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The one game season: and OSU football 2012

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Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I’ve never made excuses for Ohio State’s rules violations in 2010. Tressel needed to be out when everything came to light. The players who broke the rules were allowed to play in the 2011 Sugar Bowl after it had been known that they had sold memorabilia. Their suspensions were moved to the beginning ofthe 2011 season. Some of the players had suspensions increased for additional violations. Terrelle Pryor left the program. For the other players, they served their suspensions and returned to the field. They were able to play in last year’s bowl against Florida.

Sexually assaulted rower undeterred for good cause

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I read about this in the Chicago Sun-Times

Jenn Gibbons, a 27 year old Chicago woman, who’s rowing 1,500 miles along the entire coast of Lake Michigan in an effort to raise money for breast cancer had made a point of using a blog to keep supporters aware of her journey. Earlier this week, a man used this transparency against her when he estimated Gibbons’ whereabouts. In the evening, with the rower asleep in the cabin of her boat, the man broke in and sexually assulted her.

Million dollar lotto winner on welfare: why I don’t blame her

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A 25 year old Detroit area woman was receiving food stamps despite the fact that she had won $1 million on a state lottery game show.

Amanda Clayton is being charged for fraud after receiving $5,475 worth of food stamps and medical coverage from the period between her lottery win in September 2011 and last month. If convicted, she could potentially face up to four years in prison.

Ohio State basketball: why it’s time to panic

On Saturday, the Ohio State basketball team lost to Michigan State by 10, snapping a 39 game home winning streak. The Bucks shot just 26 percent from the field, their worst home shooting night in 15 years. It was their third loss in conference play, and despite the fact that this team is still ranked in the top six, I think their longterm prospects of success in March are highly questionable.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe that this team is going to continue to succeed and win games. I still think that they will win the conference and that they will be a 1 or a 2 seed in the NCAA tournament,. I’m not worried about any of that. I’m not suggesting their suddenly going to tank.

Ohio State – Michigan: Notes and Thoughts

Michigan fans should be proud that the maize and blue won this afternoon, but Ohio State took this game to the wire. I think the way Ohio State battled throughout today’s game is commendable. It was a good, hard fought football game.

At times during today’s game, Michigan seemed on the verge of pulling ahead and taking total control of this game. At other points, the two offenses slugged it out like two heavyweight boxers.

Michigan had scored. I thought that was all she wrote, as it was late in the fourth quarter, and the Wolverines had just capped off an impressive drive. But the call would end up being reversed. The Michigan runner just shy of the goal line.

I love Ohio State; BUT I Think It’s Michigan’s Year To End Streak

Michigan fans are chomping at the bit for tomorrow’s home game against Ohio State. The time seems right for Michigan to finally take the archival Buckeyes down for the first time since 2003.

2003! Facebook didn’t exist yet and George W. Bush was still in his first term as president.