The Buckeyes are going dancing! Ohio State earns a No. 5 seed (in West Region) in Big Dance. They will open against No. 12 seed South Dakota State on Thursday.
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The Buckeyes are a lock to make the NCAA Tournament, but they have fallen (again) to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25.
Much like they did in the 2017 NIT, the NCAA will experiment with four more rule changes in this year’s NIT. There will be four changes that they will test, including moving the three-point line back (again) and changing from halves to quarters, along with two others.
A.J. McCarron? Nah. Two NFL analysts believe the Cleveland Browns will sign former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford to be their bridge quarterback.
To say that the Ohio State Buckeyes have exceeded expectations on the hardwood this season would be an understatement. Projected to finish 11th (out of 14) teams in the Big Ten by the conference’s media members prior to the season, the Buckeyes earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. While the players have produced on the court, head coach Chris Holtmann’s role can’t go unnoticed. Luckily, it hasn’t.
He may be underpaid in 2018, but if Gordon produces and returns to his 2013 form or proves that he can be a legitimate wide out in the NFL, he can still earn plenty of money as his career goes on. Keep in mind, he will only be 27 years old when the 2018 season kicks off this fall.
With a perfect 2-0 final week of the regular season and get back in the win column, including an incredible double overtime win at Indiana last Friday night, the Ohio State Buckeyes jumped three spots from No. 16 to No. 13 in the latest AP Top 25. This is the first time since the 2013-14 season that the scarlet and gray have finished the regular season as a Top 25 team. Four years ago, they ended the regular season ranked No. 24 in the country.
The Ohio State Buckeyes’ success on the hardwood this season is due to their resilience, heart, teamwork, and their ability to always believe they will win no matter the situation, while also being led by a great group of coaches. While they have done very well as a team, there are three players that have led the scarlet and gray for much of the season. Forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate and freshman Kaleb Wesson have been three of the team’s top players this season. With their success on the court, all three have earned all-Big Ten honors Monday night.
Having already exceeded expectations this season, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, their best seed in the conference tournament since they were the No. 2 seed in 2013, the last time the Buckeyes won the Big Ten Tournament.. They will open play Friday night at 6:30 p.m. ET against either No. 7 seed Penn State or No. 10 seed Northwestern.
One of the main reasons for the Buckeyes playing so well this year has been due to forward Keita Bates-Diop. For his efforts so far this season, the forward has been given the sixth-best odds (18-to-1) to win the Associated Press Player of the Year award at season’s end.
For the first time since November, the Ohio State Buckeyes seem to be in a rut on the basketball court. Not only did they lose two consecutive games to Penn State and Michigan, but they also lost back-to-back games for the first time since early in the season. After going 0-2 last week, the Buckeyes fell from No. 8 to No. 16 in the latest Associated Press Top 25.
In college basketball, there are plenty of moments that put life and sports in perspective. Jimmy V Week and Coaches vs. Cancer are two of the many things during the season that do just that. Sunday afternoon was another example not only to remind us that college basketball and sports are just games and entertainment, but that there are far more important things in life than sports.
Being one of the lone new guys on a World Series contender can be tough, but Yonder Alonso seems to be fitting in quite well with his new club. His personality seems to fit just right with his Indians teammates.
Kevin Love won’t have the opportunity to actually play with his new teammates until he fully recovers from his hand injury in a few weeks, but it’s obvious that he loves the new-look Cavs and can’t wait to get back on the court. They already look much improved, just wait until they gain more chemistry and get Love back. Watch out, Eastern Conference (and the rest of the NBA).
A key part of the Indians’ World Series run in 2016, Rajai Davis has returned to the Indians. The veteran outfielder has signed a Minor League contract with Cleveland, which includes an invite to Spring Training with the big league club.
Kerry Coombs will be tough to replace, but Urban Meyer seems to have made a home-run hire, bringing back former Ohio State cornerbacks coach and most recently Temple defensive coordinator Taver Johnson, who was the cornerbacks coach on Jim Tressel’s staff in Columbus from 2007-11.
For the first time since January 6, 2014, the Buckeyes are ranked in the top 10, coming it at No. 8 in the AP Top 25 after upsetting Purdue and dominating Iowa last week.
Chris Holtmann has turned a thin roster into one of the best teams in the country. He doesn’t (and didn’t) make excuses for the lack of depth or anything else, he has just done the best he can with what he was given. Even if it’s just mid-January through March (and April), Holtmann has turned Ohio State into a basketball school. The basketball Buckeyes are fun again, and for that, Holtmann deserves to be the National Coach of the Years in his first season in Columbus.
With just one practice under their belt together, the new-look Cavs not only dominated the Celtics in Boston, but they did so while looking energetic and rejuvenated all while having fun and seemingly being unstoppable offensively.