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MVJ


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The Ohio State University, class of 2008.

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rushing the field as a freshman after Ohio State upset Michigan in 2004.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Craig Krenzel
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Aaron Craft
  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Meh
  • NBA TEAM: Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Real Madrid

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Comment 09 Apr 2014

Great piece, Johnny. Another interesting story related to Jesse Owens, is that one of his daughters won Homecoming Queen while she was a student at Ohio State. After the ceremony, Jesse was quoted as saying, "Only in America, only in America..." I've heard that quote used as a symbol for our country overcoming its history of racism - but placed in the broader context of this story, you can see how there could be so many different ways to interpret that statement and his feelings toward Ohio State.

Comment 17 Feb 2014

IMHO, the humor in this story is that a $10M endowment to athletics is so unnecessary. An athletics department that already spends significant money on the following (http://www.annarbor.com/sports/28-million-michigan-stadium-marquee-will-be-48-feet-wide-and-27-feet-tall/ or  http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/09/university_of_michigan_athleti.html ), shouldn't necessarily need to endow what could arguably be the most visible public employee in state. This coming from a school that goes to such lengths to not feature any advertising inside Michigan Stadium (http://footballscoop.com/news/3500-michigan-ad-they-said-dont-put-the-damn-advertising-in-our-stadium).

I'm a loyal Buckeye, but spent some time living/working in Ann Arbor, and there are numerous other facilities on that campus that have not been updated since they were built in the 1930's. Clearly, public schools don't turn down money, but I seriously wonder if the development officer who managed this gift took any time to suggest areas in the University where $400,000 a year would have made a MUCH bigger impact. That's where I hope Ohio State would manage this situation differently, if we're ever approached by someone with so much dinero.

Comment 31 Jan 2014

Athletics Department budget is separate from the University's General Fund. AD responsible for raising its own revenue - no tax dollars go toward AD expenses. If you buy an Ohio State t-shirt, however, you are in fact financing Mr. Smith's new contract.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Urban has this team trending in the right direction - recruits, the offense, the team's attack/compete mentality - looking at the state of this program in 2011, things could have been much much worse for us (especially looking at how other programs have fallen off: USC, Texas, Miami, M*chigan, etc.). Having said that, next year we need to win the Big Ten and (at least) win a Rose Bowl. 24-2 is great - but we've beaten the teams we're supposed to beat, and don't have a signature win over a top 10 program. I won't complain about 12-2 and competing well against Clemson in a BCS game, but to continue the upward trend next year we need the return of our Silver Bullet defense and wins in B1G/Bowl games.

Comment 04 Jan 2014

Prior to that last series, we were sure that Guitton would get the call on the last drive - similar to Purdue 2012. The fact that Meyer stuck with Braxton was surprising - especially because on the two plays we ran, Hyde wasn't in the backfield for either. Could it be that Meyer didn't want to pull Braxton in "primetime" for fear of embarrassing him, or not showing trust in his starter? Possibly pissing Braxton off and chancing his decision to return next year?

Comment 05 Jun 2013

As president of the University,I definitely think that Gee's comments were in bad taste, and I approved of the BOT following up with him to hold him accountable. That's the reality of leadership - you have to hold yourself to the same standards of accountability as the people you're leading. However, it makes me so sad to see Gee retire in the wake of those comments. The man has done so much good for the university and has a genuine love for its students and alumni. It's an unfortunate end to a brilliant career. I'm hoping that Provost Alutto, as interim President, is able to continue Gee's outstanding work while we search for the next president. I'd hate to see such a quick transition of leadership harm the University and all the growth we've experienced these last few years.

Comment 31 May 2013

C'mon Jestertcf - it's fine to disagree with those who are upset by Gee's remarks. No need to react in a way that insults women or gays (many of whom make up a large part of Buckeye nation as well).

Comment 27 Nov 2012

If signing the best recruits, hiring the best coaches, winning the most games, and pissing people off costs you the Coach of the Year Award, I hope our head coach loses it from now until eternity. In my book, it's how the Big Ten awards participation ribbons.

Comment 02 Nov 2012

Legend says that it was a land turtle. One of the Illinois fraternities put the turtle in a full bathtub and it croaked.

Comment 28 Oct 2012

Hoke - because he doesn't even wear headphones during the game. I call that "getting a free sideline pass to every M*chigan game of the season."

Comment 02 Oct 2012

Don't see anything wrong with Bo's comments. Does anyone know if he was a candidate for the Head Coaching job this past year? If so, I'd suspect that might have something to do with his angle.

Comment 23 Aug 2012

I can't find the link, but I know that when Urban was hired he answered a reporter's question by listing the 3 core values he had for players. Can't remember the other 2, but I do know that "showing respect for women" was 1 of them - I remember that b/c I'd never heard a coach come out and say that before unsolicited. Obviously, a part of that rule was if you hit a woman, you're off the team.

Regardless of any court of law or the court of public opinion, if it were my call I wouldn't let Storm back on the team. And I'm basing that purely off his actions from this incident, the rules that Meyer laid down on day 1, and the need to establish discipline as a coach. Honestly, I don't care about his on-field performance or lack of it.

Bottom line is that I feel better cheering for my Buckeyes knowing that a player who hit his gf isn't on this team.