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Ohio State finishes second in the country in 2015-16 Directors’ Cup

Buckeye athletics did a pretty good job over the past year.

NCAA Football: National Championship-Ohio State vs Oregon Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

“Congrats to our 1,000+ student-athletes & coaches on an outstanding 2015-16 campaign!”

– Brutus Buckeye (Instagram)

Ohio State finished the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup with 1,306 points, good enough to claim second place.

Points are awarded based off team performances in each sport. The top point earning program for the Buckeyes went to men’s volleyball, which earned the maximum 100 points after defeating BYU in the NCAA Championship.

Other top scoring programs from Ohio State included rowing and fencing. Both programs yielded 90 points after finishing as NCAA runner-ups. Football collected 80 points for their fourth place finish in the final USA Today poll.

BRAVO MY #BUCKEYES Congrats to our 1,000+ student-athletes & coaches on an outstanding 2015-16 campaign! #GoBucks

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For the Buckeyes, it’s their highest finish in the Directors’ Cup since the 2010-11 season, which also ended with a second place finish.

While the Buckeyes didn’t bring home the trophy, it’s a little easier knowing that the same school has brought home the trophy for the last 22 years. Stanford has dominated the Directors’ Cup, winning every year except for 1993-94.

“This year 49,407 prospective students have applied to Ohio State’s main campus, a 7.6 percent increase from last year”

Tom Knox (Columbus Business First)

This shouldn’t come as a surprise: people want to attend The Ohio State University.

As reported by Columbus Business First’s Tom Knox, the flagship university for Ohio has seen a major increase (to the tune of almost 70 percent) in applicants since 2011. With more high school graduates wanting to be part of the Buckeye family, expectations have risen, too.

Entering last year, the average ACT scores for the incoming freshman class hovered around a 29 (out of 36). In comparison, the national average for ACT scores in 2015 was a 21.

You could say that Ohio State is dominating on both the football field and classroom. Recently, Ohio State was named by a U.S. News and World Report as a top 20 public school in the country, while also boasting one of the best supply chain management/ logistics program in the nation.

It’s good to see the expectations rise again for another class at Ohio State. After all, that’s how progress is made. More importantly, though, the new class gets to see what it truly means to be a Buckeye.

Football ticket prices for 2016 released

This season, there is a variation to the pricing for Buckeye football tickets. Going to a tiered system again, it will cost you more to see the bigger games inside The Shoe.

According to a press release, if you wanted a ticket to see Jim Harbaugh’s first trip to Columbus, Ohio as head coach of the Wolverines, that will run you $195.

Nebraska, which is a primetime game this year, is going for $135 a pop; Northwestern is the third highest Buckeye home game ticket, coming in at $90.

Big Ten foes Rutgers and Indiana have prices set at $80 apiece, while Tulsa and Bowling Green will cost $70 per ticket.

If you wanted a ticket to one of those games, they go on sale at 10 a.m. on July 11. For those of you that have an RV, the single-game parking permits for those bad boys will be sold at noon on July 11.

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