Sunday Morning Coffee: October 23, 1892

Frederick Douglas Patterson stood in the window of his tenement building within walking distance to the Ohio State University. He was now in his second year at the University as a student in Mathematics and as a member of the football team. He sipped at a steaming cup of coffee he had just brewed, enjoying […]


Making The List: Rosie Jones

It’s summer. The Olympics are now upon us. And with all of the wonderful possibilities that we can choose from of former or present Buckeyes whom participated in this world showcase I have concluded we have some time to journey down that path. My urge is to go golf. Thus far I have mentioned Jack Nicklaus and […]

Officially Many Offensive Options At True Freshmen For OSU

August 7th marks the beginning of Ohio State’s fall camp.  While expectations are always high for Ohio State football, what type of expectations await the true freshmen who will be Buckeyes?  Considering how young Ohio State is across the board, are there any true freshmen who will possibly be able to make an impact? On […]


How They Compare: 2014 Defense vs. 2016 Defense

On Friday, I took a position by position look at how the 2014 and 2016 offenses compared heading into their respective seasons.  It showed the two teams were pretty similar on paper and each had their strengths.  Today we will take a look at the defenses and see how they stack up against each other […]

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Heard Around the ‘Shoe – 8/3/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly dose of Ohio State recruiting news and notes! Heard Around the ‘Shoe will now be posted on Monday-Wednesday-Friday. New Social Media Rules in Effect: In case you hadn’t noticed or don’t follow recruiting, the way that coaches can interact with recruits on social media changed starting August 1st.  Coaches can now re-tweet, […]

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Pre-Fall Outlook: Ohio State Defensive Line

Back in February, I took a look at arguably the strongest positional group for the 2016 Buckeyes.  Things have not changed too much five months later as we are staring directly down the barrel of fall practice beginning.  There were two major shake-ups which came out of the spring practices.  First, Donovan Munger unfortunately had […]


Ohio State is the Best!

The AP confirmed what Buckeye Nation already knew…The Ohio State University is the best team ever according to a collection of the previous 1,103 polls taking place over 80 years.  According to the AP they determined this by a simple process: “To determine the all-time Top 25, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point) […]

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Heard Around the ‘Shoe 8/1/2016

Welcome to a new (hopefully) daily feature at The Buckeye Battle Cry called Heard Around the ‘Shoe.  This daily dose will take a look at all things recruiting in regards to Ohio State football.  Each day I will scour the internet looking for anything interesting pertaining to the Buckeyes recruiting efforts.  So let’s get started […]


Sunday Morning Coffee: October 07, 1922

The large man stood at the window of his room that overlooked South High Street, not so far from the State Capital. He had risen early as he always did to run up to the Ohio State University Campus, and around the track of the new stadium, before returning to his room at the ‘Turner […]

Apr 16, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Scarlet Team defensive lineman Tommy Schutt (90) during the Ohio State Spring Game at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

How They Compare: 2014 Offense vs. 2016 Offense

It has been well-documented the Buckeyes have lost 16 starters from last year’s team.  Additionally, it has been well-publicized that approximately all of them went in the first round this year of the NFL draft.  Naturally, we as a fan base would like to use our memories of the glorious 2014 season and compare the […]


Ohio State lands second commitment of 2018 in QB Emory Jones

The Buckeyes got some great news today when four-star dual-threat quarterback Emory Jones out of Franklin, Georgia gave his commitment to the coaching staff. Jones was once thought to be a heavy Tennessee lean, but everything changed for him when he received an offer from the Buckeyes this summer. He made two visits to the Ohio […]

Ohio State At Oklahoma May Truly Be Ostentatious

“ Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something…” ~ Thomas Edison Leave it to Thomas Edison, an Ohioan and considered “The Father Of Invention”, to appropriately summarize the goals for the 2016 Ohio State football team. No rules – just accomplish something. “Something” is a pretty vague and open concept. […]

Men of the Scarlet and Gray Podcast We Are Back

Chip Minnich and Shannon Sommers finally get back together after a busy summer to discuss the future of the MotSaG Podcast.

They also discuss the relatively drama free Big Ten media days except for the James Franklin allegations about Ohio State recruiting. Bri’onte Dunn and his status on being able to return to the scarlet and gray or not. Talk about the running back position, offensive line and wide receivers.

Former Buckeye players will be starting their rookie seasons in the NFL with training camp starting up. We let you know where all 14 players that were drafted will be playing along with the three that went undrafted.

They included some other Buckeye info that has come out about players eligibility and others placed on scholarships.

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Urban Meyer Big Ten Media Press Conference

Did you miss Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer today at his presser for the Big Ten Media Days? Don’t worry we here at The Buckeye Battle Cry have you covered with the full transcript. Thanks for being here, and it’s an honor to represent the Ohio State University and the Big Ten Conference in our […]


Dylan Thompson ruled ineligible for 2016

The Buckeyes’ defensive line took a hit today when Urban Meyer ruled redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dylan Thompson academically ineligible at Big Ten Media Days, per Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod. Thompson sat out the 2014 season with a knee injury and red-shirted last year. Since Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington left early to the NFL […]

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Ohio State’s Big Recruiting Weekend & A Look Forward

As expected, Ohio State had a huge recruiting weekend after its annual Friday Night Lights camp. Commitments from Chase Young and Amir Riep add to an already impressive class for 2017, and Brian Snead got things started in the same direction for the 2018 class. Let’s see how these commitments impact the Buckeyes’ future recruiting plans […]


Sunday Morning Coffee: October 15, 1916

The wind whistled sharply as the sun began to rise on this crisp Sunday morning. John Wilce rolled over from his slumber, having not slept well at all. His night had been dominated with recalling the day before.  It had indeed been an event. “Coffee?” He whispered to his sleeping wife, Minerva, who had the blanket […]


Amir Riep becomes commitment #16 for Class of 2017

The Buckeyes gained their 16th commitment of the class of 2017 today when Amir Riep of Colerain High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) verbally gave his pledge on his birthday. Riep is the third defensive back to commit in this class, and he, Shaun Wade, and Marcus Williamson make up a trio of four-star recruits to join the Buckeyes’ […]


2016 Friday Night Lights Preview

Friday Night Lights has become an annual staple since Urban Meyer came to Columbus, and the Buckeyes will once again host a slew of top talent from across the nation at the Horseshoe tonight. Let’s take a look at who will be there and if we can expect any commitments out of the group. Tate […]