This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.
Roughly a week removed from the completion of the NFL Draft, the after-effects of professional Buckeyes in new homes are still being felt across the league — chief among them, C.J. Stroud.
#Texans fans visit https://t.co/7xq49gBine now to bid on some of the first items CJ Stroud signed after his name was called at the #NFLDraft! All auctions support charitable organizations. https://t.co/vpNpxUSFK8 pic.twitter.com/MQM2vHq9Kd— NFL Auction (@nflauction) May 1, 2023
As proud parents of former college players made media rounds across the league this week, Stroud's mother Kim made sure to let the world know where her son's head was at well in advance of Mother's Day next weekend.
"Momma, I just wanted to take this moment to say thank you to you."— Kellyanne Stitts (@KellyanneStitts) May 3, 2023
Texans fans, here's a glimpse of who quarterback C.J. Stroud is off of the field. Stroud's mother, Kim, told me her son delivered roses to her on the day of the #NFLDraft #Buckeyes #WeAreTexans pic.twitter.com/Wu1gTYvNlh
Stroud was hardly the only Buckeye with sentimental family moments on camera this week, as Jaxon Smith-Njigba received a warm welcome from his brother Canaan to the world of professional sports.
"You're not only my brother, but you're my best friend."— NFL (@NFL) May 1, 2023
MLB player Canaan Smith-Njigba had some words of encouragement for his brother Jaxon after he was drafted by the @Seahawks.@jaxon_smith1 | @CanaanSmith_ | @Pirates pic.twitter.com/SxzWja8qQ5
Turns out Luke Wypler's early birthday present was getting to stay in Ohio!
However, it wasn't a rosy week for every Buckeye now in the NFL. Dawand Jones saw his stock take a bit of a fall on his way with Wypler to Cleveland. As narratives emerged to fill the void in his fall from glamorous Senior Bowl workouts, bizarre rumors such as Jones still coveting pro basketball began to emerge.
False like where do y'all get this information from https://t.co/2AUjXb17Ux— Dawand Jones (@dawandj79) May 3, 2023
In the words of a former Big Ten coaching legend and the tweets of a former NBA Buckeye legend...
Journalism is one step above prostitution -Bob Knight https://t.co/c9OwCgb0To— Evan Turner (@thekidet) May 3, 2023
But not all journalism invokes such chair-throwing wrath! If it did, Harry Miller wouldn't have launched a Mental Health initiative with CBS this month.
Miller also applied for a Rhodes Scholarship this week — he would become just the second Buckeye since Mike Lanese to receive one, if successful.
Just submitted my campus application for the Rhodes Scholarship #AleaIactaEst— Harry Miller (@h_miller76) May 2, 2023
Meanwhile, the basketball team welcomed a new transfer from within the Big Ten to Columbus this week, as Evan Mahaffey departs Penn State to become the newest Buckeye at the direction of Chris Holtmann.
First, I would like to thank God for this opportunity. Second, I want to thank Penn State and the amazing people that made my freshman year great! With that being said, I have decided to further my academic and athletic career at The Ohio State University! #BuckeyeNation pic.twitter.com/gVtlJBZ9Bs— Evan Mahaffey (@EvanMahaffey5) May 3, 2023
As for active spring sports, Men's Golf qualified for regionals this past week after Maxwell Moldovan became the first three-time All-Big Ten golfer at Ohio State since Bo Hoag over a decade ago.
Buckeyes Women's Tennis followed service with a quality postseason performance of their own yesterday that put them through to the second round of the NCAA Tennis Tournament.
Also yesterday, Ohio State announced a pair of preseason candidates for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy in Tommy Eichenberg and J.T. Tuimoloau.
The @TheLottTrophy has announced 42 candidates for the 2023 Lott IMPACT Award and two @OhioStateFB Buckeyes are on the list: 2022 Lott finalist @tommyike41 and @JT_Tuimoloau. IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. pic.twitter.com/bGorSVhpp9— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) May 5, 2023
And also also yesterday, Route Man Marv and an NFL Hall of Famer were spotted sitting courtside at the Celtics/Sixers NBA Playoff game with Meek Mill!
To conclude This Week in Twitter — ICYMI, the 'Vest stole the show in Cleveland last night.