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Officially Speaking: Inadvertent Signals

We are all used to seeing football players celebrate when they score a touchdown with anything from a simple pointing to the sky or spiking the ball to more complex and planned celebrations.  Lately there seems to be a trend among some players to celebrate a touchdown, especially on a long run, by dropping the […]

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OSU Non-Rev: An Up and Down Weekend

The 19th ranked Ohio State women’s soccer team has gotten off to their best start in years, taking a 5-1 record into their last non-conference weekend of the season.  On Friday the Buckeyes hosted Texas and the Longhorns were not very polite guests, scoring four minutes into the game to go up 1-0.  After nearly […]

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Officially Speaking: Untimed Downs

This past weekend’s Central Michigan at Oklahoma State game produced the most exciting and controversial ending of a game yet this season; okay, I know the season is only two weeks old but still, the point stands.  In a season that has already seen the Big XII lose a lot of conference prestige thanks to […]

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OSU Non-Rev: Battles of Ranked Teams

While the Ohio State football team’s first game of the season may have gotten the most attention, the biggest Buckeye games of the weekend belonged to the OSU women’s soccer and volleyball teams. After opening the season with four straight wins, the Ohio State women’s soccer team faced their toughest test yet of the season […]

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Officially Speaking: Targeting in Week 1

Targeting fouls inevitably are some of the most controversial calls made or not made each college football season.  The fact that they are one of the few fouls that can lead to a player being ejected makes the stakes very high on them which tends to create very partisan feelings about them depending if your […]

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OSU Non-Rev: Off to a Hot Start

While the Ohio State football team opens there season, a couple Buckeye teams opened their season last week.  Even as students were still settling into their dorm rooms and trying to figure out where their classes were, the OSU teams were getting the fall off to an exciting start on the court and the field. […]

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Officially Speaking: The Nuclear Option

While a lot of football fans consider themselves very knowledgeable about the game and the rules, few have ever really looked at the rule book much less actually read it; a surprising number of coaches and players have also never really read the rule book. This is pretty easy to understand, the rules are long […]

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NCAA Football Rules Changes for 2016

Each season the NCAA rules committee tinkers and makes changes to the rules of the game. Sometimes these are major rules changes that have are very noticeable to the majority of fans while other times they are minor tinkering to rules that pretty much everyone but the officials will fail to notice; these minor changes […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Announce Non-Conference Schedule

Last week the Ohio State women’s basketball team announced the non-conference portion of their 2016-2017 schedule. After facing arguably the toughest schedule in the country last season which included all four Final Four teams from the previous year, the Buckeyes have another daunting schedule this season as coach Kevin McGuff makes it very clear that […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05:  A Michigan State Spartans cheerleader celebrates after the 16-13 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Big Ten Completes New Media Rights Deal

On Monday rumors leaked that the Big Ten and ESPN had reached a deal for the second half of the conference’s new media rights package, wrapping up negotiations regarding who will broadcast Big Ten games from 2017-2023.  The Big Ten has not made an official announcement yet but that is expected to come later this […]

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Memorable Weekend Sends OSU Baseball to the NCAAs

Memorial Day weekend was an exciting one for the Ohio State baseball team as they headed to Omaha, Nebraska for the Big Ten baseball tournament.  A 15-9 conference record earned OSU the fourth seed in the double elimination tournament and an opening round game against rival Michigan, the fifth seed (above image courtesy of www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com). […]

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OSUWBB: Ameryst Alston Selected in WNBA Draft

While it doesn’t get the same amount of hype and attention as the NFL draft, the WNBA draft is still a big deal for senior women’s basketball players each year as they wait to see if they hear their name called, allowing them to continue to play the game they loved. Yesterday was the 2016 […]

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Future is Bright for OSU Women’s Basketball

Earlier this week fellow tBBC writer Scott took a look at the Ohio State women’s basketball team following their loss to Tennessee in the Sweet 16. While I agree with Scott that the loss was very disappointing, I disagree with his assessment of head coach Kevin McGuff who he sees as a lateral move from […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Fall in the Sweet 16

After a hard fought win against West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team headed to Sioux Falls, SD for the 8th trip to the Sweet 16 in program history. The Buckeyes faced iconic women’s basketball program Tennessee who despite having their worst season in program history […]

OSUWBB: Sweet 16 Preview – Ohio State vs Tennessee

With their win over West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 8th time in program history. Their reward for that accomplishment is a trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota (dear NCAA, why on Earth did you put a regional […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Open NCAA Tournament With Win Over Buffalo

(Above image courtesy of Ohio State athletics) After a disastrous end to the regular season and Big Ten Tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team got back on the court looking to show that they were the team that was viewed as a threat to make the Final Four. The nearly two weeks since their […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Earn a 3 Seed in NCAA Tournament

A day after the Ohio State men’s basketball team received the bad news that they would not be in the NCAA tournament, the OSU women’s team waited anxiously to hear their tournament fate. While they knew that they would be dancing, a rough end of the season that saw them lose three of their last […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Dominated by Spartans in Big Ten Semifinals

Ohio State ended up as the number two seed in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament after a heartbreaking triple overtime loss to Michigan State in the regular season finale. The Buckeyes got a chance at revenge today when they took on the Spartans in tournament semifinals. That shot at revenge was made more difficult […]

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OSUWBB: Ohio State Knocks Off Rutgers in B1G Quarterfinals

Today was day 3 of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and the top four teams in the conference finally hit the court in Indianapolis after enjoying their double byes.   While the extra days of rest are nice, players also start to get antsy and eager to get back into action. You can bet that […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament: Day 2 Recap

After a two game, sort of preview day yesterday, the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament stepped things up today with a full day of action. Things got going at noon when 8 seed Michigan took on 9 seed Iowa.  The Wolverines got off to a hot start and built a 24-8 lead in the first […]

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