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beserkr29


MEMBER SINCE   September 07, 2010

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Toss up between Beanie's leap at Memorial Stadium in Champaign and Braxton's game-winning toss last year vs. Wisconsin. Both happened towards my side of the stadium and both were the greatest feats I've ever witnessed.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Ryan Damn Shazier
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Millwall

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Comment 1 hour ago
Ohio State lost a fall ball game against Robert Morris today 14-8, a week after a stellar effort to beat UNC. Fall ball or not, you hate to see this sort of loss. A couple notes: Sophomore Anthony Ameo may be the 3rd guy at faceoff with a chance at being the second man up. Connor Mitchell had another goal today. Looking like he may be a real force for the Buckeyes this year, even though his brother Grant was the more highly touted. Skylar Wahlund has started both fall ball games, but hasn't seemed to put the world on fire yet. So we will see what happens in net this year. Tre Leclaire scored twice in both games this fall, and most likely will run out of the box. Again. I really don't know what to make of their use of him. He needs to be directly opposite the ball at all times. Like Mac O'Keefe. He could put up those numbers with Connor Mitchell dodging from the left side of the field.
Comment 16 Oct 2019
Got it. OSU itself says the $20 million is approved, to be paid with fundraising. https://news.osu.edu/ohio-state-university-trustees-elect-new-officers/
Comment 16 Oct 2019
Hmmmm. There seems to be a disconnect somewhere. This article states that the $20 million has already been allocated. https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/college/women/fall-ball-focus-bokker-embraces-new-challenge-at-ohio-state
Comment 15 Oct 2019
Always appreciate it, Roll. And yes, that's what has been reported. Source is here, from back in September: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2019/09/11/buckeyes-lacrosse-stadium-next-step-as-ohio-state.html I think it will be more along the lines of of "Hey alumni, who wants a statue/brick/your name on the stadium?" I have yet to hear anything about the fundraising, so unless they're really delayed, I think it will be a fairly easy ask that may have already been met.
Comment 15 Oct 2019
Ryan Della Rocco seems to be the leader in the next tier. Most of the tier-two guys also committed elsewhere. Part of the issue may be that the top goalie (arguably) for 2022 could be strongly considered a Buckeye lean, barring a big change. And Christan Tomei just signed. So the goalie position is pretty stocked right now.
Comment 12 Oct 2019
Annual Michael Breschi game was today between OSU and North Carolina. Unofficially, Buckeyes won 11-10, a marked improvement over last year's 15-7 loss. Connor Mitchell had a goal. Lots of penalties, and a fight. The team has been Scrappy for years, and now it's really kicking off
Comment 12 Oct 2019
Just hired their former HC as our OC. Probably wanting to put some space between the two coaches for a bit to get some changes in.
Comment 11 Oct 2019
As long as those two remain ranked, I think they'll be around for a long time. And there is no reason to think that won't happen.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
Think that was the UMass game. Usually it's about the beginning of March, but as Navy covered nicely, it really is weather dependent.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
Very kind of you, Roll! It's just one of those quirks this year. A lot of B1G games were away last year, as were a few of the repeat OOC games. It's a nice advantage, but not the norm.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
They're stepping up the competition, no doubt. It will help come the end of the year. Last year they only ended up playing 12 games due to cancellations, so this is about right. Plus, with such high quality opponents, it gives the team time to prepare. Between the B1G and NCAa tournament, they could easily end up at 19 to 20 games. That's average for a titlewinner.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
Not all great news. Reed Landin from ESD went to Duke, and the best player the Buckeyes were in on, Leo Johnson, went to Yale. Another target ended up at Maryland. Things are taking shape.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
Found the Canadian! Dante Bowen, out of Ontario, Canada, has committed to the Buckeyes! He's a load, too. He's been a provincial box lacrosse MVP 3 years in a row, plays like Myles Jones a little bit (Bowen is 6'2", 195), and has a CANNON. He'll most likely play offense more than defense, but could be a Myles Jones take on the Ryan Conrad position. Either way, a really, really nice middie.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
Personally, I would be fine with as many middies as possible, provided they are an actual upgrade. Ohio State has been completely done in by horrible midfield play the past two seasons. Every starter except Jack Jasinski was a former attackman. That's not good. I think the past two classes have reflected that deficiency. The Mitchell's are world class middies. Elijah Black and Eli Ensor aren't far behind. 2020 Logan Santos is a U19 candidate at middie for the World championship team next year. Right now we have 2 top 100 middies committed for O, and a couple LSMs. If we can get 2 more 4-stars for offense, I think that would be an instant take for all concerned. We have the candidates on the line, just a matter of reeling them in.
Comment 07 Oct 2019
It's very rare for anyone to get a full ride scholarship. VERY rare. Coaches will split them out to give as many kids an incentive as possible. I imagine they will cover out of state tuition for most of those players, in-state tuition or room and board for Ohio guys. Most full-rides will go to a truly elite player (like Grant Mitchell or now Bobby van Buren), especially lefty attackman, goalies, and a middie. So, to make a short answer long, yes, that .62 is actually pretty vital to each program.
Comment 06 Oct 2019
HUGE Boom as #12 junior Bobby Van Buren, a D Pole, commits to the Buckeyes! First 5-star player in the 2021 class, and the only 5-star since Grant Mitchell in 2019.
Comment 06 Oct 2019
Potentially a new commit this weekend! I think it may be a fogo from Canada, but there have been rumors about a few 2020s too. We will see soon.
Comment 02 Oct 2019
There are only 13.62 or so scholarships (it's some fraction) available for the team as a whole, so outside of those, you can take as many as you want. Most squads are walk-ons, essentially. It comes down to what the school offers to those not lucky enough to get a scholarship