After what has felt like months of nothing but negative, heartbreaking news, the Ohio State beat has been relatively...upbeat (sorry) these last few days. Players and coaches are giving support to healthcare workers, recruiting is going well, and the NCAA is attempting to work with senior spring athletes who lost their final year of eligibility due to the coronavirus.
To help get you caught up, we’ve rounded up all the good stuff from around the Ohio State beat and beyond in today’s Buckeye Bits.
From around Land-Grant Holy Land...
With the graduation of Andre Wesson, and the potential departure of Kaleb Wesson, the Buckeyes are looking to crown their next man up. Enter: E.J. Liddell.
Ohio State football coaches and players took to their Twitter accounts to personally thank those working on the frontlines of this pandemic. Plus, other news you may have missed over the weekend.
Ohio State’s recruiting efforts aren’t slowing down anytime soon.
The staff here at LGHL named who we’d invite—dead or alive— to dinner (if we were allowed to leave our homes). Here’s who we chose.
From around the gridiron...
If you were worried about the wellbeing of Ohio State’s defensive back group after the departure of Jeff Hafley, I have good news for you.
While Ohio State’s 2021 class is looking just fine, they still have some work to do. And that work involves landing the nation’s No. 4 overall player.
- ICYMI: Our beloved bottle-flipping-punter got married, and yes... they wore masks.
You’ve got to make the most out of every situation. There’s now one more Chrisman in the world ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jXoWQBexmW— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) March 28, 2020
Jaheim Singletary, a cornerback for the class of 2022, said Ohio State/Coach Coombs can get him closer to his goal of getting to the NFL, referencing Marshon Lattimore, Eli Apple, and Malik Hooker, and that he’s just waiting for them to “make it official with an offer.”
From around the hardwood...
Coach @ChrisHoltmann stopped by the Ohio State Public Safety Office today to thank the staff for their service and commitment to keeping Buckeyes safe!#InThisTogetherOhio #BeatCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/wSRnQezgcB— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 31, 2020
We do not, and never will, deserve Chris Holtmann.
Like many other Buckeyes, E.J. Liddell posted a video on Twitter, checking in from his home in Belleville, Illinois.
From around the mat...
Moore, a three-time Big Ten champion, finished second in the Dan Hodge Trophy voting. The award is presented annually to the nation’s best division I wrestler. Spencer Lee of Iowa, a two-time NCAA Champion, was ultimately named the winner.
Another man we don’t deserve.
From everywhere else...
- The NFL has announced that one of this season’s playoff games will be simulcast on Nickelodeon in an attempt to reach a younger audience.
- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus.
- Ohio State will provide financial aid to the seniors in spring sports who are returning for their NCAA-granted additional season.
The NCAA left it up to each program on whether or not they would provide financial aid to senior spring athletes returning for their extra season.
- Dr. Amy Acton: Ohio is currently in ‘calm before the storm’ with coronavirus.
Acton said that Ohio is projected to peak around mid to late April with 10,000 new daily cases and will need to at least double its hotel capacity.