2nd Thoughts: OSU vs MSU III

Frankly, I think that Thad deserves a hand this season. It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of ‘2nd Thoughts’ articles with a “MSU beats OSU” theme lately. Thankfully, this is the last one for this season. Friday night’s Michigan State win, 81-54 again highlighted the capabilities difference between these two teams this season. […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: OSU vs MSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) This will be, necessarily, short. Having dispatched of Penn State, Ohio State (20-12, 12-7) plays Michigan State (26-16, 13-5) in the, I guess, 2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney. Here’s how the first game went, a 81-62 Spartan win on February 23rd. Here’s how the next game went, […]


2nd Thoughts: Buckeyes – Spartans

(Image courtesy Yes, Denzel is pretty good, isn’t he? The Buckeyes (18-11, 10-6) had a valiant first half, but eventually were bombed into submission by an unworldly 3-pt efficiency by the Spartans (23-5, 10-5). Michigan State held a narrow halftime lead, 36-31, but overpowered Ohio State with 45 second-half points. Spartan guard Bryn Forbes […]


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 […]


tBBC Liveblog: Michigan State “Like two sledgehammers”. The game that’s been circled on calendars in both states since December of last year. The Spartans, home after a week to prepare, are at 7-1 and undefeated in the conference. Ohio State, after blowing out Illinois but struggling on the road in Happy Valley, are also 7-1 and undefeated in […]


What Do You Want To See On Saturday ? Sparty

It’s finally here. THE week. If the Buckeyes are to make a push for the first FBS college football playoff, a win over Sparty is a must. No ifs, ands or buts. Gotta win. The offense has improved since the loss to VaTech. The defense is among the best in the country. Can both sides […]


The Bucks, Sparty, And A Conference Title That Should Matter

As we get ready for November 8, here’s another great piece by our partners at The Student Section. It’s a Big Ten “playoff for the playoff” this weekend in East Lansing, which I guess is the way this whole playoff thing was supposed to make us feel (what with its devaluing of the regular season […]

BBN Basketball Liveblog: Michigan State Part 2

The Buckeyes play their last regular season game of the year today, taking on the Michigan State Spartans in Columbus. This is the second meeting between the two teams, the first having ended in a Spartan victory in overtime in East Lansing. The game is scheduled for 4:30 PM Eastern Time on CBS. Don’t forget […]

Buckeye Fall To Spartans Despite Furious Comeback Attempt

Comeback kids? Cardiac kids? For most of the second half they were dead in the water. Fans were already looking forward to Sunday’s game against Iowa. But somehow, the Ohio State Buckeyes almost found a way. Almost. Overcoming a 17-point deficit with seven minutes left, the Buckeyes forced overtime and nearly pulled off a stunning win […]

BBN Basketball Liveblog: Michigan State

The Buckeye Shooty Hoopers get their toughest test of the season tonight playing in the frozen arctic tundra of East Lansing, MI. OSU will have their hands full with a very talented and game Sparty team. Come join us as we chat away the battle of the heavyweights, tipping off at 9pm tonight on ESPN! […]

Pregame Glance MBB: Michigan State University

The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0) dusted off Nebraska on Saturday, but have a much tougher opponent on Tuesday. The team plays#5 Michigan State University (13-1, 2-0) at the Breslin Center, tipping off at 9:00 PM EST. Here’s their Profile School: Michigan State University Location: East Lansing, MI Founded: 1855 Student Population: 37,454 School […]

Wednesday Night Rumble: We Will Endure

We have a lot to discuss. No sense in wasting time with a long introduction, let’s get right down to it. It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble! Big Ten Championship game I’m sitting here putting this together and still can’t belive the Buckeyes lost and the way in which it happened. I knew the Spartan defense was […]

Michigan State Secure 34-24 Upset Over Ohio State

The Buckeyes and Spartans met in a head to head clash for the Big Ten Championship. In a battle that swung back and forth all night, the Spartans got the upper hand on the Buckeyes, securing the first B1G Championship for the Legends division with the 34-24 win. Braxton Miller was ok today against the […]

BBN Basketball and Football Liveblog

We’ve got a double header coming up for Buckeye Nation! First up are the OSU Shooty Hoopers, who are set to take on Central Connecticut at 4:30 PM Eastern Time on the Big Ten Network. Following that game (and a quick dinner) the Buckeyes will face the Michigan State Spartans in the B1G Championship Game. […]

What Do You Want To See On Saturday? B1G Championship

Well we move on from THE game to the B1G game.  Let’s see what our staff has in store for us this week: Ken Offense – Mistake-free (turnovers/penalties) game. MSU brings as good a defense as you’ll find; points will be hard to come by. Offense (again) – An efficient passing day from Brax & his receivers. […]

Ohio State News And Notes: Silver Bullet Points 12.3.13

And The Chase Continues… Sparty in his Sights-Urban Meyer was very business like in his weekly press conference on Monday. Not wanting to give a flea’s breath of a doubt that his team was focused only on the Big Ten Championship Game ahead, Meyer brushed aside any questions regarding Auburn, the BCS or a possible […]

Ohio State Advances to Championship Game, Defeats MSU 61-58

The Buckeyes and Spartans faced off in a rubber match in the semi-finals of the Big Ten Tournament to decide who would face Wisconsin for the Championship. Ohio State pulled away at the end to win 61-58 after a hard fought battle for both teams. Aaron Craft led all scorers with 20 points, and was […]

BBN B1G Tournament LiveBlog: Michigan State

OSU and MSU are meeting up for the rubber match in the B1G Tournament Semifinals today. This is also a rematch of sorts of last year’s B1G Tournament Championship game that ended up going MSU’s way – the only B1G tournament loss OSU has suffered since before the 2010 season. Join us and The Buckeye […]

Ohio State Upends Spartans 68-60 In Columbus

The Spartans and Buckeyes played yet another late season game for the ages. Despite not coming down to a last second shot, the Buckeyes still needed to hold on late to secure the 68-60 victory. Aaron Craft put down 21 points and 6 assists, DeShaun Thomas dropped 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Evan Ravenel […]