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BuckeyeRef

Huron, Ohio (via Martins Ferry, Ohio)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 National Championship Game victory over Miami
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Art Schlichter
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Larry Bird
  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Boston Breakers

Recent Activity

Comment 10 Aug 2014

@CGroverL --- dude, this comment section is what it is...A COMMENT SECTION, not an audition for a publisher to see your novel. With all due respect, you MAY have some excellent points but in case you haven't heard, the world is now living in a 140-character period of time. I bet you don't have a Twitter account because you can't say anything of relevance in under 140 characters....

Comment 10 Aug 2014

@ BuckeyeByBirth - I'm sorry, but, a person CANNOT be a huge fan of OSU and ND. You have to pick one. Same goes if someone says they are a huge fan of OSU and Michigan...can't be done. Since World War I, the big 3 football schools in the Midwest are OSU, UofM and ND. Like I said, you have to pick ONE SCHOOL who your loyalties belong too.

Comment 10 Aug 2014

Good article but at this point everything is really speculation. There are more questions than answers. Ultimately, every school in the Power 5 is going to "protect their interests" and I'm not so sure that will be a good thing. Usually that means a few marquee programs, like Ohio State, will dictate what the other Power 5 schools can and cannot do.

Comment 09 Aug 2014

Now the LeBron has come home, I really "get it" insofar as why he left four years ago. If you recall, his last 2 seasons with the Cavs, they had the best record in the NBA, yet couldn't get to the NBA Finals (those playoff series losses stung).

The reason he left, IMHO, is that he needed to go elsewhere to LEARN HOW to win a championship and Dwayne Wade showed him, after having won one himself in Miami with Shaq.

Now, LeBron has returned to Cleveland, and Ohio, with the knowledge on how he can lead the Cavs to the promised land.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

The one team in the bottom half of the B1G that South Carolina might want to schedule that would be exciting for their fans is a game vs Michigan!!! It would be a perfect set-up for Spurrier, he could go on for days about how powerhouse Appalachian State has already beat Michigan and would be a sure-fire lock for his Gamecocks to win this game!

Comment 06 Aug 2014

All my goodness, I can't believe the Colts actually took pictures of this horrible & demeaning HAZING incident involving Mewhort.

I can see it now, OSU Prez Drake will fire all Indianapolis Colt players involved in this long-standing, cultural behavior because no one in a position of authority has tried to stop it....

Comment 01 Aug 2014

I had the great fortune of being in Tempe watching that emotionally riveting game and will never forget immediately after the game ended just standing there in stunning disbelief that "my" team had actually captured a national championship and beating what was said to be an unbeatable team!!! I remember watching the trophy presentation and when all the post-game festivities were over, I still didn't want to leave the stadium. We were just hugging total strangers, but die-hard buckeye fans. I was only 9 when Woody and the super sophs won the 1969 Rose Bowl but ironically, my now deceased father attended that game! So, both my father & I actually saw Ohio State win its last two national championships....

Comment 31 Jul 2014

Since all the other power conferences in the country have basically thrown long-held traditions out the window, in the best interests of the conference, I don't mind OSU-UM game being played in late September or October and at night. So many "traditional rivalries" have gone the way of the rotary phone, the game being the 12th game on the schedule doesn't matter to me anymore. But, OSU should play Michigan EVERY year.

I do believe OSU had a hard time getting up for the B1G championship game vs MSU after an emotionally draining 1 point game in Ann Arbor last year and it cost them a chance to play in the BCS Championship game.

Comment 21 Mar 2012

Uh Matt...your record vs scUM was...????

Tressel's was 9-1

You're backhanded slap is exactly that.

Comment 09 Mar 2012

The smart move would be to add, if the B1G decides they have to add because I think 12 is just about the right number now, 4 schools: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas & Kansas State.

Those schools would add value, they would add competitiveness in both of the "money sports", being football & basketball.

Comment 12 Aug 2011

Without a doubt, and I've probably been to over 100 games since my first in 1968, was the 2003 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe when OSU beat #1 Miami, who had a 34 game winning streak. The emotional swings in that game were unbelievable, right down to Clarett sliding in the end zone to go ahead in the second overtime. What made that game the best in my mind was the 5 day trip out to Arizona. We left C-bus on a charter flight on New Years Day and returned on January 4th. All we did for the better part of 4 days was hang around the bars in Tempe with ALL, and I mean all the Ohio State fans that descended on Tempe. There were like 15 Miami fans in town. Can't really blame them, they thought the Canes would just roll past slow, plodding, little offense Ohio State. But, as I told my buddy after the first series when the OSU "D" sacked Dorsey twice, I just looked at him and said, "It's On". 

No way any other game will equal that because I had gone to so many OSU games since 1968 and waited sooooo long for that next National Championship. I will truly take that experience to the grave with me.