Diving into the Buckeye makeup heading down the stretch

Ohio State Buckeyes

After a heartbreaking loss in East Lansing this weekend, Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 19-7 and 8-5 in the conference. With five conference games remaining before the Big Ten tournament, the Bucks are out of discussion for the regular season crown with the Wisconsin Badgers cruising. However, there is plenty to play for,

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Indians still searching for RH bat, could target Dayan Viciedo

viciedo

The biggest criticism of the Indians’ off-season would undoubtedly be their inability to acquire a bat that hits from the right side of the plate. That search is still ongoing, reportedly, and they could look to fill that slot with former White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo. Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports the Indians

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?: Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

The Cavaliers had a great opportunity on national television to take the lead in the Central Division and clinch the tiebreaker against their Central counterpart, the Chicago Bulls. But, shorthanded, they didn’t get any spectacular performances, and the Bulls certainly got a couple of their own as the Bulls maintained a respectable lead for most

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Columbus isn’t Cleveland, Michigan’s New Song, and Law and Order: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Good morning and Happy Thursday! After Thursday night’s game against the Bulls, we’ll endure over a week with only the NBA All-Star festivities to discuss on the floor (outside of a couple Buckeye basketball games). It’s a bit of a slow time in the sports world, but we’re going to keep plugging along. Let’s begin

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The Sour Sixteen: Ranking Cleveland’s Sports Rivals

Pittsburgh Steelers Fans

When Will Leitch posted his article last week at Sports on Earth listing each MLB team’s three greatest rivals and it came across my screen, it got me thinking. When I asked myself who were the Indians’ three greatest rivals, I had to think about it. It also got me thinking about how I would

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No Mas! (Fresco): Cavs vs. Pacers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

All good things must come to an end and thus the Cavs win streak, their longest since 2010, ends at 12 games. The Cavaliers controlled this game for most of the first three quarters and led by as many as 13 points, but the Pacers caught fire in the fourth as the Cavaliers offense simultaneously

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Making the case for a Mo Gotti return

Mo Williams

With the wine and gold on a roll, winners of 12 straight, it may seem like a peculiar time to nitpick the team. But, it’s easier to look upon the horizon with calm waters, and right now I want to look at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ options with that open roster spot ahead of the trade deadline

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Buckeyes get Boiled down without Loving

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes

It’s no secret that the Ohio State Buckeyes offense is largely built around D’Angelo Russell. It starts and ends with him. However, when the best supporting player as far as a consistent scoring threat misses action, it’s going to have an impact. That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday evening in West Lafayette. The Bucks battled

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Kyrie Irving to participate in third straight Three-Point Shootout

Kyrie Irving shooting

We learned that Kyrie would be in the Three-Point Shootout on February 2. The NBA officially announced it on February 5. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that sweet-shooting Cavalier point guard Kyrie Irving is returning to the All-Star Weekend Three Point Shootout for the third consecutive season. The three-time All-Star was announced as one of the

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Cavalier Film Room: Mozzy in the Middle

Timofey Mozgov Cleveland Cavaliers

This edition of the Cavalier Film Room, we’re going to cover the defensive improvement of the wine and gold. The most clear change in defensive strategy made during the current nine-game winning streak has been how the team is defending the middle of the floor and specifically high pick-and-rolls. With a rim protector successfully acquired

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Elliott, Magnificent Three QBs under consideration in early Heisman odds

Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State National Championship

When the national championship season ended for the Ohio State Buckeyes, it was pretty obvious that running back Ezekiel Ellliott would be on a short list of candidates for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. However, according to Bovoda, he checks in as the current favorite to take home the award with 6-1 odds. Oddly enough, the

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Start the Love Train: Cavs vs. Kings Behind The Box Score

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made it a season-high nine wins in a row by dispatching the Sacramento Kings in the friendly confines of The Q by a 101-90 margin. They somewhat surprisingly had the services of LeBron James after he was originally declared doubtful for Friday’s game. The Cavaliers shared the ball early and were very

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Should the Cavs rest Kevin Love? A WFNY Roundtable

Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

Thus far through the season, the performance from Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has not been what many expected. A three-time All-Star for which the number one pick of the last two drafts was traded has been the subject of plenty of discussion. He has been battling nagging injuries throughout the season, so would he

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Kyrie with one for the ages, conference climate, and Buckeye turnout: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Good morning and Happy Thursday, WFNY-ers! Did anybody catch the Cavs game last night? If you didn’t, you missed one of the best individual performances in Cavalier franchise history, courtesy of Kyrie Irving. When word came down that the wine and gold would be LeBron-less last night, the mind immediately jumped to that 1-8 record

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LeBron James misses Blazers game due to wrist injury

LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding high, owners of a seven-game winning streak, but to continue it, they’ll need to do so without LeBron James. The Cavaliers announced just before Wednesday night’s tipoff that James would miss his career-high 10th game of the season with a sore right wrist. He is also likely to miss an

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D’Angelo Russell, One and Dones, and Team Building

D'Angelo Russell Ohio State NCAA Basketball

On Thursday night, like many nights during this college basketball season, I watched Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell do practically everything for his team as he led the Buckeyes to a tight victory over Northwestern in Evanston. Russell scored 33 of the team’s 69 points while hitting 6-of-11 three pointers. He added seven rebounds,

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Still More OSU Afterglow and #CavsTwitter: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Howdy and welcome to Thursday, fellow WFNYers (pronounced WOOF-ners). It’s been quite a week of polar opposites between Ohio State football and Cavalier basketball, hasn’t it? With the Indians in the deep offseason freeze and the Browns still looking for an offensive coordinator, that’s where we’re going to stay for today’s edition of the triple dub.

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Ohio’s Praise

Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State National Championship

The Chase is complete. With an under-the-radar running back star, the greatest third-string quarterback in the history of third-string quarterbacks, an offensive line that was a laughingstock earlier in the season, and a defense that spent most of the season trying to find itself, the Buckeyes grabbed their eighth national championship with a 42-20 victory

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The Long Road To Belief

Ohio State Buckeyes

Cleveland sports isn’t easy on the soul. It’s a lot of losing, a lot of draft picks, trades, and signings gone wrong, and worst of all, it’s littered with a lot of almosts and timing of the worst variety. This is nothing anyone reading this site hasn’t heard in many different flavors before. For those

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Waiters trade reaction: Cavs couldn’t afford to wait, deal their biggest chip

Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers

I‘ll always have a soft spot for Dion Waiters. He’s a high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard, but he was our high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard! He will be remembered as the player that could bring you out of your seat and to your knees multiple times within the same minute of game action. But, as of

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