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March 18, 2005 - 12:13am
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Ohio announced men's basketball coach Tim O'Shea received a two year contract extension keeping him in Athens through the 2009-2010 season.

Ohio makes its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 11 years Friday. The Bobcats play the SEC tournament champion Florida Gators in Nashville, TN.
March 16, 2005 - 12:02am
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Rosecrans caps off its trip to the regional finals with several players and coach being honored.

Todd Rock shares District Coach of the Year honors with 2 others. Scott Moyer makes the 1st team.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Ridgley gets named special mention and Joe Dalton to honorable mention.

Co-Coach of the Year: Todd Rock (Rosecrans)
1st team: Scott Moyer (Rosecrans)
Special Mention: Jeremy Ridgley (Rosecrans)
Hon. Mention: Joe...
March 13, 2005 - 12:39am
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Division II Regional Final @ Ohio University
Linden Mckinley (11-14) 64
Zanesville (14-11) 60

The Blue Devils are ousted from tournament play one game short of the Final Four. It would have been Zanesville's first trip to the State Tournament since 1997.

Tied at the 25 at the half and at 48 with 3:30 left to play in the game, Zanesville can't hold on.

Sam Payne dropped in a...
March 12, 2005 - 12:48am
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DIV Regional Final @ Canton Fieldhouse

Lutheran East 79
#5 Rosecrans 75

The Bishops fall one game short of the State Tournament, ending the season at 22-3.

Rosecrans lead into the 4th quarter, but cannot stop the scoring tandem of Sam and and Jon Liggins. The brothers scored a combined 55 points with Jon tossing in 34 and Sam adding 21.

Senior Scott Moyer poured in 27 points behind six...
March 6, 2005 - 2:16am
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Ohio State welcomed a native of the Buckeye State into the Buckeye family on Saturday.

Gene Smith will take over as Ohio State's Athletic Director from Andy Geiger on April 15. In the process, he'll become the school's 8th A.D.

Smith was born and raised near Cleveland. He then played football at Notre Dame, where he later spent time as an assistant coach. Smith's been Arizona State's Athletic Director for the last 5 years. The Sun Devils rank #1 in the Pac-10 and...
March 6, 2005 - 1:56am
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Buckeye faithful in Zanesville got a special treat from WHIZ.

The station helped to put on an autograph signing session on Saturday featuring 3 Buckeyes from Ohio State's 2002 football national championship team.

S Mike Doss (Ind. Colts), TE Ben Hartsock (Ind. Colts), and QB Craig Krenzel (Chi. Bears) came to Colony Square Mall, signing autographs for what seemed like an endless line of Ohio State fans from 11am-1pm.

Several graduates from this year's football...
March 5, 2005 - 1:23am
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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