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Making The List: Alice “Lefty” Hohlmeyer

When I started this listing of great Buckeyes, the obvious such as Jesse Owens, Jack Nicklaus, Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin, Jerry Lucas, Herb Williams, and Katie Smith were all guaranteed to be mentioned. Their accomplishments were completely golden and were well beyond the purpose of this weekly briefing of some of the greatest athletes to […]


Making The List: Ford Hiroshi Konno

The weather for these next two days here on the East Coast is predicted to be oven-like. 105˚ to 110˚ with what is termed as the heat-factoring is predicted. With all of that in mind and the Olympics now in full-swing – Michael Phelps ruling in the swimming category – certainly no surprise – I […]


USA Men’s Rugby Eliminated In Rio – Ebner Shines

The United States Rugby Sevens team was eliminated from medal contention in Rio today in Deodoro Stadium. They, in order to stay in contention, had to beat a powerful Fiji, draw, or lose by less than four points. They would lose 24-19. Nate Ebner, the safety for the New England Patriots, and a walk-on star […]


Making The List: Dr. Glyn Meyrick

With the Olympics in Rio almost upon us and all of the wondrous bliss for a sports junkie that it offers I am encouraged by a recent article I wrote on Nate Ebner and his making of Team USA for Rugby 7’s. I have come to enjoy this game with tremendous enthusiasm. My intent in […]


Making The List: Peter “Pete” George

In our pursuit to bring to focus some of the great past names of athletics from The Ohio State University in Making the List, often names are missed – even intended to bring out at another time … but the grand tool of forgetfulness arrives and good intent vanishes as it arrives to another worthy […]


Nate Ebner Heading To Rio On Usa Men’s Rugby 7’s Team

No so long after announcing his return to the New England Patriots in a two-year extension deal that lands him a million-plus each year Nate Ebner will be missing training camp this summer as he heads to Brazil as a member of the USA Rugby Team. Bill Belichick, Ebner recalls, was welcoming of his pursuit […]


Making The List: Jim Reeder

This week let’s journey into baseball. The Buckeyes had some fantastic players in the wondrous world played on a diamond. Thus far in our journey to bring back a focus on past athletes from The Ohio State University – in baseball – we took a look at Frank Howard (also a basketball star) and Nick […]

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 01:  Mark Coleman poses for a portrait on November 1, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jim Kemper/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Making The List: Mark Coleman

For this week’s Making the List I have decided to have some fun. There are so many Buckeyes in a host of sports that have been great in the sport of which they participated that are deserving of recognition. Some of these great athletes slide from the notice they justifiably have earned behind some of […]

Ohio State wrestling vs Penn State Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State releases 2016-17 Wrestling Schedule

Head Coach Tom Ryan and his grappling Buckeyes have embraced the challenge of being a contender in the most grueling conference in any collegiate sport. That wont change next season, as the Buckeyes prepare for another high-level season in the Big Ten Conference and against familiar non-conference foes. Ryan announced the complete schedule on Thursday. […]


Let’s Talk Ohio State Women’s Rugby in 2016

The summer is here. We all feel the heat.  It will only get hotter.  Relief is seemingly only found in a swift dive into a pool, or an ice cold drink (preferably pool side).  The sports of choice to engage in, either watching or playing is baseball, or softball. But I have a hint of […]


Making The List: Glenn Ashby Davis

The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will soon be upon us. The World will be watching. National pride will be at feverish pitches – everywhere – all over the globe. Personally when I think of the Summer Olympics I think of Track and Field. This summarizes why I feel the importance to pick a great […]


Jessica Porvasnik Advanced to Round of 16 in Ladies British Open Amateur Championship

(Image courtesy and tourney information courtesy OSU Athletics web site) Buckeye Jessica Porvasnik advanced through stroke play qualifier and two rounds of match play before being edged by Oregon native Monica Vaughn in the Round of 16 in the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship. Jessica was 2-down with 2 holes to play. Not a good […]


Tee-k Kelly Awarded All-America Status

(Image and announcement courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Dept) Here’s a bit of more food news for Buckeye Golf. Senior Tee-k Kelly has been named All-America Honorable Mention by the Golf Coaches of America (GCAA)! If you clicked on the first link (above) you saw where Tee-k led the team in rounds played and in […]


Making The List: William “Bill” Smith

There are many routes we could take this week for Making the List. But summer’s sweltering heat has me thinking of a pool, or more specifically, swimming. I previously mentioned two Great Buckeyes in the swimmers category, Yoshi Oyakawa, and legendary coach Mike Pepe. I do know that the Buckeyes had many great swimmers in […]


Making The List: Doug Beal

This week we will honor the Men’s Volleyball Program. They are the 2016 National Champions. So I find a necessity to honor one of the Greats of The Ohio State University Volleyball Program – and there is indeed quite a few I could choose from. Since 1968, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team has been […]


Thank You Ken Kohl

I find it necessary to write about one of tBBC’s own. By no means is it a fluff piece of back-patting of colleagues. Of recent a colleague of ours here at tBBC retired – bringing a well deserved focus on himself and his family. Ken was a great colleague and in my case mentor. Ken […]


Buckeyes Place 4 in Top 12 at Porter Cup

I mentioned to Joe that I’d come out of “retirement” to do this recap. It involves Ohio State Women’s golf (sort of), a prestigious, local (for me) amateur tournament and a top notch course that I’ve played a few times. Why wouldn’t I dust off the Dell and put something together? This week (June 8 – 10) marked […]


Making the list: Sam Marder

The season for Softball is over for the Buckeyes. They finished up the year 34-20-1 overall and were 13-9-1 in Big Ten play. Their season came to a screeching halt in Knoxville on May 22 in a loss to Tennessee 10-1. But we aren’t here to discuss that. They had a fantastic year and deserve […]