ohio state university http://michiganradio.org en Spartans rally early, then rally late, to win the Big 10 title game http://michiganradio.org/post/spartans-rally-early-then-rally-late-win-big-10-title-game <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.<br /><br />The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.<br /><br />Ohio State (12-1) had the nation's longest active winning streak end at 24 as coach Urban Meyer suffered his first loss since taking over in Columbus.<br /><br />It was a game that almost defied logic.<br /> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 05:11:18 +0000 The Associated Press 15595 at http://michiganradio.org Spartans rally early, then rally late, to win the Big 10 title game Watch the Ohio State Marching Band bring Michael Jackson to life http://michiganradio.org/post/watch-ohio-state-marching-band-bring-michael-jackson-life <p>Marching bands around the nation, be warned. Ohio State has taken it up a notch.</p><p>Scroll to 4:12 to see Michael Jackson take shape, and then... moonwalk!</p><p>http://youtu.be/GTca2nrIn4U</p><p>It shows what you can do with 230+ band members - or "pixels" for those in the stands.</p><p>It's cool and all, but Michigan has a jet pack guy!</p><p>http://youtu.be/hovp_YB89S0</p><p>(H/T HuffPo Detroit)</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:09:24 +0000 Mark Brush 14969 at http://michiganradio.org Watch the Ohio State Marching Band bring Michael Jackson to life Ohio State University to get serious on game days http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-state-university-get-serious-game-days <p>Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected&nbsp;vehicles were designed to resist improvised explosive device attacks.</p><p>Something police forces in the U.S. would rarely have a need for.</p><p>But the police force for Ohio State University says they&rsquo;ll likely use their newly-acquired&nbsp;MRAP on football game days in Columbus.</p><p>More from the <a href="http://thelantern.com/2013/09/ohio-state-university-police-bring-in-military-vehicle/">Lantern</a>:</p><blockquote><p>OSU often borrows vehicles of similar quality to serve previously listed purposes during large events like football gamedays, Denton said.</p><p>It will serve primarily as a mode of transportation and protection for University Police, Denton said. He added the vehicle will be used if a situation arises but will primarily be used in instances where University Police has a strong presence, such as gamedays, Denton said.</p></blockquote><p>&ldquo;The Game&rdquo; just got real.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:36:53 +0000 Mark Brush 14689 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio State University to get serious on game days 12-year-old OSU fan named his brain tumor "Michigan" and beat it http://michiganradio.org/post/12-year-old-osu-fan-named-his-brain-tumor-michigan-and-beat-it <p>It's a safe bet to state that one of the greatest sports rivalries in America is the one between Michigan and Ohio State.</p><p>Well, there's a "Beat Michigan" campaign happening right now in Buckeye-land that even the most die-hard Wolverine fan could not complain about.</p><p>A 12-year-old Ohio State fan---a true Ohio State fan---has been fighting brain cancer for the past two years. And to get him through the grueling chemo to help him marshal every bit of energy towards beating that cancer, young Grant Reed has named his tumor "Michigan."</p><p>And guess what, it's working! And there's nothing like some Internet fame to take a kid's mind off of the tough realities of a cancer battle.</p><p>Grant's dad, Troy Reed, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:12:09 +0000 Stateside Staff 13489 at http://michiganradio.org 12-year-old OSU fan named his brain tumor "Michigan" and beat it A history of unfortunate remarks, courtesy of OSU President Gordon Gee http://michiganradio.org/post/history-unfortunate-remarks-courtesy-osu-president-gordon-gee <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Ohio State University president Gordon Gee’s ability to put money in the bank was equaled only by his ability to put his foot in his mouth. &nbsp;Well, this week he was finally fired – </span>er<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">, retired, entirely voluntarily, of course, not pushed at all. &nbsp;</span>Nooo<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Gee has delivered a seemingly endless stream of gaffes, slanders and just plain stupid comments, which culminated in his unexpected departure. &nbsp;In politics, they say, when a man is shooting himself in the foot, don’t grab the gun. &nbsp;In that spirit, I’ll let the man’s words speak for themselves.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:00:00 +0000 John U. Bacon 12927 at http://michiganradio.org A history of unfortunate remarks, courtesy of OSU President Gordon Gee Love turns to hate: Chili Pepper sings "The Victors" in Columbus http://michiganradio.org/post/love-turns-hate-chili-pepper-sings-victors-columbus <p>This little blurb appeared in <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/06/red-hot-chili-pepper-sings-michigan-fight-song-in-columbus/1#.T9YBU5iwXvo">USA Today</a>... today.</p><p>The Red Hot Chili Peppers played a concert in Columbus, Ohio on June 4.</p><p>Drummer Chad Smith lingered on stage as the crowd was heaping praise on Smith.</p><p>Then they weren&#39;t. Take a look:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-GkQW3zrkQ&amp;feature=player_embedded Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:58:38 +0000 Mark Brush 7835 at http://michiganradio.org UM vs OSU game not the best, but one of the most important http://michiganradio.org/post/um-vs-osu-game-not-best-one-most-important <p>Last week, the Michigan football team beat Ohio State for the first time since 2003. While it wasn&rsquo;t anything like the half-dozen &ldquo;Games of the Century&rdquo; these two rivals have played, I believe it might be one of the most important.</p><p>Just a few years ago, ESPN&rsquo;s viewers called the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry the best. Not just in college football, or all football, but in all sports. Period.&nbsp;</p><p>But this year&rsquo;s game won&rsquo;t go down as one of the best. Michigan entered the game ranked 17th, but the Buckeyes hobbled into their annual finale dragging a 6 and 5 record behind them, their worst team since the 1990s.</p><p>But all that just made the stakes for Michigan that much higher. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 12:00:06 +0000 John U. Bacon 5220 at http://michiganradio.org UM vs OSU game not the best, but one of the most important Jim Tressel and Ohio State: Cheating is excused. Losing is not http://michiganradio.org/post/jim-tressel-and-ohio-state-cheating-excused-losing-not <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-971722.mp3</p><p>The Jim Tressel era at Ohio State started on January 18, 2001.&nbsp;</p><p>It so happened the Buckeyes had a basketball game that night against Michigan, so it was a good time to introduce their new football coach.&nbsp; When Tressel stood up to speak, he knew exactly what they wanted.&nbsp;</p><p>He was hired on the heels of John Cooper, whose record at Ohio State was second only to that of Woody Hayes.&nbsp; But Cooper&rsquo;s teams lost to Michigan an inexcusable ten times.&nbsp; Can&rsquo;t do that.&nbsp; And you can&rsquo;t say, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s just another game,&rdquo; either &ndash; which might have been his biggest mistake.&nbsp;</p><p>Knowing all this, when Tressel told the crowd, &quot;I can assure you that you will be proud of your young people in the classroom, in the community, and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the football field.&nbsp; The place went nuts. &ldquo;At last,&rdquo; they said, &ldquo;somebody <em>gets</em> it!&rdquo; Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:27:08 +0000 John U. Bacon 2739 at http://michiganradio.org Jim Tressel and Ohio State: Cheating is excused. Losing is not Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel resigns; good for Wolverines? http://michiganradio.org/post/buckeye-football-coach-jim-tressel-resigns-good-wolverines <p>The man who led Ohio State to victories over the University of Michigan in nine out of the rivals&#39;&nbsp;last ten games&nbsp;has resigned.</p><p>Football coach Jim Tressel faced an NCAA investigation into possible corruption in his program, including claims that players&nbsp;received cars from local dealerships.&nbsp;</p><p>Sports analyst John U. Bacon says there have been allegations of corruption for years.&nbsp; So he&#39;s not surprised that a scandal finally brought the Tressel era to an end, despite his stellar performance.</p> Mon, 30 May 2011 14:38:48 +0000 Tracy Samilton 2679 at http://michiganradio.org Buckeye football coach Jim Tressel resigns; good for Wolverines? Ohio State Football: NCAA violations could be severe http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-state-football-ncaa-violations-could-be-severe <p>The NCAA sent Ohio State University&#39;s president a letter citing the &quot;<a href="http://www.dispatch.com/wwwexportcontent/sites/dispatch/sports/stories/2011/04/25/0425-ncaa-letter.pdf">notice of allegations</a>&quot; against the school&#39;s football program.</p><p>In the letter to Ohio State, NCAA officials say, &quot;Your institution should understand that all of the alleged violations set forth in the document attached to this letter are considered to be potential major violations of NCAA legislation, unless designated as secondary.&quot;</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:49:54 +0000 Mark Brush 2206 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio State Football: NCAA violations could be severe Ohio State's Jim Tressel and the NCAA: the sheriff is now the saloon keeper http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-states-jim-tressel-and-ncaa-sheriff-now-saloon-keeper <p>It looks like Jim Tressel has gotten himself into a bit of <a href="http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-jim-tressel-20110309,0,3621588.story">hot water</a>.</p><p>That&rsquo;s why his boss, athletic director Gene Smith, flew back to make sure everyone said they were &ldquo;taking responsibility&rdquo; &ndash; a phrase which changed some time in the last decade, and now means the exact opposite.</p><p>It was fine theater.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:49:14 +0000 John U. Bacon 1606 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio State's Jim Tressel and the NCAA: the sheriff is now the saloon keeper Ohio State football coach suspended for two games/fined for NCAA rules violation http://michiganradio.org/post/ohio-state-football-coach-suspended-two-gamesfined-ncaa-rules-violation <p><a href="http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&amp;ATCLID=205112065">Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel is facing a two game suspension and a quarter million dollar fine</a> for failing to tell university officials about possible NCAA rules violations.&nbsp;</p><p>Tressel admitted that he didn&rsquo;t tell university officials that some of his players were part of a federal criminal investigation.&nbsp; None of the players were the subject of the investigation. Tressel knew about the investigation last April.&nbsp; But, he didn&rsquo;t say anything until the university was contacted by the U.S. Justice Department in December.</p><p>The Justice Department was trying to confirm whether Buckeye memorabilia in the possession of a Columbus tattoo shop owner was obtained legally. Several players, including star quarterback<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrelle_Pryor"> Terrelle Pryor</a>, admitted exchanging the memorabilia for tattoos. The players were given 5 game suspensions next season. Though, they were allowed to play in the 2011 Sugar Bowl.</p><p>OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith says it was only after that that university officials learned of emails that coach Tressel received in April informing him of the federal probe. Smith says the university was about to complete its internal investigation and send the results to the NCAA, when word of Tressel&rsquo;s actions were reported by <a href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-osuprobe030711">Yahoo Sports.</a></p><p>Tressel says his decision not to take action back in April was with the players&rsquo; interest in mind, not the OSU football program. <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/3/8/2038638/jim-tressel-press-conference-transcript-federal-drug-trafficking-ohio-state">SBNATION</a> produced a transcript of last night&#39;s news conference.</p><p>The NCAA is reviewing Ohio State&rsquo;s self-imposed penalties. The college sports governing body may accept OSU&rsquo;s self-punishment or impose penalties of its own. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:41:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 1558 at http://michiganradio.org Ohio State football coach suspended for two games/fined for NCAA rules violation OSU's Jim Tressel on the hot seat http://michiganradio.org/post/osus-jim-tressel-hot-seat <p><strong>Update 7:03 p.m.</strong></p><p>Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel suspended for two games. Tressel&nbsp;did not report potential NCAA rules violates in a timely manner to OSU officials.</p><p><strong>Original post 4:24 p.m.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=87743&amp;SPID=10408&amp;ATCLID=205111867&amp;DB_OEM_ID=17300">Ohio State University has called a 7pm news conference</a> to address news reports that head football coach <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Tressel">Jim Tressel</a> was aware of potential NCAA rules violations months before university officials learned about them.</p><p>The violations involved&nbsp;five Buckeye players, including star quarterback <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrelle_Pryor">Terrelle Pryor</a>. The players allegedly traded memorabilia with a Columbus tattoo parlor owner in exchange for tattoos.</p><p><a href="http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ys-osuprobe030711">Yahoo Sports </a>reported this week that Tressel was first notified of the possible NCAA violations last April.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>But it was December before any action was taken involving the players. They were suspended from playing during a handful of games next fall. Though they were allowed to play in 2011 Sugar Bowl.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/3/8/2037424/jim-tressel-ohio-state-allegations-contract-ncaa-violations">SBNATION </a>reports Tressel&#39;s contract does include penalties if his program commits NCAA violations, including termination of his contract. Neither Tressel or university officials&nbsp;have commented on the allegations made in the Yahoo Sports article.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://president.osu.edu/bio.php">OSU president E. Gordon Gee</a> did tell reporters in Columbus that the NCAA has been notified.</p><p><a href="http://www.ohiostatealumni.org/media/Pages/GeneSmith.aspx">OSU athletic director Gene Smith</a> was scheduled to be in Indianapolis this evening, but he has flown back to Columbus to take part in tonight&#39;s news conference with Gee and Tressel. Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:03:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 1553 at http://michiganradio.org