While the Ohio State football regular season is in its final week, the Buckeye basketball team’s 2015-16 campaign has just begun. With one week under their belt, one of the youngest teams in college basketball (seven freshmen, four sophomores, one junior, and one senior) began their season with three cupcakes. At least, that’s what their
Ohio State’s 76-54 victory over Mount St. Mary on Sunday wasn’t just a win in their season opener, but it was head coach Thad Matta’s 300th career victory as the coach of the Buckeyes. Beginning his 12th season in Columbus, Matta has accumulated an impressive 300-94 record leading the Buckeyes, and made sure to tell
Before Wednesday, the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team already knew some of the major games on their non-conference slate, but the remaining part of the non-conference schedule was announced Wednesday afternoon by Ohio State head coach Thad Matta. With a non-conference schedule that features games against Kentucky, Virginia, UConn, and Memphis, the Buckeyes will have plenty of
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
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.
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
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,
Good morning, loyal WFNYw3 readers. It’s every other Thursday, so I have visitation, err, presentation rights with you for the morning edition. Without further ado, let’s hop right in. The Ohio State Buckeyes kick off their Big Ten tournament this evening when they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the No. 11 seed which dispatched the
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
It’s Wednesday, and your boy is back. I spent last week in Orlando for a work conference. Let me just say there is nothing worse than landing at home after a week on the road on a Friday night at 9:45. I watched Thursday night’s Cleveland Browns from the road at a random bar and was
Odds are, anyone named “LeBron” will be on a recruiting radar of some sort.
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
The Michigan State loss was an understandable loss because of the hostile Breslin Center environment against an experienced top five squad. Buckeye fans were comforted by the valiant comeback and forcing overtime, nearly pulling off the stunner. Then, there was the Iowa game Sunday. In the first major home game of the conference season, Iowa was
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
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 email@example.com. Hey, here’s one good thing from the
Ohio State Buckeyes assistant and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Chris Jent is heading to the West Coast. The Sacramento Kings have officially hired the 43-year-old Jent as an assistant coach, the team announced yesterday. Previously this offseason, the Kings tabbed former Cavs assistant Michael Malone as their head coach and it had been rumored for
The connection was a bit bad for a few moments as we all tried to figure out who was talking next, but it all got smoothed out pretty quickly. Kirk and TD are two of the more passionate NCAA hoops fans on the site and they wanted to lay out some storylines for the tourney.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. “”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,”
In his quest to discuss the most over-worked and over-relient players in NCAA Division I men’s basketball, Basketball Prospectus’ John Gasaway has Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas front and center. Gasaway, in a piece penned for ESPN.com, states that while Thomas’ growth over the last three years has been nothing short of brilliant, the way That