Opinion: Will Ohio State Ever Be A Basketball School? Does it Matter?

We are honored to introduce you to Mike Meals who is interested in becoming a writer for The Buckeye Battle Cry.  Follow Mike on Twitter (@mmeals) where he is bound to win you over with his fantastic Twitter game.  Please give Mike some feedback and let us know what you think.    The Oxford Dictionary defines pride as […]


OSUMBB: Andre Wesson is Buckeye

(Image courtesy Columbus Dispatch) In a bit more of good news for the Ohio State men’s basketball program, Thad received a Letter of Intent Wednesday from local (Westerville (OH) South) player Andre Wesson. Below is Dan Wallenberg’s (OSU Athletics Communication) announcement: COLUMBUS, Ohio-Andre Wesson, a 6-6, 190-pound forward from Westerville (Ohio) South High School, signed […]


OSUMBB: Back To The Future?

I see I got off the golf course in time to catch up on some recent changes involving the Ohio State men’s basketball program.  Two former Buckeye players/coaches are apparently returning to Columbus to assist Thad. In other news, OSUMBB received a commitment from a JUCO player at a position that was a bit thin. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  Assistant coach Jeff Boals of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates by cutting down a piece of the net following their 71-60 win against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the championship game of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jeff Boals to Leave Ohio State to Coach Stony Brook; Diebler to Vanderbilt

Former Ohio State assistant head coach Jeff Boals has finally landed the job opening that he feels is worth leaving Ohio State. After various reports throughout the day on Friday reported that the former Ohio grad was heading to Stony Brook to fill their head coaching vacancy, the school has made the announcement official. Boals […]


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 […]


Let’s talk Men’s Basketball

.. for a minute. Or two. (Thad knows what I’m talking about.) Ohio State men’s basketball just endured a season that certainly wasn’t the best of times, nor was it the worst of times. It was a season that, if we were sane and realistic with ourselves, was what we expected. Before I get into […]


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 […]


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 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 30: Kam Williams #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to dribble the ball past Anthony Clemmons #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Value City Arena on December 30, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

OSU MBB Wins Important Thriller vs. Iowa 68-64

Thad should be very happy. The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball team won an important game Sunday (Feb. 28th) at Value City Arena against the #8 Nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes are now 19-11 overall and 11-6 in Big Ten Play. From the opening 19:52 mark in the game with JaQuan Lyle’s steal and […]

IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 17:  Forward Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeye battles for a rebound with forward Aaron White #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first half on January 17, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

tBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Iowa

This coming Sunday (02/28/16) at Value City Arena the Ohio State University MBB meets up with the #8 team in the nation:  The Iowa Hawkeyes. It all begins at 4:00 p.m. and will be nationally televised on CBS. The Buckeyes are coming off a bad loss …. at the hands of the *ichigan State University […]


Making the List: Mel Nowell

This week for Making the List I have decided to go old school. There is a host of names in the Ohio State Buckeye history that we can address. Recently I brought up Jerry Lucas. Undoubtedly, Jerry was the man on that Championship team of 1960. But one player who has been sidelined behind the […]


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 […]

Campus Insiders: 5 Times ESPN Dropped The Ball On Michigan & Ohio State Fans

Michigan and Ohio State fans tuning in to watch the latest rivalry game got to check out something… interesting. ESPN chose to broadcast the entire game from the floor, and we found at least five instances where the out-of-the-box idea actually blocked the action altogether. (Let’s be honest, we could’ve found a lot more, but this video had to end at some point.)


Making the List: Herb Williams

It is Christmas Time. First and foremost allow me to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed season. I’ll get to New Year’s with you next week. For Making the List this week I labored over two names. I won’t say who the other one was – I’ll be getting to him […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19:  Trevor Thompson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with Marc Loving #2 after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during their game at the CBS Sports Classic at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State Over Kentucky and Beyond

(Thad liked what he saw on Saturday. So did we.) Well, well, well… The Buckeyes (6-5) moved above .500, again, with a somewhat unexpected (Vegas had Ohio State +10) win over #4 Kentucky. The 74-67 win extended OSU’s winning “streak” to 2 games. After the late November 4-game losing streak, Ohio State has now won 3 […]


MBB: Buckeyes Husk Huskies, 67-54

(Thad approves of his team’s performance) The Buckeyes  hosted the Huskies (Northern Illinois) Wednesday after staggering home from the Huskies (UConn) and came away with a 67-54 win. Aesthetically, this was not a pretty game, but the win was very welcome. Double-doubles by Jae’Sean Tate (17 pts, 10 rbs) and Kieta Bates-Diop (14, 10) powered the Buckeyes […]



(Thad should be smiling!) The Buckeyes rebounded on their 4-game skid by beating VMI 89-62 Saturday afternoon at VCA. In my preview I foresaw a Buckeyes victory – even quoting … “They will score a ton.” Is 89 a ton? I guess I have to say it is. I was thinking more of 90-plus, but at […]

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WBB: OSU Downs Texas A&M 95-80

While the Ohio State football team got most of the attention today, they weren’t the only Buckeye squad in action as the 11th ranked OSU women’s basketball team took on 10th ranked Texas A&M in the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. The Aggies entered the game 5-0 having already defeated #15 Duke and #16 California earlier in […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  JaeSean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action against the Maryland Terrapins on January 29, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

2015-2016 Men’s Basketball Player Profile: Jae’Sean Tate

The Ohio State men’s basketball season is right around the corner. The upstart Buckeyes will take on Walsh in exhibition play on November 8th. To help get you ready for tip-off, The Buckeye Battle Cry will be bringing you Player Previews leading up to the beginning of the season. Today, we profile sophomore Jae’Sean Tate. […]