Ohio St. Rumors & News

  • Ohio State basketball gets verbal commitment from 2017 big man Kaleb Wesson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State received a verbal commitment Friday from Class of 2017 big man Kaleb Wesson. He's a 6-foot-9 center from Westerville South in the Columbus suburbs. He is the son of former Buckeye Keith Wesson, who played center for Ohio State in the 1980s." July 03

  • Buckeyes freshman D'Angelo Russell declares for NBA draft

    ESPN "Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell has decided to go pro, declaring for the NBA draft Wednesday. "This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted..." April 22

  • After Micah Potter's commitment, how do future Buckeyes recruting classes set up?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Micah Potter announced his commitment to Ohio State on Monday using a method that's becoming increasingly popular among recruits. He posted the news on his personal Twitter feed, using a graphic designed for him by the Buckeyes. The graphic is a jigsaw puzzle that, when completed, is a picture..." April 21

  • D'Angelo Russell To Declare For Draft, Deciding Upon Representation

    Real GM Basketball "D'Angelo Russell plans to declare for the 2015 NBA Draft within the next two days, sources tell RealGM. Russell is deciding upon an agency" April 13

  • Ohio State lands a top 50 Class of 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State picked up a commitment on Wednesday morning as four-star, Class of 2016 forward Derek Funderburk Jr. committed to the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound Funderburk announced his decision on Twitter. Funderburk is from Lakewood, Ohio and plays for the King James Shooting Stars..." April 01

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team

    CBS Sports "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • Is Ohio State asking too much of freshman sensation D’Angelo Russell?

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell has been one of the most fun players to track in college basketball this season. Between the highlight-reel passes, the effortless shooting or his flair for making difficult plays through traffic, Russell’s rise in stature has been fun to track. There’s..." February 23

  • Buckeyes' Marc Loving to return from suspension Saturday

    CBS Sports "Ohio State Buckeyes coach Thad Matta told reporters Thursday forward Marc Loving will play in Saturday's game at Michigan State, reports WBNS-TV. However, Matta was not sure how much playing time Loving would receive." February 12

  • Ohio State’s Marc Loving expected to miss third straight game

    College Basketball Talk "Ohio State head coach Thad Matta still hasn’t offered up any details into why he suspended forward Marc Loving, but it does appear to have an end date. On Tuesday, Matta told Cleveland.com that Loving could “maybe” back in the lineup or Saturday’s game against Michigan State." February 10

  • OSU forward Marc Loving will be held out again Sunday

    CBS Sports "Ohio State coach Thad Matta said Friday sophomore forward Marc Loving will miss a second straight game Sunday at Rutgers, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Loving was suspended for Wednesday's loss at Purdue for an "off-court" issue, per Matta." February 07

  • Ohio State basketball gets commitment from prep school guard JaQuan Lyle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Ohio State basketball team picked up a commitment from 2015 prep school guard JaQuan Lyle after Thursday night's win over Maryland. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to cleveland.com. Lyle was in Columbus on a visit and attended the Buckeyes' game on Thursday. Once an..." January 30

  • D'Angelo Russell's success surprising everyone but himself

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The recruiting process had been going on for a while, and it had long been established that D’Angelo Russell and Ohio State were going to have a future together. He was heading back to prep school in Florida from his home in Louisville, and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta asked Russell to let him know..." January 28

  • Duje Dukan will miss 1st 2 games, regains season of eligibility

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "As expected, Duje Dukan has regained his senior season of eligibility, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Dukan will, however, miss the first four "contests" of this season, beginning with last weekend's closed intrasquad and including Wednesday night's exhibition versus UW-Parkside. Dukan will also..." November 06

  • 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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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