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Why is this News? All the articles and tweets Buckeye fans need for February 2, 2023

All the Buckeye news thats fit to re-print.

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

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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On the Gridiron

Key Takeaways as Ryan Day dials up offseason plan for Buckeyes (paywall)
Austin Ward, Dotting the Eyes

Presser Bullets: Ryan Day to Allow Brian Hartline to Call Plays During Spring, Talks Quarterback Competition, Transfer Portak Additions, Plan for NIL
Griffin Strom, Eleven Warriors

Buckeyes hoping to name starting quarterback by end of spring
Andy Backstrom, Lettermen Row

Ryan Day says the QB battle between Devin Brown and Kyle McCord will be a ‘heck of a competition’

I feel like he’s been reading my articles over the past 14 months:

Brian Hartline WIll Call Offensive Plays During Spring Practices, but Ryan Day Won’t Make Final Decision on Delegating Duty Until After Spring
Dan Hope, Eleven Warriors

At least eight Buckeyes will miss Ohio State’s spring practice with injuries
Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts

Palaie Gaoteote IV, Tyler Friday not returning to Ohio State for sixth year
Andy Backstrom, Lettermen Row

He had to make sure he couldn’t still get fined:

Ryan Day unsatisfied with officials’ explanation of no targeting call on Marvin Harrison Jr. against Georgia
Kevin Flaherty, 247Sports

In Davison Igbinosum, Ja’Had Carter, the Buckeyes got two of the top transfer portal defensive backs
Patrick Murphy, Bucknuts

Quick Hits: Ohio State’s 10 Assistant Coaches, James Laurinaitis and Mark Pantoni Provide Offseason Updates, Look Ahead to Spring Practice
Dan Hope, Griffin Strom, Garrick Hodge, and Chase Brown, Eleven Warriors

Between Laurinaitis and this guy, I’m liking the more aggressive approach to coaching lately:

Mark Pantoni Says Ohio State “May Have to Pull Out” of Recruiting National Prospects Earlier if NIL Is Driving Force in Their Recruitiments
Garrick Hodge, Eleven Warriors

Ohio State offensive lineman Paris Johnson releases NIL-driven Paris’ Cut jerky
Pete Nakos, On3

B1G Thoughts: Five offseason questions for Ohio State
Jordan Williams, Land-Grant Holy Land

James Laurinaitis can have a Brian Hartline impact on Ohio State’s linebackers
Stephen Means, cleveland.com

To portal, or not to portal? That is the question for Ohio State football.
Josh Dooley, Land-Grant Holy Land


On the Hardwood

No. 10 Ohio State women back on track beating Wisconsin 90-67
Thomas Costello, Land-Grant Holy Land

NBA talks increasing as Ohio State’s Brice Sensabaugh focuses on team
Adam Jardy, Land-Grant Holy Land

That will get the job done.

Column: Ohio State men’s basketball is breaking computers like no team ever has
Connor Lemons, Land-Grant Holy Land

Freshman Bruce Thornton ascending to leadership role for Ohio State
Adam Jardy, Land-Grant Holy Land

This is very cool:


Outside the Shoe and Schott

Ohio State wrestling completes Michigan sweep in dominating fashion
Josh Dooley, Land-Grant Holy Land

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Zenick, Eden Claim B1G Weekly Swimming Awards
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