"The attorney for an Ohio State University student who ran onto the Ohio Stadium field during a football game on Saturday night said yesterday that his client has lost his full-ride scholarship because of the incident."
The 21-year old Anthony J. Wunder was tackled by Anthony Schlegel during the second quarter of the Ohio State-Cincinnati game. Most recently, Wunder pleaded not guilty and has asked for a jury trial. Now, however, Wunder is losing his full-ride when the Evans Scholars program told the mechanical engineering student that he had lost his scholarship.
Wunder is also no longer living in the Evans Scholars house, according to his attorney. Wunder does remain enrolled at Ohio State and is a fourth-year student in a five-year engineering program. While it's tough to lose a scholarship, the good news is that Wunder is just about done with his program. For now, he'll have to wait and see what the judge at the Franklin County Municipal Court decides.
UPDATE, 7:05 p.m. ET: The senior vice president of education for the Evans Scholars Foundation says that while Wunder has been suspended from living at OSU's Evans Scholar house and suspended from all group activities, his scholarship had not been canceled.
“He’s a very nice and bright young man who obviously made a very big mistake,” Harrison told the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein, adding that the decision on Wunder's scholarship remained forthcoming.
"...the Ohio State back line held strong and cleared away a last-second attempt to earn its first ranked win of the year and giving the Cardinals their first home loss of the season in front of crowd of more than 2,800 fans. "
The Ohio State men's soccer team claimed a 1-0 upset victory over the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals Tuesday evening at Lynn Stadium in Louisville. The win for the Buckeyes marked the first road victory against a Top 10 opponent since the 2004 campaign, which is a pretty big deal. Senior midfielder Yianni Sarris scored the only goal in the match in the 33rd minute, while the Buckeye defense held strong throughout the entire 90 minutes to snap a four-match win streak for the Cardinals (5-2-1).
It's exciting for a team whenever they can upset a highly-ranked squad, and this win over Louisville could help jump start Ohio State as they head into the rest of their season. Head coach John Bluem was excited for his team as well:
"The first half we were under an enormous amount of pressure but we were able to hold our own. We were able to capitalize on a defensive breakdown and Yianni wasn't picked up by a defender and put a solid strike on net. Louisville is a very good team and I am extremely proud of our guys. We had a plan to stop their attacks and it worked. They fought hard and played smart and it's great for them to earn a big win like this tonight."
"I'm just devastated that his lifetime at the school-he was there for 50 years as a student, a coach and an athletic director-to see that his legacy is going down the drain, that's what I'm angry about."
Donald Canham was the former athletic director for Michigan from 1968-1988. Canham increased attendance at the stadium from 74,000 per year to the capacity crowds that fans are used to today. He used a combination of marketing gimmicks and one very smart coaching hire-Bo Schembechler-to increase both the revenues and prestige of the program.
Now, the widow of the former AD has taken issue with the way Dave Brandon has been running things in Ann Arbor:
"I just think it's gone way overboard with the crazy music and Beyonce and Eminem and that sort of thing. I guess he's trying to cater to the students but it's obviously not working. For me the pageantry of the football game is the band coming out on the field and the tradition of the drum major. To me it's become a circus, and that's not what it should be. I'm born and raised in Ann Arbor. I grew up with Michigan football. That's not-to me-Michigan football."
"Football Bowl Subdivision schools are currently undergoing or planning football stadium renovations that total more than $3.6 billion, according to a CBSSports.com analysis. Some of those dollars are tied into other projects connected to stadium renovations, but the vast majority is for items inside stadiums."
Jon Solomon over at CBS Sports constructed an article asking the question of what the right size is for a college football stadium. As Solomon suggests, universities are asking that question as they look to maximize revenue by building more premium seats and suites.
From Texas A&M's $450 million project to Arkansas State's $5 million upgrade, schools across the country are looking to see what's working best with the revenue and responding to the increase in attendance at football games by expanding their stadiums. Ohio State makes the list, but towards the lower end of the higher amounts. The Buckeyes are spending $13.7 million to add 2,600 seats to their capacity, which might explain the new highest stadium records for attendance that the 'Shoe has recently broke against Virginia Tech and most recently Cincinnati.
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- And I thought it was just parody accounts that copy and pasted tweets.
- Be sure to check out the Cavaliers Wine and Gold scrimmage at 7 p.m. ET