TBBC WBB Pregame Glance: Connecticut

The #6 Ohio State women’s basketball team doesn’t have much time to dwell on falling just short in their season opening loss at #2 South Carolina on Friday as things only get harder for the team as they host top ranked and defending National Champion Connecticut on Monday night. This might be the biggest home […]

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WBB: Ohio State Comes Up Short At #2 South Carolina

The 6th ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team certainly didn’t take things easy to start the season, opening on the road at 2nd ranked South Carolina. The Gamecocks advanced to the Final Four last season and came up just short of making the national championship game. Both teams returned a lot from last season with […]

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Officially Speaking: Forced Out?

While most, if not all of you, were watching Ohio State beat Minnesota last Saturday, an equally important game in the Big Ten race was taking place in Lincoln where Nebraska shocked everyone by beating Michigan State. Most of you have probably seen the controversial game winning touchdown pass in the closing seconds; if not, […]


TBDBITL Report: Back to the Future

Following their highly successful trip to London that drew raves from the Brits, The Ohio State University Marching Band got right back to work preparing for their next show. The football team’s bye over Halloween weekend meant that the band had extra time to prepare for this past weekend’s show. Having two weeks to prepare […]

Women’s Basketball Preview Part 1: Upperclassmen

Even though football season is still in full swing, basketball season is right around the corner. Hopefully you have been enjoying our series of previews for the Ohio State men’s basketball team and today we take a look at the women’s team. The OSU women’s basketball team took big steps last year in their second […]

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Officially Speaking: Block in the Back, Instant Replay, and the ACC

The choice for this week’s officially speaking wasn’t a tough one thanks to the controversial ending of the Duke at Miami (FL) game on Saturday. Miami’s lateral-filled kickoff return for the game winning touchdown has been featured and discussed on almost every sports show since then but in case you somehow haven’t seen it yet, […]


TBDBITL Report: London Calling

The Ohio State University Marching Band hit the road this past weekend but they didn’t go to Rutgers with the football team, instead they went a bit farther to London, England. For the past several years the NFL has been holding regular season football games in London in an effort to increase the popularity of […]


TBDBITL Report: Jazz and the Bengals

After performing several one week shows to start the season, The Ohio State University Marching Band finally got a little bit of a break when the football team headed to Indiana a week and a half ago. Of course for the marching band a bit of a break means not having to learn an entire […]

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Officially Speaking: Official vs Coach

This week’s edition of Officially Speaking comes from last Saturday’s Oklahoma State at Texas game. We are all used to seeing coaches yell at officials and even occasionally draw a penalty for it; though this is much rarer in football than in basketball. However Saturday’s interaction between Texas coach Charlie Strong and an official was […]


TBDBITL Report: The Greatest Show on Turf

Saturday’s game against Western Michigan marked the fourth game in as many weeks for both the football team and The Ohio State University Marching Band. While the band did spend time getting ahead on learning shows before the start of the season, having only a week between new shows poses a challenge when your shows […]

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Officially Speaking: Roughing and Targeting

This week’s edition of officially speaking features three plays that cover a couple different rules. As always, our group of high school and college officials weigh in on the plays and the applicable rules as well as the mechanics of officiating. Roughing the Kicker First up is a play from the Oregon State at Michigan […]


TBDBITL Report: Nobody Does It Better

While the football game against Northern Illinois was ugly, The Ohio State University Marching Band proved that the one thing you can always count on at Ohio Stadium is a great performance by the band. After sharing the field with the marching band alumni last week, the spotlight was solely on TBDBITL this week and […]

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Officially Speaking: To Clap or Not To Clap

Most Ohio State fans are aware that the OSU quarterback signals for the snap by clapping. This technique is much more effective than shouting, especially when in the shotgun in a hostile environment. Opposing defenses are also very aware of this but have never really done anything about it until this past weekend. Observant fans […]


TBDBITL Report: Band Marches On Despite Tragedy

Alumni band weekend at Ohio State is normally a joyous event as hundreds of alumni of The Ohio State University Marching Band, ranging in age from early 20s to late 90s, journey back to Columbus for the chance to march down the ramp and perform in Ohio Stadium “one more time”. Why do all of […]


Former TBDBITL Director Dr. Jon Woods Passes Away

Yesterday Buckeye Nation lost a great man as Dr. Jon Woods, former director of The Ohio State University Marching Band, passed away. Dr. Woods was director of the marching band from 1984 to 2012 and is survived by his wife, Donna, a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Victoria; he was preceded in death by his […]


TBDBITL Report: Beethoven in Blacksburg

Road games are always a fun experience for The Ohio State Marching Band as members get to visit a new stadium, meet members of another band, perform in front of a crowd that may have never seen them before, and of course watch and cheer on the Buckeyes. These trips always come with challenges due […]


TBDBITL Report: A Busy First Week of School

The first week of class can be relatively easy for many students, with professors spending time going over syllabi and giving students more time to get books, while other students are thrown right into it. For the members of The Ohio State University Marching Band, the latter was definitely true. The band helped the new […]


OSU Women’s Basketball Announces Full Schedule

As we reported previously, the Ohio State University women’s basketball team faces a ridiculously hard non-conference schedule that includes three of last year’s Final Four teams; when you add in the fact that they play Maryland during the conference season, that means the Buckeyes will face all four of last year’s finalists. Today Ohio State […]


Ohio State Places Highly in Latest Academic Rankings

Yesterday marked the first day of classes for the 2015-2016 school year at Ohio State and tens of thousands of students made their way to their first class with various levels of eagerness and excitement. Here at tBBC we tend to praise the achievements of the various athletic teams and discuss their rankings but with […]


TBDBITL Report: An Evening With Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids

Most Ohio State students spent last week enjoying their last days of freedom before classes start but the members of The Ohio State University Marching Band where not one of them. The marching band takes advantage of classes not being in session by having three practices a day, showing that Woody Hayes was on to […]