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Ohio State adds former Jackson High School star Kyle Young, who followed Chris Holtmann from Butler

Former Jackson High School star Kyle Young originally committed to play college basketball at Butler. Or as Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star writes, Young committed to play for coach Chris Holtmann. With Holtmann now the coach of the Ohio State's team, Young followed him. The school announced on Monday night, the top 100 recruit would play for the Buckeyes. According to 247 Sports, Ohio State just added the 77th best recruit in the nation to a now-three player recruiting class. Young, a 6-foot-8 forward, joins a group that includes point guard Braxton Beverly and center Kaleb...
News-Herald Jun 20, 2017
Highly touted basketball recruit follows Holtmann to Ohio State

Highly touted basketball recruit follows Holtmann to Ohio State

COLUMBUS >> New Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann has persuaded a top prospect to follow him from Butler to the Buckeyes.The school said Monday that 6-foot-8 forward Kyle Young has signed to play for the Buckeyes next season. Young, a three-time Associated Press All-Ohio performer from Massillon, was recruited by Holtmann and previously had committed to him at Butler.

Ohio State suspends forward Derek Funderburk for 'failure to meet team expectations'

The first act for Chris Holtmann as Ohio State men's basketball coach was rounding out his staff. The school on Thursday announced the additions of Terry Johnson, Ryan Pedon and Mike Schrage as assistant coaches. Each spent last season working with Holtmann at Butler. Holtmann's second act? Handing out player discipline. The school also announced Thursday that Holtmann was suspending freshman forward Derek Funderburk for failure to meet team expectations. The length of his suspension was not announced. An OSU spokesperson told the website Eleven Warriors that the length of the...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 12, 2017

Ohio State basketball: Buckeyes’ top choice from the start; Chris Holtmann knows he has tough road ahead

COLUMBUS: Ohio State’s search for a new basketball coach began and ended with Butler’s Chris Holtmann.Holtmann was offered the job by Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith one day after Thad Matta’s firing was announced, but didn’t accept until two days later after Smith agreed to bump the contract from seven years to eight, at about $3 million per year.“It was clear,” Smith said at a news conference introducing Holtmann, who took Butler to the NCAA Tournament in each of his three seasons. “He was my target. He was my target from the very beginning.”While Holtmann considered...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 9, 2017

Ohio State basketball: Butler coach Chris Holtmann to replace Thad Matta, guide Buckeyes

COLUMBUS: Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann will replace Thad Matta as the head coach at Ohio State, the school announced Friday morning.Ohio State said Holtmann, the reigning Big East coach of the year, will be paid about $3 million a year under an eight-year deal, but details still have to be hammered out. The school plans a news conference on Monday to formally introduce him.Matta was fired Monday, nearly three months after Ohio State missed the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith said Holtmann is a good fit to be the 14th coach in...

Creighton's Greg McDermott turns down Ohio State; Buckeyes AD to meet with Mike Brown

Greg McDermott will not be the next coach of Ohio State's men's basketball program. Ohio State reportedly showed interest in McDermott, but he vowed to stay at Creighton.   I'm blessed and honored to be the coach at Creighton.....and am looking forward to many more great years in Omaha! #rolljays — Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac) June 8, 2017 According to an ESPN report, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith offered McDermott the job. Smith interviewed McDermott on Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Smith will meet with current Golden State...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 5, 2017

Ohio State basketball: Thad Matta out after 13 seasons coaching Buckeyes

COLUMBUS: Thad Matta is out as Ohio State’s basketball coach after 13 seasons, with the Buckeyes having missed the NCAA Tournament for two consecutive years.He said at a news conference Monday it was a “mutually agreed” decision.Matta coached the Buckeyes from 2005 to 2017 and took them to two Final Fours. Ohio State finished 17-15 this year. In the Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State lost to Rutgers, the lowest-seeded team.Matta has been troubled by back pain, and surgery complications have left him with a limp. He mentioned “trying to get healthy” as a reason for leaving.The school on...
News-Herald Jun 5, 2017
Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

Thad Matta out as basketball coach at Ohio State

COLUMBUS >> Thad Matta is out as Ohio State's basketball coach after 13 seasons.He said at a news conference Monday it was a "mutually agreed" decision.He coached the Buckeyes to two Final Fours while he was there from 2005 to 2017. Ohio State finished 17-15 this year.Matta has been troubled by back pain, and surgery complications have left him with a limp.

Thad Matta out as Ohio State basketball coach

After 13 season coaching the Ohio State men's basketball team, Thad Matta's time in Columbus is over. The Buckeyes head coach announced on Monday that he would step down from the position effective immediately. The school announced in a release that a national search would begin immediatly. In 13 seasons at Ohio State, Matta was 337-123. Under his watch Ohio State made the Final Four in 2007 and 2012. His teams also made seven Big Ten Tournament title game appearances and helped coach 10 NBA draft picks. However, Ohio State has gone two seasons without making the NCAA Tournament and...
News-Herald May 27, 2017
Ohio State men's lacrosse team advances to national championship game

Ohio State men's lacrosse team advances to national championship game

The Ohio State men's lacrosse team erased a five-goal deficit to beat Towson, 11-10, in a national semifinal on May 27 in Foxborough, Mass.The Buckeyes (16-4) will face No. 1. Maryland for the national title at 1 p.m. May 29.The Buckeyes trailed, 8-3, in the third quarter, then rallied and pulled ahead with 10:20 remaining in the game.

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