There are very few players in the NBA who are listed at 270 lbs. The ones who are are usually 7 footers. All we need to know about Kaleb will be answered when the season starts. He either slims down and gets in shape this summer, or he shows up in October looking the way he looked at the end of the season.
It's not like football players don't get falsely accused of sexual assault.
Maybe Snead thinks he caught a break and is happy to start over in Iowa. Maybe he thinks he was thrown under the bus since he didn't do anything wrong but OSU wanted to appear to be doing the right thing. Guess we'd have to hear from him before that could be determined.
Does anyone think that Gene didn't know this was coming? Yeah, the AD at one of the most prominent institutions in the league has to find out at the press conference who the next person will be in the Commissioner's chair.
If the Big Ten treats baseball as a minor sport, they need to reduce the salaries and budgets to reflect that. It would free up resources for sports that aren't minor and make this sort of stuff more tolerable for fans. Big Ten teams didn't win one game against a school from a Power 5 conference. Took losses to McNeese State, Jacksonville State, Illinois State, UCONN, Creighton and Indiana State. Take McNeese State and Jacksonville State off the table because they have weather advantages over Big Ten schools. The others? I'd love to see their budgets/salaries compared to schools in the Big Ten.
That was some pretty bad baseball, but I guess that's to be expected when two teams that were the 5th seed in their respective conference tournaments got hot and ran the table. Here's to something better against the Sycamores. Go Bucks!
Congratulations on the Big Ten Championship. Here's Vandy. Treated OSU like North Carolina A&T when they get Kentucky in the 1st round of NCAAs.
I think you're being very generous about Beals. Been here 9 years and getting to his 3rd appearance in NCAAs with 2 Big Ten titles isn't horrible, but it doesn't scream out for the $300K+ that he makes, either.
Toss increased ticket sales and renewed local interest into the mix with his record, NIT appearance and recruiting results, and it's a safe bet to take the "maybe" off Penny at Memphis. I wondered about that hire but it was a home run.
Ha, I should have read your comment before I posted mine.
With only 22 Division I programs in men's volleyball, I would think that an opening at a school like Ohio State, especially with a new facility opening up this fall, would mean that the very best would have been interested in the opportunity. I hope Burch clearly beat those others out and wasn't the easy hire because he's already on campus.
Dealer: Do you want a Mercedes or a BMW?
I feel sorry for all of them. He was making nearly $350K per year. She was the ex-wife being supported by someone making nearly $350K per year. Doesn't he have a child with a new girlfriend, too? You know that kid wasn't suffering too much on Daddy's salary. Imagine losing a job and going from $35K a year to nothing. Now multiply that by 10. I bet the level of stress for all of them is incredible, and the kids will end up suffering if the adults can't figure out a way to make it work.
Kentucky wasn't a football powerhouse during his time there and he had no appreciable stats during his career. He'll be someone to take snaps during practice with the scout team but we're in trouble if we actually need him to go get us a game if Fields gets hurt.
35 years gets you 3 sentences from Uncle Gene? I guess one sentence per national championship is the going rate for non-revenue sports these days. Pete is a great coach and a better person. All the best to him
“Pete Hanson’s Buckeye career embodied our mantra of ‘The People. The Tradition. The Excellence.’ He’s found success on the court and molded young men off of it, preparing them for life after college," Gene Smith said in a statement. "Pete leaves a lasting legacy at The Ohio State University.”
I thought the same thing when Mattison and Washington joined the staff. It's one thing to start at Rival A, make a few stops and wind up at Rival B. Going directly from A to B? That's going to be an issue. How many coaches leave Auburn and go directly to Alabama? Texas to Oklahoma or Texas A&M?
I'll wait until I see what Wesson looks like in August. If he works on his conditioning this spring and summer, I think the team could really do something next year. If he shows up (again) looking like he spent the summer at Krispy Kreme, my expectations would be lowered.
Come back DG!! Come back!!
I would buy an extra season ticket if Daniel Giddens comes back. I'd do so to support the coach and the kid for their sense of humor.
Didn't see much of the game, but Denver's 1st goal was an absolute thing of beauty.
To be fair, he was a JUCO only because the coach at the school where he signed in high school (Paul Hewitt at George Mason) got fired. He went JUCO as an academic qualifier so he could play a year there and then go D1 without having to sit for a year. He wasn't JUCO because of grades or talent. He just made a choice that not every kids makes. Good for him, I say. Good luck going forward, C.J.
I promise you that the money top kids like Joey Bosa and Cardale jones bring in far exceeds the value of anything provided in return. I'm assuming that this new initiative will be for all 30+ sports. It's a great benefit for the rowing team and the men's golf team. For football and men's basketball? There isn't enough you can give those kids for all that they bring in to the rest of the department and the university.
Especially with this modest URL: https://genesmithinstitute.com
Why not just link it at the main page for athletics?
I cringed when Ty Tucker was honored with the new tennis facility. Does he deserve it? Heck yes. Probably deserves more than that. Let the guy retire, though. You can name it Buckeye Tennis Center now and rename it once Tucker hangs it up.
As for Uncle Gene, this great naming opportunity comes a mere 192 days after his suspension for unsavory behavior ended. For all the things Ohio State does well, avoiding being tone deaf just isn't on the list.
A+ for you.