Archives

470235802

TBBC Radio Hour: Spring Game Review/Basketball Recruiting

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour has no idea who it will vote for in 2016, but we sure do know one thing. Ohio State Football taking over the White House and being presented to the world by Barack Obama.

That’s America.

Joe Dexter is back with another Radio Hour, reviewing the Buckeyes’ special day at the White House and the latest happenings for OSU and College Football. To Start things off, MaliBuckeye swings by to talk about the latest Braxton Miller to Alabama rumors and what the latest news when it comes to “Cost of Admission” across college football and allowing institutions to pay athletes more money beyond Cost of Admission.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Then, we break down Saturday’s fantastic spring game with our friend Shannon Sommers, who covers OSU athletics for Men of the Scarlet and Gray. Shannon was at Ohio Stadium last week and gave us his thoughts on the atmosphere. He also shared his thoughts on the offensive side of the ball, the game plan for a glorified practice, if you can even evaluate a defense in a game like this, and so much more.

We also talk about the 2015 season and the embarrasment of riches at Ohio State. We discuss where Ezekiel Elliott will end up in the Heisman race and if he can be Urban Meyer’s first 2,000 yard rusher.

And of course, we talk about the three-headed monster that is the quarterback position.

Shannon and I also share our thoughts on D’Angelo Russell declaring for the NBA draft and how that will affect Thad Matta’s squad next season.

Speaking of basketball, the Buckeyes have landed two verbal commitments over the last few weeks from the class of 2016. Late last week after the Spring Game, big man Micah Potter made his voice heard by committing to Ohio State.

To break down the latest in basketball recruiting, we welcome in Zach Fleer, who covers the Ohio prep scene for Prep Hoops Ohio and is also a basketball analyst at Land Grant Holy Land. Zach shares his thought on Potter and what role he can play in the future of the OSU program.

We also discuss the fantastic class of 2015 and how guards A.J. Harris, JaQuan Lyle and Austin Grandstaff will fit together next season.

We’re so happy to also be on Buckeye Sports Radio for this episode. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

To listen to this week’s show, click play below. To download the show directly, click here.

D’Angelo Russell Declares for NBA Draft

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi has broke the story that D’Angelo Russell has declared from the NBA Draft.

In D’Angelo’s words:

“This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love and to be coached by Coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” Russell told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “I know what I am capable of and the sky’s the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on.”

Russell also said that he will miss Columbus.

“It’s a great place, the fan base is crazy for basketball …hopefully it will open doors down the road after basketball,” he said. “The staff did a great job of challenging me from the X’s and O’s [standpoint], strengthening my body, and academically I got named as one of two players as a scholar-athlete on our team.”

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

Monday Morning Reaction: College Football Headlines From The Weekend

It was a great weekend for Ohio State fans as the Buckeyes watched some of the best athletes in the country in the spotlight.  This weekend proves that the future and present are bright for the Ohio State Buckeyes. And without a doubt, they have the best damn fans in the land. Believe it or not, […]

during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

Ezekiel Elliott named 85th AAU Sullivan Award winner

Ezekiel Elliott has trampled defenses. His playoff performances against Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon set records. He doesn’t just have abs of steel — the steel curtain that is EZE cuts through defensive lines like a laser dicing up a fine gem. On the football field, Elliott’s sophomore season in which he ran for 1,874 yards, cemented his […]

ESPN is in Columbus Today…

Buckeyes like to welcome the SPORTSCENTER bus to practice today. pic.twitter.com/ww34wwCE2Q — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 17, 2015

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 19:  Running back Daniel Herron #1 (R) of the Ohio State University Buckeyes is tackled by defenders Marcus Freeman #1 (L) and Etienne Sabino #6 during the second quarter of their Spring Game on April 19, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: Ohio State Spring Game Preview

Spring is here, the smell of blooming flowers is in the air, and more importantly, Football is back on Saturday!

That means one thing — Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford are BACK on Buckeye Sports Radio to preview Ohio State’s Spring Game from Ohio Stadium on Saturday Afternoon.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

In this week’s Silver Bullet Points, we break down Urban Meyer’s recent extension through 2020 and what it means for recruiting, the future, and why Urban deserves to be the second highest paid coach in college football.

We then preview the Spring Game, which will feature Stephen Collier and Cardale Jones at quarterback. Clair and Joe take a closer look at what Saturday’s exhibition could mean for both quarterbacks heading into the 2015 season.

We also talk about the other key spots on offense in the backfield and how guys like Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown could really drive opposing coaches nuts next season.

We also preview the defensive side of the ball, where some young players on the defensive line and in the secondary will have a chance to prove themselves.

We’re so happy to also be on Buckeye Sports Radio for this episode. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

To listen to this week’s show, click play below. To download the show directly, click here.

Pucillo (Ohio St.) def Vamer_74I1750-L

tBBC Radio Hour: Mike Pucillo

March was a great month for Ohio State wrestling fans. The Buckeyes landed their first National Championship in the 94 year history of the program. Logan Stieber became just the fourth wrestler in collegiate history to win four NCAA titles.

Yet as a diehard OSU wrestling fan, I find myself just as, if not more proud of the decision made a little more than a week later by former 184 pound National Champion Mike Pucillo to come out as one of the first openly gay wrestlers.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Pucillo made his story public through a great article by Jason Bryant on the Open Mat, that shared his process of telling his friends, former teammates, and family about being gay.

This week, we sit down with Mike Pucillo on The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour to talk about the amount of support he’s received since being open about who he is. Mike also shares how wrestling played a factor in his decision to come out, being a role model for younger athletes that are in a similar position he was, and what it will take for sport to one day look past athletes being gay as an issue.

Pucillo also breaks down what it has taken for Ohio State wrestling to become a championship caliber  program, how Tom Ryan convinced him to join him at Hofstra, the current state of wrestling and the situation at Cleveland State, where the Athletic Department will stop funding the wrestling program, and how professional wrestling such as AGON Wrestling Championships can help keep the sport at many different levels.

We also break down Mike’s 2008 National Championship match with Jake Varner of Iowa State. Varner, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2012, was 29-0 when Pucillo beat him in the final match of the season.

Pucillo won 43 straight matches at one point during his Buckeye career, was a three-time All-American and claimed victory 107 times while donning the Scarlet and Gray.

Thanks to Mike for stopping by this week.

We also share some GREAT news! The Buckeye Sports Radio APP is available on iOS and on your iPhone, iPad and in the iTunes store! Soon, the app will also be available on Android and can be listened to on any browser by heading to the Buckeye Sports Radio Website.

Buckeye Sports Radio is bringing you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

To listen to this week’s show, click play below. To download the show directly, click here.

140307.MTS_.EMG_.BSBvsOhioState-3

SBP: Walking off and Lacrosse Awards

College basketball fans in North Carolina are rejoicing after Duke won their fifth national championship in college basketball. Rumor has it though that they are still waiting for their first wrestling championship, as well as their first football championship. I know what you’re thinking, yes Duke is specifically a basketball school. That’s nice. Let’s take […]

hopson

TBBC Radio Hour: Hoops Legend Dennis Hopson

It’s not very often that you get to sit down for 45 minutes and talk with a legend.

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio is back with one of the best ballers in Buckeye history as Dennis Hopson, Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer, stops by to talk about the game of basketball.

Hopson averaged 29 points per game during his senior year under first year head coach Gary Williams and was taken 3rd overall in the 1987 NBA Draft.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We talk about his time at Ohio State under Williams and Eldon Miller. We also touched on the Toledo basketball scene and what made players so great from that Area.

Dennis and I also talk about his transition to coaching and how he uses his experiences to help his players.

Hopson and I also take about the current state of the game and his advice for D’Angelo Russell as he weighs the decision to return to Ohio State for his sophomore season or enter the NBA Draft.

That and much much more with one of Ohio State’s greatest on the hardwood.

We also share some GREAT news! The Buckeye Sports Radio APP is available on iOS and on your iPhone, iPad and in the iTunes store!

Buckeye Sports Radio is bringing you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

To listen to this week’s show, click play below. To download the show directly, click here.

-da95525b5a91752d

Derek Funderburk is a Buckeye!!!!

Another top rated center has made the decision to continue his education and play basketball at Ohio State University. Derek Funderburk, a 6’9″ big man from Lakewood Ohio’s Saint Edward High School, made the announcement on today after being on Thad Matta’s radar for quite some time. Funderburk, who was named second team ALL-Ohio this season, […]

14CMWCKLVF3586

Logan Stieber Wins Coveted Hodge Trophy

Logan Stieber is one of four wrestlers who have become four-time NCAA Champions. He’s defeated three different national champions in his own right. His name is etched in stone throughout the Ohio State record books. And now the Buckeye legend has won college wrestling’s equivalent of the Heisman — The Dan Hodge Trophy. Created by Wrestling […]

D’Angelo Russell named NABC and AP All-American

There is no denying that freshman D’Angelo Russell was one of the best basketball players this season, despite Ohio State falling during the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Earlier today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches named Ohio State’s leader in nearly every single statistical category a 1st team All-American.

Russell and Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin are the only B1G players selected to All America. Kaminsky, like Russell, was also named to the first team.

The Buckeye freshman averaged 19 points, 5 assists and nearly 6 rebounds per game this season.

Riga2-640x364

SBP: Riga breaks scoreless record, Lacrosse wins first B1G Contest

It was a good weekend for the Ohio State Buckeyes across the sports spectrum. Synchronized Swimming won a national championship on Saturday (which ken will cover later), Logan Stieber is a finalist for wrestling’s prestigious Hodge Trophy and everywhere across the world — Ohio State Buckeyes are becoming champions. Let’s get started with some Silver […]

ohiostatewrestling

Celebrating and Examining Ohio State’s National Championship

As I watched the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their national championship Saturday morning from the comfort of my couch in Greensboro, North Carolina — I couldn’t help but think about just how hard it is for a team to win a national championship. Everything has to come together at the right time. Wrestlers who have […]

Quantcast