Eleven Dubcast: Ohio State Trademarks 'THE' And Sees Two Men Taken in the NBA Draft For the First Time In Forever

By Andy Vance on June 28, 2022 at 2:50 pm
Malaki Branham
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It's good to be king.

It took a few years to get the job done, but Ohio State's legal eagles finally bent the United States Patent and Trademark Office to its scarlet and gray will, winning the trademark to the most common word in the English language: THE. There is only one university on the planet that has the gravity to pull off a flex like that, when you think about it.

It's a good time to be a Buckeye. Not content to have a couple of the top recruits in the class, Ryan Day and his staff continue to bring in blue chipper after blue chipper, and this week was no exception.

And not to be left behind, it was a big week for Buckeye basketball, too, as the program saw two of its stars drafted to the NBA for the first time since 2007, while one of its favorite alumni of all time was announced as a pending OSU Hall of Famer.

Plus, Ask Us Anything wants to know if Elon Musk could turn Rutgers into a title contender, and how we navigate Red, White and Boom. Oh, and an important reminder: you can ask us all kinds of fantastical things by sending us questions to dubcast@elevenwarriors.com!


0:00 The University sachems did the deal and trademarked the word THE. Take that, other schools!

04:16 A pair of Buckeye basketballers were drafted to the NBA; the first time the program saw multiple players drafted since 2007.

09:55 Aaron Craft, Tom Tupa, Shawn Springs and Logan Stieber will join the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame in this class. Let's celebrate the Rosy-Cheeked Assassin!

12:35 Ohio State will face Duke in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge this fall. That should be interesting...

14:41 Notre Dame, Ohio State's season-opener this football season, will be down another big-time running back when the Irish come to Columbus in September.

17:20 Ask Us Anything! Let's talk about billionaire boosters using NIL to buy championships, and how we recommend taking in the Columbus fireworks scene this weekend.

36:15 Buckshots: Arch Manning commits to Texas, is Quinn Ewers sweating; a Michigan coach gets shut down in the most hilarious way possible; and, Jim Tressel retiring makes Andy sad.

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

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