While We’re Waiting… Andrew Bynum’s new home in Cleveland

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While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Is another change of scenery enough for the All-Star center

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NBA News: Ohio States DeShaun Thomas to enter NBA Draft

Ohio State forward DeShaun Thomas has decided to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft this summer. Per Ohio State, junior forward Deshaun Thomas will forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft — Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) April 5, 2013 Thomas is a 6-foot-7-inch wing who averaged 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds

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


“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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O So Beautiful: Wisconsin’s Ugly Pace, But OSU’s Big Ten Tourney Title

It started four weeks to the day in a hostile Madison environment. The Buckeyes were absolutely smoked by 22, getting their doors blown off from the outset in a 24-6 hole and decimating their Big Ten regular season title hopes (or so we thought). Thad Matta said to his team after that game, “It was embarrassing

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Deja Craft: Buckeyes To Play In Fifth Straight B1G Championship


Flashback to February 24th. The Buckeyes were trailing by six points at the half to the Michigan State Spartans in The Schott. Deshaun Thomas was struggling (1-for-8 shooting), and the Buckeyes needed another scorer to step up their game. Enter Aaron Craft, who scored 17 of his career high 21 points in the second half

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Buckeyes take care of Illini, but no Big Ten title share


A Trey Burke missed layup, a Jordan Morgan tap-back that spun around and rolled off, and a loose ball scamper that killed the clock. Following the miss of two front ends of 1-and-1 free throw trips and the split of a pair before that, the Indiana Hoosiers were able to use a 6-0 run in

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While We’re Waiting… Carlos Hyde, Replacement Level, and Buckeye Basketball Awards

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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. Leading off, Michael Citro at Eleven Warriors has a nice write-up on Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde, who is looking for a huge senior

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Dual Point Payoff: Craft and Scott Lead The Way, Stun Indiana


Throughout this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes have had their trials and tribulations on the offensive end of the floor. At times, playing both junior point guard Aaron Craft and sophomore point guard Shannon Scott simultaneously — while ideal on the defensive end — has damaged Ohio State’s halfcourt offensive attack due to a lack

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Buckeyes, Wolverines Can Work Together To Create 4-Way Big Ten Title Split

Victor Oladipo, Lenzelle Smith

Ohio State and Michigan, the most fierce of rivals. The stark contrast of scarlet and gray on maize and blue has had some epic ramifications on the gridiron for the last century. However, with the resurgence of both basketball programs, these two enemies can work together toward a common goal, another split of the Big

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Buckeyes Force 24 Turnovers, Whack The Gophers


This year’s Buckeye team was always going to have an offense that trailed the defense. The defense has been on an elite level among the college ranks for the last couple years, and they showed exactly why last night. The 18th-ranked Ohio State’s defense forced 24 turnovers and held Minnesota to under 30% shooting as

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Buckeye Six Pack: Badger Beatdown Forces A Shift In Expectations


Due to a family illness, I was unable to do my usual recap for the Wisconsin game on Sunday afternoon (at least I picked a good one to skip). With that in mind and another tough matchup on the docket tonight with Minnesota visiting The Schott, I’m going to dig into some numbers and thoughts

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Northwestern Shoots The Lights Out, Thomas Carries Buckeyes To Victory


If there’s one thing that Northwestern Coach Bill Carmody’s teams are known for from a Buckeye perspective, it’s forcing the Buckeyes into some uncomfortable contests. Tonight was no different as the Buckeyes were in very real danger of losing three straight games for the first time in almost four years. But Deshaun Thomas played with

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Hoosier Best Big Ten Team? IU Confirms It’s Not Ohio State

Victor Oladipo, Lenzelle Smith

It started with a Tyler Griffey slip and open layup in Champaign. With that bucket, capping off a late Illini surge, the Hoosiers dropped their second conference game and continued the streak of #1 being knocked off for several weeks straight. That loss, paired with Ohio State’s loss in Ann Arbor on Tuesday night, made

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Buckeyes can’t Craft a win up in Ann Arbor


Don’t tell me that regular season games don’t matter in college basketball. If you were watching this game and you weren’t either standing, sitting on the edge of your seat, or in my case, alternating between calisthenics and falling to my knees in despair in my living room, then you don’t get college basketball. Sure,

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Smith Jr. Helps Bucks Survive Off Night In Lincoln


Nebraska is just 11-12 and 2-8 in the Big Ten conference this season. Still, if there’s one sentence that I’ve said in about every article since New Year’s, it’s that “winning on the road in the Big Ten isn’t easy”. The Buckeyes nearly fell into that trap with cold shooting and a lazy closeout as

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In slow-motion, Buckeyes deal with Badgers


Over the last seven years, the Buckeyes and Badgers have formed a nice little rivalry within the Big Ten Conference. Fueled by both teams’ success and a  little help from a vocal head coach, it’s consistently been one of the can’t-miss games when the Badgers come to town. Last night was no different as Wisconsin

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