Men's Basketball

Relying Heavily on Malaki Branham and E.J. Liddell Proves to Not be Enough for Ohio State

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — Ohio State freshman guard and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Malaki Branham had another standout performance in the Buckeyes’ loss to Penn State on Thursday night. As did junior forward E.J. Liddell. But this can be said of both players in essentially every game for the Buckeyes this season, win or loss. “Malaki Branham is tough,” Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry said. “Not like tough…
Men's Basketball

Buckeye Defense Struggles With Penn State’s Guard Play in 71-68 Loss

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — With a Big Ten title up for grabs at the conclusion of the weekend, Ohio State loses its defensive toughness midway through the second half of its first game in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament and falls 71-68 to Penn State. It’s been characteristic of this team all season, but in a game where Ohio State desperately needed stops and a consistent defensive effort as Penn State…
Men's Basketball

Big Ten Tournament Postgame: Chris Holtmann, Buckeyes Talk 71-68 Loss to Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — Ohio State is one and done in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann and players E.J. Liddell and Cedric Russell met with the media following the Buckeyes’ 71-68 loss to Penn State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament. Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry and Nittany Lions Sam Sessoms and Myles Dread also spoke…
Men's Basketball

E.J. Liddell, Malaki Branham, Gain All-Big Ten Honors

The Ohio State Department of Athletics has issued the following statement. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior forward E.J. Liddell and freshman guard Malaki Branham have each earned All-Big Ten honors as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Balloting was done by the leagues 14 head coaches as well as members of the media. Liddell earns first team honors for the second consecutive season. He is the 18th Buckeye to earn All-Big Ten…
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Football

Spring Football Observations and Updates — Practice No. 1

COLUMBUS — Football is back at Ohio State as the Buckeyes kicked off spring ball with practice No. 1 on Tuesday morning. The media was invited to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to attend the first half hour of practice and see the new coaches in action. Here are some observations followed by updates from head coach Ryan Day, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Jaxon Smith-Njigba…
Men's Basketball

Buckeyes Wilt Under Michigan Defensive Pressure

Michigan (17-13, 11-9) turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and was rewarded for their effort with 75-69 win over No. 23 Ohio State (19-10, 12-8) in Columbus. The first half was closely contested until late in the period when the Buckeyes when on a 9-2 run to take a 37-30 lead at the half.  The late-half outburst was fueled by three-consecutive baskets by Joey Brunk and a…
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Men's Basketball

Ryan Pedon Hired as Head Coach at Illinois State

COLUMBUS — Ohio State assistant men’s basketball coach Ryan Pedon has been announced as the new head coach at Illinois State. Pedon has been with Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes for five seasons but will soon be moving on. Illinois State announced the hire officially on Friday. Pedon will start in his new role with the Redbirds after Ohio State’s season concludes. Join us in welcoming the 20th head coach…
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Buckeyes end losing streak with win over Spartans

No. 23 Ohio State (19-9, 12-7) broke a two-game losing streak with a convincing 80-69 win over Michigan State (19-11, 10-9). The Buckeyes entered the game shorthanded two key baseline players. Center Zed Key and forward Kyle Young were both unavailable for the game leaving the Buckeyes scrambling for some size.  OSU Head Coach Chris Holtmann started little-used center Joey Brunk.  The big man responded in a big way. He…
Football

2022 NFL Scouting Combine Results, Updates From Buckeye Participants

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — Ohio State has seven former Buckeyes participating in the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in hopes of achieving their dreams of being selected in the 2022 NFL Draft and ultimately playing in the NFL. Wide receivers Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, tight end Jeremy Ruckert, offensive linemen Thayer Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere and defensive linemen Haskell Garrett and Tyreke Smith are all in Indianapolis this week participating in…
Men's Basketball

E.J. Liddell Among Five Finalists for Karl Malone Award

COLUMBUS — E.J. Liddell is one of five finalists for the Karl Malone Award. Below is the full release from Ohio State. E.J. Liddell Named Finalist for Karl Malone Award Liddell is one of five finalists for the award which is in its eighth year COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell has been named one of five finalists…