Ohio St. Rumors & News

  • Ex-Ohio State guard A.J. Harris transferring to New Mexico Sate

    Eleven Warriors "Friday night, former Ohio State guard A.J. Harris announced via his Twitter feed that he will be transferring to New Mexico State. " May 28

  • Former Ohio State center Daniel Giddens joining Alabama

    Eleven Warriors "The second of three post-season transfers from the Ohio State men's basketball program has found a new home. Center Daniel Giddens will transfer to Alabama. The former four-star recruit made the announcement Sunday via his Twitter account." May 15

  • Top Ohio State Target Markell Johnson Announces he Will Reclassify to 2016 Class

    Eleven Warriors "There has been a cloud of mystery surrounding the recruitment of four-star point guard Markell Johnson for some time now. Nobody really seemed to have a solid gage on where he'd be attending school or even what class he'd be in: 2016 or 2017? One part of that picture gained some clarity Monday..." May 03

  • Buckeyes announce that freshman guard A.J. Harris will also transfer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three transfers in one day. Ohio State coach Thad Matta announced via a university statement on Tuesday night that freshman guard A.J. Harris has been given permission to transfer from the Buckeyes basketball program. Harris is the third player to transfer from Ohio State in the last 24..." March 30

  • Are things falling apart for Thad Matta and Ohio State?

    The Comeback "In 2015-16, for the first time in eight years, Ohio State basketball made it through an entire season without appearing in the AP Top 25 at any point. The Buckeyes missed the NCAA Tournament (and lost in the NIT), and suddenly it’s been three years since the once ascendant program reached the..." March 30

  • Daniel Giddens asks for his release from Ohio State basketball team, expected to transfer per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State freshman center Daniel Giddens has asked for his release from the team, and intends to transfer according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Borzello. An Ohio State spokesperson confirmed to cleveland.com that Giddens has asked for his release, but the team has offered no other information..." March 29

  • Report: Ohio State's Trevor Thompson declares for NBA draft

    The Score "Ohio State center Trevor Thompson has declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but has not hired an agent, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. The sophomore is testing the draft waters after a season in which he averaged 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes." March 27

  • Florida 74, Ohio State 66

    The Sports Xchange "Florida started the second half on a 14-2 run to break open a close game and defeat Ohio State 74-66 in a second-round NIT game on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Gators (21-14) started the game on a 9-0 run and came out in the second half just as hot as they increased..." March 20

  • Ohio State 72, Akron 63 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "The last time Ohio State didn't make the NCAA Tournament was 2008, and the Buckeyes went on to win the NIT championship. The Buckeyes still have a chance to repeat history, but it won't be easy after struggling to beat Akron 72-63 in overtime on Tuesday night in an NIT opener at Value City..." March 15

  • No. 2 Michigan State runs over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, No. 2 Michigan State is playing like an angry basketball team. That anger was on full display Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and..." March 11

  • Ohio State 79, Penn State 75

    The Sports Xchange "Junior forward Marc Loving made 13 of 15 free throws while scoring 24 points to help Ohio State deliver a 79-75 victory over Penn State on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament at Indianapolis. Freshman guard JaQuan Lyle contributed 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals for..." March 10

  • Emotional win for Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One by one, Michigan State's seniors kissed the center court logo at Breslin Center during the closing seconds of their last home game. Denzel Valentine finally got his turn, then embraced head coach Tom Izzo after another special performance. Valentine..." March 05

  • Ohio State upsets fading No. 8 Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The frustration is getting real for Iowa. The eighth-ranked Hawkeyes continued their late-season swoon, blowing a six-point lead in the final minutes and falling 68-64 to Ohio State on Sunday in a Big Ten game in Value City Arena. The loss dealt a serious blow to..." February 28

  • Forbes leads No. 6 Spartans over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tom Izzo would never complain about a late-season Big Ten win on the road, but the Michigan State coach was not pleased with what he saw Tuesday night in Value City Arena. The sixth-ranked Spartans didn't execute to Izzo's satisfaction and he was disappointed with the..." February 24

  • Report: Ohio State's Tate could miss rest of season with shoulder injury

    Columbus Dispatch "Ohio State sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate has had an MRI on his left shoulder, and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain, multiple sources have told The Dispatch. He injured his right shoulder during February of his senior season at Pickerington Central and had surgery to repair a..." February 23

  • Ohio State 65, Nebraska 62 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Jae'Sean Tate scored the go-ahead basket on a driving shot with 31.6 seconds to play, and Ohio State defeated Nebraska 65-62 in overtime on Saturday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Freshman point guard JaQuan Lyle scored 19 points to lead Ohio State (18-10, 10-5 Big Ten). He..." February 20

  • Ohio State 76, Michigan 66

    The Sports Xchange "Five Buckeyes scored in double figures and the Ohio State defense held Michigan to 20.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc in a 76-66 win Tuesday at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Wolverines came into the game ranked 12th in the nation in 3-point shooting, making 40.4 percent of..." February 16

  • Ohio State 79, Rutgers 69

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 24 points and guard Kam Williams came off the bench to add 19 points as Ohio State defeated Rutgers 79-69 on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Forward Jae'Sean Tate went 9 of 11 from the field and had 22 points and 13 rebounds,..." February 13

  • Buckeyes transfer Austin Grandstaff chooses Oklahoma

    ESPN "Ohio State freshman Austin Grandstaff has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. The 6-foot-5 guard Grandstaff, a top-50 player coming out of high school in Texas, also considered SMU. "They have really turned the program around, and they do everything the right way," Grandstaff told ESPN of why..." January 11

  • Ohio State forward Mickey Mitchell cleared to play by NCAA

    CBS Sports "Ohio State has had a rough start to its season. At 5-5 with Kentucky on the horizon, this is quickly looking like a lost season in Columbus. To make matters worse, freshman shooter Austin Grandstaff transferred yesterday after only a half-season with the program. Help is on the way though,..." December 19

  • Freshman Austin Grandstaff decides to leave Ohio State

    ESPN "Ohio State freshman guard Austin Grandstaff has decided to transfer. The 6-foot-5 Grandstaff, who was ranked in the Top 50 coming out of high school in Texas and considered one of the top shooters in the country, was averaging 4.4 points in 10 games thus far this season. "They have been..." December 17

  • Mickey Mitchell not cleared by NCAA to play for Buckeyes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State announced on Tuesday that freshman forward Mickey Mitchell has not been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center to play for the Buckeyes basketball team. In a statement, athletic director Gene Smith said Mitchell can still practice with the Buckeyes, but cannot play until the issue..." November 04

  • Lyle eager to begin Division I college basketball career

    Evansville Courier & Press "As the Black Eyed Peas song says, “Let’s Get It Started,” and JaQuan Lyle couldn’t agree more. Early last week, Lyle was seen running up and down the steps at Enlow Field, getting in shape before rejoining Ohio State University’s men’s basketball team. He will leave for Columbus about 20 pounds..." August 24

  • 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