at the machines for a longer period. At the end of the day they still get all your money even if it is fed in smaller denominations. The longer you stay at a machine, the more chance you are going to use the restaurant and bar facilities. Again, a money spinner for any casino.

Online Gambling

With the onset of online gambling, brick and mortar casinos have taken a small knock but not as considerable as one might think.

The online gaming and gambling industry has taken off and new sites are popping up regularly. http://uk.vogueplay.com/free-slots-no-download/ makes it so easy for anybody to log on and spend some recreational down time well, gambling. There are no registrations required on such sites and you don’t have to download any features. There are a wide variety of games on offer, something to cater for everyone.

Online games offer people the chance to stay in and still perform their well-loved activity. Many people find the hassle of traffic and perhaps even the weather often stops them from a night out, now they can have a night out while staying in.


The gambling industry is worth billions of dollars, and is very lucrative indeed.

Over the last 22 years, the number of people who work at casinos has increased by on average 65%, that shows how this market has really taken off and continues to do so.

Las Vegas is the capital of gambling, almost everyone who visits, gambles. The average budget per person for gambling purposes in Las Vegas is approximately $580 and on average a person spends about four hours of their day in the casino.

More than 65% of gamblers play the slots and funnily enough, that is true to most casinos, online or brick and mortar.

Gambling generates more revenue than theme parks, recorded music, cruise ships, sports or movies do. Imagine the possibilities.

Yes of course online gambling has taken a small piece of the pie from the brick and mortar casinos but, there is more than enough to go around by the looks of things.

Take your chance today and pay http://uk.vogueplay.com a visit, you may find yourself completely wrapped up in the online gambling world. Experience the thrill and excitement from the comfort of your own home. 

Gamble responsibly and know when it’s time to stop!

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Written by Derek Hanson | 03 August 2016

The Michigan Wolverines football team and coach Jim Harbaugh have welcomed Michael Jordan and Nike to the program in a big way in recent days.

Thousands of diehard Michigan fans barraged M Den, Michigan's clothing store, at midnight to usher in the new era. The team now boasts the checkmark, with both Nike and Team Jordan Brand now sponsoring the Wolverines.

Student Tyler Gozdor was one of those in line and spoke with Martin Slagter of MLive.com about online college football odds and what the change means for the program:

"I feel like Nike really puts a lot of effort in with the people they contract with and even some of their sponsors," he said. "It's just more exciting and good for recruiting and all of that stuff."

It was a wild event, to say the least. Legends such as Desmond Howard, LaMarr Woodley and Jimmy King attended. So too, of course, did Harbaugh. Josh Newkirk of Scout.com captured his pre-opening speech:

“In my 52 years, a lot of right here in Ann Arbor, Michigan – I have never seen anything like this,” Harbaugh said to roughly a few thousand screaming fans on a stage located in front of the building.

“I want to thank Michael Jordan. I want to thank the M Den. I want to thank everyone here – this is big time!”

Howard captured just one of the many sleek new designs:

Darren Rovell provided more:

The Adidas era is long behind Michigan now. Harbaugh has helped on the field, with the Wolverines posting 10 wins last year and getting a victory in the Citrus Bowl.

Off it, Michigan continues to reinvent itself. The rabid support from fans and legends at midnight speaks volumes to where Harbaugh has the ship headed.

The Wolverines will make the trip in confident style.

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Written by Buckeye House Call | 10 April 2016

lebron footballI'm bored so let's take one of the most physically gifted basketball players on the planet..........and talk football.

What if?

By now we've all seen the banter that started last week between Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and Miami Heat guard LeBron James regarding LBJ spending his free time in Seattle while locked out by the NBA. It's not going to happen, but it does make me wonder what he would have looked like eight years ago in Scarlet and Gray. 

I'm not here to debate whether James would have come to Ohio State to play football. He wouldn't, and didn't. Obviously. He was the #1 ranked high school basketball player in Ohio from the moment he received a ranking as a sophomore at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary HS until he dropped 25-9-6 and 4 steals in his 2003 NBA debut against the Sacramento Kings at the age of eighteen. He was always going to play basketball, and did.

Many in Ohio hate the man now after his "Decision" to leave Cleveland but he was still the Golden Child in 2003. The same people who jeer him now would have been cheering out of their minds each fall Saturday had he been in Scarlet and Gray.

First we have to look at the physical tools the eighteen-year-old version of LeBron James had to work with. During his senior year at Akron SVSM his basketball recruiting profile at Rivals had him listed at 6'6" 225 pounds. That's not "prototype" anything in college football, but  James was a first-team all-state WR for Akron SVSM his sophomore and junior seasons and sat out his senior season after breaking his left wrist in an AAU basketball game before football started. His junior year he recorded 61 catches for 1,245 yards and 16 touchdowns after posting 41 catches for 820 yards and 7 touchdowns his sophomore year.

We can't turn back back the clock and see LeBron in the Horseshoe either, but what would happen if we could? With this app, perhaps it would someday be a reality...


Written by Buckeye House Call | 06 May 2015

BcksWe’re officially ten days out from Selection Sunday and the panic button is still fully engaged in Columbus. The expectations were sky high for Ohio State coming into this college basketball season, yet here we are on March 1st having alternated wins and losses for the last six games – dating back to a win over Purdue the first week of February.


Can the Buckeyes right the ship this late in the season and still make a run to the National Title as was expected back in November? Kemba Walker would say yes.

While improbable at this point, watching Ohio State successfully manage their way clear to New Orleans to cut down the nets would be a bit of a surprise considering their recent struggles, but crazier things have happened in March. Last season’s eventual National Champion Connecticut closed out their regular season by losing seven of their final eleven contests before winning eleven straight, against ten ranked opponents, to secure Jim Calhoun’s third national championship in twelve years.

Could Ohio State do the same? A few key factors say yes.


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Written by Buckeye House Call | 19 March 2013

With the Superbowl now over and the NFL regular season not beginning until September you American Football fans are likely to have time on your hands, so why not download the lates paddy power app and find the best place for sports betting and enjoy playing on some American football themed slot games.

One of these that is a great deal of fun is Fruit Bowl XXV. This is a retro kind of slot with a difference, and combines the old fashioned fruit machine with football players. For instance the players are based in fruits such as grapes, strawberries, bananas and pineapples, the cheer leader is a plum, and all the spectators are depicted as cherries. There are also symbols that represent tickets, the ball, stadia and a cap. There is a bonus feature where the player instructs the player as to his moves as he makes his way up the field avoiding other players; the further he progresses the greater the number of free spins that are awarded and the higher the multiplier. If you are looking for the chance of winning a mega payout, then your slot of choice will be $5 Million Touchdown. If you want to win the five million dollar jackpot, then you will need to make the maximum bet and spin five scatter symbols. In this game the symbols are based on more realistic players and cheerleaders as well as the ball, the trophy and football moves. There is also a touchdown bonus feature where you pick a group of players who pass a ball to each other gaining distance and hopefully making a touchdown. The maximum bet is $200. Also, SBR Odds has all the latest Ohio Buckeyes betting odds, team stats, injury reports and line history. Do your betting odds research before your next Buckeye college football game.

Our third game of choice is Pigskin Payout. This game has some fun animations including dancing cheerleaders. The maximum regular payout is 7,500 coins, but the game’s best feature is the “Can’t Lose” jackpot feature. Here you can win up to 25 free spins and your winnings are multiplies by 3.

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