Jody Victor: The Ohio State football team patiently awaits its 2008-09 postseason fate with official bowl announcements coming this week. The Buckeyes currently are under consideration for their sixth BCS bowl game in the last eight seasons, all under head coach Jim Tressel.
Meanwhile, Brian Robiskie, a senior captain from Cleveland, Ohio, was named a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American for the second-consecutive season. Robiskie holds a 3.54 GPA in marketing and is a finalist for the National Football Foundation's Draddy Trophy.
This season he led the Buckeyes with 37 catches for 419 yards and eight touchdowns. His best game of the season came against Minnesota Sept. 27 when he hauled in eight passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns.
Robiskie is eighth on Ohio State's all-time receptions list with 122 catches for 1,750 yards. His 24 career touchdowns are good for fourth place, just behind Ohio State greats David Boston (34), Cris Carter (27) and Santonio Holmes (25).
Robiskie is the fifth Academic All-American honoree under head coach Jim Tressel.
Also, it was announced Monday, Ohio State Senior Linebacker James Laurinaitis has been named one of the four finalists for the fifth annual Lott Trophy.
Laurinaitis (6-3, 244 from Hamel, MN), who had already had a highly decorated collegiate career, was a Lott finalist last year. He has won the Butkus and Nagurski awards in previous seasons. Laurinaitis is a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time Ohio State captain. He's been an Academic All-American and on the Dean's List each of his four years. He led the Buckeyes in tackles again this season with 121.