Eleven Dubcast: Gene Smith Has the Ohio State Athletic Department Humming

By Johnny Ginter on February 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith

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Ohio State men's tennis won a national title which maybe you're super pumped about and maybe you aren't, but the fact is that a natty is a natty and they don't happen every day.

In fact, nothing ever just happens, especially in sports, and especially not in major college sports. And yet, Ohio State has become very successful not just in basketball and football, but in semi and not so semi-niche sports like hockey, wrestling, tennis, and hell, synchronized swimming. That's a credit to the athletes and coaches who accomplished that, but it's also a credit to the guy who put them in the position to have long-term success.

So this week on the Dubcast Beau and I take a few minutes to gush about Gene Smith and the incredibly complex job that he also happens to be very good at doing. Beau also confronts me about clickbait (how dare he!), we wax poetic about American presidents, and I get to answer a history question in Ask Us Anything (which you can do via e-mail or Twitter)!

It's an eclectic little Dubcast, and if you're so inclined, please don't forget to check us out on Google Podcasts and/or rate and subscribe on iTunes!

0:00 It's President's Day! So let's talk about them a little bit, and one in particular with a connection to Ohio State.

17:27 Uhhhh we talk about the Sparty game. Let's leave it at that.

25:16 Gene! Gene! Gene! Gene!

33:08 Ask Us Anything wants to know why Robert E. Lee is venerated so much in American history despite being a traitorous slave owner. Good question! He shouldn't be!

And that'll do it for this week! Thanks to Travis for the logo, thanks to you for listening and checking out the Dry Goods store, and we'll see you next time!

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