March 23, 2012 |
BOSTON - For a moment there, Ohio State looked done for. The Buckeyes were a step slow getting to Cincinnati shooters. As another Bearcats three-pointer rained in, Ohio State shoulders slumped on the court. For that moment, it looked like a sweep for the Big East of Thursday's three NCAA games between that conference and the Big Ten. But just as quickly, Ohio State restored its inside-outside game, forced some turnovers, recovered its equilibrium, and proved worthy of its No. 2 seed, winning the battle for Ohio by taking out the Bearcats, 81-66, at TD Garden.
June 21, 2003 |
Randy Ayers hopes that his new head coaching job begins in much better fashion than his previous one ended. The newly appointed 76ers head coach went 124-108 in eight seasons guiding Ohio State. The first four years he had winning seasons. The last four were losing ones. He was finally dismissed following the 1996-97 season and joined the Sixers as their physical conditioning coach shortly after. In 1994 the NCAA put Ohio State on one year of probation for rules infractions in "recruiting, extra benefits and eligibility legislation in the men's basketball and men's and women's track-and-field programs.
January 3, 1997 |
Damon Stringer, at 5-11, is easily the smallest starter in Ohio State's lineup. He sure plays big. Stringer scored 12 of his 21 points down the stretch last night, leading the visiting Buckeyes to a 73-71 upset over No. 8 Michigan in the Big Ten opener for both teams. "I thought Stringer did a great job down the stretch," Ohio State coach Randy Ayers said. "He was huge. " It was the third loss in four games for the slumping Wolverines (9-3), who had just returned from Honolulu, where they lost two of three in the Rainbow Classic.
September 11, 2011 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeyes' 90 years of in-state domination almost ended on a single play. John Simon pressured backup Toledo quarterback Terrance Owens, forcing an incompletion on fourth down with 48 seconds left, to preserve No. 15 Ohio State's 27-22 victory over the Rockets on Saturday. The Rockets (1-1) drove from their own 28 and were 17 yards away from becoming the first in-state team to beat the Buckeyes since 1921. Ohio State is 43-0-1 against its closest neighbors since that long ago 7-6 setback to Oberlin.
November 15, 2012
TIME TO LET your mind wander for a moment. Let's say Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame all lose before the season's over. And the winner of the SEC title game (presumably Alabama or Georgia) loses in the BCS final. And let's say Urban Meyer's Buckeyes win out. What then? And if you don't think there's at least a possibility that each of those things could fall into place, you haven't been paying attention. In this BCS era, late insanity has been no stranger to the equation.
September 18, 2011 |
MIAMI - Ohio State's first road trip under interim coach Luke Fickell was forgettable. Former Temple coach Al Golden's first win at Miami's helm was memorable. Lamar Miller and a swarming Hurricanes defense saw to that. Miller ran for 188 yards, Jacory Harris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to Allen Hurns, and Miami (1-1) thumped No. 17 Ohio State, 24-6, Saturday night. The Buckeyes (2-1) could get nothing going against the Hurricanes. Quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller combined to complete 4 of 17 passes, and the freshman Miller had the giveaway that sealed Ohio State's fate when he had the ball punched out by Miami's Marcus Robinson with 9 minutes, 21 seconds remaining.
March 26, 2007 |
SAN ANTONIO - By unofficial count, Greg Oden was only asked the same question 24 times. Or once for every minute that he was able to play on Saturday at the Alamodome. Yet, as each fresh media wave converged upon his locker, he sat totally composed on a chair, flanked on each side by what appeared to be team managers. At least they didn't look like bodyguards, but you never know. Good thing there's a time limit on player availability, or the postgame assault might have continued until daylight.
March 17, 1986 |
After rejecting offers from Arkansas and Wake Forest last year, Gary Williams has finally said yes - to Ohio State. Williams, who had a 76-44 record as basketball coach at Boston College, has accepted a five-year deal to succeed Eldon Miller at Ohio State. If Williams's contract is near what Miller's was, he will be earning about $145,000, with perks including a camp, a television show and a radio show. Williams's base salary at Ohio State will be about $75,000. "I was happy at BC; it wasn't like there were big problems there," the 40-year-old Collingswood, N.J., native said.
June 16, 2004 |
A woman whose lawsuit against two Ohio State boosters led to the firing of basketball coach Jim O'Brien has received threatening phone calls and has had her car tires slashed, her lawyer said yesterday. "This entire ordeal has been a tremendous strain upon her," attorney Jeffrey Lucas said. Kathleen Salyers sued Dan and Kim Roslovic last August seeking $510,000 in expenses and damages. She did not intend to expose alleged NCAA violations at Ohio State, Lucas said. In an April deposition, Salyers testified that she housed and fed player Boban Savovic for 2 years, spending thousands of dollars on phone bills, car insurance and spending money for the player who was on the 1998-99 team that O'Brien led to the Final Four.