Now that 2012 is over, it's time to take a look back at the best (and worst) of Ohio State athletics during the calendar year. Check out the top five players, moments and more of the year that was in this piece.
January 2, 2013
It's no secret that college basketball teams have had trouble shooting the ball in massive domed venues the past few seasons, but Ohio State doesn't expect that to be a problem heading into Saturday's Final Four game with Kansas in the Superdome.
It hasn't been easy being William Buford during the 2011-12 Ohio State basketball season. The team's lone senior is among the statistical leaders in the storied history of the program, but his final campaign has been littered with ups and downs. Coming off one a performance that could be described as the latter on Thursday, Buford hopes to shine in the Elite Eight.
Following their loss to Michigan State in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State senior William Buford discusses the benefit of playing a team like Michigan State heading into the NCAA tournament.
The No. 10 Ohio State basketball team captured at least a share of its third consecutive Big Ten title with a 72-70 win at Michigan State on Sunday. Senior William Buford helped deliver that title by burying the biggest shot of his career.
Ohio State senior William Buford's final home game didn't end how he wanted to. Watch as the guard talks about losing two of their last three home games, as well as what went wrong on his senior night.
February 27, 2012
On Sunday night, Ohio State senior William Buford participated in his final home game in Columbus. Watch the senior's recognition.
February 27, 2012
The freshman version of William Buford didn't think he'd be at Ohio State long enough to leave a lasting legacy. Four years later – as the only player from the 2008 recruiting class remaining on the Buckeyes' roster – he's not sure how fans will remember him. His legacy is still to be determined.
February 25, 2012