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  • Ohio State @ Notre Dame will kick off September 23rd at 7:30 P.M. on NBC

    Officials announced today that Ohio State's matchup with Notre Dame on September 23rd will officially kick off at 7:30 P.M. The Buckeyes travel to South Bend for the first time since 1996 to take on the Irish in Marcus Freeman's 2nd year as head coach for Notre Dame. The Irish will be looking to defeat Ohio State for the first time since 1936, as the Buckeyes currently hold a 5-game win streak in the series, with it's most recent victory being a 21-10 win in Columbus last September. MOOD:

  • Ohio State Hires Joe Philbin as Offensive Analyst

    As the offseason continues to move on, Ohio State has continued to add impressive members to the WHAC, this time in the form of former NFL Head Coach Joe Philbin. THE RESUME: Philbin cut his teeth in the NFL in 2003 on Green Bay's offensive coaching staff, serving as the assistant offensive line coach. He worked his way up to being the Offensive Coordinator by 2007, a role that he held through the 2011 season. His offenses in Green Bay always produced a Top 10 ranked unit in the league, and he had a huge part in winning Super Bowl XLV. After a successful run with the Packers, Philbin left in January of 2012 to become the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Despite on having gone 24-28 as a head coach, Philbin was able to improve the Miami offense from being 27th in the league, up to 11th. Philbin was let go after 3 seasons with the Dolphins. In 2016, Philbin was hired by the Colts as offensive line and assistant head coach, a position he held for 2 years. In January of 2018, Philbin was brought back by Green Bay to try and recapture some of the magic the offense had under him in the early years of Aaron Rodgers. That season, after a 17–20 Packers loss to the Cardinals, Philbin was named Interim Head Coach, as Mike McCarthy was shown the door. After a new coach was brought in following the season, Philbin was not retained. Mike McCarthy would reach out to Philbin again, ahead of the 2020 season to serve as the offensive line coach. Injuries and player attrition led to the drop in production of his O-Line unit over the last couple of years, and Philbin was terminated following the 2022 Season. What It Means: Ohio State has another brilliant mind coming to the offensive meetings that will be held during the season. Philbin will not count as a coach, but should provide a good mentorship figure, as Brian Hartline prepares for his first season as offensive coordinator. This is an interesting move, as Philbin is an expert in Offensive Line development, so Ryan Day may be getting a leg up on possibly having to replace Justin Frye after next season. We will see how this shakes out, but for now, this is a great addition for the Buckeyes.

  • Projecting Ohio State's 2023 Depth Chart

    As the Spring transfer portal window has closed, and things seem to have calmed down in Columbus, it would appear that Ohio State's 2023 Roster is set for the most part. Any future departures would possibly be players who were not likely to contribute, so the time is now to put out how we think the Depth Chart could look like when the Buckeyes head to Bloomington to take on Indiana on September 2nd. Here are the moves that took place for Ohio State in the transfer portal Spring Window: IN: CB Lorenzo Styles (Notre Dame) OT Josh Simmons (San Diego State) DT Tywone Malone (Ole Miss) OUT: WR Caleb Burton (Texas Tech) OT Ben Christman (Kentucky) WR Kaleb Brown (Iowa) The additions greatly outweighed the subtractions in the short cycle as some major roster concerns were addressed by an aggressive approach by Ryan Day and the coaching staff. This may be signaling an ideological shift when it comes to the transfer portal after seeing the success so many other programs have had with it. If that is true, and the Buckeyes begin winning major battles in the portal on a consistent basis, it may unlock a new gear for the program. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we shouldn't see any changes to this list until to we get some information out of fall camp in August. Quarterback Kyle McCord Devin Brown Tristan Gebbia Lincoln Kienholz The QB1 position remains an open competition as Spring Practices have ended, as Kyle McCord and Devin Brown will continue battling for the starting spot during fall camp. As things seem to stand, McCord appears to have a leg up, but a big camp from Brown could sway the coaches. This will remain a top storyline until a decision is made by Ryan Day. Running Back TreVeyon Henderson Miyan Williams Chip Trayanum Dallan Hayden Evan Pryor The Buckeyes will have arguably the deepest running back room in the country in 2023, despite not signing anyone to the position in the 2023 class. A healthy TreVeyon Henderson is a Top 3 tailback in the country, and Miyan Williams is a proven work horse at the position. After an injury riddled 2022, Tote Nation will look to get back to form in 2023. Wide Receiver (X) Marvin Harrison Jr. Carnell Tate Kojo Antwi Bryson Rodgers Wide Receiver (Y) Julian Fleming Jayden Ballard Noah Rogers Kyion Grayes Wide Receiver (Z) Emeka Egbuka Xavier Johnson Brandon Inniss Brian Hartline's room remains the best in the country heading into this season, and loses no real production, as Jaxon Smith-Njigba spent most of last season on the sideline with injury. With the early rise of the freshmen during the spring, it is not a stretch to say this years room could be the best under Hartline. Tight End Cade Stover Joe Royer Jelani Thurman Gee Scott Jr. Knowing how often the Buckeyes like to get into 12 personnel, I think everyone on this list should receive a good amount of playing time. Jelani Thurman may have had the most impressive spring out of anyone in the program, and his potential will be too much for Keenan Bailey to keep off the field in his first year as the TE coach. Left Tackle Josh Fryar George Fitzpatrick Luke Montgomery Left Guard Donovan Jackson Victor Cutler Jr. Austin Siereveld Center Carson Hinzman Jakob James Toby Wilson Right Guard Matt Jones Enokk Vimahi Joshua Padilla Right Tackle Josh Simmons Tegra Tshabola Zen Michalski The starting five on the offensive line seems pretty clear at this point, but the two deep is where things get murky. Josh Simmons provides a much needed boost at Right Tackle, but health will be the most important thing for this group. Enokk Vimahi and Tegra Tshabola are likely the 6th and 7th men for this line, so expect seeing those two on the field when the Buckeyes get into their Jumbo package. Defensive End Jaylahn Tuimoloau Caden Curry Mitchell Melton Defensive End Jack Sawyer Kenyatta Jackson Jr. Omari Abor The output at the defensive end position should be greatly improved this year. Javontae Jean-Baptiste ate up a lot of meaningful snaps last season, and simply wasn't the caliber of player Ohio State needs on the edge. With big springs from Sawyer, Curry, Jackson Jr, and Abor, look for the Buckeyes to have no issue with depth behind Tuimoloau as he makes the leap into being the leader of the room. Defensive Tackle Ty Hamilton Hero Kanu Tywone Malone Defensive Tackle Mike Hall Tyleik Williams Kayden McDonald Depth at defensive tackle was a major concern heading into this offseason, but a big spring from Hero Kanu, and the addition of Tywone Malone in the portal have been huge. There will be no veteran log-jam this year, as Taron Vincent and Jarron Cage are off to the next stage of their career, and the Buckeyes look to have impactful playmakers at every level of the rotation that Larry Johnson loves to implement. Linebacker (Mike) Tommy Eichenberg Cody Simon Gabe Powers Linebacker (Will) Steele Chambers CJ Hicks Reid Carrico It is always good to have a returning All-American and a 5-Star playmaker ready to break out in a room, and that is exactly what Ohio State has in the Linebacker room. Chambers and Eichenberg have secured their starting spots, but CJ Hicks will absolutely be on the field for a lot of snaps this fall. Mix in Cody Simon and Gabe Powers, and the Buckeyes will look to have their most productive LB unit since 2019. Cornerback Denzel Burke Jordan Hancock Ryan Turner Calvin Simpson-Hunt Cornerback Davison Igbinosun Jyaire Brown Jermaine Mathews Jr. An underwhelming 2022 for a room that was marred by injury led to an offseason of soul searching for the corners and Tim Walton. Denzel Burke had an incredible spring, and the addition of Freshman All-American, Davison Igbinosun, from Ole Miss have revitalized expectations in the room. A name to watch in fall camp will be Calvin Simpson-Hunt, who was a lockdown corner in Texas, and someone the coaches thought was the best in the country at his position. How quickly he gets acclimated in Columbus will be an interesting storyline to watch. Nickel Ja'Had Carter Cameron Martinez Cedrick Hawkins Free Safety Josh Proctor Kye Stokes Malik Hartford Strong Safety Sonny Styles Lathan Ransom Kourt Wiliams I should preface the safety preview with the fact that I do no think this lineup will roll out against Indiana, but when we look back on the season, this will be the order of snaps played. The ceiling of Styles and Carter is too high to keep off the field, and Martinez and Ransom can be elite depth pieces. Expect Kye Stokes to push Josh Proctor hard at the free safety position. The overall athleticism of this room and coverage ability should be much better than it was last year, and should allow Knowles to be aggressive in his calls, without fear of giving up a long touchdown.

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  • Football | The Victory Bell

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  • The Victory Bell | A Home For Ohio State Fans

    Brodie Thomas 31 minutes ago BOOM! 4⭐️ DT Kayden McDonald is a Buckeye! Kayden McDonald is a Buckeye! Jake Taylor 2 days ago Ohio State Availability Report 15 Buckeyes are unavailable for today's matchup against Penn State, and that list unfortunately includes Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who came... Brodie Thomas 3 days ago Victory Bell Week 9 Predictions The Victory Bell staff predicts college footballs best games of week 9 Jake Taylor 3 days ago Friday Morning Bell Take a bow. You've made it through another week. 48 hours of football awaits you when you get home. It doesn't get much better than that... Jake Taylor 5 days ago Wednesday Morning Bell Welcome into The Morning Bell. Grab your coffee, take a seat, and lets begin. Julian Fleming Returns Home A pleasant, and necessary,... Evan Hartmann 6 days ago Buckeyes in the NFL- Week 7 As we all know, the Buckeyes always have weapons all over their roster no matter what year you look at. But sometimes college talent... Jake Taylor 6 days ago Tuesday Morning Bell Welcome back into The Morning Bell. We are 4 days away from the biggest test of the season at Penn State. The Buckeyes are 9-1 in their... Jake Taylor Oct 23 Victory Bell Staff Poll: Week 9 With Week 8 seeing more unbeaten teams take their first loss of the season, we were reminded how difficult it is to win every week in... Jake Taylor Oct 23 Ohio State Remains At #2 In Both Polls After 54-10 Win Over Iowa After dismantling Iowa 54-10 on Saturday, Ohio State remains in the number 2 spot in both the coaches and the AP Poll. The top 6 in the... Evan Hartmann Oct 22 Ohio State's defense leads the Buckeyes to victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes Ohio State gets it done in Columbus with a 54-10 win over the Hawkeyes of Iowa. The defense played a huge part in today's victory for the... Jake Taylor Oct 22 Ohio State vs. Iowa: Bold Predictions Bold Predictions for Ohio State's matchup against Iowa Andrew Boszor Oct 22 2024 Northwest Ohio 4-star to take Unofficial Visit to Ohio State 2024 Colin White will be on an unofficial visit to Ohio State. Andrew Boszor Oct 21 Buckeye on Buckeye Crime in Minneapolis Two of the most successful NBA Buckeyes went head-to-head tonight. With 4 seconds left in the game, D'Angelo Russell snatched back on... Jordan Orr Oct 21 Ohio State vs Iowa General Information, Odds, Predictions, and ways to bet for Week 8. How to bet on the OSU vs Iowa game and win money. (Easy money) Jake Taylor Oct 21 Friday Morning Bell: October 21st Rise and shine bitches. The Morning Bell is back. Let's get into it. Ohio State Lands 2024 Commitment On Thursday, Justin Frye proved... Brodie Thomas Oct 20 Elite 4 Star OL Ian Moore Commits to Ohio State Elite 4 star and top 100 OL from Indiana commits to Ohio State. Brodie Thomas Oct 20 How the Buckeyes Began Day 1 of the NBA The Buckeyes have 7 alumni on active NBA rosters, however only 3 played as Tate, and E.J were injured while Branham and Washington were DNP Andrew Boszor Oct 19 NBA Buckeyes to Begin Season The ball has officially tipped in the NBA, and Ohio State Hoops has more representation now than ever. Brodie Thomas Oct 19 Can Syracuse Upset Clemson? Victory Bell CFB Week 8 Staff Picks College Football Week 8 predictions and preview from the Victory Bell staff Jordan Orr Oct 19 THE Greatest Player To Wear #2 In OSU Football History... Imagine for a second you're watching the Buckeyes torch Michigan State. You see #2 Emeka Egbuka catch a ball downfield for another... Andrew Boszor Oct 16 Ohio State Hoops Start Outside of the Top 25 in First 2023 Pomeroy Rankings How will Ohio State perform in 2022-23? Ken Pomeroy releases his first KenPom rankings. Predicts Ohio State's overall & Big Ten records. View All Posts Subscribe To Get Exclusive Updates Join our email list to get weekly newsletters free to your mailbox! Enter your email here Sign Up Thanks for submitting!

  • Buckeyes in the NBA | The Victory Bell

    #0 D'Angelo Russell Photo by David Berding/Getty Images ​ ​ ​ Current Team: Minnesota Timberwolves Born: Feb. 23, 1996 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky Height: 6'4" (193cm) Weight: 193 (88kg) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ D'Angelo Russell, also known as DLo, is the starting point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 6'4" guard from Louisville, Kentucky, enters his 9th year in the NBA. DLo was selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers after playing one season at the Ohio State University. After his rookie season, DLo was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team with the Lakers in 2016. He was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he began to make a name for himself. In his second year with the Nets, DLo turned into "the guy" for them as he led the team in scoring and was selected to his first All-Star game in 2019. In the 2019 off-season, the All-Star was moved via a sign and trade to the Golden State Warriors. Playing alongside one of the game's best and most decorated point guards, Stephen Curry caused DLo to move to a two-guard off-ball role for the first time in his career and averaged a career-best 23.6 points per game. At the 2020 trade deadline, a great opportunity came about where DLo could play with one of his childhood friends and play a leading role. The Minnesota Timberwolves made the trade and added many young star pieces around him over the years. DLo and his team have big expectations for this year. D'Angelo Russell is now playing his third year with the Timberwolves, the longest time he has spent with any team since entering the NBA. #11 Mike Conley Jr. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images ​ ​ ​ Current Team: Utah Jazz Born: Oct. 11, 1987 Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana Height: 6'1" (185cm) Weight: 175 (79kg) Mike Conley Jr. is the starting point guard for the Utah Jazz. The 6'1" guard from Indianapolis, Indiana enters his 16th season in the NBA. Conley was selected with the 4th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzles in the 2007 NBA Draft after just one season with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Conley spent 12 seasons with the Grizzles where he became the team's all-time leading scorer. The former McDonald's All-American made the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2013), is a 3x NBA Sportsmanship Award (2014, 2016, 2019), and NBA Teammate of the Year winner (2019) during his time with the Grizzles. He will go down as one of the best Grizzles of all time. Conley was traded to the Utah Jazz in 2019 where he became the lead point guard for one of the best teams in the NBA. After finishing the season with the best record in the NBA West, the Jazz failed to make any real run to the NBA finals which led them to disband their team this past off-season. Conley now leads a team of young guys as the Utah Jazz look to build for the future and could be in trade rumors as the season progresses. #8 Jae'Sean Tate Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images Current Team: Houston Rockets Born: Oct. 28, 1995 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Height: 6'5" (196cm) Weight: 230 (104kg) Jae'Sean Tate has taken the road that not many of traveled. His journey to the NBA is one of the most unique stories that you will find. Tate was not drafted and had little opportunity to prove to the NBA that he was worth a roster spot after his college career concluded at Ohio State. Tate began his career overseas with the Antwerp Giants, a professional basketball club based in Antwerp, Belgium. With a population of around 520,000, Antwerp is the largest city in Belgium. The Giants play their ball in the BNXT league which is the highest tear of Belgium basketball. After one successful season Tate transferred clubs and became a King. Tate knew that he had to get to a better ball club that would continue to challenge himself professionally. The Sydney Kinds were based in Sydney Australia and they play in the NBL. The Kings are a well-decorated ball club and sit third all-time in NBL championships with four. Tate began to gain more exposure and the competition was greater. After a season with the Kings, his coach Will Weaver joined the Houston Rockets as an assistant coach. Weaver decided to take his best player with him. That player was Jae"Sean Tate. As a 24-year-old rookie, Jae'Tate started his career with the Houston Rockets. Tate earned NBA All-Rookie First Team and continues to lead the Rockets with energy and passion for the game as he enters his third season with the club. #31 Keita Bates-Diop Picture by Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports ​ ​ ​ Current Team: San Antonio Spurs Born: Jan. 23, 1996 Hometown: Normal, Illinois Height: 6'8" (203cm) Weight: 229 (103kg) Keita Bates-Diop often referred to as KBD is a forward/wing for the San Antonio Spurs. The 6'8" 5th-year player came out of college as the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2018 and was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the 48th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. During his time in the NBA, he spent two years with the Timberwolves, and a year with the Nuggets, and has found a home in San Antonio. The Spurs started him in 14 games of the 59 games that he played averaging 16.2 MPG. This year, he leads a talented young team with a Hall of Fame coach in Coach Gregg Popovich. #4 Duane Washington Jr. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images ​ ​ ​ Current Team: Phenix Suns Born: March 24, 2000 Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan Height: 6'3" (190cm) Weight: 210 (95kg) Duane Washington Jr. often referred to as DWiz is a two-way player for the Phenix Suns. The 6'3" guard is in his second year in the NBA. The Indiana Pacers signed Duane to a two-way deal before signing him to a multiple-year contract. The Pacers felt that they had the chance to add another star player to their roster which resulted in them cutting Duane after a phenomenal first year for the undrafted rookie. The Pacers lost out on Duane and did not sign the big-name free agent that they were hoping to sign. Duane was not on the market for long before he was scooped up by the Suns who are looking to make a run in the West. Duane could earn valuable time this year as a backup to one of the league's best guard duos in Chris Pual and Devin Booker. Expect Duane to light up the score when he enters the game. The former Buckeye shotmaker is not afraid of the big moments. #22 Malaki Branham Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images ​ ​ Current Team: San Antonio Spurs Born: May 12, 2003 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Height: 6'5" (196cm) Weight: 180 (82kg) Malaki Branham enters his rookie year with high expectations from the San Antonio Spurs. Malaki was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in his only season with the Buckeyes and was Ohio's Mr. Basketball coming out of high school. I would say that Malaki has proven that he is used to expectations and should have the benefit of the doubt to exceed them. In the NBA, everybody has the accolades that Malaki has had, I get that. Everybody is a big-time player. With the 20th pick in the 2022 draft, I believe the San Antonio Spurs selected the steal of the draft. The Spurs have an exciting young core, and Malaki is a major player in their rebuild and will get big minutes early in his career. #32 E.J. Liddell Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images ​ ​ ​ Current Team: New Orleans Pelicans Born: Dec. 18, 2000 Hometown: Belleville, Illinois Height: 6'7" (201cm) Weight: 240 (109kg) E.J. Liddell enters his first year rehabbing an injury that he sustained during the NBA Summer League. E.J. was selected by the New Orlean Pelicans with the 41st overall pick in the draft. The 6'7" versatile player entered the NBA as a 2x Mr. Basktball in Illinois, and an All-American selection out of college. Liddell's game developed into a smooth operation during his time at Ohio State. Leading the Buckeyes in scoring and setting the tone on the defensive end. Now that he is in the league, he has signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans even after sustaining the injury. 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