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Buckeye in Illini country

Urbana, Illinois (via Cincinnati, Ohio)

Member since 27 July 2011 | Blog

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: In Person:
    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

    4th: 2014 - Seeing CARDALE JONES and the rest of the Buckeyes destroy Wisconsin 59-0 in the B1G Championship Game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Troy Smith, Beanie Wells, Chris Spielman, James Laurinaitis, Orlando Pace, Nick Mangold, EzE
  • 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 12 Nov 2015

Note to people getting tickets. It really doesn't matter where your tickets are. I'm expecting with the cold that not many Illinois people will show up, so there will be plenty of room to move around and put your feet up with ease. At least that was the case two years ago.

I expect the student section to resemble this again:

Comment 19 Oct 2015

I am for starting JT because of the personnel around him. The short to intermediate passing game combined with the zone-read-option run game is ideally suited for JT, which this year's version of OSU's offense has in bunches.

To be fair to Cardale, for this offense to run efficiently, he needs a deep ball home run threat like we had in Devin Smith last year. Marshall and Thomas are not ideal deep ball guys; they tend to be more underneath to intermediate type guys. Also, the few times we have gone deep (such as against Indiana I think), the timing was off and Cardale underthrew/ threw the ball late too often on the deep ball.

Comment 28 Sep 2015

Purdue is a great school for engineering. So are Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. If anything, Indiana should be relegated on this aspect as they are just now adding an engineering program.

I don't know what I am saying, but I am just saying. 

Comment 18 Sep 2015

I'm assuming the tickets will drop in price once Illinois loses to Nebraska and Wisconsin. I'm waiting to buy mine. I'm thinking easy tickets can be had for less than $40.

Comment 27 Aug 2015

As a graduate student (PhD at UIUC), I get paid about $24000/ year on top of getting a tution waiver and 80% of my health insurance. I think it is very reasonable to give athletes total COA stipends that brings the value to roughly the same ($24,000 for room, board, books, and whatever else + tuition and health insurance).

Comment 25 Aug 2015

For the most part, that Deadspin article is very accurate. And it is sooooo depressing.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

It's even more impressive for him to throw/ catch like that when his hands/ wrists are heavily taped up.