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ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after making a three-pointer in the second half while taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Basketball Mid-Season with Andy Coppens

tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunesThe Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back this week to talk about B1G Basketball. It’s been a strange season, and joining us to help break it down is our pal Andy Coppens from Talking 10.

Andy and I talk how the league has changed over the last three years and how despite the B1G being down, it’s good that there are four or five freshman that are really talented to help this league grow.

We also break down the latest hoops action and how Wisconsin continues to roll in conference play.  Frank Kaminsky is a candidate for Player of the Year and is well deserving, but Andy believes he should be in talks for National Player of the Year.

Finally, we break down the importance of tonight’s match up with Maryland and Ohio State and how many teams from the B1G will make it to the dance in March.

That and so much more on this episode of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour

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Thanks for listening!  Go Buckeyes!

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11:  A general interior view of the empty court and stands during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 11, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Talking 10 B1G Power Poll: Week 11

Another week, another Talking 10 Power Poll. Did the Panel get it wrong this week? Leave your thoughts in the comments. Big Ten basketball appears ever closer to Wisconsin and everyone else, especially after Maryland’s 19-point loss to Indiana on the road. The road was not kind to the Terps and a lot of other […]

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TBBC Liveblog: Indiana

The Buckeyes take on the Indiana Hoosiers for the second time this season coming up at 1:37 PM ET. Come join us starting at about 1:15 for today’s action as we chat during the game! Hope to see you there.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 10: Robert Johnson #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers reaches in as Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes holds the ball at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana defeated Ohio State 69-66. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Ohio State MBB vs. Indiana

Indiana Hoosiers @ Ohio State Buckeyes — Value City Arena Sunday 1:37 PM ET Thad Matta and company will be looking to avenge an early loss in the B1G season on Sunday when they take on Tom Crean’s Indiana Hoosiers. The first time they met at Assembly Hall, the scoreboard would indicate that it was […]

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tBBC Livechat: Northwestern

The Buckeyes will look to bounce back tonight against a very game Northwestern squad. The Wildcats have lost four straight but present a very young and hungry roster that is looking to make a statement at some point this season. The Buckeyes are coming off a grueling loss to Iowa on Saturday and are desperate […]

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

tBBC Radio Hour: Post Championship Talk with Ben Axelrod

It might have been over a week ago that the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world by capturing the first championship in the college football playoff era.

That doesn’t mean that there is nothing to talk!tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

This week on the Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour, we welcome Ben Axelrod to the show to break down the latest happenings surrounding the Ohio State football program.

You can find Ben’s coverage of Ohio State football at Bleacher Report, where he serves as the Ohio State lead writer. You can also hear him on the airwaves in Columbus on 99.5 The Game.

Ben and I discussed a ton of topics swirling around campus, including but not limited to

  • Cardale Jones’ decision to return to Ohio State and how it impacts the program
  • How the perception of Urban Meyer is different since his last championship.
  • Could Braxton Miller switch positions? Ben thinks it’s more likely than the former B1G offensive player of the year transferring to a different school
  • Is Ezekiel Elliot a front runner for the 2015 Heisman Trophy? We also discuss if there has been a running back that has improved as drastically as EZE did throughout his sophomore campaign.
  • Ed Warinner is heralded by Buckeye Nation for what he’s done with Ohio State’s offensive line over the last two seasons. Yet the question still has to be raised. Can put together an effective offensive gameplan.
  • Ben and Joe also discuss where the Buckeye coaching staff ranks in the national spectrum and how well of a job assistants have done improving players.

Ben wraps up the show by discussing what players from this year’s championship squad would make great wrestlers.

And one coach who obviously should be a manager under the Vince umbrella.

Speaking of the show, I’d like to remind you that you can always find us on iTunes! Soon, you’ll also be able to find us on Buckeye Sports Radio. Feel free to rate our show on iTunes and also leave a comment!

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Thanks for listening and as always, GO BUCKEYES!!

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Ohio State Hoops Notebook: Reevaluating Expectations

Saturday’s crushing loss to Iowa might of put the 2014-15 men’s basketball season into perspective to fans of the Scarlet and Gray. Yes, there is a ton of young talent on this roster. Thad Matta has some grizzled veterans that should have enough experience to compete at the highest level of college basketball. The B1G […]

CHICAGO - MARCH 10: A detail view of the BigTen logo is seen on a basketball as the Penn State Nittnay Lions play against Ohio State Buckeyes during the first day of the Big Ten Men's Conference Basketball Tournament March 10, 2005 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Ohio State won 72-69. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Talking 10 Big Ten Basketball Power Poll: Week 10

It may have taken a few weeks, but it appears things are settling down and we’ve got an idea of what Big Ten basketball is going to look like this season. Wisconsin rebounded from a shocking loss to Rutgers by blowing out Nebraska, while the other assumed front-runners either stepped up or fell off for […]

IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 17:  Forward Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeye battles for a rebound with forward Aaron White #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first half on January 17, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State falls to .500 in B1G with 76-67 Loss to Iowa

The Buckeyes started things off on the wrong foot on Saturday afternoon against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Ohio State turned the ball over on three of their first five possessions, gave up two 7-0 runs in the first half and allowed every Hawkeye starter to make a field goal in the first seven […]

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tBBC LiveChat: Ohio State @ Iowa

The Buckeyes are in the Hawkeye state to get revenge on an opening conference loss to Iowa at Value City Arena at the beginning of the conference slate. Ohio State looks to continue the impressive basketball they displayed against Michigan on Tuesday. They will need to play top notch basketball in order to escape Carver-Hawkeye Arena […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Defensive lineman Adolphus Washington #92 of the Ohio State Buckeyes sacks quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks in the second quarter during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Key to an Ohio State Championship? Shredding Pounds

We all know that strength and conditioning plays a huge role down the stretch. That’s why the best college football programs in the country have some of the most enhanced strength and conditioning programs. For Ohio State and head coach Urban Meyer, the man behind the Buckeyes longevity on the field is Mickey Marotti. The Assistant AD […]

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tBBC Livechat: MBB vs. Michigan

It’s a rivalry game after a National Championship win. Are you kidding me? Just how lucky are Ohio State fans? The Buckeyes take on the Wolverines tonight at 7 PM ET. See you in the Chat!

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