tBBC Radio Hour: BBall Roundup/Rutgers/Spielman

Written April 8th, 2013 by Joe Dexter

We are back with a brand new addition of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour! This week is chock full of great content, as we are blessed with some great guests and solid commentary from our friends here at tBBC.tbbc Radio Hour itunes

In our first segment, Eric and MaliBuckeye swing by to chat about the recent happenings on the court.

Eric, Mali and I recap the season, discuss Deshaun Thomas’ legacy, break down the national championship game and how the refs have helped TTUN’s run to the final Game.

Mali also gives us his perspective from Los Angeles as he took in the West Region as a member of game management staff.

Eric also breaks down how the Buckeyes will replace Deshaun’s scoring and inside presence next season.

Then we are joined by Dave White of On The Banks, to dissect the Rutgers saga that has rained down on New Jersey basketball fans. White gives us his opinion on the latest from Chris Christie, who could fill the vacancy of head coach, and just how long it will take the program to rebuild from the wreckage.

Finally, Buckeye Great Chris Spielman joins us to talk about the 14th annual Stefanie’s Champions Awards and the luncheon accompanying them on Wednesday. The event will take place at noon in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union. Event tickets and registrations are available by clicking here — or calling 614-293-3752.

As a Buckeye and Detroit Lions fan (yes they exist), it was an honor to talk to Chris. Yet my fandom for his play on the field doesn’t even come close for my admiration of the dedication he has toward the fight against Cancer. What a great man with a strong will and dedication to win.

Once again thanks to our guest for joining us, and thanks for listening!

Jim and Ellen Tressel – Charity King and Queen

Written May 31st, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

The Tressels

Jim Tressel is a great coach and will have a legacy at Ohio State that may be tough to match. From the relationships he forged with his players to the overall record that dominated the college football scene for ten years. He will be a tough act to follow in Scarlet and Gray even for Urban Meyer. One area in Coach Tressel’s life that will go unmatched by anyone is his involvement in charities. It will be difficult for me to honor all of the charities that Coach Tressel and his wife Ellen have been involved in. That is exactly how he felt when he responded to my e-mail asking him to answer some questions.

“Chris – I would not know where to begin to list all the charities that we have been involved with….I think I’ll opt to go with Paul Brown’s advice on your email template…..so as not to forget someone !!  Happy Memorial Weekend !!   JT”

What he is referring to is one of my favorite quotes. “When you win say nothing. When you lose, say less.”  I am sure that this is a quote he is very familiar with and basically means to let your actions do their speaking for themselves. I had hoped for more out of Coach Tressel but got something that was perfect for what I am writing about. It helped me sit back and reflect on a lot of things that I was considering writing about and all of the charities I was going to try to mention in this article.

I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer McDonald, Senior Director of Development, OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. She has spent a lot of time with the Tressel’s with the Tressel Family Fund there and it is the charity they spent a lot of time being involved in for good reason. Read More