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Recent Activity

Comment 14 Oct 2019

 I admire Kaleb Wesson's determination to make it to the NBA. Losing weight is not easy for anyone and it appears he has worked very hard on his game to reach his dreams. But...... the pro game has changed so much in the past few years. A 6' 9" player needs to able to defend on the perimeter in pick and roll situations and be a 3pt threat offensively. Kaleb, is a skilled low post player with good hands, similar to ,  but not the same as ,Jared Sullinger . It is difficult to imagine Kaleb's game translating  to today's NBA. I hope he has improved enough to get a good look overseas. He can have a good career there.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

Fields took alot of hits in this game . The O line struggled protecting him early in the game. That Sparty D is legitimately very good. Fields could probably do more damage running the ball, but I'm glad he doesn't . That short TD run in the second half , he got belted. Good thing he is big young man. Dobbins ( and Teague ) both ran extremely hard. I really like OSU's tailbacks. I was in the 'Shoe and I was impressed by the crowd. They were into it. Gonna need that energy against Wisconsin and Penn State, too

Comment 06 Aug 2019
Biggest game these guys have played in since turning professional. High stakes, pessure packed basketball. Let's see who plays loose and confident , or who plays tight. Really looking forward to watching tonight. Hoping Diebler has a breakout game behind the arc. He is due
Comment 22 Jun 2019

 I am with Kasino Royale and many others. Plenty of ways of  be an effective running team with an option QB. As others stated, Urban's insistence on using shotgun only contributed to the problem . The Purdue game ( why do we all keep referring to that fiasco ) showed this point clearly. The Boilers are primarily shotgun,  but near the goal line, they went under center with sometimes a lead blocker. Just blaming Haskins inability to run is a very poor excuse for the abysmal showing in short yardage situations.

Comment 13 Jun 2019

So proud, yes proud , of Gene Smith and coach Holtmann. I love this approach to scheduling. Your weaknesses get exposed, then you learn  and get better . Sparty has been using this out of conference philosophy for many years and it has certainly works for them. Even if the Buckeyes lose all these high profile matchups ( which I doubt ) , they will be all the better for it in the long run.

Comment 06 Jun 2019
This is great non conference schedule. So glad Holtmann is taking this approach. Challenge your team early, get you weaknesses exposed, get better. Sparty, under, Izzo, has done this for years .Matta, whom was a great ( and clean) coach, was reluctant to schedule several tough non conf opponents each season
Comment 05 Jun 2019

Of all the former Bucks listed here, I always thought Ron Lewis was the most overlooked by the NBA. He had a complete offensive game and good enough athleticism to defend at that level. Craft's lock down defensive ability could have given him a NBA opportunity but at his size, being a good 3pt shooter is a pre requisite to make it in the association. Like some of the other posters, I am curious about the quality level of play in that Chinese league that Sullinger is dominating

Comment 03 Jun 2019

First of all, thank you Colin for this article. Good work. I'm always curious about what our former Buckeyes are doing overseas. Basketball is truly an international, almost global, sport. I was surprised to find out there is a pro league in Japan. Glad to see so many former OSU players making a living doing what they enjoy.

Comment 03 Jun 2019

 Steele Chambers wins best name for sure. Cade Stover's father wins the John Simon award for father who just needs some eligibility. Dawand Jones picture reminds me of the WWE promos where the interviewer is very small to make the wrestler look bigger ( mean Gene Okerlund ). Wow, is he enormous. OK, Mick Marotti, you're up. Transform this potential into Buckeye monsters.

Comment 02 Jun 2019
After attending TBT games at Capital Univ last summer, it was clear that the teams lacks enough quickness and athleticism. Jaesean Tate would have added an infusion of youth they need . I hope Mullens decides to join the group, although it's unlikely after their disagreement last year. He could be a difference maker. Deibler did not shoot well in last year's TBT, but I expect that to change. Even if Sullinger returns, I do not think this roster ,as currently constructred, is athletic enough to advance very far.