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Report the news, don’t create it

As a professional (snicker) journalist, I have always prided myself on two things: I never sensationalize and I never try and create the news. I don’t write speculative stories. Never have. Never will. When there have been job openings, whether at city hall or in an athletic department, I won’t get into the game of […]

Are You Not Entertained? Idle Week

So much for our idle week. No, not Idol. Idle. Like, not playing. Some call it a bye week. Or what the Cleveland Browns do every Sunday. Not play. Anyway, since OSU didn’t play, this won’t be a traditional AYNE since most of the things or crack staff wanted to see have to do with OSU. […]

What Do You Want To See? Idle Week

OK, Buckeye fans. Time to take a break for a week. Ohio State is idle. Maybe it comes at the wrong time as the Buckeye Express seems to be rolling after stomping Oklahoma with its basic defense. Anyhoo, that doesn’t stop our crack staff from producing its weekly wish list. Ready? Scott B1G up: Need […]

Are You Not Entertained? Oklahoma

That was fun, no? The Buckeyes are heading into their idle week on a high, after going into Norman, Okla., and punching the Sooners in the mouth over in over again. All night. Every Buckeye fan wanted a win. Some of us wanted more. Are we happy today? Read on and find out, starting with […]

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What Do You Want To See? Oklahoma

It’s the game we have been waiting for since OSU’s schedule came out. Ohio State at Oklahoma. Should be a fun one. Early on, “experts” were predicting a Sooner romp. Not so sure now. I want to see a good effort by OSU, win or lose. But what else do I and the rest of […]

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NCAA Rule Book Needs Enema

I’ve often joked that when they go to give the world an enema, one end of the tube should be squarely inserted in Ann Arbor (the city, not some lady nobody knows about). But I think I have found a better place. How about the NCAA rule book? Nothing is in more dire need of […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10:  Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes eludes the defense of Jesse Brubaker #8 of the Tulsa Hurricane as he picks up 18 yards in the third quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Tulsa 48-3.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Tulsa

Whew. That’s all I can say. Actually, I can also say I will never write another opinion piece praising the Ohio State offense after one week. Reminds me of the time I wrote a column (with numbers to back it up) saying Tiger Woods wasn’t ready to go pro. Don’t ask. Anywho, tons of majors […]

What Do You Want To See? Tulsa

Due to gaffe on my part, we failed to run the season-opening edition last week. But What Do You Want To See is back and better than ever. I hate that cliché but oh well. Each week our crack staff, and our staff on crack will present a wish list of sorts, highlighting expectations for […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 3:  Demario McCall #30 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff arms Cameron Jefferies #18 of the Bowling Green Falcons while carrying the ball during the fourth quarter on September 3, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Bowling Green 77-10. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Opinion: Knock on wood, The Buckeye Offense is back

I hesitate writing this because I’m afraid of giving Ohio State the ESPN Mike Greenberg Kiss of Death. But after watching the Buckeyes 77-10 thwacking of Bowling Green Saturday, I can’t help but think the offense we expected to see all of last year has finally arrived. Bigger and better. For all the issues OSU […]

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Good things on horizon for Ohio State men’s hoops team

In 1992 the Chicago Cubs were stuck in a quagmire despite what was supposed to be a homerun free agent class of slugger George Bell, ace Danny Jackson and closer Dave Smith. Clubhouse attendant Yosh Kiwano saw the team brass moping around and told them sometimes you can add by subtracting. The Cubs traded Bell […]

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Notre Dame Tight End transferring to Ohio State

Notre Dame tight end Chase Hounshell announced on Twitter Monday morning that he is transferring to Ohio State. “I can’t thank ND enough but I am excited to announce I will be transferring to THE Ohio State University! Go Bucks! ” Hounshell tweeted. Because he is a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play this […]

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Kevin McGuff watches the action against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the second half of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Jonathan Quilter)_

What’s up with the OSU women basketball?

I needed some time to wrap my head around this. After another early exit in the NCAA Tournament by the Ohio State women’s basketball team, I’ve spent several days trying to figure out what happened. The third-seeded Lady Buckeyes were soundly beaten by Tennessee in the Sweet 16. This was a Buckeye team ranked in […]

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Buckeyes come up short in Madison, Fall to Wisconsin 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers are not exactly a prolific three-point shooting team but you’ll have a hard time convincing Ohio State that. Wisconsin, which makes just 33.3 percent of its three-pointers, sank 13 of 27 from long range en route to a 79-68 win over the Buckeyes at the Kohl Center Thursday night. The 48.1 percent was the […]

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OSU Men’s Basketball At Midseason

(Thad appreciates the perspective) The B1G basketball season is heating up. And if Tuesday’s win over Northwestern is any indication, so are the Ohio State Buckeyes. After a dismal 8-5 pre-conference performance that included losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana Tech and one high-profile win over Kentucky – which is looking less impressive each time Kentucky plays – […]

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Are You Not Entertained? Michigan

(Image Courtesy of rapidnwsnetwork.com) Welcome back, Buckeyes. That’s more like it. The Silver Bullets shut down Michigan’s offense. The offense gashed and thrashed Michigan’s vaunted run defense. We also took over the Big House as chants of O-H-I-O could not be drowned out by the students booing. All-in-all, I think all of tBBC staffers have to be […]

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What Do You Want To See? Michigan

It’s time. It’s The Game. Nothing else matters. If OSU wins one game all year, it must be this one. If OSU loses one game all year, it must NOT be this one. The Buckeyes appear to be in a little bit of dysfunction with at least one player criticizing the play calling publicly and […]

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Are You Not Entertained? *ichigan State

Didn’t that just suck? I know it’s not the end of the word, especially since it’s *ichigan week.  But I just don’t feel up to talking about the game against *SU. So let’s just move on to the recap of how everything we wanted to see never happened.   Scott A decisive win: FailMali Buckeye Big […]

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Recap: Sparty stuns Buckeyes 17-14

Unless we have Armageddon there will be a new college football national champion. Michael Geiger’s 41-yard field goal as time expired gave No. 9 Michigan State a 17-14 win over No. 3 Ohio State, causing a shakeup in the College Football Playoff situation. When the new rankings are announced, the defending national champion Buckeyes will likely […]

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 17-yard touchdown ahead of Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans in the fourth quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Michigan State

Well, I guess it’s “put up or shut up” time for the Buckeyes. We have been hearing a lot about how OSU plays down to its level of competition and only gets up for the Big Boys.  The next two weeks the boys are as big as they come as OSU plays Michigan State and […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts instructions to his team in the second quarter against the Western Michigan Broncos at Ohio Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Western Michigan 38-12.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Illinois

(Urban wants to you be entertained, but keep the noise level down) It’s a win. That’s what it’s all about. I could sit here and talk about the eye test, the need to pound pansies and how the offense allegedly is not what it was last year. But no. I’m going to avoid the superlatives […]

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