Ohio State Football Tops B1G Pre-Media Days Power Rankings

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It’s another national title or bust kind of season for Ohio State football. All the college football preseason preview magazines see at least a final four appearance in Columbus, with two of the three calling a national championship game appearance. Thus, it’s pretty obvious who tops our B1G power rankings pre-Media Day.

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 7-13-17


Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft as it’s just too early. 2017 NFL Draft picks were mostly not taken into account for our projections.

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Bobby Knight Really Sucks as a Human Being, Now Let’s Move on From Him

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Why is Bobby Knight still a thing? We’ve known for several decades already what kind of horrible human being he is. During his 76 years on this planet he’s racked up an infamous resume of deplorable actions that should have long disqualified him from relevance and being worthy of our attention.

Yet here we are again, talking about another disgusting thing Bobby Knight did. This time, he went to give a motivational speech at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and he ended up under investigation from both the FBI and the U.S. Army for groping the female employees.

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Chris Holtmann Leaves Butler for Ohio State Now Official

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Gene Smith, Ohio State Athletics Director, announced the hire of Butler Head Coach Chris Holtmann as the new man to lead Buckeyes men’s basketball. Holtmann agreed to an eight-year contract with Ohio State worth about $3 million annually, Smith said. Final details of the deal are being finalized and will be released at a later date.

Chris Holtmann just signed a lengthy extension at Butler, but it’s par for the course that bigger programs come in and exercise those expensive buyouts.

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Butler Coach Chris Holtmann Now Reported Front-Runner for Ohio State Job

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Chris Holtmann is 70-31 over his three seasons at Butler, making the NCAA Tournament all three times. During his tenure, he’s consistently been barraged with questions about his interest in/connection to open head coaching jobs everywhere.

He’s the consummate professional when it comes to answering all those queries about bigger gigs too; always giving the most banal of platitudes possible. Now he’s going to get a few more queries, as ESPN.com claims he’s the front-runner for the open Ohio State job.

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Five Ohio State Basketball Potential Head Coaching Candidates


Ohio State basketball might be a top 15 level job nationally. Certainly, it has the potential to be one of the highest compensated in the nation. Indeed THE Ohio State University has one of the wealthiest and most lucrative athletic departments around.

However, this late in the cycle, I can’t really see Columbus landing one of the top tier candidates. Federal law mandates you include Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall in any coaching search column, but I just can’t see that realistically happening. The evil Koch brothers funnel so much money into that school that he earns over $3 million a year.

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Thad Matta is Out at Ohio St. and the Reasons Why are Complicated

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Thad Matta has done so much for Ohio State basketball that he truly deserves to leave on his own terms. Technically, on the surface level he has done exactly that, as he announced his resignation today, effective immediately.

In reality though, OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith essentially claimed responsibility for the decision. Matta, the all-time leader in wins (337) and games coached (460) in Ohio State history, announced that he’s stepping down at a news conference that he and Smith held today. During the session, Smith essentially said that recruiting woes are the reason a regime change has been made, which means Thad Matta was actually forced out.

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Ohio State Football: Preseason Magazines See National Championship Appearance


It’s another national title or bust kind of season for Ohio State football. All the college football preseason preview magazines see at least a final four appearance in Columbus, with two of the three calling a national championship game appearance. Perhaps Lindy’s says it best: “It’s Ohio State. As ever, the Buckeyes have the best talent in the league.”

Athlon also sees Ohio State football winning the B1G East, ranking the team 2nd nationally. The magazine projects them to finish 12-1 overall, 8-1 in the league and to play Alabama for the national championship.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-17 FINAL Edition


Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update….and we’ve already updated our 2018 NFL mock draft twice!

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA round two), 2017 MLB mock draft and 2017 NHL mock draft coming soon.

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Michigan Football Set to Challenge Ohio State’s NFL Draft Record

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Michigan football is sixth all time with 351 total NFL Draft selections. Only USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Nebraska have more. The Wolverines’ arch-rival, Ohio State, hold the record for total selections from one school in a single draft, 14, set in 2004.

Could this group of Michigan football players moving on to the pros come close to that mark? Maybe even tie it? I really didn’t even think it was possible until a reporter brought it up towards the end of Mike Mayock’s media conference call.

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Ohio State Football: the Kentucky Wildcats of the NFL Draft


Ohio State football has become the Kentucky Wildcats of the gridiron– a class of 5-star prospects enter the program every year while another class of blue chips leaves school early for the professional ranks.

In both Lexington and Columbus, it’s “succeed and proceed,” “plug n play,” “rinse and repeat” each season.

The NBA allows “one and done,” but in football you need to be out of high school for at least three years. As a junior you can “three and flee,” or as a redshirt sophomore you’re eligible for a “two and tutelo.” As Stephen Colbert told John Calipari when he had him on his show, it must rhyme in order for it to be valid.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List


Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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