"The Buckeyes recently finished a revision of their trophy lobby at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The new look gives a cleaner look to show off Ohio State's seven Heisman Trophies and eight National Championships."
- Doug Lesmerises, Northeast Ohio Media Group
The 2014 season was filled with a lot of accomplishments and new hardware for the Ohio State football team. With so many additions, it was due time for the program to upgrade their facility to properly display all of their efforts.
When you walk into the Woody Hayes Athletic Center you enter a beautifully designed lobby, with walls of windows that let the sun cascade over some of the programs highest honors. Each Heisman trophy is perched atop a marked column, surrounded by glass, and are placed around a roped off seating area in the middle of the room.
The lobby also houses eight championship trophies, seven of which have matching black bases to honor the BCS era, with the 2014 National Championship trophy spotlighted on a gray column with a scarlet block "O" and gold CFP logo adorned on the side. This is definitely going to be a popular stop for future football recruits.
"The larger issue for some is that alcohol is available only in suites and club seating, which is 4,370 seats, or 4 percent of the stadium's capacity."
- Dan Gearino, The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State rolled out its new alcohol policy at the 'Shoe during the team's first home game, and it was met with mixed reactions. For starters, it was only offered to a select few, but on top of that several fans in attendance were surprised by the drink costs; beers range from $8 to $9 with wine being $7 - $9 per glass.
These prices are in-line with what Ohio State venues currently charge for alcoholic beverages at concerts and other events, but are still steep compared to retail prices. Some people note that the fans typically sitting in suites and club seats are generally older people who either won't mind those prices or won't buy as much to care.
"It's hard to get receivers the ball. They roll up on you or double you, you can't get them the ball. If you really want to get them the ball, put them behind center five yards and snap it to them. If you look over the years, we've done that with Jalin (Marshall), Percy Harvin, Braxton, Dontre Wilson, these really good athletes that need the ball in their hands."
- Urban Meyer via Chris Vannini, CoachingSearch.com
There are moments throughout head coach Urban Meyer's career that have changed his way of thinking and forever altered the way he goes about making coaching decisions. During is weekly press conference following the Hawaii shutout, Meyer recalled a very specific moment when he was at Notre Dame that affected how he approaches his offensive scheme.
In 2000, the Fighting Irish lost to the No.1 Nebraska Huskers in overtime in Week 2. After the game, Meyer recalls receiver David Givens, one of the best players on offense, was upset that he wasn't able to help his team more having only touched the ball once. He wasn't being selfish in wanting to have touched the ball more, he just wanted to contribute to his teams success.
Meyer said, "I remember walking to the locker room and being very upset with myself that we didn't get him the ball."
It was from that moment on that Meyer made it a priority that his best skill players touch the ball, each and every game. Givens finished that season with 25 catches and 24 rushes, and Meyer has been continuing that approach to date.
Stick to sports
- TONIGHT's Clippers' playoff game has FREE admission AND it's Dime-A-Dog night
- Google celebrates Super Mario's 30th anniversary
- Columbus to host first annual Zombie Beauty Pageant. Yes, really...
- Ohio State didn't win No. 1 Party School, but the honor did go in-state