Solutions for NBA tanking and Jim Thome wants to play: While We’re Waiting

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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

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Buckeyes focus on defense with Big Ten’s top recruiting class

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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

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Michigan State upsets Ohio State to win Big Ten Championship, knocks Buckeyes out of national title contention

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

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While We’re Waiting… The debate rages- Ohio State, Florida State and a one loss SEC team

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Auburn vs. Ohio State? I get Auburn vs.

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BCS News: 4 Auburn upsets 1 Alabama; Ohio State on verge of moving up

In one of the greatest college football games ever, No. 4 Auburn upended No. 1 Alabama 34-28 in an epic Iron Bowl on a missed field goal return for touchdown. The upset moves No. 3 Ohio State into the BCS Championship picture. The Tigers (11-1, 7-1 SEC) trailed the Buckeyes by a sizeable margin —

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Five around Cleveland – OSU, CSU, QBs, Jhon, & AB

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1. It is Ohio State/Michigan week and for the first time since the days of Rich Rod, there is almost zero anticipation for this game outside of the local fan bases. Remember, this was supposed to be the one “tough” game post-Wisconsin on the Buckeyes charmin-soft schedule. Instead, they might as well be playing Illinois,

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Examining the Buckeye Offense at the Midpoint

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A year and a half into the Urban Meyer era, and the Buckeyes are still yet to taste defeat. The 2012 season was glorious. In spite of a nonexistent postseason, I’ll never forget watching Ryan Shazier house that interception at Beaver Stadium, the emotional roller coaster in Madison, or Carlos Hyde grinding the Michigan defense

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While We’re Waiting…Trent’s workload, Tribe’s rotation, Buckeye’s read option

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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.   “In 2012, over a five game

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WFNY talks about Ohio State and off-field issues

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Urban Meyer probably feels like he can’t catch a break these days. In his first season as head coach of The Ohio State University, he had to deal with a postseason ban that he wasn’t expecting and the arrests of veteran leaders like Storm Klein, Jake Stoneburner, and Jack Mewhort. In the offseason since then,

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NCAA News: Ohio State’s Hyde dismissed from team; Bradley Roby arrested

A pair of Ohio State players find themselves in the news for unfortunate reasons. Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde was recently named as the person of interest in a police investigation concerning an altercation at a bar in Columbus over the weekend and has been subsequently dismissed from the team while cornerback Bradley Roby was

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Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee to retire July 1

A week after his comments about Notre Dame, the SEC and the Catholic religion went public, Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee announced today his intention to retire effective July 1, 2013.  The two-time Ohio State president made his announcement this afternoon in an email to students, faculty and staff. The Columbus Dispatch broke the story. “Without question,

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NCAA Tournament: Ohio State’s Path To Atlanta

Rejoice Ohio State fans. Not only is your team playing its best basketball at the right time, but the NCAA Tournament committee rewarded them with perhaps its best draw in years. Fresh off of their Big Ten Tournament Championship in Chicago, Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are riding high right into the greatest event in all of American sports.

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Big Ten News: Former Buckeyes OC Jim Bollman being considered at Michigan State

According to Football Scoop.com, former Buckeyes’ offensive coordinator Jim Bollman is close to accepting a job to be Michigan State’s new OC- “Sources tell us Jim Bollman is expected to accept the Michigan State OC job” The Detroit Free Press is also reporting the hiring- “Michigan State has hired Purdue offensive line coach Jim Bollman

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While We’re Waiting…Kyrie earns respect, OSU/Wisc, Bourn notes

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com.   “”This weekend was just basically about earning everybody’s respect and getting a chance for people to see me who don’t usually see me,”

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Gordon Gee: Big Ten expansion talks ongoing

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee told the university’s Athletic Council last December that talks regarding the Big Ten’s further expansion were “ongoing”. On the heels of adding Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers it appears the Big Ten is not quite done expanding. Gee “believes there is movement towards three or four

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NCAA Basketball News: Ohio State Revises Coach Thad Matta’s Contract

While this season has been a bit of an up and down year for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, their head coach Thad Matta is still being rewarded with a revised contract that sees a boost to his annual salary. According to Rusty Miller of the Associated Press, the new contract will see him

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Buckeye Learnings

Well, the undefeated season for the Ohio State Buckeyes is officially over. All we are left to deal with are articles about what could have been, what should have been and what the NCAA or Ohio State could have done differently to avoid this debacle. Somewhere along the line you will find articles tying all

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The Buckeye Leaves

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The Big Ten has been busy the last two days handing out conference awards. Keep something in mind as we talk about which Buckeyes did and didn’t make these all conference teams and individual honors: Ohio State finished 8-0 in Big Ten play. Nebraska finished 7-1, Michigan 6-2 and Penn State 6-2. I mention those

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Ohio State’s one-game season

On Saturday afternoon I drove to the barbershop to get a haircut where I was greeted by the owner who happens to be a war veteran that has more opinions than there are topics. Just my kind of place. I was sporting an Ohio State hoodie and upon sitting down, he asks me if I

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College Football Rumors: Maryland and Rutgers to join Big Ten?

The number ten in the name “Big Ten” might be about to get even sillier according to an ESPN report that indicates Maryland is negotiating and that it could pave the way for Rutgers to follow suit. A source told ESPN.com that the Big Ten has been itchy about further expansion since Notre Dame made

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