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Go beyond the shows! Here in The Fan Locker Room you'll get insight and commentary from your favorite Fan personalities and reporters. Everything is game here, so you're guaranteed to find out what The Fan thinks.

Hat Tip Week of 6-26-15

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 26, 2015 0 Comments

Buckeyes Detail Costs of White House Visit

After the Ohio State football team won the College Football Playoff Championship, one of the rewards they received was a trip to the White House, where they were congratulated by President Barack Obama.

However, just because it was a reward does not mean the trip itself was free.

Airfare to fly the travel party to Washington, D.C. was $194,895 and two bus trips cost an additional $13,700.

Ohio State estimates they spent another $22,820 on food, although a final invoice had yet to be submitted for those expenses.

The Buckeyes excursion took place April 20.

 20.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 26, 2015 0 Comments

The Bengals Reach Out To Columbus

The Bengals are hoping to sell tickets in Columbus. Hear why they feel it's worth the trip to Paul Brown Stadium.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 25, 2015 0 Comments

All-Star Bowl Celebrity Football

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 25, 2015 0 Comments

Raving About Russell...

We're getting you ready for tonight with the thoughts of several ESPN draft experts on former Buckeye D'Angelo Russell, and on the Cleveland Cavaliers!

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 25, 2015 0 Comments

Hat Tip of the Week 6-17-15

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 17, 2015 0 Comments

Tyvis Powell: Worst Trash Talker Ever?

Recently, I read an article which had a headline proclaiming this tweet to be "Trash Talk."

In case English is your third or fourth language, let me translate that for you: "We're working really hard, so that we don't lose to Virginia Tech again. Hope they're also putting in the work, because we're hoping for a good game September 15th. #ReadyToFindOutWhoWorkedHarder." But it did inspire this response from Virginia Tech's Luther Maddy:

And thus the lamest of all Twitter controversies was born. In that spirit, let us examine other instances where Buckeye Tyvis Powell dove headfirst into trash talk! Here he is trash talking grass. #MowedThatBaby

Here he is trash talking the 109,001st fan. #StandingRoomOnly

Is it just us, or is this a shot at a certain Christian rock band? #ThirdDay

And here is Tyvis taking unnecessary pot shots at Cardale Jones!

Umm...Actually, that last tweet may indeed constitute trash talk.

Still, we think Powell can up his trash-talking game. Maybe consult with Ohio State's wide receivers' coach, Tyvis?

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 15, 2015 0 Comments

Hat Tip of the Week 6-10-15

And you'll find an archive of Hat Tips here

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jun 10, 2015 0 Comments

Braxton Miller Be Sliding Into Your Timeline Like...

Around the same time that Urban Meyer was providing an update on his quarterback, Braxton Miller was busy providing an update of his own...a slightly less newsworthy one. 

Anyway, here's what Miller says he is up to. 

 

Sliding thru my crib , messing around w the new toy.

A video posted by Columbus /O H I O (@braxtonmiller92) onMay 29, 2015 at 9:50am PDT

 

I am told the device he is riding is called an "airboard," which seems kind of like a lazy skateboarder's dream.

CORRECTION: I'm *now* told Braxton is actually aboard a "PhunkeeDuck." Thanks, Brandon Johnson! 

CORRECTION TO THE CORRECTION: Eleven Warriors thinks it's an IO Hawk. Braxton himself wasn't sure. He says the device belongs to a friend. The NERF gun, on the other hand? He says that belongs to his son.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on May 29, 2015 0 Comments

Urban Meyer 5-29-15

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talked to reporters about the team's effort to provide players with career development opportunities, and he provides several Braxton Miller updates.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on May 29, 2015 0 Comments