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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

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The Ohio State University Class of 2010.

Currently a grad student in materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois.

Do not live in a van down by the river.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2006: #1Ohio State vs. #2Michigan in the 'Shoe! I have never seen a better game in person.

    Close 2nd = 2010 Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon, 35 hour drive straight through was well worth it.

    Close 3rd = 2011 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State vs. Arkansas, yelling F*%K you to Mark May made my life
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft, Jon 3Bler, David Lighty, Mike Conley Jr., Mark Titus
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Spurs
  • MLB TEAM: Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: 'Merica

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Dec 2014

Popularity/ infatuation generally subside over time.  I'm sure Buckeye fans were pretty damn infatuated with Jerry Lucas back in the day but aren't as much now because many of us (myself included) never saw him play.  Even among recent players, everyone was pretty infatuated with Evan Turner while he was here.  I guarantee you that.  More time has passed since he played for the Buckeyes and so isn't in the Buckeye conscious at the moment.  You don't do things like this without being huge in fans' eyes.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

We could just make every Friday Skull Session into its own BucksFan Changing Icon thread.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Also the rosy red cheeks.  #swoon

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Legitimate question here for Jason:

A few Fridays ago I went looking for our old forum thread pal "BucksFan Changed his Icon".  It is still there.  As we all know, it had several gifs of the jiggly variety.  Would jail time result from "bumping" a thread like that?  Or is the jail time only for new bouncing gifs posted?

Comment 18 Dec 2014

He was one of the hardest workers to ever put on a Buckeye uniform.  People love that "blue-collar" aspect to any players' game.  Compare him with LaQuinton Ross.  Ross was much more talented but it is clear that he didn't put nearly the amount of effort and leadership that Craft did.  Hence why people love him.  He was here for four years which people tend to like about their team's players.  Conley is a much better point guard than Craft, but since he was only here one year, he is not as beloved by the fan base as Craft is.

Also, he was a integral part of the Final Four and Elite Eight teams.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

He was much more than a great on-ball defender.  He is a great defender. Period.  He played passing lanes amazingly well when his man didn't have the ball.  I would take him on this team in a heartbeat. 

Comment 17 Dec 2014


He was a 2nd teamer on SI's All-America team.  Neither of them are taken into account for naming a consensus or unanimous All-American.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

B1G teams are more popular and so during the BCS era, the bowls would often select two B1G teams to the BCS bowls over a slightly higher ranked ACC, Pac12, or BigXII school because of fans traveling.  Also, January 1 bowl tie-ins skew heavily to B1G vs. SEC matchups.  And post January 1 bowls are non-P5 matchups (other than the Cotton Bowl)