Act Now To Get Bucknuts, Recruiting Yearbook

The November edition of Bucknuts The Magazine, devoted to the OSU cheerleaders, will also include a 64-page insert with The Insiders Recruiting Yearbook. But you need to subscribe by 5 p.m. Eastern Friday to get on the mailing list for this special issue. We also have information on the October issue, on newsstands now.

We are sending the November edition of Bucknuts The Magazine to the printer this week. However, you need to act NOW to get on the mailing list for this special issue.

The November edition will be our third annual Cheerleader edition. Plus, The Insiders network will stitch inside its 64-page Recruiting Yearbook. The total package is 144 pages, and you can have it all.

But you must initiate a subscription to Bucknuts The Magazine by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday.

You can subscribe to the magazine for one year at $39.95. The best, deal, however is to purchase the Total Access Pass to and Bucknuts The Magazine for $99.95. This one-time purchase gets you access to the premium web site and the next 10 issues (one year) of Bucknuts The Magazine.

In actuality, you get full access to all of premium message boards (including Ask The Insiders, The Buckeye Grove and the Club Subscriber Basketball Board) on and access to ALL premium news content on network!

And that's not all: For a limited time, new Total Access Pass subscribers will also receive a one-year subscription (60 issues) of The Sporting News. That is quite a bargain – all for $99.95.

We think the November issue will be one of the best we have produced, particularly with the Recruiting Yearbook stitched inside.

Regarding the November edition of Bucknuts The Magazine, we have Dave Biddle's article on the heartbeat of OSU athletics, the cheerleading squad. I am especially proud of the two-page spread we have with a great panoramic shot of Ohio Stadium and a group photo of the cheerleaders at one of the early season games.

But, wait, there is more.

Charles Babb has features on new OSU assistant football coach and former player John Peterson as well as starting punter Kyle Turano, a former walk-on converted to scholarship status during the preseason.

Biddle also has a look at starting tight end Ryan Hamby and his emerging role in the Ohio State offense.

I take a look at the future of the Buckeyes, in some respects. I have features on quarterback Todd Boeckman, tailback Erik Haw and kicker Jonathan Skeete, all of whom were intending to redshirt this season. Boeckman, of course, has been a Buckeye fan since his childhood days at St. Henry, Ohio. Haw was a prolific prep running back at nearby Columbus Independence. Skeete was a late addition to OSU's 2004 recruiting class, signing with the Buckeyes this past summer.

Our Gary Housteau scores nicely with photos and a story on Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis defensive end Doug Worthington, a national top-100 player who committed to the Buckeyes in September.

Our Duane Long also takes this opportunity to share insights on his own national All-American team, including several OSU verbals already.

We also look back at the past of Ohio State football. In anticipation of the 101st rendition of The Game on Nov. 20, I take a look back at Ohio State's landmark win over Michigan some 30 years ago in 1974.

Plus, Biddle has a "Where Are They Now" type feature on Mike Tomczak, the quarterback who led the 1984 Buckeyes to a win over Michigan and an outright Big Ten championship – OSU's last.

And, I am back with part two of my lookback feature at the 2003 Fiesta Bowl – OSU's national championship win over Miami (Fla.). We started the series in October with a look at each team's season coming into the Fiesta Bowl. In this edition, we look at what was said and reported about each team in the four weeks leading up to the match-up. In future editions, I will chronicle all four quarters and both overtime periods of the Fiesta Bowl. Plus, we'll look at the aftermath of that win.

Basketball season is right around the corner. In this issue, I have a profile on new men's assistant Dan Peters. Plus, Kyle Lamb has a feature on Bowling Green transfer Ronald Lewis and Biddle has a look at top women's returnee Caity Matter.

I also preview the 2004-05 men's hockey season and Biddle has a look at the women's soccer team.

Look For October Issue On Newsstands

Our October edition – devoted to the Ohio State marching band – is on newsstands now across the Buckeye state. We urge you to keep an eye out for this special 80-page edition.

In this issue, our Biddle does a nice job examining the culture surrounding the Ohio State marching band. He speaks with the band's director, Dr. Jon Woods, on topics ranging from how band members are selected to how musical pieces are arranged for the band and on to how the band has evolved to where it is today. Biddle also has a look at the all-important drum major position, manned this year by Eric Sommer.

I chime in as well with my special look at the various traditions surrounding the band. We talk about Script Ohio, the "Buckeye Battle Cry" and much more.

There is a ton of football coverage – as always – in this edition of Bucknuts The Magazine. We start it off with a look at the four captains for the 2004 season, Dustin Fox, Simon Fraser, Mike Nugent and Lydell Ross. In fact, we have a neat picture of the four of them together right after they were chosen as the captains in late August.

Biddle also scores nicely with his lookback at the 1984 season turned in by Heisman Trophy runner-up Keith Byars. It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed by since Byars trampled Illinois for a then-school record 274 yards and five touchdowns. I feel honored, in fact, to say I was in the Horseshoe that day.

I also have a lookback feature of a different kind. It has been one of my personal goals to write a book on the 2003 Fiesta Bowl – OSU's national championship win over Miami (Fla.). However, I am going to do this book in a different fashion. I am going to share excerpts of it here in Bucknuts The Magazine each month as I write them. This month, I start the series with a look at how and why Ohio State and Miami were tapped to play for the national championship.

Our Gary Housteau also comes up big this month as he tackles features on starting middle linebacker Mike D'Andrea and nickel back Ashton Youboty. Housteau also has a feature on prized verbal commitment Alex Boone, an offensive lineman from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward.

Charles Babb delivers a powerful piece on OSU freshman defensive tackle Nader Abdallah, whose family has seen more than its fair share of troubles as it fled the Middle East for the U.S. This is a must-read. Babb also has a feature on freshman defensive lineman Alex Barrow.

I take a look at former OSU running back Robert Smith's foray into literature with a look at his book, "The Tip of the Iceberg." Smith examines the way American society looks at athletes and shares his view that life in the spotlight is sometimes not all it is cracked up to be.

Duane Long also comes along this month to provide his look at some of OSU's top football recruiting targets.

Biddle is back with an update on what's been keeping Thad Matta busy since he accepted the OSU men's basketball coaching job in July. In the same vein, Kyle Lamb looks at some of OSU's key basketball recruiting targets. We also share the schedules for the OSU men's and women's basketball teams this winter.

Biddle also introduces new OSU women's gymnastics coach Carey Fagan, while I have an update on how former OSU football recruiting coordinator Bill Conley is keeping busy these days.

So there you have it, an update on what's happening with Bucknuts The Magazine. We urge you to check it out. Click the link below for ordering instructions.

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