Conference Movement Is a Good Thing….For Basketball

Written May 25th, 2012 by Joe Dexter

Good Morning and pardon me while I completely ignore the art of filing a violation. That’s no way to start a Friday. Of course there are concerns, and it’s hard to put our trust in the Athletic Department.

But as a college basketball fan, I have bigger fish to fry.

You see, in a world full of BCS  the lore of another college sport has become lost.  Thanks to all the “players” in the political system that is division I basketball, the fan will suffer the next few seasons as the expansion of conferences now has majorly affected the smaller conferences of college basketball.

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Shots From The Schott: View From The “Q”

Written March 22nd, 2011 by Joe Laing

After coming across tickets at the last minute, Joe was able to make the trip north and gives us the inside scoop from the game…

Important milestone, and beginning of an amazing day!

  • Want to start off with congratulating the 4 buckeyes receiving their diplomas-  David, Dallas, Jon, and Nikola.
  • Lighty with the 7 threes! Everytime he hit one, the place exploded. Wonder of Diebler was worried for his record?
  • You think Craft’s 15 assists were better than DLights 7 3′s? Arguable, if you ask me…
  • Sullinger, Buford, Diebler all with solid games to compliment Lighty’s night.
  • The substitution pattern?  I liked it, but was something that we hadn’t seen all year.  Didn’t quite match Marquette substitution pattern in game two.  I felt like I was watching a hockey game with all the line changes.
  • How about that 50-15 run after being down 11-2?

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Mike Morrison was flying high against Villanova

On Sunday the Buckeyes will continue their 2011 NCAA Tournament journey when they take on the George Mason Patriots, who prevailed in their first round game against Villanova on Friday.  George Mason’s victory was one of the numerous thrilling finishes from this year’s tournament thus far, as the Patriots came back from being down six in the final two minutes to claim the win.  A three-pointer from sophomore Luke Hancock with 21 seconds remaining gave George Mason the lead over Villanova, and they were able to hold on for the final few ticks to advance in the bracket.

George Mason is most well known for its epic run to the Final Four in the 2006 Tournament, where they lost to eventual champion Florida in the semifinal game.  The Patriots have been back to the tourney since then, but have failed to advance beyond the first round until this year.  Jim Larranaga, the coach of that Final Four team, is still at the helm for George Mason and is happy to facilitate hopes of another run through the Big Dance.  Ohio State should beware, as this team is focused on making their own story and not just making an appearance for the sake of saying they participated. Read More

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