This Week in Twitter: Ohio State Players Fire Back at Marcus Freeman, Chris Holtmann Shows Malaki Branham’s Humility and OSU Launches NIL Account

By 11W Staff on June 18, 2022 at 2:35 pm
Cardale Jones

This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.

The biggest Ohio State headline of this week came when former Buckeye linebacker and current Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman insinuated that Ohio State football players don’t have to go to class. While he attempted to walk that quote back during a radio interview on Wednesday, his initial comment garnered no shortage of responses from current and former Ohio State football players on Twitter.

After Malaki Branham received a green room invitation for next week’s NBA draft, Chris Holtmann shared a text message that showed his former player’s humility.

Ohio State basketball showed just how tall new center Felix Okpara and his 7-foot-4 wingspan is.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba gave a shoutout to his older brother, Canaan Smith-Njigba, after the Pittsburgh Pirates called him up to the major leagues. And Smith-Njigba was in St. Louis to watch his brother make his MLB debut against the Cardinals.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, president Kristina Johnson, national champion shot putter Adelaide Aquilla and fellow U.S. Olympian Anavia Battle were among those who expressed their gratitude to longtime OSU track and field coach Karen Dennis after she announced her retirement.

As the inaugural NIL Summit took place this week, Ohio State launched an official Twitter account for its name, image and likeness department and celebrated an NIL milestone.

Former Buckeye defensive back Tyvis Powell struggled on the golf course.

And as Ohio State’s second weekend of June official visits got underway, freshman quarterback Devin Brown made a recruiting pitch to Ohio State’s top three wide receiver targets in the 2023 class: Brandon Inniss, Carnell Tate and Noah Rogers.

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