Athletics Good Stuff

Feb. 26, 2013

Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State baseball redshirt senior Brad Goldberg earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing 6.1 hitless innings and striking out a career-high 10 batters in a 13-2 win over Mount St. Mary's Saturday night. The Buckeyes lost their combined no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning but the game was the first 10-strikeout game by a Buckeye since Alex Wimmers struck out 11 against Penn State in 2010. Goldberg has allowed two hits and struck out 17 over 13.1 scoreless frames this season.

  • Ohio State women's gymnastics junior Sarah Miller was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week after winning or tying for the event titles in all three events she competed in as the Buckeyes posted a season-best 196.300 in a dual meet win over Illinois Saturday. She tied a career best 9.950 to take the vault title, tallied a 9.925 to win beam and tied for first with a 9.875 on floor exercise.

    Baseball (5-2)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State posted a 10-2 victory over South Dakota State Friday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
  • Ryan Riga and Brett McKinney, who earned his first career save in the victory, were excellent out of the bullpen, striking out four and giving up two hits over three scoreless innings.
  • Joe Ciamacco finished the day 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored while Brad Hallberg went 2-for-4 with a career-best four RBI and a run scored. Long picked up his first victory of the season, allowing two earned runs on six hits while striking out six over six innings pitched.
  • Ohio State swept a pair of games from South Dakota State and Mount St. Mary's Saturday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Buckeyes topped South Dakota State, 5-2, in the first game at North Charlotte Regional Park before downing Mount St. Mary's, 13-2, in the nightcap at Charlotte Sports Park.
  • Ohio State extended its win streak to five games with a 13-4 win over Mount St. Mary's Sunday at North Charlotte Regional Park.
  • Ohio State takes on Connecticut, Stetson and Central Michigan next weekend in DeLand, Fla.

    No. 16 Men's Basketball (20-7, 10-5 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated Minnesota, 71-45, at Value City Arena Wednesday night.
  • Ohio State has won the last six games in the Minnesota series and seven of the last eight.
  • The Buckeyes had three players reach double-figures in scoring: Deshaun Thomas (19 points), Shannon Scott (11) and LaQuinton Ross (10 points).
  • Ohio State guards Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott combined for nine assists and six steals in the game.
  • Three players recorded three or more steals for the Buckeyes: Craft, Scott and Ravenel. The last time three Ohio State players posted three or more steals in a game was Nov. 21, 2011 vs. North Florida (Craft, Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and Jared Sullinger).
  • Evan Ravenel earned a career-high three steals while Scott tied a career-high with three blocks.
  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 68-60, Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • The Buckeyes had three players reach double-figures in scoring: Craft with 21, Thomas with 14 and Ravenel with 10.
  • With seven rebounds against Michigan State, Thomas became the 25th Buckeye to join the 1000 point, 500 rebound club at Ohio State. He places at No. 16 on the all-time list (1,433 total points, 504 rebounds).
  • Craft led all scorers with a career-high 21 points.
  • The Buckeyes return to action Thursday, Feb. 28 at Northwestern in a 7 p.m. tip.

    Women's Basketball (15-12, 5-9 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State fell to Minnesota, 57-56, at Value City Arena Thursday night.
  • Senior Tayler Hill scored in double figures for the 59th consecutive game Thursday night with 25 points. The streak serves as the longest active streak in the Big Ten and fourth longest in Division I.
  • Hill, the Big Ten's career active scoring leader, has 1,912 career points, good for a tie for fifth place all-time in the Ohio State records book. Hill tied Tracey Hall.
  • Hill became just the second Buckeye (Samantha Prahalis) to record at least 1,900 points, 300 assists and 200 steals while her 14-of-14 percentage from the line set an Ohio State record.
  • Behind Hill, Amber Stokes chipped in 10 points while Raven Ferguson added 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State, 67-60, at Value City Arena Monday night.
  • Ashley Adams was 8 of 10 from the field and added three assists and three blocks. Ameryst Alston was 7 of 8 from the field for 15 points while Hill scored in double-figures for the 51st consecutive game with 14 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists.
  • Ferguson, who started for the first time since Jan. 27, finished with 10 points, six rebounds and two assists. Stokes added 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, two steals and several strips and deflections.
  • Ohio State is back in action at 8 p.m. Thursday in Champaign when they take on Illinois. OSU will then close out the regular season at Noon Sunday when it welcomes Michigan to VCA.

    Head Coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

  • Ohio State hosted the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships in French Field House Sunday with five Buckeye weapon squads garnering medals. The women's team earned silver medals in all three weapon categories - epee, foil, and sabre - while the men brought home gold in foil and epee.
  • The Buckeyes return to the strips on Mar. 2-3 for the Midwest Conference Championships in South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Golf
    Head Coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State concluded the Puerto Rico Classic in 13th after finishing the third round with a 2-over 290 Feb. 19. The Buckeyes totaled a three-day score of 24-over 888 on the par 72, 6,902-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, P.R.
  • Freshman Michael Bernard led the Buckeyes on the final day, carding a 2-under 70. The 18-hole total was a career-low for the Huber Heights, Ohio, native. Bernard finished tied for 39th with a 5-over 221.
  • Classmate Max Rosenthal came in tie for 36th following a round of 76 to total a 4-over 220. Sophomore Boo Timko finished tied for 47th with a 7-over 223, while Grant Weaver concluded the tournament tied for 55th with a 10-over 226. Freshman Tee-k Kelly rounded out the Buckeye lineup with a 21-over 237.
  • The Buckeyes take a month off from competition before returning to the links at the Seminole Intercollegiate March 15-17. The three-day tournament will be played at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State carded an 11-over 299 in round one of the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship Sunday. The Buckeyes are joined by 15 top 50 teams in the tournament held at the par 72, 6105-yard English Turn Golf & Country Club course in New Orleans.

    No. 5 Men's Gymnastics (5-5-1, 4-4-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Ohio State posted its best team score of the season Saturday afternoon, but was edged by defending national champion No. 7 Illinois, 438.600-438.000, at St. John Arena.
  • The Buckeyes tallied team bests on three events in addition to posting their best overall team score of the season. Ohio State notched team highs on floor exercise (75.350), rings (73.150) and parallel bars (71.300).
  • Four Buckeyes also won individual event titles against the Illini. Senior John Laing earned his second event title of the season on pommel horse with a career-high 15.55, while sophomore Alex Nork posted a season-high 14.80 to win the title on parallel bars. Redshirt sophomore Jeff Treleaven tied his career high with a 15.30 to place first on vault and freshman Alex Johnson scored a career-high 15.20 to claim first on high bar.
  • The Buckeyes have a brief break in action before hosting UIC Saturday, March 9 in a co-ed dual meet with the women's gymnastics team at St. John Arena. The meet marks Senior Day for two Ohio State men's gymnasts, John Laing and Blaize Monks, and is slated to start at 4 p.m.

    No. 19 Women's Gymnastics (4-4, 3-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State posted a season high team score, topping No. 18 Illinois 196.300-195.450 Saturday afternoon in St. John Arena.
  • The Buckeyes began the meet on vault, topping the Illini 48.800-48.325. Sarah Miller tied her career best with a 9.950 to take the event title while Melanie Shaffer tied her season-high 9.850 to finish third.
  • Ohio State moved to bars in the second rotation, tallying a season-best 49.175 to win the event. Shaffer posted a career-high 9.900 for a first-place finish and Aly Marohn notched a 9.875 to finish second.
  • In the third rotation, Ohio State tied its season high with a 49.075 on beam but Illinois won the event with a 49.225. Miller won the event title with a 9.925 while Victoria Aepli tied her career-best 9.850 to tie for third.
  • The Buckeyes closed the meet on floor exercise, topping Illinois 49.250-48.950 with another season best score. Miller and Shaffer each tied for the event title with a 9.875.
  • Shaffer tied her career-best 39.350 to take the all-around title while Marohn finished tied for fourth with a 39.025.
  • Up next, the Buckeyes hit the road to take on Illinois State at 6 p.m. March 3.

    Men's Hockey (13-14-7, 12-9-5 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State fell to Michigan, 5-3, Friday in Value City Arena to open a two-game series between the teams.
  • Each team scored three goals in the third period. Just 57 seconds into the period sophomore Max McCormick scored on the rush, assisted by classmate Tanner Fritz and junior Curtis Gedig, to make it a 2-1 game.
  • Fritz made it 3-2 on the first shorthanded goal of his career at 15:08, scoring on a breakaway.
  • With Ohio State skating with an extra attacker, sophomore Ryan Dzingel put in the rebound of a shot by freshman Craig Dalrymple. Rookie blueliner Sam Jardine had the second assist on the score, which came at 18:45.
  • In its regular-season home finale, Ohio State lost to Michigan, 6-3, Saturday in Value City Arena in front of a season-high crowd of 9,278.
  • The game marked Senior Night for the five members of the Buckeye senior class - Alex Carlson, Brady Hjelle, Devon Krogh, Brandon Martell and Jeff Michael - and the group was honored in a pregame ceremony.
  • Fritz has nine points, with four goals and five assists, in his last three games combined and has a point in 10 of his last 12 games. He leads the CCHA with 30 points in conference play, along with a league-best 21 assists in CCHA action. He is first on the team with 22 assists overall and tied with Ryan Dzingel for first with 32 points.
  • McCormick is on a four-game point streak (3g, 4a, 7p) and has a point in 11 of the last 13 games. He ranks third on the squad with 24 points and is second with 11 goals.
  • Ohio State has three or more goals in four of its last five games and is now averaging 2.38 goals a game on the season.
  • Ohio State (13-14-7, 12-9-5-1) will end the regular season with two games at Miami next weekend, playing at 7:35 p.m. Friday and 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio.

    Women's Hockey (17-14-3, 12-13-3 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State downed Minnesota State Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink by a final score of 4-1.
  • Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp stopped 22 of 23 shots faced and four different Buckeyes found the back of the net in the crucial WCHA victory.
  • The scoring opened up in the second; started off by a power play goal at the 6:10 mark from sophomore Taylor Kuehl. The score was a team-leading 13th for Kuehl and was assisted by sophomore Kari Schmitt and senior Minttu Tuominen.
  • Kuehl set up junior Ally Tarr beautifully in front of the net to take a 2-1 lead at the 8:58 mark. The game-winner was goal number ten for Tarr and her team-leading 28th point of the season. Kuehl and sophomore Danielle Gagne were credited with the assists.
  • Senior captain Hokey Langan scored her 10th goal of the season and 56th of her career on a penalty shot to extend the lead to 3-1.
  • Tuominen made it a 4-1 game at 6:28 of the third on her fifth goal of the season. Senior Paige Semenza and Kari Schmitt tallied assists on the score. Schmitt leads the team with 22 assists this season.
  • Ohio State skated to a 3-3 tie with Minnesota State on Senior Day, Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • The lone goal in the shootout came off a snipe from sophomore Gagne and redshirt junior goaltender Knapp shut down the Mavericks on five consecutive shot attempts to help the Buckeyes take five of six points in their final regular season series.
  • Junior forward Tarr scored in the first period with an unassisted goal to tie the game up at 1-all while she put the Buckeyes out front with her second score of the afternoon 8:27 into the second. The 12th goal of the season for Tarr was assisted on by sophomore Sara Schmitt and freshman Julia McKinnon.
  • Freshman forward Melani Moylan stole a puck in the middle of the zone and fired it past Butters to put Ohio State back out front 3-2 at 5:16 of the final period.
  • The Buckeyes return to action March 1-3 in a best of three series at Minnesota-Duluth in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Game times are set for 3:07 ET.

    No. 17/19 Men's Lacrosse (3-0)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State improved to 3-0 on the season, defeating Marquette, 18-8, Saturday inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in front of sold-out crowd of 866.
  • Logan Schuss leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals and 15 points. He is third in Ohio State history with 112 goals and third with 179 points. He extended his point streak to 48 games (each game of his college career).
  • With three goals on the day, Jesse King now has eight goals on the year (coming on 16 shots). He had a career-high three assists and six points vs. Marquette. He is third on the team with 11 points.
  • Turner Evans had his third career two-goal game and first since March 24, 2012 vs. Bellarmine.
  • Carter Brown is second on the team with 14 points, with six goals and a team-best eight assists. His seven points topped the six he had in the season opener vs. Detroit.
  • Ohio State is 12-0 all-time in games played inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center, dating to the 2008 campaign.
  • The Buckeyes return to action against eighth-ranked Penn State at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in University Park, Pa.

    No. 13 Women's Lacrosse (2-1)
    Head Coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Led by eight points from sophomore Jackie Cifarelli, 13th-ranked Ohio State women's lacrosse downed William & Mary, 21-8, Wednesday afternoon at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va.
  • In all, 26 OSU players saw action in the contest and nine found the back of the net at least once, with seven securing multi-goal games. Junior Cara Facchina and sophomore Jennifer Porretto each netted a career-high four goals in the win, while junior Katie Chase added a hat trick.
  • Defensively, the Buckeyes forced 15 of the Tribe's 18 turnovers with sophomore Taylor Donahue commanding a personal-best five of them.
  • Ohio State handed No. 20 Boston College its first loss of the season, 15-8, Saturday afternoon on the outdoor turf field at Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
  • In addition to Katie Chase's four tallies, Kelsea Ayers and Cian Dabrowski each added a hat trick and four others added at least single tallies as the Buckeyes used an 11-2 run to lead by as much as eight early in the second half.
  • The Buckeyes commanded an incredible 19-4 advantage in draw controls, including eight from Chase and four by Tayler Kuzma, a member of the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List released Friday. The defense combined to force 13 of Boston College's 17 turnovers with Kuzma and Taylor Donahue among those to come up with more than one. In goal, Tori DeScenza registered her first complete game of the year, tallying a season-high six saves to go with two caused turnovers of her own and three groundballs.
  • The Buckeyes are poised to meet No. 9 Notre Dame at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in South Bend, Ind.

    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State defeated Akron Saturday afternoon, totaling an aggregate score of 6,349 to outpoint the Zips at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range.
  • The Buckeyes swept all three open aggregate events, scoring a 2,064 in free pistol, a 2,109 in standard pistol and a 2,176 in air pistol.
  • The Buckeyes have a brief break before returning to action as hosts of the NRA Air Pistol Sectionals March 1-2 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range. The match will start at 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State capped off their season in dominating fashion with an outstanding performance at the WIRC Conference Championship Match. The Buckeyes swept the awards by winning both the regular season air and smallbore rifle championships as well as the conference championship match titles in both disciplines.
  • The Buckeyes were led by junior Amanda Luoma who won the individual WIRC conference championship in smallbore with a score of 581. Senior Maxwell Snyderman followed up Luoma by placing third and finished his Buckeye career on a high note, firing a personal best 576.
  • In air rifle the Buckeyes were again led by Luoma who claimed individual conference championship honors by firing an impressive 396. Alexander Kimura fired a personal best 390 to place third overall.
  • In smallbore Luoma, Maxwell Snyderman and Remington Lyman earned First Team All-Conference honors.
  • In air rifle, Ohio State earned four of the five First Team All-Conference honors with Luoma, Snyderman, Lyman and Kimura all earning recognition.
  • Luoma will represent the Buckeyes as an individual competitor at the NCAA Rifle Championships held at Ohio State March 8-9.

    Softball (9-6)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • Ohio State split day one at the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • The Buckeyes defeated No. 14 Arizona, 6-0, led by junior Leesa Gresham, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored while freshman Cammi Prantl was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Sophomore Taylor Watkins also homered vs. Arizona.
  • Starting LSU pitcher Rachele Fico, a First Team All-American, posted a complete game victory for the Tigers in a no-hit performance to defeat Ohio State, 7-0, in the first game of the MNCC.
  • Ohio State starting pitcher Olivia O'Reilly fell to 2-3 overall, throwing 1.1 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk. Nichols receives a no decision and pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits with a strikeout.
  • Ohio State split day two at the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Saturday, defeating Cal Poly, 12-1, in six innings in game one before falling to San Diego State, 5-0, in game two at Big League Dreams Park in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Ohio State battled back from a five-run deficit but fell short, 5-4, against Utah in the final game at the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Sunday morning in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • The Buckeyes will now have a week off before traveling to their fourth tournament of 2013 at University of Maryland March 9-10.

    Women's Swimming
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State finished in the Top 4 at the Big Ten Championships for the third-consecutive year Saturday night at the University Aquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • The Buckeyes placed fourth overall with 384 points highlighted by a first-place finish by senior Shannon Draves, who defended her Big Ten title in the 200 butterfly with a school-record time 1:55.12.
  • Draves, a native of Gilbertsville, Pa., of becomes the first Buckeye to win back-to-back Big Ten titles in the 200 butterfly in program history. With the performance, she earns First Team All-Big Ten honors for the second-consecutive year.
  • Also making the All-Big Ten list were seniors Kelsey Moran and Angela Severn as well as junior Michelle Williams, who earned second team accolades. Junior Alex Norris was the team's top point scorer with 38 points - the fifth most by a competitor at the championships.

    Synchronized Swimming
    Head Coach: Holly Vargo-Brown

  • Behind a sweep in all four events, Ohio State scored 90 points en route to beating four programs on the campus of Boston University Saturday and Sunday.
  • Buckeyes Chelsea Aton, Lauren Nicholson and Paige Ramsey earned an 85.750 for the top spot in the trio competition. Teammates Katie LaBounty, Katie Spada and Khadija Zanotto were second (84.250).
  • The Buckeyes return to Columbus March 2 to host the North Regional Championships. The competition is set to begin at 2 p.m. in McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

    No. 4 Men's Tennis (12-2)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State beat No. 25 Notre Dame, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.
  • Devin McCarthy clinched the win for the Scarlet and Gray at No. 3 singles. Playing Blas Moros, McCarthy relinquished only four points en route to a 6-2, 6-2 win.
  • Senior and No. 30 Connor Smith lifted Ohio State to a 2-0 lead after beating Wyatt McCoy, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 5 singles. Smith earned his 10th dual victory of the season to bring his win total to 18 (four losses). Playing at the top position, junior Blaz Rola, No. 62, improved his win streak to eight and remains undefeated on the season at 8-0. Rola handed Greg Andrews, ranked 71st, a 6-4, 6-1 loss and propelled the Scarlet and Gray to a 3-0 lead before McCarthy's victory.
  • Ohio State beat No. 24 LSU, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.
  • No. 62 Blaz Rola clinched the victory for the Scarlet and Gray at No. 2 singles. Facing Tam Trinh, Rola surrendered only one point en route to a 6-0, 6-1 win. Rola, a junior, improves to 9-0 on the season and 2-0 on court No. 2.
  • Up next, Ohio State will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., where the Buckeyes and Tarheels will square-off at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

    Women's Tennis (5-4, 0-1 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Melissa Schaub

  • Ohio State opened the weekend Friday evening in Fayetteville, Ark., with a 4-3 victory against No. 44-ranked Arkansas (4-5, 0-0 SEC).
  • The Buckeye duo of sophomore Kelsey Dieters and senior Kara Cecil finished its match first, dominating Claudine Paulson and Segou Jonker, 8-1.
  • No. 93-ranked Fidan Manashirova notched the first point for the Buckeyes with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Surin on court four.
  • At the No. 1 position, No. 53-ranked Dieters rallied in the second set to force a third against Arkansas' Pang and keep the Buckeyes in contention. Meanwhile, O'Neill claimed her sixth victory this season with a win over Huxley in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, to even the score at 3-3. In the final set on court one, Dieters maintained her momentum to defeat Yang, 6-2, and seal the Buckeye victory.
  • Ohio State dropped a 6-1 decision against No. 33 Tulsa in a neutral site matchup at the Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Ohio State returns to the Varsity Indoor Center for a doubleheader vs. Penn State and Youngstown State March 3. The Buckeyes will face the Nittany Lions at noon and then take on the Penguins at 6 p.m.

    Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • Timothy Faust won the first conference title of his career, besting the field in the 200m and highlighting the final day of competition at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships Ohio State.
  • Faust, a sophomore from Harvey, Ill., edged two Illinois runners - Brandon Stryganek (21.16) and Stephon Hamilton (21.17) - at the finish line with a time of 21.12 to capture the gold medal.
  • Closing the meet with 40 points, Ohio State finished eighth overall.
  • Senior Chris Fallon jumped out to an early lead in the mile but was unable to fend off Penn State's Robby Creese and Indiana's Andy Bayer down the stretch. Fallon would hold on for a well-deserved bronze medal and six points with a time of 4:03.08.
  • Ohio State's 4x400m relay of Champ Page, Marvel Brooks, Korbin Smith and Antonio Blanks - settled for a fourth-place finish and five points in the meet finale, crossing the finish line in a season-best time of 3:09.14.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State closed with a strong finish on day two of the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships to place fifth overall with 66 points.
  • Aisha Cavin was the star of the meet for the Buckeyes, earning silver and bronze medals in the 400m and 200m, respectively, and anchoring the 4x400m relay team to a bronze-medal finish. In all, the sophomore contributed a total of 20 points to the final team score.
  • Ohio State finished 3-4-5 in the event for a total of 14 points. Adenike Pedro captured the bronze medal in a personal-best time of 7.44, while Ashlee Abraham (7.46) and Christienne Linton (7.47) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
  • Sophomore Katie Borchers bettered her own school record for the second day in the row to finish sixth overall in the 800m in 2:06.95. The sophomore's time provided two points toward the team score and ranks among the Top in Division I this season.
  • A personal-best throw of 21.13m (69-4.00) helped senior Alexis Thomas to a fourth-place finish and five team points - the mark stands as the third-best in school history and ranks among the Top 15 in Division I this season.

    No. 5 Wrestling (11-4, 5-3 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State dropped a 28-6 decision to No. 6 Missouri in the opening round of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn.
  • For the first time this season, Logan Stieber did not record a bonus-point victory, but the Buckeye redshirt sophomore from Monroeville, Ohio, did earn an 8-2 win over the fourth-ranked Nathan McCormick to remain perfect on the season (19-0).
  • Hunter Stieber earned his 27th win of the season after beating Nicholas Hucke, 8-4.
  • Ohio State will prepare for the 2013 Big Ten Championships which will take place March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill. Hosted by the University of Illinois, the 2013 edition of the championships will take place in Assembly Hall.

    No. 6 Men's Volleyball (11-2, 4-0 MIVA)
    Head Coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State hosted NCAA Div. III's Juniata Friday evening and came away with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19) sweep in St. John Arena.
  • Senior Chen Levitan led the match with 15 kills and finished with a career-high two service aces. Sophomore Michael Henchy had 12 kills and added three block assists, while senior Nick Gibson totaled eight kills and a match-high five blocks (3s, 2a). Gibson's block totaled tied a career high and his three solo blocks set a career best.
  • Sophomore libero Brennan Anderson led the match with 10 digs.
  • Ohio State continues its homestand next weekend, facing MIVA rivals Loyola-Chicago and No. 12 Lewis in a pair of highly-anticipated league matches. The Buckeyes host the Ramblers in a 7 p.m. ET match March 1 and follow with another 7 p.m. ET match against the Flyers March 2. Both matches will be played in St. John Arena and admission is free.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    2.26.13 - 3.12.13

    Tuesday, Feb. 26
    Women's Golf vs. All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Round Three, All Day
    New Orleans, La.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27
    Men's Tennis vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m.
    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Thursday, Feb. 28
    Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Women's Basketball vs. Illinois, 8 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Friday, March 1
    Baseball vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

    Pistol vs. NRA Air Pistol Sectionals, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Volleyball vs. Loyola, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:35 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Men's Swimming vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
    Oxford, Ohio

    Saturday, March 2
    Pistol vs. NRA Air Pistol Sectionals, 10 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Stanford, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, WHAC-IDF

    Men's Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    State College, Pa.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 1 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Synchronized Swimming vs. North Regional Championships, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Baseball vs. Stetson, 7 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Lewis, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Miami, 7:05 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
    Oxford, Ohio

    Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Women's Track vs. Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
    South Bend, Ind.

    Sunday, March 3
    Women's Tennis vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Basketball vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Deland, Fla.

    Women's Tennis vs. Youngstown State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Illinois State, 5 p.m.
    Normal, Ill.

    Fencing vs. Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
    South Bend, Ind.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio Senior Championships, All Day
    Oxford, Ohio

    Women's Swimming vs. Last Chance Meet, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Soccer vs. Kent State, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Football Practice Fields

    Tuesday, March 5
    Men's Basketball vs. Indiana, 9 p.m.
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Thursday, March 7
    Women's Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Friday, March 8
    Baseball vs. Harvard, 12 p.m.
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 9 p.m.
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Rifle vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Women's Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Men's Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Saturday, March 9
    Baseball vs. Ball State, 11 a.m.
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Denver, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Softball vs. Maryland, 1 p.m.
    College Park, Md.

    Men's Gymnastics vs. UIC, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Softball vs. Radford, 5:30 p.m.
    College Park, Md.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 9 p.m.
    Phoenix, Ariz.

    Rifle vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Wrestling vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Champaign, Ill.

    Women's Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Men's Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Fencing vs. NCAA Regional Qualifier, All Day

    Women's Track vs. NCAA Indoor Championships, TBA
    Fayetteville, Ark.

    Sunday, March 10
    Softball vs. Iowa, 11 a.m.
    College Park, Md.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Canisius, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Men's Swimming vs. Last Chance Meet, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Softball vs. St. John's, 3 p.m.
    College Park, Md.

    Wrestling vs. Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Champaign, Ill.

    Men's Basketball vs. Illinois, 12:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Fencing vs. NCAA Regional Qualifier, All Day

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. CCHA Tournament First Round, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Women's Basketball vs. TBD, TBA
    Hoffman Estates, Ill.

    Monday, March 11
    Baseball vs. Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m.
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Tuesday, March 12
    Baseball vs. Charleston Southern, 2 p.m.
    North Charleston, S.C.

    Men's Tennis vs. Pepperdine, 4 p.m.
    Malibu, Calif.