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Comment 19 Apr 2019

This series doesn't have a ton of history obviously, but what there is has included a lot of fireworks. The Buckeyes are the only Big Ten team to defeat Maryland in each of the previous two seasons. They have also met four times in the postseason, twice in the Big Ten Tourney, and twice in the NCAA Tourney. Maryland was Ohio States first ever NCAA Tournament opponent back in 2003, where the Buckeye D played valiantly but ultimately lost by three goals. In 2015 OSU knocked the Terps out of the Big Ten semifinals, avenging a regular season loss to Maryland. In 2017 Maryland avenged a regular season loss to the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship game. They of course had a rubber match for all of the marbles in the National Championship game, but the Terps won that game as well. 

MARYLAND 
Series: Maryland leads 8-3 
Columbus: Maryland leads 2-1 
College Park, Md.: Maryland leads 5-2 
Neutral Site: Maryland leads 1-0 

Big Ten
4/22/18 ...........W ................. 12-10 .......................... W 
5/29/17 ............L ..................... 6-9 ......................... N5 National Championship 
5/6/17 ..............L ....................9-10 ..........................H4 Big Ten Championship 
4/22/17 ............W OT ........... 10-11 ...........................H
4/24/16............L ....................8-10 ........................... A 
4/30/15 ...........W .................... 9-6 .......................... A1 Big Ten semifinal 
4/18/15.............L OT .............9-10 ......................... H2 

Pre-Big Ten
5/11/03 ............L ..................... 5-8 ..........................A3 NCAA Tournament; round 1


3/22/94 ..........L ....................2-16 ........................... A 
3/26/91 ...........L ....................5-18 ........................... A 
3/21/90 ...........L ....................5-16 ........................... A 


1 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals; 
2 Showdown in the Shoe (attendance 21,064); 
3 NCAA Tournament First Round; 
4 Big Ten Tournament Finals; Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio; 
5 NCAA Championship Game; Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
 

Comment 12 Apr 2019

Also bears repeating in this thread: 

Big D3 game in Columbus on Saturday at 1:pm when bitter rivals Otterbein (Westerville) and Capital (Bexley) square off in their annual showdown. Both teams are undefeated in OAC play, so the winner will most likely go onto win the OAC Title and host the OAC Tourney as the 1 seed. 

A link to the webcast here: http://athletics.capital.edu/sports/mlax/mlax-webcast

Unlike central Ohio D3 blue bloods OWU and Denison from the North Coast Conference, these two schools recruit the Hell out of Central Ohio, which makes their game unique and fun. Not sure why they thought going up against the OSU Spring FB game would be a good idea, but here we are. 

Comment 12 Apr 2019

This is of course a young series. They have played at least once per season since 2014, the year before the launch of the Big Ten LC. They have played three times in the post season, each in the Big Ten Tourney. In 2015 Hopkins beat OSU in the Big Ten Title Game, avenging a regular season loss to the Buckeyes. In 2017 OSU knocked them out of the Big Ten semifinals, completing a season sweep against the Blue Jays. Then last year JH returned the favor, knocking the Buckeyes out of the Big Ten semifinals and completing a season sweep of their own.  Other than that it is just a four game series (1H-3A) right around the turn of the Millennium. Amazingly Hopkins only leads the Big Ten series by one game. 

JOHNS HOPKINS 
Series: Johns Hopkins leads 9-3 
Columbus: Ohio State leads 3-1 
Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins leads 6-0 
Neutral Site: Johns Hopkins leads 2-0 

Big Ten LC
5/3/18 ..............L ..................... 6-5 ..........................N3 Big Ten Semifinal
4/7/18 ..............L ...................13-10 ........................... A 
5/4/17 ..............W ..................15-13 ......................... H2 Big Ten Semifinal
4/9/17 ..............W ...................13-9 ...........................H 
4/9/16 ..............L ...................12-13 ........................... A 
5/2/15 ..............L ....................6-13 ..........................N1 Big Ten Championship Game
4/5/15 ..............W ................. 15-12 ...........................H 

Pre-Big Ten
2/9/14 ..............L 3OT ...........9-10 ........................... A 


4/6/02 .............L ....................9-12 ...........................H 
4/7/01 ..............L .....................7-17 ........................... A 
4/8/00 .............L .................... 7-12 ........................... A 


4/11/99 ............L .................... 8-17 ........................... A 


1 Big Ten Tournament Championship, Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.; 
2 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio 
3 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, U-M Lacrosse Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
 

Comment 10 Apr 2019

Pretty big D3 game in Columbus this weekend. 

Otterbein and Capital are both undefeated in OAC play and square off on Saturday, with the winner sitting alone atop the OAC standings. 

I typically go to that game but won't be this year because it is at the same time as the OSU Spring FB game. 

Those of us who would like to keep an eye on it anyway can do so on their webcast on Saturday at 1:pm. 

http://athletics.capital.edu/sports/mlax/2018-19/schedule

Scroll down to the game, and all the way to the right there will be a link to the video and the stats. 

Comment 10 Apr 2019

They usually do have a game before the Spring Game. Generally against Ttun. 

One year they made the mistake of playing Maryland, and consequently we had thousands upon thousands of Terps fans at our Spring Game. 

Comment 06 Apr 2019

Doing a deep dive on the De Facto Big Ten Titles prior to the formation of the Big Ten LC in 2015, the best way to go about it would be to break it up into eras. 

1953-1963: Ohio State

Ohio State was the de facto Big Ten champion by virtue of being the only school with a varsity lacrosse team. 

1964-1973: Ohio State and Michigan State.

They played once per season. Ohio State won their first nine games against the Spartans, then the Spartans won their first de facto Big Ten Title in 73, the final season of this era. 

1974-1981: Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue. 

Ohio State went a combined 17-1 vs these two teams, winning the de facto Big Ten Title every year except for 1975. 1975 was an unusual season in that 1) it was the only year that OSU lost to MSU while Purdue had a team, and 2) it was the only year that OSU didn't play Purdue while Purdue had a team. So the de facto Big Ten Champion in 1975 would have been the winner of the MSU-Purdue game, assuming that there was one. Since neither school currently has a team I am not sure how to dig up the result of that game, so maybe someone smarter than myself would know how to search it out in the archives? 

1982-1990: Ohio State and Michigan State

In 1982 they actually split a two game series, resulting in de facto Big Ten co-champions for the first of two times in pre-Big Ten LC history. Ohio State would go onto win it in 84 and 86, while MSU would win every other de facto Big Ten title during this era. 

1991-1996: Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State

Penn State joined the Big Ten for the 90-91 school year, but didn't play either of the other two Big Ten lacrosse teams until 1995, making them ineligible for the de facto Big Ten Title from 91-94. As such, the winner of the OSU-MSU was the de facto Big Ten Champion those seasons. Ohio State won it in 1992, and Michigan State won the other three. PSU got into the mix in 1995 and 96, which turned out to be MSU's final two years of varsity lacrosse. in 95 PSU and MSU both beat OSU, but they didn't play each other. So that would make them the second and final set of de facto Big Ten  co-Champions in pre-Big Ten LC history. In 96 PSU beat both teams, and won their first outright de facto Big Ten Title in MSU's final season. OSU lost each game by one goal that year, one in regulation and the other in OT. 

1997-2002: Ohio State and Penn State

These were the dead years of Big Ten Lacrosse, as neither team played each other even once during this era. 

2003-2011: Ohio State and Penn State

OSU and PSU began to play each other out of conference every year, with the results posted above. OSU was the de facto Big Ten Champion in 07, 08, 10, 11 and 13. PSU won it every other year.

2012-2014: Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan

The three teams all played each other in a round robin format, for the de facto Big Ten Title. Michigan of course got swept out by both teams during this era, so the winner of the OSU-PSU game was the de facto Big Ten champion. OSU swept both teams in 13, and PSU swept both teams in 12 and 14. 

Comment 05 Apr 2019

This is the Buckeyes' longest running Big Ten series. The two teams have played each other every year since 2003, as well as a half a dozen times before that.  From 2003-14 the game was billed as a de facto Big Ten Title game, as they were the only two Big Ten schools that played varsity lacrosse. Penn St of course joined the Big Ten in 90-91, but only played OSU twice between then and 02. Other than that 1954 game vs Rutgers, the 1979 PSU game was OSU's first against a team from the Big Ten LC. Penn St is riding a three game winning streak in the series.

PENN STATE 
Series: Penn State leads 16-6 
Columbus: Penn State leads 9-2 
State College, Pa.: Penn State leads 7-4 

Big Ten LC
3/31/18 .............L ....................12-4 ...........................H 
4/2/17 ..............L ......................4-9 ........................... A 
4/3/16 ..............L ..................... 5-6 ...........................H 
3/29/15 ...........W ...................10-8 ........................... A 

De Facto Big Ten Title Bouts
3/1/14 ...............L .....................8-11 ...........................H 
3/2/13 ..............W ............10-9 OT ........................... A 
3/3/12 ..............L ..................... 2-5 ...........................H 
3/5/11 ...............W ..........3 OT 6-5 ........................... A 
3/6/10 ..............W OT ........... 11-10 ...........................H 


3/7/09 .............L .....................5-11 ........................... A 
3/8/08 .............W ................... 17-6 ...........................H 
3/10/07............W ...................10-8 ........................... A 
3/11/06 ............L OT ............13-14 ...........................H 
2/19/05 ...........L ......................7-9 ........................... A 
2/21/04 ...........L ......................4-5 ...........................H 
5/3/03 .............L .................... 4-13 ........................... A 


2/25/96 ..........L OT ...............7-8 ...........................H 
3/3/95 .............L .................... 7-15 ........................... A 

Before PSU joined the Big Ten
4/3/82 .............L ................... 4-24 ........................... A 
4/4/81 ..............L ....................5-15 ...........................H 
4/5/80 .............L .................... 3-17 ........................... A 


4/7/79..............L ....................11-14 ...........................H
 

Comment 01 Apr 2019

That sucks. Their roster was always loaded up with Buckeyes, and they won it all a few years back. 

My understanding is that they are implementing a one team-one owner policy, and the guy that owns the Machine also owns two other teams. So in theory someone could maybe buy it and keep it going. 

Comment 01 Apr 2019

Well at least one of the central Ohio teams had a god weekend. 

The Cardinals also dropped an OT game vs Ohio Wesleyan earlier this year in a game where they frankly got hosed by the officials. But then on the other hand, they have also had a few WTF games, like getting blasted by 15 goals in a home loss to Kenyon. .. 

Comment 29 Mar 2019

At home for the second year in a row, which is kind of unusual, but the home team is undefeated in this series ever since the Big Ten LC was formed in 2015. The two teams also locked horns a handful of times in the 90s, but the Buckeyes only won one of those games in 99. They also had a game clear back in 54, which was OSU's second year with a varsity Lacrosse team. So Rutgers was by far the first team from the Big Ten Lacrosse Conference that OSU ever played. 

RUTGERS 
Series: Rutgers leads 8-3 
Columbus: Series tied 2-2 
Piscataway, N.J.: Rutgers leads 6-1 

Big Ten Series
4/28/18 ...........W ................... 10-7 ...........................H 
4/29/17 ............L OT .............11-12 ........................... A 
4/30/16 ...........W ................. 12-10 ...........................H 
4/25/15 ...........L ...................10-17 ........................... A 

Pre-Big Ten
3/6/99 .............W ....................11-9 ........................... A 
3/1/98 ..............L ....................3-10 ...........................H 
3/23/97 ...........L .................... 6-17 ........................... A 
3/19/96 ...........L .....................8-11 ........................... A 
3/23/93 ...........L ................... 7-23 ........................... A 
3/18/92 ...........L .................... 6-17 ...........................H 


1954 .....................L ....................2-14 ........................... A
 

Comment 23 Mar 2019

The Buckeyes were the first D1 team in the Midwest, but Notre Dame, Michigan St and Bowling Green all burst onto the scene in 1964. Purdue and Ohio U joined the fun in the 70s, and D1 Lacrosse was kinda popping in the Midwest with six teams in on the action, just like today. 

Purdue, Bowling Green and Ohio U all sorta fizzled out by the early 80s with Butler as the only upstart to fill in the void, but those four teams held down the fort for the rest of the 80s and most of the 90s. Michigan St threw in the towel in 97, and then Butler Lacrosse underwent gender reassignment surgery in 07, at which point it was down to just Ohio St and Notre Dame there for a few years in a somewhat grim low water mark. 

Today we are back up to six D1 teams in the Midwest, starting with Detroit Mercy and then Michigan and Marquette and finally Cleveland St. I don't know of anymore teams on the horizon, but the trajectory is certainly back to pointing in a positive direction. Bellarmine of course started up when Butler folded, but they are technically in the Southeast and not the Midwest (Louisville, KY). 

Comment 22 Mar 2019

This is the grand daddy of them all. The only two Midwestern D1 teams from the 20th Century that have stood the test of time. All of the rest of the ones that are here today popped up after the Millennium. 

Notre Dame went Varsity clear back in 1964, and they have played OSU just about every year from that point forward; sometimes twice and seldom thrice. The series has gone uninterrupted since 1981. They were conference mates up through 2009, first in the MLA until 93, and then in the GWLL for the duration of that time, which was the entire existence of that Conference. They have maintained their rivalry out of Conference ever since. 

Ohio State pretty much dominated the series in the 60s and 70s. They were pretty evenly matched in the 80s, going 5-5 against each other in that decade. Ohio State has pretty much been Notre Dame's whipping post ever since the 90s. The modern history of this series is a sad one for the Buckeyes. Notre Dame is riding a 16 game win streak into this match, the last 11 of which occurred under Coach Myers' watch dating back to 2009. Worse yet, Notre Dame has won 32 of the last 37 dating back to 1984, They beat OSU in the Championship Game of both GWLL Tourneys that took place, 08 and 09, the latter of which was Myers' inaugural campaign.  Myers' best effort against these guys came in an OT loss in 2010. In other words, we owe these guys a good old fashioned butt kicking. 

NOTRE DAME 
Series: Notre Dame leads 36-21 
Columbus: Notre Dame leads 15-11 
South Bend, Ind.: ND leads 18-10 
Neutral: Notre Dame leads 3-0 

Non Conference Era (Notre Dame: Big East  thru 2013, ACC ever since / OSU: ECAC thru 2014, Big Ten ever since)
3/25/18 ...........L ..................... 9-8 ...........................H 
3/25/17 ............L .................... 7-12 ........................... A 
3/26/16 ...........L ..................... 8-9 ...........................H 
3/21/15 ............L ..................... 0-9 ........................... A 
3/25/14............L .................... 7-13 ...........................H 
3/20/13 ...........L ......................4-9 ........................... A 
3/21/12 ............L ......................7-8 ...........................H 
3/23/11 .............L ......................7-8 ........................... A 
3/20/10 ...........L OT ...............6-7 ........................... A 

Great Western Lacrosse League (GWLL)
5/3/09 .............L .................... 7-16 ..........................N1 - GWLL Final
4/25/09 ..........L ....................8-14 ......................... H2 
5/4/08 .............L ..................... 2-9 ..........................N1 - GWLL Final
4/27/08 ...........L ...................12-17 ........................... A 
4/28/07 ...........L ....................6-12 ...........................H 
4/29/06 ..........L ....................8-10 ........................... A 
4/29/05 ..........L ....................5-16 ...........................H 
3/31/04 ............W .................... 9-8 ........................... A 
4/6/03 .............W ....................11-5 ...........................H 
5/4/02 .............L ......................3-7 ........................... A 
4/1/01 ...............L .................... 4-13 ...........................H 
4/1/00 ..............L .................... 4-13 ........................... A 


4/14/99............W .....................5-4 ...........................H 
4/2/98 .............L ....................2-12 ........................... A 
5/3/97 .............L ...................3-20 ...........................H 
5/4/96 .............L .................... 4-13 ........................... A 
5/6/95 .............L .................... 7-19 ...........................H 
4/23/94 ...........L .................. 10-19 ........................... A 

Midwest Lacrosse Association (MLA)
4/24/93 ...........L ..................... 7-11 ...........................H 
4/25/92 ..........L ....................6-12 ........................... A 
4/27/91 ............L ..................... 7-11 ...........................H 
4/28/90 ..........L ....................11-14 ........................... A 


4/25/89 ..........W .....................7-5 ...........................H 
4/30/88 ..........W .....................6-4 ........................... A 
5/2/87 .............L ....................11-16 ...........................H 
4/30/86 ..........L ....................9-13 ........................... A 
5/1/85 ..............L ....................4-10 ...........................H 
4/28/84...........L .................... 4-17 ........................... A 
4/6/83 .............W .................. 11-10 ...........................H 
4/28/82 ..........L ...................13-21 ........................... A 
4/15/82 ...........W ..................14-10 ...........................H 
3/12/82 ...........L ...................10-14 ..........................N3 (Non Conference Game)
4/30/81 ...........W ...................10-9 ...........................H 
4/16/81.............W .................... 9-6 ........................... A 


4/23/78 ...........W .................... 14-1 ...........................H 
4/23/77 ...........W ...................10-4 ........................... A 
4/24/76 ...........W ................... 13-4 ...........................H 
4/23/75 ...........W .................... 9-8 ........................... A 
3/23/74 ...........L ......................6-7 ...........................H 
4/7/73 ..............L ..................... 5-8 ........................... A 
4/15/72 ............W .....................9-7 ...........................H 


5/3/69 .............W .....................n/a ........................... A 
4/12/68 ...........W ...................14-5 ...........................H 
4/14/67 ............W .....................8-4 ........................... A 
4/2/66 .............W ...................15-4 ........................... A 
5/15/65 ...........W ....................11-5 ...........................H 
4/10/65 ...........W ...................10-3 ........................... A
4/18/64 ............W ....................12-1 ........................... A 


1 GWLL Final, Seaholm High School, Birmingham, Mich.; 
2 Showdown in the Shoe, Ohio Stadium (attendance 30,192); 
3 Loyola Tournament, Baltimore, Md.