Jason Priestas's blog

Eleven Warriors is on Fire

No, really. There are flames and it's hot and OUCH. So, Derek has accepted a new position and will be taking his talents to Scout Beach. It all happened so quickly and we're very excited for him – he'll bring a fantastic skill set to his role working under Bill Greene. ...

Wishing Alex the Best

Yesterday was Alex's last day with Eleven Warriors. He's moving on to Bucknuts after receiving an offer that he'd be crazy to turn down. Alex has been instrumental in building Eleven Warriors to the place it is today and he'll be sorely missed. If we could have cloned him, we w...

The Indiana Win in GIFs

Warning: This page checks in at around 20MB. If you're on a cellular network or dial-up, turn back! Turn back! It was closer than it should have been and mother of god, that defense, but Urban Meyer's Buckeyes improved to 7-0 with a 52-49 win over the Hoosiers in Bloomington Saturday night....

The Michigan State Win in GIFs

Warning: This page checks in at around 25MB. If you're on a cellular network or dial-up, turn back! Turn back! Urban Meyer improved to 11-0 all-time in conference openers with Ohio State's 17-16 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. The Buckeyes didn't play a perfect game, but the wi...

Drink Too, Brutus 2012

If you plan to attend Eat Too, Brutus prior to the Nebraska game, get your weekend off to the right start by making it out for Drink Too, Brutus on Friday, October 5th. We're going to gather at Bernard's Tavern in the Short North (Map) at 8pm to eat, drink, talk football and celebrate the...

Calling All Live Blog Moderators

It's that time of the year again. We'll be hosting live blogs for every game this season starting with the opener against Miami this weekend. We had a great crew that handled moderation and pretty much ensured things ran smoothly last year, but we're always looking to add a few more to ...

Things on TV That Aren't the Battle for Ohio

With former Buckeyes David Lighty, Dallas Lauderdale, Jon Diebler, Ron Lewis, Terrence Dials, JJ Sullinger, George Reese, Scoonie Penn, Brian Brown, Evan Turner and Ivan Harris in action for today's Battle of Ohio charity basketball game (not to mention Clark Kellogg, Brad Sellers, Ron Stok...

The Best of Three and Out, Blockquoted

M Man, our resident Wolverine expert, already published the definitive review of Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football, John U. Bacon's behind-the-scenes look at Rich Rodriguez's short tenure in Ann Arbor. His review is fair...

DJ Moving On

Last Friday DJ published a thought-provoking story encouraging student athletes to seize the option to go pro when opportunities to do so arise. One line in the story, regarding universities generally not caring about whether students graduate, struck a nerve and the comments subsequently turned ...

Where We Come From, How We Arrive

February was a great month for Eleven Warriors. We recorded an all-time high of 2,369,510 pageviews for the month, which is the best single month in our history and good enough for an 714% increase over our February 2011 total of 291,075 pageviews1. Recruiting -- and Alex taking our recruitin...

1956

  Appearing on his weekly television show during the 1955 season, Woody Hayes was discussing the troubles he had keeping players in school because football kept them too busy to hold meaningful jobs. Hayes then admitted that he often loaned small amounts of money to players that nee...

There be Server Upgrades

As Thomas Francis Gilroy once said, "With great traffic, comes expensive server upgrades." Or something like that... On Thursday morning, at approximately 5am ET, we will be upgrading our server again. We're trying to position the site to withstand the unbelievable traffic ...

Eat Too, Brutus Visitor's Guide

On behalf of the entire Eleven Warriors team and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, I want to thank you for purchasing a VIP ticket to Eat Too, Brutus 2011. As you know, the event will be held this Saturday, October 29th, prior to the Wisconsin game. To ensure smooth planning,...

Announcing Drink Too, Brutus 2011

As many of you know, Eat Too, Brutus is sold out this year (thank you!) and we're looking forward to an epic Saturday that leads to us giving the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research a nice fat check. While we still have many surprises in store for Saturday, we wanted to...

Help Spread the 11W Gospel

As Ramzy pointed out a few days ago, Blogs With Balls has launched the Untitled Sports Media Awards Project to recognize some of the shining stars in online sports journalism. There are literally hundreds of different awards shows in entertainment, media and sports, but none of them have ...

Warts by Brooks: The Sequel

Just two days after delivering the incredibly scandalous (and incredibly incorrect) scoop behind the departure of Shelly Poe as OSU's football SID, SPORTSbyBROOKS is back with "previously unseen images" of the letter from the Department of Justice that started our winter of dis...

Jesse Owens Spring Game Details

Just received a university release spelling out some of the details for the Jesse Owens Spring Game. Because of a lack of bodies, it had been disclosed that the game would be O vs D, but here we find out more about the format, such as the fact that the ball will be spotted to create game-like sit...

Big Ten Releases 2013-14 Football Schedules

From a university release: COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced its 2013 and 2014 conference football schedules today. Ohio State, a member of the Leaders division, will play four home and four away league contests in each of those seasons. In 2013, the Buckeyes ...

Cam Heyward Speaks to PFT About Tressel

Cameron Heyward appeared on PFT Live earlier today and was asked about the Tressel situation (7:25): Transcript: It's been a rough process up here. I just got up here Sunday, but you know I'm a Buckeye through and through and I'm with Coach Tressel to the very end. Coach...

The Emails

The initial email from the concerned attorney is sent to Tressel on April 2nd. He warns Tressel about Edward "Eddie" Rife, saying the feds raided the tattoo parlor's house and that they seized "a lot of Ohio State memoriabilia; including championship rings." Tressel replie...

Time to Shelve the "No Great Teams" Line

ESPN's Eamonn Brennan says it's time to put an end to the silly "no great teams" line this season: If we needed further evidence to this effect, see Sunday’s insane offensive effort against Wisconsin in which Jon Diebler and the Buckeyes only put on the single grea...

Luke Winn's Final Set of Power Rankings

Winn has worked magic with these this season and it will be sad to see them end, but we can at least take pride knowing our Buckeyes topped the final list: Ohio State is my final No. 1 team because the Buckeyes are most deserving as of right now ... and because I think they're going t...

Michigan Offers Kyle Kalis

The Lakewood St. Edward tackle, considered the best OL prospect in the '12 class, has long been a Buckeye commit, but this clearly shows Hoke isn't afraid to go into Ohio and challenge for these types of kids. Michigan is also going after a few of Kalis' teammates (TE Sam Grant, DT Gr...

Now Accepting Your Handouts

You probably noticed a new "Donate" button on the sidebar today and I wanted to take a minute to explain its presence. For the longest time, the revenue brought in from Google ads and the random t-shirt sale here and there suited our needs just fine. We were able to cover all of our...

Homan Selected to Play in the Senior Bowl

Per a release from Ohio State: Mobile, AL. (Jan. 16)—Ohio State linebacker Ross Homan will represent the Buckeyes in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl. Homan has officially accepted an invitation to the senior showcase event, it was announced today. He will play for the North team while...

Ohio State's Statement on NCAA Appeal

OSU released a statement Saturday announcing their intent to appeal the NCAA's decision to suspend five players for five games to begin next season. We've known this was coming, but the statement provides additional details: COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State has notified the NCAA that it w...

Backtracking, It's an Art

We're not huge into blogger beefs, unless you're talking about that one erect turd of a site that accused of us stealing their content, but this is disingenuous at best: We’ve known about a possible investigation for the past three days, but have stayed deliberately silent on th...

Oversigning Continues to Get Pub

What once was a dirty Southern secret is getting a little bit more attention these days. Oversigning, besides being a tricky word to spell, is essentially the act of signing more recruits than you have room for on your roster. The SEC is particularly notorious for this, bringing in classes that o...

USA Today's Annual Coaches Salary Index

USA Today released their annual FBS coaches salary index today and below you'll find the $2 million club (for all salaries, refer to the link).  Ohio State's Jim Tressel is the 6th highest-paid coach in the land, just behind Les Miles of LSU and just ahead of Iowa's Kirk Ferentz....

Pages