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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Ohio State Basketball Will Play In Aircraft Carrier Game

The Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in the second Carrier Classic this fall in Charleston, South Carolina. The first game took place this past November on Veterans Day, with North Carolina and Michigan State playing aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. Now it appears the Buckeyes have been tabbed

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Deshaun Thomas Announces Return to Ohio State Basketball Team

The Ohio State University formally announced today that forward Deshaun Thomas will return next year for his junior season for the men’s basketball team. Thomas, a 6-foot-7 starter, blossomed in February and March for the Buckeyes on the team’s path to the Final Four. He is expected to be a key offensive option for head

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Jared Sullinger turning pro after sophomore season

After a move the surprised a few people in returning to Ohio State for his sophomore season, Jared Sullinger has decided to make himself available in the NBA draft. Sullinger and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta are expected to appear at a news conference at 2:15 p.m. ET Wednesday at Value City Arena, on the Ohio

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Buckeyes Have A Tough, But Navigable Road

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They didn’t meet expectations in the regular season or in the conference tournament. They’ve accumulated seven losses and more close calls because of a lack of offensive consistency. This team lacks an identity at times, and their depth remains an issue. When they run up against someone that can guard Jared Sullinger 1-on-1, they’ll probably

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The Buckeyes March Forecast: Cloudy

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Note before reading this…. I don’t consider last night’s thrashing of Illinois any indication of a Buckeye turnaround. The Illini are a sinking ship who are playing like they can’t wait for the season to be over.   College Basketball starts in November. The National Championship Game in New Orleans is played on April 1st.

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Buckeye Basketball Brief: Michigan State stands in Bucks’ way to Big Ten Title

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On Saturday, the Buckeyes suffered through their worst offensive display in the Thad Matta era, shooting just 26% as they stumbled on their way to a 58-48 loss to the Michigan State Spartans at Value City Arena. With their home winning streak of 39 straight history, what the Buckeyes are doing offensively is increasingly fooling

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Penn State No Match For Buckeyes On Their Home Floor

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With a Penn State team coming to Value City Arena sitting at the bottom of the conference at just 2-6, not having beat Ohio State in their last 16 tries, it would have been easy for OSU to look ahead to their showdown with co-Big Ten leader Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Instead, the Buckeyes continued

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