"The Buckeyes' football team – at least half of them – are back to work in Columbus...doing yard work."
As a recent tradition, the losing side of the spring game has to put down fresh mulch on Buckeye Grove – the well known spot next to the Shoe that houses buckeye trees for all the All-American selections.
With the Scarlet team losing to the Gray team back on April 16, 28-17, it was time for them to get to work (or lack thereof).
Stephen Collier, who just tore his ACL, gets a ride at Buckeye Grovehttps://t.co/vzqbE3roAZ pic.twitter.com/wMmJv9kO3P— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) May 13, 2016
Last week, Pat Elflein was inside the Shoe collecting his degree from Ohio State. Today, he was out movin' mulch.
Pat Elflein, who didn't even play in the spring game is out here hauling mulch in Buckeye Grove. pic.twitter.com/CpfsV32CH9— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) May 13, 2016
Will Smith's Buckeye tree got some decorations. Smith was recently shot and killed in New Orleans in early April.
The late Will Smith's All-American tree with a Block O wreath, fresh mulch and flowers in remembrance. pic.twitter.com/qTNaXy9lTc— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) May 13, 2016
""You won’t play forever," they said. "Start making plans for the future now instead of later," they warned us."
You here the story time and time again: Professional athletes squandering their money from their pro days. But what happens when the athlete isn't the solely responsible for the financial demise?
In a piece written by former NFLer Na'il Diggs, he talked about how the financial institutions that were supposed to guide him, instead took advantage of him.
From buying a house when the housing market was about to pop, to the impending high mortgage rates, Diggs talks about the headache of dealing with the financial side of being an athlete – while at the same time, worrying about a) how many more playing days one has left and b) saving money for the future.
It's a riveting read, and opens your eyes to the fact that athletes are taken advantage of.
Look at the case of Columbus Blue Jacket Jack Johnson. It wasn't a bank that took advantage of him; it was his own parents.
Tournament Play Begins
For Buckeyes women's tennis, it's time for the NCAA Tournament. On Friday, the No.4 seeded Buckeyes hosted the opening round of the tournament. While UCLA and Notre Dame duked it out earlier in the morning, the Buckeyes had the task of taking on Youngstown State.
The Buckeyes jumped out to a 1-0 lead, and continued to not look back.
Buckeyes won the first set on all 6 courts. #GoBucks #NCAATennis— Ohio State W Tennis (@OhioState_WTEN) May 13, 2016
With the 4-0 win, Ohio State will play back at home on Saturday against UCLA at 4 p.m. The winner of that contest will move onto the Round of 16.
Ohio State is all over the place in post-spring Top 25s. With all of their roster losses, should we consider Ohio State a top ten team? The Big Ten favorite? Something else? Our Luke Zimermann broke it down on the LGHL Facebook page earlier today. You can watch the full video above.
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