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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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.”

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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 […]

TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 09:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23, Dusan Ristic #14, Stanley Johnson #5 and Elliott Pitts #24 in the huddle during the second half of the college basketball game against the Utah Valley Wolverines at McKale Center on December 9, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 87-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

tBBC NCAA Preview: Ohio State vs Arizona

Set-up On to the top 32. On Saturday at 5:15 PM ET,  the NCAA West Region proceeds, as far as we’re concerned, with the #10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (24-10) facing off against the 5th ranked and #2 seed Arizona Wildcats (32-3). Ohio State earned this match-up in an overtime thriller against VCU 75-72. Arizona […]

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks to his team during a break from the college basketball game against the USC Trojans at McKale Center on February 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2015 March Madness Bracketology: West Region

Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be giving you our insight into each NCAA Tournament Region, looking for the stories that you may not have read elsewhere… you know, to help you fill out your award winning entry! If there is a region that has it all this year, it just might be the West, which features […]

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 03:  Head coach Bob Huggins of the West Virginia Mountaineers yells at his players during a timeout in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MBB NCAA Preview: Midwest Region #5 West Virginia vs. #12 Buffalo

Set-up On Friday afternoon, the NCAA Midwest Region roars along with with the #5 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (23-9) facing off against the #12 seed University of Buffalo Bulls (23-9). The Mountaineers are a 4.5 point favorite, according to some folks who have an interest in that sort of thing. The winner of this game will […]

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tBBC 2015 March Madness Bracketology: East Region

The East Region may just have a number one seed that could exit the tourney very early with an NC State or LSU match-up looming for Villanova. They have not been past the round of 32 since 2009 but have been on a tear of late which makes it completely possible that I am wrong […]

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 22:  Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks with Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on February 22, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Ohio State 64-57. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

MBB NCAA Tourney Preview: VCU Rams

Set-up On Thursday afternoon, the NCAA Midwest Region proceeds with the #10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (23-10) facing off against the #7 seed Virginia Commonwealth University Rams (26-9). Despite the better record and the higher tournament seed, VCU is a 1.5 point underdog to OSU. Whatever.. The winner of this game will likely play 5th […]

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tBBC 2015 March Madness Bracketology: Midwest Region

Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be giving you our insight into each NCAA Tournament Region, looking for the stories that you may not have read elsewhere. The Midwest Region is a tough Region, not that any Region will be easy, but this one appears to be slightly the toughest due to placement of Top-10 and Top-25 […]

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 14:  Bonzie Colson #35 and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels during the championship game of the ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 14, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Notre Dame won 90-82.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament Preview: Top Team Performances in Conference Tournament Could Mean Something in NCAA Tournament

Heading into this week’s tournament action, it seemed that the underlying theme for the 2015 NCAA Tournament would be based around the fact that nobody in the country had a shot at taking down the all mighty Kentucky Wildcats. The Fighting Calipari’s have dominated the college basketball landscape all year long. Their 34 game winning streak […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB B1G Tourney Pregame: Michigan State

Set-up The #6 seed Ohio State Buckeyes now advance to play #3 seed Michigan State Spartans (double-bye) this, with the winner advancing to play winner of #2 seed Maryland vs #7 seed Indiana/  #10 seed Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. Then The (then #23) Buckeyes had a Valentine’s Day date with the Spartans in East Lansing […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB B1G Tourney Pregame Glance: Minnesota

Set-up The #6 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (1st round bye) plays #11 seed Minnesota (winner of play-in game vs Rutgers) tomorrow evening, with the winner advancing to play #3 seed Michigan State on Friday evening. Then The (then #25) Ohio State Buckeyes snuck into Minneapolis on January 6th, and edged Minnesota 74-72. With the game tied […]

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