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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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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Buckeyes in the B1G Tourney, Cavalier Chemistry, and Early Football Retirements: While We’re Waiting…

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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

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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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Kemp to CLE? Big Ten Trophies, Thad’s Schedule and Dangerous Journalism: While We’re Waiting…

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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

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Thad Matta: LeBron Jr. will be on my radar

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Odds are, anyone named “LeBron” will be on a recruiting radar of some sort.

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Aaron Craft, the senior leader every team wants and only one has

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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

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Down the Gopher hole: Bucks reeling after third straight loss

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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

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One loss….And I am officially sold

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  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

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While We’re Waiting… Who is Edwin Baker?

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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. Hey, here’s one good thing from the

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NBA News: Sacramento hires Chris Jent as assistant coach

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

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NCAA tourney primer with Kirk and TD – WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-20

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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.

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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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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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ESPN: Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas needs help

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

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Buckeyes Get Blasted By Illini, Have Identity Crisis

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Thirteen points for about the first 14 minutes of the game. 11 first half turnovers and 16 points off those turnovers for the opponent. Out-rebounded by 10 against a team who was severely out-rebounded in their last few games. The Ohio State Buckeyes went into Champaign yesterday afternoon in their first real Big Ten test

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WFNY Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2012: #10 Buckeyes March To Final Four in New Orleans

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2012 was one crazy year in the wild wacky world of Cleveland Sports. Some would tell you 2012 was as bad as it has ever been here. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last four years, WFNY will take a look at what we view to be the 10

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WFNY Podcast – 2012-12-21 – TD and Kirk talk Kansas vs. Ohio State and college vs. NBA

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I got to hang out, drink some decaf and just moderate this badboy. TD is a Kansas grad, Kirk is an Ohio State grad, and they’ll both be attending the matchup this Saturday between the Buckeyes and Jayhawks in Columbus. So, we got everyone on the line and talked about the matchup. Then I started

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