Practice report, 4/14/2012

"Students in first, staff and faculty line up over here - cellphones off and put away!" No, in my years here at OSU - the one year from '97-98, or the ones starting in Winter 2009 - I have never been in the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex.  I could park there with my C permit,...
14 Apr 2012
by vidstudent

DJ Moving On

Last Friday DJ published a thought-provoking story encouraging student athletes to seize the option to go pro when opportunities to do so arise. One line in the story, regarding universities generally not caring about whether students graduate, struck a nerve and the comments subsequently turned ...

Miss. State star could transfer to OSU... This looks like it could be another Ohio State/Duke battle, ala Tony Parker. Rodney Hood --- one of the top freshman in the SEC last season for the Mississippi ...
10 Apr 2012
by Bucks43201

Sporting News Article on Meyer

A recent article in teh Sorting News on teh "Problems" at Florida with Meyer and after. I went through and as I encountered then, I copied and pasted…this is what substitutes for journalism now… Multiple sources told Sporting News that Meyer… …  on...
09 Apr 2012
by doodah_man

The One & Done System

The NCAA by their bylaws rules and regulations have made a farce of collegiate athletics. The one and done dilemna that plauges universities and thier supporters is a sign of our society and the "G" factor. Greed has overtaken the better judgement of our people from the government to th...
07 Apr 2012
by rockford

Now Hiring

Eleven Warriors is seeking a hard-working and knowledgeable sports reporter to cover Ohio State athletics on a regular basis. Eleven Warriors is one of the largest Ohio State sports websites on the internet, and provides consistent and thorough reporting and analysis of the Buckeyes in&...
02 Apr 2012
by 11W Staff

Thank you, William Buford

Just a rugged looking kid out of Toledo, Ohio, William Buford made his commitment to play basketball for The Ohio State University as a part of the class of 2008. In an era of "one-and-dones" and early departures to the NBA, William Buford stood out as a special kind of player and perso...
01 Apr 2012
by JakeBuckeye

Time and Change

One thousand thirteen days ago, I wrote my very first piece on Eleven Warriors. At the time, I spent 8 hours, 5 days a week answering phone calls from irate consumers entering a world of strangeness and unfamiliarity and helping them make sense of it all. In my spare time, I aimed to provide...
28 Mar 2012
by Luke

OSU vs. KU: An "Insider's" Preview

I know that 11W will have their own preview, but being a big fan of both teams and watching a majority of their games this year I figured I would give it a go.  It’s a bit late, but you can consider it my official application for the 11W beat reporter spot.  I tended to write a bi...
27 Mar 2012
by rdubs

A Few Thoughts on KU-OSU.

Just watched OSU-Syracuse again and have a few thoughts: 1. Craft is FAR and away our most important player. He is unimaginably disruptive to the opponents lead guard, he brings patience, stability and a calming presence on offense and he is an emotional leader out there who pulls the team to...
27 Mar 2012
by themostbrian

Daugherty giving credit to OSU: Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer, was catching a lot of flack here on 11W this morning for that piece he posted.  However, he also wrote this where he gives a lot of credit to how OSU played point by point. At...
23 Mar 2012
by Bucksfan

Where is Bufford?!?!?!

From the start of the season, William Buford was supposed to be a key player, and starter to the Buckeyes this year. But what happened? He reminded me of a great football player, Cameron Heyward. They both took games off and didn't try at all. It was a disappointment of a senior season for hi...

Where We Come From, How We Arrive

February was a great month for Eleven Warriors. We recorded an all-time high of 2,369,510 pageviews for the month, which is the best single month in our history and good enough for an 714% increase over our February 2011 total of 291,075 pageviews1. Recruiting -- and Alex taking our recruitin...

Sweet Sixteen: OSU vs. Cincy Positional Matchups

As nice as it has been to brag about Ohio putting 4 teams into the Sweet Sixteen, it’s now time to focus on a matchup that will end the season and send home one of those teams.  The Bearcats of Cincinnati are an interesting team to meet in the tournament, because they play a 4 guard ro...
21 Mar 2012
by AJBor41

It's All For You

These are not full-time cute kittens. They have ugly day jobs. Indulge me while I chime in on the 11W Beg-a-thon, which is now in its final countdown phase. I've been a Buckeye blogger since 1997. That's before the term blogging was used. Essentially I was providing message board ...

UNC PG Kendall Marshall Has Broken Wrist

      Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist when he was fouled on a drive to the basket and knocked to the floor midway through the second half............The Tar Heels had already lost top perimeter defender and No. 2 ballhandler Dexter Strickland to a season-ending k...
18 Mar 2012
by Buckman

Brady Hoke's twin brother

I remember last year I started to think Brady Hoke looked like Flounder from the movie Animal House. He does. But Flounder may actually be a little too clean and well-groomed for a true Hoke comparison. After recently watching the classic movie Dirty Work, (starring Norm MacDonald), it's ...
17 Mar 2012
by Bucks43201

PLEASE READ: One Dollar-One Day Fundraiser Push

Dear 11W Community, As you know we have been running the Respect the Basement Fundraiser for a while now and are winding down towards the end come April 1. We have done an outstanding job and we appreciate everyone's help thus far, but we are so close yet so far from achieving our g...
16 Mar 2012
by 11W Staff

Buckeye Basketball: The Two-Faced Monster

Jekyll and Hyde The 2011-12 edition of Ohio State basketball has been nothing short of a comparison to one of the many high flyin’ roller coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park.  Its peaks, valleys, twists, turns, and even loops have made for one wild ride.  In reality, the...
15 Mar 2012
by osubucks10