It’s been an interesting start to the off-season to say the least. In Minny, athletic officials have found what they hope to be their diamond in the rough. The Pitino name will ring loud through the B1G in the upcoming seasons. The question is will he be audible to potential recruits when selling the program he adopted. It seems that Minnesota officials have somewhat landed on their feet, despite going into the coaching search without a true developed game plan.
Meanwhile, Northwestern had it’s ducks in a row before they told Bill Carmody his Princeton offense wasn’t welcome back to Chicagoland. Whether you like it or hate it, Chris Collins has been the plan of the future for quite some time.
And for incoming Rutgers, any future of success entering the B1G got ugly in a hurry. Now that they have wiped their slate clean, hopes of success — instead of embarrassment are a true possibility. The university now looks for it’s Scarlet Knight in shining armor to save the day.
Today’s inaugural notebook opens up with the latest in coaching changes in the Big Ten Conference.
[Ed Note: As you probably know, this is a topic that is high on my list of 'near-and-dear' concerns. This is also representative of the character of the people that are associated with Ohio State University and its facilities, in this case, 'The James'. The people recognized, below, are Champions and heroes.]
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) has announced the recipients of the 14th Annual Stefanie’s Champions awards who will be honored at the Stefanie’s Champions awards luncheon on April 10, 12:00pm, in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom of The Ohio Union. The Event chairperson is Chris Spielman and the Honorary Chairs are Urban Meyer and Shelley Meyer.
The 2013 Champion of Hope Award will also be presented to Shannon Peterson, of Upper Arlington, OH.
This is only the second time that the newly introduced Champion of Hope has been awarded. The Champion of Hope honors those who selflessly give their time, energy and commitment to help the cancer community while furthering the mission of the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James (www.spielmanfund.com).
Event tickets and reservations are available by going to go.osu.edu/ChampionsRegistration or by calling The OSUCCC – James Development Office, 614-293-3752.
Welcome to another episode of Musings. Nothing much profound this week, just some tidbits that caught my attention. Grab some joe, and let’s go.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. John Byrd, a nationally renowned leukemia specialist and researcher at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, received the Emil J Freireich Award for clinical cancer research earlier this month.
Congratulations to Dr. Byrd and his team at The James. Well done.
Basketball season is officially over. Depending on your perspective on how you look at the season’s overall content, this year was either a huge overachieving success or a flaming disaster. It’s Wednesday night, let’s rumble!
There really is no better word for the majority of Buckeye Nation’s overriding feeling on Saturday night after the final horn sounded. They were shocked, me included.
How could Wichita State seemingly blow the doors off of our beloved Buckeyes for the better part of 30 minutes and hang on to eliminate the West region’s number 2 seed? How could a Buckeye team that only two weeks ago in Chicago appeared to be finally hitting its stride look so terrible in a regional final with a trip to the Final Four on the line?
After a weekend filled with excitement and disappointment, it’s a bit of a quiet mood at tBBC headquarters. We like baseball, and know that OSU sports are amazing even if not the “got to be on television” variety, but I’d be lying if I didn’t confess that there’s a bit of a let down these days. Ah well… only two songs possible for today’s soundtrack. Onward.
Some weekend, eh? Grab your coffee and let’s get right to it.
A week that started out fairly well, then crashed and burned. In the NCAA’s, they’ve managed to dust Iowa State 78-75, Arizona 73-70 and then fell flat against Wichita State 66-70. I don’t have much to add to the fine recaps, above, however you can bet that after some musing on my part, I’ll have something to say next week. It seemed that Thad was pushing the right buttons and the team responded in the first two games. On Saturday, things were pretty disjointed. I’d hoped the 2nd half effort against Arizona would carry into the WSU game, but alas, no. Although the offense gott significant points from
senior junior DeShaun Thomas and LQR, that was it, unfortunately.
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We are about seven hours away from tip-off, but it is never too early to get ready for elite 8 basketball! The Buckeyes are in the final 8 for the second straight year, looking to advance to the final four. Let us begin the festivities this afternoon, by taking a look at the best links around the interwebs to get you ready for tonight’s West Region Final. First, we got to hook you up with some great tunes.
Of course, you can view Ken’s Game Preview to set up the day. Ken takes a look at both teams a bit more in depth before tip.
All right, here we go — We Rollin’
-Our friend Doug Lesmerises of The Plain Dealer breaks down the small lineup that we have been accustomed to seeing the last three games. Doug breaks down on how the coaching staff and players have adjusted to it and now are forcing teams to match up with them and not the other way around. It looks like we could see a lot of this lineup tonight. Lesmerises also talked to LaQuinton Ross after his dagger three, make sure you check that out. And all the great work from Los Angeles that he has posted to Cleveland.com.
School: Wichita State University
Location: Wichita, KS
School Type: Public
Student Population: 14,806 total, 11,763 undergrad
Stadium: Charles Koch Arena “The Roundhouse”
Head Coach: Gregg Marshall
Experience: 6th year