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Friday Mcmurphy “Hammer”: OSU Here’s the deal…for me, this isn’t really about Urban Meyer or Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio or any other athletic figure in isolation. It’s about what we do as a society, because this goes WAAAAAYYYYYY beyond college athletics. Yeah, it’s up to the reader to decide what that individual thinks but that honestly couldn’t […]

Can Chris Holtmann make OSU Elite Again?

There’s never a good excuse for OSU not being very good, and yet during my lifetime they’ve been maddeningly inconsistent. Matta gave them the best sustained run since Fred Taylor in the early 60s but then the bottom fell out over his last two years. Guys like Randy Ayers and Jim O’Brien and Eldon MIller […]

Spring Big Ten Preview #7 – Ohio State

LAST SEASON – OSU rolled out an extremely young team and though its freshman class was highly regarded, this wasn’t a group in the realm of other strong classes Thad Matta has had, where talent would be enough to override inexperience. The Buckeyes often looked like exactly what they were…a young team struggling to find […]

OSU Thoughts

– Script was more or less the same as in the first two meetings, except neither Lyle nor Loving could really get loose and those are the two guys who can occasionally give OSU a real scoring presence. Without that, it was VERY difficult for them to hang in there offensively and that’s why you […]

Early Ohio State Thoughts

– OSU got their shot. Tomorrow is it. If they can pull off the upset, they are probably in the field. That will provide tons of motivation. – That said, it shouldn’t be enough. This is firmly and totally on MSU’s shoulders. If MSU plays the way they’re capable of, it will be like the […]

BTT Preview Thursday Games

Northwestern vs. Michigan – This is a big one for both teams. Northwestern is pushing for an NIT berth (not the automatic it once would have been for a Big Ten team with 20 wins) and Michigan absolutely has to have a win to keep its NCAA hopes alive. Michigan won the only regular season […]

OSU Thoughts

– Exactly what you want out of a Senior Day. Easy win, great play from pretty much everyone at one time or another, and for my money the best tradition in the sport. Maybe other places do it as well, but nobody does it better than MSU IMO. Lots of people to thank for that, […]

OSU Thoughts

– Pretty much as expected. OSU just doesn’t have the kind of firepower you need to hang with Michigan State. A better offensive performance from our guys than I even could have imagined led to it being a 19 point spread instead of the 10-12 I anticipated. – I don’t go too far with this, […]

Early OSU Thoughts

Just got done watching OSU pull out a tough OT win in Lincoln. Some early thoughts on Tuesday night’s game in Columbus. – OSU does only one thing well…defend. Their length makes them tough, both inside (second in the conference in blocked shots as a team) and out. They’re not HUGE huge like Purdue, but […]

Fall Big Ten Preview #8 Ohio State

Spring preview WHAT’S CHANGED? Nothing. The roster remains intact from the spring. No major injuries have been reported, so the 11 scholarship players we talked about in the spring are the same guys they’re slated to begin the season with. BOTTOM LINE OSU is not without talent, that’s for sure. However, there is […]

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