Greve, Niggemeyer Selected in 2014 Major League Baseball Draft

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior right-hander Greg Greve was selected in the 29th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft Saturday by the Miami Marlins. In addition, Jacob Niggemeyer, a member of the Buckeyes’ 2014-15 recruiting class, was taken in the 28th round by the Chicago Cubs.

Greve, who was drafted in the 45th round out of high school by the San Francisco Giants, was named third team All-Big Ten in 2014 after going 7-4 with a 3.36 ERA in 85.2 innings pitched over 14 starts. The senior co-captain finished tied for fourth in the conference with seven wins. A Cleveland, Ohio, native, Greve went 5-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 54.2 innings pitched over eight Big Ten starts as a senior and totaled 229.1 innings pitched in his career, ranking 24th on the Ohio State all-time list.

After being named OCC-Central Player of the Year and first team All-Ohio as a junior, Niggemeyer earned the same honors as a senior at Olentangy Liberty, going 9-2 with a 0.53 ERA. The right-hander struck out 88 and also excelled offensively, hitting .350 with 10 doubles and 30 RBI.


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Ohio State Welcomes Miami to Columbus for Tuesday Contest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team hosts in-state foe Miami for a 6:35 p.m. matchup Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Live stats and links to a live video and audio stream can be found on the baseball schedule page at or fans can follow for updates.

Ohio State won its fourth-consecutive series, taking the opener against Iowa, 9-4, before dropping a 17-2 decision in the middle game and earning a 3-2 victory in the rubber game over the weekend.

Josh Dezse went 5-for-9 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in the series. Tanner Tully earned the Saturday win, allowing two unearned runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings while Greg Greve picked up the win in the rubber game Monday, allowing two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 frames.


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Craft Among Dozen Cousy Finalists

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ? The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday the 12
finalists on the watch list for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award. The
annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top
point guards in men?s college basketball. An original list of 80 candidates was trimmed down by
a nationally based committee to the below watch list of 12 student-athletes.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 7th at 1pm EST via the Bob Cousy Award?s website ? — fans will be able to vote for the top point guard. The player that
receives the most fan votes will receive one vote toward the final committee vote. Fan voting will
run one month ? beginning February 7th and will conclude March 7th.

2013 Bob Cousy Award 12 Finalists
Keith Appling, Michigan State University
Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State University
Trey Burke, University of Michigan
Aaron Craft, Ohio State University
Matthew Dellavadova, Saint Mary?s College
Pierre Jackson, Baylor University
Shane Larkin, University of Miami
Phil Pressey, University of Missouri
Peyton Siva, University of Louisville
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State University
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse University
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State University


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Football Announces 2012 Captains

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five senior leaders have been chosen by their peers on the Ohio State University football team to be team captains in 2012. Coach Urban Meyer announced the captains at a team meeting Sunday night.

“Announcing who are team captains is one of the great honors I get to do as head coach,” Meyer said. “We had a number of guys get votes. This is a really good group of seniors who I am very proud to have leading this team.”

Representing four different states, they are:

  • Defensive lineman John Simon, from Youngstown, Ohio, and Cardinal Mooney High School;
  • Fullback Zach Boren, from Pickerington, Ohio, and Pickerington Central High School;
  • Linebacker Etienne Sabino, from North Miami Beach, Fla., and Dr. Krop High School;
  • Defensive linemen Garrett Goebel, from Villa Park, Ill., and Montini High School; and
  • Running back Jordan Hall, from Jeannette, Pa., and Jeannette High School.

The five have combined for 185 games played and 74 starts, with four having played in 39 career games apiece, respectively, and a fifth – Jordan Hall – a veteran of 29 games. Boren leads the group with 27 starts with Simon at 26 and Goebel (13), Sabino and Hall (five each) following.

Some thoughts from each:

Boren: “It is a dream come true and a huge honor to be named a captain at The Ohio State University. I am appreciative and thankful, and I look forward to being a leader on this team this season.”

Goebel: “I’m excited. It is an honor that your teammates think that highly of you to name you a captain. I’m going to put everything I have into this responsibility.”

Hall: “This is a dream come true. I was hoping to be named a captain but I was also a little surprised when it happened. I can’t thank my teammates enough for selecting me for this honor.”

Sabino: “I’m really excited. This is such an honor…to get voted by your teammates to be their captain. I am just really honored to be named a captain.”

Simon: “Being named captain means a lot. I appreciate the votes of the players. This is one of the biggest honors a player can receive and I’ll be proud to lead this team along with four other great guys. We’ll have a really good season if we all lead well.”

Simon becomes just the seventh two-time captain in school history and the first since James Laurinaitis was named captain in 2007 and again in 2008.

Ohio State is ranked 18th in the initial Associated Press Top 25 poll, marking the 24th consecutive season and the longest current streak in the country, to be ranked in the AP preseason poll. The team opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 vs. Miami (Ohio).

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Buckeyes ranked 18th in Associated Press poll

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State football team will open the 2012 season ranked 18th in the Associated Press poll released Saturday morning. The Buckeyes received a total of 474 points from the 60 national writers, just behind Nebraska’s 485 at No. 17.

Ohio State leads all FBS schools with 789 appearances all-time in the AP Top 25 poll. Michigan is second at 775 appearances. Ohio State has appeared in the AP preseason poll for 24 consecutive seasons, the longest streak in the country. Oklahoma is second with 13 straight appearances. It also marks the 45th consecutive season with at least one appearance in the poll, tying Alabama. 

A total of five Big Ten schools are ranked in the top 20. Michigan comes in at No. 8, followed by No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 13 Michigan State.

Ohio State kicks off the 2012 season at Noon, Sept. 1 against Miami (OH) at Ohio Stadium.

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