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Sunday Morning Coffee: October 26, 1919

The Sunday morning breeze was brisk. A settling of coldness had dropped anchor on the region – hovering just a degree or two above the freezing mark. Quietness had descended in the early morning hours, only a distant rumbling of nature, a whisking wind, or a car not so near, managed to eke any semblance […]

Ohio State hosts Northwestern on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

OSU women’s tennis advancing to NCAA Quarterfinals

The Ohio State Women’s Tennis Team, fourth seeded in the NCAA Tournament, will advance into the quarterfinals – with their victory over 17th ranked Georgia Tech in the Round of 16, 4-2. The Buckeyes are now 31-2 this season and are on a 16-game winning streak. They will meet up with 12th ranked Oklahoma State […]

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Softball: Buckeyes Advance in B1G Tourney

The Buckeyes rode strong pitching and timely hitting  to shut out Rutgers 5-0 in the opening game of the B1G Softball Tournament on Thursday.  Lena Springer pitched a 4 hit masterpiece in going the full 7 innings for the complete game win. She was in control of the game all afternoon. She struck out 5 […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 21: Daniel Giddens #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes shoots the ball against A.J. Hammons #20 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 21, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Ohio State 75-64. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State Men’s Basketball Transfers

This has been an interesting week with Ohio State’s men’s basketball roster. The announced transfers of Mickey Mitchell, Daniel Giddens and A.J. Harris, in addition to the earlier transfer of Austin Grandstaff, open up scholarships and open up the line of thought of “what the hell’s going on, Thad?”. I can’t answer that question. Here […]

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OSUMBB: To Everything Turn, Turn Turn…

Apologies to the Byrds, but I was going to do a retrospective article on the Ohio State men’s basketball 2015-2016 season. I may yet do that, but there appears to be some roster shuffling on Thad’s team. You might say it’s a “thinning of the herd”. No, not this potential winnowing.. According to a couple […]

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Kevin McGuff watches the action against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the second half of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Jonathan Quilter)_

OSUWBB: Ohio State Outlasts WVU 88-81

(Photo courtesy The Columbus Dispatch) Coach McGuff is amazed with what he saw. The 3rd seed Ohio State Buckeyes (25-7) host 6th seed West Virginia Mountaineers (25-9) in a 2nd round game. The rode tenacious defense when their offense stalled and the hot hand of Kelsey Mitchell’s 43 points to edge by West Virginia, 88-81. […]

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OSUMBB: NIT Pregame Glance – Florida

(Image Courtesy of NIT, probably) Ohio State (21-13) plays University of Florida (20-14) in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). On Tuesday, Florida rolled North Florida, 97-68 in their NIT opener. The Buckeyes pulled away from Akron 72-63 in overtime in their first round game. In their scoring outburst, the Gators made […]

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2nd Thoughts: Akron

Yeah, Thad knew they could do it… Ohio State (21-13) overcame a listless first half to surge by University of Akron (26-9) 72-63 to move on to the 2nd round of the NIT. By listless, if you can’t sleep at night, watch the 1st half; you’ll be unconscious in no time. Both teams combined to […]

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OSUMBB: Ohio State Edges Akron 72-63 in Overtime

Thad wondering where he’ll get enough healthy players. Ohio State (20-13) teed it up in the 1st round of the National Invitational Tournament by hosting in-state opponent University of Akron (26-8). The Zips lost a tough game, 64-61 in the Mid-American Conference tournament final against University of Buffalo (I had to get that in). Ohio […]

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2nd Thoughts: OSU vs MSU III

Frankly, I think that Thad deserves a hand this season. It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of ‘2nd Thoughts’ articles with a “MSU beats OSU” theme lately. Thankfully, this is the last one for this season. Friday night’s Michigan State win, 81-54 again highlighted the capabilities difference between these two teams this season. […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs MSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) This will be, necessarily, short. Having dispatched of Penn State, Ohio State (20-12, 12-7) plays Michigan State (26-16, 13-5) in the, I guess, 2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney. Here’s how the first game went, a 81-62 Spartan win on February 23rd. Here’s how the next game went, […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

OSUMBB: OSU Gets Past PSU 79-75 In B1G Tourney

Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) teed it up in the 1st/2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney against Penn State (16-15, 7-11). The winner plays Michigan State on Friday evening. It’s not much of an incentive, but a win does get Ohio State to the “20 Win Land”. And that they did! The Buckeyes rode clutch […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance MBB: OSU vs PSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) plays Penn State (16-16, 7-11) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. In the first meeting, the Buckeyes rolled the Nittany Lions 66-46, on the strength of Kieta Bates-Diop’s 22 points and 8 rebounds. Marc Loving contributed 11 points. Thad needs someone […]

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2nd Thoughts: MBB OSU vs MSU, Finale

He did provide a lot of encouragement. The Buckeyes (19-12, 11-7) had their season end abruptly with a 91-76 loss to #2 Michigan State on Saturday. The regular season was obviously going to end after this game, so by “abruptly”, I mean ‘over at halftime’. Midway through the 1st half, the teams were tied. Ten […]

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OSUMBB: OSU Bombed By MSU, 91-76

Thad is trying to remember who was supposed to defend Denzel… Ohio State (19-11, 11-6) entered the rematch against Michigan State (25-5, 12-5) a bit shorthanded but with a good bit  more confidence. They entered as 14-pt underdogs, for those people who track that sort of thing. Finally, they entered with  need to cool off […]

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State > Iowa

(Image courtesy hawkcentral.com) He did a lot of this on Sunday. The Buckeyes (19-11, 11-6) had one of their more inspired efforts Sunday afternoon. It was Ohio State’s last regular season game of the year and they went out in style with an exciting 68-64 win over (for now) #8 Iowa. Certainly not to take […]

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Can Ohio State’s Men’s Basketball team make the NCAA tournament?

Hello everyone and welcome as I give you my honest opinion as if the Ohio State men’s basketball team has any chance at making the NCAA Tournament this year. Well, their chances took a huge hit this past week and we learned Sophomore Jae’Sean Tate, who has been Ohio State’s most consistent player this season, […]

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2nd Thoughts: Buckeyes – Spartans

(Image courtesy spartanavenue.com) Yes, Denzel is pretty good, isn’t he? The Buckeyes (18-11, 10-6) had a valiant first half, but eventually were bombed into submission by an unworldly 3-pt efficiency by the Spartans (23-5, 10-5). Michigan State held a narrow halftime lead, 36-31, but overpowered Ohio State with 45 second-half points. Spartan guard Bryn Forbes […]

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MBB: OSU Bombed by MSU, 81-62

Thad is pointing out a few things. Like where Bryn Forbes is… Ohio State (18-10, 10-5) entered the game against Michigan State (22-5, 9-5) a bit shorthanded with the absence, for the season, of Jae’Sean Tate. Life just got a bit more complicated for Thad Matta is now challenged to replace Jae’Sean’s 11.7 PPG and […]

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MBB: Ohio State Outlasts Huskers in OT, 65-62

Thad is exhausted and perplexed For Saturday’s, Nebraska (14-13, 6-8) entered the game as a 2-point favorite against Ohio State (17-10, 9-5). They left the game, finally, on the short end as Ohio State prevailed 65-62 in overtime. The Buckeyes overcame a sluggish 1st half and trailed 22-21 at the half. A the midpoint of […]

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