This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.
As the sun prepared to rise on March Madness this week, it simultaneously set on the Buckeye basketball season after a loss in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals to Purdue. However, one Ohio State player did get a last gasp of glory in wake of the conference tournament, as Bruce Thornton became one of the most distinguished freshmen in Big Ten postseason history.
Bruce Thornton has been named a member of the @BigTen All-Tournament team becoming only the 10th freshman in Big Ten history to receive the honor.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/4QyLVmihra— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 12, 2023
Better yet, the Buckeyes ended up getting the last laugh on the Boilermakers! After Purdue came out on the wrong end of arguably the biggest upset in March Madness history to Fairleigh Dickinson University, offensive line coach Justin Frye could hardly contain his joy.
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Of course, the spotlight on Ohio State assistants remains firmly aimed at Brian Hartline. The country's best purveyor of collegiate receiver talent thinks he may have a new catchphrase for the signature development he does.
#OhioStateopen— Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) March 15, 2023
I mess with it! https://t.co/ntuUuG9ePk
As any resident of #OSUFootballTwitter will confirm, the generous spirit of St. Patrick clearly thrives within Hartline.
Brian Hartline is underpaid. #GoBucks #OhioState pic.twitter.com/Gga2v9vFGg— Sweet_Buckeye (@SusanSweet44) March 16, 2023
One of Hartline's brightest disciples had a celebratory week out in the Meadowlands, as Garrett Wilson had trouble withholding his excitement in wake of early reports that his new quarterback would be Aaron Rodgers.
Yall shud see this smile on me rn— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) March 13, 2023
Its been a long offseason already for Wilson, but the sun appears to finally be shining down on his New York Jets.
I can finally enjoy my vacay now.— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) March 13, 2023
Speaking of vacation, its spring break on campus! That means students and student-athletes alike are off to all corners of the country to make the most of their time off before the home stretch into finals.
have a great spring break, Buckeye Nation #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/dZep2Pb1Rf— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 13, 2023
Jayden Ballard certainly seems eager to get out there.
spring break mood pic.twitter.com/QWIlopaFN8— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 13, 2023
But some Buckeyes such as Marvin Harrison Jr. are already set on getting back to work.
On Satans neck aggressively @MarvHarrisonJr / #OhioState #TROTD pic.twitter.com/jVYbj1Ypuz— Delfonte Diamond (@DelfonteDiamond) March 14, 2023
The receivers' room aren't the only folks still focused on the grind, however.
Crafting pic.twitter.com/bFJQtmp5pt— Kyle McCord (@kylemccord16) March 17, 2023
Meanwhile, some of the other big names for the Buckeyes including Miyan Williams are using the downtime to work on their brands and business connections.
Ohio State's Miyan Williams has signed with Sean Clifford's Limitless NIL for representation. The running back led the Buckeyes with 825 rushing yards last season.— On3 NIL (@On3NIL) March 13, 2023
"Hes more marketable than the standard college football player."
More from @Pete_Nakos96: https://t.co/aeyHV8RHke pic.twitter.com/tvAYwOodQE
But even the Buckeyes that have proven themselves professionally need a break every now and then. J.K. Dobbins certainly seems to be having a blast in Mexico!
Un Toro anda suelto en La Ciudad de la Furia! @Jkdobbins22, el jugador de los @Ravens de la @NFLMX ya se puso la Rojinegra en su visita a la Perla Tapata @MundoNFL pic.twitter.com/2EGzpLAJiY— Atlas FC (@AtlasFC) March 17, 2023
Vacation news aside, the bigger storylines surrounding NFL Buckeyes this week all pertained to free agency moves. Early in the week, Seattle got a major addition by way of Denver in the form of interior defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones.
Im a mf Hawk Lets Go!! https://t.co/BLssi64dYL— Dre'Mont Jones (@TheOfficial_80) March 14, 2023
Bengals fans were sad to see former Ohio State national champion Vonn Bell leave Cincinnati, but the safety will be quite at home in Carolina as he potentially prepares to welcome C.J. Stroud with him to the Panthers.
Terms: #Panthers signed former #Bengals safety Vonn Bell to a 3-year, $22.5M deal with $13M guaranteed, per source.— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) March 14, 2023
NFL veteran Raekwon McMillian — another key defensive contributor in the era of Urban Meyer — managed to link up with Bill Belichick and New England.
The Patriots' one-year deal with LB Raekwon McMillan has a total value of $2.2M, per source.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) March 13, 2023
Following a falling-out with the team that originally drafted him in Minnesota, former second-round pick Wyatt Davis got another shot this season with the New York Giants and earned the opportunity to return for the next campaign.
We have re-signed guard Wyatt Davis— New York Giants (@Giants) March 13, 2023
Details: https://t.co/rHYgcwZpWc pic.twitter.com/uMzlnpSaiU
After quietly hanging around on the Dallas roster for several seasons — and longer than even some of his former Buckeye teammates including Devin Smith — Sooner-Mossing enthusiast Noah Brown finally inked a new guaranteed deal.
Former #Cowboys WR Noah Brown is signing a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the #Texans that includes $2.25M guaranteed, per source. Max $3.1M with incentives. Brown had 43 catches and 3 TDs last season in Dallas.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
Meanwhile, Parris Campbell expressed his gratitude to the team that drafted him and the community that welcomed him to the NFL. Departing Indianapolis, the former favorite speed demon of the late Dwayne Haskins will join Wyatt Davis in New York as a Giant.
All love Indy! @Colts pic.twitter.com/9Ko64xpSqB— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) March 17, 2023
Back in Columbus, Buckeye fans should consider investing some of their own down time in the non-revenue athletic teams currently thriving all over campus at the moment. Baseball season just got underway, and Ohio State welcomed its fans back to Bill Davis Stadium with a home opener win over Dayton by a five-run margin.
FINAL | BUCKEYES WIN Ohio State downs Dayton, 7-2, to earn its sixth straight victory#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/dkmiPqjRll— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) March 18, 2023
The wrestling team seems poised for a big weekend, and Kaleb Romero has already gotten Saturday off to a strong start for the Buckeyes.
NEVER A DOUBT. Sammy Sasso's dominant 14-2 major decision over Parco (ASU) earns him a ticket to the NCAA finals tomorrow. S A V A G E. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/UTFJYXFU8S— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 18, 2023
Sixth-seeded Romero upsets (2) Hidlay (NCST) with a buzzer-beater SV takedown in his final match donning the Scarlet and Gray#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/7gzIW3qwJk— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 18, 2023
In the pool, the Ohio State Swim & Dive team seem poised for a strong finish at the NCAA Championships after the relay team set a school record earlier this week.
Program record alert The Buckeyes set a program record in the 200 free relay en route to a fourth-place finish#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/Nkj2o9PIdn— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) March 17, 2023
We're in sixth place heading into the final day of the NCAA Championships— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) March 18, 2023
And last (but far from last place or least), make sure to tune in to the Ohio State Women's Hockey team tomorrow night as the Buckeyes face off against the Wisconsin Badgers with a second-straight National Championship on the line.
Sunday.— Ohio State Women's Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) March 18, 2023
Buckeyes vs. Badgers. #GoBucks https://t.co/Fa0fIXVIuM