Aaron Craft, left, and Lenzelle Smith Jr. have helped Ohio State win two Big Ten titles, two conference tournament titles and reach a Final Four during their careers.
The season has not gone as well as they thought their last one at Ohio State would. But the last time Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. play for the Buckeyes at Value City Arena?
Thad Matta has spent 24 years at nine schools, the past 10 at Ohio State. He has had a direct hand in coaching about 200 basketball players, give or take, and the best student he has ever seen is Aaron Craft.
Iowa’s Claire Till is fouled by Ohio State’s Ashley Adams in the first half.
INDIANAPOLIS — The unlikely run that Ohio State made toward a Big Ten women’s tournament championship came to an abrupt end yesterday afternoon with a hotly contested 77-73 loss to Iowa in a semifinal.
Taylor Decker (68) and Darryl Baldwin stretch before practice last week. Decker is the only returning starter and is moving from right tackle to left tackle this season.
The standard has been set, and the bar is high. The past two years, Ohio State’s offensive line has been the foundation of the team’s success. Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Andrew Norwell and Marcus Hall are now gone, off to pursue their NFL dreams.
The Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno falls on top of the Predators’ Mike Fisher after chasing down the puck.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It took the Blue Jackets one period to get going last night, and 54 minutes to finally break through against Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne. But it’s hard to imagine a more satisfying, sweeter-tasting victory for the Blue Jackets than the 1-0 win they earned over the Predators last night at Bridgestone Arena.
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky makes a save in the first period against the Predators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The bad news that had been suspected all week finally was confirmed by the Blue Jackets yesterday. Rookie defenseman Ryan Murray, who has proved to be skilled and steady beyond his years, likely will miss the rest of the regular season after having arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday in Columbus.
Jim Tressel’s name is on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Some of his critics around the nation might find that troubling, given that he left Ohio State as coach after covering up NCAA violations. Around here, many people would not only support his election but also the construction of his own wing.
Shaquille O’Neal led his high-school team in San Antonio to a 36-0 record.
Shaquille O’Neal won four NBA championships and an Olympic gold medal in a career that likely will land him in the Basketball Hall of Fame. O’Neal said he owes a lot of it to his 1989 state championship team and coaches at San Antonio Cole High School. They were honored at the Texas state tournament yesterday on the 25th anniversary of their title.
Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks drives against the Cavaliers’ Luol Deng. Anthony scored 26 points.
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