“Ohio State’s Jae’Sean Tate has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship.”
-Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes may have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in the Round of 32, but at least one player will get another chance to suit up before calling it a college career. Senior Jae’Sean Tate will compete in this three-day event, which will pit 32 four-man teams (including players from every DI basketball conference) in a 3-on-3 tournament.
Teams will feature seniors who are out of college eligibility and will compete for a $100k prize pool, with each game adding at least a grand to the team’s purse. Tate will be one of four Big Ten players to have the opportunity to show off in front of scouts one last time, with each conference’s competitors now-playing for the same team.
“For fans, this will be an opportunity to see the nation’s top seniors compete in the rapidly growing and fast-paced nature of 3-on-3 basketball,” said Drew Russell, Intersport’s Vice President of Sports Properties. “For players, it will be one last opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage and give them the chance to earn a significant sum of money. It will also expose them to the 3-on-3 format which may lead to new opportunities as they take the next step in their professional careers.”
The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will get underway next Friday, March 30 and will continue through Sunday, April 1, and can be seen on ESPN2 or streamed live on Twitter.
“The Ohio State fencing team finished the first day of the NCAA Championships in fourth place with 51 points.”
-Ohio State Buckeyes
After the max number of competitors qualified to represent Ohio State, there are plenty of Buckeyes to help claim both individual and team awards at the 2018 Fencing NCAA Championships. The first day of competition featured three rounds of women’s matchups, with each Buckeye fencer facing 15 total opponents. (That sounds exhausting.)
Day 1 was led by the foil unit, which featured two first-time title competitors, Camilla Rivano and Gabriela Cecchini. The two finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, and added 22 points to the overall team count — 11 wins each.
Additionally Emma von Dadelszen finished the first day of competition with 11 victories (good for fourth place) and Alexanne Verret claimed six victories to land in 15th place. Finally, the sabre unit added 12 points to the teal total, thanks to the 10 wins from Sarah Merza (sixth place) and Maddalena Bosetti’s two victories (landing in 23rd place).
The women’s competition will wrap up on Friday, March 23, with the men’s competition getting underway on Saturday through Sunday.
“No. 18/19 Ohio State kicks off Big Ten action this weekend with a three-game series at Indiana.”
-Ohio State Buckeyes
After a solid start to the season, the Buckeyes are finally getting into Big Ten play after a couple months of road-trip tournaments. Their first competition will be on the road, in a three-game series this weekend against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Ohio State seems to hold the advantage heading into conference play, boasting a 19-4 record compared to the 7-21 record the Hoosiers started the season with. History may not be on the Buckeyes’ side, with the overall series favoring Indiana, 47-58-2. The Buckeyes did win two of three matches in 2017, winning the rubber match thanks to five home runs hits.
Home runs have sort of become second-nature to the Buckeyes, having connected on 29 homers through 23 games. Their home run stats, and others, are good enough to keep Ohio State among the top-five Big Ten schools in batting average (.265), slugging percentage (.473), doubles (40), home runs (29), earned run average (2.07) and fielding percentage (.970).
Following this weekend’s road trip, the Buckeyes will finally get back to Columbus for their home opener against Kentucky on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. ET.
All Ohio State Teams’ Weekend Schedule
|Men's Track & Field||USC Invite||Friday, All Day|
|Women's Track & Field||USC Invite||Friday, All Day|
|Fencing||NCAA Championships||Friday, All Day|
|Men's Swimming||NCAA Championships||Friday, All Day|
|Women's Golf||Clemson Invitational||Friday, All Day|
|Women's Lacrosse||vs. Rutgers||Friday, 1 pm|
|Softball||@ Indiana (Big Ten opener)||Friday, 2 pm|
|Men's Tennis||@ Michigan State||Friday, 3 pm|
|Softball||@ Indiana (Big Ten opener)||Friday, 4 pm|
|Baseball||vs. Georgetown||Friday, 5:05 pm|
|Men's Gymnastics||vs. Oklahoma||Friday, 6 pm|
|Men's Volleyball||@ Quincy||Friday, 8 pm|
|Women's Rowing||@ Yale and Harvard||Saturday, All Day|
|Men's Track & Field||USC Invite||Saturday, All Day|
|Women's Track & Field||USC Invite||Saturday, All Day|
|Fencing||NCAA Championships||Saturday, All Day|
|Men's Swimming||NCAA Championships||Saturday, All Day|
|Women's Golf||Clemson Invitational||Saturday, All Day|
|Field Hockey||vs. Indiana||Saturday, 1 pm|
|Baseball||vs. Georgetown||Saturday, 3:05 pm|
|Men's Ice Hockey||vs. Princeton||Saturday, 3:30 pm|
|Women's Gymnastics||Big Ten Championships||Saturday, 8 pm|
|Fencing||NCAA Championships||Sunday, All Day|
|Women's Golf||Clemson Invitational||Sunday, All Day|
|Men's Lacrosse||vs. Notre Dame||Sunday, Noon|
|Baseball||vs. Georgetown||Sunday, Noon|
|Men's Tennis||vs. Michigan||Sunday, Noon|
|Softball||@ Indiana||Sunday, 1 pm|
|Women's Tennis||@ Iowa||Sunday, 1 pm|
|Men's Volleyball||@ Lindenwood||Sunday, 3 pm|
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