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March 5, 2005 - 1:23am
5 years 11 weeks ago
It runs in his blood.

Rosecrans senior Johnny Bills signed a letter of intent with Ohio Dominican University Friday. The 5-11, 185 running back joins the 2nd-year football program - 2004 was the Panthers' inaugural season - as an athlete.

"I think I'll play running back," Bills said. "I'm just excited to be coached at the next level."

Bills chose ODU over Wittenberg, who has expressed interest in Rosecrans QB Scott Moyer.

Bills becomes the third...
March 5, 2005 - 1:08am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Arizona State athletics director Gene Smith will assume the same duties at Ohio State, the AP reported Friday.

Smith, a Bedford native, will be introduced at a news conference 2 p.m. Sat.

Smith replaces Andy Geiger, who retired earlier this year effective June 30. The 49-year-old Smith won a football national championship at Notre Dame in 1973 before becoming the athletics director at three universities: E. Michigan (1985-1993), Iowa State (1993-2000), and Arizona State (...
February 28, 2005 - 6:15pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
All hail the new president.

Muskingum Basketball coach Dr. Jim Burson announced his retirement Monday, effective August 2006, after 38 years as the Muskies head coach

Burson will not coach Muskingum next season. Instead, he is taking a sabbatical for the 2005-06 season so he can become president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That becomes effective this April at the D-I men's final four.

Burson leaves Muskingum after 38 seasons and a .565...
February 28, 2005 - 12:52am
5 years 11 weeks ago
John Havlicek stopped by Value City Arena during the Ohio State-Wisconsin game, and the one-of-a-kind player was honored in a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony.

Havlicek's #5 jersey came unfurled from the rooftop of Schottenstein Center, joining 4 others, including one of Havlicek's Ohio State teammates, Jerry Lucas.

Havlicek went to 3 straight national championship games as a Buckeye (1960-62), winning one. He went on to win 8 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics. Havlicek was...
February 28, 2005 - 12:45am
5 years 11 weeks ago
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#20 Wisconsin 64
Ohio St. 56

-John Havlicek and Mike Vrabel watch as the Buckeyes start slowly, letting the Badgers get a double-digit lead for most of the game. Wisconsin nails over 85% of its 3-point attempts in the 1st half. Terence Dials scores 20 points on 8-10 shooting. He also becomes the 42nd Buckeye to score at least 1000 career points.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#4 Ohio St. (27-3, 14-2) 69
#...
February 20, 2005 - 1:14am
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Dave Everson added another wrinkle to Blue Devil football.

Zanesville High School put on a coaches clinic featuring some of the nation's brightest minds.

Plenty of the guest speakers had some sort of local ties. Zanesville-grad Mark Dantonio sent two of his University of Cincinnati assistants to speak. Newark Catholic-grad Shane Montgomery took time out from his duties as Miami of Ohio's head coach. Noah Joseph (ZHS '95) spoke about zone blitzes. He's currently an...
February 20, 2005 - 1:07am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Turns out, not even an upcoming NFL scouting combine can stop the Buckeyes from making public appearances.

Dustin Fox stopped by West Muskingum High School and spoke about his Buckeye experiences. He mentioned some of his more thrilling moments as a three-year starting cornerback. Fox also thanked Mark Dantonio for giving him that first opportunity to start a game.

Fox and other Buckeyes who have used up their eligibility are currently training for the NFL combine, which...
February 19, 2005 - 12:45am
5 years 11 weeks ago
Ohio State suspended forward Matt Sylvester for Saturday's game with Minnesota. The reason: unsportsmanlike behavior toward a fan during Ohio State's loss at Michigan State last week. Sylvester averages 7 ppg off the bench for the Buckeyes.
February 14, 2005 - 7:59pm
5 years 11 weeks ago
How quickly it can shift from the best of times to the worst of times.

Ridgewood football coach Kevin Foster has been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl, according to Coshocton County Municipal Court Records.

A warrant was issued for Foster's arrest Monday but the 34-year-old turned himself in, according to Foster's attorney, Mark Stubbins. Foster posted $500 bond and was released.

"We deny all of the allegations and my client maintains his innocence,"...
February 8, 2005 - 12:59am
5 years 11 weeks ago
It would be a comeback that might make Terrell Owens proud.

Rosecrans senior point guard Scott Moyer tore ligaments in his ankle Friday night and is doubtful to play in any of the Bishops' remaining three regular season games, Rosecrans head coach Todd Rock said.

Moyer, who leads the Bishops in scoring (15.9) and 3-point shooting (47%), visited a doctor Sunday to find out the extent of the injury, Rock said. Moyer is wearing a protective boot to heal his severely-sprained...
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