Weekend Wonderings

Written June 22nd, 2014 by Ken

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. We have tidbits regarding The James, a couple miscellaneous commentary topics and a musical finale. Fire up the speakers, cause it’s Sunday morning!

Grab your beverage and let’s proceed.

 The James/Wexner:

Here is some research from the folks at The James regarding the use of a deadly life form, a virus, along with a cancer targeting agent to kill cancer cells. This is a creation of a hunter-killer approach to cancer treatment and therapy.

Giving low doses of a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer, according to a study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

  • Viruses designed to kill cancer cells are being used in clinical trials to treat brain cancer and other malignancies.

  • This study suggests that combining a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the virus’s ability to kill cancer cells.

  • The findings support the testing of this combination therapy in a clinical trial.

In other news, Dr. Carbone of The James discusses specific biomarkers to assist in diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. It’s a long, long journey, but, small steps, folks..

Commentary:

Talkin’ Football: Musician Jon Bon Jovi’s name has been bandied about as a potential buyer for the Buffalo Bills.

That’s fine with me — someone has to own them. Read More

Weekend Wonderings: Mother’s Day Edition

Written May 11th, 2014 by Ken

motherWelcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. It’s a special, poignant edition.. Mother’s Day weekend. Grab whatever beverage that you need and let’s proceed. But, make sure that you serve your Mother first, because if it were not for her..

Before we get started, I want to wish Mom a Happy Mother’s Day. I think I can speak for my brother, that even as the years have passed,still our “feet are under your table”.

I want to welcome and congratulate our newest members of Buckeye Nation. Joe and Scott are new fathers, and WVa is a recent grandfather. And if you were wondering, yes, that is our plan; have our best and brightest propagate so that we have a steady influx of talent here at tBBC.

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Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #16 Donte Whitner

Written July 8th, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday and Thursday, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.  To view the previous entries in our Top 25, click here.

Donte Whitner (2004-2005)

As a strong safety for the Buckeyes, Donte Whitner was a heat seeking missile locked on to any apposing player who was unfortunate enough to be holding the ball. His ability to “bring the wood” was a joy to watch and what every Buckeye fan hopes to see from the Silver Bullet defense.

The only potential knock on Whitner was that his time as a starter was artificially shortened by his entry into the draft, but oh what a time it was.

Whitner showed flashes of greatness in 2004, a year in which he recorded 69 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 interception. Despite these numbers, good enough to be the 4th leading tackler on the team, 2004 as a whole was a disappointing year for the Buckeyes, overshadowing any individual achievements.

If 2004 was a the year that Whitner showed flashes, 2005 was certainly the pinnacle of his Buckeye career. To top things off, 2005 was an excellent year overall for the Buckeyes, culminating in the highly enjoyable beat down of Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

The 2005 team that went to the Fiesta Bowl was one of the best teams that Ohio State has fielded in the past decade, and the defense that shut down the vaunted Notre Dame offense, with Whitner as one of its leaders and stars, was one of the best ever. Read More

Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #23 Nate Clements

Written May 24th, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday through May and June, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Starting in July, we will be announcing new additions on Monday and Thursday.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.

Nate Clements (1999-2000)

Clements played for Buffalo from 2001 through 2006 where he established himself as one of the best in the NFL.

Clements is a player that is hurt by the fact that he just barely made it into the decade we are looking at.

Also hurting him are the teams he started on,which had the worst back to back seasons at  Ohio State in two decades.

Despite these setbacks, Clements was undoubtedly  one of the most talented players to wear the scarlet and gray over the past ten years, and a key player that helped establish Ohio State as a factory for first round cornerbacks.

Clements was named First Team All-Big Ten during his junior year in 2000, after which he declared for the draft. He was drafted 21st overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2001 NFL draft.

A large part of Clements story over the past decade has been his NFL career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2004, and in 2007 he signed what was at the time the largest contract ever for a defensive player in the NFL.

For his All-Big Ten season in 2000, his elite level of talent, and for representing Ohio State so well in the NFL for almost a decade, Nate Clements checks in at number twenty-three on our countdown.

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