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Ohio State Audio 3-26-15

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

Gentry Pays it Forward

Tyson Gentry is a former Buckeye wide receiver and punter, who was paralyzed after getting hit in a practice in April 2006.

However, when it comes to the Ohio State philosophy of "paying it foward," few have walked the walk better than he has.

Gentry has started the New Perspective Foundation to help those in Ohio and Florida who have suffered spinal cord injuries. 

Listen to the interview above to catch up on how Tyson is doing, find out more about his organization and what you can do to help. Plus you'll learn how you can "pay it forward," while at the same time receiving a very cool piece of Buckeye memorabilia. 

Oh, and you'll definitely want to stay through the last question. Gentry's answer will truly give you the measure of the man he's become. 

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 16, 2015 0 Comments

Pro Day Images

To see images from today's Ohio State Pro Day, click on the story's headline!

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 13, 2015 0 Comments

But what about Braxton?

The Buckeye QBs were avialable to the media Thursday morning....but Braxton Miller, the QB ticketed with likely the most questions coming his way was not available to speak to the Media. J.T. Barrett did speak about Braxton Miller and coming back from his injury though and we also heard from National Championship winning QB Cardale Jones and the new QB coach, Tim Beck. Listen below....



Click the story title to listen to Cardale Jones and QB Coach Tim Beck...

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Mar 13, 2015 0 Comments

Will Ferrell takes the field

Live look-ins of Will Ferrell as he attempts to play 10 positions in five games for 10 teams (including the Cincinnati Reds) for cancer awareness. Watch the look ins below...

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Mar 12, 2015 0 Comments

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

So you probably heard about Ohio State's football players joining the dance team for the halftime performance at the Schottenstein Center. It was one of the few highlights of the Buckeyes 72-48 loss to Wisconsin in men's basketball.

But oh nos! Controversy.

OSU wasn't the first Big Ten team to break out their moves. It may have actually started with Rutgers, but for the life of me, I can find no video evidence.

There is, however, evidence of Iowa's football players busting loose a little over a week later. Their dance is very...Iowa-ish.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 9, 2015 0 Comments

No Dancing Around It, Not OSU's Moment

A lot of things went wrong for Ohio State in their 72-48 loss to Wisconsin on Senior Day. The Buckeyes allowed the Badgers to make 50 percent of their shots. Meanwhile, OSU only made 34 percent of theirs. Ohio State lost the battle on the boards, 41-27. Their bench was outscored 14-2.

Worst yet, on their day, the seniors combined for 6/24 shooting.

Here's the story behind those numbers...

Wisconsin improved to 12-10 against Buckeye squads coached by Thad Matta, which gives them the best win percentage of any Big Ten team against Matta's OSU teams.

But enough about what went wrong. Let's talk about what went right.

After he and some of his teammates participated in the halftime show, Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliott made it clear that fans approved of their performance.

...And then maybe he received a little too much love.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 8, 2015 0 Comments

Amir Williams Applauded...

For those wondering what kind of reception Ohio State's Amir Williams would receive on Senior Day...

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 8, 2015 0 Comments

10 Years Ago Today: Matt Sylvester Ruins the Illini Perfect Season

It's been exactly 10 years since Matt Sylvester came off a pick and put the final nail in the coffin and laid to rest any thoughts of a perfect season for Illinois basketball. Thad Matta talks about the play call, the game, and why it was an important win for that season and for many seasons to come. Listen to Thad here...


In case you forgot how sweet that 3 point shot from Sylvester was....

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Mar 6, 2015 0 Comments

The Extremely Rare Healthy Blue Jacket

It only took a couple of games. David Clarkson succumbed to the curse almost immediately after being traded to Columbus; and now he’s out, most likely for the season, with a torn oblique.

Yes, that would be the same David Clarkson whom the CBJ obtained because Nathan Horton was hurt.

Injuries have so decimated the Blue Jackets this season that it seems a healthy CBJ skater is incredibly rare. Dare we say endangered?

For this reason, we actually contacted the Department of Fish and Wildlife, who gave us the following response:

The healthy Blue Jacket “cannot be listed under the Endangered Species Act because they do not qualify as a distinct species or subspecies.”

So there you have it.

No matter how many man-games the Jackets lose (currently 406…and counting), they cannot get federal protection from a Cal Clutterbuck hit or a Jordin Tootoo high stick.

The very nice folks at the Department of Fish and Wildlife did wish the Blue Jackets the best of luck. Heaven knows they need it.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 5, 2015 0 Comments

Ohio State Football: National Championship Highlight

Experience the Ohio State victory over Oregon for the 2014 National Championship all over again with the Official OSU National Championship Highlight... 


Also don't forget about the highlights from the Voice of the Buckeyes Paul Keels!

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Mar 5, 2015 0 Comments

Kekäläinen On The Trade Deadline

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Mar 2, 2015 0 Comments

Voices of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament Preview

The voice of OSU Women's basketball Marty Bannister hosts the rest of the voices of Big Ten Women's basketball to preview the upcoming Big Ten Women's basketball tournament. Who's the favorite in the tournment? Who are the sleepers? And who do the voices of the Big Ten believe will be the conference's player and coach of the year? The women's Big Ten Tournament begins Wednesday March 4th at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Mar 2, 2015 0 Comments