May 14, 2012
"Excellence is not an act…but a habit." — Aristotle
Welcome to another edition of Hitting The Links, UnScripted Ohio's Weekly Wrapup of all things Ohio State Athletics.
Coach Meyer and 10 Buckeyes, headlined by the Boren brothers and Curtis Grant, visited Whetstone High School for the Columbus City Schools Special Olympics kickoff.
A portion of the proceeds from the Women's Football Clinic on June 9th will go to benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
Coach Thad Matta picked up a huge check, both figuratively and literally, for the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus as a result of winning the Infinity Coaches Charity Challenge.
RHP/1B Josh Dezse was named to the John Olerud Watch List, given to the nation's top two-way player.
The Buckeyes finished sixth at the NCAA Regionals, good enough to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships. The Lady Linksters were led by Rachel Rohanna, who came in seventh with a final card of 4 over par.
The squad closed out the 2012 season with a series win over Penn State, grabbing 2 out of 3 games. Sophomore Evelyn Carrillo smacked a grand slam in the 4-1 win to close out the series.
Ohio State finished 4th in the B1G Outdoor Championships, picking up four bronzes and one silver medal. Long Jumper Michael Hartfield pulled down the B1G Title with a leap of 26 feet, 1.5 inches, a personal record.
The Lady Bucks brought the B1G Championship back to Columbus with a record setting day. All-American Christina Manning was a force on the track, grabbing gold in 100m dash, 100m hurdles, and as part of the 4x100m relay team. The title was just the second in school history, but also the second in as many years.
The Buckeyes shut out the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame 4-0 to advance the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships, led by Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola.
The greatest show on water finished second in the Big Ten Championships, just two points behind Those Rowers Up North, with wins from the First Varsity Four, the Second Varsity Four, and the Second Novice Eight.
Buckeye Blogger Network
The Buckeye Blogger Network is a loose affiliation of 7 Ohio State Blogs from across the internet. We bring you the best stories from the preceding week in our BBN Roundup.
The Buckeye Battle Cry
Chris Hunt takes a retrospective look at the career of one John Cooper.
Buckeye House Call
Grant Edgell, Editor in Chief of BHC, took a pictorial look at the decade of excellence under Jim Tressel.
Our Honor Defend
Dan Vest profiled his favorite Buckeye, wrestler Kevin Randleman, who once won an NCAA Championship with a dislocated jaw. I once finished an entire plate of nachos with a mean hangnail.
The Silver Bullet
Ken Kohl takes a stab at the social media impact in today's college recruiting process.
Men of the Scarlet and Gray
MotSaG took a crack at radical college football realignment, noting that elite conferences shouldn't hand out participation ribbons to the likes of Buffalo, Utah State, and Tulane.