2nd Annual Ohio State Four-Miler Set For Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio State Four-Miler, which debuted in 2013 with a sold-out field of 10,000 runners and walkers, will return to the Ohio State campus on Sept. 21, 2014, The Ohio State University Department of Athletics and IMG College announced today.

The Ohio State Four-Miler will start outside of Ohio Stadium and take participants on a four-mile tour of the Ohio State campus before finishing on the 50-yard line of Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State Four-Miler Post-Race Tailgate Party will be held outside Ohio Stadium after the race.

The 2014 Ohio State Four-Miler will be limited to 12,000 runners and walkers. Last year’s event sold out at 10,000.

Registration for this year’s Ohio State Four-Miler is open at www.ohiostatefourmiler.com. An early registration fee of $45 for the general public and $40 for Ohio State students is good through June 15.

“The overwhelming response and success of the inaugural Ohio State Four-Miler was a direct reflection for the love of Ohio State sports and the desire to celebrate fitness,” said Ray DeWeese, General Manager of IMG Sports Marketing. “We look forward to growing this event in 2014, and allowing even more runners and walkers to fulfill their dream of running across Ohio Stadium’s 50-yard line.”

Kroger, 10TV and Roosters are Presenting Sponsors of the Ohio State Four-Miler.

A portion of the proceeds of the Ohio State Four-Miler will benefit the Urban and Shelley Fund For Cancer Research, a general cancer research support fund dedicated to advancing cancer research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

The 2014 Ohio State Four-Miler will begin at 9 a.m. Former Ohio State athletes, including football and basketball players including Scoonie Penn, Raymont Harris, Anthony Schlegel, William White, Justin Zwick, J.J. Sullinger and Dimitrious Stanley; Brutus Buckeye; Ohio State cheerleaders and others will participate.

The Ohio State Four-Miler will be produced by the Ohio State Department of Athletics; IMG College, the university’s multimedia rights partner; the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer; and M3S Sports.

“I hope you join us and became part of the winning team in the fight against cancer,” said Lisa Cisco, founder of the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer. “It is a powerful feeling of hope when Buckeye Nation unites for a common cause …. together we can make a difference!”

Runners and walkers will receive an Ohio State-themed technical race shirt a must-have Buckeye-themed Official Finisher’s Medal. The 2013 medal featured an iconic image of Ohio Stadium.

“We are honored again to partner with Ohio State, IMG and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to produce a four-mile event that celebrates the healthy and active lifestyle,” said David Babner, race director for M3S Sports. “We look forward to a bigger and better event for our participants in 2014.”

Buckeye Greats who appeared at the last year’s Ohio State Four-Miler included Scoonie Penn, Bobby Carpenter, Dimitrious Stanley, Matt Finkes, William White, Justin Zwick, Ryan Miller, and JJ Sullinger.

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Ohio State Upsets No. 17 Iowa, 76-69

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – It was easy to forget about Ohio State after a string of losses, including one at home to Iowa, sent the Buckeyes tumbling out of the Top 25.

They got the Hawkeyes back in Iowa City behind a signature performance from senior Aaron Craft.

Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help Ohio State upset 17th-ranked Iowa on Tuesday night 76-69 for its third win in four games.

LaQuinton Ross added 13 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who moved back to .500 in the league after starting a surprising 2-4.

Craft had 14 of his points in the first half, and his three-point play put Ohio State ahead 66-59 with 1:17 left.

That sealed back-to-back road wins for the surging Buckeyes, who answered a loss to Penn State by beating Wisconsin 59-58 on Saturday.

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No. 24 Ohio State Hosts Penn State Wednesday at VCA

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No. 24 Ohio State (16-4; 2-4) vs. Penn State (10-10, 1-6)

Site Value City Arena (18,809)
Game Time 7:01 p.m. ET
Television Big Ten Network
Talent Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) Stephen Bardo (expert analysis)
Radio OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)
Satellite Radio Sirius 91 /XM 91
Local Radio WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460 Radio
Talent Paul Keels (play-by-play) Ron Stokes (expert analysis)

The Penn State Series
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Penn State 29-12. The Buckeyes are 15-3 in Columbus vs. the Nittany Lions. Thad Matta’s Buckeyes are 17-0 vs. Penn State since 2004-05, his first at Ohio State. Penn State is 0-9 at Value City Arena and overall, Ohio State is on an 18-game win streak in the series. When ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, Ohio State is 16-2 vs. the Nittany Lions. Junior Sam Thompson (11.0 ppg.) and senior Aaron Craft (10.2 ppg.) average double figures offensively in the Penn State series. Thompson and classmate Amir Williams each average a team high 4.0 rebounds. Thompson has made 8 of 10 field goals in the series.

A Look at the Nittany Lions
Penn State enters the game vs. the Buckeyes with a 10-10 overall record. The Nittany Lions are 1-6 in Big Ten Conference play and 2-4 on the road. Penn State is led by guards D.J. Newbill (17.2 ppg.) and Tim Frazier (16.5 ppg.). Ross Travis also adds 10.2 ppg. Travis leads the squad in rebounds with 7.3 a contest.

Ohio State vs. The Big Ten
Ohio State is in its 102nd season as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes own an overall record of 758-677 against current league members. Thad Matta, in 14 seasons as a head coach, owns an overall record of 136-56 vs. league members, including a mark of 133-54 while coaching the Buckeyes.

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Ohio State Upset by Nebraska, 68-62

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska capitalized on the Buckeyes’ cold shooting late in Monday night’s game for a 68-62 upset that sent them to their fourth straight loss.

“It’s like there’s this black cloud over us,” point guard Aaron Craft said. “We have to find a way to get it off.”

Ohio State overcame a 14-point first-half deficit and led 46-45 after LaQuinton Ross scored with 5:56 to play. But the Buckeyes missed six of their next seven shots and committed four turnovers the rest of the way.

The Buckeyes (15-4, 2-4 Big Ten) have lost four straight for the first time since 2007-08.

“When something doesn’t go well, we’re not able to answer the call,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “We don’t have the mental toughness to make the next play. We’re clinging on the mistakes. We’ve got to play forward.”
Ohio State got back into the game by outscoring the Huskers 18-2 over halftime, tying it and taking a 38-36 lead on layups by Craft.

“We’re not the same team that won 15 in a row,” Craft said. “We have to go back and find that.”

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No. 20 Iowa 84, No. 3 Ohio State 74

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POSTGAME NOTES
No. 20 Iowa 84 (14-3, 3-1), No. 3 Ohio State 74 (15-2, 2-2)
Jan. 12, 2014
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 18,809 (sellout)

GAME/SERIES
•The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series with the Buckeyes 74-71. Ohio State owns a 46-26 record in games played in Columbus.
•As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 23-11 against Iowa. The Buckeyes are 5-3 when both teams are ranked.
•All-time, OSU is 59-18 in Value City Arena sellouts, 48-14 against Big Ten opponents. The Buckeyes are 22-11 all-time in sellouts vs. AP ranked teams at the arena.
•The Buckeyes own an overall record of 757-675 against current Big Ten members.
•Trailing by nine in the second half, Iowa went on a 40-21 run during the final 12:29 of play.

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Jody Victor