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Turner says it's time he headed to NBA | BuckeyeXtra

We don't know what his GPA is but, from all appearances, his IQ (social and intelectual maturity) has been enhanced during his three years at OSU. He is in prime position to earn a good living, have lifetime financial security, take care of his family, and to be a outstanding citizen and role model for our young people. I was in the top ten percent of my OSU class and a member of Beta Alpha Psi (national accounting honorary) but that is not what made me sucessful. Evan has what it takes to succeed and both his mother and OSU contributed greatly to that. Thanks for the memories, Evan!  (Apr 8, 2010 | post #34)

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Without Turner, OSU missing the point | BuckeyeXtra

I agree with The Point. It may seem strange now but I never thought Evan could be a point guard either. He was indeed unorthodox but very effective . . beyond anyone's dreams. Diebler could do the same thing . . .using his individual sterngths. We also have Lighty to use as a "change-up " or change of pace alternative. Plus we have the freshman as well. We have a lot of returning talent and HEART and some great new talent coming in. The future is bright! Go Bucks!  (Apr 8, 2010 | post #2)

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Ohio State football: Zach Boren didn't let injury hurt hi...

I don't understand why these haters can't get a life and stop hanging out on this Buckeye site. They must be some sick puppies. I actually love to hear them whine. Maybe I'm getting sick as well.Go Bucks!  (Apr 7, 2010 | post #19)

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The match: It's good (Butler) vs. evil (Duke) | The Colum...

I live in the Raleigh Durham area and I think most of the local animosity toward Duke is because of the arrogance and perpetual self interest and self promotion of "Coach K". A few examples: 1) he negotiated with three different pro teams during his career here and each time recieved large compensation and perk increases; 2) he did nothing to support the Lacrosse coach when he was wrongly chased out of town by jealous academics who failed to see through a rogue district attorney's scheme to play the race card to get elected( the D/.A. was later disbarred); 3) he took a leave of absence when his team was headed for a disastrous season and thus hung his asisstant coach with the losses; 4) he negotiated the title of assistant to the President (he knew he would never be a "Knight" ); 5) he orchestrated the placement of his name on the arena floor 6) he constantly refers to "our program" when he really means "my program". I will be rooting for Butler tonight along with many area ACC fans.  (Apr 5, 2010 | post #12)

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Bob Hunter commentary: High hopes can ruin fun for OSU fa...

Vinny; Have you been watching the draft the last few years or looked at the number of Tressel recruits playing on Sundays? I don't think the talent has dropped off at all notwithstanding that Tressel is much more discreet in his recruiting of prospects with borderline academics than Cooper or most of his rivals are. It is a fact that Tressel has lost some key games that he shouldn't and that has tainted his national standing but his record is still absolutely outstanding. P.S. To Bob Hunter: These national championship expectations every year are not unique to Columbus and OSU fans. They are the prevelant feeling at most all major programs. You should hear what fans are saying here in Raleigh and Chapel Heel about the Tarheel basketballers just one year after they won the national title. As Woody used to say . . .when you are number one, you're it and when you're not, you aren't ----. Things have not changed much in fifty years.  (Apr 3, 2010 | post #22)

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Tressel looking for progress | BuckeyeXtra

Hope springs eternal for the Buckeyes and the usual loons are on the site. I'm sure Duron Carter will get the picture and I hope he does but if he doesn't we got plenty of talent in the pipeline. It would have been ludicrous for Tressel to let Carter back on the field until he completely repaired his GPA which he probably couldn't do in one quarter. Go Bucks!  (Apr 3, 2010 | post #20)

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Ohio State football notebook: Pryor's improvement draws p...

The comparisons of TP to Troy Smith are comforting but not based on reality. Tressel will have to mold TP into being the type of QB he can be which is what Urban Meyer did with both Chris Leak and Tim Tebow at Florida. Meyer did not ask either of them to do things which they were not good at. Tressel did this with TP in the Oregon game and it worked like a charm. There is no reason TP can't be as great a college QB as Tebow was but he won't do it by trying to imitate Troy Smith. Go Bucks!  (Apr 3, 2010 | post #8)

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Notre Dame recruit dies in fall | BuckeyeXtra

My deepest sympathies to the family. What a terrible tragedy. Having said that, lets leave all the "government " remedies out of this. We should celebrate the life of a fine young man and hope that other kids will learn from this tragic accident.  (Apr 3, 2010 | post #17)

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Rob Oller commentary: Women's basketball isn't set up for...

I believe the reason for the lack of parity is that the talent pool of women basketball players is just not very deep . . .at least not compared to the men. With the national visibility of the top programs, the top woman players all know where the winning programs are and they go there. Second tier programs AND conferences have to take the leftovers. The Parade All American team in last Sunday's paper indicated that most of the of the top twenty players in the nation were going to just a few of the top schools . . . like UConn, Tennessee, Stanford, and Rutgers, Baylor. The men's all americans are much more widely dispersed. The coaching is superior at these top schools but that is not the major difference. The fact women play four years obviously is also a major factor in creating these dynasty schools.  (Mar 31, 2010 | post #6)

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Mr. Everything | BuckeyeXtra

In defense of E.T.'s turnovers, I can't recall a season or an era when the referees allowed such aggressive defense of the point guard. They allow shoving, bumping, reaching in, and grabbing the arms all the way up the floor. About the only time a foul is called is when a ball comes lose or someone is knocked to the floor. Also, I thought Matta could have changed up the offense more to avoid E.T. being a sitting duck in the Middle all too often. For all around skills, he is the best I have seen and I was in school with Lucas and Havlicek.He will get better if he plays another year as his learning curve is not flat yet.  (Mar 30, 2010 | post #18)

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Defense helps Spartans advance | BuckeyeXtra

Go Sparty! I hope and actually believe the Spartans will be a much better match-up for the Vols than were our Buckeyes. I agree with you about the refs taking Lighty out of the game and this was our undoing. I will be rooting for the Spartans and the Big Ten tomorrow night.  (Mar 27, 2010 | post #2)

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Bob Hunter commentary: Turner deserved better sendoff -- ...

There is no question E.T. was fouled on that last shot. The defender hooked Evan's left arm and body as he let go of the shot. Nevertehless, these things happen. I am grateful for all the thrills E.T. and this over achieveing band of Buckeyes provided us this season. Their great team chemistry and "selflessness " was an absolute joy to watch. I hope E.T. will opt to come back for his senior year but wish him the best whichever way he goes. He is one of the best we have had at OSU and probably no one has progressed and developed like he has. It was our pleasure to have him on our team. Go Bucks!  (Mar 27, 2010 | post #45)

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Rob Oller commentary: Ohio State plays soft, makes anothe...

I think we have two problems. 1) We (and the whole Big Ten) are not getting the level of talent that the better national teams get; and 2) our massive coaching staff is not getting the most out of the talent pool. Our offense is too one dimensional . . . Preahalis and Lavender seem to be our only option 90% of the time. I agree that Sammy needs a kick in the pants and coached to "grow up". The problem may be that we just have too many coaches and/or they don't have specifically assigned responsibilites and/or we don't have the right coaches. Winning the Big Ten every year is an achievement but on the national level, OSU is a joke and should be doing better. We should appreciate what we have but we should also expect more.  (Mar 24, 2010 | post #41)

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Guards break out | BuckeyeXtra

The article states the obvious: We scored when other people besides Evan were taking the ball up the floor. We have to stop being so one dimensional in our offense with Evan constantly dribbling up the middle against two or three defenders. This is suicide as evidenced by all the turnovers on that maneuver. Evan is great but everything stops when he goes into his globetrotter dribble routine every time. We have to move the ball and run more plays that take some of the pressure off of Evan. Evan is great but we have to vary our attack. Lets keep frustrating the experts! Go Bucks!  (Mar 22, 2010 | post #6)

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Unbreakable bond: Siblings Tayler and P.J. Hill have help...

I love P.J.'s energy and also appreciate the way he has improved his game in the last two years. I really think we would be a better team if Coach Matta used P.J. and Simmions more to give the starters some relief and to keep their legs fresh. P.J. also is a nice change of pace and could go 100% in his brief bursts. However, it is hard to question Caoch matta's results with the "four ironmen". In any event, we were lucky to have P.J on our team. I commend all the "support troops" and hope we have some blow-outs so they can get some playing time in the NCAA's.Go Bucks!  (Mar 17, 2010 | post #42)

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