tBBC Preview: Rutgers vs. Ohio State

Rutgers Head Coach Chris Ash returns to Columbus this coming weekend, October 1st , following a dramatic tenure of two-years as Coach Urban Meyer’s star pupil — the Buckeyes Defensive Coordinator. Just as interesting, the current Co-Defensive Coordinator for the Buckeyes, Greg Schiano, will be marking X’s and O’s against the team he served as […]

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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 […]

Watch: Ohio State’s Official Highlight Reel vs Tulsa

The Ohio State Buckeyes silenced any disaster the Golden Hurricane presented during week two of the college football regular season.

Despite a sluggish start, Ohio State put together a 48-3 win behind the defensive excellence of Marshon Lattimore and Malik Hooker, who scored on interceptions late in the second quarter to give the Buckeyes a 20-3 lead heading into the locker room.

The offense did the rest in the second half, scoring four touchdowns behind the leadership of J.T. Barrett, who scored two rushing touchdowns in the second half. Mike Weber, Curtis Samuel, and Barrett combined to rush for 225 yards and three scores.

Watch the official highlight video of the Ohio State football program above.


Depth Chart: Rutgers Week

Once again, there were no major changes to the Ohio State depth chart as they prepare for Big Ten action.  Within the last week, the injury bug has affected two Buckeye players and while they didn’t appear on the two-deep both of them have received playing time this year.  The first player is redshirt freshman […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Punter Cameron Johnston #95 of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field before the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The View From Beyond The Shoe: Turn It Down!

On the evening of Sunday, September 18th, I was lying in bed watching the Packers vs Vikings as I tried to nod off to sleep. At one point, the offense stalled and had to punt. The ball was near midfield. There was a penalty. NBC cut to a zoom on the referee who proceeded to […]

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Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 3

Week three of the NFL is in the books, and the Buckeyes in the league had a pretty good showing. From one player playing almost every position on the field, to guys making their NFL debuts, let’s take a look at how the former Buckeyes fared in week 3. Let’s start with Mr. Do-it-All Terrelle […]


Around the B1G: Week 5 Edition

This weekend was the dreaded bye week for our beloved Buckeyes.  While I’m sure they wished they had the bye week later on in the season, Coach Meyer and his staff used the time to work on fundamentals and get everyone a little healthier as they get ready for Big Ten play.  While the Buckeyes […]

The Buckeye battle Cry Weekly Power Poll: Week 4

Most of the teams opened up Big Ten play this past week. Some teams are positioning themselves in a race to the bottom of the conference. Let’s take a look and see how it all shook out.   1. The Ohio State University Buckeyes (3-0, 0-0)            140 pts. No surprise here, […]

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. […]


Sunday Morning Coffee: September 18, 2016

Inside of Room 17 on the second floor of Gould Hall off Asp Avenue on the Oklahoma University Norman campus sat a surly Austin Kendall. His roommate had not returned from the day before – off elsewhere while the heat died down. Austin had made a statement earlier in the week calling The Ohio State […]


Officially Speaking: Inadvertent Signals

We are all used to seeing football players celebrate when they score a touchdown with anything from a simple pointing to the sky or spiking the ball to more complex and planned celebrations.  Lately there seems to be a trend among some players to celebrate a touchdown, especially on a long run, by dropping the […]


Get to Know The Buckeye Battle Cry: Brandon

The Buckeye Battle Cry has recently reached a milestone for the site. Over the weekend of the Oklahoma game, the Facebook page reached 10,000 likes. With reaching that milestone, we wanted to spend a little time interviewing the writers and editors of the Best Damn Website out there. Add that into the 10 year anniversary of the […]

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tBBC Alumni Interact: Founder Jeff, Former Editors Mali and Ken

It’s the tenth anniversary of the night that Jeff created the Buckeye Battle Cry in his mothers basement, and what a better way to celebrate it than including the three people who helped make it what it is today. Jeff spent years building and burping his baby until handing over to Mali who was our […]


Making The List: Chic Harley

Who was the first star for the Buckeyes? I am talking back – back – back in the day! It is a legitimate question …. We’d have to go back to 1916 …. Charles William Harley was born on September 15, 1894 in Chicago. Thus, his nickname “Chic”.  His family moved to Columbus when he was […]

After The First Quarter Of 2016, Where Does Ohio State Stand? Three games into the 2016 college football season, and even though the bye week seems to have arrived early for the Ohio State Buckeyes, the first quarter has come and gone.  Only nine regular season games remain in the season, with the Buckeyes in the conversation as a possible College Football Playoff participant. As […]

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 […]

Beyond Buckeye Lines – Hookin ‘Em a Rott Besides getting into the heart of college football season, we are (unfortunately) also in the middle of election season. And in the name of fairness, I have to offer equal time to be compliant with federal election laws. Since we had a Texas A&M Aggie sit down last week, this week we are going […]


TBBC Awards; Oklahoma Sooners; Noah Brown, Buckeye Secondary, the Aussie

Plenty of thoughts on the best of the best from Saturdays blowout of Oklahoma. Leave us your thoughts in the comments section! Offensive tOSU Offensive MVP Scott – Noah Brown. Catch of the year and all. WVa – I use to have the top play each week and Noah Brown wins that hands down! There is […]

Men of the Scarlet and Gray Podcast: A Basic Buckeye Roundtable

What do you get when BTN analyst Stanley Jackson, Tony Gerdeman along with Script Ohio’s Clair Crawford when they join Shannon and Chip to talk Buckeyes football?

A Basic Buckeye Roundtable of course.

This All-Star packed show has everything from Michigan humor to actual Maize and Blue discussion. There is a recap of the Ohio State/Oklahoma match-up from last Saturday.

Everyone discusses some of the things that Ohio State needs to fix going forward along with how the Buckeyes have a tough schedule. Did the bye week come at the right time?

Find out who everyone picked to be in the Big Ten Championship game in November. Did they all pick the Buckeyes or is there going to be another Big Ten East powerhouse back in Indy?