Soon after Ohio State announced Thad Matta's run as Ohio State men's basketball coach was over, effective immediately, on Monday afternoon, those he coached went to social media to react to the news.
Thad Matta had a historic career at Ohio State. His run came to an end Monday afternoon, and BTN researcher Harold Shelton III compiled a bunch of numbers to highlight Matta's successful run in Columbus, Ohio.
The page is being turned at Ohio State, as Thad Matta is stepping down after 13 seasons as one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history. Matta is the all-time Ohio State leader in wins (337) and games coached (460). His teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons (2005-2016), also an Ohio State record. Now, it’s over.
Ohio State announced Monday afternoon that Thad Matta is out as the men's basketball coach. Matta, who arrived in Columbus before the 2004-05 season, led the Buckeyes to five Big Ten regular-season titles and four Big Ten tourney crowns, all while amassing a 337-123 record.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon. Listen to all 14 @B1GMBBall coaches on today's teleconference. #MarchOnBTN https://t.co/2J0BUhedFH — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015
Congrats to 1000+ @northwesternu students who just danced for 30 hours & raised $1.38m for @nudm. Go ‘Cats! #NUDM40 pic.twitter.com/HlVEAlg4q0 — Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) March 9, 2014 Northwestern’s Dance Marathon set a new NUDM record for funds raised in their 40th event. Congrats! A new visualization wall at Penn State is helping researchers and students think bigger. Students from the University of Nebraska will conduct research for NASA on robotic surgery for space travel – at 35,000 feet. Purdue is commemorating 100 years of the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit that ends on March 13. This year’s Road School will take place
The calender reads February 14th, which means that Valentine’s Day is here. In honor of the holiday, we want to pose a question to all our Big Ten hoops fans: Which Big Ten men’s basketball coach do you love the most? Check out our photo gallery below, featuring some of our favorite action shots of Big Ten coaches this season. Then, scroll down and make sure to vote for your favorite Big Ten hoops coach. [ MORE: Gallery: Big Ten names that make us think of Valentine’s Day ]
Without ever seeing Thad Matta’s DVD collection or Netflix queue, it’s safe to say he’s watched Will Ferrell’s “Semi-Pro” a time or two. He’s had to, because the coach referenced one of the movie’s most popular catchphrases in Sunday’s postgame press conference following No. 14 Ohio State’s victory over No. 2 Michigan. The phrase: “E.L.E,” or “Everybody Love Everybody.” Watch Matta’s Hollywood reference now. [ RELATED: Watch Sam Thompson’s latest highlight-reel alley-oop ] For those who haven’t seen “Semi-Pro,” it’s a 2008 film that takes a comical look at the now-defunct ABA. Ferrell, whose character Jackie Moon owns one of