With the temperature in the 90s again today in central Ohio, there is no doubt summer is upon us. That must mean it's time for the return of Professionally Speaking, the weekly feature in which BuckeyeSports.com updates you on the comings and goings of your favorite former Buckeyes as they try to ply their trade for pay.
June 13, 2008
Wonder why Evan Turner's shooting percentage has dipped in recent games? Pleased to see Jon Diebler kick in 10 points in the team's win against Dayton? Curious as to why Othello Hunter followed up a career-high rebounding performance with an average one? The answers to these thoughts are all covered in this notebook.
March 30, 2008
There was a fair amount of controversy as Ohio State dropped a tough contest to Michigan State on Friday afternoon in the Big Ten tournament. A span of less than one minute that resulted in five fouls whistled against the Buckeyes changed the flow and the complexion of the game, and a young OSU squad was unable to come up with enough answers down the stretch to pull out the victory.
March 14, 2008
For much of the 2007-08 season, Ohio State postgame press conferences have seemed as much like a hostage situation as a chance to further analyze what had just transpired on the court. Following the team's big victory on senior day against the Michigan State Spartans, it was a much more relaxed team that greeted reporters.
March 10, 2008
When the Buckeyes needed an answer in the second half, they called on freshman center Kosta Koufos who delivered 18 points in an eventual three-point loss to Indiana. Now, with just three regular-season games remaining, Ohio State might be looking to get the ball into the paint more and more as Koufos continues to mature.
February 29, 2008
Despite having out-rebounded the majority of its opponents this season, Ohio State has struggled to clean the glass in conference play. With Minnesota coming to town Saturday night, find out what the Buckeyes are doing to improve their rebounding abilities and how crucial that will be to their quest for a third consecutive Big Ten title.
January 25, 2008
When Ohio State and Florida tip off against each other Saturday afternoon, it marks a rematch of last year's title game and will be the third contest between these two teams in one year. However, that is where the similarities end between the Buckeyes and Gators, who have both undergone significant personnel changes since they squared off last April in Atlanta.
December 21, 2007