Well, if you're reading this you have survived another week of quarantine. Give yourself a round of applause.
In all seriousness, hopefully you and all your loved ones are doing well as we continue to fight through this together. Summer is on the horizon, and with that will at least come some nice warm weather and hopefully football soon after. Until then, let’s catch up on some of the latest Ohio State news and updates from around the beat.
From around Land-Grant Holy Land...
We are deep in the thick of things when it comes to the 2021 class, but the Buckeyes staff is still putting the work in to begin things in 2022 despite the COVID-19 restrictions.
A new series here at LGHL, the first edition of Where Are They Now takes a look at a fan favorite from Ohio State’s 2013-14 hoops squad.
This week, SB Nation is taking a look back at all of the great sports teams over the years to not win a championship. Our OSU version starts with the 2015-16 squad that should have been repeat champs.
Each week, ESPN is broadcasting a classic football game as part of their Throwback Thursday programing. This week, it’s the 2016 double-OT Michigan game. Celebrate the victory with our newest t-shirt.
From around the gridiron...
The Fighting Irish turned down Jim Delany’s second invitation to join the Big Ten in 1999. How has that decision impacted both Ohio State and Notre Dame in the year’s since.
It’s no secret that this year’s Buckeye roster is loaded to the gills with talented players. However, positional football skill aside, which guys are the bets pure athletes on the team.
- Chase Young’s grandfather passed away when he was in middle school, but the talented edge rusher still feels his presence with him on the field:
Chase Young still feels the presence of his late grandfather, whose memory lives on through the NFL Draft’s most dominant defender. @OhioStateFB | @youngchase907 pic.twitter.com/Qd7764m18v— NFL (@NFL) April 13, 2020
- In case you needed another Chase Young pick-me-up, never forget Wisconsin’s plan:
There's a lot going on right now and most of it's bad but remember the funny things, like how Wisconsin really thought they could put one man on Chase Young and not die pic.twitter.com/c8ne2UviZh— BUM CHILLUPS (@edsbs) April 13, 2020
The guard was with the Buckeyes for just one season, but his impact along the offensive line was certainly felt as he quickly became a strong leader among the group.
From around the hardwood...
Ohio State’s roster is going to look a lot different next season. Where do the experts have the Buckeyes pegged in the rankings to begin the 2020-21 campaign?
- Ohio State is moving on again in the Fox Sports Ultimate Fan Bracket! After knocking off the No. 2 Seed in Notre Dame, the Buckeyes now have a huge matchup against No. 3 Michigan in the Sweet 16.
How sweet it is!— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) April 13, 2020
The Sweet 16 of our Ultimate Fan Bracket is SET! #FOXFanVote pic.twitter.com/B3N9KNkj3M
Chris Holtmann added a much needed guard to his roster when he snagged the Utah State transfer this past weekend. The staff over at Bucknuts break down just what he will add to the team this upcoming season.
15 players have transferred or de-committed from Ohio State over the past five years. Where did they go, and how did their careers pan out after leaving Columbus?
From everywhere else...
- Ohio State’s mens hockey team finished the season ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
Cornell sits at the top of the final USA Today/@USAHMagazine Men’s College Hockey Poll of the year. Congratulations to all teams on a terrific season!— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 13, 2020
Details → https://t.co/9EgFFPLzWm pic.twitter.com/tlD6ScPYeU
On this day in 1996, the first ever MLS match took place at the Horseshoe, as the Crew defeated D.C. United in front of 25,000 fans.
- A special moment between twins on the Ohio State swimming and diving team
Sisters. There to cheer you on no matter what.— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) April 13, 2020
Twins, Grace & Molly of @OhioStSwimDive, went their separate ways after high school. When Grace joined Molly as a Buckeye, they were able to share a special moment they'll never forget.
♥️ #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/7CaY7014MV
- You probably wouldn’t want to mess with the Undertaker anyway, but now you have an even better reason to avoid an altercation.
Don’t even think about trying to steal Undertaker’s toilet paper pic.twitter.com/vvsYWNnPgl— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) April 13, 2020
- You know what you need in your life that you didn't even know you needed? A Zoom meeting between the dog mascots of the college sports world:
Live animal mascots are used to being around people all the time. They're used to being at games and events daily.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) April 13, 2020
So, what's quarantine life like for them?
Well, a lot like it is for us. SO many naps. Walks. Zoom meetings. Some yoga. More: https://t.co/bv6yvVHk4w pic.twitter.com/xsQ81n8Vmt