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Round 1 NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament: OSU: 4 – Youngstown State: 0

The Tournament’s # 4 seed – The Ohio State University Women’s Tennis team shut down the Youngstown State Penguins, 4-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Championship Friday on the Varsity Tennis Courts. The Buckeyes, hosting NCAA first and second round matches for the first time, will take on the 27th ranked Bruins of […]


Making The List: Connor Senn

(photo courtesy of (  With the upcoming summer is the promise of so much. There’s baseball games, professional tennis, golf, swimming … and oh yeah – soccer. The World Cup will be upon us before we know it. Country eliminations will devastate fans. But in America we all stay hopeful, simply waiting for the day […]


Making The List: Nick Swisher

(photo courtesy:   Baseball is fully upon us. The NBA is having their playoffs and some of us aren’t quite ready to let basketball go. But all the same as the baseball season is beginning it seems appropriate to announce a baseball star for the Buckeyes. Back on January 3rd of this year I […]


Ten Questions with Ohio State Women’s Tennis Coach Melissa A. Schaub

(Photo courtesy of (  Interview concluded:  04/28/16. First let’s congratulate The Ohio State University Women’s Tennis Team in their victory in the Big 10 Tournament. They are BIG Champions! And they defeated TTUN 4-2 Sunday May 1st in East Lansing. They are now the automatic bid for the Big 10 in the NCAA Championships. I […]


OSU Women’s Tennis Big 10 Champions

(Photo courtesy: The 5th ranked Buckeyes women’s tennis team won its first Big Ten Tournament title defeating the 11th ranked TTUN , 4-2, in the title match Sunday (May 1st) in East Lansing. The Buckeyes, the outright Big Ten regular season champions, are now 28-2 this season and have won their last 13 matches. […]

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Making The List: Kelly Ann Baird

With the warmer months upon us for whatever it is that propels my decision making I have decided to go toward the choice of a swimmer in ‘Making the List’ for this week. It seems logical. Swimming is a fantastic sport and it’s very thought refreshes us from the onslaught of heat that will soon […]

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh protests a non-call by the officials after a fourth down play during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar) ORG XMIT: SB475

The False Prophecy Of Jimbo

10-3 in the first year at TTUN. 39-24 college record overall – which includes Stanford and the University of San Diego. Signed as the 2nd highest paid college coach in all of the NCAA at $7,000,400 per year; that comes to $700,040 per victory. I speak of Jim Harbaugh – TTUN’s Head Coach. Yep! The […]

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 23:  Stephanie Hightower (#133), and Kim Turner (#233) compete in the final of the Women's 100m Hurdles event at the 1984 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials held on June 23, 1984 at the Los Angeles Colisseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephanie Hightower;Kim Turner

Making The List: Stephanie Hightower

(photo courtesy of In with spring comes the fresh air of blossoming flowers, slight refreshing breezes, and the lung curling exercises generated by fans at Track and Field events. Fans of Track and Field are a rare breed, not quite as we envision football, basketball, even baseball fans. There is an involvement that often […]


Making The List: Harry Steel

(Image courtesy This week for Making the List I feel a need to lean towards a Letterman in two sports. In football the conversation is of the mass exodus that transpired from last season and who will be the newest stars on our wondrous Buckeyes’ team. Also wrestling is done. There, too, was excitement […]


Ten Questions With Teresa Fightmaster

I am honored to share with Buckeye Nation this week our Ten Questions session with Teresa Fightmaster. Teresa is etched in The Ohio State University Swimming Program’s history with records that she still holds to this day. She is quite the unselfish individual in the path she has taken in giving back … I will […]


Making The List: Linda Kalafatis

Spring is here. The trees are blooming – blossoming – whatever the proper term is – as the beauty of nature will soon arrive. With the warmth in the air comes the stepping out of the arena sports such as basketball, hockey, and wrestling to name a few. Baseball, softball, track and field is here. […]


Ten Questions With Vladimir Nazlymov

(Image courtesy I am honored to have this week’s participate in Ten Questions Vladimir Nazlymov the Head Coach of The Ohio State University’s Fencing Program. Coach Nazlymov is a World Class – well accomplished fencer in his own right. With his expertise he has brought the Buckeyes into the fold of NCAA Champions and […]


Making The List: Mike Peppe

Back on January 29th of this year my first choice for a swimmer at The Ohio State University- deserving – was Yoshi Oyakawa. I have now decided to follow-up on that and pick another swimmer/diver – who also happened to be the coach of some of the greatest swimmers in both Buckeye history, but also […]


Talking 10 Trolls Ohio State.. again

.. and still can’t get it right. (Image courtesy I had a little article brought to my attention on Thursday. Basically, Andy weaves a tale with what appear to be two story lines; the first story is to create a context  for his second story, which is the real story. First Fable Andy starts […]


11 OSU Fencers Prepare for NCAA Championships

(photo courtesy The Ohio State University Fencing team is in preparations for the 2016 NCAA Championships which this year will be conducted at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Buckeyes have qualified eleven out of the maximum twelve fencers, the men’s and women’s fencing committee announced Tuesday March 15th. The Buckeyes who finished fifth […]


OHSAA: Should Public and Private schools have their own Tournaments?

(Image courtesy Ohio High School Athletic Association) Hello everyone, welcome as I talk Ohio High School state tournaments and the “Big Question”. Should private schools play in the their own state tournaments separate from public schools?? With March Madness starting in College Basketball, its already going on in High School Basketball in Ohio.  This is a […]

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Making The List: Nate Brooks

(photo courtesy of How many boxers do you know from The Ohio State University? Don’t be so presumptuous …. The Ohio State University does have a Boxing Club. The National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) was founded in 1976 as a non-profit, autonomous organization whose goal is to provide a safe, positive experience for student […]


Ten questions With Yoshi Oyakawa

I am excited to pass onto all of the loyal readers of tBBC and to the Buckeye Nation as a whole a conversation I had with a Gold Medal winner on the telephone. I am speaking of the Great Yoshi Oyakawa – a winner of the Gold Medal in the 100 meter backstroke in the […]

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Ten Questions with Katie Smith

(photo courtesy I am thrilled to introduce to tBBC and all of Buckeye Nation the great Katie Smith. We all know Katie, of her legend, and the complete excitement she delivered for us while playing for The Ohio State University. Back in early January of this year, I featured Katie in my weekly piece that […]