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Why is this News? All the articles and tweets Buckeye fans need for May 14, 2021

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Monday through Friday, we’ll be collecting all of the articles, tweets, features, interviews, videos, podcasts, memes, photos, and whatever else we stumble across on the interwebz and putting them in our daily “Why is this News?” article. That way, you’ll have a one-stop-shop for all of the most important Buckeye news, jokes, and analysis.

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Weird Day over at the Woody

University releases independent investigation report and associated records
Ohio State University Athletics

If this isn’t the weirdest story to come out of Ohio State in a while, I don’t know what is.

Ohio State investigation alleges Cleveland-area massage therapist exploited football players for sex
Nathan Baird, cleveland.com

My column: Transfers are becoming more prevalent in college sports, and that’s a good thing
Brett Ludwiczak, Land-Grant Holy Land

We know that the Buckeyes are working on landing a transfer linebacker, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they got in on any quality corners that might become available over the summer.

Buckeyes not done in the transfer portal, 2022 class sees a Crystal Ball prediction
Caleb Houser, Land-Grant Holy Land

Most important Buckeye at each position in 2021: Offense
Patrick Murphy, 247 Sports

College Football: Ranking the top 10 returning players at each position
Pro Football Focus Staff

Some of y’all really don’t like the noon marquee games.

Next Man Up: How Buckeyes can maintain elite tight end room
Spencer Holbrooke, Lettermen Row

With Tommy Togiai off to the Browns, Ohio State football needs multiple bodies to replace one nose
Nathan Baird, cleveland.com

How much do you know about Les Horvath, Ohio State’s first Heisman winner?
David M. Wheeler, Land-Grant Holy Land


Little More Normal Day for the Basketball Team

Not a bad schedule breakdown for the basketball Buckeyes.

You’re Nuts: Should the NCAA adopt an anti-flopping rule in college basketball?
Matt Tamanini and Jami Jurich, Land-Grant Holy Land

What were Ohio State’s best lineups last season? (paywall)
Adam Jardy, Columbus Dispatch

Don’t you tease me, Carmen’s Crew. My heart can take another disappointment.


The Pac-12 Gonna Pac-12

The day started with the announcement that the Pac-12 was finally getting a new commissioner.

With the rumors of an announcement and press conference coming from Ohio State, a lot of folks began to wonder if Gene Smith was heading west. But Spoiler Alert, he is not.

With word that Gene Smith wouldn’t be the new Pac-12 commissioner, there was only one name that we wanted to hear at their new commissioner announcement.

And while we didn’t get the gloriousness of Bill Walton running the Pac-12, we did get the most Pac-12iest option possible.


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