The Ohio State Effect: Illinois

Another week and another opponent's stats get flipped upside down. It's always interesting to see how a team's stats change after playing Ohio State. Below you will be able to compare Illinois' stats before playing, and after playing, Ohio State. When facing a team like Illinois...
17 Nov 2013
by Matt Gutridge

5 Things Buckeye fans can do to fight Media bias

Media bias against Ohio State is at its peak. The recently released AP rank in which Baylor jumped OSU is another example. I am tired of hearing rants from Buckeye fans about how the media is unfair and all other fans/media are crazy. As as Blog owner myself, I understand and agree that its all abou...
17 Nov 2013
by ManBearPig

Perception of UFM vs perception of TOSU

Is anyone else a little surprised (disappointed) that the cache of urban hasn't done more for our national perception? I had hoped his star status would have tempered some of the national reluctance to believe we are actually a championship caliber team, but that hasn't been the case. Anyone...

A Case for El Guapo

Many Buckeye fans think that Carlos Hyde is a good back but not quite good enough to be worthy of elite back status. I'm not here to argue that Carlos is the best back in OSU history, however I do think that he deserves to be mentioned when people talk about the great back in OSU history. There ...
16 Nov 2013
by Seth4Bucks


I don't want to hear that Illinois has always played Ohio State close.  That doesn't matter.  There are no excuses accepted.   You are playing in what is perceived as one of the weaker conferences in the country.  The Buckeyes must do whatever it takes to separate thems...
16 Nov 2013
by bosshawk

This week's games

May not be a lot of "Big" games this week, but here is a list games I am looking forward to this week and why: Indiana vs. Wisconsin - we should all be Wisky fans as they are our biggest win of the year. I know Indiana will not be able to stop UW but I am interested in Indy's offense ...
16 Nov 2013
by NashBuckeye

We may have to cheer for Duke?

I know that this sounds absolutely insane, but, if Duke wins the remainder of their games, they will win the Coastal division of the ACC and will play for the ACC Championship versus... Florida State.  If Alabama and Florida State are both undefeated at the time, then we will have to cheer for...

Statisticology: Buckeyes' Tendencies By Quarter

I am addicted to stats and there is no cure for it. Doctors believes I may have dyslexia and labeled me as a nucking fut and I was forced to report to Room 11W at the Nuthouse for my rehabilitation. Still seeing a blur of numbers and blurting out "I-O" randomly when there's n...
15 Nov 2013
by O-H I-O

Statisticology: 2013 Triple Threat QBs

I am addicted to stats and there is no cure for it. Doctors believes I may have dyslexia and labeled me as a nucking fut and I was forced to report to Room 11W at the Nuthouse for my rehabilitation. Still seeing a blur of numbers and blurting out "I-O" randomly when there's nothing, bu...
15 Nov 2013
by O-H I-O

Perception vs reality

Ohio State doesn’t play anyone. Kentucky would win the Big Ten most years*. The Big Ten is slightly above the MAC and well below the ACC. These are the new mantras of the sports media outlets. Many writers and/or voters are dropping Ohio State from the title game not based upon losing (they ...
15 Nov 2013
by painterlad

Why College Football is Superior to the NFL

(Disclaimer: this was written in week 8 for some friends.  The records have obviously changed, but the sentiment remains.) Here is perhaps as common a sentiment as there exists among most readers of this site: sports are fun.  On this site alone (which was originally dedicated solely to O...
15 Nov 2013
by MarkC

What to Root For: Week 12

Week 9 here.  Week 10 here.  Week 11 here. Welcome back sports fans.  Another cruel bye week in the books, and we have Buckeye football for at least 3, hopefully 4, Saturdays in a row.  I did better than I expected last week after calling for 3 upsets, clocking in at 2-2.  ...
13 Nov 2013
by BED

The Series History: Ohio State/Illinois

Saturday, Ohio State plays the program that has the second most wins against the Buckeyes in football.  The good news is that the Buckeyes have won the last nine games played in Memorial Stadium. During this streak Ohio State has outscored the Illini 244-99; that is an average of 27-...

The Rundown: No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois

THE RUNNING START TV: Saturday, Noon (ESPN) Ohio State leads the series 65-30-4* and is 35-11 against Illinois in Memorial Stadium. *I include the vacated 2010 victory in Champaign, NCAA be damned. The Buckeyes last lost at Illinois in 1991. Since 1992 Ohio State has won 9 straight games at...

I wanna go back, I GET TO GO BACK!

I normally don't like posting personal stuff on here but I think this is a special exception.  For the last 3 months I've been spending a lot of time getting my application ready for business school and I'm proud to say that I have been accepted into the MBA program at Ohio State! ...
11 Nov 2013
by DJRoss926

Weekly Probabilities - 11/11

Here they are!  Again, although the process is objective, I acknowledge my probabilities of individual games are subjective, though I think this gives us a pretty good picture of where we are at. As always, my numbers will be attached for anyone who would like to critique. Assumptions: -Ohi...
11 Nov 2013
by Goalscorer9