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Big Ten football 2015 spring review/look ahead

It’s the middle of June and you’re looking for something about football to read, right? Well I’m here to help.

We finally rolled out the last of our Big Ten spring football reviews at BuckeyeSports.com, and I have collected them in a handy list just for you!  Continue reading Big Ten football 2015 spring review/look ahead

LeBron changing the narrative again?

Well I still don’t want to get into the habit of anointing or damning players after every game, but obviously it’s impossible not to be impressed with what LeBron James did in the first three games against the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals and such chatter continues. So why not?…   

Despite missing potential game-winning shots at the end of both of the first two, LeBron James has lifted his undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers squad and put up ridiculous numbers as they have taken a 2-1 series lead against the Golden State Warriors.

The assists are the best proof of what he is doing and a differentiator from Michael Jordan in that Jordan didn’t have those because he had Scottie Pippen who could bring the ball up at times and also the Bulls actually ran an offense so multiple people would actually touch the ball to generate shots.

I still at this moment am sticking to both my desire to avoid proclaiming a new or old winner in the MJ-LBJ debate now and my belief LeBron couldn’t pass MJ this year regardless.

But I’ll admit if LeBron posts two more games (the minimum his team will need from him to win the series) and they win the series (even if he has a clunker or two and they end up going seven) I’ll have to reconsider.  Continue reading LeBron changing the narrative again?

Basketball talk: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

So, who ya got: Michael Jordan or LeBron James? LeBron James Ohio State locker

Seems premature to have this discussion when James is so far from finishing his career — or even the 2015 postseason — but it’s already out there and we’ve got another day to kill before the 2015 NBA Finals so why not?

Well, first of all we need to define the debate.  Continue reading Basketball talk: Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James

National writers praise Meyer for Buckeyes’ personality

Interesting nugget from FOX Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman in the latest podcast between Feldman and colleague Stewart Mandel: 

In the course of a discussion between the Feldman and Mandel about Ohio State potentially repeating and the difficulty of that because of the different variables that come into play, Feldman draws a distinction he’s seen between the Buckeyes and the last team coach Urban Meyer tried to lead to repeat titles at Florida.  Continue reading National writers praise Meyer for Buckeyes’ personality

Flashback: Not all of Urban Meyer’s pro baseball appearances have been ceremonial

With Urban Meyer and about 50 Buckeyes set to take part in the Reds’ Opening Night festivities Wednesday night in Cincinnati, a look back at the time the head coach of the Buckeyes recalled thinking he would play for the Cleveland Indians:

Urban Meyer once thought he would play for Indians | FOX Sports.

A view of the Ohio River beyond left field of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati
A view of the Ohio River beyond left field of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati

This Week in the Big Ten looks at early offers conundrum

This Week in Big Ten Football may or may not be weekly, but it is back with more thoughts and links about what’s going on around the conference lately…. 

At an otherwise typical spring press conference last Tuesday in Columbus, Urban Meyer touched on what is becoming a major issue in college football: early offers and commits.

As he has done a few times before, Meyer lamented the calendar has been pushed up to where more kids every year seem to wrap up their recruiting even before the end of their junior year. He’s not a fan of this for a few reasons.  Continue reading This Week in the Big Ten looks at early offers conundrum