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...
On the Gridiron
Five Questions as Buckeyes undergo complete reload at linebacker
- Austin Ward, Lettermen Row
According to Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward, for some godforsaken reason, Palaie Gaoteote has to wait for a transfer waiver to be approved by the NCAA before he can officially join the Ohio State football team, despite the one-time transfer rule being put into place this offseason. The NCAA is truly idiotic.
Ryan Day, Buckeye staff continue to elevate Ohio State’s recruiting standard
- Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts
Why Ohio State’s 2021 class got that much better after Tuimoloau’s decision
- Colin Hass-Hill, Eleven Warriors
What type of impact will Tuimoloau make for Buckeyes as freshman?
- Dave Biddle, Bucknuts
“Let’s talk about why @OhioStateFB is a good, if not the best choice for J.T. Tuimoloau.”@RJ_Young reacts to @JT_tuimoloau's decision to join the Buckeyes— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) July 5, 2021
BOOOOOOM! Ohio State lands commitment from four-star wide receiver Kojo Antwi
- Matt Tamanini, Land-Grant Holy Land
The Antwi Impact
- Marc Givler, Buckeye Scoop
“Hello darkness, my old friend….” pic.twitter.com/ldXjvMYgVC— Cory #JaggerSZN (@ScarletGreatCT) July 5, 2021
You’re Nuts: Who is the best returning non-OSU TE in the Big Ten?
- Josh Dooley and Gene Ross, Land-Grant Holy Land
Gee Scott Presents Unique Matchup For Ohio State Opponents
- Tony Gerdeman, Buckeye Scoop
Five predictions on the impact of NIL from an advertising industry veteran
- Kyle Jones, Eleven Warriors
Ohio State football scholarship chart 2021
- Nathan Baird, Cleveland.com
On the Hardwood
Top football commit J.T. Tuimoloau to also pursue basketball at Ohio State
- Adam Jardy, The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State basketball: Will J.T. Tuimoloau actually play?
- Ryan Stano, Scarlet and Game
Unpopular Opinion: If J.T.T. wants to play basketball, you let J.T.T. play basketball
- Matt Tamanini, Land-Grant Holy Land
Who’s on the Buckeyes roster? Here is Ohio State men’s basketball’s scholarship chart
- Adam Jardy, BuckeyeXtra
E.J. Liddell’s return gives Ohio State a rare chance at redemption
- Connor Lemons, Land-Grant Holy Land
The Grind May Go Unnoticed— Zed Key (@iamzedkey) July 4, 2021
But your results will not! @OhioStateHoops @ryanpedon @MNetti #ohiostate #BuckeyeNation @OhioStAthletics @OSUHoopsInsider @BuckeyeNutHouse @OSUBlockO pic.twitter.com/XSYxDbwyYw
Outside the Shoe and Schott
Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks dies in tragic accident
- Pale Dragon, The Cannon
Absolutely devastating news
It’s with a very heavy heart that we share the news that goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks passed away last night at the age of 24.— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) July 5, 2021
We are heartbroken. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace, Kivi.https://t.co/o2EDRgxQ5A pic.twitter.com/FCBr0ZaH25
And now for something completely different
I interned at the old 1460 The Fan back in the early 2000s when I was a senior at OSU. Paul Keels (along with D.R. Railsback and my now good friend Lori Schmidt) were incredibly kind and helpful during my six months there. Paul even let me interview him after my internship was done for a JComm paper. He is as good of a person as he is an announcer, and since he is the best in the business, that should say a lot!
Paul Keels, the beloved Voice of Ohio State football and basketball, was born on this day in 1957 turn 64 today. Happy Birthday and many happy returns. @OhioStateFB @OhioStateHoops https://t.co/ulbq2qvb9R pic.twitter.com/WVn1NnvTn7— David J. Halberstam (@voicesofsports) July 5, 2021
If you’ve been reading Matt Brown’s “Extra Points” newsletter, you already knew this was coming.
Per reports, @EASPORTS is making a big announcement on July 20th about the return of an “old sports franchise.”— Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) July 5, 2021
With the onset of the NIL era… not only is a path cleared for the return of the NCAA Football video game franchise… but athletes would get PAID for appearing in it. pic.twitter.com/q743jJ56SE