Someone was born after 2004 and forgets what OSU basketball meant before that. Coming off sanctions and violations from the Jim O'brien era in which we vacated our 1999 Final Four appearance which was the first since 1968. Thad has done a wonderful job at making this an elite level program at the consistency in which it has never seen since the 60s. These comments just frustrate me because they represent little insight about the whole story of the OSU program which continually sits in the shadow of our football team. I thank Thad every day for what he has done for this program. I understand people will look towards recency to form their current expectations but I think it helps to sit back every once in a while and evaluate more than just what has happened in the past two years. I'm 23 and I don't remember much of anything before Thad in 2004 but I still acknowledge what he built and the challenges he faced. Yeah at this point we have higher expectations but please show more respect to this guy.
A lot of people here whining about having the tournament in the most famous arena in the world. If you haven't been to New York yet, it is such a beautiful and entertaining city and it's well-worth the trip and money.
New York is largely an unclaimed market for college athletics so this move also makes sense for the brand. Sorry if you disagree with my opinion but I think a weekend trip during this tourney would help make you think otherwise.
Pretty happy with the result considering what I saw in the first half. Glad we made some some great adjustments at halftime and this will only be an invaluable lesson to our freshman.
The combo of this year's class with next years class which I believe will have everyone but D'angelo staying 3 years+ will ensure we are a force in the BIG ten for the short term. I think this is the best thing about it. That's also not to say D'angelo is the only obvious pro talent in these classes as I think a few of these guys have legitimate shots just not as instantly as D'angelo.
I get really amped just thinking of these classes working together next year and the year after. I see some good leaders and I personally have never been more excited for back to back classes. I was so used to Thad having on and off recruiting years that this is such a pleasant surprise.
I see what you did right there
Yeah it's pretty frustrating
Yes, if anyone knows of a stream please post. I wish BTN decided to not make this a BTN+ game and just let ESPN3 do it like almost the rest of the conference teams who won't be on general tv tonight.
Perception is based off of performance. Whether you want it to be relevant or not it is a factor.
Auburn loses to unranked A&M and stays in the top ten. (-6 spots)
Ole Miss loses to LSU drops 3 to 7, then loses next week to Auburn and drops from 7 to 12. (-9 spots in two consecutive loses)
OSU lost to unranked Va Tech and dropped from 8 to 21. (At the time we no one know they would be 4-5 now). (-13 spots)
Oklahoma loses to Baylor and drops from 16 to out of the top 25. (-10 spots)
I'm sure there are more examples out there but it just shows how important bias is with these rankings. It's a circle of death and I think it all stems from preseason rankings that literally have no value and rely on perception more than any other factor. Take it for what it's worth. Can't say the SEC hasn't earned the right to a bias based on their performance the past decade, but it does get out of control in my opinion
Part of being a coach is to avoid answering those questions straight up. There is never an A or B answer
Having the silver helmets would fix any problems with a black uniform resembling Cinci. Those things are unmistakable icons
Hypothetical here. Lets say JT leads us to the Playoff and becomes a top 3 vote getter for the Heisman, would you guys really be all for having Braxton named the starter next season. This is after the offense has had a year to grow under JT with many players already being accustomed to his playing style.
Love Braxton and all but I think our loyalty to him could be a little blinding especially in the case that has JT leading us to a playoff appearance. The exact goal we would have under the Braxton's leadership
God I would love to get Myles Turner.
I thought Drake's whole album was great. He really has made some great improvements to his music
You're only thinking offense. Our defense is what excites me. Everyone who was productive on defense last year is returning and they are all veterans. They should be able to keep us in every game unless the offense just absolutely doesn't show up
It's too early to guess at what would be a "brutal stretch" but I think there are stretches that show some potential as of now.
notably, starting on February 1st, we play at Wisconsin, at Iowa, Purdue, Michigan, and finish at Illinois.
3/5 Were solid tourney teams last year
Iowa went to the NIT championship game and are looking to have a breakout year in the big ten
Purdue would be the only probable break even though they were a .500 team last year.
3/5 are away at tough environments. I wouldn't be surprised if we only won one of these games and if 4/5 of these opponents are ranked by then. I'm also not saying I would be surprised if we won them all
Apparently your reputation is a little more protected in Louisiana as we found out recently with Jeremy Hill. I guess breaking probation by punching someone from behind in a parking lot and then celebrating over their knocked out body doesn't ruin your reputation with your teammates and Les at LSU. "Just score touchdowns and we will forget all down here"
yeah the guy went to OSU, doesn't that automatically count. For all I care Ryan Shazier is an Ohioan
just a comparison nothing deeper. I'd run away though
When Urban offers an underrated kid, to me their '3 star' ranking becomes as arbitrary as poland's calvalry in WW2. I hope that serves as a decent simile, but seriously I trust our coaches evaluations of these athletes more than the people who assign stars.
I don't see the fanbases of these schools allowing this network to be successful. I'm calling it a bust
Everyone wants instant results from these moves. Sorry but you just won't get them from Rutgers and Maryland. In 5 years these schools will be fully integrated and all these conversations about it won't even be afterthoughts at that point.