The spring game: the one time of the year a team can beat itself and still expect to win. The one game that takes on the Little League mentality that everyone gets to play. The one game that often means nothing by the time September arrives, but tomorrow, it will be the only thing on the mind of the men wearing green or white on the turf at Peden Stadium.
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If Ohio published a classified ad for its latest vacancy on the football field, it might read something like this …
Whether quarterbacks Tyler Tettleton and Kyle Snyder are undersized is up for debate, but both players have one thing even less than size: experience.
Hijacked planes. Anthrax. Cellphone bombs. All of these are perfect reasons to have heightened security at sporting events.
After Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage, quarterbacks Tyler Tettleton and Kyle Snyder might consider applying for jobs at FedEx. Whether by air or by ground, the package was delivered.
Redshirt senior Curtis Meyers has a quote from his father tattooed on his left bicep: “God can turn setbacks into comebacks.”
Put them together in the locker room, and there will be plenty of laughs. Put them together in the bed of a three-quarter ton pickup truck, and there might be trouble. But put Ohio’s starting offensive linemen on the line of scrimmage, and quarterbacks and running backs will have time and space to work their craft.
Spring football practice kicked off yesterday under gray skies, intermittent rain and hail, but the weather might not have been as bleak as what the Bobcats face during their initial preparations for the 2011 season.
Let me be the first to tell you that I am a traditionalist. I love Original Six hockey, hate sequels, still use baby shampoo and take gummy vitamins. There goes my street cred.
Semeka Randall knows how it feels to win back-to-back NCAA national championships. She also knows how it feels to lose 22 games in back-to-back seasons.
Coming off a strong performance against Northern Illinois, Ohio knows it’s one
The role reversal that took place when Ohio and Northern Illinois met for their rematch closely resembled what would happen if Charlie Sheen and Billy Graham exchanged lives.
For about 15 minutes following Ohio’s win again Miami Wednesday, coach Semeka Randall did not know where her team would travel for its first-round game in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
While many people might not take the musical artist Tenacious D seriously, Miami learned how seriously it should have taken Ohio’s tenacious ‘D.’
Traveling from Ohio to Miami is a westerly route. One goes east for the return trip. But for both women’s basketball teams this season, the main direction of travel was south.
Kamille Buckner has talent in her blood. One of her cousins was a finalist on American Idol and another won four Super Bowls. She grew up around some of the biggest names in music in the city where Michael Jordan became legendary.
When Leo “Lee” Walker’s caretakers wheeled him into the conference room of the Hampton Inn Saturday, he was a bit surprised to see so many family members and friends gathered for food and reminiscing. Naturally, he asked what all the fuss was about.
After all they have been through this season, the Bobcats did not take their halftime lead for granted. But appreciating the performance proved to be a far cry from repeating it.
Looking at the scoreboard after Ohio’s 88-87 win against Kent State Saturday, one might think it was just another close game. That would be like saying the 1987 stock market crash was just another manic Monday.
After struggling through much of the conference schedule, Ohio hopes to improve its efficiency enough to make the Toyota Prius look like a semi-truck.