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.
The State of The Game
It’s been a good decade! Ohio State is averaging 5.5 touchdowns per game against Michigan during its current eight-game winning streak. Thats 38.5 points alone not including field goals. Dominance.
Meanwhile in Ann Arbor (is a whore), they’re finally starting to take the rivalry seriously.
Michigan wants to know what are their players doing to beat Ohio State today? New sign in their weight room. pic.twitter.com/q0QqFBXWfO— jbook™ (@jbook37) June 8, 2021
I wonder what does our old friend Colton have to say about this development?
“Hitting the transfer portal so I can see if Alabama or Clemson has a spot for me” https://t.co/MUww70FC5e— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) June 8, 2021
On the gridiron
Bill Bender breaks down how Buckeyes stack up in CFP race entering summer
- Tim May, Lettermen Row
Just what we needed: more lopsided playoff games!!
As the College Football Playoff takes shape this month, sources indicate to @YahooSports that a 12-team model is the early favorite to emerge as the next version of the CFP. Here's why: https://t.co/ZBt94PJA2U— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) June 8, 2021
Slowed In Spring, Julian Fleming Readying For Fall
- Tony Gerdeman, Buckeye Scoop
How Miyan Williams can take control of Buckeyes running back job
- Spencer Holbrook, Lettermen Row
Ohio State football hoping to capitalize off busy recruiting month with second wave of commits
- Stephen Means, Cleveland.com
Ohio State has a new QB1 and a revamped defense, but it’s still Playoff-or-bust for the Buckeyes ($$)
- Bill Landis, The Athletic
Ohio State football faces a survivor in Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown
- Nathan Baird, Cleveland.com
Big Ten Network analyst Joshua Perry (@RIP_JEP) is a nominee for - at tonight's #SportsEmmys.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) June 8, 2021
Good luck to our friend who we've known had a bright future since his 2015 @B1Gfootball Kickoff Luncheon speech. pic.twitter.com/Pfu7yk3SOt
On the hardwood
Per a records request, Ohio State had no self-reported men's basketball violations during the 2020-21 academic year. Usually there's one or two minor things, but clean slate this season.— Adam Jardy (@AdamJardy) June 8, 2021
Liddell and Washington Jr.’s pro decisions dictate the ceiling, floor of Ohio State men’s basketball
- Connor Lemons, Land-Grant Holy Land
Not on the gridiron or hardwood
Four-time conference champion. Three-time All-American.— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) June 8, 2021
"Joey McKenna was the real deal."@ShaneSparksBTN and @TJKeepOn rank @Joey_McKenna of @wrestlingbucks as No. 2 at 141 over the last decade. pic.twitter.com/iIL1nLX77S
Columbus City Council repeals mask mandates, though nearly 60% not vaccinated
- Bill Bush, The Columbus Dispatch
As a native New Yorker, I thought Ohioans were exceedingly nice!
Are Ohioans rude? This study says yes https://t.co/8hd7JstUPx— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) June 8, 2021
Marv Homan, former Ohio State sports information director, dies at 94 (paywall)
Joey Kaufman, Columbus Dispatch