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COUNTDOWN: 41 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Editor's note: This feature, a pictorial countdown to the kickoff of the 2013 Buckeye football season, was originally spawned in the Forums, but a fellow 11dubber suggested that it move to the blogs - so, here it is. Enjoy today's installment of the countdown. Ten days into our extended tri...
21 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 42 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Editor's note: This feature, a pictorial countdown to the kickoff of the 2013 Buckeye football season, was originally spawned in the Forums, but a fellow 11dubber suggested that it move to the blogs - so, here it is. Enjoy today's installment of the countdown. Forty-two days left: exactly s...
20 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 43 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Editor's note: This feature, a pictorial countdown to the kickoff of the 2013 Buckeye football season, was originally spawned in the Forums, but a fellow 11dubber suggested that it move to the blogs - so, here it is. Also, apologies for the tardiness of today's posting, but, well... I have a...
19 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 44 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Editor's note: This feature, a pictorial countdown to the kickoff of the 2013 Buckeye football season, was originally spawned in the Forums, but a fellow 11dubber suggested that it move to the blogs - so, here it is. Also, apologies for the delay in putting our today's edition - my flight di...
18 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

45 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Editor's note: This feature, a pictorial countdown to the kickoff of the 2013 Buckeye football season, was originally spawned in the Forums, but a fellow 11dubber suggested that it move to the blogs - so, here it is. Enjoy today's installment of the countdown. Prior to 1972, there wasn'...
17 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

BCS Pairings and Seeding Issues

While the BCS system as we know it is about to fade into that long goodnight, the discussion over its faults and foibles continues. Today, many of us have been chatting about the Big Ten's abysmal performance against the vaunted So Evil South Eastern Conference. When the discussion turned to the...
25 Jun 2013
by AndyVance

Gee, by the numbers

In one of the several posts and threads about the most recent, and ultimately tenure-ending gaffes committed by legendary Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee, someone asked for a succinct recitation of his many, many accomplishments. While the general consensus is that he is a "transformational ...
18 Jun 2013
by AndyVance

Tough Outs: Perspective on Tonight's "Shocking" Loss

For many of us (and especially for the very colorfully-spoken among us on the open thread), tonight's loss to the Fighting Totos of Wichita State was probably one of the most deflating losses in a long time. Yes, the debacle and Madison was ugly, and it always hurts to lose in Ann Arbor, but the...
30 Mar 2013
by AndyVance

Settling the Matta: Unfinished Business

What a difference eight games can make... Feeling somewhat like a sinner following a miraculous conversion experience, I find myself singing the indelible line from Amazing Grace: "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see." Thad Matta is a helluva basketball coach. Fo...
18 Mar 2013
by AndyVance

Florida State as a B1G candidate

With conference expansion talk percolating again in recent days, I've been revisiting my previous analyses (here and here) of logical Big Ten expansion strategy and potential targets. Let's remember the givens: On-field product isn't everything (but it is nonetheless a piece of t...
25 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

What the data says about where B1G players call home

This piece in this morning's Buckshots, coupled with this infographic from this morning's Skull Session, got me pondering on the subject of geography and recruiting in Big Ten football. So, as is my habit when I find something that intrigues me, I do some data analysis. Here's what I'...
15 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

Expectations for the Browns in 2013/14

With the news that the Cleveland Browns have tapped former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to be the team's sixth head coach in 13 years, fans have shifted from speculation over who the new play caller would be to "why in the hell did they hire him?" As fans, it is practically our...
11 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

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