RB, I've seen Doughty twice in Cleveland. I very much enjoy his music both with Soul Coughing and his solo stuff. His book "Book of Drugs" leaves little hope that there will ever be a Soul Coughing reunion.
If you're talking about the AAU's Sullivan Award, that went to Lauren Carlini, a women's volleyball player from Wisconsin.
The Stones are at their best when they're playing the blues. On the last few albums, I've found myself wishing they'd just remember how they got started.
That's an NCAA rule, I believe. I'm not sure how Title IX factors into this, but it's certainly a part of the equation.
While he's made a name for himself in the ACC, Kasper never finished higher than 3rd at the Ohio state tournament. Tom Ryan has a knack for seeing the potential in guys (see Kollin Moore for proof), but even Tom gets a pass for overlooking Kasper.
125 is a tough weight to fill with somebody of the quality that the Buckeyes have had. Guys like Nathan Tomasello aren't just waiting in the wings for a call from a coach.
I agree that there are certainly guys in Ohio that would love to wrestle for the Buckeyes, but wrestling is a different animal than football as far as the number of scholarships goes. A fully-funded wrestling program (like the Buckeyes and most of the other top programs) only have 9.9 scholarships to distribute for every 4 year cycle. While no coach is going to lay it all out there and say exactly what each guy is getting, I've been told that there are very few full scholarships awarded to any one guy. It's probably safe to say Kyle Snyder is on a full-ride, but guys that aren't expected to start are often at a small percentage or they're walk-ons that are on the team just patiently waiting for a chance to compete. If the top guys in Ohio aren't staying in Ohio to wrestle for Tom Ryan, you've got the blue chippers like Alex Marinelli (Iowa), Dean Heil (2x NCAA Champ from Ok State), Anthony Collica (Ok State), and Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) leaving the state to wrestle for whatever program they want. In addition to those guys, you've got the next tier of guys that go to programs like Pitt and have nice careers. Unlike college football, you see wrestlers stick around for all four years, so you don't get the kind of turnover that you come to expect when you watch Urban Meyer reload every year.
I agree Heinselman is the real deal, but he's going into his senior season of high school. He won't be in the Buckeye lineup until at least the fall of 2018.
Pletcher did win the UWW Junior US Open. He's better suited to wrestle at 133, but filled in nicely at 141 out of necessity last year. If he redshirted, that gives the Buckeyes four years with Like and Ke-Shawn each in the lineup.
Don't worry. I've got you covered.
I've heard that Romero is a consideration at 165, but the Buckeyes generally give a guy a redshirt year in their first year on campus. Recent exceptions are Kyle Snyder and Luke Pletcher (who had his redshirt pulled when Ke-Shawn Hayes was injured last season). Since this is the last season with Tomasello, Bo Jordan, and Snyder, don't be surprised if the Buckeyes pull all of the stops and let Romero go 165 if he is the best option.
Great work, Knoch.
Here's my $0.02: I don't think we'll see Tomasello at 125 or Micah at 141 as the cut is too much for either guy to be at their most effective. This will be Nate's last season, so I think he'll get his say on where he wrestles. When healthy, I like Jake Ryan. He's not going to challenge Nolf for an NCAA title, but he is a nice addition to the starting lineup.
you're making me hungry, but you lost me with the fried bologna.