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Michael Citro

11W Staff

Orlando, FL (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 01 January 2013 | Blog

A 1996 graduate of The Ohio State University, Michael is a former Lantern sports editor. He was a sports writer for the Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas in the late 90s and worked for five years in the communications department of the NHL’s Florida Panthers. As a young Buckeye fan, he gasped in horror at his television when Woody Hayes struck Charlie Bauman. He then suffered through the many 9-3 seasons of Earle Bruce and the dark days of John Cooper, but somehow emerged all the stronger for it. A music fanatic with more than 1,300 compact discs ("Grandpa, what are those?"), and about three months worth of music in his iTunes library, Michael recently completed a 10-year run as host of a weekly progressive rock internet radio show. When not writing about the Buckeyes or listening to 20-minute prog rock songs, Michael spends entirely too much time on Twitter or watching television. Or both at the same time.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Beating No. 1 Iowa in 1985, rushing the field, tearing down the goal post in the north end zone and carrying the crossbar up and down High Street all night. Pro Tip: crossbars are heavy, so always go for the uprights.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman...the manliest of Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jay Burson, Dennis Hopson, Jon Diebler & Aaron Craft (I'm fickle)
  • NFL TEAM: Miami Dolphins
  • NHL TEAM: Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA TEAM: Boston Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: #RollTribe (AL), Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United, Crew, Celtic, AS Roma, Atletico

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jun 2015

Do poorly, and the pundits will scream that the B1G remains a paper tiger and that TOSU plays within an eviscerated conference.

That happened last year, with Ohio State, Michigan State and Michigan falling to VT, Oregon and Notre Dame, and it turned out OK for us.

Comment 20 Jun 2015

Yeah, I'm limited in what numbers were readily available. I have gone to game-by-game box scores for data before but this would have probably taken the better part of six months to go back far enough (for multiple coaches and teams) and do it the way I originally wanted. 

Comment 06 Jun 2015

Oh, I think Michigan State had a pretty versatile group. They tried it for a bit. Didn't go well. It's really down to the line knowing how to deal with it and the quarterback making quick reads. Those didn't come until a few games after Va Tech last year. 

Comment 30 May 2015

You're not a fan


I have a lot of friends/family that come down and tailgate and don't go to the game because of the cost of tickets. They tend to roam around a lot based on what places aren't overcrowded or aren't "happening" and yeah, I like to catch up with them ASAP since my time in Columbus is limited. If that makes me a lemming, I'm OK with it. I use my phone less than most people, but when I need it, I prefer to have actual service.