Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) attempts to get open during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternA week after going on the road to face the No. 1 team in the nation, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is traveling again, this time to Madison, Wis., to face No. 9-ranked Wisconsin.The Buckeyes (11-8-1, 1-4-1) fell in both games against top-ranked Minnesota last weekend, while the Badgers (13-6-1, 4-2-0-0), are coming off two wins against No. 14 Michigan Jan. 10 and 11.Freshman goalie Matt Tomkins, who made 26 saves in Friday night’s loss, said the way the Buckeyes competed against a team like Minnesota demonstrates just how small the gap between success and failure is in the Big Ten.“It shows how close the league is as a whole, and how close we are to being one of the top teams in the nation,” Tomkins said. “We just need to focus on the little things to put us that much higher up in the standings.”Like his teammate Tomkins, sophomore forward Anthony Greco said the key thing the Buckeyes must do in order to overcome the Badgers this weekend is look within themselves.“Our focus is really on us, and what we need to do better,” Greco said. “We’ve got to play as best we can and hopefully get two wins out of it.”The Badgers — much like the Gophers — are an elite team. They enter this weekend having lost only once at home in 14 games and averaging 3.55 goals per game, tied with the Buckeyes for second in the Big Ten.The two games against the Badgers this weekend will hold some added significance for OSU head coach and Wisconsin alumnus Steve Rohlik as he returns to the school where he won a national championship as a player. But despite Madison being “a special place” for him, Rohlik said his only focus is preparing his team to play a Badgers squad that has multiple strengths.“They’re as well coached as any team in college hockey. They stick to their systems and they’re very disciplined,” Rohlik said. “You’ve got to earn every inch on the ice against these guys.”After the disappointment of last weekend, Tomkins said getting positive results in Wisconsin would be “huge” for the Buckeyes, but he knows they’ll have to pass a demanding test to achieve that goal.“We’re expecting a hard-nosed, skilled, and fast team,” Tomkins said. “They’re ranked pretty highly for a reason, so we’ve got to come ready to play.”Puck drop for this weekend is set for 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer, throws a pitch. OSU won against Toledo, 7-2, April 2.Credit: Elliot Schall / Lantern photographerOhio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this week.According to the National Cancer Institute, acute myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.“I met with Zach this morning and he is in good spirits in the company of family, friends and teammates,” OSU baseball coach Greg Beals said in a released statement Thursday. “Zach is strong, and otherwise healthy, and is a great candidate to beat this diagnosis.”Farmer is set to begin a treatment process Monday at the Wexner Medical Center James Comprehensive Cancer Center. He and his family found out about the illness earlier this week, and the rest of the team was notified Tuesday before its trip to Louisville, Ky., for a game against Louisville Wednesday.OSU lost that game, 7-3.Farmer appeared in 10 games this season for the Buckeyes and had a 6-4 record to go along with a 3.28 ERA. He was second to senior pitcher Greg Greve with nine starts this season, while Greve has made 11 starts.“The team as a whole is obviously concerned about their brother, but we will forge on in our mission,” Beals said.OSU (25-20, 6-9) is scheduled to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (25-15, 7-8) Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m.
OSU junior defensive lineman Noah Spence walks out of the team’s fall camp hotel, the Hyatt Place Columbus on Yard Strett, Aug. 7.Credit: Tim Moody / Sports editorWhen news broke that Ohio State junior defensive lineman Noah Spence had failed his second drug test, some believed he had made his last appearance in a scarlet and gray uniform.While that could still be the case, coach Urban Meyer doesn’t seem ready to give up on the Pennsylvania native just yet.“I’ve been criticized for many years about (how) I treat these guys like they’re my kid, and I’m not a big fan of dismissal,” Meyer said Monday. “I just don’t do that very often. It’s gotta be a severe one (situation), where you’re hurting someone else.”Spence, who was a first team All-Big Ten selection by the media in 2013, was suspended for three games in January for testing positive for ecstasy. After sitting out the 2014 Orange Bowl, Spence also sat out the first two games of this season.The defensive lineman was set to return for the Buckeyes’ third game of the season against Kent State, however, until the news of a second failed drug test surfaced less than 24 hours before the game. The failed test resulted in another violation of OSU and Big Ten rules, leaving Spence sidelined indefinitely.Meyer said along with his staff, he’s trying to do what’s best for Spence.“We’re doing our very best to (see) what the future holds for Noah, I have no idea, but to throw him to the street, I didn’t feel like that was appropriate just yet,” Meyer said. “And we’re going to do the best we can to help a guy that was a academic All-Big Ten, good student, great family, that has a problem, and it’s our job to help him, and I don’t think you will ever see our staff ever do that, say you’re out, in that kind of situation.”Junior linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday that he and the rest of his team are trying to support Spence as much as possible.“This is a time where you gotta surround him with people who care,” Perry said. “You can’t abandon him. I think that guys on our team understand that he is dealing with a really tough thing in his life. To be around him, I think, has made a difference.”While Meyer acknowledged that Spence is no longer practicing with the team, Perry said members of the team have made a concerted effort to keep Spence a part of the Buckeyes.“Guys will go out of their way to say hi to him or visit him at his apartment,” Perry said. “I think it is the right thing to do and you got a group of guys, especially on our defense, who care a lot about him. We want to be there to help him.”The Buckeyes’ next game — with or without Spence — is scheduled for Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
Then-junior Braxton Miller carries the ball during the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3, 2014 in Miami. Clemson beat OSU 40-35. Credit: Lantern File PhotoWith “Hell Week” — a week that included three two-a-day training sessions — in the past, the Ohio State football team can fully turn its attention to its Sept. 7 opener at Virginia Tech.The Buckeyes might have won the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, but as the Hokies proved to OSU in last year’s 35-21 loss in the home opener, any team has a lot of work to do to get into anything close to peak form.Coach Urban Meyer brought his team into fall camp this year with the goal of not only making it two for two in CFP titles, but finding that championship mode much closer to the entrance of the season.Here are five things to watch out for as OSU makes the shift from training camp to game practice.Monitoring health: It is unreasonable to think that any team could make it through high-intensity preseason training without some bumps and bruises, and the Buckeyes are no exception. While there have not yet been any injuries as costly as the season-ending shoulder injury then-senior quarterback Braxton Miller sustained shortly before last year’s opener, Meyer named several players on Saturday who have been recently held out of practice with ailments.Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Michael Hill (knee) Redshirt senior offensive lineman Joel Hale (calf)Redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot)Redshirt junior running back Bri’onte Dunn (foot)Senior defensive lineman Tommy Schutt (undisclosed)Senior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington (undisclosed)Redshirt senior quarterback/H-back Braxton Miller (hamstring)Freshman running back Mike Weber (meniscal tear)Shallow lines: When asked on Saturday about what the biggest areas of concern on the roster are for the Buckeyes, Meyer immediately gave two: backup offensive line and interior defensive line.While “The Slobs” of the offensive line were instrumental in OSU’s run to the title last year — and only Darryl Baldwin departing school and being replaced by redshirt senior Chase Farris at right tackle — the depth should one of the starting five go down is shaky. Sophomore Jamarco Jones played in 10 games as a true freshman last season and should be considered the sixth man, but the experience beyond him gives Meyer reason to pray for health.On the defensive line, the talent of the interior is a concern after the departure of Michael Bennett. Washington is a potential All-American and should do a lot of damage as a run stopper, but the other spot is still in question. Based off Meyer’s comments on Saturday, it appears that Schutt will get the start in the opener next to Washington, but despite Meyer raving about Schutt’s performance in camp, how much can the Buckeyes count on a player who has only made two starts and 17 tackles in three years of play?Room to improve: The Buckeyes may have a core group of potential award winners and All-Americans, but that doesn’t mean younger or less experienced players can’t use the fall camp to turn coaches’ heads and make a name to enter the rotation. On Saturday, Meyer named seven players who he considered the most improved and impressive in camp: Schutt, sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown, sophomore cornerback Gareon Conley, Farris, Dunn, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Sam Hubbard and sophomore defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes.Schutt, Conley and Farris are in line to become first-year starters, while Meyer said on Saturday that Hubbard is expected to start in place of the suspended junior defensive end Joey Bosa against Virginia Tech. Starting early: It is very easy to remember OSU coming up flat in their home opener loss to Virginia Tech last year. But the week before, in the season opener at Navy, the Buckeyes weren’t much more impressive. OSU trailed 7-6 at the half but settled in enough to shakily beat the Midshipmen 34-17.Now, Meyer is moving the early focus from conditioning to game planning in order to avoid similar early-season rust.“We actually started a little bit earlier, obviously we open up with them and we have a lot of respect for who they are, and they beat us,” Meyer said about Virginia Tech. “So we’ve been working on them a little bit, but it’s going to be in our style, over half our practice will be devoted to Virginia Tech now.”The other starting battle: The battle for the starting quarterback between redshirt junior Cardale Jones and redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett has been the talk of OSU and much of the nation for several months. But now, with that battle still ongoing, a second one-on-one fight for a starting spot has opened up.Sophomore Sean Nuernberger and redshirt senior Jack Willoughby have been duking it out to try to land the starting kicker spot. Willoughby transferred to OSU from Duke in June and is expected to be used for kickoffs, but Meyer said he has entered the field goal discussion as well. According to Meyer, Willoughby turned heads in practice by hitting consecutive 60-yard field goals. Nuernberger hit 13 of 20 field goals last season and a perfect 89 of 89 extra points, while Willoughby was only used as a kickoff specialist at Duke behind all-American Ross Martin.
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