Jody Victor : Buckeyes Got Talent

Jody Victor: Buckeyes Got Talent is back! After its successful first run in 2007, the Ohio State student-athlete talent show is back for its second edition. Buckeyes Got Talent, which is organized by the Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB), takes place at 7 p.m. May 14 in St. John Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an autograph session with the Buckeye student-athletes that will last until 6:45 p.m., allowing the contestants time to prepare for the main event.

Chairing the event this year is women's volleyball standout Danielle Meyer, a three-time All-Big Ten selection and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America first-team selection.

Last year, the bar was set with a collection of dances from the wrestling and men's lacrosse team and a barber shop quartet performance by the men's cross country team, the competition's top 3 acts. This year, the 10 Buckeye varsity teams competing May 14 have their work cut out as they vie for the 2008 title.

The 10 teams performing at Buckeyes Got Talent include: men's cross country, football, men's and women's lacrosse, rowing, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, men's track and field and wrestling.

General admission tickets for the event can be purchased at the door for $5 with Ohio State student tickets discounted to $3 and no charge for children ages 6 and under. All proceeds from the Ohio State student-athlete talent show will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus. SAAB looks to better its $1,300 donation collected for the organization at the event in 2007.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor