Time to Tipoff … streaming thoughts on Women’s B1G Hoops

B1G hoops media day has come and gone. Exhibition basketball season is now upon us. My first, few, quick thoughts about the upcoming women's B1G hoop season. Titles aren't won by how many words are written below, but by the record at the end of February. In alphabetical order: ILLINOIS: Could be the darkhorse of the conference. The Illini have always had athletes. Fits nicely into Matt Bollant's new …

Silver Bullet….points

"Here's an interesting storyline from a TV perspective," Urban Meyer told our crew during a Friday afternoon production meeting. It showed his TV savvy. It also showed the need for his quarterback to take that next step. Braxton Miller told me after the game he probably audibled 20 times against UAB. Saturday was the first time the OSU coaching staff had given him the liberty to change the play at the line of …

A Buckeye reminder

Where were you when you got the news? I sat in my third-floor bedroom on campus during my junior year at Northwestern. Ohio State shortstop Alicia Herron got her news on gameday. Buckeye pitcher Melanie Nichols found out hers, after wrapping up a team meeting. Where were you when you got the news that THAT person in your life was gone? Mine was a high school math teacher, George Kitchen. Herron's was her mother, she lost …

“Urban Renewal”, not a new headline, but a new take.

Urban Renewal, though not exactly a new literary creation, is the catchiest phrase in Columbus these days. The reported 81,000 showing up for his spring game in cold, drizzly weather seems to be a good litmus test of the excitement in town. Our broadcast crew of Tom Hart, Derek Rackley, and myself got 30 minutes of time with Coach Meyer in his office on Friday ... between his speaking engagement at a coaching clinic, visiting with …