Buckeyes Perfect Zone Defense in 92-55 Win over UMass-Lowell

Somewhere in the realm of the NBA Developmental League circuit, Aaron Craft is confused. The signature man-to-man defense that he patented at Ohio State during his four years on campus was lost in translation Friday, as the Ohio State Buckeyes opened up the season with a 92-55 win at home against the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. […]

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Pregame Glance MBB: UMass Lowell

UMass-Lowell River Hawks @ Ohio State Buckeyes — Value City Arena 7:00 PM ET Thad Matta’s crew opens up the season tonight against UMass-Lowell, who starts their second year of Division I basketball as a member of the America East Conference. Head coach Pat Duquette will start his second year at the helm, as the Riverhawks look to […]


Talking 10 Preseason Basketball Poll

tBBC is proud to be apart of this year’s Talking 10 Power Poll. Each Week, Ken and Joe will place their votes on where each basketball team stands in the B1G conference. Here is our first poll of the year, as published by Andy Coppens at Talking 10 — with a couple of our thoughts […]

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tBBC Radio Hour: Minnesota Preview

What is up Buckeye Nation? It’s time to dance like Jerry Kill on a cold Saturday. The Radio Hour is back again, as are the dynamic duo of Joe and Clair!

The two discuss Ohio State’s big win over Michigan State as well as the topics surrounding the Buckeyes and college football.

Topics Include: tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

  • The Braxton Miller/JT Barrett debate that won’t go away.
  • The latest release of the Playoff rankings and where Ohio State fits in the national picture.
  • How Ohio State will handle Dontre Wilson’s injury.
  • The latest in the scUM news

Plus Clair and Joe play the latest game that is sweeping the nation.

Warm that Seat: B1G Edition!

We also get you ready for kickoff on Saturday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

You can find our show on iTunes. Feel free to rate our show on iTunes and also leave a comment!

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Thanks again for listening and as always, GO BUCKEYES!

Kickoff Time For THE GAME Announced

From the Ohio State Sports Information Office:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s regular season-ending contest, Nov. 29 against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium, will kick off at the traditional time for this game of 12 noon, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday. The television network carrier for the broadcast is still to be determined.

This year’s version of The Game will be the 111th in the storied rivalry that began in 1897 and has been played every year since 1918, 96 consecutive years. The UM holds a 58-44 edge in wins and there have been six tie games. Ohio State has won 10 of the last 12 games in the series and the last two: 42-41 last year in Ann Arbor and 26-21 to cap an undefeated, 12-0, campaign in 2012.



Ohio State tops Walsh in Exhibition Play

Ohio State fans got a preview of what’s to come this season for the men’s basketball season on Sunday, as the Ohio State Buckeyes downed the Division II Walsh Cavaliers 77-37 in exhibition play at Value City Arena. As fans expect to see throughout the season, the Buckeyes had a great balance from returning veterans […]


Athlon Sports names JT Barrett National Player of the Week

Ohio State red-shirt freshman J.T. Barrett is already gaining respect for his strong performance against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday night. His 300 passing yards,86 yards rushing, and 5 total touchdowns were good enough for Athlon Sports to name him this week’s national freshman and player of the week. Barrett controlled the Ohio State […]


tBBC Radio Hour: Former Buckeye Defensive Back Marlon Kerner

What is up Buckeye Nation? Welcome back to another edition of tBBC Radio Hour.

This week, Mike Doty and Joe Dexter are joined by a very special guest of Buckeye past, as former Ohio State defensive back Marlon Kerner swings by to share his great story.

Kerner, who was part of the Ohio State commitment class of 1991, played a major role for head coach John Cooper’s Buckeyes.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

A quarterback at Brookhaven High School, Kerner committed to Ohio State at defensive back, despite never playing the position at the high school level.

The 3rd round selection of the Buffalo Bills in 1994 shared a ton with us about his football career and the guys he played with.

Kerner told Doty and Dexter about his upbringing and the recruiting process that ended in his commitment to Ohio State.

He also tells us:

  • Who the fastest, strongest and funniest Buckeyes he ever played with were.
  • His experience with John Cooper and where he ranks him among Buckeye coaches
  • How fellow class of 91 DB Walter Taylor could of been the best pro of his Buckeye tenure, but how he gave up fame for family.
  • What it was like playing alongside so many great Buckeyes.
  • His NFL debut against John Elway and the great Bills players that were his teammates.
  • How he feels about the current NCAA Playoff system
  • His special teams plays and interception in 1993 that nearly propelled the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl

And SO much more.

Thanks again to Marlon Kerner for swinging by, It was a pleasure talking to him.

As always, you can find our show on iTunes. Feel free to rate our show on iTunes and also leave a comment!

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Thanks again for listening and as always, GO BUCKEYES!





Ohio State Ranked 20th in First AP Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press has released it’s preseason top 25 poll and the Ohio State Buckeyes have found themselves ranked as one of top 25 schools to start the year for the sixth consecutive season. The Buckeyes, who were last left out of the Preseason AP Top 25 poll before the 2008-09 season, were selected by AP writers […]


tBBC Radio Hour: OSU Hoops Legend Kelvin Ransey

It’s not very often that you find yourself talking to a legend.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We’re joined this week by former Ohio State point guard Kelvin Ransey, who has played with and against some of the best basketball players in college and pro basketball history.

Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Kevin McHale just begin the list of players that the former Macomber High School product has played against.

Yet the true story of the Toledo product isn’t just about who was on the court with him.

Plain and simplyHe might be one of the most underrated player in Buckeye history.

The floor general that Eldon Miller put his trust in from day one is 2nd all-time in field goals made at Ohio State.

His name appears fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list.

More importantly, Ransey was a key cog in putting Buckeye basketball back on the map.

We’re so glad to be able to share the story of the 4th overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft.

After six seasons in the Association, Kelvin Ransey left on his own terms.  And now for 29 years, instead of assisting his teammates on the court, he’s delivering the word of god.

With the lord as his head coach, Ransey has learned that not only is he a floor general on the court.

He’s a point guard for the congregation and community.

Thanks for listening and as always you can find the show on iTunes. Clair and I will be back tomorrow to prepare you for Penn State and Ohio State on Saturday.

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As always, Go Bucks!







Thad Matta talks OSU Hoops at B1G Media Day

Head Coach Thad Matta is known for his dry humor, but you gotta love when the ol’ ball coach throws it into his yearly press conference at B1G Media Days in Chicago. Here are the wise words from Thad at this morning’s presser. THAD MATTA: I’m a little bit upset that we only get eight minutes […]

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Gameday Morning: Ohio State vs. Maryland

Every Saturday before kickoff, tBBC staff corrals all the reading material and information you need to get ready for the game. From our workings throughout the week to the internet and beyond — here are the articles and media you need to get caught up on as you enjoy your Week 7 tailgate.  It’s another […]


tBBC Radio Hour: 100 Things/Maryland Preview

It’s that time of the week again! Oh, you know — When Clair and Joe get together to discuss the latest in college and Ohio State football.

This week, we have a very special guest joining us as well. 9781600789892

Andrew Buchanan jumps on the show to talk about his book, 100 Things Buckeyes Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.

Buchanan gives us a great Ohio State historical perspective, as we talked about the history, tradition, and current status of Ohio State football.

Some topics include:

  • The history of Ohio Stadium and it’s initial standing with the state of Ohio
  • Archie Griffin and his importance to the history of Buckeye Football
  • How Chic Harley might be one of the most unspoken heroes in Buckeye history
  • What Woody Hayes meant to the Ohio State tradition we know and love today
  • When it’s all said and done, Where will Braxton Miller stand in the Ohio State Lore

Buchanan touches on a ton of other topics as well. Make sure you pick up the book at local Columbus bookstores or at your favorite online retailer!

Clair and Joe break down the latest in college football and get you ready for kickoff as well against Maryland.

As always, thanks for listening to the show!

You can find us on iTunes, or add our podcast feed to all of your favorite media players.

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Ed Warinner considered a “Strong Contender” to Replace Weis at Kansas

Let the job searching begin for one Big 12 program. The University of Kansas has decided to move it’s football program forward without the services of head coach Charlie Weis. As reported by Matt Tait at, Weis was relieved from the program after a 6-22 record since being hired before the 2012 season. Though the move isn’t […]


Buckeyes set Offensive Record in 50-28 win vs. Cincinnati

Titan offenses clashed on the grass of Ohio Stadium on Saturday night.  The Ohio State Buckeyes countered the aerial attack of Cincinnati with a power running game. And it took the defense pulling away in the fourth quarter for the home team to pull away with their 40th straight win against in-state opponents — a […]