Silver Bullet Points Gets Coached Up

Written March 7th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Midweek madness in March… be sure to stick with us after the break to get insight into the personalities and ideologies of some of the new Ohio State coaching staff

Learning from the best

Buckeye 411

  • All Sully, All The Time- Jared Sullinger was today named as a finalist for the John Wooden award, the only one of the fifteen finalists to have also been on that list for the 2010-11 season. He was also named an All American by the Sporting News… which is nice.
  • However-  In the Sporting News piece, we read this:

But the number that best explains his sophomore season is the dramatic decline in free throw attempts from his freshman year. He’s getting fouled about 20 percent less often this season than last, although he is most certainly being challenged by defenders in greater numbers and it would appear he is being contacted more. He is attempting and making roughly the same number of shots as last season, but he is getting fewer calls.

More contact, but fewer calls? That right there is all you need to know about the state of B1G officiating this season, just in case the conference player of the year possibly fouling out of a huge game and not being removed by the officials wasn’t enlightening enough.

Q: Who would star as you (in the movie adaptation of the book)?

A: We had that question asked at Ohio State. We had to do the profile thing during timeouts (at games), where they asked you who would play you in a movie. All my teammates said Denzel Washington. That wouldn’t work for me, though.

How about Zac Efron? We could turn it into a musical.

All I needed to read, though, was Greg Oden’s blurb for the cover-

“Mark Titus knows a lot of personal secrets of mine. If he revealed any of them in this book, I will kick him right in the testicles. I’m not joking.”

When you buy it, be sure to do so from Amazon- gives a little love to your favorite corner of the interwebs.

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Ohio State All Time Basketball Tournament

Written January 10th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

I began a journey to do a comparison of the two greatest teams in Ohio State Basketball history. At first glance it seemed a simple task to pick two teams and write a nice article about who was better at a given skill. The more I read about teams in Buckeye lore, the more I realized I couldn’t write such an article. I had my teams picked out and as things would have it, Joe Dexter and I started brain storming. We came up with the idea of presenting tBBC readers with a challenge.

Is the Jerry Lucas Era the best in Ohio State History? It's time to find out your opinion!

Joe and I are going to break the teams down based on certain criteria: Playmaker, Post Presence, Ball handling, Head Coach and we’ll throw in some  other advantages to go with those. We are also planning on having a guest writer or two as we move along through the tourney. We’ll provide you with some stats to chew on between the two teams in each match up.

We had six teams we were going to go with initially and each time we looked at it we knew we had to have eight. Then that turned into nine because we found one more team we felt deserved to be in the tourney. The criteria were simple. Which teams accomplished more for THE Ohio State University were our first choices and then teams that were led by All-time Greats.

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Silver Bullet Points Prepares For Harvest

Written October 5th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Quick look at Tuesday’s press conference, Nebraska prep, and other news from the world of college sports:

Grey and headed your way

Buckeye 411

  • Injury update- Nathan Williams still out, Verlon Reed has torn his ACL and will be out for the season.  Yesterday, we were also informed that Melvin Fellows had been classified as a medical hardship, but there’s still no further information at this time. Philly Brown is day to day, and may see action against the Cornhuskers. Solomon Thomas will see some action- he’s returning from suspension and from surgery for the broken leg he suffered in the spring. Brewster said after practice that Philly and Michael Bennett both were active this afternoon.
  • Fickell Speaks- On dealing with adversity and suspended players:

Probably we went ahead and went with our three points of wisdom from John Wooden that said: Don’t whine, don’t complain and don’t make excuses. And I think that’s what we have got to be able to do, and it starts from the top down with all of us as coaches.

How many times have we said, we are going to focus on what we have, not what we don’t have and focus on moving forward. So that’s what we have to do. We are not going to make excuses for guys. We are not going to allow them to be down and we are not going to allow them to do that; as coaches we are not going to do that as a team, and we believe everybody will follow suit.

  • Captain, My Captain- Brewster, Sweat, Moeller. Attorneys at Law.
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What we know: The Allegations

Written June 29th, 2011 by Eric

Yea, this picture pretty well sums up the last 6 months.

UPDATE- We’ve put all of this information into a table for those who prefer getting their information that way (and read USA Today). Check it out here, or under the Media Table at the top right of the site.

We’ll also work to update it as necessary, should more evidence emerge either supporting or refuting these concerns.

Update 2 – It has come to our attention that not all of the information presented was sourced properly.  The article has been modified to be more clear.

It’s been a hectic couple of months to be a Buckeye fan.  The first half of the year has felt like every media organization in the nation, including our own home base news sources, have been giving our favorite university the third degree.

One constant in these media investigations is that the national news sources never return to the scene of the crime to report on what they got right and what they got wrong.  To be honest, who really cares?  People love dirty laundry, after all.

So we here at the BBC have decided to compile a list of every allegation leveled at Ohio State University and its Football Program in the last couple months.  Of course, this idea may seem familiar to you.  Admittedly, the Ozone (and seemingly everyone else) beat us to the punch, but we thought we could be more thorough.

We are going to do a blow by blow account of everything anyone said or suggested about OSU, as a resource for you when these things take on a life of their own. We’ll also give you the information regarding which of these have been refuted, so you can refer back as you’re bringing truth to the water-coolers around the country.

The time frames reference when we learned about the accusation, not when the violation (or accused violation) occurred.  Also, anything after “Effect” on each point is writers opinion only, and not to be taken as fact unless linked as such. Read More

Silver Bullet Points Wishes It Were A SEAL

Written May 4th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit

Lots of things to catch up on… Some of this has been around for a bit, but we’re not all edgy and trendy and stuff.

The Story Of The Week

Although it’s not really sports related, the capture/death of Osama Bin Laden did have some ripples throughout Buckeye nation and the sports world, particularly on the twitterverse:

  • New Buckeyes Jeff Heuerman and Joel Hale didn’t have to wait for Michigan Week to christen Mirror Lake with their awesomeness- they joined thousands of other Ohio State students in making the moment one to remember (especially since there’s video of it)

Draft Update

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Shots from the Schott

Written February 23rd, 2011 by Joe Laing

Once again, Joe brings the 411 on the doings at last night’s game.

  • More stars in the house.  Scoonie Penn, Jamar Butler, Matt Sylvester, and Brian Hartline- Buckeye Nation!
  • Craft finished the game with no turnovers.  Quite the turnaround as he has been struggling some the last couple weeks, pressing a little too much.
  • Too add on to that point, the Buckeyes only had 3 TO’s as a team!
  • Brent Musberger on the sidelines calling the game.  I am sure he had some great lines during the game! I’ve heard he gave a shout out to the student section, and how the location change has given the Buckeyes a true home court advantage.
  • Thomas, boy the kid doesn’t see a shot that he doesn’t like.
  • Lighty came out of his slump to the tune of 13 straight points.
  • 5 different guys in double figures.  Always nice to see that!
  • Mark Titus is upset somewhere, as both Sibert and Smith had a chance to complete a Trillion last night and they both failed earning stats in different categories.  Was nice to see them on the court.
  • Speaking of those two I do know that the spirits are high and they realize that their time will come.
  • Only two more home games… come and make some noise!

tBBC Radio Hour with Jake McQuaide and Mark Titus

Written January 15th, 2011 by Eric

Yes, you read that right!

The new edition of the Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour includes Ohio State Football Longsnapper Jake McQuaid who joins me to discuss being a part of the Ohio State Football family, his thoughts on the Sugar Bowl, and his plans for the future. I’m also joined by Mark Titus, former walk-on for the Ohio State Basketball team and current blogger at Club Trillion. Titus and I discuss his thoughts on the current OSU Men’s basketball team, how they compare with the 2006-2007 version, along with several other topics.

Enjoy the show!

As usual, the show occurs after the break. If you’re interested in downloading the show instead, visit our Podomatic site.

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Shark Attack

Written June 22nd, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Quick “Congrats” to Ohio State’s own Mark Titus, recent draftee by the illustrious Harlem Globetrotters.

Mark “The Shark” Titus originally joined the Ohio State men’s basketball program as a team manager, but his shooting prowess (coach Thad Matta called him the best shooter on the team) soon earned him a spot on the Buckeyes’ playing roster. One of the top pure shooters in the state of Indiana during his high school career in his hometown of Brownsburg, the 6-4 guard joined the Buckeyes just prior to the start of their record-setting 2006-07 campaign. Titus also has plenty of experience in the entertainment aspect of being a Globetrotter, becoming a cult phenomenon via his popular “Club Trillion” blog and various YouTube videos.

Attaboy, Shark!