Ohio State Faces Northern Kentucky in Wednesday Twinbill at Bill Davis Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team begins concludes its eight-game homestand with a Wednesday doubleheader against Northern Kentucky. The first game is slated for 3:05 p.m. with the nightcap set to begin approximately 30 minutes after the first.

OHIO STATE OF LATE
Ohio State earned its second sweep in Big Ten play, topping Penn State in three games over the weekend at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes won the opener, 3-1, Friday night before taking both games of a doubleheader Saturday by scores of 10-8 and 8-3.

Ryan Cypret went 5-for-9 with a double, a home run, four RBI, three runs scored and three walks on the weekend while Mike Carroll went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored. The Buckeye pitching staff posted a 3.33 ERA over the weekend against the Nittany Lions.

SCOUTING NORTHERN KENTUCKY
Northern Kentucky enters the week with an 8-35 record, 3-15 in A-Sun play. Brad Clement leads the Norse with a .311 average to go along with seven doubles, a home run, 20 RBI and 16 runs scored.

The Buckeyes and Norse have never previously met on the diamond.

GO BUCKS GO BUCKS GO BUCKS

Jody Victor

Buckeyes to Play Two Against Northern Kentucky

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COLUMBUS, Ohio. The Ohio State baseball teams single game against Northern Kentucky has been moved to a doubleheader beginning at 3:05 p.m. May 1 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes, currently 25-13 overall and 9-6 in Big Ten play, open a three-game set this Friday against Penn State at 6:35 p.m. at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Ohio State baseball team has added four recruits to join the Buckeyes for the 2014 season, head coach Greg Beals announced Tuesday. Curtiss Irving, Adam Niemeyer, J.P. Sorma and Jalen Washington, in addition to the seven signees from the early signing period, will give the Buckeyes 11 newcomers for the 2014 campaign.

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Jody Victor

No. 6 Ohio State at Wisconsin Game Notes

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#6 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0) at Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2)
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Camp Randall Stadium (80,321)
Madison, Wis.

THE BROADCASTS
Television: ABC will televise the game with Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen in the booth and Quint Kessinich on the sidelines.
Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the fl agship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Urban Meyer pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard nationwide on Sirius channel 91 and XM channel 91.

FIRST AND 10
The game matches the Big Ten’s No. 2 (Ohio State) and No. 4 (Wisconsin) rushing offenses against the Big Ten’s top two rush defenses (Wisconsin is first at 103.4 yards per game with Ohio State second at 107.9).
Coming off its first off week of the season, the Buckeyes are ranked No. 6 nationally by the Associated Press.
Ohio State is 10-0 overall, 6-0 in the Big Ten and is already a co-champion of the Leaders Division.
Ohio State can claim the Leaders Division outright with a win Saturday, while the Badgers have already secured their second consecutive trip to the Big Ten championship game Dec. 1 in Indianapolis.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 114-23 in his 11th season.
Meyer has now guided six of his 11 teams to 10-or-more win seasons.
Brett Bielema is in his seventh season as head coach at Wisconsin and has a 67-22 career mark.
The two-time defending Big Ten champion Badgers are 5-1 at Camp Randall Stadium this season.
Ohio State will honor members of the 2002 national championship team with an on-field recognition during the season-ending game against Michigan Nov. 24 at Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the Big Ten conference, having joined the league in 1912 and playing its first season of Big Ten football in 1913.

GAME ON
The unbeaten, 10-0 and sixth-ranked (Associated Press) Ohio State Buckeyes will face their most difficult test of the season against the home-standing Wisconsin Badgers Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. ABC will televise the game with an ESPN2 reverse mirror. Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Quint Kessinich will describe the action.

BUCKEYES EARN CO-CHAMPIONSHIP
Ohio State is co-champion of the Big Ten Conference’s Leaders Division, earning no less than a share of the division title with its 6-0 Big Ten record. Wisconsin and Penn State are each 4-2 and a game-and-a-half back of the Buckeyes with two games left to play in the season. Any combination Ohio State wins or Penn State and Wisconsin losses will clinch the Leaders Division title outright for the Buckeyes in Urban Meyer’s first season as coach.

Go Bucks

Jody Victor

No. 9 Ohio State Travels To Penn State

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#9 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) at Penn State (5-2, 3-0)
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 – 5:30 p.m. ET
Beaver Stadium (106,572)
University Park, Pa.

THE BROADCASTS
Television:ESPN will televise the game with Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman in the booth and Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Urban Meyerpregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard live on Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 192.

FIRST AND 10
Originally scheduled to be a 6 p.m. start when the networks made their night game selections a few months ago, the start time for this game was moved to 5:30 p.m. two weeks ago.
While neither team will play in the Big Ten championship game, both are eligible to win the Leaders Division.
The Buckeyes are ranked No. 9 this week by the Associated Press, dropping two spots from a season-best No. 7 ranking last week.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 112-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
Bill O’Brien is in his first season as a collegiate head coach after spending the last five years with the New England Patriots. He is in his 20th year of coaching.
Ohio State officially lists this rivalry with Penn State as even with 13 wins apiece.
Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the Big Ten, having joined the league in 1912 and playing its first season of Big Ten football in 1913.
Penn State is playing its 126th season of football and its 20th as a member of the Big Ten.
Ohio State’s final four games of the season are against teams with a combined record of 18-11 and a 9-4 Big Ten mark.
The Buckeyes are one of only 11 unbeaten Football Bowl Subdivision teams and the only team 8-0.
BIG GAME ON
The 8-0 (and 4-0 Big Ten Conference) Ohio State Buckeyes, riding their longest winning streak in five years, or since the 2007 team opened 10-0, travel to State College, Pa., for a 5:30 p.m. game Saturday against the 5-2 and 3-0 Penn State Nittany Lions. ESPN will televise the game to a national audience with Sean McDonough, former Buckeye great Chris Spielman and Quint Kessenich on the call.

13 WINS APIECE IN ALL-TIME SERIES
According to Ohio State’s official records, the Ohio State/Penn State series is tied with each team winning 13 games. Penn State won the first four games in this series – in 1912-56-63-64 – but since then there has been only one winning streak as long as three games (Ohio State won in 2002-03-04).

HOME AND AWAY
The Buckeyes are 5-5 vs. Penn State in games played in State College and have won two consecutive and three of the last four there. Ohio State holds a slim, 8-7, lead in victories in games played in Columbus, including an 8-6 record vs. Penn State in Ohio Stadium. Penn State won the only game played on a neutral field: at the 1980 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

Last 5 in State College:
Nov. 7, 2009 – Ohio State 24, Penn State 7
Oct. 27, 2007 – Ohio State 37, Penn State 17
Oct. 8, 2005 – Penn State 17, Ohio State 10
Nov. 1, 2003 – Ohio State 21, Penn State 10
Oct. 27, 2001 – Penn State 29, Ohio State 27

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor

No. 6 Seed Ohio State Opens Big Ten Tournament Wednesday Against No. 3 Seed Penn State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team enters the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 6 seed against No. 3 seed Penn State at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday at Huntington Park in Columbus. If the Buckeyes win, they will take on No. 1 seed Purdue at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. If Ohio State loses, it will take on the loser of No. 4 seed Nebraska/No. 5 Michigan State at 12:05 p.m. Thursday.

All Big Ten Tournament games will be televised live on BTN.

TOURNAMENT INFO       
This is the third time the Big Ten Tournament will be contested at Huntington Park, after initially being held there in 2009. That 2009 tournament, won by Indiana, represented the first time since 1994 the Big Ten tournament was played at a neutral park and hosted by neutral parties – the Columbus Sports Commission and the Columbus Clippers, in addition to the Big Ten Conference. The tournament remained in Columbus in 2010 at Bill Davis Stadium before returning to Huntington Park in 2011.

TOURNAMENT TICKETS
Single-game tickets are $10 each for adults and $7 each for youth and senior citizens. Single-game VIP tickets, which are seated behind home plate and grant access to the Tansky Club Area, are $15 each. All-Tournament passes to the event’s 11 games cost $100 each. Tickets are available at the Huntington Park box office, www.columbussports.org, www.bigten.org and   www.ticketmaster.com.

BUCKEYES IN THE B1G TOURNAMENT
Ohio State has been one of the most successful teams in Big Ten Tournament play. The Buckeyes have won eight tournament titles – 1991-94-95-97 and 2002-03-05-07 – to rank second to Minnesota’s nine. Ohio State also ranks second in Big Ten Tournament wins (50), winning percentage (.589; 50-35) and most tournaments (25). When Ohio State failed to qualify for the 2010 Big Ten Tournament, it snapped a Big Ten record streak of 13 consecutive tournaments for the Buckeyes.

NOTES vs. 2012 TOURNEY TEAMS
Ohio State leads the all-time series with No. 1 Purdue, 138-59-1. Last tourney game: 2-1 OSU, 2006.
– Ohio State holds a 157-104 lead in the all-time series with No. 2 Indiana. Last tourney game: 13-3 IU, 2009.
– Ohio State leads the series with No. 3 Penn State, 56-34. Last tourney game: 10-3 OSU, 2007.
– Ohio State trails the all-time series with No. 4 Nebraska by a narrow 2-3 margin. Last tourney game: never met.
– Ohio State is 134-86-1 vs. No. 5 Michigan State. Last tourney game: 8-3 OSU, 2004.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor