The Ohio Treasury thanks all out-of-state travelers that refused to use cruise control this Memorial Day weekend. We will use your confiscated gold to abolish school lunch debt and college tuition.
- For Memorial Day, Ohio State footballers wrote letters to the families of fallen military members.
- Film Study: How Larry Johnson molded Nick Bosa into the potential top pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
- Tight end Jeremy Ruckert could be the breakout player of the 2018 class.
- Better Know a Buckeye: Tyreke Johnson.
- Former walk-on Nick Seme hoping for a shot at the NFL after trying out for the Bengals and Browns.
Word of the Day: Dacha.
TATE SPEAKS IN CALI. Tate Martell attended the Steve Clarkson quarterback camp in California this weekend, where he took the opportunity to talk smack to Shea Patterson.
He also spoke on Urban Meyer promising him a chance to compete despite Dwyane Haskins being ahead of him, his growth in the spring, the Buckeyes' stacked offense, and more.
Martell says "it's not even close" comparing him now to when he first matriculated at Ohio State. His knowledge of the playbook has expanded and he has more velocity.
Martell also predicted he'll play "a good amount of the game" even if he doesn't win the starting spot and that the Buckeyes should go to the playoffs this year "with this kind of talent."
Which, of course, sounds good to me.
TRIPLE THREAT. The Ohio State baseball team earned its second NCAA bid in three years Sunday. It put the Buckeyes into rare Power 5 company in terms of schools that made the postseason in football, men's basketball, and baseball.
Big Ten (2)
Big 12 (3)
Decision to accept a bid to the 2011 TaxSlayer.com Bowl aside, Gene Smith may have a campus statue when the dust settles.
CALI COULD CLIP COACHES' COINS. When the coastal elite created colleges, they never anticipated football coaches to be the highest compensated member on the staff.
But it has become that way because colleges have crunched the numbers, and an elite football team can raise an academic profile seemingly overnight.
But the coaching cottage industry could change in California if a proposed bill becomes law.
California state legislators announced a state constitutional amendment Tuesday that aims to restrict the University of California’s autonomy by reducing staff salaries, the length of regents’ terms and the authority of the UC president.
The proposed amendment limits nonfaculty salaries to $200,000 per year, which would affect coaches that, on some campuses, make millions of dollars, and administrators that make hundreds of thousands of dollars. The proposal also requires the UC Board of Regents to approve higher salaries in public hearings.
This could never happen in Ohio. There would be armed revolution if any idiot in the statehouse ever proposed to reduce Urban Meyer's salary by 98%. I'm not saying whether that's good or bad. Just that is how it would transpire.
LeDOMINANCE. Here is what the Big 12 looked like the last time Larbon Jim the Ohio Lad missed the NBA Finals.
For those unable to comprehend the space-time continuum in Big 12 terms, here is what it looks like on the Buckeye timeline:
Jim Tressel was still the head football coach at Ohio State the last time we saw an NBA Finals without LeBron James.— Matt Edwards (@MattEdwardsNBC4) May 28, 2018
I don't know if the Cavaliers will win the title. I do know the Kang is the Demario McCall of basketball.
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