Sunday Bullet Points

Written March 23rd, 2014 by MaliBuckeye

How ’bout a little weekend “catch up” of all the news and notes? Since it’s a Sunday, we’ve got to choose our soundtrack wisely- something sacred, perhaps.

Hallowed Ground

Buckeye 411

  • Prendere i miei talenti a- A thousand apologies to those loyal readers who actually speak Italian; that’s what Google Translate gave me as a lead in for the Floppy Haired Mayhem’s exodus from Columbus and a return to Italy for a pro hoops career. Announced via his twitter account on Saturday and confirmed by the University, Amadeo Della Valle will be a professional basketball player sooner than later, and is reportedly going to make pretty good cash while the rest of this year’s college players are still waiting for their names to be called on draft day. Look, I’ve heard of celebrities swearing they’d leave the United States if their candidate didn’t win the presidency, but this is the first time that I’m aware of an actual candidate choosing to make the same commitment.  Best wishes and happy shooting, Amadeo!
  • Let’s Just Hope- Jim Tressel doesn’t take the same route should his presidential campaign not be successful.
  • Ross Next? According to insiders, LaQuinton Ross will be meeting with Thad Matta on Monday to let him know that he will also be leaving Ohio State early. This had always been the plan, particularly given the additional responsibilities and family commitments that “Q” has; it’s just a shame that he didn’t have that huge season to help his draft stock.
  • Champion, Times Three- Ohio State’s Logan Steiber won his third consecutive NCAA title on Saturday, becoming the first Buckeye to do so in wrestling. He did so one weight class above his prior two; it’ll be interesting to see where he chooses to compete for his senior season.
  • Mat Men- Senior Nick Heflin finished as a national runner up in OKC, after losing points due to a controversial stalling call AND missing takedown points at the end of the match by hundreths of a second.  A great career, Nick- best wishes for the next part of your journey!
  • Buckeye Bridesmaids- After beating #1 seed Minnesota earlier, Ohio State’s men’s hockey team faced Wisconsin for the inaugural B1G Championship title. While they dominated for most of the game, the Buckeyes gave up two quick goals late in the third and lost 5-4 in overtime. This concludes their season, but not hopes for the program, which made huge strides as the year progressed.
  • In Thawed Ice- The OSU synchronized swimming team also finished second at nationals on Saturday… eleven places ahead of Michigan.
  • Getting Defensive- Over in the WHAC, the defense “won” Saturday’s spring scrimmage and then had the honor of hearing from some true heroes.
  • Speedy Recovery- Sounds as if Jalin Marshall’s surgery on Friday went smoothly… looking forward to seeing him in action this July.
  • This Week In Make Believe Stories- If you read this article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, you might catch the following quote from Coach Urban Meyer,

Why should Georgia’s elite 2015 prospects consider Ohio State? “You get a premium education with the opportunity to go compete for a national championship in a large city that really has no professional sports team. There’s a lot to be offered up here.”

So, of course folks decided to make this statement a slight against the Crew and BlueJackets… because, Bianchi.  At any rate, we remind you of this:

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Buckeye Athletics Update

Written March 3rd, 2013 by Janelle

Baseball

Ohio State was 1-2 in its games this week.  Last Sunday, the Buckeyes had 15 hits in a 13-4 win over Mount St. Mary’s.  Ohio State took the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the second after RBI singles from Tim Wetzel and Kirby Pellant.  Mount St. Mary’s came right back, however, tying it up in the third at 3-3.  The Buckeyes then scored 2, 5, 1, and 2 runs in the innings that followed to take a 13-4 lead, which would be the eventual final score.  On Friday, Ohio State fell 5-2 to Connecticut in DeLand, Florida.  Ryan Cypret was 1-3 for the Buckeyes with a solo home run in the second inning which tied the game at 1. The Huskies took the lead back however, taking a 2-1 lead in the sixth after a solo home run. They tacked on 3 more runs in the seventh and one in the ninth and went on to get the 5-2 win. On Saturday, Ohio State was outlasted 3-2 by Stetson in 12 innings after a walk-off double. Ryan Cypret, Mike Carroll, and Joe Clamacco each had two hits for the Buckeyes in the game.  The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 5-4 on the season.

Softball

Ohio State fell to Utah 5-4 last Sunday to finish the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 2-3 record.  After trailing 5-0, the Buckeyes posted 2 runs in the third inning to cut the lead to 3. Leesa Gresham began the rally when her double scored Maddy McIntyre. Shelby Pickett then had an RBI single to score Evelyn Carrillo. In the bottom of the fourth, they cut the Utes’ lead to 1, but got no closer.

Men’s Hockey

Ohio State was 1-1 this week in Men’s Hockey. On Friday, they defeated No. 3 Miami 3-0. Buckeye goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the victory while teammates Alex Szczechura, Max McCormick, and Chris Crane each had goals for the Buckeyes. Crane put the Buckeyes ahead in the first period on a power play goal.  On Saturday, Ohio State finished its regular season at Miami with a 4-2 loss. Hjelle had 27 saves while teammates Craig Dalrymple and Szczechura each scored for the Bucks.  The Buckeyes finished the regular season with a 14-15-7 record, and Tanner Fritz won the CCHA scoring title after scoring 32 points this season. Read More

News from the WHAC

Written February 3rd, 2013 by Janelle

Men’s Gymnastics

2/2 – Despite posting their overall highest score of the season, the No. 5 Buckeyes fell to No. 1 Penn State on Saturday by a score of 444.300-432.300.  Michael Newburger claimed the pommel horse title for the Buckeyes with a score of 15.400, a career-high.  Jake Martin claimed the high bar title for Ohio State with a score of 15.500.

Men’s Ice Hockey

2/1-2 – On Friday night, Ohio State scored 5 goals in the second period en route to defeating Notre Dame 6-3.  After the first period, the Irish led 1-o, but 3:12 into the second, the Buckeyes scored 3 goals in about two minutes to take a 3-1 lead.  Ohio State goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the game. On Saturday, Ohio State tied the Irish 2-2 in overtime.  Hjelle had a career-high 45 saves in the game.

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