PGA Championship: It’s a G’Day, Mate

This past weekend, the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) held it’s (97th) annual event to determine the professional golf champion, with the award being the Wanamaker Trophy. Chronologically, the PGA Championship in the 4th, and last, major tournament of each year. The PGA Championship probably doesn’t have the panache of the other majors (Masters, […]

CPD: Kosta Karageorge’s Body Found

Kosta-Karageorge-1The Columbus police department has just announced that the body of Ohio State football and wrestling student athlete Kosta Karageorge has been found near his apartment off campus.

Karageorge has been missing since approximately 2 AM on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving; the University and the Athletic Department were instrumental in getting the word out regarding the search for him.

Karageorge had been a part of the wrestling team for several years, and was a walk-on defensive lineman this season for the Buckeyes.

Officers on the scene indicated that the initial cause of death seems to have been from a self- inflicted gunshot wound; a firearm was also discovered at the scene. The body was discovered today in a dumpster behind a Kroger near his apartment. The investigation is ongoing.

Text messages sent to family from Kosta indicated that he might have been experiencing issues following a concussion; the university has not commented in any way other than to say that all student athletes undergo a rigorous protocol before being allowed to return to participation with the team.

Family and friends also speculated that there were other circumstances involved in his decision to go for a walk on the night in question, but again no additional information is forthcoming.

As we keep the Karageorge family and his friends at Ohio State in our prayers, we’ll also keep you updated regarding any way that Ohio State fans can express their condolences.

The University’s Athletic Department released the following statement-

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics was shocked and saddened to learn today of the death of student-athlete Kosta Karageorge, a senior from Columbus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karageorge family, and those who knew him, during this most difficult time.

More information as it becomes available.


Weekend Wonderings: The James and Your Viewing Pleasure

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. The Buckeyes are hitting some sort of stride as they begin Conference play next week. For our part, we’ll have a couple updates on The James, comment on some very miscellaneous non-related events and wrap it up with a song in our hearts. To get us in the […]

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Across The Web: Kent State

It’s great when the Buckeyes play “in state” schools… feels like a family reunion of sorts. This week’s discussion of Ohio State’s Saturday foe is with our brother from another mother Taylor Rosen, the Kent State University football beat reporter. You can check him out in the Daily Kent Stater and on as well. […]


Buckeyes Care Day on Saturday

OK, so the Buckeyes try to get above .500 on Saturday. It should be a great game to attend and cheer on the Good Guys. Here’s another great reason to attend the game, and arrive early while you’re at it. Ohio State student-athletes, coaches and pillar partners are making an impact in central Ohio and […]

Weekend Wonderings

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings.  Here we are, the last weekend in July. As usual, we’ll be joined by our permanent musical accompaniment.  We’re going to have something about The James, immature professional athletes (I know..) and something from Boston. Grab whatever beverage(s) that you prefer and let’s proceed. By the time […]

Champions Deserve Silver Bullet Points

With our lead story today being what it is, of course there’ll be the obvious tie-ins for the soundtrack of today’s SBP.  If 70’s rock ain’t your thing… here’s some 80’s pop and some country instead. Buckeye 411 Pucker Up- Oh man, oh man, oh man… Kenny G is coming to LA! Sure it’s a […]

It's All Academic: How Would You Pay It Forward?

The concept of ‘pay it forward’ is something that is very familiar to Ohio State fans thanks to people like Woody Hayes. For most of us, paying it forward takes the form of donations, in the form of time, money, goods, or a combination of these, to various causes and groups that are important to […]

Weekend Wonderings: Thanksgiving Edition

Welcome to this week’s Thanksgiving edition of Weekend Wonderings. Grab a drumstick, some pumpkin pie and let’s wallow forward.. The James/Wexner, Cleveland Clinic We have a couple items this week. Let’s start with a little fund-raising, “A Christmas to Cure Cancer”. The Gala is December 6th.   This is a nice Christmas present. Here we […]

Weekend Wonderings: Pre-Holiday Edition

Welcome to this week’s latest edition of Weekend Wonderings. Take a minute, grab a beverage and let’s proceed. Based on my commentary, we are indeed going through the looking glass this week. We have a couple news items from The James/Wexner, my thoughts on Ohio State’s BCS status, and an ode to Autumn. The James/Wexner […]

tBBC Fans Interact: SDSU

Week two of tBBC Fans Interact, and what a difference a week makes! It appears the Buckeyes will have many choices for their picks each week and the ” ‘ol right hander” made it real easy for most. Huge shout-out and thank you to Roy Hall for being our special guest this week. One of my […]


  Here’s an event that I want to bring to your attention, The Ridiculous Extreme Suburban Excursion event RESE for short, is scheduled for Saturday morning, August 31st   at 10:00 am. It’s the equivalent of a Warrior Race / Mud Run.  If you’re in shape, or even think you’re in shape, this could be an […]

Saturday Night at The Movies (for a good cause)

I just received this “Media Advisory” from my friend at The James.  Movie nights to support a great cause. And, check out the locations; it’s an athletic site tour de force. The weather forecast for Columbus looks great for Saturday, so this series of events is not to be missed. **** COLUMBUS, Ohio – The […]

Silver Bullets Point To Hope

Continued thoughts and prayers to our friends in Cowboy and Sooner land… soundtrack should be obvious for today. Buckeye 411 Watchful Eye- Monday saw a couple more “watch lists” for post-season accolades. Corey Linsley is on the Rimington list; an award first won by Buckeye great LeCharles Bentley. Juniors Ryan Shazier and Bradly Roby are […]

Passing Along Some Silver Bullet Points

It’s not summer yet, no matter how many days of 90+ degree weather that we have in Los Angeles… but the summer blockbuster season is upon us. With that in mind, let’s revisit an SBP favorite for this week’s soundtrack. Buckeye 411 Brick Wall Not Included- which is too bad, because you’re going to want […]

Monday Musings: Birthday Edition

Another Monday, another week. Grab your coffee and let’s get right to it. Before we begin, I want to wish a (some posthumously)  happy birthday to: Ralph Abernathy (civil rights) Vannevar Bush (analog computer, Manhattan Project) Helmuth JG von Moltke (Nazi resistance) Rupert Murdoch (media mogul) Lawrence Welk (band leader) Shawn Springs (Buckeye) I’m sure there are others, but […]

DRIVEN Food Outreach: 100,000 Blessings

How many people does it take to pull off a miracle? It’s kind of a trick question, since ‘miracles’ usually imply divine intervention but the amazing truth is that many inspired and faithful people are looking to find ways to create daily miracles for those who live near the heart of Ohio. What follows the […]

DRIVEN Flag Football Game Benefits Spielman Fund

This past Saturday at Thomas Worthington High School in Columbus, The DRIVEN Foundation hosted it’s Flag Football game featuring former Buckeyes and benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund. Several former Buckeyes were participating as well as others representing The Columbus Christian Center Church who also sponsored the event. The weather may have put a damper on the attendance, […]

Paying It Forward: Marrow Donation

Earlier this week, we talked about the importance of getting more involved in issues than only giving financially– “Paying It Forward” in ways that only Buckeye Nation can do. This morning, I got an email from a long time reader and friend regarding a way for folks to help out with something impacting his family. […]