TBBC Awards: Sparty

Even though it has been quite some time since we did an awards after the Buckeyes lost a game, there have been times that we were just too disappointed in their play to give much of an effort to find the silver lining. The gang does their best this week as we gear up for […]


TBBC Awards: Ohio State versus Minnesota

Another week and another start by Cardale Jones left the natives restless and it was clearly his fault the defense let two slip by them late in the game to make it interesting! I jest of course, but you will see by this weeks results that the Buckeyes have several pieces coming together for what […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes uses the stiff arm on Mark Murphy #37 of the Indiana Hoosiers during a first quarter run at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Are You Not Entertained? Indiana

Just waiting for Ohio State’s complete team to show up. When the offense is clicking, the defense forgets how to play. When the defense is stingy, the offense stinks. Look at the Indiana game. The defense held the Hoosiers to 10 points in the first half but the OSU offense mustered six points. In the […]

Are You Not Entertained? Northern Illinois

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Or maybe a bad country song. I think it’s time for OSU to decide on a QB and stick with that person as long as it’s J.T. Barrett. No offense to Cardale Jones (or Cardell as some broadcasters say) but Barrett really had the offense in […]


What Do You Want To See? Northern Illinois

Are we done debating about Ohio State’s perceived offensive struggle? There is no struggle if you ask me. Short week. Emotional win. First game back with some of the regulars. Not making excuses. Just being realistic. Get it? Got it? Good. Let’s move on. Or channeling my inner Yoda … on let’s move. I think […]

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Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Offseason Roundtable

As we ramp things up and get ready to welcome the Buckeyes back to Columbus and the start of fall camp, I thought it’s be a good idea to get the gang together and talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly before they do. Let’s get rolling with the very good. Rumblin’ The gang has […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

OK, Here’s What I Think About …

.. these suspensions, per the Columbus Dispatch. As we’re aware by now, Joey Bosa, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Corey Smith have been suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech. As pointed out here, here and here, these players’ policy violations may have some repercussions. First, these young men evidently had a, or repeated, […]

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 19:  Quarterback Jake Rudock #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes passes in the second quarter as Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes applies pressure at Ohio Stadium on October 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.  Ohio State defeated Iowa 34-24.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Buckeye Sports Radio: Ohio State Must Overcome Suspensions

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer entered B1G Media Days on Thursday with a motto for the start of the season, after it had recently become public that Joey Bosa, Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, and Corey Smith would be suspended for the first game of the season. Get Going. Move forward. That’s what Buckeyes will […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during warm ups prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Bosa, Marshall, Wilson and Smith Suspened For Season Opener

Ohio State’s opening contest against the Virginia Tech Huskies got just a bit tougher on September 7th. According to The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May, four players will be suspended from action against the Virginia Tech Hokies. From Tim May’s Report: Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa, hybrid backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Willson, and […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 6:  Dontre Wilson #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs with the ball  against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall Named to Hornung Award Watch List

Two of Ohio State’s most dangerous play makers have been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson have been recognized as potential winners of the five-year-old award that honors the most versatile player in the country. Marshall, a sophomore from Middletown Ohio, played in all 15 games last […]


Are You Not Entertained? Hell Yeah!

Raise your hand if you saw Saturday coming? Everyone put your hand down. Nobody predicted the a$$ whipping THE gave Wisconsin. A win? Yes, I was expecting a win. Cardale? Never was I expecting those kinds of numbers and that efficiency Defense? Yeah right. I thought it would be a 10-14 point win for OSU. […]


Wednesday Night Rumble: No Remorse

We are officially smack dab in the middle of Hate Week! I’m sure you’ve kept the color blue out of your clothing choices so far, make sure and finish strong. Speaking of finishing strong, the Buckeye of 2013 unfortunately did not. This years model looks to make amends. We’ll talk about it all. It’s Wednesday, […]


TBDBITL Report: Indiana, Canned Music, and A Special Tradition

The bad weather and a not highly rated opponent may have kept many people away from Ohio Stadium on Saturday but it takes a lot more than that to keep the Ohio State University Marching Band from putting on a great show. Icy roads may have resulted in emptier than normal stands during pregame but […]


Ohio State Silver Bullet Points: The Game

Ladies and Gentleman boys and girls step right up to this week’s installment of Silver Bullet Points. It’s a special week and if your Buckeye senses aren’t tingling you may want to make sure your fan card is indeed intact. It’s *ichigan week and we here at The Buckeye Battle cry intend to spoil you […]


Are You Not Entertained? Indiana

Call it The Great Escape? Wellllllllllll, it probably wasn’t as much of an escape as Craig Krenzel’s Holy Buckeye play in 2002. But it was up there, that’s for sure. For some reason, OSU’s offense sputtered at times and turned the ball over too much. And the defense failed to live up to its Silver […]


tBBC Awards: Frozen Gopher

Headed down the streetch and within striking distance of a playoff spot, the Buckeyes did themselves some good by defeating the Gophers in one of the coldest games in college football in fifty years. The struggle was adjusting to the cold for some, but the hot nature of the level that some of them play […]


Are You Not Entertained? Minnesota

It wasn’t pretty. Ohio State left some points on the field and gave Minnesota 21 points off miscues. But at this point in the season, pretty doesn’t always matter. Survive and move on. You could see by the look on the face of Urban Meyer that Saturday’s game was emblematic of that theory. It was […]


Ohio State Silver Bullet Points: Gopher Week

In what might be the most revealing win of the Urban Meyer Era, the Buckeye’s victory over Michigan State is just a check point in the overall mission for Urban Meyer. Good news and bad news alike was issued at Urban Meyer’s press conference Monday and we are here to dole out a heaping helping […]