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Eleven Warriors is on Fire

No, really. There are flames and it's hot and OUCH. So, Derek has accepted a new position and will be taking his talents to Scout Beach. It all happened so quickly and we're very excited for him – he'll bring a fantastic skill set to his role working under Bill Greene. ...

Wishing Alex the Best

Yesterday was Alex's last day with Eleven Warriors. He's moving on to Bucknuts after receiving an offer that he'd be crazy to turn down. Alex has been instrumental in building Eleven Warriors to the place it is today and he'll be sorely missed. If we could have cloned him, we w...

The Indiana Win in GIFs

Warning: This page checks in at around 20MB. If you're on a cellular network or dial-up, turn back! Turn back! It was closer than it should have been and mother of god, that defense, but Urban Meyer's Buckeyes improved to 7-0 with a 52-49 win over the Hoosiers in Bloomington Saturday night....

The Michigan State Win in GIFs

Warning: This page checks in at around 25MB. If you're on a cellular network or dial-up, turn back! Turn back! Urban Meyer improved to 11-0 all-time in conference openers with Ohio State's 17-16 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. The Buckeyes didn't play a perfect game, but the wi...

Drink Too, Brutus 2012

If you plan to attend Eat Too, Brutus prior to the Nebraska game, get your weekend off to the right start by making it out for Drink Too, Brutus on Friday, October 5th. We're going to gather at Bernard's Tavern in the Short North (Map) at 8pm to eat, drink, talk football and celebrate the...

Calling All Live Blog Moderators

It's that time of the year again. We'll be hosting live blogs for every game this season starting with the opener against Miami this weekend. We had a great crew that handled moderation and pretty much ensured things ran smoothly last year, but we're always looking to add a few more to ...

Things on TV That Aren't the Battle for Ohio

With former Buckeyes David Lighty, Dallas Lauderdale, Jon Diebler, Ron Lewis, Terrence Dials, JJ Sullinger, George Reese, Scoonie Penn, Brian Brown, Evan Turner and Ivan Harris in action for today's Battle of Ohio charity basketball game (not to mention Clark Kellogg, Brad Sellers, Ron Stok...

The Best of Three and Out, Blockquoted

M Man, our resident Wolverine expert, already published the definitive review of Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football, John U. Bacon's behind-the-scenes look at Rich Rodriguez's short tenure in Ann Arbor. His review is fair...

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 ...

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...

1956

  Appearing on his weekly television show during the 1955 season, Woody Hayes was discussing the troubles he had keeping players in school because football kept them too busy to hold meaningful jobs. Hayes then admitted that he often loaned small amounts of money to players that nee...

There be Server Upgrades

As Thomas Francis Gilroy once said, "With great traffic, comes expensive server upgrades." Or something like that... On Thursday morning, at approximately 5am ET, we will be upgrading our server again. We're trying to position the site to withstand the unbelievable traffic ...

Eat Too, Brutus Visitor's Guide

On behalf of the entire Eleven Warriors team and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, I want to thank you for purchasing a VIP ticket to Eat Too, Brutus 2011. As you know, the event will be held this Saturday, October 29th, prior to the Wisconsin game. To ensure smooth planning,...

Announcing Drink Too, Brutus 2011

As many of you know, Eat Too, Brutus is sold out this year (thank you!) and we're looking forward to an epic Saturday that leads to us giving the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research a nice fat check. While we still have many surprises in store for Saturday, we wanted to...

Help Spread the 11W Gospel

As Ramzy pointed out a few days ago, Blogs With Balls has launched the Untitled Sports Media Awards Project to recognize some of the shining stars in online sports journalism. There are literally hundreds of different awards shows in entertainment, media and sports, but none of them have ...

Warts by Brooks: The Sequel

Just two days after delivering the incredibly scandalous (and incredibly incorrect) scoop behind the departure of Shelly Poe as OSU's football SID, SPORTSbyBROOKS is back with "previously unseen images" of the letter from the Department of Justice that started our winter of dis...

Jesse Owens Spring Game Details

Just received a university release spelling out some of the details for the Jesse Owens Spring Game. Because of a lack of bodies, it had been disclosed that the game would be O vs D, but here we find out more about the format, such as the fact that the ball will be spotted to create game-like sit...

Big Ten Releases 2013-14 Football Schedules

From a university release: COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2013 and 2014 conference football schedules today. Ohio State, a member of the Leaders division, will play four home and four away league contests in each of those seasons. In 2013, the Buckeyes ...

Cam Heyward Speaks to PFT About Tressel

Cameron Heyward appeared on PFT Live earlier today and was asked about the Tressel situation (7:25): Transcript: It's been a rough process up here. I just got up here Sunday, but you know I'm a Buckeye through and through and I'm with Coach Tressel to the very end. Coach...

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