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The Sports Page: Baseball Buckeyes Preview

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Baseball Buckeyes Preview

The skies above Columbus may be gray, but Ohio State’s baseball team has spring on its mind. Coming off a 25-25 campaign, including a 13-11 mark in Big Ten play, the Buckeyes open up the 2012 season this weekend with the Big Ten/ Big East Challenge in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Bucks are slated to […]

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The Sports Page: Buckeyes Tame Lions, Remain Unbeaten at Home

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Buckeyes Tame Lions, Remain Unbeaten at Home

You know how sometimes an underdog team comes into hostile territory, plays beyond their ability, and wins to the delight of “the little guy” everywhere? This was not one of those times. The #4 Ohio State University Buckeyes showed why they are the class of the Big Ten Wednesday night with an emphatic 78-54 victory […]

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The Sports Page: Renting a Team

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Renting a Team

Every year around this time I am faced with a question: whom should I support in the Super Bowl? Since my natural team, the Cleveland Browns, have never reached the Super Bowl (sigh) I am forced to briefly align myself with another team’s colors. I call it “Renting a Team.” I only need to support […]

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The Sports Page: Canucks Come Back to Burn Jackets

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Canucks Come Back to Burn Jackets

To picture a Columbus Blue Jackets fan is to imagine a Midwesterner in a hockey jersey screaming, “Come On!” for eleven years. Many Jackets faithful again left Nationwide Arena shaking their heads after Monday night’s disappointing 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver improves to 1-0-1 on the year while Columbus falls to 0-3-0, the […]

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The Sports Page: Crew Sells Out Stadium for Loss to Galaxy

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Crew Sells Out Stadium for Loss to Galaxy

Agonizing. That’s the best word to describe the Columbus Crew’s brutal 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of a sold-out crowd of black-clad Ohioans on Saturday. Ninety three minutes of splendid defense was undone by one bounce of the ball. Neither team threatened to score very seriously during the first half. Like […]

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The Sports Page: Crew Falls to Seattle

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Crew Falls to Seattle

Columbus Crew Week in Review: There is something about the Seattle Sounders that the Columbus Crew cannot seem to figure out. In six regular season matchups since 2009, the Sounders first MLS season, the Crew lugs a tawdry 0-3-3 record against Seattle. The Puzzle in Green and Blue were victorious once again on Saturday with […]

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The Sports Page: Crew Downs Union, Update on Attendance and Pricing

 Corey Barnes The Sports Page: Crew Downs Union, Update on Attendance and Pricing

Columbus Crew Week in Review: Some uncharacteristically early offense plus a key penalty fueled the Columbus Crew’s 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at Crew Stadium. The “W”  secures the Crew’s first place slotting in the Eastern Conference and gives them two consecutive victories. In NBA Jam/Beer Pong parlance, they are heating up. […]

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