ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 22:  Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks with Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena on February 22, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Ohio State 64-57. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: Big Ten Tournament Preview with Ken Kohl

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back to talk about the end of the regular season for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Big Ten Basketball Tournament, which gets under way today.

To do so, I welcome back my good friend and fellow Buckeye Battle Cry editor Ken Kohl to wrap up the season and preview what you can expect during the conference tournament.

Ken and I hand out our first (hopefully not last annual) end of the season awards.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We also discuss the tough loss to Wisconsin and what to expect to see from Thad Matta lineup wise from this point forward and if they can get through the likes of Michigan State and Maryland on a run to the finals.

We also talk about the likes of a Northwestern/Indiana winner upsetting Maryland and if anyone besides Iowa, Purdue, or Wisconsin can advance to the finals from the top of the bracket.

We also touch on so much more in regards to the Tournament and what to expect.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 16:  Jon Crispin #5 of the UCLA Bruins is defended by Kyle Dodd #3 of the Arizona State Sun Devils during their NCAA game on January 16, 2003 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Arizona State defeated UCLA 75-64.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: ESPN’s Jon Crispin

There is nobody that enjoys talking college basketball in late February than The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. Yesterday, we talked Ohio State basketball with tBBC Editor Ken Kohl.

Today, we bring you another great roundball discussion about ESPN and BTN College Basketball Analyst Jon Crispin.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

Crispin, who has called a ton of basketball games this season for ESPN and BTN, stopped by to talk about the gut check time of the season, when teams either play their way in or out of the post season.

Some of the Topics we discussed include:

  • The recent VCU/Richmond game that he broadcasted on Wednesday and the double overtime ending where fouling late in the game played a factor.
  • The coaching, player and competitive parity of the Atlantic 10 conference and just how good some of the teams in the league really are.
  • Who the Best Player Jon has seen play this season.
  • Is there a matchup that could put some fear into Kentucky’s dream of a National title.
  • Where Gonzaga sits in the discussion of potential Number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
  • How the B1G is the most competitive conference in the country.
  • The latest talks of the B1G discussing freshman ineligibility.

And Crispin Basketball, the program that he and his brother have built up to help better the game of college basketball.

Plus, so much more.

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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)

TBBC Radio Hour: Talkin’ OSU Hoops with Ken Kohl

The Radio Hour is back after a two week hiatus! tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are wrapping up the season on the hardwood as we head into March and it hasn’t been pretty.

The Buckeyes have lost three of their last five games and have struggled down the stretch to find any type of consistency.

Fellow tBBC editor Ken Kohl and I break down the latest from the court and within the OSU hoops program.

Topics of discussion include:

  • The continuous struggle of the Buckeyes in the post and around the rim.
  • The changing of the rotation and starting lineup by Thad Matta.
  • How the young talent has developed quickly during the second half of the season.
  • Who is going to step up as a secondary scoring option for the Buckeyes?
  • Ohio State’s slow start against Michigan and slow starts in general.
  • Thad Matta’s legacy at Ohio State
  • If he can pass Fred Taylor as Ohio State’s All-Time wins leader this season.
  • The latest ineligibility talk and our opinions on it.

Plus, so much more.

As always, thanks for listening to The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. You can find us on iTunes, where we are always excited to hear your comments and feedback on the show. Feel free to rate and subscribe the show.

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ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after making a three-pointer in the second half while taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Basketball Mid-Season with Andy Coppens

tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunesThe Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back this week to talk about B1G Basketball. It’s been a strange season, and joining us to help break it down is our pal Andy Coppens from Talking 10.

Andy and I talk how the league has changed over the last three years and how despite the B1G being down, it’s good that there are four or five freshman that are really talented to help this league grow.

We also break down the latest hoops action and how Wisconsin continues to roll in conference play.  Frank Kaminsky is a candidate for Player of the Year and is well deserving, but Andy believes he should be in talks for National Player of the Year.

Finally, we break down the importance of tonight’s match up with Maryland and Ohio State and how many teams from the B1G will make it to the dance in March.

That and so much more on this episode of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour

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Thanks for listening!  Go Buckeyes!

during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

tBBC Radio Hour: Post Championship Talk with Ben Axelrod

It might have been over a week ago that the Ohio State Buckeyes shocked the college football world by capturing the first championship in the college football playoff era.

That doesn’t mean that there is nothing to talk!tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

This week on the Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour, we welcome Ben Axelrod to the show to break down the latest happenings surrounding the Ohio State football program.

You can find Ben’s coverage of Ohio State football at Bleacher Report, where he serves as the Ohio State lead writer. You can also hear him on the airwaves in Columbus on 99.5 The Game.

Ben and I discussed a ton of topics swirling around campus, including but not limited to

  • Cardale Jones’ decision to return to Ohio State and how it impacts the program
  • How the perception of Urban Meyer is different since his last championship.
  • Could Braxton Miller switch positions? Ben thinks it’s more likely than the former B1G offensive player of the year transferring to a different school
  • Is Ezekiel Elliot a front runner for the 2015 Heisman Trophy? We also discuss if there has been a running back that has improved as drastically as EZE did throughout his sophomore campaign.
  • Ed Warinner is heralded by Buckeye Nation for what he’s done with Ohio State’s offensive line over the last two seasons. Yet the question still has to be raised. Can put together an effective offensive gameplan.
  • Ben and Joe also discuss where the Buckeye coaching staff ranks in the national spectrum and how well of a job assistants have done improving players.

Ben wraps up the show by discussing what players from this year’s championship squad would make great wrestlers.

And one coach who obviously should be a manager under the Vince umbrella.

Speaking of the show, I’d like to remind you that you can always find us on iTunes! Soon, you’ll also be able to find us on Buckeye Sports Radio. Feel free to rate our show on iTunes and also leave a comment!

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Thanks for listening and as always, GO BUCKEYES!!


tBBC Radio Hour: Former Buckeye Defensive Back Marlon Kerner

What is up Buckeye Nation? Welcome back to another edition of tBBC Radio Hour.

This week, Mike Doty and Joe Dexter are joined by a very special guest of Buckeye past, as former Ohio State defensive back Marlon Kerner swings by to share his great story.

Kerner, who was part of the Ohio State commitment class of 1991, played a major role for head coach John Cooper’s Buckeyes.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

A quarterback at Brookhaven High School, Kerner committed to Ohio State at defensive back, despite never playing the position at the high school level.

The 3rd round selection of the Buffalo Bills in 1994 shared a ton with us about his football career and the guys he played with.

Kerner told Doty and Dexter about his upbringing and the recruiting process that ended in his commitment to Ohio State.

He also tells us:

  • Who the fastest, strongest and funniest Buckeyes he ever played with were.
  • His experience with John Cooper and where he ranks him among Buckeye coaches
  • How fellow class of 91 DB Walter Taylor could of been the best pro of his Buckeye tenure, but how he gave up fame for family.
  • What it was like playing alongside so many great Buckeyes.
  • His NFL debut against John Elway and the great Bills players that were his teammates.
  • How he feels about the current NCAA Playoff system
  • His special teams plays and interception in 1993 that nearly propelled the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl

And SO much more.

Thanks again to Marlon Kerner for swinging by, It was a pleasure talking to him.

As always, you can find our show on iTunes. Feel free to rate our show on iTunes and also leave a comment!

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Thanks again for listening and as always, GO BUCKEYES!





tBBC Radio Hour: OSU Hoops Legend Kelvin Ransey

It’s not very often that you find yourself talking to a legend.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We’re joined this week by former Ohio State point guard Kelvin Ransey, who has played with and against some of the best basketball players in college and pro basketball history.

Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Kevin McHale just begin the list of players that the former Macomber High School product has played against.

Yet the true story of the Toledo product isn’t just about who was on the court with him.

Plain and simplyHe might be one of the most underrated player in Buckeye history.

The floor general that Eldon Miller put his trust in from day one is 2nd all-time in field goals made at Ohio State.

His name appears fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list.

More importantly, Ransey was a key cog in putting Buckeye basketball back on the map.

We’re so glad to be able to share the story of the 4th overall pick in the 1980 NBA Draft.

After six seasons in the Association, Kelvin Ransey left on his own terms.  And now for 29 years, instead of assisting his teammates on the court, he’s delivering the word of god.

With the lord as his head coach, Ransey has learned that not only is he a floor general on the court.

He’s a point guard for the congregation and community.

Thanks for listening and as always you can find the show on iTunes. Clair and I will be back tomorrow to prepare you for Penn State and Ohio State on Saturday.

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As always, Go Bucks!






tBBC Radio Hour: Purdue Preview

Joe and Clair are back with another Radio Hour! This week we get ready for a Purdue team that has really struggled on the field and to entertain college football fans. This and Halloween is the reason I say we talk about 1,000 different things other than this lowly Purdue team. Topics of choice include […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Penn State Preview

Clair and Joe are back to talk picking off passes and turning them into six point! It’s another week and the gang has yet another jam packed show for you as Ohio State looks to move their winning streak to 20 straight games on Saturday night against Penn State University. The Nittany Lions are coming […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Iowa Preview

What is Up Buckeye Nation? Another edition of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is here as we get prepared for a Hawkeye invasion in Columbus this Saturday. Clair and Joe are back breaking down the latest in College Football, Buckeye News and this week’s opponent. The Hawkeyes head into Columbus young and hungry — […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Northwestern Preview

Welcome back, the Radio Hour is back and rejuvenated thanks to a beat down of them stinkin’ Badgers last week! After such a great win, Urban Meyer’s squad get’s ready for the first trap game of the season against a very talented Northwestern squad. Speaking of talent — tBBC Radio Hour’s true talent, Clair Crawford […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Cal Preview

On Episode number 50 of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour, Joe and Clair break down the good, bad, and ugly from San Diego State last week. Including the performance of Kenny Guiton as well as the running backs and skill players. We also broke down Eminem’s awkward appearance with Brent and Kirk in the […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Buffalo Preview

The Season is here and The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back to working full-time! This week, Clair and I talk 2013 expectations, what we are hoping to see on Saturday. You can tell, there is a bit of giddiness in the air, as we break down position by position what we should see […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Bill Connelly

The college football season is less than two weeks away, and helping us get pumped up for the season is Bill Connelly of SB Nation. Bill recently published his first book, Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Stories. Connelly breaks down his new book, the state of college football, the nuances of the best […]

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Media Days Quick Hits

Welcome back to a shortened addition of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour! Today, we are joined with The B1G Time’s Andy Coppens who is down in Chicago for this year’s Media Days. Andy and I break down the highlights from yesterday, Jim Delany’s diatribe, Tim Beckman’s acquired taste for the Microphone(literally), The winners and […]