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Podcast: Reviewing/previewing Ohio State men’s hockey

Last season was a good one for the Buckeyes. What happens in 2019-20?

COLLEGE HOCKEY: FEB 23 Ohio State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Outside the Shoe is a weekly podcast that focuses on Ohio State sports that aren’t football or men’s basketball.

Last season, Ohio State men’s hockey had an impressive run. Behind a 7-game win streak that tore through the likes of Michigan, Penn State and Notre Dame, the Buckeyes picked up an outright Big Ten regular season title. Meredith and Geoff talk about what impressed them most during the campaign, and what happens next for the scarlet and gray with Mason Jobst going to the NHL.

Additionally, they’ll delve into the eligibility differences college hockey has, as well as the sport’s popularity.

Podcast Breakdown

0:00 — Intro
0:36 — Impressions from the 2018-19 squad
4:20 — What will Ohio State need to do this season to improve on offense?
7:32 — College eligibility in the hockey world
11:39 — Ohio State’s success has led to players getting drafted. How big off an impact could this have for the Buckeyes on the recruiting trail?
13:28 — Who is the team to beat in the Big Ten this season?
15:58 — Does lack of traditional conference foes limit hockey’s popularity on the college level?