Russell, Bucks bow out to Arizona

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A March Madness run never seems long when you don’t make it to the second weekend and the Sweet 16. When the bracket was unveiled, it seemed as if Ohio State would be met with certain doom in the second game (I refuse to call it the “Third Round”) against title contender Arizona should they

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Buckeyes in Rip City: One Alum’s Account of OSU-VCU

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In an era of 72-inch TVs, couches that will rub your feet, and Roombas that bring you the remote control, it’s easy to watch NCAA Tournament games from afar. Despite all of the modern-day amenities in the world, there is still nothing like watching your team in person. On Thursday, I was lucky enough to see my

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Not Done Just Yet: Buckeyes survive overtime thriller with VCU

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If the gradual parody of the college basketball landscape and the pair of 14 seed victories earlier in the day hadn’t already informed you, a 10 over a 7 seed isn’t much of an upset. In fact, the Buckeyes were the only double digit seed to be favored in Vegas. But, the Buckeyes did surprise

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Don’t trust the computers on Ohio State in the NCAA tournament: WFNY Stats & Info

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I can’t ever recall a dichotomy quite like this. The base support for this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team has been lukewarm at best. A team some thought to be a top-20 contender languished for most of the season, stumbled into the NCAA tournament, and landed a No. 10 spot opposite 7-seed Virginia Commonwealth.

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Ohio State, Cincinnati, Dayton, Xavier make NCAA Tournament

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Four college basketball teams from Ohio were selected to be in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. WFNY’s Josh Poloha has our first look at each team’s place in the bracket. The Cincinnati Bearcats were the first Ohio team to be announced in the tournament on Selection Sunday. They drew a No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region

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Spartans demolish Buckeyes inside in Big Ten quarterfinal

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If there is one trait that characterizes Tom Izzo’s Michigan State teams, it’s physical play down low. If there’s one thing that has plagued the Buckeyes since Jared Sullinger left, it’s the lack of a consistent, effective shotblocker or post presence. In the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night, Michigan State ran Ohio State up

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Bucks advance as Thad Matta passes Fred Taylor

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It was far from a convincing performance against the No. 11 seed in the conference tournament, but the sixth-seeded Buckeyes completed their objective by taking out the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the United Center in the Big Ten tournament to advance to the quarterfinals by a 79-73 margin. As always, the Buckeyes were paced by

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Ohio State’s Path to a Big Ten Tournament Championship

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Following a disappointing end to an up-and-down regular season, the Ohio State Buckeyes now have their full attention on the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State, who finished the regular season 22-9 (11-7), will be the No. 6 seed in the upcoming conference tournament that began last night and continues through Sunday night. At No. 6,

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OSU’s Russell, Tate, Scott, Thompson nab All-Big Ten Honors

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The Buckeyes may have been blown out in their home finale against Wisconsin Sunday night, but they still have plenty of post-season play left to prove how good they can really be. Ohio State received some positive news Monday when the Big Ten released their regular season awards and all-conference teams. D’Angelo Russell was named both the

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Closing Time: Buckeye Seniors Fall to Wisconsin in Columbus Finale

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In the Big Ten this season, there’s Wisconsin and there’s everybody else. The Badgers proved that out on Sunday afternoon in Columbus. On Senior Day, the Ohio State Buckeyes started out frigid, and despite a brief second-half rally, were no match for the complete Wisconsin squad that still has its sights on a No. 1

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Twitter fights, Cavaliers and Buckeyes basketball – WFNY Podcast – 2015-02-17

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Kirk came on the podcast and we were all over the place. We talked about Twitter fights and sports and all kinds of stuff. Here’s a more detailed list. Bomani Jones and the continual Cleveland anger parade Kirk and his block party on Twitter Kirk is going to give something up for Lent The deep

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Diving into the Buckeye makeup heading down the stretch

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

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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

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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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Ohio State RB coach Stan Drayton hired by Chicago Bears

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Ohio State―wait, sorry; The Ohio State―no, still not right; The National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes (that’s better) will have some new coaches guiding the offense next season. Running backs coach Stan Drayton has been hired to the same position by the Chicago Bears. He is the second Buckeye assistant to find a new employer this

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Buckeyes get Boiled down without Loving

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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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National Signing Day, Josh Gordon’s suspension, and nicknames: While We’re Waiting…

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Welcome to Wednesday, Wiffnyers. Wiffnyers—that doesn’t quite work, does it? Wiffnyers, hmmm. Never mind for now; we’ll get back to that later. It’s National Signing Day, that special Wednesday in February when 18-year-olds across the country announce at which institutions of higher learning they will play football. I confess that I have not been following the latest recruiting news, nor

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Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott got a Buckeyes Championship Tattoo

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Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott unveiled a fairly large and fairly awesome Block O tattoo on Sunday afternoon. Apparently created by his friend Matt Johnson, Elliott’s ink portrays a giant Ohio State logo surrounded by other Zeke-fueiled items like the NCAA Division I Championship trophy, St. Louis’ famous arc, and his jersey number

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

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

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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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