Time and Change: tBBC Transitions

“I’m just happy to be here… hope I can help the ballclub.” With those words in July of 2009, my tenure at The Buckeye Battle Cry began. Today is a bittersweet day, as I transition away from the site that’s been my home for these past six years. That first January I sat in Pasadena watching […]

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18:  Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Who is Ohio State’s Quarterback? It doesn’t matter

One of the most-debated topics during the college football off-season is the quarterback situation at Ohio State. Who’s it going to be? Will two-time B1G Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller regain his starting position after recovering from shoulder surgery? Will last year’s starter, J.T. Barrett, return under center after a breakout season that […]

Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes checks out the scoreboard during action against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 19, 2005.  Ohio State won 25-21. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)

BSR: Thoughts On Jim Tressel into the Hall of Fame

Timing is everything. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when Ohio State announced earlier this month that Jim Tressel would be inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame during the season. Forget the fact that enshrining him masks the fact that other football greats like Joey Galloway and Tim Anderson will […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Blake Sims #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide gets tackled by Adolphus Washington #92 of the Ohio State Buckeyes  during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

BSR Season Preview: Season Leadership

During the off-season, most fan bases spend their time discussing the question marks that surround their football program and how certain up and coming talent should rise to the occasion under the coaching staff. Hopes and dreams suddenly turn into reality when the season starts, because the solutions to on the field problems fall short […]


College Football: Some Preseason Picks

No, this has nothing to do with preseason Top 20’s nor preseason All-This or All-That team selection. This is a look at some of the Golden Nugget’s preseason Games of The Year. They have “selected” several games each week for the upcoming season. I’ll pick out one or two per week and offer a brief comment or […]

overall in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell Pick Shines

On the evening of June 25, 2015 with the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft The Los Angeles Lakers made a nice chess move. Everyone had expected that they would take Jahlil Okafor a 6’11” force from Duke. Instead they chose D’Angelo Russell of The Ohio State University. So much for all the pundits […]


Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, Thanks For Making PJ’s Point

Welcome to this week’s  edition of Weekend Wonderings. Here we are, well into June, facing a big weekend; Sunday is Father’s Day and the 1st day of Summer! We’ll get into the James, this week in WWI and some readers confirming PJ’s conclusions.  For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage […]

overall in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

D’Angelo Russell, #2 Overall Pick, Heads West

Before I get started, I need to give D’Angelo his props for sporting the Scarlet & Gray for the Draft. Well done, young man, well done. So,the NBA had it’s 2015 Draft and Buckeye D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. If I recall correctly, various pundits had D’Angelo […]


OSU Football Position Battles: Defensive End

One of my least favorite things in the world is speculation. In most cases it leads to negativity between fans and can, in the end, divide a house when it comes to football. I thought it would be interesting to sit down and present my opinions on a few of the position battles we will […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 27: A Penn State Nittany Lions fan dressed up as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's statue poses to other fans in the crowd during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium on October 27, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Ohio State Buckeyes won, 35-23. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A View from C-Deck: My Hatred for Penn State

As I was driving around the mean streets of Cleveland on Monday, I thought to myself, wow, I’m actually having a great Monday. I decided to turn on my favorite XM radio show, College Football with Jack Arute and Gino Teretta. The first few segments were great as usual and was getting me more more […]

in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Why Ezekiel Elliott Will Be #8

The 2015 football season for The Ohio State University holds remarkable promise. Returning starters from the Championship team is an unbelievable 13 – including the entire offensive line. They have been baptized as the preseason favorites – ranked # 1. Columbus, undoubtedly, has substantial reason to believe that a repeat will begin with the first […]


Wednesday Night Rumble: QB’s and guests!

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you (without a dope beat to step to, at least). It feels good to get back on the blog train and give you guys some things that are running through my head. I enlisted the one and only Mr. Patrick Jones for a discussion about our […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores on a six-yard touchdown pass reception in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Marshall scored four touchdowns in the second half to pace Ohio State to a 42-27 victory over Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

BSR Season Preview: The Evolution of the Ohio State H-Back

It’s the fastest evolving position in the Ohio State program. Urban Meyer has continued to develop the H-Back position over the years. At Florida, college football experts though he mastered it with the likes of Percy Harvin. Now, as his highly touted recruits at Ohio State make their way to Columbus, it’s quite clear that […]