This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.
With the NFL's conference championship games coming up this weekend, a slew of former Buckeyes are making noise in the playoffs. Perhaps none more so, both on and off the field, than Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple.
Following the Bengals' 27-10 win over the Buffalo Bills under the snowfall in Orchard Park last weekend, a game in which Apple was instrumental in slowing the Bills' typically high-octane pass attack, the former OSU DB took a long victory lap on Twitter.
Someone get them in couples therapy @JoshAllenQB and @stefondiggs Ill pay on God https://t.co/MIOzAuWdbF— Eli Apple (@EliApple) January 24, 2023
Cancun on 3 https://t.co/oOHSw1AMsT— Eli Apple (@EliApple) January 24, 2023
Terrell Owens jr https://t.co/nhVo5iVdk5— Eli Apple (@EliApple) January 24, 2023
Leaning into the flack Apple caught for his social media smack talk, Apple's mother, Annie Apple, turned the whole matter into a charitable cause.
Calling all Eli Apple haters: Please use the hashtag #LoveToHateEliApple and well donate $5,000 to the Salvation Army in CincinnatiFirst 5,000 tweets with that hashtag. Make your hate count. Put that Eli Apple hate to great use and help families needing housing and care— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) January 24, 2023
Apple's fellow Bengal and former Buckeye quarterback Joe Burrow is making plenty of noise on the field in his own right. And in case anyone was still wondering where the Athens native stands on whether or not Ohio State fans have a right to claim the LSU national champion, we'll just leave this right here:
Okay now the argument is over. You heard it from the man himself. All the burner accounts with mascots as profile pictures, I hate to break it you, but compared to Joe Burrow your opinion on the matter is irrelevant. Im a Buckeye - Joe Burrow pic.twitter.com/VlKo8M7PJB— Unbiased Ev (@DoubleVodkaDon) January 24, 2023
One Bosa brother was knocked out of the playoffs in the wild card round as the Los Angeles Chargers crumpled in the second half to concede a victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 14. But that didn't stop Joey Bosa from supporting his younger brother as Nick Bosa helped lead the San Francisco 49ers past the Dallas Cowboys last weekend en route to a spot in the NFC Championship Game.
Nick Bosa didnt know Joey Bosa would be here. Huge bro hug pic.twitter.com/9w36wUDV5z— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) January 22, 2023
Back in the college ranks, Michigan star running back Blake Corum reportedly had his tricked-out, camo-colored Camaro stolen from a parking lot in Ann Arbor. While some assumed the eye-catching vehicle came into Corum's possession through NIL sponsorships, he said his parents actually bought him the car after graduating high school.
Wasnt NIL funded, my parents used their hard earned money to bless me with something nice after I graduated high school. God bless whoever stole it https://t.co/Jt7Da22E8S— #2BeSavage (@blake_corum) January 24, 2023
In another Michigan-related news, the man who helped deliver the Wolverines' first rivalry win in 10 years – and essentially called Ohio State soft afterward – was fired after one year as Miami's offensive coordinator.
We doubt many Buckeye fans will be too broken up about it.
Miami announces that OC Josh Gattis has been fired. He won the Broyles Award in 2021 for his work at Michigan. Miami's offense never got in synch in 2022.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 27, 2023
The Ohio State men's basketball team has fallen on hard times this month, but if there's one ray of sunshine for the program, it's got to be the continued excellence of its star freshman. Brice Sensabaugh started the week by earning his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of the season.
Another one— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) January 23, 2023
Brice Sensabaugh has earned his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.#Team124 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/hTZbJuH99s
If you're searching for more feel-good stories in the Buckeye program amid its recent string of losses, look no further. Cincinnati native and former OSU walk-on Owen Spencer earned a surprise scholarship from the Buckeye coaching staff following its win over Iowa last Saturday.
Feels good to be singing again— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) January 21, 2023
Celebrating a win AND a scholarship for @owenspencer23, pretty good! pic.twitter.com/fDzANscrvh
January 21, 2023
Now back to the bad news for the BasketBucks. To add insult to injury amid its six losses in the past seven games, KenPom's analytics placed Ohio State as the unluckiest team in the country following its latest defeat.
Well, this is fun.— Connor Lemons (@lemons_connor) January 25, 2023
According to @kenpomeroy, Ohio State is the unluckiest team in Division-I men's basketball, ranking 363 out of 363. pic.twitter.com/C5kpqHm5B7
Even the women's basketball team, which started the season with a program-record 19 straight wins, has now lost its last two games in a row. But there's a palpable excitement around Kevin McGuff and company nonetheless, as evidenced by the sell-out crowd at the Schottenstein Center for Monday's matchup with Iowa.
The available tickets on Ticketmaster for tomorrow's No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Iowa game.— Thomas Costello (@1ThomasCostello) January 22, 2023
Going to be a lot of people in the Schott tomorrow.#GoBucks #B1GWBB pic.twitter.com/mqAauyR2DD
Both Ohio State's men's and women's swim and dive teams made some history last Saturday as they captured dual meet wins against Michigan. For the women, it was their first-ever win in Ann Arbor, and the men had their first since 1951.
. .— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) January 21, 2023
The women's team earns its first-ever dual meet win against TTUN in Ann Arbor
First ever consecutive dual meet wins against TTUN (2022, 2023)#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/1MoxwU7byo
The men's team earns its first dual meet victory against TTUN in Ann Arbor since 1951— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) January 21, 2023
First consecutive wins (2022, 2023) against TTUN since the early 1950's#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/1viQTyXRwl
Add the wrestling team to the list of Ohio State squads to knock off its archrival over the past week, as the Buckeyes picked up their first win in Ann Arbor in four years on Friday.
W. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/jrIpGynENL— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) January 28, 2023
Chris Olave didn't just put up impressive numbers on the field in his rookie year in the NFL. The former Buckeye wideout also spread his wealth around his native California, as documented by his brother, Isiah Olave.
Year 1— Isiah Zeek Olav (@olavegetsactive) January 25, 2023
-72 Rec 1042 Yds 4 TDs
-Free Football Camp, Gifts, + Food For 300 Kids In San Diego, CA
-300+ Meals Donated To Families In Need For Thanksgiving In Gretna, LA
-Donated To Support 15 Families In A Holiday Giving Program In Siddell, LA
Colossians 3:23#HumbleBeast pic.twitter.com/SHywQ0vPDY
Highly-touted wideout prospect and 2023 Buckeye signee Brandon Inniss hasn't even enrolled at Ohio State yet, but the four-star wideout already has his sights set on a college career that will make him draft-eligible after just three seasons.
April 23rd, 2026 My life will change forever #manifestingit— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) January 27, 2023
And speaking of Olave, Inniss isn't ruling out the possibility of returning for a fourth season – not that his first has even begun.
That too https://t.co/NdNUJZdsNz— Brandon Inniss (@brandon5star2) January 27, 2023
Paris Johnson Jr. is headed to this April's NFL draft, but his mother announced on Twitter that the Buckeye left tackle is continuing his education at Ohio State as a grad student.
The journey continues.— Monica Daniels (@MonicaCLDaniels) January 27, 2023
Congratulations @ParisJohnsonJr on getting accepted into Graduate School at THE Ohio State University Kinesiology, Master of Science (Sport Management) program! We cant be any more proud of you! Continue to excel and reach your goals! Love you son! pic.twitter.com/wrtiOUzGuf