After Wednesday night’s results, things looked pretty grim for the entire conference. Just three of the 12 teams possessed winning records in conference play.
Neither Ohio State nor Wisconsin qualify for that standard. Amazingly, both teams were #3 in the country at some point, and were undefeated in their first 15 games. Now, both teams lost to league “bottom dwellers” at home on Wednesday night. They are 1-1 over their last two games, and 1-4 over their last 5.
The slap-fight is scheduled to start at Noon on ESPN. Make sure to stop by and commiserate with all of your favorite Buckeye bloggers and friends. Go Bucks!… [Read More]
The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-10, 4-4) trek to the challenging environment of The Kohl Center to square off against the Wisconsin Badgers (9-11, 2-6) a day after the men’s team made the same trip. The Buckeyes are coming off a blistering of Illinois 90-64 while the Badgers lost a close game to the Spartans 71-67.
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As we arrived in Columbus, the anticipation for kickoff was almost unbearable and we were a mere five hours away. It’s become a yearly ritual that a group of us attend the Ohio State/Wisconsin game every year and we were all giddy with excitement to reunite once again for this rivalry.
After a little tailgating and shopping, we made our way over to the skull session but watched from the entrance where the band and the team would enter in St John’s arena. I met the mom of a bass drummer who was participating in his first ramp entrance that evening. It’s stories like this that adds to the mystique of going to games in Columbus. As Urban Meyer and daughter Nikki entered through the old doors of the aging arena, a tall dark figure appeared behind them and it clicked, it was none other than two-time NBA champion LeBron … [Read More]
|UPDATE: According to Coach Meyer, Senior Captain Christian Bryant has broken his ankle on the next to last play of the game, and will require surgery. It is likely that his Ohio State career is now finished. More information as it becomes available.|
As has been typical for these teams in recent years, the Buckeyes and Badgers met on the gridiron in a memorable fight. The Badgers struggled to keep up with the OSU offensive attack, falling 31-24 in a vaguely field-position game. Braxton Miller came back from his injury and put together a solid game throwing the football, hitting 17/25 for 198 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also added 83 yards on 22 carries. Joel Stave responded with an excellent day 20/34 for 295 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception.
On the ground, the Buckeye running corps was led by … [Read More]
The Buckeyes are taking on the Badgers today in Ohio Stadium. The game is scheduled for 8:00 pm Primetime on ABC.
Come join your favorite Buckeye bloggers for a livechat officially starting 30 minutes before gametime. Feel free to stop by earlier and see who’s around watching College Football all day!
Go Bucks!… [Read More]
AtW returns to the interwebs with a give-and-take from our buddies over at Madtown Badgers. Go check ‘em out.
The Buckeye Battle Cry: Let’s start with your running game; James White and Melvin Gordon are joined by freshman Corey Clement. These lads are averaging 8 yards per carry. How do they do it?
Madtown Badgers: They do it by being really good, that’s how.
No, seriously, they’ve done it by having confidence in the offensive line, which has been producing huge holes and by hitting long gainers all. Each of Gordon, White and Clement have had over a 50 yard touchdown run this season.
The other part of it is that all three backs do something a bit different. James White is more of the between the tackles type, while Gordon can do that and burn you off the edge and Corey Clement can do both … [Read More]
And now, things get B1G
In today’s edition, we celebrate number 19 and love every minute of it by reliving Ohio State’s 19-14 win at Wisconsin in 2002.
The win, OSU’s 8th straight, inched the Buckeyes closer to a Big 10 title and a berth in the BCS Natonal Championship game.
In typical Tressel Ball fashion, OSU, which trailed 14-13 at halftime, used an opportunistic offense and defense to seal the deal in Madison.
Michael Jenkins kept a drive alive with a 45-yard catch on a big 3rd and 7 early in the fourth and Chris Gamble picked off a pass in the end zone on Wisconsin’s next drive to help the good guys notch their 50th win against the Badgers.
Freshman Maurice Clarett ran 30 times for 133 yards and Jenkins had five catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. None … [Read More]