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Comment 18 hours ago

Right and I agree with you. I was really responding to the original poster. The coaches obviously have a much better feel on the exact roster space. That being said Thompson leaving doesn't in and of itself mean there's a spot for a transfer. We don't even know what the level of interest is from the staff in regards to Lindsey.

Comment 21 hours ago

The 2009 game with nearly identical weather brought in 95,722 fans paying $5 each. Five years later you jacked up that price 300% and noble beneficiary LiFE Sports very likely received less money because of that decision.

95,722 at $5 a pop is $478,610.

Before the change in pricing the school had sold 36,000 tickets at $12, totaling $432,000. That leaves a difference of $46.6K. To surpass that 2,331 fans would have needed to show up on Saturday & pay the full ticket price. That's discounting any potential sales on Friday (the 36K number was released Friday morning), and it's almost certainly that a fair number of additional tickets would have been sold prior to Saturday.

I think it's safe to say that Ohio State would have easily surpassed what was given to charity in 2009 if they had stayed with the original $12/$20 plan.

I agree that $20 was a bridge too far but I also think it's a bit disingenuous to focus on the $20 walk up price when tickets were easily available for quite a bit less.

Comment 21 hours ago

Record in the Big Ten:
Woody Hayes
205-61-10 76.1%
vs Sparty 9-7 56.2%
vs TSUN 16-11-1 58.9%
vs Purdue 10-4-1 70%
Conference Titles: 13
Joe Paterno
163-72 69.4%
vs Ohio State 36.8% 7-12
vs TSUN 6-10 37.5%
vs Iowa 40% 6-9
vs Wisconsin 46.2% 6-7
Conference Titles: 3

In the context of this specific topic I couldn't care less about the Sandusky scandal. The bottom line is that as a Big Ten coach Paterno had a losing record against four teams while winning the same or fewer number of Big Ten titles as Northwestern & Wisconsin. During that same time frame Jim Tressel won the Big Ten seven times. It took Paterno eight additional years to match John Cooper's three conference titles.

Comment 21 hours ago

Especially towards a team whose fans are mouthbreathing cretins who hate the Big Ten.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

I didn't say other people were claiming change wasn't coming.

It may not have been what you meant to say but it is what you actually put down in words.

That being said, why would anyone want to climb aboard a train full of fools that's headed straight off of a cliff?


Comment 15 Apr 2014

I know my opinions on this matter are in the minority of readers of this website, but change is a'coming, folks.

I don't know why you keep repeating this straw man. I haven't anyone here, regardless of where they stand on the issue say that they believe things are going to stay the same.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

“When asked why the university failed to investigate a third-party complaint of sexual misconduct in the Gibbons case, the OSCR director responded, ‘Which one?’ This leads the CSG Task Force to conclude that more than one third party reported Gibbons’ alleged sexual assault to the university.


Comment 14 Apr 2014

The lacrosse team blanked them in the second half & won 15-6 on Saturday.

Comment 14 Apr 2014

Bucknuts - Kilby-Lane: Buckeyes Move To Big Lead

“I said to him, Ohio State was already No. 1,” Jones said. “Now how do you feel? He said they are still No. 1, but now they have separated themselves big-time from everyone else.”

Jones said Florida State is No. 2 on Kilby-Lane’s list with Alabama No. 3.

Jones also said his star player will likely pick his college in the next month and a half or so.

“It won’t drag on into the (football) season,” Jones said. “Our spring ball stars May 1 and goes about 3 ½ weeks till late May or early June. I think he’ll decide right after our spring ball.”


Comment 11 Apr 2014

In 2007 the Federal Government stopped funding the National Youth Sports Program. Ohio State stepped up to the plate and became the primary sponsor for the at risk youth sports program. The name was changed to LiFe Sports and expanded to provide more support for those kids who need it most. Those kids are the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the Spring Game.

Just keep those facts in mind when you start accusing the University of being greedy by charging less for two sporting events than you'd pay for a movie in the theater.

Many of today’s youth face unmet basic needs; are involved with anti-social peers; experience family conflict and instabilities; and suffer from emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues. Because of this, youth development programs are extremely important in promoting healthy youth development and addressing risk factors in youth.

Youth development researchers and program administrators have made advances in addressing positive outcomes for youth, but there is still much to be learned in the field. Not much is known about what specific program characteristics create these positive outcomes, or how volunteers can be better prepared and trained so that program designs are more likely to create positive outcomes.

A unique partnership among The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work, the Department of Athletics, the Department of Recreational Sports, and the Office of Outreach and Engagement, LiFE Sports “Learning in Fitness and Education through Sports“ is aiming to advance the practice of youth development nationally and internationally.

The LiFE Sports Initiative is an innovative approach to achieve the university’s land grant mission. The LiFE Sports Initiative addresses and meets the needs of today’s youth and youth-serving agencies and organizations through research, teaching, learning, service, and outreach.

LiFE Sports aims to increase the number and quality of sport and recreational programs available to youth, especially those from vulnerable circumstances. In addition, they also hope to increase the number of highly skilled youth development professionals in the field, and advance best practices in the areas of youth development, social work, and physical activity. LiFE Sports hopes to serve as a national model for university outreach and youth development programs.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

It's not a Smart Car specific law. In California vandalism is a felony if there is more than $400 damage.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Smart Cars in the US have it easy. In the Netherlands they got tossed into canals.

Comment 09 Apr 2014

You can't have a one-vote winner because then the election could be tipped by somebody voting on multiple platforms.

Can you have a two vote winner? A three voter winner? What about a seven vote winner?

How many votes would it have taken the Wright Brothers to win by?

Which one of you voted UK #1 in the final post tournament poll?

Comment 09 Apr 2014

For the record you also based it on some flawed logic.

UConn having a lot of fans show up for Sweet 16/Elite 8 games <> having more support in NYC. Storrs is about a 2 1/2 hour drive away. If Ohio State played a Elite 8 game in Pittsburgh, how many fans do you think would show up? Would it mean Ohio State has better support in Pittsburgh than Pitt (or PSU)?

Comment 09 Apr 2014

Missouri wasn't an option. They got their feelings hurt when Nebraska was invited, so they went slumming down south.

As for Rutgers, historically they're about as bad as South Carolina was when the SEC came calling. Long term potential is more important than short term success. It's the same reason BSU will not get a sniff from a major conference.