It’s a slow tumble that the Ohio State basketball team has taken these last few weeks, but it’s been a tumble nonetheless. The team which had threatened to move up into the upper teens just a few weeks ago has tumbled all the way to 24 after last weekend’s loss to Michigan State. The loss was the Buckeyes’ second in the last four games and seventh overall.
Though 24 represents a drop from last week’s ranking, it is still far from the low point of the season. A little over a month ago losses to Iowa and Indiana sunk the Buckeyes all the way down to 42. The team will have only one shot to improve its ranking this week, a Sunday afternoon showdown with Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Ohio St AD Gene Smith opposes making freshman ineligible but wants to hear more. Likely will be discussed at next Big Ten meeting (1/2)— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) February 16, 2015
Imagine a world where college freshman weren’t allowed to play basketball. A place where instead of dazzling Buckeye fans with his skills, D’Angelo Russell was taking a year off to work on his game. A world where instead of Anthony Davis leading his team to a spectacular season, he cheered it on from the bench. Doesn’t that sound spectacular?
No, I didn’t think so either. Well, it appears a transition to such an environment is at least on the table. According to Gene Smith, the topic will be discussed at the next Big Ten meetings. College athletic governing bodies rarely make sense, but this is a strange one even by their lofty standards. Smith claims that the change wouldn’t be about addressing "one and done’s" but it’s hard to imagine it being about anything else. Let’s hope that this is another idea that dies on the drawing board.
SBNation's Ricky O'Donnell has more information If you want to dive a little bit deeper on the issue.
It’s been just over a month, but for those of us stuck in the midst of another miserable Ohio winter, the football season feels like it’s been over for decades. Fear not, football fans. All is not lost. Spring is soon to come and with it the first signs of next football season. In fact, the very first of those aforementioned signs appeared today as tickets for the 2015 Ohio State spring game officially went on sale this afternoon.
The annual inter-squad scrimmage will take place April 18 at 1:30 p.m. and will be paired with the men’s Lacrosse team’s game against Maryland. Tickets range in price from $17.25 to $5.50.
The Ohio State wrestling team is one of eight finalists in the NWCA National Duals. Quarterfinal action begins next Saturday and will see Ohio State take on Lehigh. If seeds hold, Ohio State would then face Missouri in the semifinal and Iowa in the final, two teams that won close victories over the Buckeyes during the regular season. Sunday’s National Duals final will be broadcast live on BTN.