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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

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 Sam Thompson v Iowa: 15 minutes, 5pts, 1rb, 1ast, 2to, 3pf

True freshman swing man Sam Thompson may be the most athletic, high-flying Buckeye on the current roster. He's starting to see more and more playing time as the weeks of his inaugural season plug away, but he'll be supplying many, many highlights for Ohio State fans over the next couple of seasons. Most of us came out of our seats on the alley-oop he had at Carver-Hawkeye Arena this afternoon, as did the Iowa faithful in attendance. I've yet to find a published highlight tape that included it (hello, ESPN?) so here are some of his ridiculously athletic high school highlights. If you like high-flyers, then heads up.....

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Written by Jeff Sanderson - Buckeyes101 | 07 January 2012

 

AAAAThe Ohio State women lost their first game of the season tonight to the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, 73-62. It was a tough night for the Buckeyes, as both Tayler Hill and Samantha Prahalis struggled with their shooting. Prahalis didn't score her first points unitl there was about 6 minutes remaining in the game. At the time she made that shot, Ohio State was down by 19 points, and that started a rally that brought the Buckeyes within 7 points of the Wolverines. After a Michigan time-out, the Wolverines settled down, tightened their defense and managed the clock very well. That kept them ahead in the game. For some reason, with 2 minutes left in the game, the Buckeyes broke away from what was working for them and began shooting just 3-point shots. Each one missed the mark, and the Buckeyes couldn't gain any ground on the Wolverines.

 

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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

 

Ohio State visits Carver-Hawkeye Arena this afternoon to face Iowa in B1G matchup. The game is set to tip at 3:00 pm EST on the Big Ten Network.

Our Buckeye Blogger friends will be joining us at 2:30 pm. In the meantime, go check out their places! the Buckeye Blog, OSU Silver Bullet, Scarlet and Game, Buckeye Battlecry, Our Honor Defend, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and Fox Sports Ohio.

 

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Written by BHC Staff | 07 January 2012

USArmyHere is a list of Buckeyes, and potential Buckeyes, in today's U.S. Army All-American game on NBC.

Alamodome
San Antonio, Texas
1 p.m. Eastern

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Written by Andrew Huber | 05 January 2012

 

UrbanIn the press conference introducing Urban Meyer as the Buckeyes’ heads coach, the man of the hour revealed something crucial about his coaching philosophy.

“I was very fortunate, in 2005,” Meyer said. “I think we put together the best coaching staff, group of assistant coaches maybe in college football history.  I know that's a profound statement.  But what those guys did, the recruits they brought in and the run that team went on, with the great players, the style of offense, defense and kicking game, my goal is to find that kind of group of coaches again.”

That wasn’t the only time Meyer extolled the virtues of assembling an elite coaching staff. On five separate occasions in the press conference, he was either asked about or voluntarily raised the issue of his staff. At one point, he even apologized for repeating himself. Meyer’s comments indicate that he places an incalculable importance on the quality of his staff.

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Written by Grant Edgell | 04 January 2012

 

Braxton1On September 3rd, 2011, with 14:49 remaining in the second quarter and a 7-0 lead over non-conference foe Akron, a true freshman quarterback nervously jogged on to the Ohio Stadium field turf with sky-high expectations. On his first play from scrimmage he rushed for two yards. He then threw an incomplete pass before finishing off his first drive by recovering his own fumble for a seven yard loss. Back to the sideline he went.

Ohio State drive: 3 plays, -5 yards, 01:27, Punt

Fast forward 121 days and you’ll see the same true freshman finishing off his first bowl appearance, and last until the end of his junior year, by completing six straight passes to five different receivers, including an 11 yard touchdown throw to close out the scoring in a 24-17 loss to the Florida Gators. Toss in a 6 yard run on 1st down coming out of a timeout and what do we have? Progress.

Ohio State drive: 7 plays, 88 yards, 02:08, Touchdown

At 7am the following morning a trying 6-win, 7-loss season was behind us, our head coach became an assistant, the Jim Tressel Era officially came to a close, Urban Meyer led his first official team meeting as the leader of The Ohio State University football program, and a young quarterback began his transition from true freshman to Heisman Trophy candidate.

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Written by EB Cooper | 03 January 2012

 

James-Laurinaitis1Smith. Wells. Laurinaitis. Ginn. Heyward. If you know these names, then you have obviously been watching Ohio State football for the past couple of years. Ohio State has a deep tradition of football so rich that it makes other supposed traditional schools like Florida, LSU and Texas A&M pale in comparison. I’m always insulted when I hear other schools that have less tradition than Ohio State compared to each other; it makes my skin crawl and my blood boil. To compare Florida and Ohio State football is like comparing the Eiffel Tower to the Giza Pyramids. Sure both are grand and world famous, but the Pyramids were built thousands of years ago and represent one of the most powerful empires of ancient times and no offense to France, but other than Napoleon Bonaparte, what have you done for me lately?

Yesterday I watched in shock and utter disgust as the Florida Gators once again defeated the Buckeyes, only this time it was more of an even score of 24-17. I don’t need to remind Buckeye Nation of the last time these two teams played, but it wasn’t pretty. Watching this year’s Buckeye team was hard. It's bad enough that I’m a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, but the Buckeyes? They aren’t supposed to lose seven games - they aren’t supposed to play in the Gator Bowl - they aren’t supposed to lose period, right?

I’ve thought long and hard about the players on this team and came to one conclusion. They gave up.

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