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Nov. 8, 2011

Athletes of the Week

  • Blaz Rola and Chase Buchanan captured the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship in stunning form Nov. 6 at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The Buckeye duo defeated Tulsa's Clifford Marsland and Ashley Watling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to win the highly acclaimed title. The duo advanced to the finals with wins over Princeton's Matt Siow and Matt Spindler (8-5, second round), Duke's Henrique Cunha and Chris Mengel (8-6, quarterfinals), and California's Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, semifinals).

  • Redshirt freshman Logan Stieber opened the 2011-12 season in impressive fashion, going 4-0 at the Eastern Michigan Nov. 5 en route to being crowned the 133-pound champion. Stieber scored bonus points (9) in each of his matches, including a pair of pins in a total time of 2:43. Additionally, the Monroeville, Ohio, native posted a 15-2 major decision against eighth-ranked Cashe Quiroga of Purdue in the final.

    Baseball
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State honored former Buckeye and present New York Yankee Nick Swisher with a field dedication ceremony Nov. 3 at the newly-renovated Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The current Buckeyes, fans and media were on hand to recognize Swisher for his generosity in giving the program $500,000 to help install a new turf field.

    No. 3/3 Men's Basketball
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • William Buford was named a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS award Nov. 4. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
  • Sophomores Deshaun Thomas and Lenzelle Smith Jr., neither of whom opened a game last season, and Aaron Craft joined two returning starters as the No. 3 Buckeyes defeated Walsh 95-49 in an exhibition Nov. 6.

    No. 15 Field Hockey (12-8, 4-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • The Buckeyes advanced to the semifinals after defeating No. 7 seed Michigan State, 2-1, Nov. 3. OSU scored two second-half goals against the Spartans en route to the tournament victory.
  • No. 2 seed Ohio State fell, 1-0, in a defensive battle against host-school and third-seeded Penn State Nov. 4 in the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten Tournament in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions claimed the lone goal on a penalty stroke in the first half to advance to the tournament finals.

    Football (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Luke Fickell

  • Daniel "Boom" Herron, Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde combined for 346 yards on the ground to propel Ohio State to a 34-20 win over Indiana Nov. 5 before a crowd of 105,195 at Ohio Stadium.

    Men's Ice Hockey (6-3-1, 3-2-1-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • The Buckeyes pulled off a two-game sweep of Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 4 and 5 in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Danny Dries led the team in a 4-0 Game One victory, posting a four-point night, including his first career hat trick. Junior Brady Hjelle was solid in goal, collecting 21 saves for his first shutout as a Buckeye.
  • In a 2-0 victory in Game Two, Cal Heeter had 20 saves in net while freshmen Tanner Fritz and Nick Oddo each recorded their first career goals.

    Women's Ice Hockey (5-4-1, 5-4-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • The Buckeyes dropped a two-game series to top-ranked Wisconsin Nov. 4 and 5 at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • The Game One loss was a heartbreaker for the Scarlet and Gray as the Badgers scored two goals in the final eight minutes to capture a 3-1 win. Freshman Kayla Sullivan tallied the lone goal for the Buckeyes in the second period off of assists from fellow freshmen Taylor Kuehl and Danielle Gagne.
  • OSU was shutout, 2-0, in Game Two, as Wisconsin goalie Alex Rigsby collected 30 saves.

    Men's Soccer (10-6-2, 4-2-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

  • OSU concluded its regular season with a 1-0 setback to ninth-ranked Indiana Nov. 4 in Bloomington, Ind. Nikita Kotlov tallied the game-winner for the Hoosiers in the 45th minute, sneaking a ball past the OSU defense and into the lower right corner of the net.
  • Ohio State finished tied for second in the Big Ten conference and received the No. 2 seed in the upcoming league tournament. The Buckeyes will face seventh-seeded Penn State at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Women's Soccer (10-8-2, 5-5-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker

  • No. 7 seed Ohio State dropped an opening round match to second-seed and 18th-ranked Illinois 4-2 in penalty kicks after an even 1-1 match at the Big Ten tournament Nov. 2 in Evanston, Ill.
  • Ohio State senior defender Danielle Scoliere, a first team all-Big Ten selection, was named to the 2011 Big Ten Tournament all-tournament team for her outstanding defensive play in the Buckeyes' 1-1 opening-round tie with eventual champion Illinois.

    Men's Swimming & Diving
    Head coaches: Bill Wadley & Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State dominated a quad meet Nov. 4 at McCorkle Water Pavilion, capturing top marks in 14 of 16 events. The Buckeyes were the winners in all but one of the swimming races, defeating Virginia Tech (177-124), Cleveland State (211-90) and Division III power Denison (234-64).

    Women's Swimming & Diving
    Head coaches: Bill Dorenkott & Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State powered its way to a home win Friday, Nov. 4 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The team faced some tough competition, defeating Virginia Tech (198.0-100), Cleveland State (232.0-66.0) and Denison (234.0-64.0) in the quad meet. The squad totaled 14 wins on the evening, while six different Buckeyes captured a pair of individual titles.

    Men's Tennis
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Blaz Rola and Chase Buchanan captured the 2011 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Doubles Championship in stunning form Nov. 6 at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. The Buckeye duo defeated Tulsa's Clifford Marsland and Ashley Watling 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to win the highly acclaimed title. The duo advanced to the finals with wins over Princeton's Matt Siow and Matt Spindler (8-5, second round), Duke's Henrique Cunha and Chris Mengel (8-6, quarterfinals), and California's Nick Andrews and Christoffer Konigsfeldt (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, semifinals).

    No. 22 Women's Volleyball (17-10, 7-7 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The Buckeyes won a 3-1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21) decision at Wisconsin Nov. 4. Emily Danks posted a match-high 19.5 points in the match with 15 kills (.175) three ace serves and three assist blocks. Kaitlyn Leary added 15 points with 13 kills (.321) and four assist blocks.
  • Ohio State lost a 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23) match at No. 15 Minnesota Nov. 5. Danks posted a team-high 16.5 points with 13 kills (.273), one ace serve, one solo block and three assist blocks. Mari Hole added 15.5 points with 14 kills (.085) and three assist blocks.

    No. 13 Wrestling
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • The Scarlet and Gray began the 2011-12 season in impressive fashion as five Buckeyes were crowned champions at the Eastern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 5. Logan Stieber (133), Hunter Stieber (141), Josh Demas (157) and Nick Heflin (174) won titles in the open tournament event. Nyle Bartling was the 197-pound champion in the freshman/sophomore tournament.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Nov. 7 - Nov. 20

    Nov. 9
    Men's Soccer at Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals, TBA
    TBA

    Nov. 11
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 12:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Swimming at Miami (Ohio), 5 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    Women's Volleyball at Northwestern, 7 p.m. CT
    Evanston, Ill.

    Men's Basketball vs. Wright State (Global Sports Shootout), 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Fencing at Junior NAC, TBA
    Daytona, Fla.

    Men's Soccer at Big Ten Tournament Semifinals, TBA
    TBA

    Nov. 12
    Rifle vs. Kentucky, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Converse Hall at Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Wrestling at Old Dominion (Harrisburg Duals), TBA
    Harrisburg, Pa.

    Football at Purdue, Noon
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Soccer at Tennessee (NCAA First Round), 2 p.m.
    Knoxville, Tenn.

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Northern Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Volleyball at Illinois, 7 p.m. CT
    Champaign, Ill.

    Field Hockey at TBA, TBA
    TBA

    Men's Cross Country at NCAA Great Lakes Regionals, ALL DAY
    Toledo, Ohio

    Nov. 13
    Rifle vs. Murray Sate, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Converse Hall at Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Basketball vs. Tennessee State, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Fencing at Junior NAC, TBA
    Daytona, Fla.

    Field Hockey at TBA, TBA
    TBA

    Men's Soccer at Big Ten Tournament Finals, TBA
    TBA

    Nov. 14
    Fencing at Junior NAC, TBA
    Daytona, Fla.

    Nov. 15
    Men's Basketball vs. Florida, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Nov. 18
    Men's Swimming at Iowa with Purdue, 6 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Women's Basketball vs. Temple, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Volleyball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Men's Basketball vs. Jackson State, 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Field Hockey vs. TBA, TBA
    Louisville, Ky.

    Nov. 19
    Rifle at Nebraska, 8 a.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Women's Ice Hockey at Syracuse, 4 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Football vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Fencing at Penn State Open, TBA
    University Park, Pa.

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Field Hockey vs. TBA, TBA
    Louisville, Ky.

    Nov. 20
    Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Wrestling vs. Virginia Tech, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Field Hockey vs. TBA, TBA
    Louisville, Ky.

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Fencing at Penn State Open, TBA
    University Park, Pa.

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