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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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On the Gridiron
College Football Playoff board of managers approves 12-team expansion talks (paywall)
- Stewart Mandel, The Athletic
Breaking: The College Football Playoff board of managers has formally authorized conference commissioners to proceed with their proposed 12-team Playoff format. pic.twitter.com/jDnhAAXKog— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 22, 2021
Read the full statement from the committee here:
However, it may be a while before we actually get an expanded playoff...
Just chatted with a bunch of presidents and commissioners. People are looking forward to studying the feasibility of the 12-team Playoff and getting into the weeds of the various contracts to see if it’s possible to implement before 2026. No one knows for sure it is just yet.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 22, 2021
Ohio State will open season at Minnesota in front of 100% capacity crowd
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors
What adding linebacker Palaie Gaoteote would mean to Ohio State
- Austin Ward, Lettermen Row
lol this is bonkers
Highest passer rating when targeted in the over the last three seasons:— PFF College (@PFF_College) June 22, 2021
1. Terry McLaurin, OSU - 153.3
2. Jeremy Ruckert, OSU - 143.8
3. Chris Olave, OSU - 141.5
4. Garrett Wilson, OSU - 139.4
5. Parris Campbell, OSU - 139.2 pic.twitter.com/mKeMzbYBo2
Projecting Buckeyes depth chart for nation’s top wide receivers unit
- Spencer Holbrook, Lettermen Row
On the Hardwood
Buckeyes Meechie Johnson, Zed Key cut from Team USA U19 camp (paywall)
- Adam Jardy, BuckeyeXtra
Four-star point guard and 2022 Ohio State commit Bruce Thornton:
After our feature shoot today, @Bruce2T_ talked to us about his commitment to @OhioStateHoops, and chatted about @milton_hoops as well.— Sports Stars of Tomorrow (@SportsStarsTV) June 22, 2021
Look for his feature in the upcoming season of #SSoT #GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/CaIcufoEY2
Greg Gard has “disconnect” with Badgers seniors per explosive State Journal report [UPDATED with statements]
- Drew Hamm, Bucky’s 5th Quarter
Go work for Coach Q!
Looking for a fall strength & conditioning intern to work directly with @OhioStateHoops . Please go to the link and we'll see you on the other side. #GoBuckshttps://t.co/XChEIokiCj— Quadrian Banks (@Truth_Q) June 22, 2021
Outside the Shoe and Schott
Ohio State’s Nate Ebner won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics due to injury
- Andrew Lind, Sports Illustrated
June 22, 2021
Won’t Somebody Think of the Casinos?
- D.J. Byrnes, The Rooster
The 2012 B1G Female Athlete of the Year qualified for the #TokyoOlympics Sunday for @usatf.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) June 22, 2021
Christina Clemons (@SheTheMann_ing) was also part of our inaugural #B1Gimpact Pioneers Class of 2021 in February: pic.twitter.com/v66emfdEX3
And now for something completely different
This is gonna be something lame like a midnight baseball game, but I like our idea better.
Exclusive: On Wednesday, Major League Baseball will announce a new postseason, round-robin tournament for all teams that don't make the actual playoffs.— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) June 22, 2021
The team that finishes with the lowest aggregate score will be forced to play home games on the moon in the 2022 season. https://t.co/RpXkS9hswY