Opinion: Will Ohio State Ever Be A Basketball School? Does it Matter?

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Aaron Craft Inks Deal With A Pro Team In Italy

Aaron Craft, The former Ohio State point guard (2010-14), who stands as the school’s leader in career steals (337) and assist leader (694) and is listed at # 2 in games played in his career (147) is heading back over the big pond. Craft who spend the final parts of the 2015-16 season with the […]


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 […]

Pair of Buckeyes Get Brinks Trucks for Fourth of July

There was a ton of money thrown around to NBA players on the first day of free agency in 2016. A pair of former Thad Matta players were involved in the free agent frenzy. Pair of Buckeyes Get Brinks Trucks for Fourth of July Former Buckeye point guard Mike Conley agreed to stay with the Memphis […]

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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 […]


What If Lebron Had Been A Buckeye?

I must confess I love fantasy pieces. I am not necessarily speaking of ‘Star Wars’ and space adventures or some of the gothic stuff, or even comic books. I am speaking of sports fantasy. Every year I envision the Buckeyes winning the National Title in football, basketball (Men’s and Women’s), rugby, track and field… and […]

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Trevor Thompson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defends against Shaq Goodwin #2 of the Memphis Tigers on November 27, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Memphis defeated Ohio State 81-76 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Report: Trevor Thompson to withdraw from the NBA Draft

According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Ohio State junior Trevor Thompson has decided to pull back from the NBA Draft process and return to Ohio State for another season. After transferring from Virginia Tech in 2014, Thompson split time with Daniel Giddens at center during his first season in Columbus, starting 28 games for head coach […]


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 […]


OSUMBB: Andre Wesson is Buckeye

(Image courtesy Columbus Dispatch) In a bit more of good news for the Ohio State men’s basketball program, Thad received a Letter of Intent Wednesday from local (Westerville (OH) South) player Andre Wesson. Below is Dan Wallenberg’s (OSU Athletics Communication) announcement: COLUMBUS, Ohio-Andre Wesson, a 6-6, 190-pound forward from Westerville (Ohio) South High School, signed […]


OSUMBB: Back To The Future?

I see I got off the golf course in time to catch up on some recent changes involving the Ohio State men’s basketball program.  Two former Buckeye players/coaches are apparently returning to Columbus to assist Thad. In other news, OSUMBB received a commitment from a JUCO player at a position that was a bit thin. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  Assistant coach Jeff Boals of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates by cutting down a piece of the net following their 71-60 win against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the championship game of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jeff Boals to Leave Ohio State to Coach Stony Brook; Diebler to Vanderbilt

Former Ohio State assistant head coach Jeff Boals has finally landed the job opening that he feels is worth leaving Ohio State. After various reports throughout the day on Friday reported that the former Ohio grad was heading to Stony Brook to fill their head coaching vacancy, the school has made the announcement official. Boals […]


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 […]

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 […]


OSUMBB: To Everything Turn, Turn Turn…

Apologies to the Byrds, but I was going to do a retrospective article on the Ohio State men’s basketball 2015-2016 season. I may yet do that, but there appears to be some roster shuffling on Thad’s team. You might say it’s a “thinning of the herd”. No, not this potential winnowing.. According to a couple […]


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 […]


Let’s talk Men’s Basketball

.. for a minute. Or two. (Thad knows what I’m talking about.) Ohio State men’s basketball just endured a season that certainly wasn’t the best of times, nor was it the worst of times. It was a season that, if we were sane and realistic with ourselves, was what we expected. Before I get into […]


Ahhh! Calm Down – There’s Always Next Year

(Photo courtesy of The Lantern) The 2015-16 OSU MBB season can be labeled a disappointment. But is it really? The Buckeyes ended overall at 21-14 and in the Big Ten 11-7. After losing five substantial contributors from the 2014-15 season: D’Angelo Russell, Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson, Amir Williams, and Anthony Lee – was the prognosis […]


Talking 10 Trolls Ohio State.. again

.. and still can’t get it right. (Image courtesy I had a little article brought to my attention on Thursday. Basically, Andy weaves a tale with what appear to be two story lines; the first story is to create a context  for his second story, which is the real story. First Fable Andy starts […]