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.
For your Earholes...
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.
"Chris Olave has generated a step or more of separation on over 87% of his targets since 2019, the highest rate in the country."— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) June 29, 2021
Via PFF 2021 College Football Preview Magazine: https://t.co/iyEzdyDEWP
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:
#B1G News ⤵️— Big Ten Men's Basketball (@B1GMBBall) June 28, 2021
We've got the matchups for the Big Ten/ACC Men's Basketball Challenge!
2 games on Nov. 29
6 games on Nov. 30
6 games on Dec. 1
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games
️ https://t.co/roXY19hs6F pic.twitter.com/9cSkTk1EJS
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.
This week our guys get to learn from the best; a group with a combined:— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) June 28, 2021
26 Big Ten Championships
37 NCAA Tournament Appearances
62 NCAA Tournament Wins
17 Sweet Sixteens
6 Final Fours
Should be fun‼️ https://t.co/mvPt5O7tkQ
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:
The @OhioStateMSOC— Ohio State Men’s Soccer (@OhioStateMSOC) June 28, 2021
2021 Fall Season is set with the regular-season opener scheduled for Aug. 27 vs. Memphis in the 2021 Wolstein Classic opener at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Check out the full slate here:https://t.co/AMFjXSWA6s#GoBuckeyes pic.twitter.com/lRNi4m6uOd
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
And now for something completely different
An @OhioState-led study that combines NASA satellite imagery with data from ice cores drilled on tropical glaciers around the world shows that climate change is causing these glaciers, longtime sources of water for nearby communities, to disappear. https://t.co/dUl6dTKPX3— Ohio State News (@OhioStateNews) June 28, 2021