Beat Michigan.
Word of the Day: Loathe.

 GOLD PANTS JERSEYS. The soccer staff has been commemorating a Michigan win with Gold Pants for over 80 years. But as of late, we’re into beating that staff at all the things – not simply soccer.

Last yr, Chris Holtmann determined his staff wanted some comparable bling after a season sweep of the Wolverines, awarding Gold Jerseys to the staff. And with Michigan solely on the schedule as soon as this yr (until there is a postseason assembly), the Buckeyes have an opportunity to earn one other Gold Jersey on Sunday.

That sparked a dialogue concerning the custom of Ohio State’s soccer gamers incomes “gold pants” to have fun every win towards the Wolverines. Ideas for a basketball equal — a ball? a sneaker? — had been debated, and director of basketball operations David Egelhoff reached out to the soccer program for particulars on how theirs are made.

Then got here the following, and arguably largest query: How can the staff earn them in a sport with the potential for a number of matchups in a single season? With a 20-game Big Ten schedule, there’s the actual chance that groups may meet twice in a season, in addition to within the convention match.

“I wouldn’t be thrilled to get a (gold) jersey if I went 1-2 towards Michigan,” Egelhoff mentioned. “I am going, ‘Fellas, we gotta sweep ‘em. You can’t have a loss towards Michigan and get a gold jersey.’ ”

And for these wanting an image of the products, Clay Hall was form sufficient to share Ohio State’s photograph with everyone on The Bird App:

[email protected] means enterprise. Now the reward for sweeping Michigan in any given season. @OhioStateHoops photograph courtesy: OSU

— Clay Hall (@claywsyx6) February 18, 2021

I like this, and it truly makes a Gold Jersey an much more elusive prize than Gold Pants. For one, these video games will probably be tougher (Michigan *is* a basketball college, in spite of everything), and there will probably be extra of them. There’s an opportunity the Buckeyes must beat the Wolverines two, three, and even 4 occasions to get this jewellery.

I suppose Ohio State soccer may technically have this challenge sooner or later too if the Buckeyes beat Michigan within the common season after which occur to fulfill them once more within the College Football Playhahahahahhahahahahaha by no means thoughts.

 “THE GREATEST 45 MINUTES IN SPORTS.” The listing of legendary Buckeye athletes is prolonged. But honestly, wants solely be one identify, as a result of Jesse Owens is in a category by himself.

A yr earlier than Jesse Owens received Gold in Berlin, he set three world information and tied a fourth on the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor for @OhioStAthletics.It was dubbed “The Greatest 45 Minutes in Sports”.Owens is a member of the #B1Gimpact Pioneers Class of 2021:

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 18, 2021

Four world information in very completely different occasions in below 45 minutes. That’s a mark no one will ever come near touching ever once more.

 TWO-SPORT STAR? I could not inform you the final time Ohio State had a authentic soccer/basketball two-sport begin, nevertheless it positive hasn’t occurred in my reminiscence, or within the recollections of any of my a lot older coworkers (sorry guys, nevertheless it’s the reality).

But it appears to be like like this fellow could have an opportunity to tug off the comparatively unprecedented feat.

Blessed to obtain a twin sport scholarship to the college of Ohio state Go Buckeyes !! @DemetricDWarren @Mansell247 @kentuckyvb_13 @Rivals @OhioStateFB @OhioStAthletics

— Lebbeus Thomas Overton (@LebbeusO) February 18, 2021

The skeptic in me would usually see this as an affordable recruiting pitch to the No. 1 soccer participant within the nation, however I truthfully suppose it is legit for just a few causes.

For starters, Ohio State does not actually need to play video games to land elite soccer gamers, particularly on the defensive position. And they do not, and by no means actually have. Terrelle Pryor did not get a basketball scholarship supply again in 2008, and J.T. Tuimoloau does not have one this yr, and neither of these guys is a nasty basketball participant.

Second, he is a teammate of 2022 Ohio State guard commit Bruce Thornton, so there’s an precise hoops connection there, it isn’t only a random supply. Then once more, his scholarship can be with the soccer staff and he’d principally be a free participant for the basketball staff, so it isn’t like there’s an enormous danger concerned, both method.

In any case, he is within the class of 2023 and I strive to not spend an excessive amount of of my vitality enthusiastic about highschool sophomores. That’s Zack’s division.

I’ll simply get again to flaming Michigan on-line.

 OKLAHOMA, BUT SHITTIER. It would appear that Michigan’s making an attempt to make a run at Oklahoma’s “Transfer QBU” crown. But sadly, the Wolverines solely appear centered on the “switch” half.

All however 1 of Michigan’s beginning QBs (McNamara) have both transferred IN or OUT throughout Jim Harbaugh period:Rudock — IN (Iowa)Speight — OUT (UCLA)O’Korn — IN (Houston)Peters — OUT (Illinois)Patterson — IN (Ole Miss)Milton — OUT (???)McCaffrey additionally left (N. Colorado)

— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) February 18, 2021

Joe Milton can be the third QB to start out at Michigan below Jim Harbaugh and later switch, becoming a member of Wilton Speight and Brandon Peters.Ohio State has had 1 such QB switch within the final 50 years (Austin Moherman in 1999).

— Jason Starrett (@starrettjason) February 18, 2021

I’d say the switch portal has been considerably kinder to Ohio State these previous few years. I suppose we’re simply fortunate.

 SONG OF THE DAY. “We Don’t Give a Damn For the Whole State of Michigan.” by The Best Damn Band within the Land.

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