Rumblin' Stumblin'

Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin': Sparty No! Eve

I am excited for my opportunity tonight as I head to Cincinnati for an OHSAA playoff game. I know as an official that I work my tail off to get where I am and still have quite a ways to go too. I’ll have plenty of chances to improve tonight as my crew will be […]

Beckman Disbelief

Officially Speaking: Crying Illini?

Tim Beckman had a lot of reasons to be emotional last Saturday, but one moment in particular ended up costing his team. Our team of officials look at both the call in question and the penalty that resulted to help us understand what got under Coach Beckman’s collar.


Wednesday Night Rumble: This Is Why You Play

It was cold Saturday night in The Horseshoe, but it didn’t keep the Ohio State offense from heating up. The scarlet and grey, fueled by four turnovers, beat Illinois to the tune of 55-14 and set up a marquee, prime time battle this weekend in East Lansing against Michigan State. Let’s not waste anymore time, […]


tBBC Liveblog: IlliBuck Turtle! Turtle, turtle, turtle, turtle! Tim Beckman bring the Fightin’? Illini into the Shoe for a night game on a chilly November night. We’ll see if Reilly O’Toole can build on his success from the upset of Minnesota last week and if Ohio State will be able to solve some of the problems that […]


Across The Web: Illinois

We’re honored to be joined by a real live journalist from a real live newspaper- Matt Daniels from the Champaign News-Gazette was gracious enough to join us for a little Q&A. Be sure their Illini site a follow on twitter to stay in touch with another B1G Brother. It’s IlliBuck week! How excited is everyone […]

Never Too Early: 2014 Illinois Preview

When the schedule came out and Buckeyes fans saw the Illinois game at night, there was a collective gasp as memories of 2007 came back to their minds. Thankfully Ron Zook and Juice Williams won’t be making the trip this time. The Bucks will be playing their 4th B1G contest of the season as the […]

Buckeyes Improve to 22 Straight, Defeat Illinois 60-35

Playing in Urbana Champaign, the Buckeyes secured their record-tying 22nd straight win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. Playing a game that was a lot more competitive than anyone anticipated, the Buckeyes held off Illinois by a final of 60-35. Braxton Miller struggled a little today throwing the football, connecting on 13 of 29 passes for […]

tBBC Game Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0) visit the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-6, 0-5) for a 12-noon kickoff in Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL Saturday. Ohio State comes off a much needed bye week while Illinois stumbles into week ten after a 35-52 loss to Indiana. Ohio State has won 21 consecutive games under Urban […]

tBBC Radio Hour: Illinois Preview

There is nothing than returning to the podcast and ripping anything and everything to do with TTUN! On this week’s show, Joe and Clair have fun with the latest in Michigan failure — including Marie Sue Coleman’s Drunk Halftime speech, Ron English’s adjective to explain the type of football his former Eastern Michigan team plays, […]

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 […]

Are You Not Entertained? Illibuck

I’m pretty certain everyone was well entertained this week. Nothing like Illinois to cure what ails you! Janelle 4 Quarters of Offense.We scored with 4 minutes left in the first quarter. I feel like this isn’t quite “early” enough, nor “often” enough for your taste. Defense…more, please. It was a pretty solid effort from the […]

Buckeyes Blow Out Illini, 52-22

Ohio State finally did to a bad opponent what it should. The Buckeyes have seemed to play up or down to their level of competition this season, but not today as OSU downed Illinois, 52-22. Illinois (2-7, 0-4) is a bad team. But, you still have to be encouraged by some things you saw today. […]

BBN LiveBlog: Illinois

Ohio State welcomes the Illinois Fighting Illini into Columbus today for the first of three games leading into the end of the season. While you wait, check out the great members of the BBN: Our Honor Defend, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Buckeye Empire, Silver Bullet, The Buckeye Blog, Unscripted Ohio, and Fox Sports […]

What do you Want to see on Saturday? Illibuck Style

Janelle 4 Quarters of Offense.Last week was better, but still not good enough. I want to score early and often. Defense…more, please. The defense played a pretty good game last week. Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? XBrax360. Illinois is awful. This should be a week for Braxton to put up some […]

Are you not Entertained? Toledo Edition

Well, that game was more than a little interesting. It’ll be hard to gauge this team over the next week, and I’m certain many are going to be expecting bad things in Coral Gables. Let’s see what the staff wanted to see again, and how much of it actually came to be. Malibuckeye – More […]

tBBC Postgame Show: Toledo

Eric and Mali at the BBC welcome Michael at Our Honor Defend back for another postgame show.  The three breakdown the entire 27-22 battle between the Ohio State Buckeyes and their in-state brethren to the north, the Toledo Rockets.  In particular, they talk about the excellence in the secondary for both teams, all of the […]

Ohio State Struggles With Toledo, wins 27-22

The Buckeyes faced off with the Toledo Rockets in Ohio Stadium on a day with drastically more beautiful weather than last week.  Ohio State found themselves in a huge fight with Toledo that was tight until the end.  The Buckeyes were finally able to secure the 27-22 victory when Toledo QB Terrance Owens threw an […]

Toledo LiveBlog

Welcome to today’s LiveBlog! The Buckeyes take on former Buckeye DB coach Tim Beckman and his Toledo Rockets today. As usual, we will be here to chat about it with good friends Men of the Scarlet and Gray, Our Honor Defend, and Fox Sports Ohio. In case you missed some of our coverage this week, […]

Across The Web: Toledo Rockets

For the third straight year, we here at tBBC are excited to bring you a little give and take with other bloggers across the Ohio State schedule. In addition to guarding the border against invading scum, the guys at LetsGoRockets do an amazing job at covering both Toledo and MAC sports… huge thanks to JPH […]

What do you Want to see on Saturday? Toledo Edition

Now that we’ve had a chance to read and digest Jim’s game preview for the Toledo match-up, the BBC writers have come up with this week’s list of things they want to see. Malibuckeye – More of the same. Ohio State started out well against the Zips, but the Rockets will be more of a […]