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rightfield


Ohio (via West Lafayette)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 National Championship
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
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Recent Activity

Comment 09 May 2015

Schools that will never, ever, ever get into the B1G;  WV & PITT (Penn St. and OSU would nix this) Syracuse (Penn St. says no), Cincy (OSU says no)  Kentucky & Louisville (lack of academics). 

  I thought Mizzou would be brought in during the next round of expansion but maybe Nebraska has stiff armed them.

  This whole discussion can be answered by G. Gee's speech that got him ousted at Ohio State. He laid out the whole game plan.

  Virginia, NC and GT are next. B1G will try ND and Texas again after they gut the ACC.

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Born in N.J. but raised in West Lafayette also (RHS class of '86).  I remember our gym teacher putting anyone with a Buckeye shirt on at the head of the line for lunch and anyone wearing a blue shirt at the end of the line. That's the way you raise a good, honest Buckeye. 

Comment 19 Apr 2015

I personally brought 2 nephews (about 28 years old) and their 5 sons (ages from 7 to 10 ), to the Spring Game yesterday. It was the first time for any of them in the Shoe. They were blown away by the experience - two of the boys got to high five Zeke before the game. There is a chance that none of them (though devote Buckeye fans that wear lots of Buckeye gear) would ever attempt to go to a regular season game because of cost.

   The group spent very little ( hour and 15 minute drive each way) to have a great Buckeye experience. Ohio State did a great job to keep it exciting especially for the young fans. 

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Job security and competition for the 22 starting positions is important. For the positions that are "locks", those players have to wipe last year out of their minds and find another reason to feel slighted by the media, fans, opponents , ect. to get that edge back. Having VT the first game at Blacksburg will help tremendously. Nothing like feeling like the world is against you to get the competitive juices flowing. I don't see too many Hokie fans selling their tickets so this will not be your typical Buckeye road game where we out number the home fans. 

  It will be loud and in your face for our boys the first game. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

On the one hand I want to enjoy the national attention this QB race is going to generate- college football has never seen 3 QBs this celebrated on the same team EVER! Maybe not even 2 QBs this famous on the same team. On the other hand, the team takes on the persona of their QB and they need to know who that will be. 

   This may be Urban's toughest coaching decision of his career. Let's hope that Braxton falls in love with catching the ball and makes this a 2 QB race. Braxton could make a lot of $ in the NFL as a 4.3 40 playmaker. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

The redshirt year will do wonders for him as he gets aquainted with college life,classes,weight room,ect.  The extra year will pay off big time for him and the Bucks.

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Got to put Pete in the Hall. He has done 30 years of baseball purgatory. If he had killed someone he would have been out of prison all ready. 

Comment 07 Mar 2015

The day after we won the NC I checked this coming season's schedule and could not believe our luck. Nothing between now and a rematch with VT at Blacksburg. I thought for sure a late addition of some MAC school would get thrown in there and potentially distract the team from giving the Hokies the full monty of retribution that they deserve. I almost feel sorry for VT. They have never seen the freight train of destruction they are about to get run over by, in front of their own people none the less.

    The Buckeye intensity and focus will be something to behold. I am guessing one of the most watched season opening games in college football history.

Comment 02 Mar 2015

If you don't appreciate Matta you must be younger than 25. Any one older than that was old enough to remember the tortuous that we went through as Buckeye basketball fans before he arrived.  It is very difficult to break into the elite college basketball fraternity that Kansas, North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky are in and enjoy easy recruiting year in and year out like they do, but Matta has us just on the outside of these traditional powers. 

He will a national championship at Ohio State.

Comment 01 Mar 2015

This has been his destination job. He is working with his soon to be son in law here. His son is a HS frosh-hopefully he attends OSU then 8 years are a real possibility. His and his wife's- families live here. He has a lot of behind the scenes support here -Earle, ect.

  My guess is at least 8 more years- hoping for 20.

Comment 23 Feb 2015

The chance to win a NC and be the face of Buckeye basketball for a long, long time pays very well in of itself. Business opportunities, commercials, ect. would pay off for him for the next 50 years if he brings a NC to the Basketbucks.

  The NBA will be there for about 10 years or so, there is no going back to the fun of being with friends in college once you leave. No one disagrees that DAR will be very rich by the time he is 25, but you can only be a kid once. Why not be have both and enjoy college one more year and still be silly rich by age 25.....and maybe a chance of having a statue of yourself outside the Schot.

Comment 08 Feb 2015

Russell is for sure in the top 5 all-time and that puts him in very elite company. He is carrying the Bucks on his back so far this season. Lets see how he does the rest of the season and tourney time. He has a chance to be the best Buckeye frosh ever but the team is going to have to do a lot of winning between now and the end of the season.

Comment 07 Feb 2015

Hopefully some of the "The sky is falling" posters on here will give UFM more than a couple days to put out the next "fire" that the Buckeyes experience. Every team in sports experiences some adversity but true fans give their HC some time to fix the thing that gets broken.

Now we can consider this situation "fixed" and sit back and enjoy how coach Alford stomps on those teams (*ichigan) that tried to take advantage of our problem.