Cincinnati plucked Dan O'Brien away from Texas to be the Reds new General Manager. O'Brien was an assistant GM with the Rangers. He replaces Jim Bowden, who was fired in July after 10.5 years as the Reds GM.
The Ohio Athletic Conference named Muskingum DB Ryan Spicer its defensive player of the week Monday. Spicer scored two touchdowns in its 20-12 victory against Otterbein Saturday. He returned a blocked field goal 77 yards for the first score. Then Spicer intercepted a pass and took it 40 yards to ice the win for the Muskies.
OSU head coach Jim Tressel suspended LB Robert Reynolds one-game for grabbing the neck of Wisconsin QB Jim Sorgi Saturday. Reynolds called Sorgi and Badgers coach Barry Alvarez this weekend to apologize. Tressel called this an isolated incident for Reynolds, but said an apology was not enough. Reynolds will sit out Ohio State's game with #9 Iowa this weekend.
The Guernsey County prosecutors office says a common pleas judge found Steve Warden guilty on three counts of sexual battery. Warden, a former head football coach at Meadowbrook and an assistant at Shenandoah earlier this year, pleaded no contest. He faces 1 to 5 years in prison for each count of sexual battery. Sentencing is scheduled for November 21st.
The prosecutors office says the three separate incidents involve the same girl from the Rolling Hills school district.
OAC Men's Soccer ----------------- Muskingum's Zach Zealer is the co-recipient. The freshman scored four goals in a game last week. He became only the fourth Muskie ever to tally four goals in a single game.
MAC Football ------------- Ohio's Dennis Chukwuemeka takes the East Division defensive player of the week award. The junior LB registered 11 tackles and a sack in OU's loss at Northern Illinois Saturday. Chukwuemeka won the league honor earlier this...
The Blue Jackets signed 18-year-old Dan Fritsche to a multi-year contract Monday. Terms not disclosed. Columbus selected Fritsche, a center, in the second round of June's Entry Draft. Fritsche played junior hockey in Canada last year. He's a Parma, Ohio native and the first Ohio-born player to be drafted by the Blue Jackets.