Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Western Michigan Plays Against Ohio State

When Western Michigan Plays Against Ohio State

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Western Michigan University athletics "Bronco" logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
West Michigan had a decent season last year with a 8 and 5 record. These stats allowed the team to place 3rd in MAC.

Stars Returning this Year for The Broncos

As a football team, the Broncos possess four extremely prolific players: Terrell, Davis, Braverman and Franklin. Terrell accomplished 26 touchdowns, which gave him a No. 3 ranking within the MAC. Franklin, serving as a newcomer on offensive, came in fourth. He brought in 24 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Braverman and Davis earned second and third rankings due to having 86 and 78 receptions respectively. DePalma, a linebacker, earned 102 tackles. Finally, Ronald Zamort intercepted 4 passes while also defending 21.

Western Michigan Aims to Get Newcomers Into The Game

Bogan might be playing to release stress from Franklin when it comes to offense. In the meantime, Matich will be playing as a middle guard for Western Michigan.

How Western Michigan Plans its Offense

During games last season they had very impressive statistics. However, the Broncos suffered many losses.  Due to 24 fumbles, ten games were lost.

Important Points Regarding the Defense

Since Ash left the team, his loss has been noticed. To regain its dominance, Western Michigan will experiment with utilizing the Cougar. The only other problem after resolving this difficulty centers on replacing Celiscar, formerly a secondary.

Spotlighting Special Teams

Haldeman gained success with 14 field goals. Phillips achieved 26.4 yards after having completed 30 kickoffs.

Remaining Questions Regarding Western Michigan

Once the season commences, which team can be expected to participate? Fleck made an important point: the team featured during 2013 played with a fresh mindset.

Future Outlook

Western Michigan received the right to finish second. Fleck, a man who formerly served as a graduate assistant, promises to be an outstanding choice.

Monday, July 27, 2015

David Taylor- The Popular Snooker Player

English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in F...
English: Steve Davis at Sports Club Turku in Finland during a match against Ville Pasanen (former Finnish Champion). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Though David Taylor is considered one of the best players in the game of snooker, he did not rise to the level where he was expected to reach. David Taylor was highly talented and extra ordinarily experienced at the game. He won both the English Amateur championship and the World Amateur championship.He was nicknamed by his fans and followers as the silver fox because of his premature grey hair, which he possessed at a very young age. 

Though David Taylor snooker player impressively made it to three major finals,he could not win any of them. Doug Mountjoy beat him in the United Kingdom Championship with a score of 9-15. He lost to Steve Davis in 1981 and lost the Yamaha Organs Trophy with a score of 6-9. David Taylor snooker player repeatedly tried his luck again 1982 at the Jameson International and lost to Tony Knowles with a painful score of 6-9.

David Taylor later surprised everyone by coming back to the scene again at the age of 66, only to lose again in a match against Paul Wikes. This game is the only one considered to be the ranking event final which he participated.

David Taylor snooker player however did beat Steve Davis, the world champion with a close score of 5-3. Previously, David Taylor had lost as a quarter finalist three different times and this victory was considered as the most distinguished performance after a long era of many failures. 

Other than some information on his snooker player career, not much is known about his personal life. Some time later,he had attended an exhibition match which added to his popularity. He also performed outstandingly well in practice matches that even the best player of that time couldn't match up to him. 

Once he was no longer in the limelight of snooker game, he participated in a game show on snooker called "Big Break " by the British Broadcasting Company. He also took over management and production in a hotel popular for winning awards.

Presently, Mr.David Taylor snooker player can be found at his home in Cheshire near Dunham in England.

Ohio State Football Is Steeped In Tradition

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English: Script Ohio, with the "i" dotted by Jack Nicklaus on October 28, 2006. Photo taken by Int3gr4te. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Go Ohio State Buckeyes!

The commercial 'Go Buckeyes' really cracks me up. Do you remember it? It's the one where a couple is introducing themselves to each other while the woman is driving. Suddenly it becomes clear that they're actually out on a blind date. The guy ends up jumping out of her car because she is chanting one of Ohio State's rival team's slogan. He not only jumps out of the moving car, but he screams back 'GO BUCKEYES' as loud as he can.

You may wonder why all the fuss over football. Well, it's way more than just football, it's pride and tradition. The Buckeyes have now been a part of the football world for a whopping 25 years. They take great pride in representing Ohio State University and competing in the Subdivision of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl. Their first season ever goes all the way back to 1890. All total they've won 7 national championships with 10 undefeated seasons as well as 36 Conference Championships. In 1942 they won their first ever national championship under the leadership of coach Paul Brown.

With such a rich history and tons of tradition tied into the Ohio State football team, it's no wonder why people get Buckeye fever during football season.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2014 Ohio State Football Pro Day: A Day Of Lessons

The past Buckeyes linebacker, Etiene Sabino, and 16 other former Buckeyes graced a training session on Friday during the Annual Ohio State Football Pro Day.

The primary order of business was a bunch of four players with divergent talents and the ability to be drawn in the first round pick. The players included running back Carlos Hyde, linebacker Ryan Shazier, cornerback Bradley Roby and Jack Mewhort, an offensive lineman.

What could have been a successful workout session turned out to be a drab anticlimax as all of the 17 former Buckeyes we unable to complete the arduous drilling practice session due to injury or fatigue.

However, all was not lost during the Annual Ohio State Football Pro Day. The fans got what they deserved as they were able to witness the former Buckeyes doing what they used to do so well. Plus, various lessons were harvested which will become cemented when applied to future fantasy football leagues. 
Ryan is outlandish

Shazier picked up a hamstring injury before the NFL Scouting combine. He was therefore unable to run the 40-yard sprint he was guilty of failing to complete on Friday due to a similar hamstring problem.

Nonetheless, he staged some mad results

Shazier clocked an unofficial 4.36 seconds. Even though this appears quick it could get worse the moment it becomes official and hits the airwaves. It is the best time for linebackers and the 4th best when all the player's speeds are analysed together. 

When in Indianapolis, Ryan Shazier executed the highest ever vertical jump, a spine chilling 42 inches. He is evidently fiery. His thunderbolt speed, classy tactics and excellent technique were all displayed on Friday and they are on record.

Shazier will be absent in the second round. 

Mewhort's diversity was on show in Columbus as he played left tackle for the majority of the time and also started at right and left guard is some matches.

In the NFL he however preferred to remain at tackle. With a weight of 315lbs and a height of 6.6 inches he will surely be able to get a stint or two.

It will be an awesome idea for Mewhort to try out different positions as there are no guarantees in the NFL. Most NFL teams have a lot of versatility in their ranks and players who can play different positions. 

Any player who harbors hopes of being picked for the first team must be willing and able to play in different roles.

Besides, being drafted is what all players dream of. 

Look forward to seeing Kenny Guiton training for the Patriots. 

The good news for Kenny Guiton is that the New England Patriots have a gnac for mounting the Big 10 quarterbacks. Remember, this is the same team that helped Tom Brady (Michigan) to scale the heights of success and earn a place in the Hall of Fame.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Talking About Ohio State 2014 Walk Ons

Florida Gators football head coach Urban Meyer...
Florida Gators football head coach Urban Meyer talks about quarterback Tim Tebow's commitment to service during the national championship football team's visit to the White House. Screenshot of a White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Approaching the conclusion of the 2013 season, Ohio State competed against FBS schools with just 55 scholarship players. That is 30 fewer than what is allotted to major college program schools. On a travel roster 70 players are included. This shows the Ohio State roster could not have been filled with scholarship players and when they played Florida A&M shockingly the Rattlers actually in terms of scholarships had more resources.

Many questioned why head coach, Urban Meyer was so aggressive on having depth and bodies. He displayed no discrimination in terms of NCAA sanctions, injuries, redshirts and transfers.

Because of violations committed when Jim Tressel was in charge, there is for Ohio State a limitation of 3 scholarships to 82 for another extra season. To help prevent the roster from stockpiling Meyer is refusing to over sign. Thus, when over a four year period a transfer of 24 players was done, in terms of depth for the Buckeyes there was little left. There are 93 players on the entire roster including Ohio State walk-ons. 45 are underclassmen and 67 have scholarships.

A free pass should not be afforded by coaches on a roster so thin. In 2013, a group campaigning locally opposed to redshirting forced the decision to sit 19 players.Coach Meyer vowed not to let this happen again. Seven walk ons will take part in spring drills and in August another 16 will join the team. Ohio State in spring practice will have 67 scholarship players participating and in August that number grows to 82.

Braxton Miller has undergone shoulder surgery. At quarterback there will be a good competition going on. The starter Cardale Jones is not being looked on as the long term solution. The first quarterback signed by Coach Tom Herman was J.T. Barret and the expected idea is for him to spend a year as the understudy to Miller and eventually front a Meyer-Herman offensive. 

The other good news is that running back is shaping up a deep position which works out well when replacing a 1500 yard runner.

Ohio State Buckeye Roster Thin Entering 2014 Spring Practice

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English: University of Florida football Head Coach Urban Meyer watches his team practice during the Gators' first Spring Practice of 2008 on March 19, 2008 at the UF Football Practice Fields in Gainesville, FL. (Photo by Harrison Diamond / The Independent Florida Alligator) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When the 2013 season was coming to an end, Ohio State played with just 55 scholarship players against FBS schools. This is 30 less than what is allotted to major college football programs, and 8 less than FCS schools. 70 players are included in a travel roster. The Buckeye's roster could not be filled with scholarship players. Additionally, last season when Ohio State met Florida A & M, the Rattlers unbelievably had more resources in terms of scholarships. 

Some may wonder why Urban Meyer, the head coach, was so aggressive on having bodies and depth. Attrition appeared in all forms as there was no discrimination in terms of transfers, NCAA sanctions, red-shirts and injuries. 

For another extra season, there is a limitation of 3 scholarships to 82 for Ohio State due to the violations done when Jim Tressel was in charge. Meyer is refusing to over sign in order to prevent the roster from stockpiling. Thus, when a transfer of 24 players was done over a period of four years, there was little left for the Buckeyes in terms of depth. the entire roster is made up of 93 players, including walk-ons. 67 of them have scholarships while 45 are underclassmen. 

Coaches should not be afforded a free pass on such a thin roster. A certain group that was vocally campaigning against red-shirting decided in 2013 to sit 19 players. Meyer swore never to let that happen again. Seven of Ohio State walk-ons will participate in spring drills, while an additional 16 will join the team in August. The Buckeyes will thus consist of 67 scholarship players taking part in spring practice. In August, the squad grows to 82 though at the moment it looks like they are over the limit by one. For Meyer however, thinning down the roster is better than filling gaps with inexperienced players. 

Braxton Miller has just undergone surgery on his shoulder. The good news is that the quarterback position is rather intriguing. The departure of Kenny Guiton means there will be competition to fill the position. Cardale Jones will start in the position for the first day but is not expected to last long. J.T. Barret was the first quarterback to be signed by Coach Tom Herman. Conventional wisdom points to the fact that the Buckeyes will want him to spend a year as Miller's understudy. The Wichita Falls native has all the skills needed to front a Meyer-Herman offensive. 

The running back is among the deepest positions for the team. This is a welcome thing given that Ohio State must find a replacement for a 1500-yard runner. The Buckeyes have for the last two seasons been fortunate to have substitute tailback when some running needs to be done.

Former Ohio State Football Player Ray Small Faces Drug Charges

The Scarlet Gray Scrimmage game at Ohio State ...
The Scarlet Gray Scrimmage game at Ohio State University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ray Small who was a former football player for the Ohio State University, recently faced three drug trafficking charges, to which he pleaded guilty.

A four year prison sentence is what both the prosecution and defense attorneys are expecting. The sentence by Judge Pat Sheeran of the Franklin County Common Please, will be handed down on April 3.

Small is also facing drug charges of a similar nature in Meigs County in Southern Ohio.

Ray Small at the age of 26, was indicted in July for a three month period. A search by Columbus police, of his home on Ferris Road, yielded heroin and several anti-anxiety prescription medication. 

Assistant County Prosecutor Joseph Gibson, stated that more than 20 grams of heroin, 403 alprazolam pills, as well as 407 pills of oxycodone were discovered in Small's apartment. It is further stated that an admission to his intention to sell the confiscated drugs, was made by the former Ohio State football player.

An unloaded military-style rifle was found in his house by the investigators, while conducting their search. In addition an unloaded handgun was tucked inside his waistband. In accordance with his plea agreement, the firearm charges were dismissed.

Between 2006 and 2009, Small played as a receiver for the Buckeyes.

There was also another arrest made in the same apartment, but Anthony F. Jones, also 26 years of age and who was indicted on drug charges, escaped and is currently still at large,

Thursday, June 25, 2015

NorthWestern Loses 76-60 To Ohio State

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English: Jared Sullinger at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
NorthWestern team lost 76-60 to Ohio State basketball team. The team suffered another loss when Nikola Cerina, their backup centers, was thrown out of the game due to a wild punch.

In most cases, Alex Olah has always enjoyed the limelight. On the night of the game, Cerina stole much of the attention from Olah. With six minutes left to the end of the game, he got into a scuffle with Amir Williams from Ohio State basketball team. When the official blew the whistle, William was almost hit by Cerina when he swung and threw a wild punch.

Cerina is now suspended from playing the next match against Indiana on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, Ray Perone, the head official, said the decision to suspend the NorthWestern player was prompted by the "closed handed swing."

While being interviewed, Cerina commented he could not remember what happened during the match except for some vague memories of how he got tangled up with Williams.

Few Ohio State basketball players tried to help their scuffling teammate. LaQuinton Ross pushed Cerina and Drew Crawford from behind.

The officials came to a decision to retire Ross and Cerina from the game. Ross was not suspended and will be playing in the Saturday game. Despite the incident, Ohio State's performance was not affected.

Crawford and Ross were the highest scorers. The two scored 22 and 16 points respectively.

Breaking News About Marcus Baugh Ohio State Football Freshman

English: Ohio State Buckeyes in 2006
English: Ohio State Buckeyes in 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ohio State Football Player Marcus Baugh is alleged to have been cited for underage drinking this past weekend near the campus in Columbus.

Marcus Baugh a young Ohio State freshman tight-end, has allegedly been caught drinking underage once again. Just six months ago the receiving freshman consumed alcohol underage and today he is facing a second suspension for the same offense. Fans had hoped he learned a lesson after the first incident.

Last Friday on West 5th Avenue, near Dennison, Baugh was cited for drinking underage. Baugh is scheduled to appear at Franklin County Municipal Court on Monday. He could be facing a maximum jail sentence of six months and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Marcus Baugh was red-shirted last year and Baugh was a four star recruit from Riverside, California.

Baugh was cited for possession of false identification and underage drinking in July, he was then suspended for the Ohio State Football seasons opening game.

Certain sources stated that Baugh had learned his lesson and worked his way back into the good books. However, Friday's arrest leads many fans to arrive at a different conclusion. A source from the OSU feels that Baugh is unlikely to face another suspension. But a second citation could mean that Baugh loses out on two important Ohio State Football matches.

Watch Out For Michigan State

English: LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 25, 2011) Tom Iz...
English: LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 25, 2011) Tom Izzo, head coach of the Michigan State University Spartans, prepares his team for a game against the University of North Carolina in the inaugural Quicken Loans Carrier Classic basketball game. The game will be played aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Danals/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is hoping that the Spartans are on form. Michigan State are on the verge of playing their second top-five match-up of the Ohio State basketball season. 

Tom Izzo is hoping that this match will be a great game. But he is fully aware that Michigan State have a lot to learn and plenty of challenging games ahead of them.

The Spartans are ranked fifth in the Ohio State basketball league, but the winners of the next game go into first place by just half a game ahead of the top ten teams like Wisconsin, who are ranked fourth at present. But Michigan State still have plenty of games to play.

Two months ago Michigan State was a second ranking team playing in the Ohio State basketball league. They forged ahead after beating Kentucky, who were the number one team at the time. The Spartans have won six games in a row after losing to North Carolina.

Ohio State basketball is off to a great start. The team have defended well and their defense tactics have paid off. Izzo hopes that Keith Appling,the well-known Michigan State player, doesn't try to outdo Aaron Craft.

The Ohio State basketball league is full of talented players and Appling and Keith play the game very differently. Michigan State have all to play for in the forthcoming game. Craft was named as the player of the week when he averaged seven assists, three steals and five rebounds without turning the ball. 

Michigan State is hoping that Appling will play well on both sides of the paint. The Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta felt that they need to disrupt Appling's rhythm wherever possible. Matta has a lot of respect for Tom Izzo, he feels that Izzo has done great things for Michigan State and he has gone about it in the right way.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Denver Broncos Pick Jeff Heuerman In The Third Round

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Denver Broncos logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Denver Broncos snapped up Jeff Heuerman in the third round of the NFL Draft.  The Ohio State tight end was the 92th overall pick for the day.

During his junior year at Ohio State, Jeff Heuerman was an honourable choice for the All-Big-Ten process in 2013. Unfortunately, this 6 foot-5, 255 pound football player endured foot issues during his senior year.  Despite his health problems, he still managed to complete 17 receptions for 207 yards and two touchdown passes during his senior year at Ohio State.  This averaged to 12.2 yards for each pass.

It appears that Jeff Heuerman's junior year at Ohio State was his best year of football during his college career.  He ran a total of 466 yards for 26 catches.  He also made four touchdowns.

Jeff Heuerman is from Naples, Florida.  He graduated from Barron Collier High School.  During his high school football career, he had the distinction of being a 3-star prospect that came out at the prep level.  He had a ranking of 22nd for the tight end position.  According to the 247 Sports Composite, Jeff Heuerman was also ranked the number 444th recruit in the United States during 2011.

Jeff Heuerman will now have the opportunity to play with one of the most popular quarterbacks to ever play the game of professional football, and that is Peyton Manning.  He will also play with another teammate from Ohio State who was drafted by the Denver Broncos back in 2014.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Running Back Todd Sibley Commits To The Buckeyes

Todd Sibley

The Ohio State Buckeyes are making strides both in play and recruiting. They have gained verbal commitments from several different prospects in the last few weeks and the latest addition is the running back, Todd Sibley.

Sibley is a four-star running back from Archbishop Hoban and has proudly made the news public with a tweet from his own Twitter account.

Todd Sibley joins four-star defensive back Malik Barrow, offensive lineman, Jack Wohlabaugh, cornerback Marcus Williamson, and Tuf Bordland, linebacker.

Ohio State is getting busy adding new players to the field and the latest recruit, Todd Sibley is just one more shining ray of continued hope for the success of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Standing at 5 feet and 11 inches tall, weighing in at 205 pounds, and possessing the talent and skills to be a popular choice, Todd Sibley has the ability to choose from multiple universities. Still, this junior year student who ranks at 16 as a running back for the class of 2017 and comes in at number 9 of the top players in the state of Ohio as reported by 247Sports, has committed to Ohio State.

Todd Sibley Interview - Akron Hoban c/o 2017

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