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Why is this News? All the articles and tweets Buckeye fans need for June 29, 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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Ladies and gentlemen, we have an NIL law in Ohio!

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs executive order allowing college athletes to earn off name, image and likeness
- Jessie Balmert, The Columbus Dispatch

DI Council recommends DI Board adopt name, image and likeness policy
- Michelle Brutlag Hosick, NCAA


On the Gridiron

Five Questions as Buckeyes assemble another dominant Rushmen unit
- Austin Ward, Lettermen Row

Harrison the highest-ranked returning Power 5 defender per PFF
- Griffin Strom, BuckeyeGrove

You’re Nuts: Who is the best returning non-OSU WR in the Big Ten?
- Gene Ross and Josh Dooley, Land-Grant Holy Land

Other than beating TTUN every year, I’d have to go with the Ramp Entrance. You?

Rakim Jarrett marks the beginning of the Mike Locksley effect in Maryland: Buckeyes’ best opponents, No. 23
- Stephen Means, cleveland.com

Ohio State Relying on Veteran Defensive Tackles to Anchor Front Seven as Next Wave Awaits
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors

Y’all, I’m starting to think that this is going to be a very good season for the Buckeyes.


On the Hardwood

Ohio State men’s basketball to host Duke in Krzyzewski’s final season (paywall)
- Lori Schmidt, The Columbus Dispatch

Check out all of the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Challenge matchups:

Jared Sullinger shines, current and former Buckeyes watch in Kingdom Summer League action
- Adam Jardy, The Columbus Dispatch

Breaking down Ohio State MBB’s latest offer to 2023 five-star guard Simeon Wilcher
- Justin Golba, Land-Grant Holy Land

Eight “Oh sh*t!” moments from the 2020-21 Ohio State basketball season
- Connor Lemons, Land-Grant Holy Land

The OSU men’s basketball team is welcoming back some familiar faces for an important week of work.

Now, despite the fact that E.J. Liddell is included in the group working out on campus this week, a source close to the Ohio State men’s basketball program confirmed to Land-Grant Holy Land that both E.J. Liddell and Duane Washington Jr. are still currently undecided about their future basketball career plans. So, stay tuned on that!

But, until we know what’s gonna happen with them, check out the videos in this thread; some really cool stuff going on this week.


Outside the Shoe and Schott

Record 26 Buckeyes Are 2020 Tokyo Olympians
- Ohio State Athletics

Buckeye brothers Henry and Jackson Leverett earn shot at Olympic gold
- Lori Schmidt, The Columbus Dispatch

OSU Men’s Soccer has a Schedule:

Checking on how former Ohio State baseball players are faring professionally
- Bret Ludwiczak, Land-Grant Holy Land

Even after retirement, these Buckeyes have found success analyzing the sports they love
- David M. Wheeler, Land-Grant Holy Land


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