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Buckeye Bits: Ohio State’s best athletes, a virtual battle with Michigan, and more

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Miami OH at Ohio State Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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:
  • In case you needed another Chase Young pick-me-up, never forget Wisconsin’s plan:

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.

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.

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
  • You probably wouldn’t want to mess with the Undertaker anyway, but now you have an even better reason to avoid an altercation.
  • 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: