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Why is this News? All the articles and tweets Buckeye fans need for June 28, 2021

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Look, we get it. Your days are busy and you don’t have time to read all of the stories and tweets from the three dozen websites dedicated to covering Ohio State athletics, or the 237 Buckeye beat writers churning out hot takes and #content on a daily basis. But that’s ok, that’s what your friends at Land-Grant Holy Land are here for.

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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NIL Bull

I’m not holding my breath about the NCAA saving the day

Ohio Senate still trying to pass NCAA image and likeness bill after it was sunk by divisive transgender athlete ban (paywall)
- Nathan Baird, clevelands.com

Mike DeWine pulls a Mike DeWine and punts on the topic and passes the buck on taking a stand.

Ohio State football trapped by craven political move, as a politician tries to use the Buckeyes
- Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com

Ohio sports betting, college athlete NIL in limbo after transgender athlete amendment
- Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati Enquirer


On the Gridiron

Brian Hartline coaching reputation quickly trumping NFL career for recruits
- Austin Ward, Lettermen Row

Ohio State has Historically Pushed its Running Backs to Some Legendary Limits
- Johnny Ginter, Eleven Warriors

Seriously, how is this possible?

Former Ohio State national champ Tyvis Powell signs CFL deal
- Pete Nakos, Lettermen Row

Freshman Jordan Hancock Could Be Big Help For Buckeyes This Year
- Tony Gerdeman, BuckeyeScoop

This is going to give me nightmares for years to come.

Narrowing down five best wide receivers in Ohio State history
- Pete Nakos, Lettermen Row

Freshman Punter Jesse Mirco Stepping Into a Key Role For Buckeyes
- Tony Gerdeman, BuckeyeScoop


On the Hardwood

Duane Washington Jr. Says He’s in “Good Position to Make it to the Next Level” But Unready to Make Any Declarations on Future
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors

Washington drops 17 in standout showing at final combine scrimmage
- Griffin Strom, BuckeyeGrove

David Lighty racking up the hardware!

Tony Skinn Aims to Bring Something “Different” to Ohio State as Assistant Coach from the Outside
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors

Listen to Coach Skinn’s introductory press conference from last week here:


Outside the Shoe and Schott

Track and Field: Adelaide Aquilla Earns Spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- Jack Emerson, The Lantern

Dreams come true!

Former Ohio State Sprinter Christina Clemons Receives Custom Cool Ranch Doritos Bag
- Andrew Lind, Buckeyes Now

Track and Field: Anavia Battle Qualifies for Tokyo Olympics in 200-Meter Dash
- Jacob Benge, The Lantern

It looks like OSU is going with “Toky-OH,” but I think “Toky-O-H-I-O” is so much better.


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