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Ohio State will participate in the Coach to Cure MD program this weekend

The Buckeyes have close friends affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and are doing their part to help.

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“He brightens up everybody each and every time he comes around us. He’s a Buckeye and just a kid that loves Ohio State and the people around Ohio State.”

-J.T. Barrett said according Ohio to State football

The Ohio State Buckeyes will continue one of their most recent traditions of wearing Coach To Cure MD patches on their shirts and pullovers Saturday for the 10th straight season of working with the Coach To Cure MD program. Teams from across the country will come together to raise money for research and show their support for those affected by muscular dystrophy.

Ohio State specifically plans on raising $10,000 this weekend in the name of team friend and fellow Buckeye Jacob Jarvis. There’s no doubt that you’ve seen the 17-year-old on the sidelines over the past few seasons, and head coach Urban Meyer really likes it that way.

“I love him,” Meyer said of Jarvis. “I feel good when I see him. He’s like seeing my son. And he’s part of the team now.”

Jarvis and his younger brother Noah Studebaker both have Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disorder resulting in muscle degeneration for which there isn’t currently a cure. Fans at the Ohio State-Rutgers game, as well as those at other games across the country this weekend, will be asked to donate to research projects funded by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Donations can also be made online at or by texting the word CURE to 50555 for $10 in honor of this year's anniversary.

“Approximately, 40 scouts were on hand as head coach Greg Beals ran his team through a series of drills before a simulated game where 11 Buckeye pitchers threw 1-2 innings each.”

-Ohio State Athletic Department

The Ohio State Buckeye baseball team hosted a slew of scouts for their annual pro scout day on Thursday, with 11 pitchers taking their turn on the mound. The players began their day with stretching and then proceeded to run throuhg 60-yard sprints, batting practice, throwing and defensive drills, and the simulated game that went 11-22 innings (give or take).

With each of the 11 pitchers getting the same number of throws as if they were on the mound for 1-2 innings lead to a long afternoon. The pitchers who participated included Reece Calvert, Connor Curlis, Ryan Feltner, Curtiss Irving, Jonathan Jahn, Seth Kinker, Kyle Michalik, Adam Niemeyer, Yianni Pavlopoulos, Thomas Waning and Austin Woodby.

The next big event for the Buckeye baseball team is the Scarlet and Gray World Series, which kicks-off on October 13. The games are free for the public, but, like most things at Ohio State, parking is not.

2017 S&G World Series Schedule

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 13 - 6 p.m.
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 14 - 2 p.m.
  • Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 17 - 6 p.m.
  • Game 4: Friday, Oct. 20 - 6 p.m.
  • Game 5: Saturday, Oct. 21 - 2 p.m.

One of the big perks of playing for Ohio State basketball — aside from being pretty far removed from the mess of the FBI investigation — is the close bond that the team has with NBA and state of Ohio legend LeBron James.

James does everything from clothe both the basketball and football team, to taking in an Ohio State football game to celebrate a championship win. With a new head coach replacing Thad Matta, it’s nice to see the connection continue to the next generation of Buckeye ballers. Plus, it’ll certainly help Chris Holtmann on the recruiting trail as he tries to finish filling the 2018 class.