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Nov. 27, 2012

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  • The 2012 Ohio State football team became the sixth Ohio State team in program history to finish a season unbeaten and untied after it defeated rival Michigan, 26-21, at Ohio Stadium Nov. 24. The Buckeyes are now 65-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season, and at 12-0, have their longest win streak since the Scarlet and Gray went 10-0 during the 2007 campaign.

  • A total of 16 different Buckeyes were honored by the Big Ten for their effort and outstanding play throughout the season including senior defensive end John Simon, who was named the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, and sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, who earned Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year honors. Senior linebacker Zach Boren, who switched positions just past midseason from starting fullback to starting linebacker, was honored with a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

  • In addition to Simon, Miller and Boren, sophomore defensive back Bradley Roby, junior defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins, junior guard Andrew Norwell, sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier and senior defensive back Travis Howard were named first- team all-Big Ten, while junior running back Carlos Hyde, junior left tackle Jack Mewhort, junior safety Christian Bryant and junior receiver Corey Brown were named second-team all-Big Ten. Junior safety C.J. Barnett, junior center Corey Linsley, senior tackle Reid Fragel and senior linebacker Etienne Sabino were named honorable mention all-Big Ten.

    No. 4 Men's Basketball (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Thad Matta

  • Ohio State defeated UMKC, 91-45, Nov. 23 at Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State had five players reach double figures in scoring: Deshaun Thomas (21 points), Sam Thompson (11), Lenzelle Smith, Jr. (13), Shannon Scott (10), and LaQuinton Ross (11).
  • Six Buckeyes scored or tied career highs in points: Sam Thompson (11), LaQuinton Ross (11), Amir Williams (6), Shannon Scott (10), Amadeo Della Valle (three) and Trey McDonald (two).
  • The Buckeyes out-rebounded UMKC 40-30 overall, and 31-16 on the defensive glass.
  • Ohio State next travels to Durham, N.C., to face No. 5 Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Nov. 28. Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m.

    No. 16/17 Women's Basketball (4-1, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State defeated Saint Francis (Pa.) 70-54 Nov. 20 at Value City Arena.
  • Senior guard Tayler Hill led all scorers with 23 points while junior forward Martina Ellerbe scored a career high 10 points and was 4-for-4 shooting.
  • Freshman guard Ameryst Alston scored a personal best 10 points.
  • The Buckeyes next defeated Wright State, 82-52, on Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.
  • Hill and classmate Amber Stokes scored 17 and 13 points, respectively.
  • Hill has now scored in double figures in 39 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten.
  • Ohio State has won 25 consecutive home games dating to the 2010-11 season, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and third longest in the nation behind Stanford (80) and Baylor (43). Ohio State's last loss at home was to Northwestern on Feb. 6, 2011.
  • The Buckeyes are back in action this Wednesday when they head to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

    No. 4 Football (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State defeated Michigan, 26-21, at Ohio Stadium Nov. 24.
  • With the win, the 2012 Buckeyes became the sixth Ohio State team to finish a season unbeaten and untied.
  • Junior wide receiver Corey Brown ended the game with a career-best 95 yards receiving, topping the 87 yards he had vs. Miami (Ohio) earlier this year.

    Brown's 21-yard rush in the second quarter marked a career long.

  • Sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith's 52-yard reception in the first quarter marked his fourth reception of 50-plus yards this season.
  • Junior running back Carlos Hyde rushed for over 100 yards this season and his sixth career game with 100-plus yards.
  • Senior linebacker Zach Boren led the team with nine tackles, including three solos. He collected his first career sack in the second quarter following a big hit on Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and notched his first career fumble recovery. Since moving from fullback to linebacker during Week 7 of the season, Boren posted 49 tackles, including a combined 21 stops in the last two weeks.
  • Sophomore defensive back Bradley Roby posted eight tackles against Michigan, all but one of which was solo while Ryan Shazier collected his fifth sack of the season in the second quarter. Shazier finished his sophomore season with a team-high 115 tackles and 17.0 tackles for loss.
  • The OSU defense forced at least one turnover in 10 of 12 games in 2012 and tied a season high of four vs. the Wolverines.

    Men's Hockey (5-4-3, 4-2-2-1 CCHA)
    Head Coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State defeated Lake Superior State, 4-1, in Taffy Abel Arena Nov. 23.
  • The Buckeyes led 1-0 after the first period on a sophomore Matt Johnson goal and classmate Ryan Dzingel scored in the second for a 2-0 after 40 minutes.
  • Sophomore Max McCormick extended the lead to 3-0 in the third before the Lakers broke up the shutout with a power play goal at the 16:22 mark. Junior Chris Crane sealed the win for the Buckeyes with an empty-net goal.
  • Sophomore Tanner Fritz was the lone Buckeye with multiple points, posting two assists for the second-consecutive game; senior goalie Brady Hjelle had 31 saves.
  • Ohio State dropped the series finale at Lake Superior State, 3-2, Nov. 24.
  • Ryan Dzingel and sophomore forward Darik Angeli tallied the two scores for the Buckeyes, while Tanner Fritz had two assists for the third-consecutive game.
  • Hjelle earned CCHA Goaltender of the Week for the second time this season after posting a league-best 1.14 goals-against average and .961 save percentage over the weekend.
  • Ohio State will travel to Michigan State this weekend for two games. The squads will face off at 8:05 p.m. Friday in a game televised live by BTN and at 6:05 p.m. Saturday in a contest televised by Comcast.

    Women's Hockey (11-5-0, 8-4-0 WCHA)
    Head Coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State scored four goals in the final period to come back from two scores down and outlast Princeton, 4-2, Nov. 23 at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, N.J.
  • Sophomore forward Danielle Gagne scored the game-tying and game-winning goals for the Buckeyes while freshman forward Julia McKinnon scored her seventh goal of the season and sophomore forward Kayla Sullivan picked up an empty-net goal with 26 seconds remaining in the game.
  • Redshirt junior goaltender Chelsea Knapp made 19 saves in the win.
  • The Buckeyes were upset by Princeton, 2-1, on a late third period goal in game two of the non-conference series Nov. 24.
  • Junior forward Ally Tarr scored the lone goal for the Buckeyes, while junior goaltender Lisa Steffes got her first start of the season for Ohio State, stopping 19 of 21 shots.
  • The Buckeyes next travel to Mankato, Minn., for a league series with Minnesota State Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

    Pistol
    Head Coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Dec. 1-2 at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Matches are set to begin at 8 a.m. both days.

    Rifle
    Head Coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 at the USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    No. 22 Men's Swimming and Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Wadley

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action as hosts of the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

    Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head Coach: Bill Dorenkott

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes return to action as hosts of the Ohio State Invitational Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

    No. 5 Wrestling
    Head Coach: Tom Ryan

  • Ohio State did not compete this past weekend; the Buckeyes next travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for the CKLV Invitational Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The Buckeyes' next home match is at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 vs. Kent State in St. John Arena.

    No. 14 Women's Volleyball (22-10, 13-7 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • Ohio State traveled to No. 1 Penn State Nov. 21, falling to the top-ranked Nittany Lions, 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-14).
  • Senior Mari Hole led the Buckeyes with 10 kills and added eight digs in the loss. Junior Kaitlyn Leary finished with six kills while sophomore Anna Faul had three kills and two blocks.
  • Libero Davionna DiSalvatore totaled 10 digs for Ohio State.
  • The Buckeyes closed out the regular season with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 18-25, 20-25) loss to Michigan Nov. 23 in St. John Arena.
  • Mari Hole led the Scarlet and Gray with 15 kills and 11 digs for her 17th double-double of the season. Kaitlyn Leary followed with 14 kills and a career-high eight digs. Anna Faul notched a career-high eight kills for Ohio State and led all student-athletes with six blocks.
  • Davionna DiSalvatore had a team-high 15 digs while senior Emily Danks had nine kills with four blocks.
  • The Buckeyes next travel to Lexington, Ky., to face Notre Dame (20-9) Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The selection is the fourth-straight for the Buckeyes who have reached the Sweet 16 the past two years.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    11.27.12 - 12.11.12

    Wednesday, Nov. 28
    Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m.
    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Men's Basketball vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m.
    Durham, N.C.

    Thursday, Nov. 29
    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday, Nov. 30
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 8:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 8:07 p.m.
    Mankato, Minn.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Wrestling vs. CKLV Invitational, All Day
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Women's Volleyball vs. Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m.
    Lexington, Ky.

    Saturday, Dec. 1
    Pistol vs. The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

    Women's Basketball vs. Evansville, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 4:07 p.m.
    Mankato, Minn.

    Men's Basketball vs. Northern Kentucky, 4:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan State, 6:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Wrestling vs. CKLV Invitational, All Day
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Sunday, Dec. 2
    Pistol vs. The Citadel, 8 a.m.
    Charleston, S.C.

    Men's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming vs. Ohio State Invitational, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Rifle at USA Shooting Winter Air Rifle Championships, TBA
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday, Dec. 7
    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Saturday, Dec. 8
    Men's Basketball vs. Long Beach State, 12:00 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Scarlet & Gray Intrasquad, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Steelwood Athletic Facility

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Robert Morris, 7:05 p.m.
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. R.I.T, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Sunday, Dec. 9
    Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. R.I.T, 2:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    Monday, Dec. 10
    Fencing vs. Div 1 NAC, All Day
    Milwaukee, Wis.

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