Category Archives: Big Ten

Radical new college football plan

Georgia’s President Michael Adams has a beef with the NCAA and Ohio State. Ok, Mr. Adams here’s a new plan…

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This story has been ongoing since before the BCS title game to be honest with you. Here’s a snippet from the Columbus Dispatch about Adams’ position-

University of Georgia president Michael Adams accused the Big Ten and Pacific-10 conferences, along with the Rose Bowl, of being “the largest impediment” to a major college football playoff system.

The plan promoted by Adams would have an NCAA committee select eight teams and seed them for a three-round playoff. He has called for the quarterfinal games to be played as the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls, with the semifinals taking place on the second Saturday in January and the national championship game on the third Saturday.

Adams, who just last year voted against a playoff plan proposed by University of Florida president Bernard Machen, defended his apparent flip-flop. Adams said the BCS has produced “bad matchups” most of the time, and “this year was the tipping point. Continue reading

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So now we just wait on Pryor…

James Laurinaitis is coming back for his senior year. Sorry about your luck Michigan.

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So let’s get this straight- The Buckeyes will return 9 starters on defense. That’s 9 starters on a unit that ranked first in the nation in most categories, and held Michigan to 91 yards of total offense. On offense, they lose Kirk Barton and Dionte Johnson, who was splitting time with 2 other players anyway. Coming back are Hartline and Robiskie who combined for over 1600 yards and 17 TD’s, and Chris Wells who had 1609 yards himself and 15 TD’s.

That same Michigan team has lost QB’s Chad Henne and Ryan Mallet, RB Mike Hart, WR’s Mario Manningham and Adrian Arrington, plus OL’s Jake Long and Adam Kraus. Defensively they lose 4 starters, including Sean Crable. On top of that Michigan will have to travel to Columbus this year. All of that with a new coach and system to learn. Yep. Good luck with that ground hogs.

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A Big Start for the Big Ten

Pat checks in after the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against Illinois.

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Thursday night started a defense of the Ohio State men’s basketball teams 2 time regular season Big Ten title hunt. Starting the Big Ten season means basketball season is well underway and this game is the same game just a few years ago that Ohio State coach Thad Matta coached his first Big Ten game, Champaign, Illinois.

Ohio State left the Illini scratching their heads and wondering why they couldn’t score in the 2nd half, as the Buckeyes won 74-58. Led by senior Jamar Butler’s 32 points (4-7 from down town and was 8-8 from the charity stripe) the Buckeyes methodically pulled away during the 2nd half. Butler scored 15 points in a row in the 2nd half during the run that put the Buckeyes up for good. Butler also had 6 assist, 2 key ones as him and Matt Terwilliger worked the pick and pop and Terwilliger knocked down 2 big 3’s. Continue reading

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They fear the vest!

Seriously…does anyone want to coach Michigan?

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This morning’s report that Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano has decided to stay at Rutgers instead of accepting the open job at Michigan has to be disheartening for the big blue alumni and fans. Even before Lloyd Carr’s retirement presser it was a foregone conclusion that LSU’s Les Miles would jump at the chance to coach at his Alma mater. Last weekend that idea hit a serious snag. Miles decided the grass wasn’t greener in Michigan. His contract extension reported yesterday pretty much slammed the door on any return to groundhog country.

The man on the left is Iowa’s coach Kirk Ferentz. He was or wasn’t a serious candidate for the position as well. That depends who you talk to. According to the Detroit News however, he is no longer being considered. Could he be the third candidate to say thanks, but no thanks to what was called by many to be “the best coaching job in the country”? Actually, the first man to say no thank you would have been Stanford coach, and UM grad Jim Harbaugh, but let’s be real, he wasn’t going to be a candidate anyway. Continue reading

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Dunk you very much…

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. We’re thankful so many of you have made us a regular stop on the net.

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Last night LeBron James and Kosta Koufos made Ohio proud with spectacular performances. For Kosta it was a coming out party with a national audience. He scored 24 and grabbed 9 boards. I don’t want to steal Pat’s thunder, so I’ll just say the Bucks looked better than the more experience, and ranked, Syracuse Orange.

As for LeBron? Ho-hum. Another 45 point performance. The Cavs get a win over hapless Minnesota. Doesn’t quite dull the sting of that home loss Tuesday. Can I just say that Zydrunas played 35 minutes against the Bucks and then 33 minutes the next day? Man, even the Cavs’ beat writers are starting to pick up on the trend we spotted three weeks ago. Big Z is logging way too many minutes.

Have a great day with family and friends. Don’t forget to set your fantasy line-ups!

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It never gets old

Carmen Ohio is just better on the road. Don’t know why, but it is.

Thanks to Eleven Warriors for the find.

 

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Young Bucks, Shoot Well.

Pat Glasser has his eye on the Ohio State basketball team. Good thing one of us does…

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Even though deer hunting season is now upon us I am referring to another group of Bucks. Last week the defending Big Ten champs and national runner’s up Ohio State men’s basketball team started their 2007-2008 season with 2 solid wins. Beating Wisconsin-Green Bay and Columbia at the Schottestein Center. Two things led them to their 2 wins; good defensive pressure and good outside shooting.

This year’s young Buckeyes will always be reminded of what they do not have in 3 first round draft picks 2 graduated seniors that were a big part of last year’s run to Atlanta. What people are forgetting is that this year’s point guard (senior) Jamar Butler played that same position 2 years ago when OSU won their first of 2 straight Big Ten titles. He backed off last year and played a 2 guard, while letting Mike Conley run the 1. This shows the type of player, leader and person Butler is. Butler not only can start the break and run he also knows when to shoot, which he does very well. 2 other players returning from last year are Othello Hunter and David Lighty both are in the starting line-up this year and playing really well. Lighty had the best all-around game their first night with Hunter adding defense around the basket like last year’s All-American and first pick Greg Oden did. Continue reading

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