Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Big Ten Champs!

Congrats to the Buckeye basketball team for clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title, their 3rd in 5 years. Also, the Women also won a Big Ten title, their 6th straight

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ohio State Finishes #5

Good season for the Buckeyes in 2009

- finished #5 in final AP Poll
- 11-2 record
- 2010 Rose Bowl Champions
- 2009 Big Ten Champions
- Beat Michigan
- Became first school to make an 8th BCS bowl appearance
- Became first school to beat 5 different 10 win teams in a season

When it comes to the AP, this is OSU's 21st top 5 finish, 31st top 10 finish and 50th top 25 finish

When it comes to streaks, this was OSU's 5th straight Big Ten Championship, 5th straight 10 win season, 5th straight top 10 finish and 6th straight win over Michigan.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ohio State vs Michigan series, starting from various dates

Here are some interesting numbers about who leads the overall series starting from various "milestone" years throughout the history of the series:

(the game from the year mentioned is included)

From the beginning (1897): UM 57-43-6

Since OSU's first win (1919): UM 44-43-4

Since the completion of the Horseshoe (1922): UM 44-40-4

Since the completion of the Big House (1927): OSU 40-39-4

Since the tradition of the game being the last regular season game began (1935): OSU 36-34-4

Since OSU's first national title (1942): Tied 32-32-3

Since Woody came to OSU (1951): OSU 31-26-2

Since Bo came to UM (1969): UM 20-19-2

Since Bruce came to OSU (1979): Tied 15-15-1

Since Cooper came to OSU (1988): UM 11-10-1

Since Moeller came to UM (1990): OSU 10-9-1

Since Carr came to UM (1995): OSU 9-6

Since Tressel came to OSU (2001): OSU 8-1

Basically, with the exception of the first 15 games, this series has been pretty much dead even throughout the years.

** Edited to reflect the results of OSU's 21-10 win over Michigan in 2009 **

Sunday, March 15, 2009


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Saturday, March 14, 2009

2009, so far

OSU Basketball:
The Buckeyes just beat Wisconsin in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament and have pretty much locked up a spot in the NCAA tourney with a current record of 21-9. The beat Michigan twice during the regular season, improving Thad Matta's record vs UM to 9-1.

Cleveland Cavaliers:
The Cavs are now 52-13 and tonight clinched their 2nd Central Division title in franchise history with a comeback win in Sacramento. The Cavs are currently in first place in the Eastern conference.

Columbus Blue Jackets:
The Jackets have had a solid season so far and have won their past 4 games in a row, including an 8-2 win in Detroit. Right now they are in 6th place in the Western Conference with a record of 36-27-6 and 78 points as they try to earn their first bid to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in franchise history


Here's how 2008 played out:

OSU Football ( end of 07 season) - lost National Title game in January to LSU

Ohio State Basketball - finished 24-13, won NIT Championship

Columbus Blue Jackets - finished 34-36-12, missed playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers - finished 45-37, lost in conference semi-finals

Cleveland Indians - finished 81-81, missed playoffs

Columbus Crew - 2008 MLS Cup Champions!

Cleveland Browns - finished 4-12, missed playoffs

Ohio State Football - finished 10-3, beat Michigan 42-7! Big Ten Co-Champions

Monday, December 17, 2007

Let it snow!

On Sunday, the conditions at Cleveland Browns stadium could be best described as "blizzard like." The Browns and Bills met in a pivotal match up in the AFC playoff race, and the conditions definitely affected the game, vastly limiting the offense of both teams. In the end, the Browns managed to pull out an 8-0 victory, which is a final score not seen in the NFL since the 1920's. All of the points scored came from special teams: Browns kicker Phil Dawson made two field goals, one from 35 yards, and one from 49 yards (which was an unbelievable kick given the conditions), and the other 2 points came from a bad snap by Buffalo's punting unit that went out of the end zone for a safety. The end of the game ended up being very dramatic, because despite having struggled to move the ball all game, the Bills managed to drive the ball down to the Cleveland 10 yard line, and were faced with 4th and 5 with 15 seconds left. The play was a screen pass and the runner was stopped was stopped short of the line to gain, giving the Browns the ball on downs, sealing the victory.
The Browns are now 9-5 and are one game ahead of Tennessee for the last playoff spot in the AFC.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Browns improve to 8-5

For the first time since 2002, the Cleveland Browns will not have a losing season. Sunday's 24-18 win over the Jets gave the Browns their 8th win of the season, making their record 8-5 with 3 games to play. As of right now, the Browns hold the 6th and final playoff spot in the AFC and have a 1 game lead on Buffalo and Tennessee. The Browns remaining schedule consists of the Bills at home, the Bengals in Cincinnati and the 49ers at home. A win over Buffalo would go a long way to helping the Browns make the playoffs, and I think that as long as they win 2 of those last 3 games, they should get in either way.....but we'll have to wait and see.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ohio State is in the BCS title game

After Ohio State lost to Illinois, it was considered pretty much a sure fact that the Bucks were no longer a national championship contender. The loss dropped OSU to #7 in the BCS, with one game to play. But luckily for OSU, all of the teams ranked ahead of them had more than one game there was a narrow possibility that the Bucks could still make it to the title game. The only problem was, it required first and foremost, a win over Michigan.....and then for at least 5 of the 6 teams ranked above OSU to lose, which didn't seem likely.......but then things started to happen:

Nov 15 - (Thursday) #2 Oregon loses to Arizona.

Nov 17 - #7 OSU beats Michigan 14-3. #4 Oklahoma loses to Texas Tech.

OSU moves to # 5 in the BCS

Nov 24 - #1 LSU loses to Arkansas. #2 Kansas loses to # 4 Missouri.

OSU moves to #3

Dec 1 - #2 West Virginia loses to Pittsburgh. #1 Missouri loses to Oklahoma.

OSU moves to #1

SEC champ LSU moves to #2 and will play the Buckeyes in the BCS National Title game on 1-7-08 in New Orleans, LA.

Ohio State 14 - Michigan 3

OK, so I'm a bit late on this one. Anyway, after losing to Illinois, the Bucks bounced back and defeated arch-rival Michigan 14-3 to claim their 3rd straight Big Ten Conference football title, and 2nd straight outright title. OSU has now beat Michigan 4 straight times and has improved to 6-1 vs UM since the coming of Tressel.