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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ohio State Football: Future Big Ten Schedules Released

The Big Ten Conference released the conference football schedules for 2013-2016 on Monday morning. Below are Ohio State's conference for each of the four years.


9/28 - Wisconsin
10/5 - @ Northwestern
10/12 - Open
10/19 - Iowa
10/26 - Penn State
11/2 - @ Purdue
11/9 - Open
11/16 - @ Illinois
11/23 - Indiana
11/30 - @ Michigan


9/27 - Open
10/4 - Purdue
10/11 - Open
10/18 - @ Iowa
10/25 - Northwestern
11/1 - @ Wisconsin
11/8 - Illinois
11/15 - @ Penn State
11/22 - @ Indiana
11/29 - Michigan

10/3 - @ Purdue
10/10 - Penn State
10/17 - Michigan State
10/24 - Open
10/31 - @ Minnesota
11/7 - Wisconsin
11/14 - @ Illinois
11/21 - Indiana
11/28 - @ Michigan

10/1 - Purdue
10/8 - Open
10/15 - @ Michigan State
10/22 - Illinois
10/29 - @ Penn State
11/5 - Minnesota
11/12 - @ Wisconsin
11/19 - @ Indiana
11/26 - Michigan

For the complete Big Ten schedules for 2013-2016, click HERE

I don't know about everyone else, but all this football talk has me too excited for the upcoming 2012 season! Who's ready for Urban Renewal?! Go Bucks!!! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spotlight on...Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

Spotlight on....Braxton Miller

Hometown: Huber Heights, Ohio

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6'2

Year: Braxton is finishing up his freshman year this spring. In the fall, he will be starting for the Buckeyes at quarterback for the second year. 

What Makes Him Special: Braxton has the ability to make something out of nothing on the field. When a play breaks down, his creativity can still allow for a big play to be made.  His abilities to both run and throw make him a dangerous player for the Buckeyes' offense.  During spring practice this year, Coach Meyer said, "Having a quarterback that makes something out of nothing is every coach's dream, and we've got one. And we might have two." Braxton's development this off season as a passer and as a quarterback in general in addition to the development of the offense as a whole should have everyone in Buckeye Nation excited for the upcoming season! 
Twitter: @BraxtonMiller5

"You've got to crawl before you walk." - Braxton Miller 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jordan Sibert Expected to Transfer

On Tuesday afternoon, The Columbus Dispatch reported that sophomore guard Jordan Sibert is expected to transfer to Dayton after spring quarter.  He could be released from his scholarship as early as this week, leaving Ohio State with 3 open scholarships.  Sibert had hinted that he would be looking at other options when the season ended, & Dayton would make sense as his destination.  Archie Miller, the Flyers' head coach, recruited Sibert when he was an assistant at Ohio State.  It is likely that Sibert would take on a shooting role at Dayton, the same type of role that he was supposed to fulfill as a Buckeye. However, he shot just 30% this season and ended up spending most of the year at the end of the Buckeyes' bench.

On Tuesday afternoon, Sibert tweeted, "Haha this is funny. But everyone I'm still at osu and I'm still getting better..don't believe everything you read...smh," leading some to believe that maybe he will remain a Buckeye.  Additionally, Sibert's brother denied the reports of his transferring to Dayton, but did not deny that he would be leaving the Ohio State program.  We will keep you updated if there are any new developments with this story.

As said before, should Sibert transfer, that would leave OSU with 3 open scholarships with the spring signing period beginning tomorrow and running through May 16th.  Ohio State has showed interest in Rodney Hood, a 6-8 guard from Mississippi State who has decided to transfer.  Hood is close friends with LaQuinton Ross, which could help the Buckeyes' get him.

The Buckeyes have also showed interest in Amedeo Della Valle, a 6-5 guard who could really help with 3 point shooting.  And then there is Tony Parker, the McDonald's All-American post player from Georgia who several schools are waiting on to make his college choice.  As of last week, it did not look promising for the Buckeyes to sign Parker, who reportedly has stopped returning OSU's phone calls.

This spring signing period should be very interesting for the Buckeyes as Matta works to fill the open scholarships. There are currently 2 for sure, left by Buford and Sullinger with a possibility of two more opening up with the transfer of Sibert.  The other opening could come from a JD Weatherspoon transfer, which many believe is quite possible.

- Janelle 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thomas Opts To Remain a Buckeye

It's a great day for the Ohio State basketball program. Sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas has chosen to remain a Buckeye and come back for his junior season.  It's great news for Buckeye Nation especially after learning Wednesday that Jared Sullinger has decided to forgo his junior and senior years of college to go pro.

Thomas started in all 39 games this year for the Buckeyes and came off the bench for all 37 games his freshman year.  This year, he averaged 15 points per game and 5 rebounds.  However, while Thomas was stellar on offense this year, his defense is what he will need to develop in the offseason and next year in order to make himself a lottery pick in a future NBA draft. 

"We have a great team returning next season and I want to be a part of another championship run," Thomas said, "I looked at my future as a professional but I love being a Buckeye and want to continue my education and development as a player and as a person at Ohio State." 

(Source: OhioStateBuckeyes.com) 

Also, I'd like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Janelle, and I'll be helping Lexi with The Sullinger Zone. We've got big plans for the site...so be on the look out for some cool features and articles in the future!

You can follow find me on Twitter...@jpeanut21...I'm outgoing and I love to meet new people...and obviously, I love to talk about Ohio State athletics, sports in general, and all sorts of other things. Talk to me! :)