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OSU forward Kyle Young battles UNC forward Garrison Brooks for a rebound during the first half. Photo by Gerry Broome/AP.   It’s probably safe to say that many in Buckeye Nation knew this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team was pretty darn good. After getting gritty wins over Cincinnati...

OSU guard Duane Washington celebrates a win against Stetson on Nov. 18. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   For most people who “watch” college basketball, the season does not begin until the second weekend in March when the NCAA Tournament starts. When the season is almost over. March Madness...

OSU guard C.J. Walker attempts a lay-in during the second half against Kent State. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   In what was a physical, knee knocker of a game all night long between two undefeated teams, in the end it was the No. 10 Ohio State men’s basketball...

After another fast start, the 10th-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team dominated the Stetson Hatters for an 86-51 win on Monday night at Value City Arena. They did not shoot as well as they did against Villanova, where they shot an amazing 60 percent from the field and 45...

The Ohio State bench celebrates after an alley-oop from Kyle Young to D.J. Carton during the second half of their 76-51 win over Villanova. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It did not take long for 16th-ranked Ohio State to assert their dominance over the 10th-rated Villanova Wildcats on...

OSU Basketball Next up: ‘Nova

The Ohio State bench reacts after guard Luther Muhammad’s three-pointer put the Buckeyes ahead 53-45 midway through the second half in their home opener last week against Cincinnati. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   After a convincing win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday afternoon precipitated by yet another slow start,...

Forward Kyle Young scores two of his career-high 14 points in OSU’s season-opening win against Cincinnati. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team hosted the Cincinnati Bearcats, their southern brethren got the best of them, 33-17. That was to open the...

Head coach Chris Holtmann gives his team some support during their exhibition game against Cedarville on Oct. 30. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   In only the 12th time in school history, the Ohio State and Cincinnati men’s basketball teams are squaring up on the hard court once again...

Here’s a look at the latest freshmen class (ranked No. 14) for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, taking part in their first group interview session of the year after their 95-52 win in an exhibition game against the Cedarville Yellow Jackets.

  Here’s a look at the latest freshmen class (ranked No. 14) for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, taking part in their first group interview session of the year after their 95-52 win in an exhibition game against the Cedarville Yellow Jackets.

Freshman point guard D.J. Carton gets ready to hammer down two of his 15 points on the night during OSU’s exhibition game against Cedarville University. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Despite a sluggish start and at one point, a questionable outcome, the Ohio State men’s basketball team did...

Guards Musa Jallow (left) and Luther Muhammad (center left), former point guard C.J. Jackson (center right) and forward Kaleb Wesson (right) all talk with assistant coach Terry Johnson before tipoff of last year’s home game versus Northwestern. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   On Monday, the Associated Press released...

Forward Kaleb Wesson gets two of his 12 points on this layup during last year’s exhibition against UNC Pembroke. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It might be hard for anyone in Buckeye Nation to think about anything but football right now and understandably, it’s for good reason. Ohio...

OSU head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the second half against Syracuse last year. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   When it comes to this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team, don’t expect too much. Because when it comes to expectations, there are none. At least that’s...

OSU head coach Chris Holtmann signals a play to his team during the second half of last year’s game against Iowa. The Buckeyes won, 90-70. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   For the last few months, Ohio State men’s hoops fans knew the Buckeyes would be taking on North...

OSU basketball Dials back at OSU

Former Ohio State basketball player Terence Dials. Photo credit to Alchetron.com.   It looks like another former Buckeye is coming back home. Just announced on Wednesday afternoon by Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann, he is adding former center Terrance Dials to his coaching staff. “I couldn’t be...

Justin Ahrens and Andre Wesson celebrate during the first half of last year’s home game against Purdue. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Last week, the Ohio State men’s basketball team released their upcoming non-conference schedule with the Big Ten schedule to be released later. Now Buckeyes hardcourt fans...

OSU head coach Ryan Day mans the sidelines during this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Have you ever wanted to plan out your Saturday years in advance? Has there ever been an instance where your significant other tells you you’re heading to a backwoods shelter...

The bench erupts during the second half against Wisconsin on March 10. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It may only be the middle of August and many in Buckeye Nation are getting ready for football. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about basketball and on Monday,...

The Buckeyes gather in front of the south stands of Ohio Stadium and sing the obligatory Carmen Ohio after this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is feeling good about his 110-man roster after the fourth day of summer practices...

OSU football QB breakdown for 2019

OSU head coach Ryan Day talks to incoming sophomore transfer quarterback Justin Fields during this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   As part of Columbus Wired’s look into Ohio State’s upcoming 2019 season, our main football beat writer, Andy Evans, will be bringing you a breakdown...

New Ohio State head coach Ryan Day leads the team out onto the field in the 2018 season opener against Oregon State when he was interim head coach. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It’s about that time of the year. That time of the year when tons of...

Running back J.K. Dobbins gives a flex after scoring his third rushing touchdown against Nebraska last year on a 42-yard run. Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired.   The Big Ten Media Days have officially kicked off and on Thursday, the conference released their preseason watch list with two Buckeyes...

Cantlay pitches his third shot out of the sand on No. 18 within eight feet of the hole and would putt it in from there for par. Photo by Mac Connor/Columbus Wired.   Jack Nicklaus had a word of advice for this year’s Memorial Tournament winner, Patrick Cantlay: go...

Former leader Troy Merritt on his second shot from the fairway on No. 18 of the 3rd round at the Memorial Tournament. Photo by Mac Connor/Columbus Wired.   If there is one thing that the third round leaderboard of the 44th annual Memorial Tournament can say that the second...

Memorial Tournament Armour shows off Buckeye pride

Armour putts his fourth shot from the fringe on No. 17 while Tiger looks on during their third round of the Memorial Tournament. Photo by Mac Connor/Columbus Wired.   Former Ohio State golfer Ryan Armour had a daunting task ahead of him going into the third round of the...

Tiger Woods hits his second shot from the fairway on No. 18 during Friday’s round. Photo by Mac Connor/Columbus Wired.   As is the case with any golf tournament, things can rapidly change in a heartbeat. One bad shot can change a leaderboard in the snap of a finger....

The leaderboard after the first round of the 44th annual Memorial Tournament may not come off as sexy. Ryan Moore, Anirban Lahiri, Marc Leishman, Vaughn Taylor. And some dude named Jordan Spieth, just to name a few. But don’t be fooled, these guys have either been around for a...

Jordan Spieth shakes hands with fellow group-mate Justin Thomas after his first round of the 44th annual Memorial Tournament. Photo by Mac Connor/Columbus Wired.   Jordan Spieth’s 2019 PGA Tour campaign has been an interesting one. The world’s 29th-ranked golfer started out missing the cut at the Sony Open...

Destroyers head coach Matthew Sauk talks to the media after his team’s loss to the Washington Valor.   The Columbus Destroyers are still on the schneid. The Arena Football League’s only remaining winless team stayed that way (0-5) after watching a 14-point lead evaporate into a devastating 29-27 loss...

Tiger looks at one of his putts during the 2nd round of last year’s Memorial Tournament. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Tiger is back. At least to play in this year’s Memorial Tournament, that is. The Memorial Tournament committee announced on Wednesday and Woods confirmed on Thursday morning...

Hill celebrates after his one-handed touchdown catch against Minnesota last year. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   K.J. Hill could have gone pro after last year if he really wanted to. He finished second on the team with 70 catches, which slid him into fourth all-time in a single...

New head coach Ryan Day (left) and former defensive coordinator Greg Schiano (right)  during the first half of last year’s season opener against Oregon State as the team’s acting head coach. Day will be leading the Scarlet and Gray as the school’s 25th head coach in this year’s spring...

Former Machine attackman Marcus Holman celebrates with teammates after one of his team record-setting goals in last year’s season opener against the New York Lizards. Photo by Ralph Schudel/Columbus Wired.   Major League Lacrosse is calling it quits on the Ohio Machine. And this is no April Fool’s joke....

Head coach Ryan Day during OSU’s Student Appreciation Day practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Saturday, March 23. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It has only been five practices into the first season of his head coaching tenure at Ohio State. But the Scarlet and Gray’s...

True sophomore transfer Justin Fields (left) and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin (right) warm up during OSU’s first spring practice of 2019. Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   Ryan Day had just wrapped up his first official spring practice on Wednesday morning as Ohio State’s 25th HMIC (head man in charge)...

The Buckeyes take the field in last year’s annual spring game with former coach Urban Meyer leading his “bull circle”. This season, first-year head coach Ryan Day will be leading the charge. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   The Ohio State athletics department announced the official date and time...

OSU football Fields in, Smith out

New OSU transfer QB Justin Fields speaks to the media during an interview session on National Letter of Intent signing day, part 2, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Photo by Bill Bender/Sporting News.   Two developments occurred on Friday afternoon concerning the Ohio State football team, one pretty...

The Ohio State defense and special teams huddle up before their kickoff against Tulane on Sept. 22. It was former head coach Urban Meyer’s return after a three-game suspension at the start of the 2018 season. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   On Friday, the Ohio State athletics department...

OSU players kneel before their game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   After a zany offseason that saw the departure of several coaches and a handful of players, it’s hard to imagine that the Ohio State football team would actually buckle down and start...

Former OSU and Chesapeake Bayhawk lacrosse player Freddy Freibott. Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   The Ohio Machine made a move on Monday, adding defender Freddy Freibott to the 2019 roster. The team had this to say in an official press release: “The Ohio Machine have acquired defender Freddy Freibott...

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was named by Ryan Day to his staff on Wednesday. Photo by Matt Barnard/Tulsa World.   It did not take long for Ryan Day to get to work. The 39-year-old, who was appointed as Ohio State’s 25th head coach last month after Urban...

OSU football Rose Bowl preview

Who wants some?!?! Come and get your fill of two looneys talkin Ohio State football!! Our Andy Evans and his podcasting brother-in-arms, the Intergalactic Buckeye Fan, Mr. Chris Stefanick, chop up the sixth-rated, 12-1, Big Ten champion Buckeyes’ upcoming showdown with the ninth-ranked, 10-3, Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies in...