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  • SPORTS MOMENT: January 3, 2003 - Cie Grant applies pressure and Ken Dorsey throws a desperation pass that falls harmlessly to the ground, and, after just 4 months of enrollment, a New Jersey guy becomes a Buckeye for life.
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Comment 4 hours ago

I actually think a Bama loss, a Clemson win, and an Iowa win puts us in. We'd be the only 1 loss team left in the current top 25 in the CFP. The fourth spot would come down to us, 2 loss Florida as the SEC champion (who just got smacked by FSU at home), or 2 loss Stanford (both losses being to unranked teams, 1 at home and 1 on the road). 

I think the arguments get dicier if Clemson loses, because we have to win the argument over 1 loss UNC as a power 5 conference champ. I also think it gets dicier if Iowa loses because putting us in the playoff creates a potential MSU-OSU rematch, and that might be enough to put one of the 2 loss conference champs (probably Florida) in over us.

Comment 13 Nov 2015

Wouldn't we want to root for a MSU loss? That would make our game with them meaningless in terms of the B10 Championship, and we'd only have to beat TTUN to get to the B10 Championship game. An MSU win means we have to beat both of them. Obviously we want to run the table, but if we had a hiccup, I think having it come against an MSU team with 2 conference losses would be most preferable. 

Comment 03 Nov 2015

I was actually shocked this morning, in the first half hour of his show with Taylor Zarzour on Sirius College Sports Nation (Ch. 84), Greg McElroy actually spoke quite vehemently about 1 game being plenty and being exactly what others have received in similar situations. I was surprised to hear him stick up for tOSU like that, but he had great points about how J.T. has no prior history of being anything other than an exceptional person and leader, his remorse, and his overall attitude. I think he also mentioned that his captaincy is at risk and the scholarship penalty, although I was getting my daughter out of the car and into daycare so I missed pieces. Nice to see a national media member who is not always very pro-BigTen or tOSU give some real talk.

Comment 02 Nov 2015

10 years ago I was able to meet these requirements fairly easily. I didn't have a lot of money, but I had enough to meet my expenses from my part-time job. If I remember correctly, as long as you were able to show an ability to pay for the basics, you would simply non-report any other support you received. I.e. if you had income to pay tuition, rent, food, and transportation, then it wouldn't matter if your parents helped you pay for other items that weren't necessities (internet and beer!). And J.T. would be in an interesting situation where, for the prior 12 months, he'd be able to point to his scholarship as a primary means of support (tuition and I assume a lot of meals as part of nutrition program?) which means he'd need less income/assets of his own to qualify. Then again, maybe they've gotten much more strict in recent years.

Comment 23 Oct 2015

Any update on a parking lot for a semi-organized Buckeye tailgate? I didn't find out about the Buckeye Bash until today and it is sold out. I should have planned in advance. My wife and I live locally and would love to track down other Buckeyes to tailgate with. Also have never been to a Rutgers game so following the herd would be helpful in terms of choosing a lot and how to get to and from the stadium from that lot.

Comment 11 Nov 2012

Ummm, why is this not on TV? BTN is showing a replay of the spellbinding Wisconsin/Indiana game and espn is showing ATP tennis.

Comment 08 Mar 2012

Just ordered on my iPad ($12.99). Will read on the airplane on the way to our honeymoon tomorrow. First book I've purchased in 5 years that isn't related to work. Only the second book I've purchased since I graduated from grad school (the other of course being "In the Crease", the autobiography of Martin Brodeur). Excited. You guys should really be getting a cut.

Comment 23 Dec 2011

I'm pretty sure losing a fairly close road game to a top 15 team with your best, and arguably the nation's best, player not in the line-up is pretty close to the definition of "an excuse." This is not football; only 5 players start, and there are only 14 on the roster. The loss of your best player has a dramatic impact. In fact, Jared's absence was seen as such a valid excuse by the national "experts" of college bball that it had almost not effect on our ranking.