"Archie Griffin, president and CEO of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and senior vice president for alumni relations, is stepping down."
- Karen Farkas, Northeast Ohio Media Group
After a tenure that began in 2004, Archie Griffin is stepping down as head of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and will be taking a smaller role with the university. Griffin, who has reached the age of 60, asked to transition to a part-time role with the university, and will become a senior advisor for the university's Office of Advancement.
The former two-time Heisman trophy winner has been greatly involved in the happenings behind the scenes with his school, and is a legend at Ohio State. In turn, Griffin will be able to spend more time with his family, but will receive a paycut, from $350,000 to $175,000 at his new position. It's great to see that he will still be sticking around, even in his smaller role. He's been an important part at the university for some time, and he will continue to be important in the future.
"But the fact that it took Grant four years to make an impact has set him back. He'll get chance with someone, it's just a long shot that that chance would come through the draft.."
- Bill Landis, Northeast Ohio Media Group
With all of the talent produced from Ohio State last season, only a select few will get to see their names announced for the NFL draft. Devin Smith and Michael Bennett are projected as early second-round draft picks, and will try to make their mark with their new teams in the NFL. As for the remaining Buckeyes that exhausted their eligibility, they'll have to wait out the draft and look to sign with a team as a free agent. One of those players is linebacker Curtis Grant. After coming in as a five-star recruit, expectations were extremely high, and while he finished his senior year off strong, the three previous seasons weren't too kind to his draft stock.
Still, Grant is talented enough that he should be able to land with a team (perhaps with former Ohio State connections) and will try to show his improvement and earn a potential roster spot. Bill Landis mentions some potential landing areas such as Tennessee, where former Buckeye Dick LeBeau is currently coaching. Another potential spot could be Carolina, where the Panthers already have five former Ohio State players. Regardless, Grant will have to prove himself to make a team's roster.
"The Buckeyes are represented by All-Americans Nathan Tomasello (125 lbs.), Bo Jordan (165 lbs.) and Kyle Snyder (197 lbs.)."
- Ohio State Buckeyes
Three members of the national champion Ohio State wrestling team have been named to the Amateur Wrestling News 2015 All-Rookie Team. Nathan Tomasello, Bo Jordan and Kyle Snyder, all made the cut. Tomasello, a Big Ten and NCAA champion, finished his season on an 18-match winning streak and was 33-4 overall. Jordan was 22-2 on the year and won his first 17 matches before losing in the Big Ten finals.
Kyle Snyder, a true freshman who was a top recruit coming in, had a sensational rookie season that saw him go 30-4. In all, these three wrestlers helped Ohio State seal up the program's first NCAA team championship title in its 94-year history. Congratulations to them and to the wrestling program, which has a very bright future with the talent in place in Columbus.
"Senior Jesse King and junior Carter Brown were both named to the All-Big Ten team, while redshirt sophomore Tom Carey, junior Robby Haus and graduate student Christopher May were honorable mention selections, the Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday."
- Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State's success isn't limited to just the football and basketball teams. There's plenty of athletic talent in Columbus, as evidenced by several Buckeye lacrosse players being named to the All-Big Ten team. Jesse King and Carter Brown made the cut on the All-Big Ten team, and Tom Carey, Robby Haus, and Christopher May, all made it as honorable mentions. Ohio State opens the inaugural Big Ten Tournament on Thursday against Maryland in the semifinals in College Park.
Jesse King will lead the Buckeyes as one of the best players on the team and the leading scorer this season with a career-high 35 goals on the year. Carter Brown is also an efficient scorer, and is second on the team with 28 goals. The team will look to make a few upsets happen in the Big Ten Tournament, and perhaps make a run at a title.
STICK TO SPORTS:
- Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is recalling half a million pounds of products due to listeria concerns.
- If you want to watch some terrifying nature in motion, this is for you.
- What you can expect from Microsoft's most important event of the year.
- Now THESE are some real magic bullets.