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.
Yea man, we always went to class. (speaking for everyone else) https://t.co/Cc9bPsI1zr— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) June 14, 2022
Facts that dawn patrol aint none to play with https://t.co/G9drPfhMPX— TreVeyon Henderson (@TreVeyonH4) June 15, 2022
That missed tutor fee smh— Zachary Harrison (@zacharrison_) June 15, 2022
Love my man M Free but the OSU shade for class has to stop.— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) June 14, 2022
I was a Business Econ Major and went to class 15 years ago
JK Dobbins was a business major and I would see him every Monday and Wednesday walking out of the Biz school after I taught my finance class https://t.co/YLeuJwuTgz
Not sure what they did back in the day, but we for sure had to go to class. DAILY! https://t.co/X9clmg76n1— Tracy Sprinkle | CEO (@TSprinkle93) June 14, 2022
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.
Congrats to Malaki on the Green Room invite for the NBA Draft. Have had a lot of qs about his rapid growth this YR.— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) June 14, 2022
Maybe this will helpHe sent me this text the morning after a tough early season game. Gratitude, self-awareness, accountability and grit on full display here. pic.twitter.com/GG63QuH7sv
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.
My big bro is in the Show!!!@CanaanSmith_ Mann no one knows what dad put us through to get here but thats okay keep going brother! Im right behind you— JSN (@jaxon_smith1) June 13, 2022
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.
Congrats to one of the best I have been blessed to work with. Outstanding commitment to student athletes!— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) June 13, 2022
Thanks Coach Dennis for your service and friendship!!! https://t.co/NPJnett3Oa
Please join me in congratulating Coach Dennis for 20 seasons with @OhioStateTFXC. Her #Buckeyes have secured 12 @bigten titles, and she has won the Big Tens track & field Coach of the Year 12 times, among many other honors. @OhioState is proud of her & we wish her all the best! https://t.co/deBfFwz1uj— Kristina M. Johnson (@PresKMJohnson) June 13, 2022
shes made such a huge impact on our program and me. grateful to have her as a coach these past few years. once a buckeye, always a buckeye https://t.co/24na4mL7Y3— adelaide aquilla (@adelaideaquilla) June 13, 2022
Literally the reason I chose Ohio State. Her energy is just something I wanted to be around my 4-5 years spent on and off the track. Very positively influential and I love Queen K like shes blood. Happy Retirement to the G.O.A.T. https://t.co/v2n7XleDdn— Anavia bean Battle, OLY (@Annaavviiaa) June 13, 2022
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.
We're excited to announce the launch of the OSUNIL Twitter platform. Follow us for information and updates regarding institutional initiatives and programming around Name, Image and Likeness (#NIL) at The Ohio State University #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/sbX1KLn4g3— OSUNIL (@OSUNIL_) June 13, 2022
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.
3 year PhD program now available from WRU in Columbus, OH. Professor Hartline is the best there is! @brandon5star2 @carnelltate_ @noah1rogers Get your applications in ASAP. Classes fill up fast. Also, the guys majoring in throwing here are pretty good too. #DevelopedHere. pic.twitter.com/NubJ2D14ox— Devin Brown (@dbrownqb33) June 18, 2022