"The plaques for recent All-Americans Ryan Shazier, Bradley Roby, Jack Mewhort and Johnathan Hankins have officially been installed in Buckeye Grove."
-Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Four former Buckeyes now find their names forever alongside former Ohio State greats. Jack Mewhort, Bradley Roby and Ryan Shazier selected in May's draft, Johnathan Hankins in last year's, following standout Ohio State careers, the quartet of once Buckeyes had their All-American campaigns immortalized with plaques along Buckeye Grove.
The walkway to the southwest of Ohio Stadium, Buckeye Grove is lined with buckeye trees and plaques, one for each first-team All-American. With Shazier's tree planted, the other three to come, Ohio State now has a count of 186 first-team All-Americans in program history.
"The junket to East Lansing on Nov. 8 could be for all the marbles in the Big Ten East with a berth in the league championship game on the line ... The Buckeyes won the last time they visited Spartan Stadium, taking a 17-16 decision in 2012."
Tom Dienhart, BTN.com
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart broke down the regular season for Ohio State, the Buckeyes seeking to compile a third consecutive 12-0, perfect regular season.
A visit from Virginia Tech, the Sept. 6 date the first of four night games, highlights the Buckeye non-conference run.
Realignment in the Big Ten divisions, Dienhart highlights Ohio State's Nov. 8 game in East Lansing against Michigan State as the toughest conference game. Foes in the East division, the Buckeyes and Spartans met in last year's Big Ten Championship Game.
"Will Edison, his 17-year-old grandson from Ohio, is interested in following Lou’s footsteps. Before he heads to Ohio State — where he’ll serve as a manager on Thad Matta’s staff."
-Jim Rossow, East Central Illinois News-Gazette
Set to join the Ohio State staff as a student-manager, incoming freshman Will Edison has basketball in his blood. Edison is the grandson of former Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson.
Henson served as the head coach of the Illini from 1975 to 1996, amassing 423 wins against 224 losses. Winning the 1983-84 Big Ten championship on his way to 21-year career with 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, Henson is the all-time leader in victories for Illinois.
"Sunday’s attendance of 19,965 ranks as the largest single-game conference tournament attendance in NCAA history."
Defeating Ohio State in their Big Ten Tournament opener with a walk-off 7-6 win, Nebraska was powered through the conference tournament with the support of thousands of Husker fans as Omaha, Neb., 45 minutes from their Lincoln campus. played host to the Big Ten's postseason.
In Sunday's tournament championship, Nebraska fans helped push the Big Ten to new highs. Taking on Indiana, Nebraska took to the field with the overwhelming support of the 19,965 in attendance. Though Indiana won 8-4, Nebraska's effort helped bring out nearly 20,000 fans, setting an NCAA record for single-game attendance in a conference tournament.
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