"Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception."
Evan Turner's standing in Ohio State circles is an interesting one. While his Mark Titus coined nickname, The Villain, has become part of his reputation amongst NBA fans of late, Turner's former status as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft has some teams still seeing what OSU fans remember fondly about him.
Despite Turner's downward spiral to finish the 2013-14 season, his productivity remains unique:
Evan Turner: as a scorer, his mediocrity is uniquely versatile pic.twitter.com/1ufw7c6GJK— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) July 21, 2014
Here's hoping former Butler coach (and Thad Matta assistant) Brad Stevens can figure out how to get the best out of ET and put him on track for a solid and lengthy NBA career.
"That's why the team is excited about Guiton — he's one of the fastest players on the roster and has a tight release when throwing the ball."
-Everett Cook, LA Times
The LA KISS’ season might be over, but for Kenny Guiton, it appears that his professional football party is just getting started. According to the L.A. Times’ Everett Cook, the Buckeye fan-favorite has quickly made his presence felt in the Arena league. In fact, Guiton’s short stint with the team may be one of the few positives that the 3-13 Kiss will take away from this season.
Guiton only appeared in five games this season (the AFL season starts long before the NFL Draft) but he made a significant impact, especially in the red zone. In those five games, Guiton has rushed for two touchdowns and passed for five. LA KISS co-owner Brett Bouchy told Everett "Kenny Guiton is the type of guy you need because he’s versatile. I think Guiton will definitely be back, and he’s the type of guy we’re going to try to build around for the future."
So, in news that comes as no surprise to Buckeye fans, once a pro team finally got ahold of Kenny Guiton, they expressed every desire to keep him around. At this point, it appears that an NFL offer might be the only thing that could derail Kenny Guiton’s budding AFL career.
"Wrestling for the U.S. team at the Pan American championships in Mexico City, Stieber posted three convincing wins at 70 kg"
-Mark Hazelwood, Sandusky Register
Last week Ohio State redshirt junior Hunter Stieber represented USA Wrestling at the Pan-Am games in Mexico City. Stieber wrestled three matches, winning them all en route to a 70kg freestyle tournament championship.
Stieber’s first match was a 10-0 technical fall victory over Brazil’s Tasso Rocha. In the semifinals he bested Ecuador’s Yoan Blanco 9-2. The final against Peurto Rico’s Pedro Soto was Stieber’s closest match of the weekend, ending in a 4-1 victory for the Buckeye.
Hunter Stieber is the younger brother of 3x national champion Logan Stieber. He took third in the NCAA tournament at 141 pounds in 2013 and sat out last season taking a "strategic redshirt." Stieber is expected to be the Buckeyes' starting 149 pounder for the 2014-15 season and should contend for a national championship.
"LaQuinton Ross' decision to turn pro left the Buckeyes sorely lacking in scorers. Here's where Loving will have a chance to make a big leap"
-C.L. Brown, ESPN
C.L. Brown of ESPN’s College Basketball Blog released a list of 10 "Under-the-radar" sophomores to watch for the 2013-14 season and Buckeye Marc Loving made the list.
As a Freshman, loving had an up-and-down season. For the season, he averaged 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.2 assists per contest while playing just under eleven minutes per game. When it came down to tournament time, Loving only played 11 minutes total in three Big Ten tournament games. He also chipped in 8 minutes in Ohio State’s first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Dayton.
It appears that ESPN expects him to make a much larger impact in 2014-15 and he will need to if the Buckeyes are going to succeed.
The Big Ten Network polled a collection of college football experts, including LGHL’s own Andrew Lind, to determine which school had the best uniforms in the conference and the Ohio State Buckeyes came out on top.
While the Buckeyes only had one "#1" vote, only one person had them lower than 3 (6). Michigan, Penn State, and Michigan State were numbers 2, 3, and 4 respectively.
Here’s how Lind voted:
1. Ohio State, 2. Minnesota, 3. Penn State, 4. Michigan, 5. Illinois, 6. Iowa, 7. Michigan State, 8. Northwestern, 9. Purdue, 10. Maryland, 11. Nebraska, 12. Wisconsin, 13. Indiana, 14. Rutgers
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