I agree, I get mad when BTN shows GREATEST GAMES and shows a 1975 Penn ST or a 1985 Nebraska...not bigten games folks!!!
After reading about Ray Small falling from grace, this is very inspiring.
If I recall, correct me if I am wrong...his father accused Tressel of holding back his son when he suspended him for the RoseBowl. Even his father was enabling him to end up like this. SMH. I used to volunteer in my city for a program to help "at risk" youth stay off the streets, graduate high school etc...very few had active fathers or any other role models..Unfortunately due to budget cuts that went away. One would think that Ray Small just being around folks like Ted Ginn jr, Troy Smith and Tressel, not to mention having an active father in his life, would've kept him on the straight and narrow. It'll go down as another "woulda-shoulda-coulda"....Happy Tribe Home opener everyone!
Wow...this will be a gamechanger.
In my lifetime...
2. Keith Byars
where and when is he signing, my niece is "in love" with him. Might be a nice graduation gift. LOL
Agree...plus a college degree is more valuable long term than a Euro league contract, On the other hand, I understand he has a child he needs to take care of. I hope it all works out for him but I really wish young people today would get their lives in order before having kids. Best of luck Q.
Under that APR rule...does this impact our schollies since we lost 2 to early departue this year alone?
LOL...I spit out some diet pepsi on that one.
Agreed...Shannon Scott over Trey Burke? and lets be honest....If it weren't for Sully pushing (after the Pearl BBQ)...we wouldn't have Craft...excerpt from story..............It took convincing from Jared Sullinger for Thad Matta to extend a scholarship offer toAaron Craft. But it didn’t take long for the five-star prospect’s recommendation to pay dividends for the Ohio State head coach.
It’s hard to believe now that Matta wasn’t immediately sold on Craft, who ranks as the Buckeyes’ all-time leader in both steals and assists. Also currently tied for the Big Ten’s all-time steals record, the 19th-ranked point guard in the 2010 class has enjoyed one of the more storied careers in college basketball history -- one that was almost spent elsewhere.
"When I committed to Ohio State, Coach Matta said we need to add more people to the class. Not more so, you know, top-ranked basketball players, but solid basketball players," Sullinger said. "I kept telling him about Aaron. I was like, ‘Coach, get Aaron. You got to get Aaron.'"
Interesting point Savannah...perhaps the Chris Jent leaving may have impacted his coaching there.
There was a time about 15 years ago when then Gov. Bob Taft wanted to introduce legislation to REQUIRE UC and OSU meet in BBall on an annual basis. Fortunately the state legislature realized they had a few more important things to deal with.
Agree on WMU...I attended the Toledo - WMU game in CLE Saturday...they put up 98 on a decent Toledo team..I commented to my brother that I hope they don't put OSU against them in the first round..could be a second rounder.
Agree 100%...like you mentioned the "non-revenue" sports..plus what about your MAC, C-USA etc.. smaller conferences that don't get the $$ off of even football. I used student loans and grants to get through college (I am sure I am not alone here). Took me 8+ years after graduation to pay off my loans...I get a little irritated when I hear athletes say..."All we get is a free education..." ...thats a pretty nice deal, IF they take advantage of it..
Well done Bluke...I have a soft spot for Dayton as well as my recently deceased father was stationed there in the Air Force at Wright/Pat. Will be an intriguing game.
According to this story they are too good for the CBI...http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24488698/hoosiers-ad-were-indiana-we-dont-play-in-the-cbi
Thursday Noon...Either Dayton or OSU will have the dubious honor of being the first real team (I dont count the preliminary games) eliminated. That happened against Utah State back in 2001 or 2002.
How hot is Wichita State? Big Ten Network is rebroadcasting the Shockers 2013 Elite Eight victory over Ohio State. Kind of strange.
I was surprised too. Although as well as they're (Wichita) playing this year, that loss is not as embarassing as it was a year ago.
2 ... 1 in BIG, 1 in NCAA
Darby, Dials and Brian Brown would be just outside of my top 10. They were fun to watch.
I am 46 so only saw a few of those guys actually play for OSU so here is my top 10..
1. Jimmy Jackson
4. Jay Burson
5. Aaron Craft
6. Sully (if he stayed another year, he'd be #1)
If Oden and Conley weren't one and dones, they would be high on list
Sorry, I have to be the Debbie Downer..Pettaway and Shields are too much for us..especially on a back to back
Thursday winners: IND, OSU, Minn, Iowa
Friday winners: scUM, NEB, Wisc, Iowa'
Saturday winners: scUM, Wisc
Sunday winner: scUM
Mariska Hargitay -- Olivia on Law and Order SVU
Jerry Orbach -- Lenny Briscoe L & O
Larry Hagman -- JR
Will Ferrell -- SNL
Neil Patrick Harris -- How I met your Mother