Watch Aaron Craft singing Party in the USA… badly

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Why? I debated even posting this because it’s not funny so much as chill-inducing. Aaron Craft was at the Golden State Warriors’ “Open Practice” for the fans last night and (insert some joke about singing and practice.) If you don’t get embarrassed easily, you can watch the clip below. Oh yeah. He was also dressed

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Aaron Craft lies with Huell, NBA jersey ads, Mark Sanchez and The Killers… While We’re Waiting

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It was an eventful week off with Denny filling in for me. I always love reading writing written by Denny so it was nice of him to pick me up last week. But I’m back, so let’s go. First things first, please go vote for my podcast and the WFNY website in general at Cleveland

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Imperfect finish to an imperfect season: Bucks fall to Dayton

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It was the opener to the wall of games yesterday afternoon. In the in-state matchup that doesn’t happen very often, “little brother” Dayton had nothing to lose against the Buckeyes, and they played like it. The Ohio State Buckeyes showed their warts as they have all season long, and they went down just as they

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Buckeyes land a No. 6 seed for 2014 Men’s NCAA Tournament

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Though things have seemingly been a nightmare since our own TD proclaimed Ohio State as a National Championship contender, the Buckeyes were made aware of their fate on Sunday night as they were handed a six-seed in this year’s NCAA men’s tournament. Ohio State meets 11th-seeded Dayton in the “second round” of the NCAA tournament’s

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Buckeye Senior Day completes long strange regular season trip

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Basing your analyses of the Big Ten basketball season on anything other than pure randomness has seemingly been a fruitless task. There’s no better example of this than the current campaign for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Let’s recap just a bit: Two losses to Penn State, the first two in Thad Matta’s tenure; wins at

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Aaron Craft, the senior leader every team wants and only one has

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When one attempts to put into words the impact that Aaron Craft has on a basketball game, a team’s season, or a program in four short years, it proves to be an incredibly tough task. Running jokes about Craft’s tenure at Ohio State lasting the better part of a decade aside, he’s been the engine

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One loss….And I am officially sold

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  Last night was an eye opening evening in my favorite sport. As I laid in my bed with a wicked sore throat, I had a few moments of clarity as conference play began all over the country. Iowa State, which is one of the five remaining unbeaten teams, is to me the clear front runner

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OSU’s second miraculous comeback falls just short

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An outcome assured, I was armed with thoughts of disappointment. The Buckeyes, relatively untested through 15 games, headed to East Lansing for their toughest game on the regular season slate, and they didn’t look ready for it. A season-high 17 turnovers in the game’s first 32 minutes, the team’s two leading scorers in LaQuinton Ross

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While We’re Waiting… Thoughts on the state of the Cavs

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While We’re Waiting is a space on the WaitingForNextYear website where we share links every day. We’ve been doing it for about four years or so. Denny Mayo used to be much more amusing with his intros, if you recall. You know the drill: Email us with suggestions at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. What are the Cavs right now? Who

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Buckeyes beat Marquette in first early season test

One year later, following a non-game debacle on an aircraft carrier in Charleston, South Carolina, the 10th-ranked Buckeyes and 17th-ranked Golden Eagles finally got together to play some basketball. I’d be lying to you if I said that this game was some kind of classic game. In fact, it was ugly, and that’s coming from

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Video: Aaron Craft solves rubik’s cube then signs it for fan

The Ohio State men’s basketball team began their season on Saturday with an 89-50 victory over Morgan State. While there were many highlights in a 39 point victory, the moment generating the most buzz happened before the ball even tipped off. While in the tunnel signing autographs, Buckeyes’ senior guard Aaron Craft was handed a

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Buckeye Basketball 12-Pack: Closing Thoughts

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It was an up and down season for Thad Matta’s Ohio State Buckeyes. The team ended their season last Saturday night with a 29-8 record and a loss to Wichita State in the Elite Eight 70-66 after trailing by as many as 20 points in the game. Prior to that, the Buckeyes were on a

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Power Outage Sends Bucks Home Instead Of On To Atlanta

Eleven minutes. With 11 minutes to go in their season, the Ohio State Buckeyes woke up out of a coma and started playing. Down 20, they made a valiant comeback effort, closing it to as little as 3 points with 2:48 remaining. However, their disgraceful first half play which included 24% shooting plus a couple of

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LaQuintessential! Ross Sends Bucks To Elite 8 on Second Straight GW Shot

Two straight games. Two shot clocks turned off with a tie game and the ball in the Buckeyes’ hands. Sean Miller’s Arizona Wildcats weren’t going to give Aaron Craft another clean look at a game-winning jumpshot, and Deshaun Thomas had a defender glued on him in the corner. Without calling a timeout, Thad Matta called

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Animated: Ohio State Buckeyes game winner by LaQuinton Ross

The title says it all. It was a close game. It was a poorly officiated game both ways. In the end, all that matters is that the Ohio State Buckeyes advance. And they do so in spectacular fashion once again. This time Aaron Craft dished to LaQuinton Ross who nailed a long three to secure

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The Diff: NCAA tournament Sweet 16 odds

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Over the month of March, The Diff has been all about college basketball. First, it was the bubble odds, then an update of said bubble odds, and most recently, initial tournament odds. With the Buckeyes tipping off in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night in Los Angeles, I’m back with another round of updates today. On

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Craft’s Game-Winner, Late Heroics Save Bucks From Cyclone Upset

Two turnovers. Two missed free throws at the front end of 1-and-1s. Four missed free throws total in the second half. A layup that had too much spin on it and spun out. These are all things that happened to Aaron Craft late in this ballgame. The Twitter crowd was out with its pitchforks and

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NCAA Tournament: Statement on Ohio State-Iowa State charge

The NCAA has released an official statement on the controversial charge call from the end of today’s Ohio State-Iowa State third round game in Dayton. Here is the response from John Adams, NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating, that was sent out to the media this afternoon: “I spoke with the official, and he

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Slammin’ Sammy: Buckeyes Crush Iona’s Will In Tourney Opener

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“I think they haven’t played against the style of play like we play. I think they play a lot of teams that like to slow it up, and they can really get into them. Because we pressure so much and we go against it every day in practice, I don’t think it’s something we’ll have

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