Sports rivalries are a special thing. An attempt to justify their existence or pretend that they contribute anything meaningful to society is a completely fruitless exercise. Documentarians and generations past can rationalize the energy that teams and fans invest in disliking each other, often relying on a mostly-fabricated anecdote from the 1920s that likely involves a
The high school playoffs in Ohio are getting to the final few games of the season. This past week’s games were filled with close and exciting matchups. Hudson won the big rematch versus Mentor in a blowout victory over the Cardinals. St. Edward continued their roll through the playoffs, while Mayfield upset Bedford. In college
I’m a college student. While I don’t attend Ohio State, my weekends are frequently spent driving from Philadelphia to various campuses to watch the Buckeyes. So it was only natural that I received a text this week from a friend who is a student at OSU asking me if I’d be interested in heading to
Hey there, WFNY. It’s Wednesday, and I’m not TD. Yes, much like Mike Aviles, I have no regular WWW position, but I’m pitching in wherever needed. So, from when you last heard from me in the WWW space, it was Thursday, and plenty has happened since then. In fact, all five of the teams that
Playoffs are well underway in Ohio high school football and just around the corner in college football. Ohio State is continuing their run to get into this year’s new college football playoffs. The big matchup in Division III between Mount Union and John Carroll was as good as advertised with the Purple Raiders narrowly beating
Week 11 of college and high school football in Ohio saw a lot of important matchups transpire. In college football, Ohio State made a huge move in playoff contention with their convincing win over Michigan State. The MAC is starting to spread out and the real contenders are emerging. John Carroll and Mount Union remained
Week 10 is in the books and a lot of big games are coming up in the next few weeks in Ohio. In high school football in Ohio, the regular season has ended and the teams are preparing for the playoffs next week. Hudson and St. Edward are entering the playoffs on a roll with
Buckeyes lucky leaving not-so-Happy Valley with a ‘W.’
Week 8 of college and high school football in Ohio is in the books. In college, Ohio State’s offense continued its roll with a dominating win over Rutgers. The MAC is getting tighter and tighter this week with losses by Bowling Green and Akron. The OAC elite of John Carroll and Mount Union are both
Ohio State continued their winning ways while many others in the Top 25 had a dissimilar weekend.
Who’s the new No. 1 in the wake of St. Edward losing their second straight game?
If only they could play Kent State University every week, right?
Week 2 of football in Ohio saw a lot of big matchups. In college, many of the Ohio teams struggled including Ohio State, Akron, and Kent State. The local OAC teams finally kicked off their season this week, too. In Northeast Ohio, high school fans saw matchups pitting two top teams in the area like
A look at who won (and lost) this past weekend in Ohio collegiate and high school football.
Ohio State kicks off their 2014 season on Saturday versus Navy. The team suffered a major blow last week when they lost star quarterback Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes will now have to lean on redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett to run the offense. Today, Urban Meyer released the rest of the depth chart for Saturday’s game. Here
I’m currently writing this while fighting a fever, so this will probably be a little shorter WWW than I normally write, so please bear with me…. LaQuinton Ross going pro? I heard whispers all season long that Ohio State junior forward LaQuinton Ross would be heading to the NBA after this season. I never really
Why not Dayton? This was the question asked for decades by the renowned Flyer Faithful. While the once-storied program consistently disappointed, mid-major after mid-major blasted through the gates of the NCAA tournament’s first weekend into the hearts of the nation.
By now, you’ve seen the first two renditions of our new version of While We’re Waiting. Andrew got us started on Tuesday. Rick followed up on Wednesday. Now, with my usual bent toward sports analytics and media topics, here’s my first stab at this new format. Hope you enjoy and chime in with your thoughts
According to a radio interview with Urban Meyer, the number one position of need for the Ohio State Buckeyes is linebacker. The team took a what it hopes is a big step toward filling those needs with the class of 2014, which is up to twenty-three players after letters of intent came in today. “Without
Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s 24 game winning streak came to and end in Indianapolis on Saturday night with a 34-24 loss to Michigan State. The win caps off a dream season for the Spartans, sending them to their first Rose Bowl since 1988. The loss leaves Ohio State looking back at a 24 game