Buckeye Basketball, 2015-2016 AD Schedule

When you saw the title, I bet you thought that I meant “anno domini”.  It refers to OSUMB After D‘Angelo. Nothing more, nothing less. As I was clearing out my in-mail prior to a weekend of eating, beveraging and golfing, I ran across this announcement from Dan Wallenberg of the Ohio State SID. It’s the […]


OSU Women’s Basketball Announces Full Schedule

As we reported previously, the Ohio State University women’s basketball team faces a ridiculously hard non-conference schedule that includes three of last year’s Final Four teams; when you add in the fact that they play Maryland during the conference season, that means the Buckeyes will face all four of last year’s finalists. Today Ohio State […]

CHARLESTON, SC - NOVEMBER 09:  The Ohio State Buckeyes huddle up prior to playing against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Walmart Carrier Classic on the deck of the USS Yorktown on November 9, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Buckeye Women’s Open Practice: A Fan’s Perspective

There’s a lot happening in Columbus of late with the women’s basketball program under the control of head coach Kevin McGuff. Not only is he picking up some very important pieces for the future puzzle, but he is changing the perception of the program while he’s at it. I called in a favor from one […]

TORONTO, ON - JULY 20:  Stephanie Mavunga of the USA shoots as Lizanne Murphy of Canada falls during the Women's Baskeball Finals at the Pan Am Games on July 20, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Women’s Basketball Lands Former UNC Star Stephanie Mavunga

Maybe Coach Kevin McGuff made a good first impression while losing a game? If that’s not the case, then he has done a great job of repairing that bad first impression. After the Buckeyes lost to North Carolina in the second round of the NCAAs he was given a chance to sell the program, often […]



The Ohio State University is thought outside of the Buckeye-frame-of-mind to be a Football School. Who can argue that? But we all know that there is so much more here in our lovely corner of the world. There is a wondrous storied Basketball Program. The wrestling program certainly is nothing to overlook, nor is the […]


OSU Recruiting: 2016 DB Wayne Davis, Come on Down..

Things are a bit soft with activity during the summer doldrums,, except for in the area of recruiting. Another young man has committed to the Buckeyes; Norfolk, VA defensive back Wayne Davis, a 5’11, 180 lb student-athlete. Interestingly, Wayne hails from the same high school as OSU defensive end Jalyn Holmes. I think that Zach […]

overall in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 25, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of  New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell Pick Shines

On the evening of June 25, 2015 with the 2nd overall pick in the NBA Draft The Los Angeles Lakers made a nice chess move. Everyone had expected that they would take Jahlil Okafor a 6’11” force from Duke. Instead they chose D’Angelo Russell of The Ohio State University. So much for all the pundits […]

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D’Angelo Russell, #2 Overall Pick, Heads West

Before I get started, I need to give D’Angelo his props for sporting the Scarlet & Gray for the Draft. Well done, young man, well done. So,the NBA had it’s 2015 Draft and Buckeye D’Angelo Russell is the 2nd overall pick, taken by the Los Angeles Lakers. If I recall correctly, various pundits had D’Angelo […]


Officially Speaking: Women’s Hoops Rules Changes 2015-16

Every year it seems, there are changes to the game that are major and in some cases, require college officials to relearn the game. Such is the case with some of the changes coming in womens basketball that a few of us have weighed in on. The following are the proposed changes and then our […]


OSUWB: Kelsey Mitchell represents..

 (photo courtesy of OSU) .. student athletes. From the desk of Gary Petit, it has been announced that Kelsey Mitchell has been named to be a member of the Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. So, how’d she get there, and what exactly does the WBOC do? Mitchell was nominated from a list of Big Ten student-athletes […]


OSU Women’s Basketball: Non-Con Schedule Announced

It’s time to get out your calendar and scarlet pencils again. Per Gary Petit of Ohio State Athletics Department, the women’s 2015-2016 non-conference basketball schedule is set. The dates and opponents are below: 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule Nov. 1, 2015 – vs. Ursuline College (Exhibition) Nov. 13, 2015 – at South Carolina Nov. 16, 2015 – […]

during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 21, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

A Buckeye’s Dream For The Garden

We are in for a treat today. We have a guest post by JCollingsworth, who is in the enviable position of being a Buckeyes fan, a basketball fan and a fellow (sort of) New Yorker. JC provides some thoughts on what it would mean for D’Angelo Russell to be a New York Knicks draft pick […]


ACC-Big Ten Challenge: Never Too Early For Basketball

The wounds have barely healed from last basketball season, and here we are, looking forward to the upcoming season. Per the Big Ten office, there look like some entertaining match ups in the 2015 ACC-BIG Challenge. View the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge match ups below. Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota Wake Forest at Rutgers […]


Officially Speaking: Shorter Shot Clock Looms

As we all know, sports fans love to complain about, well, everything. One of the most common complaints concerns the style of play in games and the fouls/penalties that are called. In what would probably surprise many fans, the NCAA does seem to listen to those complaints and often makes rules changes, tweaks, or issues […]

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 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.”


Micah Potter Is A Buckeye !!!

You know what? Ohio State is a Basketball school, too. Not to be outdone by the Football Recruiting Spectacular over the weekend, Thad Matta added a member to the 2016 class as well. Mentor center Micah Potter, a three star athlete who checks in at 6’10” became the latest hoopster to choose the scarlet and […]


Officially Speaking: Final Four

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments done and the champions crowned, basketball season is now over and thus it is time for our last basketball Officially Speaking for the season. There were certainly a number of controversial calls in the Wisconsin-Duke title game but most of them were block/charge calls which we have […]