For the first time since Week 17 of the 2014-15 season, the basketball Buckeyes are ranked in the AP Top 25. Ohio State comes in at No. 22 following a 15-4 start to their season, including a perfect 6-0 record in the Big Ten. Not bad for a team that was projected to finish 11th (out of 14 teams) in the conference this season by Big Ten media members.
No matter what sport, every player has his own role; a role that they can succeed in and help the team, whether they are the star or the last player on the bench. Joey Lane’s role isn’t to fill up the stat sheet, the former walk-on knows that he isn’t on the team to provide something that people will see in the box score or in see in a game recap. To the average fan, a player like Lane may seem pointless in terms of the team’s success. But that’s far from true for the junior guard.
Although he hasn’t been part of it the last three seasons, Thomas has been able to watch the rivalry between the Cavs and Warriors be born from afar. Unfortunately for him, the point guard was forced to watch the first matchup between the two on Christmas Day less than a month ago while continuing to recover from his hip injury, although this time he was able to watch from the sidelines, rather than on his television in Boston. Monday night, he will have the opportunity to take part in the rivalry for the first time, a moment that he is excited for even though he believes it’s “just another game”.
Just one year removed from a 3-13 season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are just one win away from the Super Bowl. Over the past few years, they’ve built their team through the draft and in free agency. With so much draft capital and cap space, the Cleveland Browns would be smart to follow the same plan. If anything, what the Jaguars have done should give Browns fans plenty of hope.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have shocked the college basketball world so far this season and forward Keita Bates-Diop has been one of the main reasons the Buckeyes have played so well. Although he leads the Big Ten in scoring, Bates-Diop was left off the midseason Wooden Award Top 25 watch list on Monday.
Although plenty of us thought it would never happen, it looks as though the Browns need a new special teams coordinator after Chris Tabor decided. The longest-tenured coach on the Browns has (finally) moved on.
The college football season just ended, but it’s never too early to talk about next fall. In the earliest way-too-early rankings, media members don’t seem to care that the Ohio State Buckeyes will have a brand new starting quarterback and have to retool at a number of both skill positions and along the line. They even seem to think that the scarlet and gray will be one of the best teams in the country heading into 2018.
Projected by many to be one of the worst teams in the Big Ten this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes have already turned plenty of heads through 17 games this season. Despite their perfect 4-0 Big Ten record, the scarlet and gray weren’t ranked on the latest AP Top 25 following their upset over previously No. 1 Michigan State.
A native of Grove City, Ohio and three-time national champion as a player at Mount Union, Alex Grinch returns home and will join the Ohio State coaching staff as the team’s 10th assistant. One of the most respected young, up-and-coming defensive minds in college football will presumably become the co-defensive coordinator.
With Ohio State’s stunning upset over No. 1 Michigan State, the Buckeyes not only seem to be back on the map, but Keita Bates-Diop seems to be the real deal, too. So far this season, the forward is leading the scarlet and gray to a 4-0 record in the Big Ten (13-4 overall) and has made plenty of people ask if the Buckeyes have a shot at not only a berth in the NCAA Tournament, but a shot at the conference title as well.
Seven months into the Chris Holtmann era, the Ohio State Buckeyes secured their first signature win of the season, upsetting No. 1-ranked Michigan State, 80-64, Sunday afternoon in Columbus. Now 4-0 in the Big Ten, the Buckeyes may have put college basketball and the rest of the conference on notice following their stunning win over the top-ranked team in the country.
When the Ohio State Buckeyes beat the USC Trojans in the Cotton Bowl last Friday night, the scarlet and gray were without Denzel Ward. Ohio State’s top cornerback decided to sit out the game in order to guarantee his health and get ready to make millions of dollars in April. Expected to be a first-round pick, it’s Ok that Ward decided to watch his final collegiate game fro the sidelines.
With just one game last week due to the holidays, the Ohio State Buckeyes took down Miami (Ohio), 72-59, to close out their non-conference schedule. Now, Big Ten season lies ahead.
You’d think that going 0-16 this season and being 1-31 the last two seasons would be rock bottom for the Cleveland Browns.
In one of the most anticipated non-Playoff games of the bowl season, the Ohio State Buckeyes defense dominated, leading the scarlet and gray to a 24-7 win over the USC Trojans. The low-scoring game included a scoreless second half.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are only 35 games into the season so they have plenty of time to figure out their best lineups and rotations, but right now, playing Channing Frye over Tristan Thompson would be the right move. Frye makes the team (and second unit) better both offensively and (very surprisingly) defensively.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have known to be primarily wine and gold in recent memory. While Nike’s fourth alternate jersey, the City Edition, is much different than the other three and doesn’t include much wine and gold, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad jersey. It’s a nice change and one that Cavs fans should like.
Somehow, it’s only been three-and-a-half weeks since the Ohio State Buckeyes last took the field. Although they didn’t make the Playoff, the scarlet and gray still have plenty to prove and play for in the Cotton Bowl against USC.
In Chris Holtmann’s first year, the season will be filled with plenty of ups and downs. This past week was a perfect example.
There have been plenty of questions surrounding the way head coach Hue Jackson has called the Cleveland Browns’ offense so far this season (and last), but for what seems to be the first time, players are starting to question and get angry about it too. Isaiah Crowell is the first to do so.