COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  DAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes controls the ball against the Maryland Terrapins on January 29, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Penn State

[Ed note: I’m going with same article image as the previous Pregame Glance: Penn State. It seemed to work.] On Wednesday evening, Ohio State (21-8, 10-6) visit Coach Pat Chambers and his Penn State Nittany Lions (15-14, 3-13) in the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA.. At 10-6, Ohio State currently sits in a […]


Kelsey Mitchell Named Big Ten Player of the Year

With the Big Ten women’s basketball regular season wrapping up yesterday, that meant it was time for the annual announcement of the conference award winners and several OSU players walked away with honors. Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell was the big winner on the night as she was chosen as the Player of the Year by […]


MVB Recap: Buckeyes Split Two In The Desert

When we last checked in with Ohio State’s men’s volleyball team, they were coming off a 2 win-1 loss week, which moved their record to 11-3, 5-1. This past week, the Buckeyes traveled to the desert for a two-match weekend schedule against the Grand Canyon University Antelopes. Ohio State 3, Grand Canyon 1 On Friday February […]

OSU Hoops Notebook

BHN: Welcome to March Ohio State Basketball

Basketball in the month of March was never meant to be pretty. At this point of the year, even championship caliber teams cannot lean on merit alone. Sunday’s win against Purdue was a great dress rehearsal for the Buckeyes, who came back from a horrible showing in the first half to defeat the Boilermakers 65-61. As […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  Amir Williams #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes grabs a rebound in the game against the  Purdue Boilermakes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Battle Back in 65-61 Win vs. Purdue

When it comes to basketball in March, the major difference between putting yourself into a position to win is all about adjustments. In a game that saw 5 ties and 10 lead changes, every decision mattered in Ohio State’s 65-61 victory over Purdue at Value City Arena. Down one with less than :30 to go, the […]


WBB: OSU Dominates #23 Nebraska in Season Finale

The Ohio State women’s basketball team came into today’s season finale riding a three game winning streak and looking for a chance to secure a third place finish in the Big Ten. Standing in OSU’s way was 23rd ranked Nebraska who wanted to send their seniors out with a win on Senior Day. The game […]


tBBC Livechat: Purdue Boilermakers

You know it’s March when the Buckeyes can bee seen doing there thing during the evening. If there has been an imperative win this season (I feel like i’ve typed that 20 times this year), then tonight’s match up with Purdue at home is one of them. Winning at home in conference play though hasn’t […]


Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week,

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I trust that you all got through the recent spate of “winter weather” that we’ve had recently. Today we have updates on The James, this week in WWI and some expensive toys. For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage that you need and […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18:  Purdue Pete, the mascot of the Purdue Boilermakers performs against the Kansas Jayhawks during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Purdue Boilermakers

The Ohio State Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) return home to play the Purdue Boilermakers (19-9, 11-4) Sunday evening. The Boilermakers are currently in 2nd place in the Conference while the Buckeyes sit in 5th place. The Buckeyes look to get February behind them, as they treaded water with a 3-3 record, while Purdue was 5-1 during […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 23:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Iowa State Cyclones at the AT&T Center on March 23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Officially Speaking Tackles the Blarge

This week’s Officially Speaking returns to one of the calls that officials most hate to make, the dreaded block/charge close play. There are numerous examples of these kind of plays each week and one could write a book analyzing each one and whether the officials got it right or not. This week’s example comes from […]

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 16:  Jon Crispin #5 of the UCLA Bruins is defended by Kyle Dodd #3 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during their NCAA game on January 16, 2003 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Arizona State defeated UCLA 75-64.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: ESPN’s Jon Crispin

There is nobody that enjoys talking college basketball in late February than The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. Yesterday, we talked Ohio State basketball with tBBC Editor Ken Kohl.

Today, we bring you another great roundball discussion about ESPN and BTN College Basketball Analyst Jon Crispin.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Crispin, who has called a ton of basketball games this season for ESPN and BTN, stopped by to talk about the gut check time of the season, when teams either play their way in or out of the post season.

Some of the Topics we discussed include:

  • The recent VCU/Richmond game that he broadcasted on Wednesday and the double overtime ending where fouling late in the game played a factor.
  • The coaching, player and competitive parity of the Atlantic 10 conference and just how good some of the teams in the league really are.
  • Who the Best Player Jon has seen play this season.
  • Is there a matchup that could put some fear into Kentucky’s dream of a National title.
  • Where Gonzaga sits in the discussion of potential Number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
  • How the B1G is the most competitive conference in the country.
  • The latest talks of the B1G discussing freshman ineligibility.

And Crispin Basketball, the program that he and his brother have built up to help better the game of college basketball.

Plus, so much more.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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WBB: Ohio State Rolls Penn State

The Buckeyes rolled into Penn State this evening in search of win #20 and an opportunity to move up in the B1G standings for tournament seeding. Coach McGuff’s team searched in the right place as they rolled the host Nittany Lions 88-70. This is the 3rd straight win for the fast-closing Buckeyes (20-9, 12-5) and it […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 13:  Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives his players instructions before the start of the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on January 13, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 71-52.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Shuck Huskers 81-57

The Zen Master made his way to Columbus on Thursday night to gauge the level of freshman sensation D’Angelo Russell. He left feeling the force of fellow freshman Jae’Sean Tate and senior Sam Thompson as the Buckeyes cruised past Nebraska 81-57. Tate and Thompson went a combined 10/10 from the field in the first half, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 08:  Herbie Husker, mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, performs against the Purdue Boilermakers during their first round game of 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 8, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

tBBC LiveChat MBB: vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-8, 8-6) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-14, 5-10) this evening. The Buckeyes are playing a) to try to work in the #4 spot in the B1G and b) to get Thad one more win closer to Fred Taylor’s all time winning mark. Nebraska, well, none of the above… You can catch […]