WBB Preview: Ohio State vs Notre Dame

(Photo Courtesy of The Lantern) The #11 Ohio State women’s basketball doesn’t have much time to celebrate their take-down of ranked Texas A&M 95-80. After losing their first two games to the two top-rated teams in the nation, the Buckeyes have strung together 4 impressive wins to move their record. Next up is the Big […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 10: P.J. Walker #11 of the Temple Owls throws a pass in the game against the Tulane Green Wave on October 10, 2015 atLincoln Financial field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

What Do You Want To See? Idle Week

This is my Saturday to get caught up on chores around the house since there is no OSU game and Notre Dame doesn’t play until the evening. But here at tBBC we are never idle. So while OSU takes a break, we bring you a national edition of the often-duplicated, but never imitated What Do […]

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Pick ‘Em Whatever Week This Is: Just Shoot Me

I’m glad there are only two more weeks left. This year’s Pick ‘Em has been humbling. I stink at picking games in 2014. Of course, the teams aren’t helping me out so there’s that. In recapping last week’s wonderful display of foresight, Ken went 6-1, missing only ND over Northwestern. I followed with a 3-3 […]


The Week That Were: 11.15.14

Melvin Gordon. Melvin. Gordon. Mel. Gordo. Look, given my marital responsibilities, that’s really all I’m comfortable saying about the Wisconsin running back’s record day three quarters against Nebraska’s “Black shirt” defense in the B1G West Game of the Week. The senior (thank God) tailback’s NCAA record 408 yards were more than enough to bump the […]


The Week That Were: 11.8.14

It’s Monday, but it’s never too early to remember those who paid the price for our freedoms. They say that November is when you play for championships. That’s certainly the case when your media partner hypes your conference in such a way that your matchups in November will all be among ranked teams, right? But […]


The Week That Were: 11.1.14

Today’s soundtrack is inspired by the weather, both in Columbus and out here on the west coast… November is when Champions are made. And that starts on day one, it seems. Actually, check that- the defending champs were able to rebound from a shaky start against the Papa John’s and continue their undefeated streak. For […]

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Officially Speaking: Notre Shame

Our latest look around the world of college officiating takes a gander at Saturday’s tilt between the Fighting Irish and the Syracuse orange. Let’s take a look at the play in question: WVaBuckeye- First things first. What were the TWO backfield officials, typically your best rules guys, doing killing the play? The referee has […]

Officially Speaking: Week Two

As you may remember, we’re checking in regularly with our favorite college and high school officials, giving them a chance to help us understand a recent on-field event. Today, we “target” a play from last week’s Michigan/Notre Dame tilt. OK Buckeye: Welcome to another week and for a review of a play type that has […]


The Week That Were: 9.6.14

Healing starts with honesty, so here’s your look back at all of the games from the second weekend in the college football season. As always, we provide a soundtrack- remember, we’ve got each other. What if I told you… What if I told you that three top teams from the same conference lost? What if […]

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Ohio State Takes Fight Out Of Irish, 64-61

Ohio State (11-0) and Notre Dame (8-3) squared off this evening in the Gotham Classic played in, well, NYC. The preview to the game is here; the recap is below. Ohio State overcame a cold 2nd half of shooting (10 – 29 ) 34% to pull out a last second thriller against the Irish of […]

BBN Basketball Liveblog: Notre Dame

The Buckeyes and Fighting Irish are set to square off in New York in the finale of the Gotham City Classic. The game is set to tip at 7:30 pm eastern time. Stop by and chat with all of your favorite Buckeye bloggers and friends! Go Bucks!

Pregame Glance MBB: Ohio State vs Notre Dame

The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0) continue action in the Gotham Classic on Saturday evening by meeting Notre Dame for an evening game (7:30 PM EST, ESPN2 ) in Gotham City. The Buckeyes, after disposing of the Fightin’ Blue Hens on Wednesday, line up against the Fighting Irish. A lot of combativeness going on this […]

The Week That Were: 11.09.13

Today’s soundtrack thanks our Veterans for all that they’ve done… Ok, class… time for a quiz.  What did we learn this week? We learned that the template for beating Oregon has not changed. Control the ball and the clock with power running, Don’t turn the ball over, Take advantage of turnovers, and Hold on for […]

The Week That Were: 09.21.13

Monday’s menagerie of thoughts and wonderings on Saturday’s shenanigans comes with music. It was an “ugly” weekend, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t make a silk purse out of it all. Before we dive into the scores, it’s important to remember how trivial college athletics is in the big picture of things. Unfortunately, this […]

The Week That Were: 9.7.13

Given the rain delay in the BYU /UT game this week and the deluge of rushing that befell the Longhorns after kickoff, there’s only one option for this week’s soundtrack. See, this is why there should be no polls before the first weekend in October. Once again, we see a number of teams that got […]

The Week That Were: 8.31.13

For those unfamiliar with this feature, consider it your cheat sheet for the conversations around the grill on Labor Day. As always, these come with a melodic interlude to play gently in the background during your perusal… because you’re that important to me. It was the best of times, it was the… well… best of […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 14

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 14, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Notre Dame in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl on January 1st, 2006, 34-20. This game matched up Big Game Girth Charlie Weiss against the plodding, we’ll-get-there-eventually Buckeyes under Jim Tressel. Ohio State managed to plod their way to 617 total yards. Quite a […]

Silver Bullet Points To Gold

While camp is in session over at the WHAC, it’s important to remember that in 1936 another Buckeye was rocking the world this week. By this time that year, Jesse Owens had already won three of his four gold medals in the 100 and 200m, as well as the long jump; the fourth would come […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 71

With 71 days left until the season, it’s time to celebrate a 71 point game. I wonder which we should choose… Well duh. By the 1980’s Ohio State and Notre Dame, two of the best historical football programs in the country, had only faced off twice in history. Both of those games, played in 1935 […]