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Buckeye Bits: Ohio State thanks first responders, basketball transfer market, and more

All the latest Ohio State news from around the beat and beyond

Ohio State Spring Football Game 4-13-2013 Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images

We’re now entering week three without sports, although it feels like it’s been forever...

Jokes aside, I’m sure many of you — like myself — have had to find some new hobbies to take up without the usual daily ritual of sitting on the couch for multiple hours watching a ball go in a hoop or through the uprights. Maybe you've started reading books. Maybe you knitted yourself a new sweater. Maybe you've finally organized all your kitchen cabinets like you said you were going to do months ago.

Regardless of how you’re getting by, at least there is always some type of sports news to distract you from reality for a little bit. Here at LGHL, we’ll get you caught up on anything you may have missed from around the Ohio State beat while you were powering through that home workout.

From around Land-Grant Holy Land...

Take a trip way back in time to the turn of the 20th century, where a former Dartmouth halfback coached the Buckeyes to their first ever winning season.

Be sure to cast your vote in our Buckeye Bracket. We are on to the Elite Eight as we look to determine the best Ohio State play of the decade. Voting for this round closes Wednesday at midnight.

Looking for new ways to spend your self-isolation hours? Well look no further!

Similarly to the football team, the basketball Bucks have lost a few players to the transfer portal, but they have also picked up some big additions. OSU has its eyes on another potential talent to add to the roster.


From around the gridiron...

  • Ohio State’s football coaching staff and players sent out a massive wave of videos on Twitter on Monday afternoon thanking all of the medical personnel and first responders for all of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are just a few of the huge flood of posts by the Buckeyes:

Ohio State’s running back room added a much needed body with the commitment of transfer portal RB Trey Sermon, but there are other guys on the roster who will be important to that position group as well this season.

Ohio State’s recruiting game has been absolutely on fire despite the quarantine, adding five huge pieces to an already stacked 2021 class in the past two weeks.

With a whopping 15 commitments already, OSU’s assistant coaches are clearly dominating on the trail. How do they stack up nationally? (Spoiler alert: ridiculously well).


From around the hardwood...

Last week, our own Connor Lemons took an in-depth look at how the Buckeyes’ team will shape up next season with players transferring in and out all over the place.

As things currently stand when it comes to basketball recruiting in 2021, Ohio State currently holds a pair of commits from in-state, with four other potential targets also hailing from the Buckeye State.

E.J. Liddell came on strong at the end of his first season with the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-6 forward quickly became a huge part of Ohio State’s plans, and should be a fixture in the lineup next year.

Recruiting visits are on standby for right now, but Chris Holtmann managed to get a couple prospects in town for the team’s big win over Maryland in February. We caught up with one of those recruits to find out more about his visit to campus.


From everywhere else...

  • There won’t be any Olympic Games played this year, but that doesn’t mean that current Buckeyes can't continue to chase their dreams. Check out some of Ohio State’s Olympic hopefuls as they prepare for 2021.
  • I don't know about you, but I'm certainly here for the United States of Ohio.
  • The FDA has approved Columbus-based Battelle’s mask sterilization system, which will allow for 80,000 masks to be decontaminated per system per day.
  • It’s good to see Brutus is finding ways to remain occupied during quarantine.