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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 3: Jim Delany, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, addresses the media during a press conference to announce the New Era Pinstripe Bowl's eight-year partnership with the Big Ten Conference at Yankees Stadium on June 3, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Media Days with Andy Coppens

There’s nothing like B1G Media Days.

Where else can you find college football head coaches standing at a podium and showing off their jersey buy from the night before? Or a herd of media members following said coach to wherever he decides to go?

This week on the Radio Hour, we cover it all! From the winners and losers on the podium, to the players that shined in front of the microphone. Joining us to do so is Andy Coppens of Talking 10. Coppens was in Chicago last week and brings us his great insight.

Some topics this week include:

  • Jim Harbaugh taking over the two day event
  • Paul Cryst impressing on the microphone
  • Mike Riley proving he is the right fit for Nebraska
  • Kirk Ferentz talking about a punting competition
  • Kevin Wilson and his tough situation in Indiana
  • Tim Beckman’s handling of the allegations against him at Media Days

We’re so happy to also be a part of Buckeye Sports Radio. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

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COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6:  Quarterback Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes cuts upfield as he picks up yardage against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: Braxton Miller to Wide Receiver/Cardale Jones Owning Twitter

What is up Buckeye Nation? You know what’s great about today? It’s the weekend! A bonus? Another edition of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour as Clair Crawford and Joe Dexter return to Buckeye Sports Radio to spill our opinion on the latest happenings around Buckeye Nation. Stuff did happen lately right? To start things […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to pass the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: MOTSAG’s Chip Minnich

Here’s a question for you. How many minutes can you spend talking about Ohio State’s quarterback competition? On this week’s Radio Hour, we answer that question fairly easily. It don’t matter how much you plan to avoid it, Buckeye fans will continue to talk about it until Urban Meyer names a starter. Men of the […]

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TBBC Radio Hour: Ohio Warriors/Vince McKee

College football might be a month away, but the fight game never sleeps.

We’ve come to know Ohio as a hotbed for some of the best football players to ever take the field. We respect the great state for the basketball talents that have made their way to the college game and beyond.

One athlete that gets overshadowed in Ohio though is the fighter.417MkqXN9oL

Joining us this week on tBBC Radio Hour is Vince McKee, who realized the lack of love for Ohio’s greats when he started to write his new book, Ohio Warriors: The Story of Ohio’s Finest Fighters.

Vince and I dish out on the greatest fighters in Ohio history, the state of mixed martial arts and boxing, the inspiration behind covering the greatest fighters to come out of Ohio, and some great stories based around the interviews he did for the book.

Including his time with legendary Youngstown boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini — who is part of the Class of 2015 entering into International Boxing Hall of Fame. McKee tells us about sitting down with him and the one of a kind story that unfolded when he got to know him.

McKee and I also talk about the MMA pioneers from Ohio that helped pave the way to the great sport we know and love today. And the fighters today like mixed martial artist and former OSU wrestler Lance Palmer and boxer  Shawn “Showtime Porter” that are continuing to set the trend.

Ohio Warriors is a must read for any Ohio sports fan. If you are curious about the rich history of the fight game in the state of Ohio, or are just a fan of profiles of Ohio athletes, this is a must have for you.

Make sure you pick up your copy today!

We’re so happy as well to be on Buckeye Sports Radio. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can also find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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COLLEGE PARK, MD - OCTOBER 04:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes (L) shakes hands with quarterback J.T. Barrett #16 (R) after their 52-24 win over the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: Phil Steele

It’s not very often that you have a walking college football encyclopedia join you on the podcast.

This week, The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour was more than happy to welcome the best college football publisher in the country in Phil Steele.

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Phil’s 2015 College Football Preview hits stores on July 1st and already can be purchased in the Google Play and App Stores. You can also order it online at philsteele.com!

Phil joins us to discuss the making of the preview, the process of learning about each team in the country, the potent Ohio State Buckeyes, strength of schedule, the quarterback situation, and so much more.

Steele helps us break down nearly every position on the field. And also helps us analyze the top dogs of the Big Ten Conference.

There is no doubt that Phil Steele’s College Football Preview is the best of it’s kind on the market. Make sure you pick one up today.

We’re so happy to also be a part of Buckeye Sports Radio. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18:  Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: Off-Season News and Views

The slow off-season in May is not going to stop The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour from making it’s way to the Buckeye Sports Radio airwaves.

This week, Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford scour the Ohio State and College Football headlines to bring you yet another great show!tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

From the latest Heisman odds, to Ezekiel Elliott’s latest news that he is completely clear to play/practice, All OSU players interning this summer and why being a #DadBod is a horrible Idea.

We have it all on the Radio Hour this week.

Including discussion on Bleacher Report’s Top 25 Games in College Football History, the latest on Class of 2015 QB Torrence Gibson as he prepares to make his way to campus in June, and changes that need to be made to the current College Football Transfer system.

We’re so happy to also be a part of the Buckeye Sports Radio family. BSR brings you the best Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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TBBC Radio Hour: Kyle Snyder and B1G Offseason Headlines

It’s not often that we the Radio Hour is joined by a champion. This week though is a different story, as current Buckeye Wrestler and U.S. Open Champion Kyle Snyder joins the program to talk about his amazing weekend in Vegas that ended in his first U.S. Open Championship and an automatic bid into final round series at June’s U.S Trials in Madison, Wisconsin.

Snyder talked about his finals match with Jake Varner and the mental preparation heading into the weekend. He also touched on the Ohio State and Ohio RTC coaching staff, his RTC teammate and fellow champion Tervel Dlagnov, the mindset to endure a tournament like the U.S. Open, and also shares some advice for wrestling youngsters out there falling in love with the sport.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

This week’s episode also features Talking 10’s Andy Coppens. A lot is going on off the field in the Big Ten and Coppens helps us make sense of the mess at the University of Illinois. We discuss whether or not Tim Beckman is on the hot seat, if Jim Harbaugh is the answer up north, the dismissal of Dennis Norfleet, and the state of the Iowa Hawkeye program under Kirk Ferentz.

Plus, Jon Moore at Rotoviz rounds out the show discussing the pro and fantasy prospect of former Buckeye receiver Devin Smith. Moore answers whether he can make a difference for the Jets and fantasy owners looking for a in season waiver wire addition. We also discuss what makes Smith such a great weapon, the genius move by Urban Meyer to lower his usage, and how Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Thomas could be true weapons for your fantasy football team next year.

We’re so happy to also be on Buckeye Sports Radio for this episode. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 19: Wide receiver Devin Smith of Ohio State speaks to the media during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: D’Angelo Russell/NFL Draft Preview

This week has all about making decisions. For one Buckeye hoops star, the decision was to jumpstart his professional career by declaring for the NBA Draft. Over the weekend, NFL teams will be making decisions at the NFL Draft based on what’s best for their team, while judging talent, character, and much more. On this […]

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TBBC Radio Hour: Spring Game Review/Basketball Recruiting

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour has no idea who it will vote for in 2016, but we sure do know one thing. Ohio State Football taking over the White House and being presented to the world by Barack Obama.

That’s America.

Joe Dexter is back with another Radio Hour, reviewing the Buckeyes’ special day at the White House and the latest happenings for OSU and College Football. To Start things off, MaliBuckeye swings by to talk about the latest Braxton Miller to Alabama rumors and what the latest news when it comes to “Cost of Admission” across college football and allowing institutions to pay athletes more money beyond Cost of Admission.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Then, we break down Saturday’s fantastic spring game with our friend Shannon Sommers, who covers OSU athletics for Men of the Scarlet and Gray. Shannon was at Ohio Stadium last week and gave us his thoughts on the atmosphere. He also shared his thoughts on the offensive side of the ball, the game plan for a glorified practice, if you can even evaluate a defense in a game like this, and so much more.

We also talk about the 2015 season and the embarrasment of riches at Ohio State. We discuss where Ezekiel Elliott will end up in the Heisman race and if he can be Urban Meyer’s first 2,000 yard rusher.

And of course, we talk about the three-headed monster that is the quarterback position.

Shannon and I also share our thoughts on D’Angelo Russell declaring for the NBA draft and how that will affect Thad Matta’s squad next season.

Speaking of basketball, the Buckeyes have landed two verbal commitments over the last few weeks from the class of 2016. Late last week after the Spring Game, big man Micah Potter made his voice heard by committing to Ohio State.

To break down the latest in basketball recruiting, we welcome in Zach Fleer, who covers the Ohio prep scene for Prep Hoops Ohio and is also a basketball analyst at Land Grant Holy Land. Zach shares his thought on Potter and what role he can play in the future of the OSU program.

We also discuss the fantastic class of 2015 and how guards A.J. Harris, JaQuan Lyle and Austin Grandstaff will fit together next season.

We’re so happy to also be on Buckeye Sports Radio for this episode. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 19:  Running back Daniel Herron #1 (R) of the Ohio State University Buckeyes is tackled by defenders Marcus Freeman #1 (L) and Etienne Sabino #6 during the second quarter of their Spring Game on April 19, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

TBBC Radio Hour: Ohio State Spring Game Preview

Spring is here, the smell of blooming flowers is in the air, and more importantly, Football is back on Saturday!

That means one thing — Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford are BACK on Buckeye Sports Radio to preview Ohio State’s Spring Game from Ohio Stadium on Saturday Afternoon.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

In this week’s Silver Bullet Points, we break down Urban Meyer’s recent extension through 2020 and what it means for recruiting, the future, and why Urban deserves to be the second highest paid coach in college football.

We then preview the Spring Game, which will feature Stephen Collier and Cardale Jones at quarterback. Clair and Joe take a closer look at what Saturday’s exhibition could mean for both quarterbacks heading into the 2015 season.

We also talk about the other key spots on offense in the backfield and how guys like Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown could really drive opposing coaches nuts next season.

We also preview the defensive side of the ball, where some young players on the defensive line and in the secondary will have a chance to prove themselves.

We’re so happy to also be on Buckeye Sports Radio for this episode. BSR brings you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com.

You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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tBBC Radio Hour: Mike Pucillo

March was a great month for Ohio State wrestling fans. The Buckeyes landed their first National Championship in the 94 year history of the program. Logan Stieber became just the fourth wrestler in collegiate history to win four NCAA titles.

Yet as a diehard OSU wrestling fan, I find myself just as, if not more proud of the decision made a little more than a week later by former 184 pound National Champion Mike Pucillo to come out as one of the first openly gay wrestlers.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Pucillo made his story public through a great article by Jason Bryant on the Open Mat, that shared his process of telling his friends, former teammates, and family about being gay.

This week, we sit down with Mike Pucillo on The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour to talk about the amount of support he’s received since being open about who he is. Mike also shares how wrestling played a factor in his decision to come out, being a role model for younger athletes that are in a similar position he was, and what it will take for sport to one day look past athletes being gay as an issue.

Pucillo also breaks down what it has taken for Ohio State wrestling to become a championship caliber  program, how Tom Ryan convinced him to join him at Hofstra, the current state of wrestling and the situation at Cleveland State, where the Athletic Department will stop funding the wrestling program, and how professional wrestling such as AGON Wrestling Championships can help keep the sport at many different levels.

We also break down Mike’s 2008 National Championship match with Jake Varner of Iowa State. Varner, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2012, was 29-0 when Pucillo beat him in the final match of the season.

Pucillo won 43 straight matches at one point during his Buckeye career, was a three-time All-American and claimed victory 107 times while donning the Scarlet and Gray.

Thanks to Mike for stopping by this week.

We also share some GREAT news! The Buckeye Sports Radio APP is available on iOS and on your iPhone, iPad and in the iTunes store! Soon, the app will also be available on Android and can be listened to on any browser by heading to the Buckeye Sports Radio Website.

Buckeye Sports Radio is bringing you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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TBBC Radio Hour: Hoops Legend Dennis Hopson

It’s not very often that you get to sit down for 45 minutes and talk with a legend.

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio is back with one of the best ballers in Buckeye history as Dennis Hopson, Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer, stops by to talk about the game of basketball.

Hopson averaged 29 points per game during his senior year under first year head coach Gary Williams and was taken 3rd overall in the 1987 NBA Draft.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We talk about his time at Ohio State under Williams and Eldon Miller. We also touched on the Toledo basketball scene and what made players so great from that Area.

Dennis and I also talk about his transition to coaching and how he uses his experiences to help his players.

Hopson and I also take about the current state of the game and his advice for D’Angelo Russell as he weighs the decision to return to Ohio State for his sophomore season or enter the NBA Draft.

That and much much more with one of Ohio State’s greatest on the hardwood.

We also share some GREAT news! The Buckeye Sports Radio APP is available on iOS and on your iPhone, iPad and in the iTunes store!

Buckeye Sports Radio is bringing you Ohio State commentary, interviews and podcasts around the clock with the great shows and names that you trust!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. We welcome you to rate and subscribe as well.

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PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 21:  D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives against T.J. McConnell #4 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 21, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: Braxtigram, Hoops and Wrestling Wrap Up

Its the end of March and man alive do we have a show for you this week.

First, we start things off by bringing you the latest news on what I’m deeming “Braxtigram.” When it comes to the NCAA, we always pull out the heavy artillery. Our own MaliBuckeye breaks down the difference between posting your photo on instagram and potentially damaging a program with the oh so meaningful NCAA Violation.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

One week after the Ohio State Buckeyes started their march to a wrestling championship, The Lantern’s Patrick Kalista stops by to review the improbable run to the first team championship in the program’s 94 year history.

Kalista was in St. Louis to witness first hand to witness the strong start on Thursday and the final match of Logan Stieber’s career. We also talk about the emergence of Bo Jordan through the weekend, what the Stiebers have meant to building up the program, the aggressiveness of Nathan Tomasello on his run to a national championship match, and Logan’s place in Ohio State Athletic history.

While the Buckeyes were winning a championship in St. Louis, the men’s basketball squad saw it’s season come to an end in Portland. After an impressive overtime win against VCU, Ohio State was demolished by Arizona on Saturday.

Buckeye Sports Bulletin’s Blake Williams was there for both games and helps us break down the end of the season. Blake shares his insight on D’Angelo Russell’s high level performance against the Rams, helps us answer if there is any reason for the freshman to return to play his sophomore season, If he sees any coaching changes in the near future, and the lasting impression of the senior class.

We also share some GREAT news! The Buckeye Sports Radio APP is available on iOS and on your iPhone, iPad and in the iTunes store!

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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GO Buckeyes!

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 17:  Head coach Shaka Smart of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams reacts in the first half while taking on the Indiana Hoosiers during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rose Garden Arena on March 17, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: VCU/OSU Preview with Ken Kohl and VCU Ram Nation

There are no breaks for the Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour during March Madness!

Yesterday, We broke down the NCAA Tournament as a whole with Jacob Rude, the co-editor at Busting Brackets. Today, we  get get specific by breaking down Ohio State’s second round matchup with the Virginia Commonwealth Rams.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

First, my fellow editor Ken Kohl swings by to talk about the Ohio State Buckeyes heading into the tournament and the keys to beating a very tough VCU team. Ken and I discuss how the Buckeyes can cut down the run and jump press defense that the Rams are known for under head coach Shaka Smart.

We then wonder if Ohio State’s interior play can outdo VCU offensively and set a tone on the glass. Finally, we break down the chances of Ohio State advancing into the round of 32, which would set up another rendezvous with Arizona.

To get the VCU perspective, we are joined by Mat Shelton-Eide of VCU Ram Nation. He gives us great insight into a program that has grown epic proportions since Shaka Smart took over.

Mat and I talk about the ultra competitive Atlantic 10, how the Rams have bounced back without team leader Brionte Weber, who will miss the tournament due to a major knee injury. We also break down why Shaka Smart is a perfect fit in Richmond.

Plus what he believes are the keys for VCU in a match up of two of the greatest coaching minds in college basketball.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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GO Buckeyes!

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 08:  The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox REMOTE/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: March Madness Preview With Busting Brackets’ Jacob Rude

March Madness is here and The Buckeye Battle Cry is going deep with the best at covering the NCAA Tournament. Joining us this week is Busting Brackets’ co-editor Jacob Rude, who helps us break down the madness that is the NCAA Tournament.

Jacob and I break down the selection process and what went into putting teams in their regions. We also break down the upset possibilities, top teams and top players from each of the four regions.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We cover so much in this podcast that you can consider it your official primer to the NCAA Tournament, which gets underway tonight with the First Four.

Here are some additional topics we touch on:

  • Can Wisconsin defeat Kentucky and will anyone get in the Wildcats way in the Midwest Region?
  • How the East and South are full of potential upset games that could open up the doors for 3 or 4 seeds.
  • How the Midwest is officially the land of Indiana schools
  • That Georgia State might be the best lower seed in the tournament that could make a Sweet Sixteen run.
  • If Tom Crean’s job is on the line and if he could be replaced by Gregg Marshall.
  • How the East is the land of the best coaches in the country and could mean match ups in the elite 8 could be all about coaching.
  • The best matchups in the second round are mostly 7/10 games.

Again, we cover so much more during the Radio Hour, that you really have to listen in to get a full grasp of what Jacob and I cover.

It’s the best time of the year! Tomorrow, Ken Kohl and I will preview the Buckeyes and VCU Rams with Mat Shelton Eide from VCU Ram Nation.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio and Buckeye Sports Radio.com. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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Thanks for listening and GO BUCKEYES!

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)

tBBC Radio Hour: Big Ten Tournament Preview with Ken Kohl

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back to talk about the end of the regular season for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Big Ten Basketball Tournament, which gets under way today.

To do so, I welcome back my good friend and fellow Buckeye Battle Cry editor Ken Kohl to wrap up the season and preview what you can expect during the conference tournament.

Ken and I hand out our first (hopefully not last annual) end of the season awards.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We also discuss the tough loss to Wisconsin and what to expect to see from Thad Matta lineup wise from this point forward and if they can get through the likes of Michigan State and Maryland on a run to the finals.

We also talk about the likes of a Northwestern/Indiana winner upsetting Maryland and if anyone besides Iowa, Purdue, or Wisconsin can advance to the finals from the top of the bracket.

We also touch on so much more in regards to the Tournament and what to expect.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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GO Buckeyes!

EAST HARTFORD, CT - DECEMBER 06: Cameron Nwosu #52 of the SMU Mustangs celebrates with teammates Hayden Greenbrauer #22 and Ryheem Malone #13 following their win against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field on December 6, 2014 in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: Death Penalty and Ohio State Wrestling

March is officially here and though college basketball has taken center stage, The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour has put it focus on a couple of other great topics this week.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

On this week’s show, we talk with David Blewett, who wrote The Pony Trap: Escaping the 1987 SMU Football Death Penalty.

Blewett, who was recruited by and played defensive end for SMU during the NCAA’s investigation and eventual Death Penalty ruling, brings us a unique account of one the most controversial decisions in collegiate sports history.

After spending nearly 25 years away from the program, Blewett’s life changed shortly after the 30 for 30 documentary Pony Excess.ponytrap

And when his daughter asked him if he did anything wrong by being a part of the SMU Program.

In our Interview, David talks about the process of answering that question and what he learned about the NCAA’s handling of the situation.

We also talk about the NCAA’s current handling of violations across college football and how Blewett believes that the NCAA is in serious trouble.

We touch on so many other subjects as well that pertain to his book and his experience with SMU, the Death Penalty, the NCAA, and his attempt to return to college football at age 45.

I highly recommend that you pick up The Pony Trap. Unlike Pony Excess, Dave Blewett brings you a perspective from the players point of view and a true look at what it can feel like being a nobody in an Association that banks on athletes to make a profit.

Also this week, our friend Dan Vest at Land Grant Holy Land stops by to preview the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which will take place in Columbus this weekend at St. John Arena.

Vest breaks down the growth of the Buckeye program through head coach Tom Ryan. We also talk about the legacy that Logan Steiber will leave behind, Kyle Snyder’s chance at a national title, and what Ohio State needs to do on Saturday and Sunday to bring home a conference title.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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Go Buckeyes!

 

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 16:  Jon Crispin #5 of the UCLA Bruins is defended by Kyle Dodd #3 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during their NCAA game on January 16, 2003 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Arizona State defeated UCLA 75-64.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: ESPN’s Jon Crispin

There is nobody that enjoys talking college basketball in late February than The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. Yesterday, we talked Ohio State basketball with tBBC Editor Ken Kohl.

Today, we bring you another great roundball discussion about ESPN and BTN College Basketball Analyst Jon Crispin.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Crispin, who has called a ton of basketball games this season for ESPN and BTN, stopped by to talk about the gut check time of the season, when teams either play their way in or out of the post season.

Some of the Topics we discussed include:

  • The recent VCU/Richmond game that he broadcasted on Wednesday and the double overtime ending where fouling late in the game played a factor.
  • The coaching, player and competitive parity of the Atlantic 10 conference and just how good some of the teams in the league really are.
  • Who the Best Player Jon has seen play this season.
  • Is there a matchup that could put some fear into Kentucky’s dream of a National title.
  • Where Gonzaga sits in the discussion of potential Number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
  • How the B1G is the most competitive conference in the country.
  • The latest talks of the B1G discussing freshman ineligibility.

And Crispin Basketball, the program that he and his brother have built up to help better the game of college basketball.

Plus, so much more.

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TBBC Radio Hour: Talkin’ OSU Hoops with Ken Kohl

The Radio Hour is back after a two week hiatus! tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are wrapping up the season on the hardwood as we head into March and it hasn’t been pretty.

The Buckeyes have lost three of their last five games and have struggled down the stretch to find any type of consistency.

Fellow tBBC editor Ken Kohl and I break down the latest from the court and within the OSU hoops program.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The continuous struggle of the Buckeyes in the post and around the rim.
  • The changing of the rotation and starting lineup by Thad Matta.
  • How the young talent has developed quickly during the second half of the season.
  • Who is going to step up as a secondary scoring option for the Buckeyes?
  • Ohio State’s slow start against Michigan and slow starts in general.
  • Thad Matta’s legacy at Ohio State
  • If he can pass Fred Taylor as Ohio State’s All-Time wins leader this season.
  • The latest ineligibility talk and our opinions on it.

Plus, so much more.

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tBBC Radio Hour: Signing Day Primer with Jeremy Birmingham

Signing Day is right around the corner and here at The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour, we bring you the best content we can to get you prepared for what could go down on Wednesday when members of the Class of 2015 fax in their letters of intent to various schools across the country to play football for those coaches and universities.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Ohio State is expected to finish the day with the highest rated class in the Big Ten and a top ten group of recruits across that national spectrum.

Helping us break down what to expect is Jeremy Birmingham, who is one of the if not the most respected Recruiting Analysts out there. The Eleven Warriors recruiting director helps us break down:

  • The 2015 class as a whole and how they can provide depth despite heading to a National Championship team that is loaded at nearly every position
  • Whether or not Cass Tech (MI) running back Mike Weber will stay an Ohio State commit despite a late surge from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh
  • Where Torrance Gibson fits in this class and how high he ranks among athletes across the country and quarterback and at Wide Receiver
  • Who the “Sleeper” of this class is that could help Urban Meyer and company right away during the 2015 campaign
  • The development of the coaching staff on the recruiting scene and how Kerry Coombs has carved a recruiting road into the state of Michigan
  • How Ed Warinner has impressed recruits and their families with his ability to turn recruits into NFL lineman
  • The likelihood of Porter Gustin signing on the dotted line and faxing over his letter of Intent to Ohio State
  • If there could be a quarterback logjam down the road
  • Who Jeremy’s favorite recruits are that decided to go elsewhere for their education and to play football

Plus, our own MaliBuckeye stops by to talk about the other side of recruiting and what role education and development have in the selections that young men will be making tomorrow.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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