Carlos Locklyn Joins Ohio State Buckeyes as Running Backs Coach for 2024 Season

Columbus, OH — The Buckeye Nation is excited as Carlos Locklyn steps into the running’s back coach position at Ohio Stadium. The seasoned coach is set to make waves with the Buckeye football team armed with a wealth of experience and a passion for player development.

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From Hilltoppers to Buckeyes

Locklyn’s journey to the Buckeyes began at Western Kentucky, where he orchestrated an offensive plan that left opponents trying to figure out how the stop their run game. As the Hilltoppers’ running backs coach, he played a pivotal role in their historic run to the Conference USA Championship Game. The offense their averaged 44.2 points per game, leaving defensive coordinators guessing.

But Locklyn isn’t just about Xs and Os. He’s a maestro in the art of recruiting. His stint at Florida State as the director of high school relations showcased his prowess in building bridges with young talent. The Seminoles’ 2020 recruiting class? A solid No. 20 nationally, according to Rivals. Not too shabby, Coach!

Taming Tigers and High School Heroics

Before the college ranks, Locklyn cut his teeth at Memphis. From weight room assistant to offensive analyst, he climbed the ladder, eventually becoming the Tigers’ director of high school relations. In 2019, Memphis danced its way to the AAC West title and clinched the American Championship. The Cotton Bowl against Penn State? Yep, they were there, fueled by Locklyn’s dedication.

And let’s rewind further. Back in Memphis, Locklyn was the offensive coordinator at four local high schools. His magic wand transformed their scoring offenses, propelling them into the Tennessee state playoffs. Imagine the locker room speeches—equal parts motivation and southern charm.

Buckeye Impact and Family Ties

Now, as he dons the scarlet and gray, Locklyn faces a new challenge. Ohio State’s running back room boasts stars like TreVeyon Henderson and Quinshon Judkins. His task? Nurture their talent, fine-tune their footwork, and unleash them on unsuspecting defenses. Buckeye fans are already dreaming of end zone dances set to Carmen Ohio.

Off the field, Locklyn’s family—wife Victoria, twins Donovan and Dorian—adds warmth to the chilly Ohio winters. They’re all in, ready to embrace the Buckeye culture.

So, next time you’re at an Ohio State football game, keep an eye out for Coach Carlos Locklyn. He’s the one with a playbook in his hand and a heart full of Buckeye pride. Welcome home, Coach!

The Ohio State Women’s Basketball Team Are Big Ten Regular Season Champions

The Ohio State women’s 2024 basketball team has secured the Big Ten regular season championship, finishing a season marked by resilience and dominance. This title is the program’s first outright regular season championship since 2010. They pulled it off and are now the Big Ten champs! It’s like, totally official. If you thought this team was done serving up awesome basketball moments, well, you were wrong.

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A Season of Resilience

This achievement follows a challenging journey characterized by close contests, clutch moments, and unexpected turns. However, Head Coach Kevin McGuff’s team persevered, leaving their opponents behind and etching their names in program history.

Jacy Sheldon: A Leading Force

Jacy Sheldon was straight-up fire this season. She was dropping three-pointers like it was nothing, and her moves left defenders in the dust. Her 22-point game against Michigan basically sealed the deal for the championship – total legend status.

Undefeated in the New Year

The new year brought a whole new level for the Buckeyes. They’ve been absolutely crushing it since January, winning 15 games straight! Talk about momentum. Their last loss was way back in December, and they haven’t looked back since.

Securing the Title

With the regular season concluding, the Buckeyes have established an unassailable lead in the Big Ten conference standings. Their victory effectively shuts the door on any remaining challengers, leaving rivals like Iowa and Indiana to witness their triumph. This accomplishment is met with resounding cheers and the iconic “O-H-I-O!” chant echoing within the Schottenstein Center.

National Recognition

Their awesome play didn’t go unnoticed. They’re killing it with a 25-3 record and a sweet spot at number two in the AP Poll. The whole country’s got their eyes on Columbus right now, and the Buckeyes are ready to shine.

Looking Forward

The quest for glory continues as the Buckeyes set their sights on the postseason. Their ambition extends beyond the conference championship, as they strive for a deep run in the NCAA tournament. The basketball world should brace itself for the arrival of a hungry and determined Ohio State team, poised to make a significant mark in March Madness.

A Toast to the Champions

Here’s to the Ohio State women’s basketball team – a bunch of total badasses who just showed everyone what they’ve got. They broke records, made history, and never stopped fighting. Let’s hope they keep those sneakers squeaking and those shots falling!

Ohio State Has 2nd Game Cancelled of the Season Today

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Ohio State has found it necessary to cancel their game today against the Fighting Illini as a number of players and staff tested positive for Covid-19 including head coach Ryan Day. A number of players tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday but the team was moving forward with Thanksgiving day practices, hoping to still play. When Ryan Day also tested positive during a new round of PCR tests on Friday and Larry Johnson was named interim head coach, fans become really nervous. And later that day the Buckeyes cancelled the game.

Big Ten Championship In Question

This is the second game of the season the team (now 4-0) has not played as Maryland cancelled an earlier game. In a traditional season, this would have been Michigan game weekend and the final game of the season. After the late start, the team is playing a shortened season with two games remaining, Michigan State and Michigan. After the final game of the regular season there will be a Big 10 championship match in Indianapolis but Ohio State might not be eligible if they do not play six games in total.

Virus Affects Us All

The virus is hitting many hard with loss of jobs, loss of loved ones, illness, loss of business, and loss of regular life events like Big 10 football and championship runs. Hopefully the Buckeyes will quickly recover and be able to complete their season and support the work they have done so far with games in the league title game and national title playoffs.

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Ohio State Buckeyes Men’s Basketball Season

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It won’t be long before the talented Ohio State Buckeyes team makes another go at it, this time against Purdue Fort Wayne. There are a lot of returning players and the biggest name is Junior Center Kaleb Wesson. He actually threw his name into the NBA draft last year but decided to return for another year. Last year, he averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds. The only scholarship senior with the basketball club is Kaleb’s older brother Andre who is a premiere force on the defensive end. Since he is the only senior on the team, he is expected to be a leader for the team. The freshmen and sophomores will certainly hear a lot from him as the league goes along. Walk-on Danny Hummer is also returning as a red-shirt Senior for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State Returning Starters

Two more starters are also returning in Forward Kyle Young and Guard Luther Muhammad. Muhammad is poised for a breakout year after his production took a dip last year with a shoulder injury. He is expected to bounce back this year after he noticeably put a lot of work in before the season started.

Buckeye Freshman Class

The freshmen class is pretty deep with Center Ibrahima Diallo, Forward Alonzo Gaffney, Forward E.J Liddell and Guard DJ Carton. All these players are expected to contribute right away. In fact, Wesson, Carton and Liddell are known to be called State Mr. Basketball in the past so they are expected to play a lot of minutes this year. We’ve already seen Carton play a significant amount of time at Point Guard with Liddell coming in to relieve Kaleb Wesson when he needs a break.

OSU Coaches

Coach Chris Holtmann is entering his third season as coach of the Buckeyes and things turned out the way he hoped it would be in the past two years. He guided the team to the NCAA tournament the past two years and they are expected to do so again this year. Last year was a little rough after the loss of JaeSean Tate (Graduated) and Keita Bates-Diop (NBA). They finished 20-15 and 8-12 in the Big Ten conference.

One player who won’t be returning this year to the lineup of the Buckeyes is CJ Jackson but the Buckeyes already have pegged CJ Walker as his replacement at point guard. He missed the entire year with an injury but he figures to return this year better than ever.

Ohio State v Cincinnati

The Buckeyes lead Cincinnati all time in their head to head matchup and the first game of the season was no different for Ohio State. In fact, the Buckeyes won the last 3 games against the Bearcats so they were expected to be favored in the game. It was held in a different place this time around than prior years. And the Bearcats did not have too many players returning from last year. They had a lot of new faces coming in and were welcoming the challenge of facing the Buckeyes prior to the defeat. For the Cincinnati game, all eyes were on Jarron Cumberland and Buckeyes threw a lot of good defenders at him. Only time will tell if he will be able to be successful operating in the low post in later games this season.

In Ohio State’s exhibition games, the Buckeyes showed a lot of depth. They have a lot of players who can excel when they are needed. The game with Cincinnati was expected to go down the wire since the Bearcats don’t go down without a fight. Last year, the Buckeyes started the year with a 12-1 record but they suffered a few losses after that. With most of their good players returning, great things are expected to come.

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The 2019-2020 Buckeye Basketball Schedule:

Fri Nov 22
Ohio State Buckeyes
Purdue Fort Wayne
7:00 pm Columbus, Ohio BTN Plus

Mon Nov 25
Ohio State Buckeyes
Kent State
6:30 pm Columbus, Ohio (St. John Arena) BTN

Fri Nov 29
Ohio State Buckeyes
Morgan State
9:00 pm Columbus, Ohio BTN

Wed Dec 4
Ohio State Buckeyes
North Carolina
9:30 pm Chapel Hill, N.C. ESPN

Sat Dec 7
Ohio State Buckeyes
Penn State
12:00 pm Columbus, Ohio BTN

Sun Dec 15
Ohio State Buckeyes
Minnesota
6:30 pm Minneapolis, Minn. BTN

Tue Dec 17
Ohio State Buckeyes
Southeast Missouri State
7:00 pm Columbus, Ohio BTN

Sat Dec 21
Ohio State Buckeyes
Kentucky
5:15 pm Las Vegas, Nev. (T-Mobile Arena) CBS

Sun Dec 29
Ohio State Buckeyes
West Virginia
12:00 pm Cleveland, Ohio (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse) FS1

Fri Jan 3
Ohio State Buckeyes
Wisconsin
7:00 pm Columbus, Ohio FS1

Tue Jan 7
Ohio State Buckeyes
Maryland
7:00 pm College Park, Md. ESPN/ESPN2

Sat Jan 11
Ohio State Buckeyes
Indiana
12:00 pm Bloomington, Ind. FOX

Tue Jan 14
Ohio State Buckeyes
Nebraska
6:30 pm Columbus, Ohio FS1

Sat Jan 18
Ohio State Buckeyes
Penn State
12:00 pm University Park, Pa. ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU

Thu Jan 23
Ohio State Buckeyes
Minnesota
6:30 pm Columbus, Ohio FS1

Sun Jan 26
Ohio State Buckeyes
Northwestern
6:30 pm Evanston, Ill. BTN

Sat Feb 1
Ohio State Buckeyes
Indiana
12:00 pm Columbus, Ohio ESPN/ESPN2

Tue Feb 4
Ohio State Buckeyes
Michigan
7:00 pm Ann Arbor, Mich. ESPN/ESPN2

Sun Feb 9
Ohio State Buckeyes
Wisconsin
1:00 pm Madison, Wis. CBS

Wed Feb 12
Ohio State Buckeyes
Rutgers
7:00 pm Columbus, Ohio BTN

Sat Feb 15
Ohio State Buckeyes
Purdue
12:00 pm Columbus, Ohio FOX

Thu Feb 20
Ohio State Buckeyes
Iowa
7:00 pm Iowa City, Iowa ESPN/ESPN2

Sun Feb 23
Ohio State Buckeyes
Maryland
4:00 pm Columbus, Ohio CBS

Thu Feb 27
Ohio State Buckeyes
Nebraska
9:00 pm Lincoln, Neb. ESPN/ESPN2

Sun Mar 1
Ohio State Buckeyes
Michigan
4:00 pm Columbus, Ohio CBS

Thu Mar 5
Ohio State Buckeyes
Illinois
7:00 pm Columbus, Ohio ESPN/ESPN2

Sun Mar 8
Ohio State Buckeyes
Michigan State
4:30 pm East Lansing, Mich. CBS

The Buckeyes Are Ready for the New Season

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The Buckeyes basketball schedule has been released. Starting November 9th, the Buckeyes shall play five teams twice. One game shall be on home turf and the second one would be away. They shall also be playing 8 teams once. The full 31 game schedule is available online

The Buckeyes represent the university in NCAA Division I College Basketball competition. Way back in 1898 is when the Basketball team was formed and since winning their first National Championship in 1960, they’ve made a total of 21 appearances in the NCAA tournaments.

Ohio state boats of basketball greats such as Larry Siegfried, Jessica Davenport, Fred Taylor and Frank Howard among its alumni.

Are you ready?

Thad Matta, the head coach, replaced Jim O’Brien in 2004 and has had a successful run as coach in the past 11 years. Under his guidance, the Buckeyes have won 20+ games in 9 seasons. The team has also made it to the Final Four twice, Sweet Sixteen four times and received a berth at the NCAA tournaments a total of 6 times all thanks to Matta.

The arch rivals of the team are the Michigan Wolverines & Ohio State University holds a 83-70 series lead over them.

The Buckeyes play all their home games in the 19,200 seater Jerome Schottenstein Center which was renovated in 2013. Last season saw the Buckeye’s lose the semi-finals , the team is hoping to fare well this season.

What’s there to complain about?

After the current seasons’ schedule was announced, some fans complained about the schedule strength because of 3 new additions to the states’ non-conference basketball schedule.

The Women’s’ team holds ground too

The Ohio State University’s women’s basketball team also has a notable presence in the Athletics department. With 20 NCAA appearances & 12 (mostly conference) Big Ten titles under their belt, they represented Ohio State in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I women’s basketball season.

The team however, did not make it past the semi-finals & lost to Iowa.

Did Daequan Cook have a Better Season last Year?

Did Daequan Cook have a Better Season last Year?

So the NBA is about potential and not necessarily college performance.

    Daequan Cook came to Columbus out of Dayton Dunbar as one of the highest rated players in many years and brought with him his two AAU teammates Mike Conley Jr and Greg Oden. This class made possible by the new NBA eligibility rules of having to be in college one year, was a blessing to Ohio State coach Thad Matta as it assisted his staff in putting together two more excellent recruiting classes to follow.

    Cook’s freshman season started out fine but he struggled half the way through and found himself on the bench as Ron Lewis and David Lighty picked up more minutes for the Buckeyes. While Cook had his difficulties, Ohio State continued to role over opponents with Conley and Oden dominating teams all season long. The Buckeyes found themselves in the NCAA Championship after continued strong performances from Jamar Butler, Ron Lewis, Greg Oden, and Mike Conley. They didn’t win the championship game but they got enough attention to land Oden, Conley, and surprisingly Cook in the first round of the NBA draft.

    So the NBA is about potential and not necessarily college performance. Cook would have been drafted out of high school if it was allowed and teams had no problem picking him up after a so-so year at Ohio State. Fast forward to March of 2008 and the Miami Heat, the team that signed Cook, are horrible and Cook has been bounced down to the development league and brought back to the Heat cause the Heat need bodies to not forfeit games. That’s right, Miami brought back Cook and Joel Anthony from the Development League because on Friday night they almost had to forfeit a game unable to meet the NBA’s required eight man roster.

    On Friday night, Dwyane Wade and Earl Barron were both out with sore knees. Daequan Cook and Joel Anthony were still in the NBA Development League. Alonzo Mourning and Dorell Wright have had season-ending knee surgeries. Alexander Johnson was serving a suspension for a flagrant foul. And Smush Parker is on disciplinary leave. What a mess! Miami is 11-50 and 5th in the Southeast. Cook is averaging 7.1 points a game, 2.4 rebounds a game, and 1.1 assists a game. Rookies do struggle but some rookies do not, see Mike Conley Jr. Did Daequan Cook have a better season last year? He did by far. Can he still make it in the NBA? All of Buckeye nation hopes he’ll pull it together and have a long career instead of languishing on a bad team and being bounced between the Development League and the NBA as his first season has come to be.