Ohio St. Rumors & News

  • Trevor Thompson officially not playing for Ohio State this season

    Columbus Dispatch "Center Trevor Thompson, who transferred to Ohio State from Virginia Tech in May, will not play this season, he said on his Twitter account tonight. Thompson, 6 feet 11 and 210 pounds, said in the spring that he planned to appeal to the NCAA to waive his transfer year on the grounds that he..." September 23

  • Mickey Mitchell recommits to Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State basketball got a boost from a familiar place. Former Ohio State decommit Mickey Mitchell has decided he wants to stay with his previous commitment and become a Buckeye. The 6'7, 210-pound small forward originally committed to the Buckeyes on Aug. 22 last year, but then rumors started..." September 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Virginia Tech transfer's appeal to play for Ohio State immediately apparently has been denied

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Thad Matta added Virginia Tech big man transfer Trevor Thompson to Ohio State's roster in April, it was a move to solidify the Buckeyes' frontcourt in the future. But Thompson didn't want to wait until the future to help. He wanted to help as soon as next year, so he filed a hardship..." August 05

  • Trevor Thompson’s appeal for immediately eligiblity at Ohio State denied

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Thad Matta added Virginia Tech big man transfer Trevor Thompson to Ohio State's roster in April, it was a move to solidify the Buckeyes' frontcourt in the future. But Thompson didn't want to wait until the future to help. He wanted to help as soon as next year, so he filed a hardship..." August 04

  • Ohio State Buckeyes earn verbal commitment from top-50 center Daniel Giddens

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A few months ago the biggest weakness on Ohio State's basketball roster was in the paint. Now the Buckeyes have a surplus at big man after earning a verbal commitment from four-star center Daniel Giddens of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 37 player in the 2015 class,..." July 05

  • Four-star center Daniel Giddens commits to Ohio State

    Eleven Warriors "The "Elite '15" nickname stuck to football's 2015 recruits, but it might be more appropriate for that year's basketball class. Daniel Giddens celebrated his and America's birthday by committing to the Buckeyes, and his addition to the 2015 class gives Ohio State a well-rounded group, filled..." July 04

  • Ohio State desperately needs D'Angelo Russell to be eligible

    SB Nation "The Big Ten produced four of the top 12 offenses in the country last season according to Ken Pom, but you never would have known it if you watched enough Ohio State basketball. In a way, the Buckeyes personified the worst stereotypes of what the rest of the country believes the conference to be...." June 20

  • Ohio State hoops recruit D'angelo Russell not cleared to enroll with other freshmen

    Columbus Dispatch "The highest-rated of the four incoming freshmen on the Ohio State men’s basketball team did not begin the summer semester with his teammates yesterday. Guard D’Angelo Russell, a McDonald’s All-American from Louisville, Ky., who is expected to challenge for a starting position next season, has..." June 17

  • Ohio State’s Aaron Craft knows he’ll have to improve shot to stick in NBA

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Aaron Craft is going to make it in the NBA, he’s probably going to have to do it the hard way. Three talent evaluators all polled at the NBA’s predraft camp this week agreed the Ohio State star is likely to go undrafted next month. Craft’s shooting woes are evident to everyone. He averaged..." May 17

  • Craft graduating from Ohio State, aiming for NBA

    Fox Sports "The Big Ten's all-time steals leader and Ohio State's all-time assists leader, Aaron Craft graduates on Sunday with a 3.9 grade-point average. He got all of one B in his college career. Craft hopes his next stop is the NBA. In a radio interview last week with 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Craft..." May 06

  • Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson heading to Ohio State

    CBSSports.com "Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson is heading to Ohio State, sources tell CBSSports.com. Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center from Indianapolis, played just one season in Blacksburg. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, going for 15 points and six rebounds in a loss to Duke in late..." April 13

  • Ohio hires NDSU's Saul Phillips

    CBSSports.com "North Dakota State's Saul Phillips has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Ohio, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The school subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter." April 06

  • Ross leaving Ohio State, turning pro

    Fox Sports Ohio "Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross made it official Friday as the school issued a release saying Ross will give up his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career. Ross was Ohio State's leading scorer last season and his emergence played a key role in the Buckeyes getting to the Elite..." March 28

  • LaQuinton Ross leaving Ohio State for NBA

    CBSSports.com "Aaron Craft's career came to a close when Ohio State lost to Dayton on Thursday afternoon, but he wasn't the only one who played his last game in a Buckeye uniform. LaQuinton Ross is planning to declare for the NBA draft. Ross was expected to meet with the Ohio State staff on Monday..." March 24

  • FAU search centered on Ohio State assistant Dave Dickerson

    CBSSports.com "Florida Atlantic has centered its coaching search on Ohio State assistant Dave Dickerson, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. Whether Dickerson would take the job remains unclear. Athletic director Patrick Chun spent 15 years in the Ohio State athletic department before taking the FAU job..." March 22

  • Battle of Ohio as Dayton gets shot at Buckeyes

    New York Post "Ohio State can’t duck Dayton. Not this time. Despite the campuses being only one hour apart, Ohio State and Dayton have played only six times, and not since the 2008 NIT. It’s not that Dayton is unwilling to test itself against the dominant team in the state, it’s that Ohio State, as the top..." March 20

  • Sanford's the hero as Dayton stuns Ohio State 60-59

    DaytonFlyers.com "Vee Sanford hit a layup with 3.8 seconds remaining to help the Dayton Flyers upset the No. 22/24 Ohio State Buckeyes, 60-59, in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Trailing 59-58 with 10 seconds left, Sanford drove from the top of the key to the right side and banked in a shot. Ohio State's Aaron..." March 20

  • Will Dayton's extra motivation knock out Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State arrived in Buffalo on Tuesday night, and the No. 6 Buckeyes will spend Wednesday practicing, talking to the media, watching more film and getting ready for their matchup with No. 11 Dayton at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday on CBS. The Buckeyes and Flyers haven't played since the 2008 NIT and..." March 19

  • Michigan 72, Ohio St. 69

    ProSportsDaily "Nik Stauskas scored 18 points as the Wolverines held off the pesky Buckeyes to advance to the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis for the first time since 1998. Caris LeVert added 17 points and eight rebounds for Michigan (25-7), which ended Ohio State’s five-year run of making the title..." March 16

  • Ohio St. 71, Nebraska 67

    ProSportsDaily "LaQuinton Ross scored 18 of his career-high 26 points after intermission as the Buckeyes overcame a huge second-half deficit to rally past the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. One day after grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds in Ohio State’s first-round..." March 15

  • Ohio St. 63, Purdue 61

    ProSportsDaily "LaQuinton Ross posted 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as the Buckeyes edged the Boilermakers in a Big Ten tournament first-round matchup in Indianapolis. Aaron Craft added 16 points and three steals for No. 5 seed Ohio State (24-8), which will face fourth-seeded Nebraska in Friday's..." March 14

  • Ohio State gains No. 5 seed in Big Ten Tournament with win over Michigan St.

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Aaron Craft dove to the Value City Arena floor for one last time with 29 seconds remaining Sunday. When he got up, every ounce of emotion he tried to hide the last week came to the surface with one hearty yell. The play was one of many signature moments in Craft's illustrious career, and this..." March 10

  • Ohio State senior Aaron Craft trying to enjoy his final run

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "What can Aaron Craft possibly say in three seconds? For Ohio State’s three-time Academic All-American who admits he can get so far inside his own head that he reverse-psychology-ed himself into doing exactly what he didn’t want to do in his final season of college basketball, maybe this is no..." March 07

  • Behind Sheehey, IU beats No. 22 Ohio State 72-64

    Indianapolis Star "Thirty minutes after scoring 19 points and grabbing four steals to help Indiana beat the No. 22 team in the country, Will Sheehey stepped in front of a tough question. A reporter asked teammate Hanner Mosquera-Perea what his performance meant to him after a couple of tough weeks, which included..." March 02

  • Could Ohio State possibly miss the NCAA Tournament?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When you lose twice to the last-place team, nothing is a sure thing. Thursday night's 65-63 loss to Penn State put everything on the table for Ohio State, including a possibility that the Buckeyes won't win again before the NCAA Tournament. Not a strong possibility. But again, this is..." March 01

  • Buckeyes swept by last-place Penn State with 65-63 loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Aaron Craft crossed his arms and gently tapped the back of his head against the brick wall in the concourse of Bryce Jordan Arena. He needed to calm himself before the questions started. This wasn’t the first time Craft stood in the bowels of an opposing Big Ten arena in defeat. Now a senior,..." February 28

  • Michigan might take Big Ten basketball title, but Wisconsin is ascending

    Chicago Sun-Times "Michigan not only took over first place in the Big Ten with Sunday’s 79-70 victory against rival Michigan State, it also set itself up as an extremely strong favorite to finish the job by winning the regular-season title. At 11-3 in league play, the Wolverines have a half-game lead on MSU and..." February 25

  • Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 46

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 19 points in the second half as the host Buckeyes overcame a 12-point deficit to knock off the Gophers in Big Ten play. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott scored 10 as the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6) won for the sixth time in seven games...." February 23

  • Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ohio State Buckeyes preview breakdown

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Breaking down the Buckeyes: Ohio State lost the first matchup with the Golden Gophers, falling 63-53 in Minneapolis on Jan. 19. ... Thad Matta thinks the Buckeyes have been more confident on offense while winning five of their last six. "I think that we have more of a sense of confidence in terms..." February 22

  • Ross ejected after scuffle, but Buckeyes beat Northwestern 76-60

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LaQuinton Ross was ejected late in Ohio State’s 76-60 win over Northwestern in Value City Arena for his involvement in a skirmish with Wildcats big man Nikola Cerina. The scuffle occurred with 5:24 remaining, and after the referees reviewed the tape for nearly 10 minutes both were ejected...." February 20

  • Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross avoids suspension for skirmish

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State already had one of the most impressive 20-minute stretches of its season behind it midway through the second half, and because of it the No. 24 Buckeyes’ 76-60 win over Northwestern was already in hand. Then things got interesting. With 5:24 remaining in the game, Ohio State’s..." February 20

  • Big Ten basketball is more unpredictable than ever

    USA Today "One can debate whether or not Big Ten Conference men's basketball is as good as it's ever been. But has it ever been this unpredictable? Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, in his 19th season, said Monday there is "no question" the league is better top to bottom than he's ever seen. Nebraska's win..." February 19

  • Ohio State overcomes another poor shooting performance to steal 48-39 win at Illinois

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LaQuinton Ross walked off the floor and to Ohio State bench looking to take his seat, but Thad Matta wasn’t going to let him walk by without getting in a few words. With his armed wrapped around Ross’ torso, Matta got within an inch of Ross’ face and opened the floodgates. By the time the..." February 16

  • Ohio State becomes increasingly perplexing as season progresses

    USA Today "Ohio State has been one of college basketball's most puzzling teams this season. Are the Buckeyes a squad that raced to a 15-0 start and reached No. 3 in the nation? Or are they the team that lost at home to Penn State, a club that came into that game with one Big Ten victory? Is Ohio..." February 14

  • Balanced Big Ten doesn’t have clear torch-bearers yet

    Chicago Sun-Times "We know this is shaping up as a really good year in the Big Ten. How good? A month before the teams gather in Indianapolis for what ought to be a raucous conference tournament, we don’t know. Will the Big Ten, which had three teams ranked in the top five until early January, finish what it..." February 12

  • Wolverines' road swagger returns with first win at Columbus since 2003

    Detroit Free Press "Week by week, Michigan is blowing dust off the history books. Tuesday was the latest signature moment in a Big Ten season full of them, as Michigan marched into Ohio State and controlled the final 26 minutes of the game, skipping out of the state they love to hate with a 70-60 win. It was a..." February 12

  • Michigan romps past Ohio State in 70-60 win

    Michigan Live "Michigan freshmen Derrick Walton Jr. and Zak Irvin walked onto the Value City Arena floor for the first time on Tuesday night. They both immediately got their first taste of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. A video montage of anti-blue propaganda splashed on the video screen. Fans booed the..." February 12

  • Ohio State knocks off Purdue 67-49 in Value City Arena

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Is Ohio State back? It's probably still premature to answer that question definitively, but things are certainly looking up for the Buckeyes after a 67-49 win over Purdue in Value City Arena on Saturday night. Ohio State, unranked for the first time in four years, came into the game with..." February 09

  • #25 Ohio State topples #13 Iowa 76-69 on road

    Hawk Central "No. 17 Iowa couldn’t shoot, couldn’t defend and couldn’t beat crafty Ohio State on Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes made just 3-of-20 3-point attempts, allowed 45 second-half points and lost 76-69 to the Buckeyes. Ohio State was ranked third nationally when Iowa won in..." February 05

  • Ohio State hangs on for tough 59-58 win at Wisconsin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The No. 24 Ohio State basketball team earned a much-needed win on the road on Saturday afternoon, knocking off No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58. The Buckeyes, who came into the game having lost five of their previous six, survived with the narrow win after Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker missed a three-pointer..." February 02

  • Newbill's late OT jumper lifts Penn St. over No. 24 Ohio St. 71-70

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with two seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 Big Ten Conference victory Wednesday night against No. 24 Ohio State at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes. Newbill, who led the..." January 30

  • Big Ten race crowded in middle

    Fox Sports Ohio "If Ohio State wants to get back in the Big Ten race, it can't afford many more slips. The conference race is suddenly very crowded in the middle, where the Buckeyes reside heading into a Wednesday night home game vs. bottom dwelling Penn State. But Ohio State has won just once in its last five..." January 29

  • Buckeyes step back from the edge, snap four-game skid by beating Illinois

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Thad Matta pointed to the final play of regulation from Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State, a missed layup by Shannon Scott, that if made, would have ended the Buckeyes’ four-game losing streak before it even started. Matta used that play to illustrate the perils of life in the Big Ten, a..." January 24

  • Can a team win if it can't shoot? The Ohio State basketball experiment

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The grand experiment continues Thursday night for Ohio State. Can a team win if it can't shoot? Shannon Scott is shooting 21.4 percent (3 for 14) in his last three games. Lenzelle Smith is shooting 31.8 percent (14 for 44) in his last five games. Aaron Craft is shooting 37.5 percent (9..." January 23

  • Wooden Award releases midseason list; Joel Embiid snubbed?

    CBSSports.com "The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and most of the usual suspects are on the list. Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite heading into the final six weeks of the season, but the talk of the sport for the past two weeks has been Kansas big man Joel..." January 23

  • Conference season unkind to several teams

    College Basketball Talk "The non-conference season is a time for average teams to boost their confidence with easy games and good teams to beef up their resumes against other good teams. The start of the conference season often separates the true contenders from the teams that may not be as good as their records..." January 23

  • Nebraska upsets No. 17 Ohio State

    Omaha World-Herald "Welcome back, Shavon Shields. You, too, Terran Petteway. Your presence and productivity Monday night helped the Nebraska men's basketball team snap a 15-game losing string against ranked opponents and gave second-year coach Tim Miles his biggest win as a Husker, 68-62 over No. 17 Ohio..." January 21

  • College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    College Basketball Talk "Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning..." January 20

  • UConn and Minnesota get statement wins

    CBSSports.com "Game of the Day: Connecticut gets a statement-making road win at Memphis. When Connecticut lost at SMU a couple of weeks ago, questions started being raised about the Huskies. They had lost three of five, including defeats to Stanford and Houston, and the early-season shine was wearing off. On..." January 17