Is it just me or did Thompson partially block the 3 on MSU's 2nd to last possession (I think Payne shot it).
I read that Izzo complained about the officiating an couldn't believe it.
I loved LSJ's reaction at the buzzer to the Sparty player trying the tap in...
"GET THAT (bleep) OUT OF HERE!"
Maybe the injury in the Orange Bowl is lingering.
Is this a 3-6 month recovery time injury?
Dang! Pic #28 - Chris Carter looks to have lost a lot more weight.
I read something about Urban Meyer being impressed with the Secondary and Linebackers along with his hope for a blue collar team. Did anyone see if the back 7 actually were impressive or is this possibly to placate the fans who were unhappy with the back 7 last year?
OSU's record only including Big 10 regular season games & regular season games vs teams ranked > 200 that year.
04-05 (Houston, Creighton, Chattanooga, Clemson, Texas Tech, St. Joseph's, LSU) = 8-8 Big 10 + 4-3 = 12-11. 19-11 overall reg season record, 20-12 final record
05-06 (Butler, St Joseph's, Belmont, Iowa St, LSU) 12-4 Big 10 + 6-0 = 18-4. 23-4 overall reg season record, 26-6 final record.
06-07 (Loyola, Kent St, EKU, SF, YSU, UNC, Valpo, Cincy, Iowa St, Florida, Tennessee) = 15-1 Big 10 + 9-2 = 24-3. 27-3 overall reg season record, 35-4 final record.
07-08 (Green Bay, Syracuse, Texas A&M, UNC, Butler, Cleve St, UF, Tenn) = 10-8 Big 10 + 5-3 = 15-11. 19-12 overall reg season record, 24-13 final record (NIT Champion).
08-09 (BGSU, Miami (FL), ND, Butler, Jacksonville, Iona, WVU) = 10-8 Big 10 + 6-1 = 16-9. 20-9 overall reg season record, 22-11 final record.
09-10 (UNC, Cal, Lipscomb, FSU, EMU, Butler, Cleve St, WVU) = 14-4 Big 10 + 5-3 = 19-7. 24-7 overall reg season record. 29-8 final record.
10-11 (UF, Morehead St, Miami (OH), FSU, IUPUI, SCar, Oakland) = 16-2 Big 10 + 7-0 = 23-2. 29-2 overall reg season record. 34-3 final record.
11-12 (UF, Valpo, Duke, Kansas, SCar Upstate, SCar, Lamar, Miami (OH)) = 13-5 Big 10 + 7-1 = 20-6. 25-6 overall reg season record. 31-8 final record.
12-13 (Albany, Rhode Island, Washington, Duke, Long Beach St, Kansas) = 13-5 Big 10 + 4-2 = 17-7. 23-7 overall reg season record. 29-8 final record.
13-14 (Ohio, Marquette, American, Wyoming, Maryland, ND ST, Delaware, Notre Dame) = 9-8 Big 10 + 8-0 = 17-8. 22-8* overall reg season record. ? final record.
I struggle with this sites formatting, I guess. The bolded text didn't show. The regular season records vs the Big 10 & top 200 teams only by year=
04/05: 12-11, 05/06: 18-4, 06/07: 24-3, 07/08: 15-11, 08/09: 16-9, 09/10: 19-7, 10/11: 23-2, 11/12: 20-6, 12/13: 17-1, 13/14: 17-8 =
Far better than .500.
# of 20 win seasons prior to Matta: 18. # of 20 win season with Matta: 10.
One ray of hope could be that we're 16-3 at home & 1-0 on a neutral court this year, so maybe we'll do well in Indy as long as we don't draw Indiana.
If we had ANYONE who could consistently knock down a 3 I don't think you'd be saying that about Craft. He is amazing driving and shooting at the rim. Half of the time I don't know how he gets the ball up without it getting blocked & then I'm even more amazed that it actually goes in after hitting the glass. He must have the equivalent of several months time practicing getting the ball in off the glass at different angles while driving hard. I know he can't hit the 3 most of the time, but there are so many other things he does really well.
I remember thinking "there goes the only guy on the floor who is capable of scoring right now" when Ross went to the bench as well.
I think if we had a 3rd big man things might be very different. I think IU went on a 21-5 run to end the half with both Amir & Trey on the bench.
They're a lock for the final 4. Of the NIT.
Can they start televising Buckeye Hockey in place of Buckeye Basketball until most of the players on the basketball team actually seem to care about winning the dag gum games?
On the last one I thought he probably would have had Thompson for an ally oop dunk if he would have drove and then just laid it up over the defender. Thompson was right there by the basket.
I felt like this.
You have to be 19 before you can play in the CFL. You can play in the Arena Football League at 18.
I think min. rookie salary in the CFL is around $30,000. I think the AFL's is $35,000. OSU is probably paying more than that per football player in room, board, tuition, etc.
Out of State tuition + room & board at OSU > $35,000.
19 points is 1 less than his career high against Iona.
What's the deal with us & the 2-3 zone? It seemed as if it took the entire first half against Northwestern to figure out that driving and dishing mixed with getting it to Ross in the middle worked better than standing around and passing around the perimeter then letting Craft try to draw a foul by driving the lane.
This time it seems as if it took the entire first half for us to figure out that we actually knew how to fast break and hit the baseline cut.
Are we just setting people up to prep for us w/ the 2-3 zone in the tourney when we actually know how to beat it really well but are faking not knowing what to do?
I think if we continue to work on the drive & dish, drive & dish on offense we can get easy points. Our 3's might start falling as a result of a completely collapsed defense as well.
I hope the league goes back and reviews how the refs have called the entire B10 season for Amir. IMO we (Amir & others) get hacked a lot in the paint with no resulting whistles. Amir and others get pushed under the basket on rebound attempts a lot as well.
I don't remember exactly when it was in the game (before or after the melee) but I thought that a Northwestern player intentionally ran over Aaron Craft when Craft set a screen. You could see him laugh about it afterwards. It looked to me as if some of the Northwestern players were looking to fight after the game got away from them.
To me it looked as if Amir was about to start throwing punches until the ref got in his way. For once he looked like a bad man slowly & calmly walking towards someone who had just swung on him.
What made me upset is that the one time I see Amir have a really good box out & the guy throws a punch at him for doing it.
I recorded this & watched it. OSU lost w/ 8 seconds left in OT. We don't look the same as we did last year, IMO, but I think I heard the commentator say we had several midfielders injured.
I heard essentially the same thing from an Iowa fan after our first loss to them. He said all the Iowa players just stepped to the side of Williams "box outs" and then slide in front of him to get the rebounds.
Thanks for all the hard work - this site is excellent!