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Ohio State men’s athletic program wins Capital One Cup

Eight men’s programs propelled the Buckeyes to the top spot in the standings.

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“It is a banner day for our men’s athletics program and our university as a whole.”

Gene Smith on the Capital One Cup win, as stated in a press release | Ohio State athletics

The men’s athletic program at Ohio State can boast another title: winners of the 2016-17 Capital One Cup. This is the best finish the men’s side has had in pursuit of the cup, with their previous best being third place.

Ohio State’s men’s volleyball team brought home the lone team championship for the season; however, seven other programs contributed points to the Buckeyes’ 111-point total in the Capital One Cup standings.

If a team finished within the top 10 of their respective league at the end of the season, they picked up points for the cup. Programs were broken up into two groups: Group A sports, and Group B sports. Each group carried a different evaluation of how points were dished out.

Below are the point totals for each top 10 finish in a sport.

The Buckeyes had four teams in Group A sports that finished in the top 10. Volleyball came in first, gymnastics finished in second, wrestling finished in second, and tennis finished in fourth.

In Group B sports, the lacrosse program came in second place, earning 36 points—the most out of any of the OSU sports. Football, the other Group B designated sport, finished in sixth.

Fencing and rifle, both Group A sports, weren’t separated by gender—and the point totals were divided amongst both teams. Fencing came in second place, giving both the men’s and women’s programs 6 points apiece; rifle finished in seventh, giving both programs 2 points each.

On the women’s side of the standings, Stanford brought home the Capital One Cup. The Ohio State women’s program finished in 20th place, with tennis finishing the highest at third place.

You can see the full standings of the Capital One Cup here.

“One of the focal points of Ohio State’s offense and the anchor of its defense, Oden played a key role in helping lead the Buckeyes to the 2007 national title game.”

Land of 10 ranks the best Ohio State basketball players of all-time. Above is an excerpt from No. 13 on their list | Ben Axelrod,

With the basketball team going through the motions in their quest to become great again, is breaking down their top 25 OSU players of all-time. Today, they unveiled Nos. 15-11.

This portion of the list includes guys who have taken the Buckeyes to the Final Four, won team MVPs, made All-American squads, and basically were just all-around ballers for the the Scarlet and Gray.

There’s a good mix of old school stars and recent Thad Matta Era legends from Nos. 15-11. For example: Greg Oden shows up as No. 13 on the list. Oden, thought to be one of the best recruits to ever come to Columbus, played a huge role in getting the Buckeyes to the 2007 Final Four, and ended up going No. 1 in the 2007 NBA Draft to the Portland Trail Blazers.

If you want to see the start of the top 25 countdown from Land of 10, you can click here.

“A winner of the prestigious AHCA Terry Flanagan Award, Miller helped coach Providence to its first NCAA title and was on staff for two NCAA titles with Denver.”

Ohio State men’s hockey gets a new associate head coach in Steve Miller | Ohio State athletics

While Ohio State men’s basketball is getting adjusted to having a new head coach, the men’s hockey team brought in Steve Miller to be a new associate head coach.

Miller, whose accolades include being an assistant coach on Team USA’s gold medal win in the 2017 World Junior Championships, spent the last two seasons as the director of hockey at Air Force.

In the world of college hockey, Miller has been part of NCAA Championship teams. He was part of two title runs by the Denver Pioneers, and one title run by the Providence Friars.

Last season, the Buckeyes made it to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large. Here’s hoping Miller can add-on to the Buckeye success, and help bring home a hockey title to Columbus.

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