Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith visited Ohio State practice during our BTN Football Tour in August. It’s been an eventful offseason in Columbus, to say the least. Jim Tressel is out following an NCAA investigation, and Luke Fickell is in. The Buckeyes also are without Terrelle Pryor, who opted to enter the NFL supplemental draft. It’s no secret Ohio State has distractions standing in its way, but it is a program that reloads and overcomes adversity. The Buckeyes open the season Sept. 3 against Akron. Watch all our Ohio State Preview video inside.
The Big Ten is no stranger to having itself all over the national field hockey poll. The 2011 season should be no exception — at least according to the NFHCA Preseason Poll. Four Big Ten teams land in the initial poll, led by No. 6 Ohio State.
To say that Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender was dominant in her time at OSU would be an understatement. Lavender became the first men’s or women’s basketball player in conference history to win Player of the Year honors for four consecutive seasons, was selected fifth overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, and ended her Buckeye career as the Big Ten’s all-time leading rebounder. She also set an NCAA record for most consecutive games with 10 or more points, scoring in double digits in each of her 136 career games. Watch now as the BTN cameras followed Jantel around during her senior year in Columbus.
Life is good when you are the defending World Series champion. BTN spent some time with current Yankees skipper Joe Girardi and Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher to find out how competing in the Big Ten helped shape their careers as competitors. Watch now as Girardi talks about his time as a Northwestern Wildcat and Swisher recalls his days in Columbus as a Buckeye.