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TJ Neer

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Columbus, OH (via Columbus, OH)

Member since 29 December 2016 | Blog

I am from Columbus, grew up an Ohio State fan. I actually wanted to play football for the Buckeyes, but when I hit 5-foot-8 and stopped growing, I figured it wouldn't work out too well for me as a linebacker, so I fell back to journalism. I figured if I can't be a player, I might as well be as close to them as possible. I'm in my third year at Ohio State studying journalism with a minor in philosophy, and graduated from Marion-Franklin High School in south Columbus.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: In the first pitch of my first at-bat of high school baseball, I was hit by a pitch. It set the tone for the next four years of my high school career.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Verlon Reed
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley
  • NFL TEAM: Philadelphia Eagles
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Los Angeles Lakers
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 17 May 2017

I believe I read somewhere that in the most recent rankings by the softball committee before official seeds were announced, Minnesota was No. 7. Since then, went 6-0, including winning the Big Ten. So, win six straight, including some high quality wins over tough teams, and drop completely out of the top 16. Makes sense.

Comment 06 May 2017

I think that the point I was going for is this: I'm not sure what Ohio State baseball can actually be in the current NCAA. Recruits don't wanna play baseball in the midwest when they can go to Georgia, Louisville, South Carolina, etc. where the weather is much nicer and there's no break in playing because there's snow on the ground. Perhaps the ceiling of the program right now is a tournament appearance but no deep runs. I'm not too familiar with what all Beals has done since being here, but his overall record as an OSU coach is pretty good. He lost his top 4 hitters and arguably 2 best pitchers after last year, and that's hard to bounce back from immediately if you can't get elite recruits.