In today’s edition, we celebrate number 16, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Texas A&M in the 1987 Cotton Bowl, 28-12.
Earle the Bruce took the Buckeyes to Dallas to face off against Jackie Sherrill’s Aggies. Being a ‘Jackie Sherrill Aggie’ just doesn’t sound right, but evidently such things existed. Ohio State led at the half 7-6 in a back and forth but not effective 30 minutes. Despite having Jim Karsatos as the offensive trigger man, the Buckeye defense won this game by producing 5 interceptions, two for pick-6’s. If you were to chart out the platoon performance, it would look like this: Read More
[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.
Notes from Tuesday’s Ohio State press conference and around the realm of college sports. No soundtrack today, but we’re totally shopping for a El Camino.
Unfortunately, the “here’s today’s updates” is going to become a regular feature here at tBBC. It is what it is. That being said, we’re looking for a picture/logo or even a new title to help distinguish this from the “normal” SBP updates- leave your recommendations in the comments!
Other Buckeye News
We’ve received numerous reports today that the NCAA and the Ohio State Athletic department are in the midst of a collaborative investigation regarding the allegations involved in yesterday’s Sports Illustrated piece.
Speculation is that the investigation continues to center on current Buckeye QB Terrelle Pryor; particularly his usage of various automobiles from local vendors. NBC4 is also reporting that Pryor is currently driving on a suspended license.
Given that the University began looking into arrangements with auto dealers several weeks ago, it would not be surprising that their discoveries, combined with the SI article, have led to this current exploration of the automotive situation. In addition, last week’s article in the Lantern had Ray Small discussing automotive issues, as did a post several weeks ago from Buckeye alumni Mark Titus.
It should be noted that the Ohio BMV has reviewed the sales involving Aaron Kiffin and Ohio State players, and has determined that these were legitimate (that the dealership made money on each transaction). Left to be determined is the use of “loaner” cars; something that was a part of the Maurice Clarett investigation, but was not deemed inappropriate at that time by the NCAA.
In addition, several sports media personalities, including Buckeye legend Chris Spielman, have indicated that they believe that Terrelle will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft in June. To do so, his status with the University and the team will have to have changed; it’s been speculated since yesterday that he has effectively played his last game at Ohio State based on concerns that have led to this investigation.
More on this as it develops.
I have a lot of respect for the University of Texas. Solid program, great fans, and three classic games with the Buckeyes over the last half decade or so.
When Ohio athletes like Jordan Hicks choose to go to Austin instead of Texas, I understand and wish them well, even if begrudgingly so.
That being said- What a year for Longhorn faithful. They go from being in a punchers duel with Alabama for the national title to having their All American quarterback injured and their hopes dashed.
Over the summer, rumors swirl about a move into the Big or Pac Tens as a part of the national realignment madness that swept the nation. They end up with a sweetheart deal- rumors of their own television contract and a conference filled with members who have completely acquiesced to their every demand.
Fall arrives, and they kick off a season that sees them go from playing in the National Championship Game to not even being bowl eligible; including 5 losses at home in front of the burnt orange faithful.
And today, their “head coach in waiting” and defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has accepted the position as the new head coach at the University of Florida. Rumors have Major Applewhite leaving Austin to be Muschamp’s offensive coordinator- he excels, though, at recruiting, which may impact the Buckeyes as well. Read More
There’s only 36 days left until Buckeye season begins, so there’s no debate over who to feature today….
True Buckeye greats play their best games against Michigan, and Spielman was no exception to that rule. In 1986 he had 175 tackles against the Wolverines before halftime.
It was just announced during the Ohio State vs. North Carolina Basketball game that Chris Spielman’s wife, Stefanie, has passed away from Cancer after many years of valiant battle. Our greatest sympathies go out to the Spielman family in this very difficult time for them.