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Ohio State News: Beat The Clock, 04/23/2012

LIVE VIDEO streaming of Tony Parker’s 4 p.m. announcement | AJC College Sports Recruiting

Tune in (or check in here shortly there after) to see if Thad Matta and Jeff Boals' ninja game is on point with their football brethren.

Perspective, please, on ADV | Buckeye Xtra Sports

The venerable Bob Hunter warns us all to not get our hopes too much up on Italian basketball commitment (via Henderson, Nevada) Amedeo Della Valle. Remember, Jon Diebler (whom ADV has already been compared to just about everywhere) struggled early in his Ohio State career as well.

Buckeyes center finds new inspiration to perform with new regime |

Probable Ohio State starting center Corey Linsley describes how the beginning of the Urban Meyer-era at Ohio State not only changed him as a football player but also as a person. A must read.

Buckeye briefs: Ohio State tennis wins 7th straight Big Ten title - Sports - The Lantern - Ohio State University

The Ohio State tennis-industrial complex continues to churn out conference title after conference title after conference title. Congrats to the Big Ten champion men's tennis team (and now holders of a 146 match Columbus based winning streak).

Norwood Teague expected to be named University of Minnesota athletics director -

The Virginia Commonwealth athletic director as expected was introduced as Minnesota's new AD this afternoon. columnist Charley Walters calls it a 'home run'. Given Teague's success both with hiring great coach after great coach for the Rams' now household name basketball program as well as contract savvy in keeping rising star Shaka Smart, Minnesota faithful should have plenty to be excited (and the rest of the Legends division on guard appropriately).

Family does not want stadium renamed for Joe Paterno -

The Paterno family says they'd like to honor the late head coach's wishes and not name Penn State's stadium after their late patriarch... Of course they say so in response to loaded contractual language from the university that would've waved their right to sue regarding the handling of Paterno's termination after 45 years as the Nittany Lions' head man. They do concede that if it happens it happens and they'd certainly view it as a nice gesture following a rather bitter breakup.

"A very wise coach once told me, ‘If you really want play-action, you better pull a guard’" — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III agree | Smart Football

The quote from former Stanford and current San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman rings true as Chris Brown makes us all smarter by showing how probable number one and number two NFL Draft Picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III utilized the play action to perfection. Football Recruiting - Cornerback U. reveals their choice for the proverbial title of 'Cornerback U.' And your 2012 honoree is... Not Ohio State. Oh, off-season news cycle.

John L. Smith named head coach at Arkansas - Yahoo! Sports



UFC 145: 26 Notes From An MMA Novice's Night At The Fight -

One of the best reads on Mixed Martial Arts you'll have digested in a while (from a college football guy, no less).

Ryan Adams' iTunes Sessions - Free Music Videos, Song Lyrics, Free Music Downloads - AOL Music

Cap your work day off right with the hauntingly beautiful acoustic singer-songwriter stylings of one Ryan Adams.

The Verge at work: sync your text everywhere, never lose an idea again | The Verge

A great read from SBN's sister site, The Verge, on improving your multi-space work flow.