This Week in Twitter: Neal Shipley Becomes the Meme of the Masters, Tim Walton Moonlights As a Rapper, and Mark Coleman Puts the BMF Belt on Max Holloway at UFC 300

By 11W Staff on April 20, 2024 at 2:35 pm
The Mona Lisa (left) and Ohio State golfer Neal Shipley (right)

Only one amateur made the weekend cut at this year's edition of The Masters: Ohio State graduate student Neal Shipley of the Buckeye golf team.

However, Shipley's most noteworthy moment of the event had to be his interview in the Butler Cabin during which he had somewhat of a Ricky Bobby moment — not knowing what to do with his eyes, rather than his hands.

The memes of Shipley's glance began manifesting almost immediately.

Shipley took it all in great stride, clarifying as such in comments to Eleven Warriors' own Dan Hope as well as former OSU linebacker A.J. Hawk of the Pat McAfee Show.

One of the most acclaimed sports meme connoisseurs out there — @ArtButMakeItSports — even went as far as to give Shipley a long-anticipated comparison to the Mona Lisa.

Meanwhile, back on campus in Columbus, the football team looks to build off momentum from the Spring Game as spring practice comes to a close. If you didn't know by now, the five best rappers of all time are Dylan, Dylan, Tim Walton, Dylan, and Dylan.

On the other side of the ball, Brian Hartline enjoyed his final days coaching up Marvin Harrison Jr. in prepping the latest Biletnikoff winner for the NFL Draft next week.

Route Man Marv's former teammate — NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud — made sure to do a bit of campaigning for Harrison Jr.'s draft stock as next Thursday night fast approaches.

But even sticking up for a fellow incoming Buckeye couldn't distract Stroud from his responsibility to throw out the first pitch for the Houston Astros earlier this week.

Speaking of draft season, Ohio State had a pair of women's hoopers selected to the WBNA this week in Jacy Sheldon and Celeste Taylor. New men's basketball coach Jake Diebler made sure to offer congratulations.

Sheldon got to enjoy her top five selection with her younger sister Emma, and the pick cemented Ohio State as the only school other than Iowa with first-round draftees across the most recent NFL, NBA, and WBNA drafts.

The week proved to be an eventful one for many Buckeye men's sports as well. Tonight, Ohio State men's volleyball will square off with Lindenwood for the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association title.

Men's gymnastics also earned a team qualification for this year's NCAA Championships, which will go down at the Covelli Centre this evening.

Men's tennis also scored a share of an 18th straight conference title, and will look to become outright B1G champions tomorrow after sweeping Michigan last weekend.

While collegiate wrestling season may be over, Jesse Mendez turned heads this week en route to scoring one of the most noteworthy upsets at Olympic Trials.

But the Ohio State combat sports moment of the past week had to belong to former Buckeye wrestler Mark Coleman after receiving a hero's welcome at UFC 300 following the rescue of his family from a house fire last month.

In addition to the walkout with his daughters, the former UFC Champion already had plans to award the BMF Belt to the winner of the fight between Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje. His presence in the octagon became all the more significant after Holloway scored one of the most dramatic knockouts of all time in what proved to be one of the greatest moments in the history of mixed martial arts.

We conclude This Week in Twitter with one of the best moment's from the Spring Game showcasing the comradery in the Ohio State quarterback room: Devin Brown showing new Buckeye Will Howard the ropes to Hang On Sloopy.

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