Real Pod Wednesdays: Learning from and Listening to a National Conversation As Ohio State Athletes Speak Out Against Racism

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on June 3, 2020 at 11:05 am
Seth Towns
Adam Cairns/Dispatch via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Over the past week, we've spent a lot of time listening, learning and reflecting amid a national conversation about racism following last week's killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

It wouldn't have been appropriate for us to start this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays with any other topic. In the opening segment of this week's show, we talk about how Ohio State football and basketball players have gotten involved in the fight against racism, what we've personally learned from the events of the past week and why it's more important than ever to see the human side of the athletes we all watch.

We also talk about the leadership the Buckeyes have exhibited during these trying times, and going off of that, we discuss who are the Ohio State football team's leading candidates to be team captains in 2020.

We also continue our State of the Position series with a look at Ohio State's tight ends. We discuss how we expect Jeremy Ruckert's role to evolve this season, why Cade Stover's development is important to the future of the room and whether the Buckeyes actually need great tight ends to win national championships.

Listen to Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or on your streaming platform of choice (iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneIn).

View 52 Comments