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The Sports Page: A Reflection on Perfection

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: A Reflection on Perfection

With Saturday’s 26-21 victory over That School Up North, The Ohio State University Buckeyes did what few believed they could: capped off a perfect season. The Buckeyes won four non-conference games followed by a clean sweep of the conference to finish a sparkling 12-0. Unfortunately, because the Oakland Raiders’ third string quarterback wanted some free […]

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Plenty to Play for

 Corey Barnes Plenty to Play for

The Ohio State University Buckeyes are in the running for a national championship. No, they are not allowed to play in the Big Ten Title game. No, they are not allowed to appear in any bowl game, BCS or otherwise. But these Buckeyes can still win a division, get a t-shirt, and potentially add another […]

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The Sports Page: Happy Retirement, Omar

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Happy Retirement, Omar

On Thursday, after an illustrious 24-year career, Omar Vizquel pulled off a move many thought he couldn’t manage: he retired. The acrobatic shortstop who dazzled and delighted fans in five cities over the years finally hung up his cleats at the age of 45. Omar was the oldest player in the league this year while […]

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The Sports Page: Nittany Lions Neutered*

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Nittany Lions Neutered*

*Note: This article may be vacated at a later date at the discretion of the NCAA On Monday the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced its punishment for the Penn State University Nittany Lions football program. The department came under scrutiny as a result of the Jerry Sandusky trial, subsequent Freeh Report, and litany of sex […]

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An Open Letter to Cleveland: Time to Move On

 Corey Barnes An Open Letter to Cleveland: Time to Move On

Dear Cleveland, Our long regional nightmare is over. There are no jerseys left to burn, no jokes left to tweet, and the bar is out of beer. The Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA Champions. This is a fact. That means two things: Akron native LeBron James has earned a championship ring, and Cleveland State […]

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Buckeyes Find Relief, Offense in Upsetting Penn State

 Corey Barnes

Seven days ago, before playing their last regular season series, the Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team did not know if they would qualify for the Big Ten Tournament. Fast forward one week and Penn State wishes they hadn’t. The sixth seeded Buckeyes scored nine runs in the last two innings to cap off a 12-5 comeback win over […]

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Buying Out Baseball

 Corey Barnes Buying Out Baseball

How much is tradition worth? How big does the check need to be before beloved sports practices gain corporate sponsors? Or is there no such figure? I read an article recently about the “inevitability” of advertising on jerseys in American sports in following the European soccer tradition. The article, which can be found here, predicts that Major League […]

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