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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hinkie confirms slender wing Sam Thompson from Ohio State also playing for #Sixers this summer. — Tom Moore (@tmoore76ers) June 27, 2015
Meanwhile Ohio State point guard Shannon Scott will end up on the #Spurs summer league roster #Buckeyes — Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) June 27, 2015
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
Philadelphia has the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Draft for the second straight year. But who will the Sixers select? Basketball analyst Jordan Cornette sounds off why it should be D’Angelo Russell.
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
There is no denying that freshman D’Angelo Russell was one of the best basketball players this season, despite Ohio State falling during the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Earlier today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches named Ohio State’s leader in nearly every single statistical category a 1st team All-American.
Russell and Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin are the only B1G players selected to All America. Kaminsky, like Russell, was also named to the first team.
The Buckeye freshman averaged 19 points, 5 assists and nearly 6 rebounds per game this season.