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Columbus Shines In Its Starring Role

The city of Columbus embraced the NHL with the warmth of a Nick Foligno/Sergei Bobrovsky hug, and today the NHL is responding... From NHL Teams:

From NHL Scribes:

And here's a glowing review from "The Hockey News."

And From NHL Players:

Canadiens goalie Carey Price: "I had a lot of fun here. I think Columbus did a great job of supporting this event. They were awesome hosts."

Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: "It was great. They put on such a great event here in Columbus, and the support that they had throughout the whole thing was amazing. Definitely something I won't forget for a long time."

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

National Championship Celebration

Broadcast courtesy of IMG Sports and the Ohio State Radio Network.

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jan 24, 2015 0 Comments

Lori from Winter Park...

Our very own Lori Schmidt has been taking in all the action and doing live updates from the 2015 All-Star Game Winter Park this week. When she wasn't losing her hat going down the snow slide, she's been talking to some of the players, coaches, & more....

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Jan 23, 2015 0 Comments

Kekalainen: Bobrovsky Out "A While"

The Blue Jackets announced today that goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will miss this Sunday's All-Star Game with a lower body injury.

Beyond that?.....

 

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jan 22, 2015 0 Comments

Captain Foligno Talks All-Star Game

Posted by Lori Schmidt Posted on Jan 22, 2015 0 Comments

Heuerman Takes Timeout From Draft Preparations

Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman was on with 97.1 The Fan's Anthony Rothman and Jensen Lewis. He talked about Cardale Jones' impending decision regarding the NFL. Also, we learn what he had to do to play in the National Championship game after getting hurt in the Sugar Bowl.

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

Relive the game calls from Paul Keels and Jim Lachey

The Voice of The Buckeyes Paul Keels and former Buckeye great Jim Lachey had the call for last nights National Championship victory of Oregon, courtesy of The Ohio State IMG Radio Network. Listen to the calls below including the game ending INT from Eli Apple...

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

He Would Know...

Michigan State played both Ohio State and Oregon this year, giving Spartans coach Mark Dantonio a unique perspective on the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

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

The Buckeyes talk National Championship game

Cardale Jones, Evan Spencer, Devin Smith, Michael Bennett, Darron Lee, Joshua Perry, Taylor Decker, and Tyvis Powell all weigh in on the big National Championship game against the Oregon Ducks. Select which player you'd like to hear from below...

Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Jan 7, 2015 0 Comments

Taking a look at Oregon's Stats

Oregon By the Numbers:

 

Category

Stat

Ranking Nationally

OSU's Ranking

3rd Down Conversion Percentage
 96/186 (51.6%)
 4th
 3rd
3rd Down conversion Percentage Defense 
 94/226 (41.6%)
 82nd
 24th
 Completion Percentage
 302/436 (69.3%)
 1st
 25th
 Defensive Touchdowns
 2 (both fumble returns)                
T-41st 
 T-2nd
 Fewest Penalties Per Game
 8.07/game (113 total)
115th 
 51st
 First Downs Offense
 176 by run, 185 passing 
2nd 
 5th
 First Downs Defense
 opponents: 114 by run, 181 passing
119th 
 64th
 Kickoff Returns
 average 20.34 yards/return
77th 
 28th
 Kickoff Return Defense
 opponents: average 21.37 yards/return
71st 
 11th
 Passing Offense
 311.0 yards/game
11th 
51st 
 Passing Yards Per Completion
 14.42 average
14th 
18th 
 Punt Returns
 average 12.48 yards (2 TDs)
12th 
18th 
 Punt Return Defense
 opponents: average 4.11 yards 
18th 
38th 
 Rushing Offense
 241.9 yards/game 
17th 
9th 
 Rushing Defense
 opponents: 156.1 yards/game
49th 
34th 
 Team Sacks
 average 2.57/game
33rd 
13th 
 Sacks Allowed
 average 2.07/game
63rd 
55th 
 Scoring Offense
 47.2 points/game
2nd 
5th 
 Scoring Defense
 opponents: 22.3/game
27th 
26th 
 Pass Efficiency Defense
 123.59 pass efficiency
50th 
4th 
 Time of Possession
 27 minutes/game
117th 
37th 
 Total Offense
 552.9 yards/game
 3rd
9th 
 Total Defense
 opponents: 421.9 yards/game
84th 
17th 
 Turnover Margin
 gained 30, lost 10 
2nd 
T-17th 
Posted by Koby Doughty Posted on Jan 5, 2015 0 Comments

Matta Readies for Minnesota

Ohio State coach Thad Matta previews the Buckeyes Big Ten road opener against Minnesota.

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