Penn State’s Maggie Lucas shoots between Ohio State’s Cait Craft, left, and Raven Ferguson. Lucas scored 21 points.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Ohio State players didn’t bring what would have been an excusable case of the jitters into their Big Ten quarterfinal against top-seeded Penn State yesterday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. No one worried that the three-time defending conference champions had defeated them twice in the regular season.
Aaron Craft talks with 7-year-old A.J. Weyant at an Ohio State basketball practice as A.J.’s parents, Brent and Hope, listen in.
Two weeks ago, a 7-year-old from Orlando, Fla., and his Ohio-born parents who have raised him to love the Buckeyes flew into town to see the Ohio State men’s basketball team play Minnesota. Make-A-Wish made it happen. A.J. Weyant’s leukemia, which was diagnosed before he was 2, is in remission, and he wanted to meet Aaron Craft “because he steals the ball,” A.J. said.
Linebacker Ryan Shazier ran 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash at Ohio State’s pro day.
Players participating in NFL pro days can be separated into two categories. For players like Ohio State’s Bradley Roby, Carlos Hyde, Ryan Shazier and Jack Mewhort, yesterday’s workout in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams was a chance to secure or enhance an already-strong draft position.
The top-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team suffered its first defeat of the season yesterday, losing 4-1 at No. 4 Oklahoma.
The arrival of March Matness causes Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan to simplify his message to the Buckeyes. “The most important thing this time of year is your hunger,” Ryan said. “You have to be really, really hungry.”
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier finds plenty of offerings for autographs before an exhibition game against the Texas Rangers in Glendale, Ariz.
Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber combined for 10 strikeouts in six innings yesterday as the Cleveland Indians pushed their Cactus League winning streak to eight games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz.
The Blue Jackets were a middling to poor team for more than a decade and, as such, they had a history of selling at the trade deadline. They bestowed many blessings on other NHL teams over the years.
Bobcats 101, Cavaliers 92: Host Charlotte viewed last night’s game against Cleveland as crucial enough to call in owner Michael Jordan. He addressed his team before the game to impress upon them the importance of last night and the playoff implications.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The left side of the Blue Jackets’ defense has been gutted by injuries in just 10 days. It started when Fedor Tyutin returned from the Olympics with an ankle injury and continued on Monday at Toronto, when rookie Ryan Murray injured his knee. On Thursday, Nikita Nikitin was elbowed hard by Chicago’s Andrew Shaw and suffered a head injury. Nikitin likely won’t play tonight at the Nashville Predators, although he is listed as day-to-day.
Devin Thomas of Wake Forest celebrates after the unranked Demon Deacons’ first victory over fourth-ranked Duke since 2009.
Wake Forest 82, No. 4 Duke 72: Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and host Wake Forest pulled away to upset Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference last night.
A deal has yet to be announced, but sources have told The Dispatch that the Crew season opener on Saturday will be on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, ending a two-year relationship with Fox Sports Ohio.
Question: Playing baseball in Ohio means a lot of road games to start the season. Did you get some sun in Florida?
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