With my vacation underway and 90-degree temperatures predicted for this weekend, here’s an ode to summer from Paul Laurence Dunbar (via Wright State University Libraries): So, long as the streams run down, And as long as the robins trill, Let us taunt old Care with a merry air, And sing in the face of ill.
The lead says it all… The release of the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten football schedules is the latest reminder why it’s absurd to divide the conference by any means other than geography. … but do read the whole piece from Pat Harty of HawkCentral.com
This was my favorite part of an excellent exit column by Michael Rosenberg, who is leaving the Detroit Free Press to join Sports Illustrated – But for so many of us, sports give us a seat at a communal table. They provide stimuli. We enter the arena or turn on the TV knowing only that something will happen. The games seem like they should be meaningless, but instead they can be the most solid...
Quick notes from Urban Meyer presser
Let’s start with the story at BuckeyeSports.com, shall we? Scout.com: OSU Depth Chart Features New FacesUrban Meyer released a post spring depth chart for his Ohio State football team with one caveat: The players must hold on for dear life t…Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare by emailScout0 likes · 0 comments First impressions: Surprise: Travis...
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Urban Meyer talks about Buckeyes moving into the lineup and more
Big Ten has been happy to point out it leads...
From the conference’s pre-bowl release (Dec. 2011): Into Opponent’s Territory: For the seventh consecutive season, at least two of the Big Ten bowl matchups will be virtual road games, with conference teams facing schools from the state in which the bowl will be played. This season, five of the Big Ten’s bowl contingent will face an opponent who will be playing in their home state this...
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Some hits and misses in this piece from Steve Kerr, a guy who brings the perspective of player, executive and broadcaster. The most interesting is in regards to Garnett and Bryant and the contrast with Howard and James. Garnett and Bryant both came into the league as curiosities with little expected or asked of them as rookies. After they blazed the trail, expectations were raised for guys...
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…from now on let’s try to be careful when we’re around people...– Hunter S. Thompson from the Kentucky Derby
Thad Matta: “‘My man, I’m 16-3 against Michigan in eight years. They can call us whatever they want to.’ ”
Taken out of context (slightly), Nick Saban provides the best current description of the bowls: “I think it’s important to keep the integrity of the bowls because I think they provide a lot of positive self-gratification for the kids in college.”
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